Welcome to Sea Monkey Private Boat Charters

Aloha and Welcome to Sea Monkey Private Charters in beautiful Maui, Hawaii, where paradise beckons you to indulge and step aboard.  We are excited to announce that we are open for business!  As always, Sea Monkey takes great pride in making sure the state of our vessel is pristine for the arrival of each and every guest that steps aboard. As we continue to navigate through the global COVID-19 pandemic, we want all of our guests to rest assured that Sea Monkey is going to even greater lengths in all of our sanitization procedures and other measures to insure health and welfare of everyone. As you plan your Maui vacation, during these unprecedented times, know that sun, ocean, and fresh air are considered to be safest environments on earth during COVID19.  There has never been a better time to consider a private boat charter for all of your ocean explorations!

Our brand new, 2018 32’ 320DC World Cat Catamaran, hailed throughout the world as a premier day cruiser yacht, is the only vessel of its kind found in Historic Lahaina Harbor. Truly an exclusive way to spend time on the water with your family and friends (accommodating up to 6 passengers), we offer the experience of luxury, comfort, first-class service, and five star attention to detail. Whatever your desires: snorkeling, exploring marine life and the beauty of the Hawaiian waters and coastlines, whale watching in season, sunset on the water, celebrating a momentous occasion or simply life itself, we invite you to escape the crowds with us. No lines, no stress, no guidelines. We only have one question – When will you join us?

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Sea Monkey: Private Boat Charter Maui, HI

(808) 491- 9141


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About Us

As a small family owned business it gives us great pleasure to say Aloha and welcome you to our ‘Ohana. We know how important it is to help you make the most of your time on Maui, whether you are visiting or a local; we strive to make your experience on the water the best it can possibly be. With a leading, world-class vessel and personal attention to detail we maximize your time aboard with luxury, comfort and most of all, fun. From the first moment of contact until the last as you exit the harbor, we promise to deliver the best experience in boating and customer service Maui has to offer. Sharing the world of Hawaii’s beautiful ocean and sea creatures with new friends is a privilege we take seriously; come, and let us introduce you!

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See What Our Customers Say About Us

Captain Mike and his mate took my wife and I, and her sister and husband out for a beautiful, amazing, fun, and very comfortable 4 hour cruise that included LOTS of whale watching, fun snorkeling, cruising the area, and a wonderful on board lunch! The boat is practically new, very comfortable, and very well maintained. They were very helpful, informative, and attentive during the whole trip (even with 4 older people snorkeling!). This is a bit pricey, but worth every penny! Would definitely recommend!

Visited February, 2020

Recent GuestWonderful, Beautiful, Magical...
What an amazing experience.. phenomenal crew and service.. really enjoyed our two hours aboard Sea Monkey boat! Extra plus seeing whales!  Beautiful sunset.. Beautiful evening… Thank you for making that happen!  We will definitely be back and refer your charter!
Please thank your amazing crew again for us for 5 ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!!  Excellence!!
Visited December, 2019
Melanie L.

Fabulous day! Six heavenly hours snorkeling and swimming with Mike and and David. Great stories from both of them. David snorkeled with us and provided some interesting info regarding our surroundings. Nice extra touches – welcome drink, lovely presentation of snacks and lunch, wide variety of beverages. The boat was of a very high quality! Bare in mind this isn’t free but, having said that, it’s Maui and things are expensive. Exceptional family day!!

Visited November, 2019

Recent GuestAmazing!
This was an amazing day! We wish we booked for a 6 hour trip versus 4 hours, but we now know for the next time. Working with Karen leading up to the day was awesome. She was so helpful and during the experience became a friend that we will definitely see on our next trip. Captain Rich and David were also great. They are both really personable and gave us so much insight into Hawaiian culture. They took us snorkeling off the coast of Lanai which was perfect. We were the only boat in sight which made it that much better since so many of the snorkel excursions have a ton of people on board. While snorkeling, they even pointed out types of coral, fish and even spotted an octopus for us to see. The food was great, so much fresh fruit and sandwiches and they provided great service. This was worth every penny and will definitely be doing it again when we return. Thank you Karen, Rich and David!

Visited November, 2019

Brian Silengo

After a lot of research my husband came across Sea Monkey Private Charters and I am so glad he did! We were in Maui with another couple and we had a perfect 4 hour morning charter with Captain Mike and Emily. Both were professional and fun, and answered all of our questions about the island (we had lots!). We saw a huge group of dolphins on our way out to snorkel and followed them for quite some time, seeing lots of tricks and even a few babies jumping with their mothers! The snorkeling was amazing, we saw sea turtles up close and tons of other beautiful fish. The boat was in immaculate condition and was so comfortable. Highly recommend this charter!

