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Experience the Hawaiian waters and sights without the crowds on one of these amazing and customizable private charters! You can choose where you want to go, what time you’d like to depart, and what you want to do! A personal captain and crew is at your disposal. Sailing sunset cruise, powerboat to the best snorkel spots, zodiac into sea caves…depending on what day you what, we have a boat for you!

If you’re interested in other private charters that are not mentioned on this page, call us for more details. Also, for private fishing or whale watching, please visit their pages for more details and to make a reservation.

A few things that all these boats will have in common:
1) A captain / crew will be included with these rates. The exact size of your crew will depend upon the size of the boat and the number in your party.
2) Crew gratuity is not included in these rates, and they do work in the service industry and rely on the generosity of those who have received great service for a significant portion of their income. Just like a waiter in a restaurant … we suggest a 15-20% gratuity paid onboard to the crew if you are happy with their service.
3) The maximum capacity for each boat includes ALL passengers regardless of age. A party of four adults and three children can’t go on a boat that is only licensed for 6 passengers, no matter how little the kids are. A person is a person for state boat license requirements.

Aloha Kai – 27 foot power catamaran Aloha Kai

Aloha Kai is a great affordable choice for a small family private charter to snorkel destinations along the West Maui coastline or to go whale watching between Maui and Lanai. The minimum charter length is 2 hours for whale watching or sightseeing, or 3 hours for snorkeling.

Depart from: Lahaina Harbor

Capacity:  6 guests plus crew

Vessel: 27 foot power catamaran

Gear provided: Reefsafe sunscreen, snorkel gear. Catering options available for breakfast and snacks ($10pp) and lunch ($5pp)

BYOB for Alcohol: Yes, alcohol permitted to be brought on board but no glass containers.

Restrictions:  Minimum age 3. No one with neck or back injuries and no one pregnant.

Cancellation Policy:  Minimum notice 48 hours before the start of the charter.

Wiki Wahine – 27 foot Rigid Hull Inflatable Wihi Wahine

Wiki Wahine is a great size for medium-sized groups or extended family outings. She is large enough to be comfortable but small enough to provide an adventurous ride. The minimum charter length is 2 hours for whale watching or sightseeing, or 3 hours for snorkeling … 5 hours if you’d like to cross the channel for a trip to Lanai.

Depart from: Lahaina Harbor

Capacity:  18 guests plus crew (limited to 12 guests during Covid-19)

Vessel: 27 foot raft

Gear provided: Reefsafe sunscreen, snorkel gear. Catering options available for breakfast and snacks ($10pp) and lunch ($5pp).

BYOB for Alcohol: Yes, alcohol permitted to be brought on board but no glass containers.

Restrictions:  Minimum age 3. No one with neck or back injuries and no one pregnant.

Cancellation Policy:  Minimum notice 48 hours before the start of the charter.

Wahine Kai – 43 foot Rigid Hull Inflatable Wahine Kai

Wahine Kai is the largest Rigid Hull Inflatable available for private charter. The vessel features an easy-access swim platform at the stern and a marine head on board. The minimum charter length is 2 hours for whale watching or sightseeing, or 3 hours for snorkeling … 5 hours if you’d like to cross the channel for a trip to Lanai.

Depart from: Lahaina Harbor

Capacity:  24 guests plus crew (limited to 16 guests during Covid-19)

Vessel: 43 foot raft

Gear provided: Reefsafe sunscreen, snorkel gear. Catering options available for breakfast and snacks ($10pp) and lunch ($5pp).

BYOB for Alcohol: Yes, alcohol permitted to be brought on board but no glass containers.

Restrictions:  Minimum age 3. No one with neck or back injuries and no one pregnant.

Cancellation Policy:  Minimum notice 48 hours before the start of the charter.

Makai Adventures Sailing Boatmakai-adventures-sailing

Makai Adventures is a Maui owned and operated business. Along with first class service, their crew loves sharing information about marine life, Hawaiian history, and local knowledge. The Captains have US Coast Guard licenses and certifications, and the entire team is First Aid & CPR certified. They also provide a naturalist & in-water guide who will give you personalized instructions in the water. Makai Adventures’ sailing boat, Kainani, is perfect for those who want to experience the thrill of a sailing adventure. You and your party can enjoy the sights, relax on the bow, or learn how to sail! Kainani features a shaded cockpit, swim step, 3 cabins, solar power, and 2 bathrooms. Relaxing sunset sails, snorkeling and sailing trips, thrilling performance sails, multi-day, live-aboard adventures…anything is possible!

