Captain Bruce's Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Private Boat

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Head out on an exclusive boat tour of the breathtaking waters of Oahu's Kaneohe Bay and its secluded sandbar. Snorkel, swim or relax in this Hawaiian gem!

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Have a piece of paradise all to yourself as you head out on a private boat charter across the azure Kaneohe Bay to a breathtaking sandbar. Known as "Ahua Laka," the sandbar is protected by an impressive barrier reef, leaving it in seclusion as it shimmers and shines beneath the clear and calm, crystal waters. It is the perfect spot for snorkeling, swimming and simply relaxing the day away. While aboard, you will also enjoy a delicious local-style picnic lunch to replenish your energy after a fun day in the sun and sea!
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1 Charter (persons 1-6)
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1 Charter (persons 1-6)
USD 900.00
USD 900.00
GE Tax included
The boat can accommodate up to 6 people.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 3.5 - 6 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up:
    You can choose either Pick-up (additional fee) or Check-in (free).
    • Round-trip from Waikiki (Exclusive Van Transportation) + USD 250.00 (per group)
      Round-trip from Waikiki (Exclusive Van Transportation) + USD 250.00 (per group)
  • Inclusion: Soft drinks / Juice / Flotation devices / Life jacket / Lunch / Cruise fee / Snorkel / Snorkel mask / Cooler for Beverages
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off/Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 09:30 13:00
Starting time: 09:30 13:00
  • 07:50-09:20 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels
  • 09:20 Check-in at Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor
  • Private Sandbar Cruise (3 hrs)
    Enjoy turtle watching, snorkeling, walk on the sandbar, and a wonderful Japanese style lunch!
  • 12:30 Return to Harbor
  • 12:30-13:30 Return to Harbor and Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Swimsuit
    • No footwear allowed on the boat except reef shoes for safety purposes.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • This cruise is BYOB except on holiday weekends when alcohol cannot be consumed on State Park premises. No glass bottles are allowed on the boat.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 1.
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Are you required to wear a life jacket?
  • Life jackets are available but they are not required to be worn while at the sandbar.
Do I need to be able to swim to participate?
  • The Kaneohe sandbar has a shallow depth of 2-4 feet, and during high tide, certain areas on the sandbar may be a little deeper. However, to fully enjoy your snorkeling experience, we suggest that you have basic swimming skills.
I have a child that will bring our group to 7, will this take us over the max of 6 passengers?
  • Any person counts as 1 passenger, regardless of age or size. The boat is licensed to accommodate up to 6 people.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 3-4 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
What if I don't like the weather on the day of the activity?
  • Please review the cancellation policy on this page for specific cancellation details and fees. If the captain cancels for any reason, including inclement weather, you will be provided a full refund.
What is the lunch menu?
  • Lunch Menu: Various Musubis (Rice Balls), Japanese-style Fried Chicken, Sandwiches, Tossed Green Salad, Assorted Fruit, Hot Beverages, Guava Juice, Coke, and Mineral Water.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 12:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 900.00
USD 900.00

Taxes & fees included

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(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 3.5 - 6 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch


Very experienced and friendly guides who were also very prepared with hot beverages and rain coats when it got cold and rainy. Showed us lots of sea life including turtles. Nice spread of snacks and d...more
Captain Carol was outstanding!!! Had a great time even though the weather was questionable. Great service, food, music and a lot of laughs. Even the turtles had a great time.
by: Alaska and Germany
The weather wasn't in our favor but that didn't keep the crew from showing us a great time. They were warm and friendly and catered to our every need including providing jackets on an unusually cool d...more
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