We have taken generous measures to ensure health, safety, and a virus free environment for you, our crew, and any guest. Most precautions and safety measures were standard for our operation prior to the pandemic; however, now more than ever will we emphasize our detailed cleanliness and sanitation procedures.
Our most common COVID-19 related questions and answers:
Do the crew wear masks? Our crew have been provided custom neck and face masks that can cover nearly the entire face. These masks are often used to protect crew from the sun as well as air-borne particles. These masks are required to be worn by our crew, and must cover their mouth and nostrils during any food prep, drink prep, and anytime they may be within 6 feet of any guest.
Do I need to wear a mask? In following with CDC and State of Hawaii recommendations, we recommend you wear masks anytime you may be within 6 feet of others and if you enter any enclosed space. However, for most parts of the vessel area, you are not required to be masked.
How do you clean the boat? Since inception, we have always washed and cleaned the entire vessel before every trip. The general exterior surfaces are washed with water and hand dried with chamois. Exterior railings and handrails are wiped with Lysol disinfectant, while the interior trim and common area are sanitized with Lysol disinfectant. The boat is completely dried and aired in the sun before being boarded by new crew or guests.
How is the food prepared? All food is provided by caterer or is directly purchased through a grocer. Any food that is prepared aboard has been either pre-prepped in a certified facility, or has passed inspection at a certified grocer. Once aboard, our certified and trained staff will prep food for consumption using face masks and FDA approved gloves. All dishes and utensils are washed following Department of Health guidelines. Our on-board kitchen is certified by a Health Inspector Annually and carries the same requirements for any restaurant within the state.
Are the snorkel masks cleaned? All masks and snorkels are cleaned by hand after every use. Each mask and snorkel is put into a sanitation process that goes through a bleach based soak, deconstruction, hand scrub with degreaser, and applied disinfectant. Before each new use, we will provide you with an alcohol wipe to be used at your discretion. If preferred, you may provide your own snorkel equipment and or purchase a new set from us brand new.
The most luxury sailing yacht in Ko’Olina, this exclusive sailing charter is one of comfort, relaxation, and fun in an affluent setting. Limited to 6 guests per charter, these small group or private sailing and snorkeling charters are for only a privileged few. Come join us and allow our professional captain and crew take care of your every need while you snorkel and sail in paradise.
In Hawaiian, Holo Holo means to explore and cruise so we call this tour our Holo Holo Morning cruise. We'll start the day off as we leave Ko Olina and set sail up the West Oahu. Here we will be greeted with magnificent views of the Waianae Mountain Range and its deep valleys, the crystal clear blue ocean waters, and stunning golden sand beaches.
During our morning tour we frequently see a variety of marine life such as Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, Humpback Whales (Nov-March), Pilot Whales, Flying Fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and more!
After anchoring, get ready for some fun in the water. Our professional snorkeling gear and instruction will get you in and under the sea to view our array of tropical fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, eels and much more! Have fun jumping off the boat or relaxing on the inner tube.
Finally, bask in the sun while enjoying lunch and a cold drink on our spacious wrap around decks.
Our Private Charter options provide a chartered yacht for up to six passengers, with a Captain and Mate included. All Private Charters are at a set rate, no matter the passenger count (up to six). Private Charters allow guests more flexibility with the day’s schedule and activities. Private Charters are most popular with couples and families and also includes our drink and menu services. Yacht rentals are not a service that we offer.
The SV Shaun T – a 46′ Robertson and Caine catamaran. This world recognized yacht was built purely for leisure and cruising of islands across the world. At a 24′ beam and 46′ length, you’ll never have to tip-toe to the bow, or squeeze into the galley. Find your space, extend your legs and feel what Hawaii has to offer.
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Ko Olina Marina - 92-100 Waipahe Pl. Kapolei, HI 96707.
Upon arrival at the Marina, our Captain and Crew will be meeting you and your group in the Ko Olina Marina Store.
Any per passenger bookings for the Morning Snorkel Cruise or Captain’s Sunset + Tasting must cancel reservations no later than 48 hours before the scheduled departure. No refunds will be given to these bookings canceled within 48 hours of the scheduled departure.
Charter and Private Boat bookings must cancel reservations no later than 5 days before the scheduled departure. No refunds will be given to these bookings canceled within 5 days of the scheduled departure.
A cruise or charter can be cancelled at the captain’s discretion any time before the scheduled departure. A full refund will be provided to all paying guests when a cruise or charter is cancelled by the captain. Though we do our very best to avoid these situations, poor weather, safety concerns, and unforeseen mechanical problems can arise at anytime.