Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports - Experience the Magic of Oahu's Kaneohe Sandbar - Book a Catamaran Tour Today

*Standard Kaneohe Adventure Sandbar Tour - Afternoon Departure

Afternoon Departures with Lunch
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Departing from He'eia Kea Harbor in Kaneohe Bay, our afternoon departure of the standard Kaneohe sandbar adventure tour is ideal for those looking to experience some fun ocean sports on Oahu. Hop aboard our 70-foot catamaran and head to the Kaneohe sandbar, one of the best things to do in Honolulu when you're visiting our island. Considered to be the world's largest sandbar, this is Oahu's true hidden gem. Let the sounds of live music performed by our talented group of local Hawaiian musicians, soothe you as we set sail. Our destination? The Kaneohe sandbar in the middle of Kaneohe Bay. A snorkeler's dream at high tide, the Kaneohe Bay sandbar lies smack dab in the middle of the scenic bay, offering an idyllic, one-of-a-kind setting to visitors looking to experience the wonders of Oahu's warm Pacific Ocean waters. When the tides turn, the Kaneohe sandbar turns into a milelong fine white sand beach, ideal for soaking up some much-needed vitamin D or playing an invigorating game of water volleyball. After an hour or two of maritime adventures, head back to the catamaran for our all-inclusive lunch—each afternoon program includes a hearty lunch comprised of croissant sandwiches, freshly cut pineapple, salad, and chips.

  • Adult (ages 12+)

    USD 120.00

  • Child (ages 3-11)

    USD 100.00

  • Infant (ages 2 & under)

    USD 0.00

  • Days of Week

    Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

Highlights

  • POINT

    1

    Feast on an afternoon lunch spread of croissant sandwiches, pineapple, salad and chips

  • POINT

    2

    Experience the best snorkeling in Hawaii at the Kaneohe sandbar

  • POINT

    3

    Get up-close-and-personal with Hawaii's diverse marine wildlife

  • POINT

    4

    Live musical performances by local Kaneohe musicians

  • POINT

    5

    OPTIONAL - Add-on bumper tube or banana boat, perfect for when the keiki (kids) are in tow

Outline

  • 11:15 - 11:45

    Pick up at Waikiki Hotels

    (For customers who purchased round trip transportation with additional fee)

    12:30

    Guests arrive at He'eia Kea Harbor

    Listen to live Hawaiian Music as guests board the vessel

    13:00

    Depart for Kaneohe Sandbar

    Safety briefing and introductions Complimentary beverages will be served (Juice and Water)

    13:30

    Guests enjoy the following activities at high-tide and low-tide at the Kaneohe Bay sandbar:

    - Snorkeling - Sandbar Volleyball - Stand-up paddleboarding - Relaxing on our luxurious floating platform - Lunch spread that includes croissant sandwiches, freshly cut pineapple, green salad and chips

    15:30

    Depart Kaneohe sandbar

    16:00

    Arrive back at He'eia Kea Boat Harbor

    16:30 - 17:30

    Return to Waikiki Hotels

    *Itinerary is based on approximate times and may vary depending on traffic, weather and daily sea conditions.

  • Pickup Locations / Times

    11:15

    413449 Mahukona St

    Ala Moana Hotel pick up Entrance on Mahukona St.

    11:20

    1831 Ala Moana Blvd

    ABC Store (store#83, at Hilton Grand Vacations Club GRAND WAIKIKIAN) on Ala Moana Blvd.

    11:25

    406 Nāmāhana St

    Ambassador Hotel main entrance on Namahana St.

    11:30

    333 Seaside Avenue

    ROSS DRESS FOR LESS on Seaside Ave.

    11:35

    2411 Koa Avenue

    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort BUS DEPOT on Koa Ave.

    11:45

    198 Paoakalani Avenue

    Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa BUS DEPOT on Paoakalani Ave.

    Checkin Times / Locations

    12:30

    He'eia Kea Boat Harbor

    Please note: If you plan to drive on your own, please be aware that there is limited parking at Heeia Kea Pier. Please arrive early due to public parking (it’s free) spaces are limited. Please park in the designated stalls, please no illegal parking.