Visited September, 2019

Hannah M.Amazing Day at Sea!
This was the best experience of our 10 day stay in Maui. The boat is great! And new. However the staff was over the top.. Captain David and Mate Emily took care of us from beginning to the end of our adventure in the waters around Maui. We were delivered to secret bays where the wildlife and more turtles than we could count were swimming with us. We are we seasoned travelers and know when we have found something special. This was the trip of a lifetime. David took care of the boat while Emily watched over us in the water. We spent hours snorkling and enjoyed a sunset ride back to the dock with David showing us Maui from the water. Thanks guys!!!! This will be our first stop when we get back to Maui!
Visited September, 2019

Brenda, Kenneth and DebSnorkling on the Sea Monkey with Capt. David and First Mate Emily

Loved the boat with Sea Monkey! The crew had excellent customer service and were very informative. They knew a lot about the local area and Maui history. The reservation process was great as well. I have been 3 times and never been disappointed!

Visited July, 2019

Jerry WilsonLoved the boat, Sea Monkey!

This was the best day of our Hawaiian vacation! Mike and Tonya took great care of us with sandwiches, fruit, beverages and music. The snorkeling was amazing! Hundreds of colorful species of fish, and we swam with sea turtles too! The boat looked very nice from pictures online but it exceeded our expectations. An incredible vessel. I would recommend this charter without hesitation. Best experience ever!

Visited July, 2019

Tim GlocknerBest Day of Hawaiian Vacation!

The Sea Monkey is a great boat with a two person crew that takes care of all the details of a perfect time on the sea and in the water. The crew is super nice, very knowledgable and extremely patient in meeting whatever needs you may have. They can accommodate the most timid beginner to experienced adventure seekers (up to 6 passengers). They will even get in the water with you to help you maximize your snorkeling experience. All the equipment is provided and they serve lunch, snacks and drinks. You have a choice of destinations (weather permitting) for snorkeling, rock diving or just cruising. You will not be disappointed.

Visited July, 2019

Jolly PaulQuality Private Charter Takes Care of Details

I researched private yacht charters in Trip Advisor and Yelp and was lucky enough to choose Sea Monkey! The boat was beautiful and brand new! The crew was amazing! So friendly and fun! My daughters chose the music…. which was perfect cruising vibes. We chose the 2 hour sunset cruise and it did not disappoint! We cruised around Lahaina a bit had lunch at a waterfront restaurant hopped on the boat, the front seats were so comfy cruised around Lahaina Harbor then right into a beautiful Hawaiian Sunset, then back to Lahaina harbor to Chuck Mangione, apparently a tradition. I wish I could remember the other captains name, because she and captain mike were delightful!

Visited, July 2019

W. CherylBest Private Yacht Experience!

Well, today was spectacular on Sea Monkey! Captain Mike and First Mate Emily gave us a Platinum experience. The boat was flawless and we had nice seas as we headed up to Honolua Bay for the best snorkeling we’ve had anywhere in Maui. I will close by saying, You get what you pay for on Sea Monkey!

Visited May, 2019

Dave M.40th Anniversary Trip - Sea Monkey

We can’t recommend Captain Mike and Emily strongly enough! Our whale watching and snorkeling morning in their care was hands down the best activity of our week’s vacation. Not only was the boat stunning and spotless, the company was easy-going, knowledgeable and fun. We were a family of six with four kids ranging from 11-16. Everyone had an amazing time. (Plus Captain Mike has a stellar music play list)!

Visited April, 2019

Jackie L.Highlight of Maui Vacation

We chartered the Sea Monkey for a 2-hour sunset cruise to scatter my father’s ashes. The captain and Emily were professional, sensitive to our needs, went above and beyond to make sure it was everything we wanted it to be. Real aloha. I don’t think it could have been any better. We even were blessed to see at least 5 whales from a very close distance. I would recommend them to anyone. As for the boat – it was pristine and comfortable – again, couldn’t have been better. We are so grateful for the crew making this a truly special occasion.

Visited March, 2019

MomijhungPerfect. They went above and beyond to make this a very special day for us.
Our tour was a morning snorkel / whale watch. Captain Mike and Tonia were our hosts and could not have more sincerely kind and welcoming all while being extremely knowledgeable during our tour. Also a few days before our tour we saw poorer weather on our scheduled day so we inquired about changing to another available day. Karen was so quick to respond by both email and follow up phone call. They take customer service very serious which is all too rare today but so much appreciated! As so many others have said, the boat is immaculate and handles choppy water amazingly. Go out with Sea Monkey and it will definitely by a highlight if not the highlight of your trip. Thank you Karen, Captain Mike and Tonia for a perfect memory for us to take home.
Visited February, 2019

