Enjoy Waianae, Hawaii On 34ft Power Catamaran
Experience the fun and adventure in Waianae, Hawaii by boat! Charter the 34 feet "Alaka'i" Power Catamaran for up to 6 people. Rate as low as $195 per person. Rate: • $195* per person *Excl. taxes and fees What You Can Expect: Six people max - aboard the 34 ft. Power Cat, Alaka'i The elite intimacy of our whale watching (year-round), dolphin swimming, and turtle snorkel tour, because you care - and if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. we mix and match with other people to make it a minimum of 4 passengers, maximum of 6. Charter participants will likely experience at least two - usually all three - of the following (Mother Nature willing). Our marine mammal sighting rates are 99.5%: Watching smaller species of whales like pilot whales, all year round! Nearshore Swimming with Wild Dolphins - safe and sane for both dolphins and you. Includes pre-encounter briefings on dolphin behavior and dolphin encounter ". Year-round whale watching - Humpbacks aren't the only whales in Hawaii! On board, hydrophone to hear underwater vocalizing an added bonus (and tool!). Exclusive blue water wildlife encounters give access to 18 species of toothed dolphins, 6 baleen whales, and 22 species of seabirds in Hawaii- including rare species. What To Expect Onboard: The 34 feet "Alaka'i" Baha King Catamaran boat feature superior rough water performance, unmatched stability and boast a superb record for safety and reliability. The vessel’s design incorporates the latest in environmentally responsible maritime technology. Her large, dry, back deck has ample room for sunning, gearing up, and maneuvering for photography. There are a large swim step and custom-built "monster ladder" extending far below the water line.Shade riding and a private full bathroom are added benefits. Sit up on her bow to feel the ocean mist - or be extra bow-riding dolphins. .Looking down between the twin-hulls is similar to being on a glass bottom boat - though with nothing in between you and the critters - you can feel the spray and hear the blows. The spacious fore-deck and easy access around the main deck makes her a perfect platform for whale and dolphin observations and photography. Relax in cushiony shade in the cabin or cockpit. The covered flybridge provides a superb observation platform with panoramic vistas. Includes: • Our famous chix salad sandwiches, fresh pineapple, chips, mango salsa, mac cookies. • Assortment of granola bars, and drinks always available • Snorkel gear and flotation devices provided If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer."
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Wildlife Tour
Passengers on our intimate journeys are considered our personal guests, who by the end of their journey should be joyful, enlightened, sensitive to the fragility of Hawaii’s marine environment, and have a true sense of place. We do not seek volume on our tours we aim only to provide a quality, thought-provoking and potentially life-changing experience. Everyone is welcome, whether you want to nap on the boat's hammock-like trampolines or explore in the water to your heart's content. Our charters are for anyone who hears the call of the ocean. In a global climate of “loving nature to death” Wild Side educates guests about the plight of our local marine life, promote environmental awareness and stewardship to people from around the world, and leave them with compassion for our sea life Ohana. Every member of our team works hard daily to make sure our guests are safe, having the time of their life, and leave with a better understanding of our host culture and precious resources. As a Company we strive to make sure our Guests leave the boat with a smile on their faces and an understanding of why we love what we do.
