Private Charter

We're proud to offer top-quality private charters, arranged to meet your needs, budget and style of adventure. We can accommodate any size group, up to 450 passengers.

We offer a wide array of live entertainment, themes, and meal/beverage options. Whether you want a champagne sunset cruise or a sit-down five-course meal, a barbecue at sea or a deluxe seafood buffet, a quiet sailing dinner or a high-energy corporate party, we can arrange it for you.

We always provide knowledgeable experts to lead your guests on a guided snorkeling tour or a VIP whalewatch. We can also provide transportation to/from the harbors, language interpretation services, complimentary gifts for participants, and more. For the convenience of your clients, you can arrange for departures from either Ma‘alaea or Lahaina harbors.

For information, contact us at 1-800-942-5311 ext. 1 or by email at cherylsimmons@pacificwhale.org.

For Travel Planners

We value our partnerships with travel planners in Hawai‘i and across the United States, and take pride in making it easy, profitable and fun for you to book with us. Our philosophy is to delight your clients with our fleet of new, high tech, smooth-riding SmoothCat™ power catamarans; our friendly and knowledgeable staff; and our uncompromising attention to top-quality service. All profits go to saving whales and the oceans!

We offer your client fun and fascinating adventures led by our friendly expert marine research naturalists, All of our trips can be customized to meet the needs of your large group, or we can arrange a private charter using your creative themes and food ideas.

Pacific Whale Foundation Vessels

Ocean Explorer
  • Modern, smooth-riding eco-friendly catamaran
  • Front stadium seating offers excellent wildlife viewing
  • Shaded galley and serving area
  • A favorite of photographers!
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 54 feet
Ocean Quest
  • Double-deck eco-friendly catamaran
  • Offers smooth and relaxed ride
  • Spacious shaded cabin and rear deck
  • Sunbathing areas on bow and upper deck
  • Equipped with tables and comfortable armchair seats
  • Galley bar, serving buffet and barbeque
  • Water slide and snorkel platform for easy access to the water
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
Ocean Intrigue
  • Double-deck, eco-friendly catamaran
  • Spacious shaded cabin
  • Bow and upper deck sunbathing areas
  • Easy access swim steps
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
Ocean Spirit
  • Double-deck, eco-friendly catamaran with an ultra-smooth ride
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Galley with bar and serving buffet
  • Easy-access swim steps
  • Fresh-water showers, his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
Ocean Odyssey
  • Modern, eco-friendly, double-deck catamaran
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Galley with bar and serving area
  • Stainless steel barbeque
  • Water slide and snorkel platform
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
Ocean Discovery
  • High-tech, ultra-smooth, eco-friendly catamaran with two levels (double deck)
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Built for elegant at-sea dining
  • Galley bar, serving buffet and barbeque
  • Water slide and snorkel platform
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
Ocean Voyager
  • High-tech, modern double-deck power catamaran delivers ultra-smooth ride
  • Spacious cabin and sunbathing areas
  • Galley with bar and serving area
  • Comfortable armchair seats
  • Water slide and snorkel platform
  • Freshwater showers; his/hers bathrooms
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feet
Ocean Freedom (new; launched in 2011)
  • Ultra-smooth state-of-the-art raft with rigid hull
  • Features SAM (Seakindly Anti-Slamming Monohull) design
  • Includes onboard bathroom (an amenity you won't find on virtually all other rafts operating off Maui).
  • The only Maui raft equipped with handrails for your safety
Ocean Liberty
  • Smartly designed 65-foot eco-adventure yacht
  • Abundant seating, with open-air shade and sunbathing areas
  • Galley with large wrap-around counter/serving area
  • Snorkel platform and snorkel swim steps
  • Air-conditioned men's and women's bathrooms
  • Fresh-water shower
  • Equipped with U.S. Coast Guard-approved Whale Protection Devices
  • Length: 65 feeto the water