Private Charters

We’re proud to offer exclusive private charters, arranged to meet your needs, budget and style of adventure for groups up to 450 passengers. Our cruises offer a combination of live entertainment, themes, education, food and beverage options.

To book your private charter, email or call (808) 856-8302.

Some examples of Private Charters include:
  • wedding party or reception
  • corporate whalewatch or snorkel cruise
  • seated five-course dinner cruise 
  • champagne sunset cruise

Our whalewatch and snorkel charters are staffed by knowledgeable certified Marine Naturalists for a fully customized experience. We can also provide transportation to and from Lahaina or Ma’alaea Harbors, language interpretation services, complimentary gifts, and more.

We partner with travel planners.

We value our partnerships with travel planners in Hawaii and across the United States. Let us make it easy, profitable and fun for you to book a custom tailored Eco-Adventure here on Maui.

Our philosophy is to delight your clients with our fleet of 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!

Looking for a unique setting for your wedding or special occasion? 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, special occasions, rehearsal dinners, receptions, and celebrations. We work with a variety of preferred providers.

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.

Weddings and Events PDF

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.


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