The Vida Mia
Sunset cruise, Boat Tour, and Private Charter
Welcome to the Vida Mia!
Hawaii's Favorite Tropical Cruiser
The Via Mia is a fully restored antique yacht located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The worldly 61-foot wooden yacht was constructed in 1929 in Stockton, California. Built for luxury, she traveled the world before crossing the ocean to Hawai‘i where she currently resides in beautiful Waikiki.
If her teak could speak, Vida Mia would not only tell stories about movie stars and politicians who enjoyed her lap of luxury basking in the sunsets off Waikiki, but of the countless grand times of families and friends who created lifetime memories aboard this gorgeous, iconic vessel.
The Vida Mia has been on the silver screen starring in movies dating all the way back to the 50's.
Nearly everyone you meet on the island has a story of an event or adventure on the Vida Mia.
She had made Hawaii home for over 60 years.
Join us for a daily coffee tour or a sunset dinner cruise. Our sunset dinner cruise includes fantastic food, cocktails, and live music. Our "Fresh Catch" Fireworks cruise is a local favorite and is offered every Friday. Whale watching tours are seasonal and offered from November - March. All of our cruises offer beautiful views of Diamond Head and the Honolulu coastline.
The Vida Mia is also available for private charters. “Vida Mia” translates to “my life,” a term of endearment in Spanish, and is the perfect venue for a romantic evening or wedding.
The Vida Mia is a popular venue for weddings, elopements, vow renewals, and other intimate ceremonies. If you are looking to host an event, the Vida Mia is a wonderful choice for your next birthday celebration, family gathering, holiday party, or corporate retreat. We accommodate large groups of up to 36 passengers. Our friendly, experienced staff is happy to help you plan the event of your dreams.
The Vida Mia served her country during World War II. She arrived in Hawai‘i after serving as an unofficial escort of the famed Transpacific sailing race in 1963, although it’s said perhaps the Transpacific racing fleet was really escorting her.
There is only one Vida Mia.
We look forward to meeting you. Aloha!
Enjoy your morning coffee on a yacht.
We've partnered with Honolulu Coffee Company to offer fresh Kona Coffee and freshly baked pastries on board the historic Vida Mia. Cruise the coast at sunrise with a cup of freshly roasted Kona coffee in your hand and a hearty selection of fresh pastries and breakfast items.
Our coffee beans are grown in Kona and roasted right here in Honolulu. Pastries are baked fresh daily right in our neighborhood and our generous breakfast menu includes a delicious assortment of sweet and savory pastries from our bakery. Locally sourced fruits are prepared fresh every morning by our chefs at Aloha Culinary Group.
We offer decaf coffee, an assortment of teas, and gluten-free menu options. Dairy-free oat milk, creamers, and natural sweeteners are provided on every tour.
Departing right from Waikiki, the Vida Mia Coffee Cruise is a great way to start the day.
Voted 10Best by USA TODAY.
Join us for an evening dinner cruise along the coast!
Experience a Hawaiian sunset from the teak decks of an antique wooden yacht. Take in majestic views of Diamond Head and enjoy a picture-perfect sunset in Waikiki.
Our dinner cruise is an all-inclusive experience. Enjoy cocktails, an onboard chef and a live local entertainment.
Our dinner menu includes an array of items like freshly caught ahi, Hawaiian fish ceviche, Huli Huli Chicken, Kualoa Ranch Oysters, local sides and seasonal desserts.
Live local music at sunset on board the Vida Mia is an experience not to be missed.
Our sunset cruises are intimate and uncrowded.
Each cruise is limited to 36 passengers.
If you are looking for a unique sunset charter experience on Oahu, cruise the coast in luxury on the Vida Mia. Private charters are perfect for large groups looking for an intimate gathering space on the water.
The Vida Mia is the only yacht on the island certified to carry group sizes up to 36 people.
Our friendly in-house event planners will handle everything from start to finish from recommending vendors to charting your course for the evening. We pride ourselves on creating a personal and memorable experience for all of our private charter guests.
For years, people have said their I-do's on her teak decks. Pop the question, get married, elope or host your wedding reception on board the Vida Mia. The Vida Mis is also the perfect venue for a vow renewal ceremony.
If you are looking for a unique group activity in Waikiki, a private sunset charter is a natural choice.
An unforgettable experience.
The Vida Mia is an exclusive experience that our guests remember for years.
Over the years, we have built a community of visitors, travelers, and local residents.
The Vida Mia works exclusively with local artists, vendors, and craftsmen. From musicians to our local coffee farmers and fisherman, we strive to build a community around the boat. All of the food served on the boat is sourced locally. Learn more about our vendors and musicians here.
Our experienced maritime staff has traveled the world restoring and preserving old sailing vessels and restoring wood boats.
We take great pride as stewards of this historic vessel. Nothing pleases us more than sharing the Vida Mia with new friends. Our staff is hands-on and personable. We have a loyal customer base here in Hawaii.
Vida Mia has been a beloved part of the Hawaii island harbor community for many years.
Come experience the Vida Mia. There is no other boat like her.
When you book Vida Mia know you are supporting many other small businesses here in our community.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
We are conveniently located near all the major hotels in Honolulu. We share the harbor with the nearby Prince Waikiki, Ilikai Hotel, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village. If you are staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Outrigger Waikiki, or Sheraton Waikiki we are a short 10-15 minute walk along the beach. Many of our hotel guests take a morning stroll over to the harbor or rent a Biki bike at one of their kiosks. There is a nice bike path along the beach; you can catch it right at the end of Lewers Street or take the scenic route and cut through the path at the Hale Koa Hotel.
For guests staying on the West Side of the island, we offer transportation recommendations.
Parking is convenient and affordable right in the harbor near the vessel.