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!”
Ocean Quest
Full-service dining with
onboard chef.
Ocean Odyssey
Perfect for a cocktail
Ocean Discovery
Buffet or full-service
dining with onboard chef.
Ocean Voyager
Cocktail cruise with dance floor on the bow. Perfect for at-sea ceremonies.

Sample Menu Items

Subject to change due to availability of seasonal produce.
Please feel free to ask for additional specialty items when calling our office.

Homebaked breads

Banana macadamia nut muffins
Kula zucchini muffins

Fruits: (as salad or skewers)
– seasonal, as available


Deli lunch

Barbecue pulled pork
Roasted vegetable
(red pepper, eggplant, zucchini)
Served with lettuce, tomato and onion

Lemon garlic aioli
Barbecue sauce
Deli mustard

Composed salads:

Three Bean
Marinated cucumbers

Served off the grill:

Chicken breast kabobs with shoyu bulgogi glaze
Peppers and onions
Veggie burgers
Hot dogs
Barbecue pulled pork
Hawaiian sweet rolls

BBQ sauce
Teryaki Sauce


Vegetarian stuffed mushrooms
Chicken satays
Artichoke onion dip
Baba ghanoush
Crudite and ranch dip


Chocolate chip cookies
Coconut macadamia nut brownies
Two-tier wedding cake