“Raft tour is the way to go!”

- Nicholas_P, TripAdvisor


“Best whale viewing in Maui!”

- Paul_M, TripAdvisor


“Locals said this was the best choice!”

- Mike_W, TripAdvisor


Private Charter Snorkel

Ohana Eco-Rafting Tour

Snorkeling + Seasonal Whale Watch

Catering available

Snorkel Gear & Instruction

Pax: 18 Guests

Morning or afternoon tours available

Depart Lahaina

  • 2.5HR Charter

  • 5HR Charter

  • $1375 + tax

  • $2750 + tax

Private Charter Whale Watch

Ohana Eco-Rafting Tour

Seasonal Dec-April

Guaranteed Whale Sightings

Pax: 20 Guests

Seasonal Dec-April

Sunrise to Sunset

Depart Lahaina

  • 2HR Charter

  • 4HR Charter

  • $1100 + tax

  • $2200 + tax

Maui’s best private charter rafting adventures.


About our Maui Private Boat Charters

Maui’s private boat charters are the best way to connect with your friends and family while sharing ocean adventures like snorkeling and whale watching. Create a custom ocean rafting tour by selecting the duration, activity, food and beverages and day for your adventure.

We’ve been sharing Maui snorkeling and whale watching with visitors for more than 30 years and can’t wait for you to feel like ohana (family) while adventuring with us.

What’s Included on Private Charter

Gear up in clean and sanitized high quality snorkel gear and floatation devices included in the snorkel tour.

Complimentary Reef Safe Sunscreen available.

Our Marine Naturalist Guides will share educational information about Maui and marine animals.

What to Bring

Bring towels, hat, sunglasses, reef safe sunscreen or a sun shirt! BYOB ok, just no glass containers.

Waterproof bag for personal items.

Camera or GoPro for photos and videos

Gratuity for crew (Venmo accepted)

Wetsuit tops are available to rent for added sun protection, flotation and warmth. $10

Private Charter Menu Options


Fresh banana bread with passion fruit cream cheese, fresh fruit including strawberries and pineapple.


Chicken Caesar, Turkey Bacon Ranch or Veggie Hummus lunch wraps. GF and Vegan options available by request.


Maui style potato chips and cookies.


Soda, diet soda, green tea and water.

BYOB adult beverages ok, please no glass containers.

Restrictions & Cancellation Policy

Due to our style of vessel and activities, no children under 3 on tours, no pregnant or persons with back or neck injuries.

Please no spray sunscreen, rub on reef safe sunscreen is welcome!

At least 7 day prior to scheduled tour notice for cancellations and refunds.

Tours may be canceled or rescheduled by Hawaii Ocean Rafting due to capacity or weather.



Choose an adventure for your private charter.

The best part about booking a private boat charter in Maui is you get to choose your adventure. Talk with your friends and family and decide what activi- ties you want to include in your private charter. Looking for a private snorkel tour? We offer both Maui snorkeling and Lanai snorkeling tours starting at 2.5 hour to 6 hour private charters. During whale migration season, December-April, whale watching can be included in your snorkel tour, making it a combo ocean rafting adventure.

Just want to whale watch? Charter our rafts for the best change to encounter humpback whales eye to eye.

Know the boat, (or in our case raft!)

Our ocean rafts are made for a fun family style adventure. We’re not fancy, we’re for adventurers looking for a down-to-earth authentic Hawaiian experience. Our rafting vessels can hold up to 16 guests comfortably plus crew and offer additional seating on the inflatable pontoon if you want to sit on the edge near the water while underway.

Our low-to-water rafting vessels are the ideal boat for whale and dolphin watching, giving you an eye level encounter when marine animals decide to be curious and approach our rafts!

Decide if a private charter is the right fit for you.

If you have a group of family or friends (ohana) looking for adventure, a private charter is most likely the best fit for you. Often our private charters are better for your budget than paying for each person in your group to join a shared snorkel or whale watching charter.

If you want more space on the boat or more time to spend with just your friends and family, a private boat charter is the best choice for you.

Looking to film using a drone from a boat? A private boat charter is the best option for your drone filming!

Want flexibility to return early or stay out longer? Private boat charters can often accommodate change of duration and activity since it’s just you and your ohana.

Choose your amenities.

Looking for full catering and beverages? Want wetsuit tops for everyone on the private charter? We’re here to make your private charter an adventure that is the least work for you and most fun for your group.

We can provide everything from snorkel gear and wetsuit tops to reef safe sunscreen, flotation devices and full food and beverage services that can accommodate vegetarian and gluten free lunch options.

Decide on your private charter budget.

Our private boat charters operate at an hourly rate. If you know your budget ahead of time we can help you create an experience that best fits your budget. Our private boat charters also include crew and snorkel gear. We have catering options available for upgrade or you can always bring your own food and beverages onboard.

Private charters are often the more affordable option for larger groups, contact us and we can help you find the right ocean rafting experience for your family!

Plan ahead when booking a private charter.

Small group rafts and private boat charters are in high demand. Book your private charter as soon as you know your vacation dates.

We have an easy 72 hour cancellation policy so if you need to change your plans we can reschedule or refund with just 72 hour notice.

Don’t miss a chance to spend time with just your family and friends, sharing Maui’s ocean adventures on our eco-rafts!

Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch – Old


+ tax
per person

Maui Whale Watching Eco-Rafting Tours


+ tax
per person

West Maui Turtle Snorkel Tours – Old


+ tax
per person


Looking for a different tour?
Check out our other
ocean adventures!

Looking for a different tour?
Check out our other ocean adventures!