- 2 and 1/2 hours
- Extended time available for additional cost
- 49 passengers (includes infants)
- 50 feet
- 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.
- 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.
- What everyone loves, in a nutshell
Fast, fun, high-tech, and world’s only eye-to-eye underwater viewing pods.
- 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.
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.
There are two bathrooms on Manute’a.
- Is there a covered area?
Yes, there is a covered cabin area.
- Is there cushioned seating?
You bet! Manute’a has cushioned seating in the cabin area.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Is Manute'a safe?
Yes, this boat is safe and is U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified.
- How do you pronounce Manute'a?
It’s pronounced mah-noo-tay-ah