Celebrations at Sea

LightsUP Hawaii, Kauai Sea Tours, Kanani Sails, and Na Hoku II offer amazing ocean activities that are sure to make waves.

By: IJfke Ridgley

Many people dream of having an oceanfront wedding. Many dream of having an oceanfront wedding in Hawaii. But what if you could have your wedding ceremony, welcome party, bachelor or bachelorette party, or reception at sea? Below, we’re highlighting some of the best companies for ocean excursions in Hawaii—ones that will truly make your wedding an unforgettable experience for all.

Hawaii Island
Treat your wedding guests to a completely unique experience by booking a standup paddleboarding tour with LightSUPHawaii. Paddle over the Kohala reef as the sun rises over Mauna Kea during the morning tour, or be in awe of the coral below as LED lights on the board offer a glimpse into the reef’s activity after dark.
Kauai
Serving the North Shore of Kauai for 30 years, Kauai Sea Tours is a family-owned business that will customize an itinerary for your wedding or wedding party. Sail to your on-shore venue via a 40-or 60-foot catamaran or opt for a more intimate ceremony on board.
Maui
Experience Maui’s stunning west coast on a 45-foot Beneteau Oceanis. Kainani Sails, a luxury private sailing charter operation based on the world-famous Kaanapali Beach, specializes in romantic private charters for your special day. Pop the question or elope on this picturesque monohull, or treat your wedding party to a day of sun, sea, snorkeling, and sunset.

Photo: Keao Shaw

 

Set sail and take in the iconic views of the beaches of Waikiki and Diamond Head on Na Hoku II and Manu Kai catamarans. On the Manu Kai, you can snorkel Turtle Canyon, go on a happy hour or sunset sail, or even watch Waikiki’s famous Friday night firework show. Na Hoku II offers a one-hour daytime tour, as well as sunset sails that have higher energy, a party atmosphere, and a more extensive bar. Both boats are available for private charters of up to 49 people at all tour times.

Read more about these ocean-centric activities in our Fall 2022 issue.

Photo: IJfke Ridgley