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Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: 808-227-4956
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Tradewind Charters has specialized in private yacht charters for 2 - 100...

Tradewind Charters has specialized in private yacht charters for 2 - 100 guests for 25 years. Aboard their vessels you can go sailing, snorkeling, whale watching, dinner cruising and celebrate birthdays, weddings & receptions at sea. They also offer private memorial services at sea - ash scatterings. Their staff can customize catering and beverage menus for you to suit your tastes and budget. Count on them for friendly and professional service.

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Best way to get engaged!

I worked with the owners for many months to get the process just right. They supplied the flowers, champagne, ambience, and the secrecy. They went along with the whole thing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Jim L
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I worked with the owners for many months to get the process just right. They supplied the flowers, champagne, ambience, and the secrecy. They went along with the whole thing and took us on an amazing boat ride around the harbor. I could not have asked for a more enjoyable and peaceful night. I think my captain was more excited... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My fiancé and I eloped to Honolulu — a well planned elopement thanks to Tradewinds Charters and their excellent work. I can't say enough about how wonderful the sunset wedding just off Diamond Head was. Ours was a private wedding, so we had a 40' sailing yacht, just the right size for the two of us, Captain, musician, and photographer. From... More 

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Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review! You were a joy to work with and we are honored to share such a special event with the two of you! Aloha nui loa! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I sailed out of the Ala Moana Marina about 1 mile from the Hilton Hawaiian Village for a romantic sunset cruise for the first night of our honeymoon. When we arrived the boat was beautiful and very clean. The Captain was the absolute greatest. He was noticeably a very skilled sailor and was very pleasant to be... More 

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1 Thank TheEnginnerd
Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us that awesome review! We're glad you had a great time and look forward to sailing with you again! Aloha! More 

tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Dear Ken, Cheryl and Paul, I wanted to thank you very much for a wonderful ash scattering memorial service for my mother last weekend in Hawaii. Given my location in Hong Kong, I was a bit nervous in the overall coordination of the memorial. But, thanks to all of your great efforts, the sunset cruise will be a memory which... More 

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Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to write that great review. We were honored to be a part of your loved one's memorial services at sea. It is wonderful to know you and your family had a memorable experience. Mahalo from the Hawaii Ash Scattering team! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A must for residents and visitors! We had an amazing time! We saw dolphins and turtles! It was so cool! The staff was super helpful and accommodating...especially with my 4 year old!

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Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

We had such an amazing time with you and your little ones! Thanks for the review and hope to sail with you again soon! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

During our time in Oahu we booked 2 sails with Tradewind Charters- a sunset sail and a sail and snorkel. The sunset sail was just stunning- incredible views, great crew. A really magical evening. For the sail and snorkel we were a group of 12, with kids and we had a super fun time. We made a few adjustments to... More 

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Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review! Hope you come back to visit soon! Mahalo! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have read the negative reviews and really can't agree with them. Captain Ken and staff were great in booking the trip and getting us connected with our guide Captain Paul. The views from the boat "my sunshine" were fabulous, and we were even able to catch a couple of trigger fish. Would definately book again if we go back... More 

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1 Thank kwolden
Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Ann and Kyle for that wonderful review! We look forward to sailing with you on your next Oahu vacation! Take care and Aloha! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

This is truly a custom charter with Captain Chris asking our family about our interests and how we wanted to spend our time together. We snorkeled with the turtles, cruised alongside a pod of dolphins, and ran into a couple of whales along the way. Very enjoyable experience that I would recommend for any family. Speaking as a father, this... More 

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Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! Capt. Chris is one of our best and I will let him know you had a great time! Thanks again and we look forward to having you out on the water again soon! Aloha! More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

HORRIBLE. Charged my credit card $495, didn't even go on cruise. Did not advise he would ever charge card. Emailed twice, and no response. BE CAREFUL, DO NOT GIVE "CAPTAIN KEN" YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER. Ive had to open a case with my credit card to get my money back!!!!

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1 Thank David P
Ken M, Front Office Manager at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

Aloha David, We appreciate your input. Customers receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. We are sorry you had this experience. Please contact our business office to talk about the specifics of your situation. Thank you. More 

Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you are looking for something really cool and different to do when on Oahu, I would highly recommend the Friday Firework’s Cruise with Tradewind Charters. I found them via a Google search. I then visited TripAdvisor and thoroughly read through all the posts before deciding to giving them a try. When I emailed them asking for more information, they... More 

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Ken M, Owner at Tradewind Charters, responded to this review

So happy you had a great time! We enjoyed having you aboard and look forward to seeing you again soon! Aloha! More 

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