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Ho'okipa - Floating Condo In the Heart of Honolulu

Bedrooms 3
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms 2 baths directly on the water (harbor) adjacent to Ala Moana beach.

We invite you to come and enjoy our 61' Viking Sportfisher, Ho'okipa located in Kewalo Basin Harbor in the heart of Honolulu. We are happy to announce that our long awaited move to our new slip has now been completed. We now have full power allowing for usage of both AC systems, hot water heater, etc. The new views of Diamond Head, Kewalo Park and Friday Night Fireworks are amazing! Free parking right across from the boat. Some photos depict the boat on open water which is an additional charge.

Ho’okipa is surprising very roomy due to her wide beam of 18 feet which is usually found on boats 65 feet or larger. Several of our guests has commented that once they got here, they were pleasantly surprised on how spacious she is.

Ho'okipa is wonderfully appointed with a master stateroom and two guest staterooms. Master stateroom has a queen berth, private head with shower, separate lighted vanity and air conditioning. At this time, a/c is available in the Salon and master stateroom. If Ac is not your thing we have 3 fans one for each stateroom to cool you off. Take in the views of the harbor while relaxing on the bridge or read a book while suntanning on the bow. Starting February 1, 2018 one parking stall will be provided for our guest at no charge.

Beautiful, comfortable salon with TV, stereo, and Playstation 4.

Master Cabin with queen bed, AC, stereo, TV, Playstation 4, full bath, 2 closets and drawers.

Guest Cabin has two twin beds, TV, stereo, Playstation 4, full bath, closet and drawers.

Crew Quarters have two twin bunks, stereo, closet and drawers.

Salon Dining area with large L-shaped sofa, club chair and dinette.

Galley with full size refrigerator ice maker not hooked up, complimentary Ice, bottled water, soap, shampoo and body lotion included. There is a microwave, stove and Coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea.

3 areas outside to relax and enjoy, bow, cockpit, and bridge. 24 hour security on site. Please do not flush any paper, plastic, or foreign matter in toilet system other than natural human waste. Toilet paper and biodegradable disposable bags will be provided for your convenience.

The harbor is currently undergoing a 22 million dollar renovation which will include upgrades to shore power and the addition of WiFi. Phase 1 has just been completed. We have just completed process of moving to our new slip. Ho'okipa now now has full power, allowing for usage of both AC's, hot water heater, range, microwave, etc... We will be one of only a few boats that will be able to provide hot water to our guests. The new views from Ho'okipa are amazing! Nearly unobstructed Diamond Head & Friday night fireworks views as well as park and ocean access literally steps away! Relax on board while listening to the sound of the waves just yards away and watch the surfers from the bridge, It doesn't get any better than that!

All areas of the boat are accessible to guests except the tuna tower (the very highest part of the boat) and engine room. Mask and Snorkel gear, surfboards, and a paddle board are provided at no additional charge.

During your stay if you decide you want to charter Ho'okipa for fishing, swim and snorkel, Friday night fireworks or the custom charter of your dreams, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please ask about our 20% discount on charters once you book with us!

For boat tours or charter information, please check out Ho'okipa on the web at yachtchartersofhawaiidotcom

You can also do a search for (Ho'okipa at yacht charters of Hawaii)

Not pets allowed or Children under 12.

At this time we are only accepting reservations 6 months out, if you have a latter date in mind please contact us and we will try to fulfill your request.

If you have any questions or want more information please reply with your questions.

Upon check in all guests must sign release of injury and liability form. Form is available for preview upon request.

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Darryl


My name is Darryl. I was born and raised in beautiful Honolulu Hawaii and have lived here all my life. I have a beautiful wife and family. We enjoy Hawaii's year round tropical climate and all the outdoor activities it offers. Surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and hiking are just some of the outdoor activities we enjoy.

Darryl purchased this yacht in 2017

Why Darryl chose Kaka'ako

I purchased this property because my family and I enjoy the water and all it offers such as deep sea fishing, cruising and snorkeling.

