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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With our last day arrival at Squalicum Harbor the teaching continues with 3-strand splicing.

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3 days 18 hours ago

A late afternoon going aloft class at Lopez Island before the cold front arrives bringing rain.

Mahina Offshore Services is in Shaw Island, Washington.

4 days 17 hours ago

Guess who was the only taker for a morning swim at Shaw Island.