At Kaanapali Ocean Adventures, we are able to go places that no other boats dare – visiting areas so remote that only a select few ever get to experience what we offer. We provide a wide variety of tours and adventure activities that cater to the interests of all travel enthusiasts. Our Jet Boat, INSANE, is one of its kind on the island of Maui, and our Snorkel Boat, SANITY, is the only vessel that leaves Kaanapali Beach and goes to and around the island of Lanai. Located at and departs from Kaanapali Beach at Whaler’s Village between Leilani’s on the Beach Restaurant & the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort.


Jet-Boat – “INSANE”

Ocean FUN that doesn’t harm any ONE!

Our custom-made, all aluminum-built, twin-turbo-charged has Yanmar Diesel twin-Hamilton Jet-Drives – ECO/WHALE-FRIENDLY with NO PROPS, NO RUDDERS, NO SHAFTS, and a smooth bottom makes it the most maneuverable Eco-Friendly vessel that skips across the surface of the water, doing 360 degree spins, sharp turns, slides and dead stops. Its ECO-FRIENDLY design makes it the vessel of choice for environmental protection of our special friends, the Humpbacks, and everyone else who visits us in our vast oceans.

* Jet-Boat Rides – The Roller-Coaster Ride on Water! Hop aboard for One Hour of Wet-n-Wild FUN! One of its Kind in the State of Hawaii.

* Whale Watching Tour – Whale Season (December 15 – May 15) for One hour of Whale Watching. Easy on INSANE because of the 360 degree spins and ability to get to the locations ahead of anyone else! Join us with your waterproof cameras and Go-Pro’s.


Snorkel Boat – “SANITY”

Half-Day Snorkel Trips!

Dolphin discovery adventure for your excursion of choice. Visit the coastline of Lanai in half-a-day or travel around the island of Lanai for an entire day. Sanity is a custom built aluminum excursion vessel made exclusively for charters in mind. With 32 individual cushioned seats with dry storage underneath and 24 available shaded seats it is a comfortable ride. Twin Cummings In-Board Turbo-Charged Diesel Engines with over 700 Horsepower and a custom-built swim platform with ladder for easy on and off ocean access. Includes: a private restroom, fresh-water shower, handrails, cup holders, large coolers stocked with ice, juices, water and various non-alcohol refreshments. BYOB.

*Snorkel Equipment Included with all snorkel adventures. Masks, fins, flotation devices and snorkeling instructions.



Welcome to the tropical hideaway destination of Lanai, recently 98% purchased by Larry Ellison from Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Book your next party on “INSANE” – 18 max. passengers or “SANITY” – 32 max. passengers or you may combine both vessels for a party of 50 max. passengers. A private custom charter adventure tailored to your own desire. Surprise that “special someone” with a romantic day on the ocean, great for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate gatherings, birthday celebrations and graduation parties. Booking your private charter is a unique way to show your appreciation for those you are grateful for and to have the experience of a lifetime with unforgettable memories. Enjoy the spectacular cliffs, caves, shoreline and the famous shipwreck. Custom videos may be created and purchased for your special event, set-up prior to the event.

Experience what Kaanapali Ocean Adventures has to offer. It will be the highlight of your vacation. – Aloha!
Call for local Kamaaina Rates Available with valid Hawaii Drivers License.



Diver Dan started his career as a scuba-diver instructor for the local resorts over 36 years ago. He is well-known by his peers and community for his expert navigational abilities, safety records and knowledge of the ocean waters of Maui.

He has fished and dove the spectacular coastline of Lanai throughout his career. This is why both, Sanity and Insane, on private charters goes to the amazing island of Lanai for his guests to experience this tropical hideaway destination that can only be experienced by boat.

Diver Dan has 2 vessels in Kaanapali, his Jet-Boat, “INSANE”, and his Snorkel-Boat, “SANITY”.



“This was of of the best times I had while visiting Maui! I highly recommend it!”

“Great snorkeling trip around island of Lanai with Captain Shaffer and deckhands Cord and Matt! PErsonal attention and informative trip made for ideal day.”

“He even took us up to a small cove were the guests could jump in and climb some rocks and dive in from a small cliff. My two kids loved that part as well…”

“Great play-list as well! The boat can fit up to 25 and need a minimum of 4. Def give this a try! Maui is beautiful looking in front the water.”

“We stopped at a few different spots on the snorkel trip and each spot had more fish than the last, way more fish than at Molokini, and way less people! My favorite spot was Shark Fin Rock…”