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Party Boat

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What is a Party Boat?

A party boat offers a lively and entertaining space for socializing or celebrating special occasions and having fun on the water. Whether you’re dancing under the stars or sipping on a refreshing craft beer, every moment on board is a celebration. Immerse yourself in the fun-filled atmosphere surrounded by upscale décor that celebrates Dana Point’s famous surfing culture and recognition as the Dolphin and Whale Capital of the World®.

Hoku Nai'a party boat

Party Boat Ideas and Activities

Live Music

Three band members of Entropy play music on a party boat in Dana Point Harbor

Enjoying live music or a DJ’s playlist during your boat party rental sets the mood and keeps the energy high. Our party boat can accommodate up to four live musicians on the second deck. To make sure the band can comfortably play without feeling the ‘motion of the ocean’, we recommend a harbor cruise for a party boat with live music.


Hoku Nai'a is great for dancing and parties

Get on your feet! With toe-tapping sounds from the band, you and your guests can dance the night away on a party boat cruising Dana Point Harbor. Hoku Nai’a has a versatile dance floor on the upper deck.

Spectacular Scenery & Sunsets

Guests enjoy the sunset during party boat cruise in Dana Point Harbor

Whether we’re cruising the refreshing open ocean or beautiful Dana Point Harbor, your boat party can enjoy breathtaking views and stunning sunsets.

Choose the “Gold Coast Experience” to cruise up the coast along spectacular Laguna Beach, known as the California Riviera. Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, famous coastal homes, sandy beaches, and unique architecture, as well as various marine life.

Or, relax on a tranquil cruise of Dana Point Harbor. From the famous landscape of the Dana Point Headlands to a variety of power and sailing vessels, including historic tall ships, the harbor has many wonderous sights to behold. Keep your eyes open for sea lions or occasional dolphins in the harbor too!

Special Occasions

Enjoying a sunset harbor cruise on party boat Hoku Nai'a

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary, congratulating a recent graduate, hosting a bachelorette party, or planning a corporate event, Hoku Nai’a is your versatile venue for all occasions. A party boat is also a great way to meet new people and catch up with old friends, making it an excellent idea for family reunions. Customize your experience with add-on activities and amenities such as dolphin and whale watching, themed decorations, live music, and catering.

Our party boat is not just a vessel; it’s a floating paradise where you can enjoy the beauty of the sea and sky while creating lasting memories.

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Hoku Nai'a features custom backlit countertops.

It’s not a party boat without drinks! Custom backlit countertops that transition from colors of green, blue, purple, amber, and red, life the mood while guests are served a variety of beverages include wine, beer on tap, hard seltzers, soft drinks, and more.

As part of our commitment to protecting the oceans we use recyclable drinkware.

Raise your glass to an evening of good cheer as you mingle with friends old and new amidst the stunning backdrop of the ocean or harbor.

Beer or Wine Cruise

A toast among friends during a beer tasting party boat cruise

A beer or wine tasting cruise on our party boat is a unique experience that offers you the chance to sample fine wines or craft beers from local wineries and breweries while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Dana Point Harbor.

Expand your knowledge and appreciation of beer and wine while relaxing with friends. Seasoned connoisseurs and curious novices alike will have the opportunity to learn more about local beer and wine and discover new favorites.

Escape the ordinary and embark on an unforgettable journey of taste and adventure aboard our party boat! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking a unique way to unwind, a beer or wine tasting promises to delight your senses and leave you with cherished memories that last a lifetime.

Refreshments and Buffet

Food buffet on the main deck of party boat power catamaran Hoku Nai'a in Dana Point, California

A party boat buffet offers a tantalizing array of options to satisfy every craving, ensuring that your dining experience is as unforgettable as the cruise itself.

Our caterer can provide a delicious array of refreshments, from a sizzling summer BBQ, crisp salads, and seasonal fruits to charcuterie displays, fresh seafood, and everyone’s all-time favorite, gourmet grilled cheese.

Whether your boat party is during breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whether you’d like hors d’oeuvres or a multi-course meal. Our party boat, Hoku Nai’a, can handle it all!

Barbeque Grill

Freshly grilled burgers

Elevate your boat party from ordinary to sensational with our two onboard barbecue grills. Create smoky and savory meats, vegetables, and even fruits! Your guests will be delighted by the enticing aroma of the mouthwatering flame-grilled feast.

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Blue whale next to power catamaran Hoku Nai'a, an upscale whale watching boat in Dana Point, California

Make your party boat even more memorable and unique with dolphin and whale watching! Year-round whales, dolphins, pinnipeds (sea lions, seals), pelagic birds, and fish including sharks, sunfish, and more.

Dana Point is the first Whale Heritage Site in America certified by the World Cetacean Alliance. A Whale Heritage Site is an outstanding location where cetaceans (whales, dolphins, or porpoises) are embraced through the cultural, economic, social, and political lives of associated communities, and where people and cetaceans coexist in an authentic and respectful way.

Dana Point is also the official Dolphin and Whale Capital of the World®. Blue whales, humpback whales, gray whales, fin whales, Bryde’s whales, sei whales, minke whales, plus mega-pods of dolphins can be seen just a few miles off our coast.

Holiday Winter Wonderland

Dana Point Boat Parade

Reserve a party boat for the holidays and step into a world of twinkling lights and festive cheer as we embark on a journey filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable holiday memories. Whether you toast to the season during the boat parade or not, you will get into the holiday spirit with live music of classic carols and seasonal tunes, tasty treats, and magical scenery. We can even help arrange a visit from from Santa Claus himself!

A themed boat party is not limited to the winter holidays. Any holiday or special occasion is a perfect opportunity for a fun themed event!

About Our Party Boat

Take a virtual tour of our party boat, Hoku Nai’a. This 65-foot double-deck power catamaran can carry up to 149 passengers, making her perfect for events large and small.

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