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Weddings and Civil Unions
Looking for a unique setting for your special event? Pacific Whale Foundation offers customized private charters with departures from Ma’alaea or Lahaina Harbors.
A variety of cruise options are available including wedding ceremonies, civil unions, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and celebrations. We work with a variety of preferred providers. Our basic wedding package includes two flower leis, complimentary boarding photos of the wedding party, a two-tier wedding cake, and champagne toast (optional upgrades available).
Please call Pacific Whale Foundation at 808 856-8376 to discuss with our team of professionals how we can create a cruise that’s custom-tailored to your vision and budget.
Our eco-friendly vessels are comfortable and stable, ideal for your multi-generational gathering. Our staff includes U.S. Coast Guard certified captains and Pacific Whale Foundation’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic team.
Standard vessel amenities: shaded cabin, sunbathing areas, galley bar with serving area and barbeque, water slide and snorkel platform, sound system for pre-recorded and live music, comfortable armchair seats, his/her bathrooms, and fresh water shower area for snorkel trips.
“Thank you so much for everything! It was all perfect!”
“For us, a private charter with the Pacific Whale Foundation was the perfect venue for a wedding ceremony… We really wanted the venue to be creative, different, unique and above all, private… We found the privacy of being on the boat with only our guests made it very comfortable and we were so excited to give our guests some of the their fondest memories ever.”
“The fact that we used Pacific Whale Foundation gave us a great feeling knowing that we were doing our part to help support the Foundation’s efforts and research. We can’t say enough good things about the Captain and Crew, they were so perfect! They were knowledgeable, friendly, patient and full of Aloha spirit. They were so much fun with all of us.
Lisa, I certainly can’t close this email without a very special thank you to you! You made it so easy and stress free for us. You were an absolute delight to work with and I am so glad we got to meet you!”
Full-service dining with
Perfect for a cocktail
Buffet or full-service
dining with onboard chef.
Cocktail cruise with dance floor on the bow. Perfect for at-sea ceremonies.