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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We had jokingly told Harry and Mora that the New Dungeness Lighthouse offered fresh waffles….so we received a wonderful surprise when Barbara, who is a

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Harry and Mora strike an early morning pose at New Dungeness Lighthouse. Can you see Obelix?

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Owen on the lookout for fog ahead as we head for Dungeness Spit after a day out in the Pacific Ocean.