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Welcome to Sea Monkey Private Boat Charters

Welcome to Sea Monkey Private Charters!  If you are looking for a true luxury private charter experience with the touch of class – you have come to the right place.

Sea Monkey is a 31’ Sea Ray Sundancer that is known throughout the world as a premier day cruiser yacht.   Truly an exclusive way to spend time on the water, you can bring your family and friends on board (up to 6 passengers) and our staff will provide you with experiences only found in Maui!

Operated out of Lahaina Harbor Slip 14, you can literally step aboard and avoid the lines, crowds and simply relax in a way that only a Private Boat Charter experience can offer you on your vacation.

The only question we have for you is: where can we take you?  Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Sunset Cruise, Special Occasion?  If you can think it up, we most likely can provide it.

Contact us now for more information!

Sea Monkey: Private Boat Charter Maui, HI

Phone: (808) 491- 9141


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Sunset Cruise

Plunge into the most exclusive and romantic way to watch sunset in Maui! The unobstructed views of sunset paired with warm tropical air and world-class service provided by Sea Monkey Staff will insure that this journey stays in your memories forever! Though suitable for any occasion – this trip is particularly perfect for intimate celebrations, such as honeymoons and anniversaries. Treat your loved one to the excursion of the lifetime aboard Sea Monkey!


Maui’s pristine crystal clear water and abundance of marine life easily makes it one of the best places for snorkeling in the world! Breathtaking colorful coral reefs surround hundreds of species of tropical fish, turtles, and other marine animals. Our knowledgeable captain will take you to the best snorkeling destinations in Maui and insure your Sea Monkey snorkeling adventure is unforgettable!

image of a Humpback Whale breaching the water
Whale Watching

Although you can observe these gentle giants from the shore – the best way to really get up close and personal with the whales is through a whale watch Private Charter. The most common whale sightings include humpback whales that migrate down from cold waters of Alaska to Hawaii every winter to mate and to give birth to their calves. Maui is known to be one of the best places on earth for whale watching. Join us for the most extraordinary whale watching experience!

About Us

Sea Monkey is a small family business.  Our prized boat has been a source of many fun memories for our own family, which we are so happy to share now with our guests.  We really enjoy taking people out snorkeling, whale watching, cruising, and all the other wonderful things boating in Hawaii can offer.  Every inch of the vessel has been explored by us personally and equipped to maximize comfort for our guests.  We pride ourselves on personal attention and connection with each guest.  From the moment of contacting us until the moment you step off our Sea Monkey – we promise to deliver the best experience in boating and customer service Maui has to offer!

See What Our Customers Say About Us

“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!”

“Absolutely amazing!”
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!"

If you do one thing in Maui this is the one you should do!
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!”

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.

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!”

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 ”

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?”

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!"

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

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

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 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

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 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!”

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

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 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!”

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!!!"

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!!!!”

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!”

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

Customer from Bakersfield, CA“Sea Monkey Super Day”

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! ”
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”

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 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. ”

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!!”
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
Customer from Portland, Oregon“Sunset Cruise ”

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!

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!

“RWe 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"

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!"
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.

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

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 ect! We seen the most amazing whale action and turtles and just melted into the sea and 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

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 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