What makes this yacht unique

After you view hundreds of condos and houses, the unique features of our property stand out. Where else can you be directly on the water, sipping the drink of your choice and watching Hawaii's amazing sunset? All the features of home are right there at your fingertips. Beautiful Ala Moana Beach Park and Kewalo Beach Park are just steps away. One of the most amazing views is only meters away, located right at the point of the harbor. You are able to see Diamond Head and watch sufers catch waves from the bridge. The views of the daily sunset and the Friday night fireworks show are breath taking. A brand new Whole Foods Store which is the second largest in the US, just opened in May 2018 only a couple of blocks away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht around the Kaka'ako around the Honolulu

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 13
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please contact us for Boat Rules Lost Parking Pass will result in a $100.00 additional Fee Lost bathroom Key will result in a $50.00 additional Fee
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom 1 is located in the Master Stateroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom 2 is located in the Guest Stateroom
  • Please do not flush any paper, plastic, or foreign matter in toilet system other than natural human waste. Toilet paper and biodegradable disposable bags will be provided for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom 1 is the Master Stateroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Bedroom 3 has 2 beds which are angled bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , This is guest stateroom that has two side by side single bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a brand new Whole Foods Store just a couple of blocks away just opened in May 2018.


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Ho'okipa - Floating Condo In the Heart of Honolulu
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We finished our 2 week wedding/honeymoon vacation on the Ho'okipa! It's name means hospitality and the owners lived up to it well!! We were greeted by the owners who taught us how to fully enjoy our stay and they even had champagne waiting for us so we could celebrate! The boat was well stocked, had Lots of room, luxury and comfort! They had everything we could possibly need to enjoy our stay. The boat is clean and very well maintained. The location is in the heart of Honolulu, with a beautiful view of both the ocean and the skyline! Very Romantic! We even chartered them to take us out for a 2 hour tour, they were such gracious hosts! So much fun and a great way to end our honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed Ho'okipa! If was so nice meeting you two. Lauren and I wish you and Jeff all the best in your new life together. We welcome you back anytime. Mahalo Captain Darryl
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The most wonderful place to stay in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

This floating condo is an absolute must for all travellers to Hawaii. We have travelled to Hawaii four times previously, and have tried every combination of hotels, condos and accommodation, so we looked for something different, but still safe, roomy and luxurious. The Ho'okipa surpassed that criteria in every regard. The accommodation, the space, and all the mod cons were fabulous, and the hosting by Captain Darryl and Lauren was outstanding - nothing left to chance and every need looked after. An absolute must - cannot recommend this stay highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

A+ Fantastic Stay in Honolulu

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend Darryl and his boat (Ho'okipa) as a unique opportunity for any visit to Honolulu. The boat was spacious, clean, quiet and comfortable... and in a fantastic location that includes a free parking spot.

It is docked in Kewalo Basin and has a dock that is protected behind a locked metal door. My family of 4 felt safe for our entire stay.

Air conditioning, hot showers, multiple PS4 video game consoles, sound system, good sized refrigerator and microwave were all put to good use. We also enjoyed the Friday night fireworks from the upper level of the boat.

As a host Darryl was outstanding, friendly and responsive. He gave us a welcome tour around the boat the night we arrived and was always available to answer our questions about the area throughout our visit.

You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren and I are very Happy to see that we could make your first leg of you trip to Hawaii a memorable one. We hope that you and your family will continue to enjoy the outer islands on the rest of your trip. We welcome you and your family back anytime! Mahalo Captain Darryl
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Cedar Park, TX

Beautiful Boat!

  • 5 of 5

The boat is amazing and the owners are very nice. We also chartered the boat for the fireworks tour which was also great.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.1 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.37 Miles
Dave and Busters
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.37 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Ala Moana Beach Park
Car: not necessary

We have checked car "Not Necessary" due to the fact that we are located very close to Waikiki and Kaka'ako, within walking distance, bus or biking distance to many locations. A car is ideal though, as it will allow you to travel around the island and experience other attractions that are not close by.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142.43
Additional Guest Fee £37.68 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance £59.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.