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Address: 1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
Phone Number: 808-227-4956
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Description: 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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A nice day spent on the Ocean with Tradewind Charters

We booked Tradewind Charters for the day for a family of 4 to spend some quiet time doing what we wanted to do on our last day in Oahu. I arranged it with Captain Ken. We told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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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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New York City, New York
1 review
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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Tracy, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our trip with Tradewinds in Honolulu was good and bad. First, Captain Ken shows up 20 minutes late. But we had a delightful voyage, snorkeling with Turtles. Then the difficult side of this review. The rip-off. I asked them to provide lunch, they said it would be $25 per person, which we agreed to. The lunch consisted of a large... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our family chartered Captain Ken and crew to scatter family members remains off Diamond Head. Everything was excellent from making the arrangements on the phone, getting detailed invoice emailed, the hand-off the remains the day before so they could but them in a ti leaf urn, crew was very pleasant, food tasty, weather great, ukulele player and minister. I would... More 

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Buxton, Maine
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We book a sunset cruise on the LOVE BOAT, but we were put on another of the companies boat. A 40ft beautiful sail boat. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Duke and first mate Ryan. Ryan was learning on how to sail a boat. He had plenty of experience on the water, but not on a 40ft sail... More 

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PA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We booked Tradewind Charters for the day for a family of 4 to spend some quiet time doing what we wanted to do on our last day in Oahu. I arranged it with Captain Ken. We told him we'd like to snorkel. fish and sail. He asked if we wanted to bring lunch or he could provide for a fee.... More 

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Honolulu
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We recently went out on two different occasions on a Tradewind Charter firework evening sail. Both times we were on the Love Boat. We left around 6:15pm, and returned two hours later. It was supposed to be a sailing charter but the captain used the engine for at least half the time. The sunsets were incredible, and the fireworks off... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Had a lovely time! They were very amenable to family cruises, with my daughters truly enjoying it! It was well worth the experience!!

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