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Charter 42ft "Kaikiwi" Beneteau Sloop In Honolulu, Hawaii

Sloop
2000
42 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy our beautiful Pacific Ocean by boat! Charter the 42-foot "Kaikiwi" Beneteau Sloop for up to 6 passengers. Rate as low as $175 per hour (minimum of 3 hours).

Rate:

• 3 hours: $525

Includes: 

• Captain

What You Can Expect:

As we sail we may see green sea turtles lazing in the sun, dolphins jumping the bow, whales (winter only) spouting off to starboard, the stunning shine of Venus at sunset. Weddings, anniversaries, sailing lessons, birthdays, corporate "fun"actions.

What To Expect Onboard:

The "Kaikiwi" is a 42-foot Beneteau 411 and a wonderful sailing machine for Hawaiian waters. She is well proven: our Captain sailed her home from Mexico with two crew and was delighted with the way she handled in all conditions.

Boat Specialties:

• Sunset sails off of Waikiki (on Fridays, this can include a beautiful fireworks display)
• Whale watching in season
• Weddings: saying "I do" as you sail into the sunset is hard to top!
• Impress your most important corporate clients, or reward your top employees, with a deluxe and exclusive sail.
• Birthday celebrations, sailing lessons, memorials, life celebrations.

What To Bring:

• Food
• Drinks (but please no red wine)

Details

  • Type: Sloop
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Make Model: Beneteau 411
  • Year: 2000
  • Rental Minimum: 3 hours
  • Length: 42 ft
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 14 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

!!! THE RATE OF $525 for three hours includes all taxes and fees. There are no hidden charges.!!!

 

PLEASE NOTE YOUR REQUEST WILL BE HELD FOR 48 HOURS BEFORE THE OFFER EXPIRES

To board and sail on Kaikiwi, all clients must be agile and mobile.

• Because our exposed coastline is subject to currents, has no secluded coves/ lagoons and has unspectacular reef in our sailing area, snorkeling is not offered. While your private charter is primarily a sailing experience, if you would like a swim (you must be a strong swimmer), let me know and I can drop sail while you all jump in the water. I don’t anchor: we drift with the current and a floating tether is attached to the boat.  This is a bunch more fun than being anchored, esp with mask and snorkel on. For safety reasons swimming is not an option during a sunset cruise.

• If you have more than 6 in your group, please submit multiple requests and split the group. Mahalo. This is not a regulation imposed by the owner but one imposed by the US Coast Guard.

• Includes Captain:  Kaikiwi does not sail without her Captain so, please, no bareboat requests.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does “Kaikiwi” mean?

“Kai” in Hawaiian means “salt water”. “kiwi”, enough said (unless you are unfamiliar with the global nickname for a New Zealander). Salt water kiwi sums it up perfectly.

What kind of weather can we expect?

Our local weather man boasts “the best weather on the planet”. That may be well true! Facts: winter is our rainy season and is obviously cooler but a comfortable temperature especially if you are escaping from mainland snow and ice. Summer: we are one of the coolest states in the union because of our consistent trade wind flow. Highs in summer can be 88 F. Hawaii year-round is windy, sometimes very windy with trade winds from the north east.

Are there life jackets and other safety equipment on board?

Your safety and comfort are our number one concern: whether you are sailing on Kaikiwi or on the catamaran, both meet all U.S. Coast Guard inspection requirements. Safety first, fun second.

Where are we going?

We sail from Oahu’s south (protected) shore, not far from Waikiki, past beautiful coastline in the cobalt blue blue waters of our Pacific. Wildlife such as green sea turtles/ honu, dolphins/ nai’a, humpback whales/ kohola (in winter season only), and flying fish/ malolo are some of the critters we may see as we sail. This is not destination sailing…Destination is sailing …it’s more about the experience of being out on the water than getting somewhere.

Can we sail to the north shore?

Distances while sailing are significant. Consider sailing 100 miles at 7 mph. Yes, that makes the north shore or any outer-island a distance unable to be covered during a day-sail. Fact: circumnavigating Oahu takes minimum 24 hours non-stop. This translates into a 4-day 3-night multi-day charter. Molokai and beyond are a minimum 5-day charter. Maui is a minimum 7-day charter.

Is the sailing calm or choppy ( I am worried about sea sickness)? If conditions outside Diamond Head are too brisk and bumpy we have a fabulous sailing triangle inside that wind line with wonderful views of Oahu and awesome trade wind sailing. Regarding seasickness: Bonine is available at any drugstore and it is always best to be preventative!

What times do you sail?

Our vessels are available 24/7/365 and, because this is custom, private sailing, we can sail any time you want and whatever length of time you wish.

Are tips included in the price?

Price includes tax but not gratuities. While there is never an obligation to tip, they are a lovely (and appreciated!) way to say that you are very happy with the services given.

Is there a meal served on board?

it is very difficult eating and serving a sit-down meal on a sailing adventure so for that reason, and the fact that these are days of complex diets and allergies, you are asked to please bring your own choice of snacks and beverage for your day/evening on the water.

Adult beverages are welcome but, please, no red wine.

What else is provided?

sunshine, shade, happiness and a beautiful ocean, sometimes with a passing turtle, dolphin or humpback whales (in season).

Can we stop to swim/ snorkel?

People sail on Kaikiwi to enjoy the sheer thrill of tradewind sailing and, knowing they can take a swim from the beach any time they want, don’t generally want to waste precious time of their private sail with swimming. That being said, if you do want to swim, let the captain know at time of booking. Swimming is not included in a sunset cruise unless you book a minimum 5-hour charter. Because our coastline has no secluded coves/ lagoons all must be strong swimmers and happens only if weather and ocean conditions are favorable; captain’s call. 

Do you have a bathroom on board?

whether you are sailing on Kaikiwi or the catamaran, bathrooms are available. These are marine toilets and it is very important to follow your captain’r explanation on how to use them.

Do we find our own way to the harbor or is there hotel pick-up?

The captain will be busy getting your boat ready for you so you will find your own way to Kewalo Basin either by cab or your rental car. Specific directions to the harbor are sent to you upon confirmation of your booking. It is a very short ride to the marina.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Dodger
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Air Conditioning
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Head

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Meet Capt Gaelyn

Capt Gaelyn

From Honolulu

Member Since Dec 2013

Contact Owner
  • Listing Address
  • Kewalo Basin
  • 1125 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Honolulu, Hawaii 96814,
  • United States

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