Recent GuestSea Monkey exceeded beyond high expectations
Loved our day with Captain Mike and crew Emily. Even on a rainy day – Captain Mike steered south and found some blue sky. Very experienced and personable captain found a way to turn a challenging day into a great experience – true sign of a great talent. Excellent whale watching – good at spotting and approaching. Boat itself is plush – and length long sunken flooring makes accessing all areas of boat a breeze. Outstanding experience in every way – highly recommended!
Visited February, 2019

James M.Outstanding Boat Experience - Captain and Service

My family and I went out for a 4 hour charter and we had an amazing time! The spots they took us to were excellent and quiet, outside the noise of crowds of people. Mike and Karen were very laid back, professional, and accommodating. Food and drinks were all provided and it was quality, not junky crap you would typically see when it says ”food provided” not to mention the comfort and cleanliness of the vessel. Couldn’t have asked for a better morning on the water for our vacation. Would highly recommend going out on the sea monkey, so worth it!

Visited December, 2018

Recent GuestGreat snorkeling experience!

Went out Wednesday with Mike and Kayla and had a fantastic time. Four hours went by so fast. Mike took us to some great snorkeling spots, and Kayla dove right in (literally—she would free dive down) to point out things we wouldn’t have noticed in our own. We even saw sand sharks! Turtles, all kinds of fish, urchins and thing growing in the reefs. All in all, a great day. Will do again next visit to Maui. It was worth every penny!

Visited December, 2018

Donna BWhat a wonderful day!

I wanted to take a moment and thank Kayla and Captain Rich for a great trip yesterday.  Our family of 5 went out on a four hour cruise and had an amazing time. Kayla was incredible with our children sharing her knowledge of the sea and sea life.  She took time to actively dive down to spot turtles, sharks, interesting fish and all sorts of sea urchins for our family to see.  By the end of the trip our family was deep diving based on some advice and encouragement from Kayla. My 9 year old twin daughters were reaching 15 foot depths.

Right out of the harbor we saw a school of a 100 plus spinner dolphins which stayed with us for about 20 minutes. In that time we also saw four whales. It was an incredible experience and we appreciate your hospitality and attention to detail.  Boat, food, crew were all top notch.  Captain Rich was top notch and a real pro.

Memories for a life time and can’t thank you guys enough.

Visited December, 2018

Michael Brown

This was the BEST Anniversary!!!  We have lived on Maui for 20 years, and wanted to do something really awesome for our Anniversary!  BEST DAY EVER!!!

Mahalo for the killer ride, and playing Pink Floyd for us, Mike and Tonia!

Visited November, 2018

MaryAnn B.

5-star review

We went out on a morning charter with Sea Monkey on their BEAUTIFUL new boat. It was definitely the highlight of our week on Maui. Captain Rich & Kayla were great & took us up to Cliff House for a very private snorkel outing (we were the only boat there for the first hour which allowed us to snorkel with Sea Turtles in a very relaxed environment). We did some cliff jumping, had a lovely lunch and left, just as one of the large Catamarans pulled in and a “massive sea of humanity” piled off the boat! We cruised into another cove to look around, & then started heading back to Lahaina. Rich noticed some splashing activity way off in the distance, & it turned out to be a pod of Spinner Dolphins. They entertained us for 15 or 20 minutes! It was amazing. We were so glad we decided to do a private charter, and Sea Monkey, Rich & Kayla were really great. I highly recommend!!!

Visited October, 2018

Kelly B.

5-star reviewWe went out for a morning outing with Rich & Kayla on Sea Monkey’s GORGEOUS new boat, and it was definitely the highlight of our trip to Maui. They took us to Cliff House for some really private, relaxed snorkeling. We were lucky to have some turtles in the cove, which is always exciting. After snorkeling, some us of (OK, everyone but ME!) swam over to do some cliff jumping. Then we all had a nice, quick warm shower on the back of the boat & a delicious lunch was served! Just as we finished lunch, one of the large catamarans pulled in and our private little cove quickly filled with splashing snorkelers! Time to go! We continued up the coast to another cove, & then turned to head back to Lahaina. Captain “Hawkeye” Rich spotted some action way off in the distance, which turned out to be a pod of Spinner Dolphins. They entertained us for 15 or 20 minutes! It was such a wonderful morning, the boat was beautiful & so comfortable, & Kayla & Rich were awesome. I highly recommend.

Visited October, 2018

Ben Bloom

5-star review

This July for our 30th wedding anniversary we booked a 6 hour trip with Sea Monkey Private Charters! The Skipper and First Mate made us feel very comfortable and took care of us throughout the day, lots of food, beverages, snorkeling and swimming, anything we wanted. We were able to go to places the big boats cant get to. The boat was spacious with places in and out of the sun. The day was well worth it and we will do it again the next time we are in Maui! The Day Was Perfect!
Visited August, 2018

Rayburn FamilyPrivate Boat Trip in Maui

5-star review

We had an amazing day aboard the Sea Monkey. The crew was so friendly and extremely helpful and patient with our kids (ages 4&7) who were snorkeling for the first time. The boat was lovely, we will definitely be back on our next visit to Maui!

