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Explore Honolulu with Boat Tours & Private Charters


Explore the beauty of Waikiki from the comfort of our expertly guided boat tours. Unforgettable moments await you on the wonderful waters of Honolulu.

Waikiki Sunset Cruise

Experience a Waikiki sunset cruise with stunning views of Diamond Head and the city skyline. Some tours offer a chance to swim and snorkel. Enjoy complimentary soft drinks or bring your own beverages as you relax. Perfect for unwinding and embracing Hawaii’s beauty, with options for private charters.

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Friday Night Fireworks Cruise

Marvel at the Waikiki Friday night fireworks display over the water from a unique ocean perspective. Enjoy complimentary soft drinks or bring your own beverages as you cruise the coastline, soaking in the stunning views of the Honolulu skyline. It’s a memorable way to end your evening in paradise. Options for private charters.

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Whale Watching Tours in Waikiki

Embark on an exhilarating whale-watching tour in Waikiki and witness the majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat. Our experienced guides will give you the best chance for sightings, offering insights into the whales’ behaviors and migration patterns. Capture breathtaking photos and create unforgettable memories as you experience the wonder of these gentle giants. Options for shared or private charters.

Seasonal: January – March

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Whether you’re looking to join us on an epic ocean tour or letting us help you find the perfect private boat for your day out on the water, Hawaii Ocean Charters is the company for you!

Authentic Experiences

As a local Owner Operator Business, we have an intimate knowledge of Waikiki’s waters and understand what it means to share the “Aloha Spirit”, ensuring you get an authentic and unforgettable experience.

Professional Eco-tourism

Clean, well-maintained gear and vessels ideal for Waikiki. Superb safety rating, we take your safety and our job seriously!

Snorkel with Sea Turtles

Explore the marine life at our offshore reefs. We have a 99% success rate for sea turtle encounters on our snorkel tours. We also respect marine life protection laws and only allow reef-safe sunscreen onboard.

Private Boat Charters in Waikiki, Honolulu

Choose from our expertly hosted charters or contact us to access our network of boats in Waikiki to plan your perfect day out on the water. We can accommodate groups of all sizes for any activity.


These guys are great. Polite, informative and helpful. Everything was perfect. One of the best if not the best family boat experience.

Giovanni L. | Tripadvisor

12/10 a must go! One of the most incredible boat tours we have been on. We saw 2 whales, 40 dolphins, a sea turtle and heaps of fish. Francesco and Gerald were amazing, recommend 1000% ! Thanks again guys we will be back, hui hou!

Shannan B. | Yelp

We had 6 adults, 4 of whom have mobility issues. The guys were understanding of our needs and helped us move around safely on the boat to put us in the best spots for great views. They were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, respectful, and professional. Highly recommend!

Kimberly G. | Tripadvisor

The captain and his mate were outstanding in their service and friendliness. We snorkeled out at sea and they had a guy in the water protecting us. They provided a clean ship which shows pride of ownership. We plan to come back next year and maybe drop a fishing line which cruising. Found out later our wives think these guys are hot.

Steve T. | Yelp


Hawaii Ocean Charters offers private Waikiki catamaran cruises and shared tours to tourists and locals looking to have an ocean adventure with guides that truly care about your experience.

Immerse yourself in the underwater wonders of Hawaii’s marine life with our guided snorkeling tours. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish, ensuring an unforgettable and safe snorkeling experience for all skill levels.

Experience the thrill of spotting majestic humpback whales and playful dolphins during our captivating whale and dolphin watching tours. Witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, and with our eco-conscious approach, you can revel in the beauty of wildlife while preserving the delicate marine ecosystem.

Sunset cruises, guided snorkeling tours, whale and dolphin watching, coastal sightseeing, and firework shows are among the tours our guests love the most. From boat photoshoots and proposals to birthdays and memorials, we can also accommodate a wide range of events on the water. Book with Hawaii Ocean Charters today.