Taking Care of Business

Sustainability doesn’t just apply to the environment. See how these local businesses have managed to stand the test of time.

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The family Coon aboard the Trilogy in 1977. Standing: Capt. Eldon Coon, Capt. Randy Coon, Jeff Landereth, Capt. James Coon; Jeanette Coon (Eldon’s wife), Jennifer Landereth (3yr), Jesse Landereth (19mo), Pattie Coon-Speer. The business is now run by Jame’s and Randy’s adult children (not pictured).

Trilogy Excursions
Est. 1973

The Coon family operated a successful charter boat business in Southeast Alaska until a shipwreck in 1969 forced them to start over in Seattle. The family built a brand-new 50-foot trimaran which they christened Trilogy, and they eventually ended up on Maui. In 1973, the “Sailing Coon Family” debuted Trilogy Excursions.

Today, the family-run company has a fleet of six luxury catamarans which are sometimes still captained by one of the Coons. Guests can book a snorkeling tour, a whale watch, or a sunset cruise, and can voyage to destinations like Lāna‘i, Molokini Crater and Honolua Bay. There’s also an underwater reef cleanup tour for those who want to give back, and a captain’s sunset dinner sail that includes a chef-prepared four-course gourmet meal. And, insider secret: if you happen to set sail during daylight hours, be sure to try one of Mom Coon’s cinnamon rolls — they are legendary.

SailTrilogy.com | 808.661.4743 | IG @sailtrilogy | FB @Sail.Trilogy

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