Visited August, 2018

Beth B.

5-star review

Our family of five did a half-day charter. Mike and Gina were great hosts, attentive to our family’s needs and took us to a couple of great sites for snorkeling. The boat was in great condition and the perfect size for our family.

Visited July, 2018

Family of 5Great snorkel outing

5-star review

Best charter ever. Great crew! Loved Gina! They were so welcoming and informative. It was also easy to relax with them which can sometimes be hard in these environments for me. Hope to ride their boat again sometime!

Visited June, 2018

Nina H

5-star review

We took a sunset cruise to scatter a family members ashes.  What a perfect, memorable experience we had! They are top notch. Incredibly responsive, customer focused and sensitive.  Captain Mike and First Mate Gina were fantastic –  friendly, helpful and wonderful with the ceremony.  The boat was pristine, comfortable and had anything you could want.  We had a wonderful time and look forward to taking another cruise soon!

Visited June, 2018

Robbin K

5-star review

Our family had a wonderful time snorkeling and seeing Maui on the Sea Monkey! The captain, Rich and first mate, Gina were so attentive to our needs. Gina hopped in the water with us to show us the all sea life below us we even swam with a sea turtle! Mahalo!

Visited June, 2018

TaylorGreat Private Boat Charter

This was an absolute highlight of our trip. The captain and crew pampered up and really made this special. They also knew a ton about the wildlife and that made my wife so happy.

Great work Sea Monkey and we will definitely be back!

Visited May, 2018

Landon P

5-star review

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for a wonderful charter experience on May 16. The boat was gorgeous and the trip was wonderful! But most of all, the captain and first mate were exceptional. They were kind and beyond courteous and made the emotionally charged spreading of my husband’s parents’ ashes such a positive experience. (One additional note, thank you for introducing me to POG! I love guava juice!) From beginning to end – making the appointment and docking after the cruise – everything was fantastic. I only wish this level of professionalism, kindness, and customer service was everywhere. With sincere gratitude, Heather George and Anthony.

Visited April 16th, 2018

Heather, George, Anthony.Aloha Sea Monkey Team!

5-star review

Thank you, Captain Mike and super awesome Gina for a fantastic experience. We are a family of 4 looking for a unique getaway from the factory sea tours. The Sea Monkey gave us just that and then some. If you’re looking for an intimate Sea adventure with caring professionals that cater to your needs and can adapt to the weather and Marine life of the moment then check out the sea monkey.

Visited April, 2018

Robert PFamily Sea Adventure

5-star review

Thank you Captain Mike & Gina, my family and I had a wonderful day with you guys! The Sea Monkey is truly a First Class experience. From the very start, the trip started out with much success during our beautiful encounter with a mother humpback whale and her calf. Mike and Gina have a world of information and local knowledge pertaining to the marine life, activity and local terrain. My children learned so much and soaked up your every word. The snorkeling was absolutely fantastic. Due to your expertise, we saw a baby white tip reef shark, a half a dozen turtles and so much more. Gina’s guided tour left my 10-year-old daughter craving for more. For the readers out there, The Sea Monkey is a must! The boat is beautiful, service phenomenal and the tour memorable. I want to thank Karen, Mike, and Gina again for a truly Perfect day! Jimmy, Jennifer, Sienna, and Charlie

Visited April 2018

Jimmy OThe Perfect Day

We booked a private charter, a 2-hour sunset cruise, for the scattering of our brother’s ashes. Mike and Gina were great! The food and service were good, and they took the time to find us some whales along the way. The ceremony was small, private, and simple, which is exactly what we wanted. Totally worth the money. Thank you, Karen, for making this experience special for us.

Visited March 2018

Patricia G.Totally worth the money!

5-star review

I never dreamed we could have such an encounter with these gentle giants! For more than 40 minutes these two beautiful creatures were as fascinated by us as we were by them. Mike and Gina were such pros… and Gina’s videos recorded every moment. Once in a lifetime opportunity. So happy we were on the Sea Monkey. Beautiful boat, delightful crew, delicious lunch! Thank you, Sea Monkey!

Visited March 2018

Recent GuestWhale watch... Beyond all expectations!

5-star review

We had a 4-hour morning trip with Captain Rich and 1st Mate Gina during the 1st week of 2018. We had a fantastic day out on the water with great hosts Captain Rich, 1st mate Gina and Karen who organized the pre-trip. We saw multiple whales and had a great Snorkeling session on the Reef. Sitting out on the open bow relaxing with our kids was a day we won’t forget. The food and snacks were great and Gina was great in serving and had some good stories too. Rich was a safe, experienced captain and also had some great stories to share. There was a 300lb Marlin waiting hanging at the dock when we returned that was caught by another boat which was pretty cool too. We will be back next time we are in Maui and will do a 6-hour trip the next time!!

