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


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


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*Standard Kaneohe Sandbar Adventure Tour - Morning Departure

Morning Departures without Lunch

Explore the magic of Oahu's true hidden gem, the world's largest sandbar, as you join us on an adventure-filled catamaran cruise in Kaneohe. Our 70-foot catamaran takes you out to experience one of the best things to do in Honolulu when you're visiting our island, the Kaneohe sandbar. Hop abroad our 70-foot catamaran for a truly unforgettable day offshore. We'll depart from He'eia Kea Harbor located in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu's windward coast and make our way out to the sandbar, primely located in middle of the bay. An off-the-beaten-path Hawaiian island adventure, our standard Kaneohe sandbar tour offers three hours of fun in the sun surrounded by the impressive Koʻolau mountain range that dominates over 30 miles of Oahu's Windward (eastern) coastline. Live musical entertainment keeps guests entertained from the Ke’alohas—expect everything from old/new Hawaiian, reggae, country, contemporary, R&B, by local musicians born and raised from the beautiful oceanfront neighborhood of Kaneohe. 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. Looking for some fun ocean sports on Oahu? We at Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports have got you covered with additional add-ons of access to our bumper tube and banana boat. PLEASE NOTE -- This booking is for a morning, 9:30AM departure of our standard Kaneohe sandbar catamaran cruise.

  • Adult (ages 12+)

    USD 99.00

  • Child (ages 3-11)

    USD 80.00

  • Infant (ages 2 & under)

    USD 0.00

  • Days of Week


  • Duration

    3.5 hours




    Kaneohe sandbar offers the best snorkeling on Oahu



    Our new floating platform is an idyllic setting along the Kaneohe Bay sandbar to soak up the Hawaiian sunshine



    The waters off the Kaneohe sandbar are teeming with Hawaii's protected Honu (hawaiian green sea turtle), manta rays, monk seals, and more



    Live musical performances by local Kaneohe musicians



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


  • 7:45 - 8:15

    Pick up at Waikiki Hotels

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


    Guests arrive at He'eia Kea Harbor

    Listen to a live musical performance by local Hawaiian musicians as guests board the vessel


    Depart for Kaneohe Sandbar

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


    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


    Depart Kaneohe sandbar


    Arrive back at He'eia Kea Boat Harbor

    13:00 - 14:00

    Return to Waikiki Hotels

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

Add-ons / Transportation


  • Round Trip Transportation (from Waikiki Area)

    Wondering how to get to and from your hotel to He'eia Kea Boat Harbor and the Kaneohe sandbar? We offer transportation pick up for an additional fee of $30.00 per person. *Gratuity is not included Please contact us for a list of hotel pick-up times.


    Adult (ages 12+)USD 30.00

    Child (ages 3-11)USD 30.00

    Infant (ages 2 & under)USD 0.00


  • Banana Boat Add-On

    With the impressive Koʻolau range serving as the backdrop, our banana boat guarantee hours of ocean sports fun for the little ones. Feel the wind and ocean spray while bouncing over the waves —up to six guests can ride our banana boat at any given time.


    Adult (ages 12+)USD 26.00

    Child (ages 3-11)USD 26.00

  • Bumper Tube Add-On

    Our bumper tube rides past the Kaneohe sandbar will leave you screaming for more! Adrenaline packed, these bumper tubes accommodates two to three people per ride.


    Adult (ages 12+)USD 26.00

    Child (ages 3-11)USD 26.00

Plan Information

  • What's Included

    • Catamaran cruise
    • Live musical performances 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
    • Donuts
  • 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-up and towels
    • Visor/Hat
    • Cameras
    • Cash or Credit Card, for small optional items sold on board
  • Additional Info

    • Due to Covid-19, we encourage guests to bring their own snorkel gear
    • The tour and snorkeling might be canceled due to inclement 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 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
  • Cancellation Policies


    72 hours before

    Within 72 hours of start


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  • 5

    Participation Date: 2022-08


    It was great fun

    Had a blast and was pleasantly surprised that the paddle boats and boards were included. The live band was awesome too and made the boat ride more enjoyable.



    Posted Date: 2022/08/04

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2022-07

    Friends / Colleagues

    An incredible morning in the Sun on the Kaneohe Sandbar

    The Team at KBOS (Ocean Sports) were fantastic from greetings on the Pier to out of the water. The trip is sadly too fast, as you start to get into the local vibes and music, courtesy of local musicians who play Hawaiian favourites with their own spin (would highly recommend seeing one of their local shows!). The Captain, staff and team all round are warm and welcoming, happy to chat and give you other local options and must visits too. Now, all being said, you cannot control the weather. Be mindful (as they recommend) to cover up with 50+ minimum as the sun out on the water is much stronger than it seems. The sandbar is a beautiful spot to get pictures all round, from the mountains in the background to the gorgeous surrounding waters. Whilst I took lots of pics, I’m just sharing a snippet of what’s out there and highly recommend you make the time and trip with the KBOS Crew to experience for yourself. If you’re looking for local sights and tours, make sure you add this one to your list and soak in the sun, local positive energy and “Aloha”.



    Posted Date: 2022/08/03

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2022-07

    Friends / Colleagues


    Enjoyable activity on bay in shallow water.Boat crew were friendly and helpful. Live music on rides to and from sandbar was a surprise and a treat!



    Posted Date: 2022/07/16

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2022-07


    Lots of fun on Kaneohe Sandbar

    Our family really enjoyed the morning cruise which had live music, donuts, and Tang! The weather was great which made the whole experience better. We took lots of pics and video to remember the beautiful water and things we tried like snorkeling, SUP, and kayaking. The staff was nice and a bit heavy on the rules and passenger control, but overall it was really enjoyable.



    Posted Date: 2022/07/14

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2022-07

    Friends / Colleagues

    Fun times!

    The live music was nice on the way there and back. Short trip and calm water so no sea sickness. Lots of great options: SUP, snorkel, kayak, party dock, swimming. Donuts and pastries. Beautiful water. We had a great time!



    Posted Date: 2022/07/12

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  • Adult (ages 12+)

    USD 99.00

  • Child (ages 3-11)

    USD 80.00

  • Infant (ages 2 & under)

    USD 0.00