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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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2 days 11 hours ago

A wonderful trail walk on Yellow Island.

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3 days 5 hours ago

Serenity at the New Dungeness Lighthouse, a 5-mile hike on the sandspit beach to reality or a foggy sail across the Strait of Juan de

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3 days 5 hours ago

It's tempting to swim ashore to visit the lighthouse....with the rewards of a hot shower back on the yacht...perhaps on our next visit.