Private Sailing Charter

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Your Charter, Your Way

Experience genuine aloha aboard our recently remodeled 40' sailing catamaran. With our private charters, it's your boat and you call the shots. Our well-trained crew will do their best to accommodate your preferred itinerary, desired activities and food & beverage requests.

Items to bring aboard

Wear a swimsuit if you wish to swim, or clothing you don't mind getting wet from ocean spray. We know some things in life sound a little better with the clink of a glass, so our guests are allowed to bring their own alcohol. If we're informed ahead of time, our crew will have ice waiting for you. If you are prone to seasickness, we recommend taking Bonine antiemetic before your charter.

Included with your charter

Included with every charter is our base amenity level, 'Holo Holo', which provides water, juice, soda, chips, & pretzels, all snorkel gear, reef-safe sunscreen, lotion, shampoo & conditioner on board.

If you plan to work up an appetite while on board, upgrade to our 'Captain's Classic', which features all amenities included in 'Holo Holo' plus pastries, fresh cut fruit, light sandwich wraps, and cabana beach towel service.

Looking to really make an impression? Upgrade to the 'Big Kahuna' amenity suite for complete catering options for any occasion, champagne, and cabana beach towel service in addition to items included in 'Holo Holo'.

*Upgraded amenity levels are offered for an additional fee

Scheduled times

We have 3 departure times available for online booking and recommend our 9:00-12:00 pm charter for dolphins & whales (when in season), our 12:30-3:30pm charter for a reef snorkel & sail (although dolphin encounters are regular at this time as well), or our 2 hour sunset charter for epic views of the Big Island & Maui. Please note our departure times for the sunset charter vary throughout the year;

January: 4:30 pm
February 1st - April 30th: 5:00 pm
May 1st - August 31st: 5:30 pm
September: 5:00 pm
October 1st - December 31st: 4:30 pm

If you wish to book a charter for extended time on the water or have special requests for additional services, please contact us for more information


Private charters starting at $695 A note on tipping your crew.

About The Big Island Shaka

Woody Brown fiberglass-over-wood design | 40' auxiliary sailing catamaran

USCG 6 passenger vessel | freshwater shower | seating lounge | covered cabin | trampoline nets

See Our Sailing Catamaran

How should I tip my crew?

Tipping is common in the sailing and yachting world. Gratuities in appreciation for excellent service are greatly appreciated. The general recommended amount is 20% of your charter fee.