About Us

About our Private Charter Boats

Tikki Beach Charters

Private Yacht Rentals MiamiDebra Dawson, owner and founder of Tikki Beach Charters and Luau Express Tours started her 25 year career in the charter industry at the young age of 16 while working aboard her parents 365 passenger yacht, the Chicago Princess. In year 2000, Dawson discovered the Tikki Beach barge (then named Kon Tiki Dee) for sale in Wisconsin and teamed up with mid-west investors to operate the vessel in Tampa Bay. In 2003, Dawson moved the party barge to the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area and based the vessel at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach from years 2004-2009.

In 2011, Dawson expanded her brand to a local 375 passenger yacht and co-branded the vessel as Kabana Beach. Many Tikki Beach clients were looking for something new, which forced Dawson to think 'out of the box' and then create the famous tikki-theme on an upscale yacht. Tikki Beach Charters is very proud of the new addition and look forward to a healthy and successful future with multiple tikki-theme yachts, in the US and overseas.

Our services

  • Corporate Events and Cruises
  • Wedding Specialist
  • Birthday and Social Events
  • Bat and Bar Mitzvahs
  • DJ Promotional Parties
  • Regattas & Water Activities
  • Bahama Charters
  • Event Enhancements