While you’re away from your hometown

Let home be where the anchor’s down

Let home be where the trades blow, cruising out on the deep blue sea

Trade in all of your shoes for bare feet

As steadily the shoreline ocean waves goodbye

For new found destinations – you’re free

Like a patch let your hair dip down over one eye

And sing a song within your heart – A pirate’s life for me

The seascapes take your breath away

Out where honu and dolphins play

Go anywhere your heart goes, jumping out in the deep blue sea

You’ve traded in your bare feet for fins – you’re free

You feel your new found freedom within reach

And sing the song that lingers on – A pirate’s life for me!

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Join us aboard, snorkel magnificent coral reefs and be pirates for a day! Sea Monkey Private Charters – Where we are all kids at heart and age matters not. Leave your cares behind, imagination and a sense of adventure are all you need!

Let us take you to a place where love is in the trade winds, and Maui has more up it’s Aloha shirted sleeve than shimmering moon lit waters and fiery sunsets. Romance is all around for lovers seeking the ultimate tropical paradise honeymoon. Drumbeats of the Hawaiian luau, hula, and sacred chants – salty seascapes and cool waterfall pools to dip into – hikes in the whispering bamboo forest – a boat that’s all your own for the day, to whisk you away like the tides that make their own rules.

There is a mystery about the Hawaiian islands and culture that lingers long after in the hearts of those that are touched by the Spirit of Aloha. Let us take you there – join us aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters and let us bring the romance of the islands. Play with us and treasure hunt native marine life as you snorkel hand in hand in turquoise waters, exploring coral reefs. Sip champagne as the sun dips over the horizon and kiss in the moonlight.

Experience Aloha. Experience love and romance. Experience the magic of Maui. Experience luxury aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters… let us take you there.

We are so proud to have Sharon Stone joining us for our 4-Hour Exclusive Snorkel Trip on January 28th, 2017!  She and her friend spent their afternoon cruising aboard Sea Monkey and soaking up some Maui Sunshine!  Check out these photos that Sharon Stone and her friend shared with us!

Sharon Stone & Sea Monkey Private Charters Crew

Sharon Stone Enjoying Afternoon Aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters

Private Snorkeling Tours on Lanai

Our recent charter guests got enjoy Lanai snorkeling and sightseeing at its best on November 12th, 2016! Great weather, spinner dolphins, whales, beautiful coral and so much more!  Even though the girls caught all the fish – the guys still had fun too!

Check out this link to see playful Spinner Dolphins that day:

Spinner Dolphins Lanai Video

 

Maui Green Sea Turtle

Turtle Town Maui is the long stretch of coastline in between Nahuna Point and Black Sand Beach in the southern district of Makena.

Although a large area, generally, most people who say ‘Turtle Town’ are specifically referring to Maluaka Beach.  Why?  Because Maluaka is the best snorkeling beach in the Turtle Town Maui area!  It also happens to be my favorite place to snorkel on the south shore of Maui.  Calm blue water filled with fish and marine life all along a white sand beach.  As its name suggests, Turtle Town Maui is known for its high population of Hawaiian green sea turtles.

One of the beauties of Maluaka is the variety of activities for which the beach is suited.  Maluaka is protected from Hawaii’s predominant trade winds because it’s hidden behind the mountain of Haleakala.  Without the strong trade winds, the sea remains relatively calm and undisturbed.  The calm water makes for great swimming, boating, and fishing.  The snorkeling is easy and relaxed.  The soft sand is perfect for tanning, relaxing, volleyball, and the kids.

To find the turtles, walk south down the beach until you get to the rocks at the end of the sand.  The coral reef begins here.  This is where you’ll find the fish and, of course, the turtles.  The reef has a gentle slope so you’ll be able to find any swimming depth that’s comfortable for you.

Turtles are very comfortable in shallow water.  Don’t make the mistake of only looking in the deep.  They have no problem feeding on seaweed in only a few inches of water so keep your eyes open.  Despite their name, Hawaiian green sea turtles are brown and their shells are easily mistaken for rocks when lying still. So, keep your eyes open and you might just be able to snap a great picture like this one!

Private Snorkeling Tours in Honolua Bay in Maui

Some of Hawaiʻi’s beaches are known for their exceptional snorkeling and diving, while others are famous for the barreling waves that thunder ashore in winter. Some are known for their tropical beauty or rich historical significance, while others have hiking, swimming holes, or viewpoints within walking distance of shore.
In the case of Honolua Bay on Maui, it literally offers them all.

Located on Maui’s northwestern coast just five minutes past Kapalua, Honolua Bay is one of the island’s most loved and legendary spots. Summer is a time when snorkelers flock to the tranquil, turquoise cove, where colorful coral heads burst from the reef and schools of reef fish nibble algae off the shells of Hawaiian Green sea turtles. Honolua Bay is also one of the best places to go scuba diving on Maui, as eagle rays, lobster, and Hawaiian spinner dolphins are commonly seen on the deeper sections facing out toward the open sea.

Come on board of Sea Monkey and we will take you to Honolua Bay excursion you won’t forget!

For more info check out: Honolua Bay Guide Book

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a - Hawaii's State Fish

When you visit Hawaii, you may come across this gigantic word that starts with H and has a bazillion letters. That’s the word humuhumunukunukuapua’a and it’s Hawaii’s state fish. The humuhumunukunukuapua’a is a tropical reef trigger fish that you’ll likely see when you snorkel in Hawaii.

I used to think that I’d never be able to pronounce humuhumunukunukuapua’a, but it’s actually quite easy after you sound it out a time or two. Here’s how to pronounce it: “who-moo-who-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pooah-ah” Easy, peasy, right?

If you encounter a humuhumunukunukuapua’a while snorkeling in Hawaii, please give them their space. They can be quite territorial as we learned while snorkeling off Hawaii, the Big Island.

Oh, and one more exceptionally interesting fact about the humuhumunukunukuapuaa – apparently they can talk. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s my proof with this great educational video on Hawaii reef etiquette that is “narrated” by a humuhumunukunukuapuaa J.

Sources: GoVisitHawaii