Hawaii is considered one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Whether you're looking for romance, relaxation, or adventure, the Hawaiian Islands have it all! Arguably, the best way to explore Hawaii is by water! From snorkeling with marine life and surfing world-renowned waves to sunset cruises and boat tours along the coastline, you are sure to find water experiences for people of all ages and interests. GetMyBoat has over 70 boating experiences to choose from in Hawaii, and here is one to consider for your next vacation!
There's nothing better than exploring this tropical paradise from the privacy of your own yacht. The Vida Mia is a renowned yacht in Oahu and the queen of the fleet! This wooden commuter yacht offers it all. You can snorkel and swim with marine life like sea turtles and whales, manta rays, and even view spinning dolphins from her teak decks. The dolphins often like to chase the boats as they travel by, and it's not a rare sight to see a pod of spinner dolphins chasing the ship.
About Vida Mia - Hawaii
Vida Mia means "my fondest life" in Spanish, and this boat has a rich history that dates back to 1929. The 61-foot wooden commuter yacht served its country during World War II along the California coastline, escorted the famed Transpac sailing race in 1963, and was as a diving boat in Maui before arriving in O'ahu. Today, Vida Mia operates out of the Ala Wai Harbor located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and offers swim and snorkel charters, sunset cruises, multiple-night stays, and more. The vessel has hosted celebrities like Louis Vuitton, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Travoltas! Vida Mia was restored to the elegance you see today and is certified to carry 36 guests - perfect for large groups and private events. In fact, this yacht is the only yacht in Ohau that is certified to carry 36 guests. Explore O'ahu in style and from the comfort of your own private yacht.
Vida Mia Experiences
Mornings By Vida - O'ahu's #1 Brunch Cruise
Start your morning off with a cruise along the coast of Waikiki. You can indulge in pastries and coffee fresh from the Honolulu Coffee Company while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the coastline. The early morning brunch cruise lasts for 1.5 hours, and rates start at $69 for children and $89 for adults. The Vida Mia team does offer discounts for military personnel.
Swim & Snorkel Cruise
Their most popular experience is the swim and snorkel cruise. The excursion includes a full-service bar and catered lunch - a local selection of fresh-caught poke, snacks, sandwiches, and desserts. Rates start from $1200/hour, and snorkel masks are provided for guests. The excursion begins at 11 am and is child and pet-friendly! Explore the crystal clear waters of Waikiki and have a chance to see colorful fish, sea turtles, and even dolphins. The swim & snorkel experience is perfect for large groups and families looking to explore Hawaii on the water.
Hawaii is home to spectacular sunsets. Experience golden hour in an unforgettable way with a sunset sail aboard the Vida Mia. Vida Mia offers live music from local artists, a grazing table, and a full-service premium bar. The sunset sail lasts from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm and is for adults 18+ years old.
Memorial Ceremony at Sea
The Vida Mia crew will conduct a traditional maritime service and take care of details including minister, chef, server, musician, leis and flowers, limo transportation, etc. The yacht is a beautiful setting to bid a special loved one farewell with an ash scattering ceremony.
Elopements on the Waters of Waikiki
For the brides looking for a private and intimate ceremony, an elopement on the Vida Mia is perfect for you! The Vida Mia team offers an all-inclusive experience aboard their vintage yacht. The all-inclusive ceremony lasts for 2 hours and includes an officiant, cake, cutting utensils, champagne toast, photographer, and an online photo gallery. Typically, the course is a motor to Diamond Head and back, where you will cruise along the Waikiki coastline and enjoy a Hawaiian sunset from the sea. An elopement package is $4,995 for the bride and groom only.
Want more than a day on the water in Hawaii? Experience what it's like to stay on an all-inclusive yacht for a couple of nights! From daily meal drop-offs from a local chef on board to daily turnover service, you will be living in luxury with all the comforts of home. 4-6 guests can sleep comfortably aboard the Vida Mia. The stay aboard program comes with unlimited charter hours, so you can choose from excursions like snorkel tours and sunset cruises to Diamond Head. This experience is perfect for birthday celebrations, engagements, family reunions, and more.
Book a trip aboard the Vida Mia for the ultimate Hawaiian adventure! If you're interested in celebrating a special occasion, the Vida Mia team has an in-house planner for events. All packages include full bar service and custom catering options. You can discuss all the options available to you with their planner to coordinate the perfect day on Vida Mia.
You can see availability for your desired boat cruise by checking out the calendar feature on GetMyBoat for Vida Mia's listing. Book in advance if you're looking to go boating on a popular holiday weekend. The Vida Mia departs from the Ala Wai Harbor daily in the morning, noon, and sunset. Your fondest life is waiting… book a trip aboard the Vida Mia on GetMyBoat!