Kaanapali Ocean Adventures




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 Yanmar Diesel twin-Hamilton Jet-Drives – ECO-FRIENDLY with no props, no rudders or shafts, and 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 1-Hour of Wet-n-Wild FUN! . One of its Kind in the Sate of Hawaii.

* Whale Watching Tour – Whale Season (December 15 – May 15) for 1-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 water-proof cameras and Go-Pro’s.

Snorkel Boat – “SANITY” • Full-Day and Half-Day Snorkel Trips!

Dolphin discovery adventure for your excursion of choice, visit the coast-line of Lanai in half-a-day or travel around the island of Lanai for an entire day. Sanity was custom-built exclusively for charters in mind. Comfortable with 32 individual cushioned-seats with dry-storage underneath and 24 available shaded-seats. 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” – 20 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 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 this 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 hide-away destination that can only be experienced by boat.

Diver Dan has 3 vessels in Kaanapali, his Jet-Boat, “INSANE”, his Snorkel-Boat, “SANITY”, and his fishing boat he calls “Marlin”. In 2013, The Maui News published an article about Diver Dan and his Fishing Boat, hence the name Marlin,