About Tikki Beach Charter Corp...

Debra Dawson - Founder, Tikki BeachDebra Dawson, owner and founder of Tikki Beach Charter Corp 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 Charter Corp 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.

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"My staff and I had a fantastic time on the yacht for our Christmas party. The Boat looked beautiful. The staff did an outstanding job and everyone loved the food. Thank you to you and your staff for a job well done. I am sure we will want to book your services in the future and will certainly recommend Tikki Beach Charter Corp to others."
- John C. Gormley III, Executive Director, Consumer Credit Management Services, Inc.

" Everything was wonderful..... the boat's ambiance with the white cushions, Tiki huts and sand, floating along the intra coastal down to the Jockey Club (thank your Captain again for me), not to mention the fabulous weather we had was terrific,.... the food (Coho salmon and chicken)was excellent, and your service staff was great and very attentive. For our "budget" wedding we certainly felt first class!!!! We can't thank you enough for truly helping to make our children's wedding memorable. Please pass this note on to Bianca....she was beyond helpful!"
- Thanks again Susan Coogan and family

"We're still recovering from Hukilau, Everyone had a fantastic time on Tikki Beach. We'd love to plan to do it again next year. It was a great success."

- Thanks! Tim Glazner aka Swanky -- Hukilau Organize

"The party was awesome, my friends and I had the most incredible time, and your staff was more than courteous and helpful along the way. I wish I could have a party there every month. I love that idea!- Anyhoo, thanks for all your help, it really went off without a hitch. So take care and I will def. be in touch in the next few months. . . who knows when another excuse for a big party might strike me."
- Misha

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