Visited, January 2018

M D from CaliforniaHighlight of Maui Stay

5-star review

We charter a lot when we travel and my amazing boyfriend can’t swim but knows my love for the water and sea life! We did another tour earlier in the week but nothing compares to sea monkey!!! Gina and Richie were a blast! I just hated we were only able to do 4 hours, (we would have done the max but they were already booked) all I can say is they are like family but even better! Accommodating to all your needs, food, drinks, etc! We saw the most amazing whale action and turtles and just melted into the sea all day! We WILL ( Gina capital letters for you! Inside joke) BE BACK!! Honestly don’t look further Sea Monkey is the best.

Visited January, 2018

Kelly BA Day At Sea

5-star review

We had an amazing time with Captain Rich & Gina on the boat, they took us to all the places where we could see whales and sea turtles, they were so nice and so friendly and treated us like VIPs. We would love to come back and go on another boat adventure with them.

Visited December, 2017

Patricia Moldt
Karen West, Captain Mike and First Mate Gina made our charter experience unforgettable in every way imaginable, but perhaps for a different reason than other reviews. My mother passed away in August and asked that her ashes be scattered at sea. My wife and I originally thought about off the coast of CA since it was closer to home. We did, however, have a vacation planned for Maui in October, which got me thinking. My mom was born in Indonesia and Hawaii would be closer. I Googled charter services and came across Sea Monkey. Karen and I emailed back and forth and then we finally spoke on the phone to see if their service could help me. She is one of the most compassionate people on the planet and said that the sunset cruise could be turned into a service for my mom. We planned the service for October 19th. Well my mom decided that wasn’t a good day. The weather on Maui changed. Karen called me and left me a message saying that we would have to change the day. If I replayed the message she left me, you would understand why this women is so awesome. The emotion in her voice made me feel that she truly cared about us and the service for my mom. We changed to Saturday the 21st. We arrived at the dock for our 4:15 pm departure. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful Captain Mike and Gina were. Here we are, 3 people about to embark on an emotional, yet wonderful day and the 2 of them could not have been any better! We brought pupus, wine and a bottle of champagne to toast my mom. We headed out to a location and scattered my mom’s ashes in the ocean, along with the ashes of several of her pets. Once again, I cannot tell you how cool the experience with Sea Monkey Charters was. They gave us a card with the coordinates of the exact location where my mom was laid to rest, which I would like to revisit on a future trip to Maui.

I give all the folks at Sea Monkey Charters the highest rating and I recommend them for any and all ocean charters off the coast of Maui. I will never forget you and the experience you were able to provide us! Much love.

Visited October, 2017

Errol K.

If you want your own personal paradise get a charter on this beautiful boat  – fits 6 guests comfortably.    We took a 4 hour adventure with Captain Mike and first mate Charlie.    

They took care of every detail – we did two snorkel dives , had a wonderful lunch and enjoyed the wind whipping through our hair.   This boat is so clean and beautiful- when you get out of the ocean your greeted by a warm fresh water shower  and drinks with fresh flowers.   Snorkel gear supplied was 1st rate and company amazing.    

We consider this the highlight of our trip to Maui – highly recommend !

Visited September, 2017

Cindy L."Amazing Charter, Amazing Experience!"

“We chartered the Sea Monkey for a six-hour snorkel trip with our preteen kids. It was unanimously voted the family’s favorite day of our Hawaii trip so far, and there has been plenty of competition! It’s a beautiful boat, in great condition, and Mike and Charlie couldn’t have been nicer, or better organized. We had Olowalu and Mala Wharf pretty much all to ourselves and were lucky enough to see maybe a dozen turtles — along with all the other amazing reef life Maui has to offer. Cruising back and forth in comfort while enjoying great views of the islands was no hardship either. You absolutely get what you pay for on this boat. Highly recommended and thanks, we’ll be back!

Visited August, 2017

ManOfManyPlaces"Really Great Experience"

One of the highlights of our Maui trip, Captain Mike and 1st Mate Gina were the best crew we could hope for. Mike with years of experience was super helpful, full of amazing info and an unbelievably gracious host. Both Mike and Gina were fully prepared for everything and anything, and catered to our every need. While Gina took just 3 of our entourage out for snorkeling, Mike took the extra initiative and was able to coax those left on a boat to take a dip in the beautiful reef waters. While a couple of us got a bit tired early on with snorkeling, Gina spent nearly 40 minutes snorkeling with our 13-year-old daughter resulting in them swimming with sea turtles and spotted eagle rays! The prepared lunch was delicious and we were always being asked to have our drinks refreshed. Gina even came by the front of the boat to offer to wipe off the ocean spray from our sunglasses (!?!). Amazing trip with superb service all around! We look forward to coming back during whale watching season and taking the same boat with this same wonderful crew. Thank you so much guys! Highly recommend this boat and crew!

