Capacity: Although Hoku Nai’a is Coast Guard certified to carry up to 149 guests, for this memorable Pacific Airshow trip, we’re limiting capacity to 60.
Lunch Included: Price includes a flame-grilled cheeseburger or veggie burger, potato chips, cookies, and spring water in our eco-friendly, recyclable carton.
Due to the extended trip duration, children should be age 8 and older.
Whale Watching Bonus:
En route to and from the Pacific Airshow, we’ll be looking for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and all other marine wildlife.
Due to time constraints, we cannot spend an extended amount of time watching animals.
The Pacific Airshow
Join us aboard our new power catamaran, Hoku Nai’a, for an extraordinary safari to view the Pacific Airshow. The 2022 airshow will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds with additional performances by the U.S. Navy F-35C and F-18E/F Flight Demonstration Teams, 4 parachute teams (US Army Golden Knights, UK Army Tigers, US Navy Leap Frogs, and the US Air Force Wings of Blue), Red Bull Air Race world champion Matt Hall, and many more! Full lineup of performances and demonstrations is to be determined. This world-class airshow was voted Top 3 Best Air Shows by USA Today in 2021.
A hot lunch of a flame-grilled cheeseburger or veggie burger, potato chips, cookies, and spring water in our eco-friendly, recyclable carton are included in the price of your trip. You also have the option of purchasing assorted dry snacks, water, soda, and beer on board during the cruise. And of course, Mrs. Capt. Dave’s famous triple fudge brownies are served as a special treat!
Our Huntington Beach Airshow tickets offer one of the best views of the airshow as we’re on the water, and you won’t have to worry about traffic and parking.
Dana Point Whale Watching Included with Our Huntington Beach Airshow Tickets
Considered the voice of youth in aviation, Matt Stumpf is one of the leading experts in aviation history and aerobatics.
Since 2016 “Shorty” has had the opportunity to be the voice of aviation throughout Southern California and the west coast at events such as the Riverside Airshow, March Field Air and Space Expo, The Planes of Fame Air Show, Apple Valley Airshow, and many more. Recently he was invited to narrate the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, for the Jet and Unlimited classes, for NBC Sports.
Matt takes a unique approach to narrating the amazing aerobatics on display at the Pacific Airshow. You’ll learn insider stories about the pilots and planes and enjoy the history of the airshow told through Matt’s high energy, often comedic, commentary.
About the Boat
Hoku Nai’a is a 65-foot dolphin and whale watching superstar and brand new to our fleet! She is a fast and stable power catamaran with a maximum capacity of 149 passengers, although this Pacific Airshow cruise is limited to just 60 guests.
Hoku Nai’a is specifically designed for passenger comfort and panoramic views from both the main deck and elevated observation deck. There are two restrooms available on board.
The main deck (first floor) is fully enclosed for climate control and has bench seating with tables.
The observation deck (second floor) has plenty of cushioned bench seating and is covered for added sun protection. Supreme comfort and convenience are readily available wherever you turn during our unique Pacific Airshow excursion!
Please note Hoku Nai’a is not equipped with Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods.
Captain Dave is working hard to upgrade Hoku Nai’a and photos are not yet available. However, we do have a special sneak peek:
Book your Huntington Beach Airshow and whale watching tickets with Capt. Dave’s today!
Airshow & Whale Watch Private Charter
Exclusively Available on our Motor Yacht ORCA
Up to 6 passengers of your choice. $2,550 + $300 gratuity (a $3,600 value)
If you’re looking for whale watching near Dana Point, we guarantee you’ve never experienced anything like this. Our exclusive underwater glass viewing pods put you face to face with some of the largest creatures on earth! Book your seat today!
Just like our Signature Safari, but faster and closer! Get within arm’s reach of wildlife on our speedy and fun dolphin & whale watching zodiac-style boats (rigid hull inflatables). VERY low to the water & GoPro friendly. Book your intimate experience now!
Reserve online your upscale boating experience by booking ORCA for your private yacht charter. Gorgeous, comfortable, and the ideal way to spend time with friends, family, or colleagues. Up to 6 guests + our Captain.