Trilogy Excursions has been operating premium sailing catamaran tours on Maui and Lānaʻi that lead the industry in Hawaiian hospitality, safety standards and sustainable ecotourism. Family owned and operated by the “Sailing Coon Family," Trilogy has been awarded numerous accolades; voted the #1 Sea Activity on Maui in 2018, the 2017 Ecotour of the Year, and ranked by TripAdvisor as the #5 Tour Company in the U.S.A. Every team member from entry-level deckhand to the most senior Captain goes through extensive training that has earned Trilogy the reputation for being the very best in the industry. In addition to preserving the ancient art of sailing, Trilogy continuously strives to embody the Hawaiian cultural value of hospitality, known as Ho‘okipa. Unlike the large power catamarans that carry upwards of 149 passengers, Trilogy’s boats average 40-50 guests. Patrons aboard are afforded a more spacious sailing experience, allowing their crew to provide individualized attention with superior quality of service. This includes the crew learning the names of all guests and treating each individual like part of the ‘ohana (family). This level of customer service has won the repeat loyalty of guests and their word-of-mouth recommendations, allowing Trilogy to remain as Maui’s #1 Sailing company for the past 45 years.
Trilogy’s lead Special Events Coordinator, Jenny Coon, moved to Maui in December of 2009 after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Auburn University. In 2012, she joined Trilogy with two years of experience as an Assistant Manager in Recreation for the Four Seasons Resort Wailea. Trilogy was the perfect blend of jobs she loved most: assisting guests in the planning of their Maui vacation and delivering 5-star experiences. Soon after her arrival at Trilogy she met and fell in love with one of Trilogy’s Captains, Riley Coon. They wed shortly thereafter. Having organized a successful destination wedding week for her family and friends visiting from all parts of the US, she realized she not only enjoyed timelines, details, and working with vendors but was actually an expert at planning and sticking to a budget! Jenny quickly put this same enthusiasm and expertise into Trilogy’s Weddings department, and since then has been the lead coordinator on over 100 wedding events. Her experience and dedication to excellence allows every Trilogy bride the comfort and assurance in knowing their special day is in the best of hands.
“I love my first meeting with a bride. Their excitement is contagious and how they see their wedding day unfold is always unique. I see my role as a facilitator of their dream—together we vet out the yes’s and no’s, and then I get the privilege of making their dream wedding come to life” - Jenny
Trilogy’s Assistant Special Events Coordinator, Taryn Johnson, is the newest addition to the Trilogy Weddings team. Though she’s only lived in Maui since April 2016, Taryn has quickly fallen in love with the beauty and magic of the island. After working in Events & Marketing in Boston, MA, for three years, Taryn ditched the cold weather and bought a one-way ticket to Maui to fulfill her dreams. With experience in large-scale event planning and customer service, Taryn was the perfect fit for Trilogy’s Special Events team and has loved the challenges and excitement of hosting events on the water. Taryn earned her B.A. in Media Arts and Entertainment at Elon University where she built on her creativity and passion for entertainment. She’s always loved hosting her own parties and celebrations, so naturally, she has loved working with brides and grooms from all over the world to create fun and memorable weddings. Taryn brings her passion and precision to each event. Her ability to achieve the unique vision of each couple is her personal measure of success.
“The first wedding that I worked with Trilogy brought tears to my eyes. There’s just nothing quite like a Maui sunset as the backdrop for your wedding! It’s a thrill to be able to share this island’s charm with each and every couple that I work with.” - Taryn
Trilogy’s Director of Sales and Marketing, LiAnne Driessen, has over 9 years of experience working within the ocean recreation and hospitality industry. She has coordinated countless events for specialized groups ranging in size from 50-300 people. Her background in Conference, Meeting, and Incentive travel, lent itself naturally into wedding coordination and specialized group charters. LiAnne received her M.B.A from the University of Portland with a focus in Marketing. This niche study has lent itself to the creative planning process with her clients: specifically, in structuring the complex timeline of a wedding week and the budgeting that goes along with it. LiAnne is sensitive to follow the vision of each guest while bringing inspired ideas to add that extra pop of “WOW” to her client’s special day.
“My passion is to create experiences that bring people to a state of bliss. There is a wonderful escalation of energy in a well-planned wedding-week. Each day’s event is thoughtfully put together to allow friends, family, and first-time acquaintances the chance to interact and bond over shared laughs and activities” - LiAnne
Our dream came to fruition in 2011 when we combined Trilogy’s 45 years of impeccable service, a luxury fleet of sailing catamarans, Maui’s breathtaking beauty and a dedicated duo of creative coordinators. Over the past eight years, we’ve been able to weave together romantic sea-side vows with the class and elegance of traditional wedding elements. Each wedding and event we coordinate is unique: from the menu selections to décor, florals, entertainment, and ceremony styles. Our coordination and planning services will give you the attention you deserve so that your vision will become a reality. Get excited to tie the knot - we are here to eliminate all the stress and uncertainties of planning a destination wedding!
We offer unique venues on luxury sailing catamarans, and on the neighboring island of Lana’i, as well as full-coordination services for both weddings & events of all types. We work with a multitude of vendors across the island, and have a preferred list of trusted individuals that we will always recommend first.