Visited July 2017
Guest from San Fransisco, CAThe best day drip you will ever have!

What an amazing day!  The boat was gorgeous and Captain Mike, Gina and Karen definitely know the meaning of 5-star service.  We soaked up the afternoon sun, swam with the sea turtles, sipped mai tais (BYOB) and enjoyed fresh fruit and a healthy lunch.  The crew is extremely knowledgeable and super friendly!  We can’t wait to come back and share this experience with our friends.  

A cruise on the Sea-Monkey is a must on your next visit to Maui!

Visited July, 2017

Lyniese B.What an amazing day!
Perfect evening for a fantastic Sunset Cruise. Captain Mike’s was awesome and his knowledge of Lahaina was extremely educational and entertaining!! Gina was the perfect 1st Mate and host, very pleasant and great host. Cheese, Crackers and a Fruit Plate were a perfect compliment to a wonderful evening with the family.
Visited June 2017
Guest from Portland, Oregon“Sunset Cruise ”

My husband, teenage son, teenage nephew, and I chartered the Sea Monkey for the 4 hour snorkel. Capt. Rich and Gina were awesome!!! Could not have asked for a better snorkel experience. The boys even got to jump off cliffs into the beautiful Maui ocean!!! Wonderful boat and the service was beyond expectations!! A MUST DO while in Maui!!!!

Visited July 2017
New Trip Advisor Member“Incredible Charter!!”
We wanted a private boat as we did not find the idea of huddling with a throng of tourists appealing. Some of the bigger boats pack in over 100 people. If I wanted that experience, I’d take the Chinatown bus. No thanks. Sea Monkey was great from start to finish. I received a call and then a text to confirm time, lunch choices, and answer any questions. The two-person crew were friendly, knowledgeable, and made our day a lot of fun. The boat feels new, has a bathroom, and lots of space to sunbathe. We saw several turtles, flying fish, an eel, and lots more. A great trip with no complaints. If you want to snorkel in Maui then hire this boat.
Visited, July 2017
EWRFlyerAL“Great Crew, Great Boat. Best Way to Snorkel in Maui. ”

At the end of our Maui vacation the day on the water with Capt Mike and Charlie was the unanimous favorite. Great day snorkeling and just chilling on the boat. Very accommodating of our child with a disability as well as various dietary requirements. Thanks for the great day, we hope to be back next year!

Visited June, 2017

STG Steve“Fantastic family day on the water!”
We have been on the large catamarans a few times in the past, so when we heard about the Sea Monkey we wanted to try out the more private experience. Captain Mike and first mate Emily were the best, super chill. The boat in first class! If you have 4-6 people and want a great day on the water in Maui, it will be a day you will always remember!!
Visited May 2017
Ted D“Beautiful relaxing day on the water”

This is a first class outfit with a mint condition 31′ Sea Ray. Perfect outing for a family of 5 (kids 10, 8, 4). Within minutes of pulling out of the harbor a gorgeous, giant humpback breached about 100 yards off of our bow (see photo above). Then we rode over to Molokai and checked out the scene, and then back to the west shore for some beautiful snorkeling and lunch. On the way back in we blue-toothed my wife’s iPhone to the stereo and had ourselves an epic family dance party. Could not have had a more enjoyable outing! Thanks to Captain Mike and the Sea Monkey team for making us feel so special. We highly recommend this for anyone wanting a special experience while on Maui.
Visited April 2017

Parker J“Impeccable! ”

Saw a sign on Kanapali Beach that advertised Private Luxury Charter. So I took a picture of the sign and checked them out online. Then I made a reservation for the four of us. 4 hours to do three things. I advised Captain Mike and First Mate Emily that my wife’s favorite thing to do on this planet is to snorkel. I told him my daughter loves whale watching and her friend enjoys general pirate activities. With that we were off. We were treated like royalty from the moment we checked in until the moment we departed. We saw whales, we snorkeled a really long time and of course enjoyed pirate activities. Captain Mike and Emily seemed more like friends than a working crew. It truly was a perfect day and we will be back!!!

Visited March 2017

Guest from Bakersfield, CA“Sea Monkey Super Day”

We were fortunate to spend a few hours whale watching on the Sea Monkey. Captain Rich and Alisa were a pleasure and such gracious hosts.We enjoyed a lovely fruit and cheese platter and our beverages were always full. We had a pretty easy time of spotting whales and it was amazing! I appreciated their knowledge of the whales and the respect that was shown to not be intrusive but still be able to witness their beauty. I highly recommend treating yourself to this excursion.We look forward to returning next year with our kids for a longer charter.

Visited March, 2017

Kim L.“Whale Watching!”

