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Manute'a Private Boat Rental

Custom events on the boat with the world’s only Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods

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Additional Information:

  • Length: 50 feet
  • Boat Type: Sailboat Catamaran
  • Boat is cleaned with CDC-approved products in-between cruises.
  • Entry into the Underwater Viewing Pods requires the use of ladder-like steps. Persons with a disability or limited mobility may have difficulty.
2.5 Hour Private Charter Through February 28
2.5 Hour Private Charter From March 1
$300 gratuity will be added during checkout. If you don't see date/time you need, please call us at 949-488-2828

Hailed by many passengers as “better than Disneyland,” Manute’a is the most unique whale watching boat in the world. Our private sailboat charter offers the best whale watching in Southern California. Scenic coastline and incredible year-round wildlife will surely wow your guests of any age.

Our private sailboat charter is far from average! Manute’a features our exclusive two Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods, so you can feel what it’s like to swim with dolphins and whales underwater without getting wet. She also offers three Eye-Spy Dolphin Tram Nets, a micro-museum of whale and dolphin artifacts, plus a large, semi-covered cabin area and cockpit with ample cushioned seating and two bathrooms. Manute’a is operated by our professional Captain and crew.

Passenger watching dolphins from underwater viewing pod on Manute'a

About the Underwater Viewing Pods!

During your private sailboat charter on Manute’a, you can explore the two Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods.

The Underwater Pods are areas in the catamaran’s hull with cushioned padding on the floor so you can sit or lay down. Surrounding you on both sides is 36 square feet of secure, bulletproof glass to see animals underwater.

This is not your ordinary glass-bottom boat! You won’t be looking down at the animals; they will be swimming right next to you and looking you in the eye! And if the dolphins are “chatty,” you’ll be able to hear their clicks and whistles, too.

Each ‘Pod’ (there are two) can usually fit 1 or 2 adults or 2 to 3 kids at a time. The Underwater Pods are included in your private sailboat charter at no extra cost. If you have a large group, everyone takes turns enjoying them.

For your safety, the Underwater Pods are not open during the entire cruise. Your Captain will announce when crew members are opening the ‘Pods’ and allowing passengers in. This typically occurs when we find a large enough pod of dolphins that are curious about the boat.

Please note entry into the Underwater Viewing Pods requires the use of about six ladder-like steps. Therefore, guests with a disability or limited mobility may have difficulty enjoying the ‘Pods.’ Contact us if you need more information.

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