Add-ons / Transportation

Transportation

  • Round Trip Transportation (from Waikiki Area)

Add-ons

  • Banana Boat Add-On

  • Bumper Tube Add-On

Plan Information

  • What's Included
    • Catamaran Cruise
    • Live music by local Hawaiian musicians
    • Snorkeling, including sanitized snorkel masks
    • Kayak
    • Water volleyball on the Kaneohe sandbar (at low-tide)
    • Floating platform to soak up the sun and sunbathe right in the middle of Oahu's famed Kaneohe Bay
    • Stand-up paddleboards (limited for guests to share)
    • Life jackets
    • Complimentary drinks, i.e., juices and water
    • Lunch (Croissant sandwich, Fresh Pineapple, Salad, and Chips)
  • Requirements
    • This tour is perfect for all ages. But if any guests have any preexisting health issues or taking any medications, you may not be able to participate in some activities. Please inform the KBOS office for more information.
    • Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult in order to book our basic Kaneohe sandbar catamaran tour.
    • Infant to 5 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at ALL TIMES during the Kaneohe Bay sandbar tour.
    • All customers are required to wear life vests while participating in water activities.
  • Restrictions
    • Water activities will be enjoyed in designated area only.
    • Guests are not allowed to venture out pass our commercial zone.
  • What to Bring
    • Reef-safe sunscreen
    • Swimsuits, cover-ups and towels
    • Visor/Hat
    • Cameras
    • Cash or Credit Card, for small optional items sold on board
    • Clothes to change
  • Additional Info
    • Due to Covid-19, we encourage guests to bring own snorkel gear
    • The tour and snorkeling might be canceled due to unsafe weather and other conditions. Guests will be offered a different date or a full refund
    • Please note: Kaneohe Bay Ocean sports is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays. Contact us for more information
    • We are in compliance with all State and Federal CDC/Covid guidelines. Please check in to see for any updated restrictions.
    • Professional CPR certified boat crew at your service.
    • If you require any type of special needs or have any sort of disability, please let us know prior to booking or to departing the pier.
    • People with pre-existing health problems or taking any medications should notify KBOS, Inc. before booking reservation or prior to departing the pier.
    • See Medical Conditions. Waiver form are required to be read and signed before boarding.
    • In the United States, in order to consume alcoholic beverages, the guest must be age 21 and over.
    • Under USCG regulations, after consuming any type of alcoholic beverages, guests will not be able to participate in snorkeling activity.
    • Before your travel to Hawaii, please check the following link for "The State of Hawaii's online Safe Travels program" https://www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/covid-19-updates/traveling-to-hawaii/
  • Minimum Participants
    • 1
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Reviews

Average Rating

4.9(137)

  • 5-star

    130

  • 4-star

    7

  • 3-star

    0

  • 2-star

    0

  • 1-star

    0

  • Family

    4.9(87)

  • Couple

    5(32)

  • Friend

    4.9(15)

  • Solo

    5(3)

  • Work

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  • 5

    Participation Date: 2024-01

    Family

    Always a good time with KBOS

    3rd time with this tour. Always a great experience. From the friendly and helpful crew, the tasty lunch and fantastic music. Plenty of toys once out on the sandbar to keep you entertained. Loved the SUP’s and volleyball. Also loved that you can bring any food and drinks you want. This is always a highlight of our trip and always on our list to re-visit wherever we are in Oahu. Highly recommend!

    R

    Rick

    Posted Date: 2024/01/28

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    So glad we are part of your trip to Oahu. Mahalo! - Team KBOS

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-12

    Family

    GREAT Experience for my sister who suffers from Dementia!

    What a GREAT experience for my sister who suffers from dementia with an amputated leg, who is wheelchair bound and can’t walk at all. These guys were the absolute BEST!

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    April

    Posted Date: 2023/12/14

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    We are so glad to know that you had great experience. Mahalo! - Team KBOS

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-12

    Family

    Beyond fun

    Super fun. Best crews. Highly recommend.

    T

    Tu Tran

    Posted Date: 2023/12/14

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your review! - Team KBOS

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-11

    Couple

    It was a fun trip

    The crew were friendly and there was nice live music on board. Everything was well organized, we had assigned seats and the lunch was served to our table. Our tour was fully booked (50~70 people on board) and we had limited amount of kayak and paddle boards, however the staff arranged people to take turns for kayak and paddle boards and make sure everyone had fun, so it wasn’t bad. Life jackets are provided so it’s a lot earlier for me to swim around without drowning. We got to snorkel and kayak a little bit.

    S

    Siyu

    Posted Date: 2023/11/24

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your review and the beautiful pictures! - Team KBOS

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-10

    Family

    Best crew and best tour

    We had a lovely day. Time went by so slowly. The music was phenomenal, crew very attentive and helpful. Highly recommend this tour.

    S

    Shelley

    Posted Date: 2023/10/22

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your review! - Team KBOS

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  • Adult (ages 12+)

    USD 120.00

  • Child (ages 3-11)

    USD 100.00

  • Infant (ages 2 & under)

    USD 0.00