2023 & 2024 MAHINA OCEAN EXPEDITIONS

2023 expeditions will be conducted on three boats in three geographical locations: the Scottish Isles, the wild west coast of Vancouver Island and in New Zealand. Over a 10-day expedition you’ll sail approximately 300 – 450 miles, completing at least one 150-mile overnight passage while learning to deal with huge tides and current in dramatic and remote cruising areas. You’ll master traditional, celestial and electronic navigation, storm tactics, Lifesling overboard rescue and gain many valuable skills and experiences. Don’t hesitate to ask about the waiting list if the expedition you’re interested in is listed as filled, as I do get cancellations, particularly when some expeditions sell out nearly one year ahead.

AS OF JULY 20th, ALL 2022 EXPEDITIONS ARE SOLD OUT. Sorry.

Applications are coming in much earlier than normal for 2023 expeditions.

Price: $5,000 per berth.

Questions? Email me: sailing@mahina.com.

2023 Scottish Isles

Starting in Oban, sailing through the Inner and Outer Hebrides, to St. Kilda, the Orkney Islands, Fair Isle and as far north as Shetland aboard an Elan 43. Some of the best sailing and cruising grounds in the world! Similar expeditions in 2022 were very successful.

Price: $5000 per person.

Leg 1: April 23-May 2: Oban, Barra, St Kilda, Stornoway:

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3 berths available


Leg 2: May 4-13: Stornoway, Fair Isle, Kirkwall (Orkney):

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4 berths available


Leg 3: May 15-24: Kirkwall, Fair Isle, Shetland, Stornoway:

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6 berths available


Leg 4: May 25-June 3: Stornoway, Skye, Oban:

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5 berths available


Cancellations regularly occur and all you need to do to be wait listed is send in an application, without deposit.

IDENTICAL PROGRAMS OFFERED IN 2024 IN SCOTLAND and the dates all start and end one day earlier.

2023 Pacific Northwest

British Columbia and Washington aboard Obelix, a Garcia Exploration 45.

Price: $5,000 per person.

Leg 5 – 2023: July 8 – 17: Bellingham, WA up the Inside Passage to Port Hardy, BC (northern end of Vancouver Island)

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6 berths available


Leg 6 – 2023: July 19 – 28: Port Hardy, BC down the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, through the San Juans to end in Bellingham

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4 berths available


Leg 7 – 2023: September 2 – 11: Bellingham, WA 1/3 the way up the wild west coast of Vancouver Island to Ucluelet, BC

Weather permitting, we plan to sail as far north as Nootka Sound, before heading south to Ucluelet.

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5 berths available


Leg 8 – 2023: September 13 – 22: Ucluelet, BC to Bellingham, WA

Weather permitting, we plan to sail as far north as Nootka Sound before heading south.

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6 berths available

2023 New Zealand

Departing Auckland, sailing offshore to Great Barrier Island, non-stop to the Bay of Islands, then coastwise back to Auckland aboard Bella Rossa, a Bavaria 46.

Price: $5,000 per person,

Leg 9 – 2023: October 28 – November 6

4 berths available


Leg 10 – 2023: November 13 – 22

3 berths available

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