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Captain Francesco Forti

Francesco grew up on boats in Hawaii and has spent much of his time adventuring between the islands. He has built invaluable local knowledge of the waters of Oahu, helping create once-in-a-lifetime private boat tour experiences. Experienced in customer service, his goal is to deliver the best quality experience for each and every one of his guests.

Blessed with the opportunity to have a vessel of his own to captain, Hawaii Ocean Charters was born to act as a channel to allow him to share Hawaii’s waters with whoever seeks to explore them.

Being able to captain private boat tours out of Oahu allows Francesco to provide custom and unique experiences for his clients unlike many of the large chain tours where clients are just numbers.

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