Experience the adventure of a lifetime with luxury sailing charters and custom adventure elopements
Where luxury and adventure meet. Adventure instead and elope at sea on your own private sailing yacht. Whether it’s just the two of you or four of your closest friends join you as you tie the knot. Starting at a three-hour sail, all your photos are included, plus a beautiful heirloom album. Customize your day by adding flowers, cake, mocktails, and a gourmet meal of locally sourced fresh ingredients.
You can completely customize your day, (from helicopter landings on top of mountains, a hike through the forest, to a jump in the ocean with a snorkel adventure from the boat).
We’ll help you every step of the way and assist in planning all the details so you can just enjoy your time on the waves with a postcard view of Honolulu’s skyline. Make memories that will last a lifetime and feel time stand still as you marry the love of your life.
Don’t fret, there is an alternative way to tie the knot and celebrate your love story.
Elopement & Intimate Wedding Packages
All collections can be adjusted in scope and can be enhanced with additional services from our vendor team including hair + makeup, farm-to-table meals, videography, and more. Contact us for details!
Embark on your dream elopement with our full-scale concierge planning services aboard our sailboat on O’ahu. Elevate your experience by customizing any sailing package with beautiful tropical flowers, delectable desserts, and personalized styling, ensuring your vision aligns seamlessly with your budget. Want to extend the adventure? Our exclusive resources include ideas for beach, garden, or helicopter ride excursions. As experienced adventure elopement photographers and guides, we provide insider tips, vendor recommendations, and all the tricks we’ve learned over the years to make your celebration truly unforgettable. Contact us to start planning the details of your tailored and adventurous elopement experience!
All packages include:
Full-service elopement concierge and planning
Exclusive private charter aboard Blue Planet, starting at three-hour events
Complimentary officiant services
Professional photography to include
Charcuterie from Fig & Ginger
Mini wedding cake from Sugar & Poi
Professional photos are included in all elopement sailing packages, so not only do you get a phenomenal sailing adventure, but you also get photos to relive the entire experience. There is an option to upgrade and include videography if land-based adventures are also included.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Kelsi and Patrick were so talented with catching organic, natural romance between my boyfriend and I on camera. The photos turned out so stunning, my mom loved them!! The crew was welcoming, friendly, professional, and extremely attentive to anything we might have needed. You can tell everyone on board is extremely passionate about being at sea. First-mate Christina rocked it!! The drinks were picture perfect to match the setting horizon. We were lucky enough to see some turtles as we left the harbor and the captain pointed out whales breaching in the distance, too! I feel truly blessed to have such a beautiful experience with my favorite person, and pictures to show for it too. Thank you Kelsi + co!!! If you’re looking for a special experience to share with someone you love I can’t recommend this enough. Mahalo
Just wow.🤩🤩 Easily the most beautiful moment of my life.
I can’t be more thankful for this crew! First time on a sailboat and it exceeded expectations, me and my girlfriend couldn’t believe what we had entirely signed up for because of how breathtaking the whole experience was . Not only was the view and vibe extremely romantic, we got to see turtles poking their heads and whale’s full on jumping out the water . Felt like me and my girlfriend were in a movie. The drinks were very yummy and creative! The best part was in the moment of course but when we got the pictures sent to us the next day we FREAKED OUT. The quality of the photos were the best I’ve ever had taken of me easily. Shout out to kelsi and Patrick for them and also setting up such a great crew, there talent and passion really shows. The crew really took care of us!
What a beautiful experience
Sailing Eternal Tides is a high-quality company that delivers a top-tier experience. My partner and I went out with their crew on a charter to enjoy the sunset and the fireworks in Waikiki, it was an awe invoking experience. We were welcomed with open arms by their crew and there were several mocktails available and they all tasted delicious and were very picturesque. The photos that Kelsi and Patrick took reflected the dreamy and magical night that we experienced through their documentary photography style. All of the staff have such a positive attitude and are ready to help you with anything you need. A total 10/10 experience, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. – MAKOA
Frequently Asked Questions
We don’t follow any hard-and-fast rules. Whether you’re looking to book a week from now (really!) or a year from now, we have the resources to create the perfect day. We just have to confirm vendor availability.
Blue Planet has a maximum capacity of 6 people, making it an ideal choice for intimate elopements. However, if you have a larger guest count and still wish to utilize our planning and photography services, we can happily recommend larger boats for your celebration. Alternatively, we can explore the option of a land-based adventure or wedding for your guests, followed by a personal adventure for the couple aboard our enchanting boat, Blue Planet. Your celebration, your way – let’s tailor it to perfection!
We do offer vow renewals! All of our collections can be modified to accommodate vow renewals. All pricing and a la carte options apply to vow renewals as with our regular collections.
Yes! Our base fee, which includes an officiant, will still apply but you’re more than welcome to invite an outside officiant.
Yes! We’ll give you detailed instructions on the process. But please note that marriage licenses are legal documents–just like a passport or driver’s license–so you need to appear at your local government office and apply for a marriage license in person. You need to obtain the license before the ceremony, and offices are generally only open Monday through Friday during regular business hours. You’ll bring the license to your elopement, and we’ll then file with the State of Hawai’i on your behalf.
Please note that for international couples, an Apostille Certification is also needed for your country to legally recognize the marriage. Not to fret, we’ll walk you through the process!
Without a doubt—yes!
Absolutely! We’re thrilled to accommodate additional time for photography to ensure we capture every aspect of your love story. Whether you desire getting ready shots, a scenic helicopter ride, beach photos, or a visit to a local speakeasy, we’re here to document your journey comprehensively. If you’re interested in adding videography, film photography, or any other special requests, just give us a heads up! Your vision is our priority, so let us know how we can make your experience uniquely yours!
We have a menu of collection additions from our partners which include hair + makeup, videography, and catering. You’re also able to expand your collection offerings with added florals, rentals, photography coverage, albums, and printed stationery. We can also help with additions for things like music, live-streaming, transportation, wardrobe, etc. Let our team know which details you are interested in, and we’ll make it happen!
Regrettably, due to Hawai’i law, alcohol is not permitted onboard without a license, even for BYOB. However, fear not! We offer a delightful array of mocktails during your charter, and we’re more than happy to customize the offerings for your elopement. Our selection includes sparkling juices, waters, and zero-proof liquors. Should you wish to include alcohol in your celebration, there are excellent bars and restaurants nearby, perfect for a pre or post-boat charter toast.
As we require favorable weather for a safe water excursion, we’ve got you covered with a plan B. Upon booking, we’ll schedule a rain date within three days of the original date to preserve the quality of florals. In case of inclement weather—unless there’s heavy storming and lightning—we’ll patiently wait it out. Our contingency plan may include a pivot to another date, weather permitting, or a seamless transition to a beautiful beach ceremony instead. Your celebration is our priority, come rain or shine!
Let’s chat! We’d love to discuss which collection and additions you are interested in booking. Together we’ll discuss available dates and introduce you to your vendor team. From there, you’ll individually sign contracts and make payments.
Yes, we are available for larger weddings and would love to talk about being a part of your vision! Reach out for more details!
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