First, thank you Sea Monkey, Capitan Mike and Amarosa (sorry if spelled wrong), they were truly fantastic and took care of absolutely everything. They were especially good with the kids, ages 14, 11 and 9. Karen was also awesome organizing everything on the front end. Everything was set as planned. We were very lucky to see some of the most amazing whales swimming together, splashing and just being whales. Wow, an experience and sight myself, my wife and kids will never forget. Amarosa was also fantastic on our snorkeling tour, helping the kids, showing them things and guiding us around the reef. This whole experience far exceeded expectations and this was not our first time chartering a private boat. The best by far, Congrats to Sea Monkey and their operations. Mike and Amarosa Thank You!!!!

Visited March, 2017

C. Olson“Amazing Family Experience!!!!”

Thank You Mike and Amarosa,

Our family had an amazing day. We can not stop talking about it!!!!. Just watched all the amazing whale video and pictures on the big screen back at our place. Wow!!!!

I did leave a review on trip advisor. You guys Rock!!!

Visited March, 2017

Chad O"Thank you, Sea Monkey!!!"

We chartered the Sea Monkey for a six hour private Whale watch, snorkel, dolphin watch trip and it was amazing. The crew was awesome and allowed us to do whatever was top on our list. We watched the whales in the Lahaina bay as we headed over to Lanai. We encountered a large group of Spinner Dolphins off the shore of Lanai and we had an amazing snorkel in a protected bay just off the beautiful shore of Lanai! Beautiful boat that holds up to 6 and a large front deck to sit on! It was pricey, but worth every dollar! We would do it again in a heartbeat! I HIGHLY recommend this charter for a very personal experience where you get up close to the best of Hawaii!

Visited March 2017

Lynn S“Best day ever!”

Our three generation group of 6 had a wonderful time with Rich and Almarosa. From the first to last moment, they listened to what we wanted to do, suggested activities, and brought us on an utterly amazing 6 h trip. (BTW- Highly recommend 6 h!) We saw whales, swam with dolphins, snorkled off the Lanai coast, had plenty of time for breathingtaking scenic cruising. A lovely lunch on board helped round out the day. My communication with the Sea Monkey leadership was flawless. Highly recommend!

Visited March 2017

Margaret F“What a day!!!”

We had a wonderful time! Your crew was wonderful and the boat in great condition and perfect for a private family outing! We snorkeled a beautiful spot, had whales all around the boat and ended the day laughing and singing to a Maui sunset! We will be back and will use the Sea Monkey again and request the same crew!

Exceeded all Expectations!

Visited March 2017

The Fraher Family

We booked with Karen with just 2 days notice. She was so helpful and polite on the phone, answering all of our questions and making sure everything was set up to accommodate our needs and wishes. Rich was an incredible captain with Emily as our awesome crew. They were both very knowledgeable and helpful. We had our 4 children with us, and Rich and Emily worked to be sure the little ones were just as happy and taken care of as the teens and adults, including snorkeling along with them to help. The boat was very well kept and had everything we needed for a fun day on the water. Rich tailored our itinerary to our interests and did his best to see whales and dolphins as much as possible while still having time to get to Lanai and back. Thank you for an amazing experience. We will definitely call again when we return to Maui!

Visited March 2017

DeeDee“Amazing day on the water with our family!”

If you want to see a LOT of whales in Maui during Jan/ Feb rent a boat from Sea Monkey Private Charters and have a great time.

We did.

We must have seen fifty whales. It was sensational. Best of all privacy charters we have done!  Highly recommended!

Visited January 2017

Sharon Stone"Best whale watching ever!"

We took the family to Hawaii for whale watching season and a family vacation. After our charter got cancelled due to mechanical issues we walked down the dock and found the Sea Monkey Private Charter. This was a hit with the kids and so much more intimate and comfortable. In fact it was so great we cancelled our plans later that week and chartered again later that week. I would highly recommend. Great crew, nice boat and an amazing experience.

Visited February 2017

Brent B.“Great Time with Sea Monkey Private Charters ”

What a lovely trip! Sea Monkey Maui sets the standard for private charters on Maui. Beautiful boat, incredible whale watching, and a welcoming and friendly crew. We recommend Sea Monkey for anyone looking for a special trip on the ocean around Maui.

Visited February 2017

Mary Ann

Had a great time with the Sea Monkey team. We took a 6 hr. tour around Lanai. We saw a lot of whales, got up close and personal to the cliffs on the West side of the island, then had a fantastic lunch and snorkel in a little cove on the South side. The crew took great care of us, Tawny took some pictures of us while we were diving, which were much appreciated. Kudos to Karen, who went out of her way, after hours, to return some glasses that we left on the boat.

Sea Monkey is a beautiful boat, with a fantastic team!

Visited January 2017

Luisville“Whales and cliffs!”

