Aloha! We are a small, family-owned and operated business who pride ourselves on bringing your ocean dreams to life. Our owner and captain, Forrest, has been diving and captaining in waters all around the world and has had the honor to swim with some of the most fascinating creatures. He is a fully licensed and insured United States Coast Guard Captain, a certified master diver, certified freediver, and has been extensively trained in CPR and safety measures.
Conservation is a huge part of our philosophy and we share our love and passion for keeping the ocean clean on each and every charter. We respect and love the ocean and are committed to leaving places cleaner than we found them. We are excited to have you aboard and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
CAPTAIN FORREST THOMAS
Captain Forrest has spent his whole life near or in the ocean. He has nearly 10 years experience as a USCG captain and is also a PADI dive master, level 4 AIDA Free-Diving certified, and member of the United States international sailing team. He has always been involved with the ocean and the wildlife that can be found around the world. His passion for marine life started as a child in the Exuma Islands located in the Bahamas. Growing up in such an untouched place has driven him to want to keep the ocean he loves clean.
He has spent years documenting wildlife via photography so he can help spread his love and hopefully inspire people to help keep our planet clean. He spent the last 8 years working with large sharks on the North Shore of Oahu so you know you will always be in safe hands while in the water.
United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Vessel Captains License
US Safety at Sea/Navigation Certification
Emergency Medical Technician Course Certification
First Aid & CPR Certification
Certified PADI Master Diver Certification
Certified Master Freediver (with a personal best freedive of 150 feet on a single breath)
Member of AIDA International, the Worldwide Federation for breath-hold diving
Selected to the USA 420 Sailing Team, competing in two World Championships with a first-place win in the Silver Fleet in Valencia, Spain in 2014
2-time crew member studing Great White Sharks off the coast of Mexico on Guadalupe Island
CAPTAIN TYLER THOMAS
Captain Tyler is the glue that holds the whole operation together! He can be found helping everywhere and every day with boat maintenance, keeping things clean and organized, helping guests in and out of the water, or simply telling stories. He has spent his life right along side captain Forrest learning along the way! At the age of 12 he was already diving to 50+ feet below the surface on a single breath.
He is an 8th degree junior black belt and has spent time in China studying at the Shaolin Temple. This has always given him a calm, peaceful energy which has helped him achieve such great depths while free-diving. If you have any questions about how to use your snorkeling gear, don’t hesitate it ask!
Introducing Love Well – Our luxurious Lagoon 420 Catamaran. Picture yourself with friends and family aboard a vessel that epitomizes luxury, comfort, and style as you embark on an adventure through the stunning waters of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands. The Lagoon 420, a masterpiece crafted by the renowned Lagoon Catamaran in France, holds the legacy title as a symbol for opulence for those seeking the ultimate upscale cruising and private charter experiences on the seas.
Love Well boasts a design that seamlessly blends form and function. Crafted predominantly from polyester fiberglass adorned with elegant wood trim, this catamaran exudes timeless sophistication. The helm station offers commanding views of the surrounding beauty and comes complete with a rigid Bimini top to shield you from the elements. A central salon, which includes a well-equipped galley and a navigation station, serves as the heart of the vessel, where delightful meals and unforgettable moments are shared. Inside, the port hull features a luxurious queen-sized double berth aft, a comfortable lounge area amidships, and a generous head with a shower forward. In the starboard hull, you'll find a double-berth equipped cabin both fore and aft, accompanied by two well-appointed heads amidships, each with access to its own shower.
Love Well's very detail has been carefully considered, from the fine craftsmanship to the state-of-the-art technology, to provide you with the ultimate luxury sailing experience. Whether you're cruising the pristine waters of Oahu for sunsets, fireworks, or snorkeling, or embarking on a private charter adventure, or simply indulging in a staycation, this catamaran promises elegance and unparalleled comfort on your journey through the Hawaiian paradise.
Our journey started with acquiring a beautiful 2019 Boston Whaler Montauk 210 named The Hummingbird.
It’s 21 feet 4 inches of pure fun! While aboard The Hummingbird you will be able to get closer to wildlife than ever before. With a small vessel and a quiet engine, we are able to peacefully observe marine life from a distance without disturbing them.
The front of the boat is outfitted with cushions that make the perfect lounge area for you to relax, enjoy the ride, and soak in the beautiful Hawaiian sunshine. There is a cooler that is always full of ice for your beverages or boat snacks you wish to bring aboard. There is a freshwater shower, dry storage for your bags, and easy access in and out of the water so anything is possible!
We look forward to having you aboard The Hummingbird and exploring the beautiful waters of Oahu! Come snorkeling on the most comfortable boat in Hawaii!