Boat Rental FAQ
Do I need a license to drive the boat?
Yes and No! The State of Hawaii requires that all boaters undergo a boater’s safety course specific to Hawaii. However, our orientation and safety briefing satisfies the requirements by the state allowing us to issue you a single day use pass for this requirement. There is no additional charge for this pass.
Who Drives the Boat?
You are the captain of your own vessel. The person in charge of the boat must maintain control of the vessel at all times. But, this is the best part, you get to go where you want, when you want.
How many people does the boat hold?
Although the boat has a higher passenger carrying capacity, state regulations restrict the total passenger count to 6 people on board. This included all ages of children and adults.
How far in advance should I make my reservation?
Since we are the only boat rental company on Maui, we recommend making reservations as early as possible. This is especially important during Whale season, December-May and during fishing seasons between July and October.
Can I keep the boat overnight?
No. On Maui there are a limited number of slips and moorings, so there is no place to park the boat at night. There are no exceptions to this rule!
How early can I go out?
We can meet you at the Kihei Boat Ramp as early as 6 am (limitations apply) and get you on the water shortly after our orientation. Because of the Trade Winds in Hawaii, we suggest you get out on the water as early as you can. The trades usually start up sometime between 11am and 1pm. Some days they can blow up to 30 mph. Other days they don’t blow at all, but it’s best to plan on them and get an early start to any ocean activities that you have planned.
What do we do when its time to come in?
Just call us on your cell phone 30 minutes before you plan to be back. We will meet you at the dock and take the boat out of the water for you.
Does a rental include fuel?
NO… But you don’t have to refuel it yourself. We will do the hard work and fill it up for you for the same price as at the gas pump. You will see the final billing charged to your card on file with us.