We had a wonderful time aboard the Sea Monkey. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable. Karen worked with us to plan the excursion. Rich was our captain and Tawny was our first mate. They took great care of us from start to finish and we saw amazing views of the Maui coastline. We also saw flying fish, a couple of sea turtles, and rescued a preying mantis at sea. We will make sure the Sea Monkey is on our itinerary for our next trip to Maui.

Visited January 2017

Guest from Columbus, Ohio“Whale-watching and a Beautiful Sunset!”

Great day whale watching and snorkelling with Jessica and Rich on Christmas eve ! Very knowledgeable of the good snorkelling spots on Lanai’s shore. We are very happy to have found a private charter on Maui !
Rich made it look easy so ride the boat on the not so calm waters ! Thanks again!

Visited December 2016

Cynthia G."Great Christmas Eve Charter!"

What a day! Prior to our trip we chatted with Karen who made sure we were all set. She greeted us when we arrived, very pleasant, very welcoming. Captain Richard and Jessica took us out, we were interested in whale watching and snorkeling. Within 15 minutes of leaving the harbor we had our first of many private viewing of whales. We saw mama with her calf playing in the water. It was amazing. Snorkeling was fantastic, off the backend of the boat easy off, easy on. Richard was a great guide and shared information about fish and sea creatures. He even removed some trash from the reef floor. What a great steward of the ocean and reef. Jessica prepared a great lunch and took excellent care of us all day. Definitely a do again for us! Jerry and Patrice

Visited December 2016

Jerry and Patrice“Can we add more stars?”

We spent Xmas day on the boat with Rich and Jess . It was by far the most outstanding and enjoyable experience our family has ever had in the many trips we have taken to the Hawaiian islands.
From our initial dock greeting by Karen , she set the tone for the amazing service we received on the trip. Great food , whales swimming up to and under our boat , fantastic snorkelling and even good fishing to round out the day made it a truly wonderful Xmas to remember. The entire company deserves a big 2 thumbs up for providing such a wonderful privacy charters experience for the family. We will certainly be telling our fellow Canadians.

Visited December, 2016

Liam M“A fantastic day on the water ”

We were in Maui the beginning of December and were so fortunate to spend the day on the Sea Monkey ! From the first contact with Karen (who arranged things so perfectly for us) to watching the sun set at the end of our 8 hour charter it was heaven! First and foremost Jessica and Rich made us so comfortable and took such phenomenal care of us…we were never in need for a single thing. Rich is an excellent captain and extremely knowledgeable about the islands and the wildlife. He told us lots of Hawaiian history and he knows every good snorkelling spot there is! Jessica is an absolute delight and we couldn’t have asked for 2 more lovely and competent people to enjoy the day with. I especially enjoyed snorkelling with them.We’re counting the days until we can spend another day in paradise with them both on this gorgeous boat (I especially loved the warm water shower for after snorkelling!). Please please please do yourselves a favour and enjoy a day on the Sea Monkey!

Visited December, 2016

Victoria P.“Can’t wait to do it again!”

All I have to say is WOW! LOOOOVED IT! Definitely the best day of our trip. This is the nicest boat in the harbour, caught our eye right away. Lunch was great and they provided snacks throughout the trip. Its BYOB, which was great for us because we usually tend to run up the bar tab, didn’t have to worry about that. 

We had 6 people in our group, all adults. Wanted to snorkel and go to Lanai, and got to do both! If you want to go snorkeling definitely go earlier, the water was calm and the reef was like something you see on TV in those traveling shows.

When we go back to Maui we’ll definitely be booking with this company again. They truly understand 5 star service. Worth every penny. I would highly recommend to everyone, you will have the best memories and pictures to take home!

Visited November, 2016

Sunny K.

Definitely a 5 star experience! Starting from booking until the moment we came back they took care of everything. We decided to go snorkeling and they know the best spots.The staff were so accommodating, even my girlfriend was happy and she is hard to please. She loved how upbeat Jessica was, the day pretty much felt like we were out boating with friends. We saw turtles, dolphins AND whales. One of the most memorable trips we’ve taken. Thank you guys for your Aloha!

Visited November, 2016

Island B.“If you do one thing in Maui this is the one you should do!”

Absolutely amazing and best of all privacy charters! We had such a great trip, hands down one of best highlights of our stay on the islands. The crew was awesome, made us feel right at home and showed us some gorgeous spots we never would have known about otherwise! Thanks Rich and Jess!! Cant wait to go again 🙂

Visited November 2016

Jesse L."Absolutely Amazing!"

“The crew was amazing and so attentive to making our adventure amazing!”
Fishing was excellent. Snorkeling was amazing, saw the biggest stingray–so beautiful! Dolphins galore! Treated like Kings and Queens!

Visited November, 2016

Julie J.“The crew was amazing and so attentive to making our adventure amazing!”