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Our Boats

Makana Charters is here to help you get the most out of your visit to our little slice of paradise. The spires of the world famous Na Pali are calling you and your family to get on board!


Na Pali Kai III

Dive in for the ultimate experience along the Na Pali Coast aboard the 49 foot catamaran the Na Pali Kai III. This vessel is equipped with powerful twin 315 hp Cummins diesel engines with Sea Fury surface drives that give a fast and comfortable ride.

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This boat is said to be the most comfortable vessel touring the Na Pali coast at this time.

With all the modern amenities such as a large snorkel platform, fresh water showers, a spacious restroom, and forward facing cushioned and shaded seating, you will travel in comfort as you view the incredible scenery.

Daily west-side departures from the closest commercial boat harbor, Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor, offers the calmest sea conditions, longer snorkeling sessions, more time along the Na Pali, and the closest route to the Na Pali Coast Park.



The Makana is a comfortable 32’ custom built Lightning Catamaran is powered by twin eco-friendly diesel Steyr engines (500 hp) cruising at 20 to 22 knots. We are Coast Guard certified for 19 passengers but our seating is limited to only 12 passengers for your safety and comfort.


Amenities on board include: private restroom, shaded cabin with cushioned seats, fresh water shower and easy access for snorkeling.

For an incredible snorkeling experience (ocean conditions permitting), we provide you with top of the line snorkeling equipment and an excellent selection of flotation devices.

For your palate’s satisfaction, we serve an excellent deli lunch with fruits and snacks. We provide cold drinks and bottled water on both am and pm tours.


New 27′ World Class Private Boat: Hina’ea

A first class private charter for up to 6 passengers.


This 27′ Cat is full of luxury settings, very beautiful, smooth riding, and plush seating all across the board. If your group has 6 or under and looking for an intimate ride we can bet you’ll be very satisfied! She is equipped with fresh water shower, On-board restroom, very plush seating and much more! Take control of your very own private boat charters.

4.5 – 5 hour NaPali tour, Dolphins, Enter Multiple Sea Caves, Deli Lunch, Sharing our Hawaiian history and much more!

We are proud of our Boats & Crew

What Our Customers Say

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