• Underwater Viewing

Manute’a Private Charter

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

Quick Details


  • 2 and 1/2 hours
  • Extended time available for additional cost


  • 49 passengers (includes infants)


  • 50 feet

Boat Type

  • Sailboat Catamaran

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

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.

  • Chevron down What’s the experience like?
  • Above the water or below in the Underwater Pods, Manute’a offers an up-close, eye-to-eye, better than Disneyland, unforgettable experience.

  • Chevron down What everyone loves, in a nutshell
  • Fast, fun, high-tech, and world’s only eye-to-eye underwater viewing pods.

  • Chevron down Wet factor
  • Close to the water! Depending on conditions, possibly your feet and/or lower legs may get splashed if you visit the bow while the boat is going fast.

  • Chevron down Galley
  • No on-board galley. For private charters we do provide optional refreshment options that can be served on the boat, including deluxe boxed lunches, assorted snacks, beverages, and more. Please ask your Charter Coordinator for more information.

  • Chevron down Bathrooms
  • There are two bathrooms on Manute’a.

  • Chevron down Is there a covered area?
  • Yes, there is a covered cabin area.

  • Chevron down Is there cushioned seating?
  • You bet! Manute’a has cushioned seating in the cabin area.

  • Chevron down How fast is Manute'a?
  • Manute’a offers a ride that is both fast and stable on low emission engines. Alternatively, you can charter Manute’a for a sailing excursion to enjoy a quiet and leisurely ocean cruise.

  • Chevron down Are there age restrictions?
  • Not at all! All ages are welcome aboard Manute’a. Kids love to sit on the three eye-spy tram nets while dolphins swim underneath or viewing the animals in the underwater viewing pods.

  • Chevron down Will my whale watching charter be educational?
  • Yes! Your whale watching charter will have experienced marine naturalists on board to provide live narration during the excursion. Manute’a also features a micro-museum of dolphin and whale artifacts to learn about.

  • Chevron down Can I bring a camera?
  • Of course! Manute’a is great for wildlife photography, though be careful with expensive electronics on the bow due to possible ocean splash. A telephoto zoom lens for wildlife both close and farther away is a best bet.

  • Chevron down Is Manute'a eco friendly?
  • Yes, this catamaran only does dolphin and whale watching, no fishing. There is nothing wrong with sport-fishing, but there is unintended bycatch that can result in injuries or death to other marine animals.

  • Chevron down Is Manute'a safe?
  • Yes, this boat is safe and is U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.

  • Chevron down How do you pronounce Manute'a?
  • It’s pronounced mah-noo-tay-ah

Manute'a Charter Request Form

Fill out the form to request more information about Manute'a, or to get the private charter booking process started. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call us at 949-488-2828. We're happy to help!
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