Depart from: Ka’anapali Beach

Capacity:  6

Vessel: 43 foot Beneteau Oceanis

Gear provided: Highest quality Cressi Brand snorkel gear, dry snorkels, frameless masks, adjustable fins, and optional flotation belts.

BYOB for Alcohol: Yes, alcohol permitted to be brought.

Note:  The sailboat departs from Ka’anapali beach, and they load onto a zodiac first.  Guests must be able to walk through the sand and climb a short ladder.  If you would like to be picked up from Lahaina Harbor, they need to be notified at least a week in advance to arrange it.  

Cancellation Policy:  Must be made at least 7 days before the start of the charter.

Makai Adventures Powerboatmakai-adventures-13

Along with their sailing vessel mentioned above, Makai Adventures also offers a private charter aboard their powerboat, Kainalu (ocean wave). This vessel was custom built for small group experiences, and it is 12 feet across, which is more comfortable than any other raft. Kainalu has a smoother ride, back rests, cushioned seats, and you can effortlessly move around the vessel. Other features include a large swim step, swim stairs, on board restroom and a freshwater shower. The possibilities are endless with Makai Adventures… Whale watching, sightseeing, snorkeling! This private charter is perfect for a group activity, memorable family getaway, or just a brand new adventure!

Depart from: Lahaina Harbor

Capacity: 24

Vessel: Powerboat

Gear provided: Highest quality Cressi Brand snorkel gear, dry snorkels, frameless masks, adjustable fins, and optional flotation belts.

BYOB for Alcohol: Yes, alcohol permitted to be brought on board but no glass containers.

Cancellation Policy: Must be made at least 7 days before the start of the charter.

Blue Water Raftingblue-water-rafting-coastline

Blue Water Rafting is an excellent option for groups staying in a resort at Wailea, Makena, or a South Kihei condo property. Their zodiac raft is perfect for the adventure seekers!  Swim with sea turtles, explore sea caves, go dolphin or whale watching… the choice is yours!

Minimum length before 11am: 4 hours

Minimum length after 11am: 2 hours

Depart from:  Kihei small boat ramp

Capacity:  24 guests plus crew (limited to 12 during Covid-19)

Vessel:  Zodiac raft

Gear provided: Snorkel gear. Lunch included for charters of 4+ hours.

BYOB for Alcohol: No, alcohol NOT permitted to be brought on board.

Restrictions: They do not allow pregnant women or those with neck or back injuries. They could accommodate a younger child with the understanding that this may change destination or itinerary with respect to wind and sea conditions.

Cancellation Policy:  Must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the charter.

 

Xian – 36 foot SpeedboatXian Speedboat

Xian is beautiful and spacious vessel for up to a party of 6. They are a great option for a diverse day as they include BOTH snorkel AND fishing gear.

Minimum length before 11am: 4 hours

Minimum length after 11am: 2 hours

Depart from:  Kihei small boat ramp

Capacity:  6

Vessel:  Zodiac raft

Gear provided: Snorkel gear. Lunch and beverages included for charters of 4+ hours.

BYOB for Alcohol: No, alcohol NOT permitted to be brought on board.

Restrictions: They do not allow pregnant women or those with neck or back injuries. Minimum age 4.

Cancellation Policy:  Must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the charter.

Note: Mandatory gratuity of $50 per hour.

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NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do private charters on their second day in port. For all charters, we recommend a rental car as the drive to Kihei Boat Ramp is about 25 minutes, Lahaina Harbor is about 50 minutes, and Ka’anapali is about an hour. Rates vary throughout the year but start around $40 per day in low season; see our rental car page for more information.

 

Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do Aloha Kai, Wiki Wahine, Wahine Kai, and Kainalu as these vessels all depart from the same harbor where your tender arrives. The sailing vessel Kainani would also be possible, but would require a 10-15 minute cab ride to Ka’anapali. Blue Water Rafting and Xian are not practical for Lahaina cruise ship passengers.

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