Features & Details
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 10 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Important Notes: Bananas are considered bad luck on boats all over the world. Please leave them at home! Although not in any way necessary, if you have a good day on the water, tipping of the crew is appropriate. (10% to 15% is standard) Terms and Agreements Cancellation Policy Cancellations made in writing up to 10 days prior to charter date are fully refundable. If we cancel the trip due to weather, safety precautions or any other reason, We will make every reasonable effort to reschedule all passengers affected by the cancellation. If we are unable to reschedule due to unavailability of either charter space or customer, the full amount will be refunded. Cancellations made less than 10 days notice prior to a scheduled charter, "no shows," and those denied access after the safety briefing has begun will be held responsible for the full price. We are not responsible for reimbursement of a missed charter or transportation costs incurred to passengers of missed charters unless our office and/or personnel were directly involved in an error that caused a passenger to miss their previously scheduled charter. If we are in error, we will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the customer and their party. If unable to reschedule, then a refund may be extended in relation to the extent of the error. We shall not be responsible for outside errors beyond our scope of control, including but not limited to; customer oversleeping, inability to procure a rental car or other transportation, seasickness, confusion as to which date their charter was, failure to contact us if running late or lost, too late for us to wait, or contacting the wrong number, failure to bring required medications, failure to provide a valid contact number, etc. If we have met all aspects of our commitments to a customer, then we will not make exceptions to the cancellation policy, or render full or partial reimbursement. In the event of a customer cancellation with less than 10 days notice due to serious illness/injury, flight cancellations, or other unavoidable events, the Office Manager will collect information and contact the Administrator. It is the sole discretion of the Administrator as to what if any compensation will be rendered. Missed charters due to an outside individual or agency’s error or failure to communicate all necessary information are the responsibility of that individual or agency. The customer shall be referred back to the individual or agency that made the reservation for reimbursement or resolution. No Guarantee with the Sea Policy We makes no guarantees to the customer with regard to sightings and/or interactions with marine wildlife, that customer(s) will be allowed to enter the water if unsafe or inappropriate to do so, that weather will be ideal for a particular advertised activity or not getting seasick (although we will cancel if weather is unsafe or unreasonable as per our judgment), nor does we guarantee any perceived expectations. As such, We will not make reimbursement or provide a reduced fare for the absence of marine wildlife, for getting seasick, nor for a customer’s inability to get into the water (by choice or by physical limitations). We will not force an intrusive interaction or encounter on marine life. We reserve the right to end any sea life/human interaction that is harmful or disrespectful; as a result of such misconduct we reserve the right to ban any person(s) from further connected activities with no refund. Additionally, captain and crew reserve the right to exercise their professional judgment regarding the safety and appropriateness of any activity for any passenger during a charter and may agree to deny or terminate any activity at any time. Medical and Health Related Issues We require that any medical, lack of physical ability, or other health related issues be disclosed at the time of reservation, and/or at check-in. Medical or health-related concerns may include but are not limited to heart conditions, pregnancy, recent recovery from any type of surgery or injury, decreased mobility, diminished mental capacity, diminished lung capacities or respiratory problems, allergies (please be aware that epi-pens last only 15 minutes - we may be up to two hours from shore - and medications may fall overboard when needed), or any condition requiring medication which must be brought with them at the time of a charter or taken prior to start of a charter, and disabilities which may increase risk to passenger safety. Passengers with health/medical/capacity related concerns may be allowed to enter the water at their own risk, and only if they are capable of doing so with minimal assistance from attendants and/or crew. If a passenger requires more than minimal assistance, it may be determined that they must remain on the boat for safety reasons. Our vessels are not A.D.A. certified, nor are vessels equipped with any wheelchair tie-down systems and therefore wheelchairs may not be used onboard during the course of a charter. Passengers may enter the water at their own risk, and only if they are capable of doing so with minimal assistance from attendants and/or crew. If a passenger requires more than minimal assistance, they must remain on the boat for their own safety. All our staff, captain or crew reserve the right to deem any passenger a safety risk, resulting in a potential denial of participation in any of our activity (including the boarding the vessel) at any time. If you are refused to board for lack of a health-related disclosure or failure to bring required medications or physician releases, you will be charged the full price. Inherent Risks There are many inherent risks, dangers, and hazards and you and your party must exercise caution at all times in order to avoid or minimize the risk of damage, injury, and death. Examples of these risks, dangers, and hazards include, without limitation: • Walking and standing surfaces that may be wet, slippery, moving, irregular, unstable, and rough; • Open areas such as hatches that someone could fall into; • Low or irregular lighting, or no lighting at all; • Objects and equipment that could fall on someone; • Low ceilings; • Ropes, chains, or other items that could strike or entangle someone; • Extreme and variable physical, weather, and ocean conditions, including darkness, sun glare, hot and cold temperatures; • Vessels, docks, buildings, ladders, and stairs that someone could fall from; • Vessels that could pitch, roll, capsize, flood, collide, and