Whether you’re planning a family vacation or hosting a team-building event for employees, chartering a catamaran is the perfect way to kick things off. On an island like Kauai, though, where water activities can be enjoyed 12 months out of the year, you must choose from among dozens of companies that offer vessels and boat tours. Here are a few important factors to consider to narrow down the options.
What to Consider Before Chartering a Catamaran
1. The Crew
If you’re on a budget, chartering a private catamaran and then hiring your own crew to sail it is going to cost a lot more than booking an all-inclusive boat tour that comes with an experienced crew on hand. When comparing the various options, don’t forget to take the cost of the crew into account because such fees—and gratuities—can increase the total price considerably.
2. The Meals
Does the catamaran company provide meals, or do you have to turn to third-party caterers? The food offered on the boat will not only impact the total cost but also the atmosphere of the outing. For example, do you want a formal dinner complete with hors-d’oeuvre, cocktails, salad, and dessert, or do you prefer something more casual?
3. The Itinerary
Any reputable catamaran company will offer comprehensive itineraries that make sense. They will be familiar with local currents, weather patterns, and cloud cover and design strategic routes that take all of them into account. They will also time all activities to ensure maximum enjoyment. For example, you might go snorkeling in the morning, eat lunch in the afternoon, and then settle in for a cocktail on the trip back to shore.
If you’re thinking about taking loved ones or employees on an unforgettable catamaran adventure, turn to Kauai Sea Tours. Based in Eleele, they offer a variety of cruises on their deluxe catamaran. Whether you want to experience the thrill of dolphins skimming the waters nearby, snorkeling with sea turtles or you’re in the mood for a romantic night on the water complete with dinner and drinks, they have you covered. To learn more about their breathtaking tours, reach out on their website or call (808) 335-5309.