Private boat charter ideas for Trip

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Looking for a private boat charter in Maui with just your friend and family? Private boat charters are the perfect tour option for getting out on the warm tropical waters of the pacific ocean. Here are some ideas for your private boat charter in Maui!

Private boat charter ideas

Private Boat Charter for Family Fun!

Family vacation on Maui is a special time to take a break from work and school and reconnect with your loved ones. Spending time with family on a private raft charter brings together adventure, fun and creates lots of memories!

Booking a private boat charter gives you the flexibility to choose the duration of your trip, so if you have little ones, it can be shorter, or if you have teenagers, adventurous destinations and a longer tour can be booked! Private charters for whale watching or snorkeling are best shared on smaller rafting vessels which makes traveling to the destination quicker and so much more fun!

Private Boat Charters for Romantic Couples

Couples travel to Maui for romance, adventure and reconnection. Lahaina private boat charters are the perfect way to spend some romantic time with your special someone. Learn to snorkel together, see tropical fish, green sea turtles and wild dolphins!

Experience one of the last great animal migrations and whale watch on a private boat departing Lahaina Harbor, Maui. BOYB, so morning mimosas or afternoon drinks are welcomed and Hawaii style catering by Down the Hatch Restaurant are a great way to share Maui’s tropical taste with your better half.

Private Boat Charters for Group Parties

Private charters are the best way to host a boat party! Wedding party boat trip? Work or corporate party boat trip? Our private rafting boat charters departing Lahaina Harbor, Maui are the perfect option! Hosting your party includes snorkeling or whale watching or both!

Snorkel mask, fins and reef safe sunscreen are included in your snorkel adventure. Whale watching tours are fascinating and educational with our marine naturalist guides! Looking for Ono Grindz? We have catering options that include breakfast, lunch and snacks. Gluten free and vegan lunch needed? No problem, our fresh lunch wraps have gluten free and vegan options so everyone can enjoy the food at your party!

Private Boat Charter Cost

How much is a private charter boat?

Private boat charters are not priced per person, they are priced per hour. The per hour cost of a private boat charter in Maui depends on the size and style of vessel.
We offer 3 styles of vessels to choose from for your private boat charter!

ALOHA KAI | $250/hr

Aloha Kai Private boat charter

Aloha Kai is our 27 foot power cat. With 60% shade, this smooth ride holds up to 6 guests and allows for tanning at the bow of the boat, and close to water interactions for go-pro footage of passing dolphins or whales. This vessel is also used by our research partners and to respond to whale entanglements, making this vessel all around a great boating option!

WIKI WAHINE | $325/hr

Wiki Wahine Private boat charter

Wiki Wahine and her sister vessel WahineHana are 27 foot hard bottom inflatable rafts modeled after coastguard rescue rafts. They seat up to 18 guests, are 70% shade and the inflatable pontoon around the edge of the vessel makes for a fun boat ride as you travel from snorkel stop to adventure spot. Also low to the water, these rafts are excellent for closer encounters with turtles, dolphins and whales!

WAHINE KAI | $500/hr

Wahine Kai Private boat charter

Wahine Kai is our latest addition to the fleet. She is a 43 foot hard bottom inflatable raft that seats up to 26 guests. Extra amenities include more shade, a restroom onboard and a freshwater shower. In addition to the pontoon style seating, Wahine Kai has a dozen bench style seats for a comfy laid back boat cruise.

What’s Included and What to Bring

Our private charters include the vessel, captain and crew! Private Maui snorkel tours include snorkel gear and complimentary reef safe sunscreen! If you want food and beverages, catering options are available and can be customized for your party! You can bring your own snacks and it’s also BYOB (just no glass containers because everyone is barefoot onboard!)

Bring your swimsuit, hat, sunglasses and towel. Even though Maui has warm tropical weather, winder can be a little cool on the water, so a light jacket or wetsuit top can be helpful for your on the water adventures! Camera and underwater cameras are a plus for filming marine life while snorkeling or whale and dolphin watching.

Decision Time

So how many hours do you book and what size vessel is right for your private boat charter in Maui?

Private boat charters are a 2 hour minimum, and 2 hours is perfect for whale watching on a private boat charters! A 3 hours Maui snorkeling tour includes snorkeling 1-2 stops and 4 hours will get you to the island of Lanai to snorkel and look for dolphins!

Whale watch and snorkeling combo tours are available as well! If your private group is 6 or less guests, our Aloha Kai vessel is perfect for private charters for whale watching or snorkeling tours! Groups up to 18 can book Wiki Wahine and Wahine Hana. Wahine Kai has space for up to 26 guests and is our largest vessel in the fleet.

Private charters are always a great way to connect with those closest to you! And even more this season as friends and family are looking for ways to social distance and still enjoy Maui’s adventures!

Check out our vessels and private charter options and book your custom book charter tour!