sink; • Gaps between a vessel and a dock that could open or close suddenly and unpredictably; • Possible encounters with wildlife and flora; and • Unavailability of medical attention and treatment. If you attend any Wild Side Specialty Tours activities, then you must exercise caution at all times to protect yourself and others from these risks, dangers, and hazards. If a child or other person(s) under your care attends any Wild Side Specialty Tours activities, then discuss these risks, dangers, and hazards with them as they too must exercise caution at all times Minor Children Children of age 12 and over are welcome on all charters. If you pay for all six seats (or a group of six), it may be possible to bring younger children onboard the Best of the West. We do not provide a discounted children’s rate. Minors under the age of 18 years must have a parent or legal guardian present onboard for all activities. If any youth attends our activity as part of a larger group type function where parents/guardians will not be in attendance (a soccer team for example), the parents/guardian of the minor child must fill out and sign our Risk Waiver Form prior to arrival to any activity. Only our Risk Waiver Form will be accepted, no other waivers apply or will be accepted. If the minor child does not have a risk waiver form filled out and signed by the legal guardian or parent, the minor child will be denied attendance to the activity. Parents are primarily responsible for the safety and well-being of their child/children at all times during the course of our charter or activity. It is also appropriate to consider the child’s temperament and/or activity level, as sitting in an adult's lap (toddlers and infants) for an hour or more may be tedious to the parent and torturous for the child. Children under the age of 7 must have a designated adult from your group who will remain within arms distance at all times and they must be seated when the boat is underway, and/or be accompanied by an adult when moving around the boat. Additionally, they must not be left on the boat or in the water without an adult from your party present. Damages Any damages caused to the boat or equipment by overt negligence or extremely bad judgment will be charged to the offender or responsible party, thus keeping costs down for other passengers. Any legal actions we may be required to take to recover the cost of damages will be incurred by the person(s) responsible for said damages. Lost Items Any personal items or valuables left on the boat at the end of a charter will be set aside for the customer to pick up. We will not mail, drop off, or be responsible for any items let behind. The items will be set aside by the crew for retrieval by customers and must be picked up before the boat departs the dock, or upon return to the dock. We will not make special arrangements to meet a customer at the boat to pick up their items. The customer is responsible for making arrangements with the reservation desk for pick up. If arrangements are made for item pick up, the Reservation/Office Manager will notify the crew of the date and time of scheduled pick up. After 30 days, any unclaimed items will be discarded or donated. Alcoholic Beverages We do not allow alcohol on normal daytime charters for safety reasons. Alcohol, heat, and ocean activities are a potential accident waiting to happen. We do not serve or provide alcohol on normal evening charters. It is permissible for the customer to bring a reasonable quantity (for example, a bottle of wine for a couple to share) on night sails. However, any drunken, obnoxious or unsafe behavior due to alcohol consumption during a charter is inappropriate and will not be tolerated. The offending passenger(s) will be removed from the vessel and the authorities called if it is deemed appropriate by the vessel captain Food and Beverages All our charters provide food and beverages at no extra cost to the customers. We do not allow for substitutions or additions to the menu. Customers are fully responsible for their own special dietary needs or restrictions whether it be for a group charter or a private charter. The customer will be informed that should they require something special, they are welcome to bring it along with them if they wish Frequently Asked Questions What do I need to bring and what are the rates? We provide food, drinks, and snacks - these items are listed in the tour descriptions. You can bring anything you'd like, especially if picky eaters or special diets. Be fully prepared to guard against sunburn, the sun in the tropics is very intense. There is shade on the boat, but glare reflects right on in .Sunglasses (polarized will give you the optimal experience), hats, towels and cover-ups are needed, even in the shade. It is usually best to put SPF 30+ sunscreen on before you leave your hotel room, and again while on your adventure. No spray-on sunscreens please! They over-spray all over the boat becoming a safety hazard, or land on others who may not be appreciative! We supply snorkel gear, but our supply of fins are geared for "average" adult sizes. It's fine to bring your own equipment if you have, ensuring you a good fit. If you would like to rent equipment while on the islands, we suggest AquaZone - Scuba Diving and Water sports. If bringing your own, pack your mask between your clothes so the lens won’t take a beating by the airline's luggage handlers. If you are bringing fins, pack them near the outside of your bag. Fins are tough and will help protect the more delicate things in the center. Catamarans are known for their smooth "cut-through-the water" rides. But if there is any possibility for sea-sickness, you may want to start popping ginger pills about a week before the charter date, and/or use sea-bands. Sea bands are elastic wrist bands that work by acupressure, usually available where you would find other motion sickness remedies. They take about 45 minutes to work so put them on ahead of time. What is the weather like there and what should I wear? The weather is usually moderate year-round, typically ranging from the low 70s to upper 80s. Evenings can be cool and breezy, so you may want to bring a sweater or windbreaker. Summer-type clothing, such as shorts, t-shirts, casual pants and sundresses or sarongs are appropriate almost everywhere in Hawaii. A hat and polarized sunglasses are also a good idea to protect your face from the sun. And, of course, bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and cameras! No spray-on sunscreen onboard please, overspray can create a safety hazard.