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Hilo Bay Private Afternoon Sailing Cruise (from Hilo Bay)


Sail Big Island's beautiful Hilo Bay, with expert sailor and storyteller Captain Dan! This private tour is perfect for cruise ship passengers visiting Hilo.

Launching from the calm waters of the Hilo Bay, you will experience the unique and rare opportunity to have your own individualized tour, specifically catered to your interests! Located only 1/4 of a mile from the Hilo Bay docks of the major cruise-liners, this tour caters specifically to those wanting to experience this unique ocean adventure, yet needing to work around the liners' limited, departing schedules. This expert captain will have you back in plenty of time to continue on your cruise... a great way to spend a few hours in this bayside town!
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 13:45 Check-in
  • Hilo Bay Sailing Private Charter (4 hrs)
  • 18:00 Check-out
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • You are invited to bring any beverages or refreshments you would like to consume in a soft cooler.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 6.
Activity provider
Hawaii Hilo Sailing Tours
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Are we allowed to bring alcohol on the boat?
  • Yes, you can bring your own alcohol. There will be no alcohol served on the boat.
Are we allowed to get in the water at any time?
  • Yes, you can go into the water, but it will be at your own risk.
Do you have to help sail the boat if you don't want to?
  • No, you do not need to help the sail the boat if you do not want to.
What kind of boat will be used?
  • A 33-foot Hunter Sloop, rigged with a 10.5-foot beam, 6-foot draft, and plenty of deck seating. She is equipped with a Yanmar marine diesel engine and GPS, with new upholstery below decks, and a sail quiver. There is a fresh water restroom, air conditioning below deck, and a sound system to play a steady stream of music.
Can alternate times be chosen for this tour since we will be coming from the cruise ship?
  • If you are arriving on a Cruise Ship at the Hilo Pier, special sail times can be arranged. Please contact us for more details.
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.



(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily


by: Pat & Jerri
Capt Dan is very knowledgable of not only his sailing but of the waters in which he sails. We received not only a great day of sailing but some great whale photo opportunities. Thanks Dan
by: Debbie Ann
On our recent visit to Hilo, my husband and I were thrilled with your hands-on training excursion. We were so happy that the training was part of the package. 20 minutes out, we were sailing like pros...more
by: Trudy W.
Thanks for the great sail inside Hilo Bay. We were worried about getting seasick, but you convinced us that it would be calm within the bay. It was like riding in a car with no motor! Most of the time...more

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