Mahina Offshore Services was founded in 1976 with my book, Log of the Mahina, that chronicled my sailing adventures through the South Pacific. This book launched offshore cruising seminars, boat selection consultations and starting in the 1990, offshore sail-training expeditions.

If you’re keen to gather knowledge and experience to accomplish your cruising goals safely and successfully, I’m here to help mentor you.

John Neal

An analysis of the boats you are currently considering, discussing design, construction quality, seaworthiness, safety, speed, and comfort.

Mahina Expeditions are exciting offshore sail-training experiences that include mastering seamanship, navigation, and heavy weather tactics.

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Mahina Offshore Services is at Strait of Juan De Fuca.

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Yikes!!! Look what's making landfall shortly! A very challenging week ahead as one low after another batters the Washington and BC coast a couple of

Mahina Offshore Services is in Bellingham, Washington.

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What a treat having Costco, Haggen's and Trader Joe's all within 10 minutes of Obie's berth. Provisioning has never been easier!

Mahina Offshore Services is at Strait of Juan De Fuca.

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Successful menu - with excellent help from expedition members, this gets easier and easier!