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

*Standard Kaneohe Sandbar Adventure Tour - Morning Departure

Morning Departures without Lunch
rankingHigh Ranking

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 109.00

  • Child (ages 3-11)

    USD 90.00

  • 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.

  • Pickup Locations / Times


    413449 Mahukona St

    Ala Moana Hotel pick up Entrance on Mahukona St.


    1831 Ala Moana Blvd

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


    406 Nāmāhana St

    Ambassador Hotel main entrance on Namahana St.


    333 Seaside Avenue

    ROSS DRESS FOR LESS on Seaside Ave.


    2411 Koa Avenue

    Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort BUS DEPOT on Koa Ave


    198 Paoakalani Avenue

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

    Checkin Times / Locations


    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


  • Round Trip Transportation (from Waikiki Area)


  • Banana Boat Add-On

  • Bumper Tube Add-On

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
    • Clothes to change
  • 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, 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
  • Cancellation Policies


    72 hours before

    Within 72 hours of start


    Participation Date


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  • 5

    Participation Date: 2024-02



    This was a great time - good snorkling - not as crowded as other spots



    Posted Date: 2024/02/19

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your review! - Team KBOS

  • 4

    Participation Date: 2024-01


    Relaxing and active morning on the Kaneohe Sandbar!

    I snorkeled, kayaked, SUPed, relaxed on the barge, and felt like I had a major getaway, only a few minutes from shore! Hawaiian music and a very friendly and attentive crew. Highly recommend! As they recommend, get there early because parking is limited. I got the last space!



    Posted Date: 2024/01/07

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for sharing your experience! - Team KBOS

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-12


    Unforgettable Family Fun

    Our family had an absolute blast on the Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports cruise to the Kaneohe Sandbar! The entire experience was fantastic, from the breathtaking views of Kaneohe Bay to the joyous atmosphere on board. The crew at Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports truly knows how to create a memorable outing. The singers on board were phenomenal, providing lively and engaging entertainment that had both kids and adults tapping their feet. The upbeat tunes added an extra layer of enjoyment to the already stunning journey. A standout moment was when the kids got to try paddleboarding for the first time. The crew made it a safe and exciting experience, and the kids absolutely loved it. Watching them conquer the gentle waves added an extra layer of joy to an already incredible day. To top it off, the snorkeling experience was superb. The crew ensured everyone had the right gear, and the shallow, crystal-clear waters around the sandbar made it an ideal spot for the kids to explore the vibrant underwater world. In conclusion, the Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports cruise to the Kaneohe Sandbar is a perfect family adventure. The combination of great entertainment, breathtaking scenery, exciting first-time activities like paddleboarding, and fantastic snorkeling opportunities make it an unforgettable experience. A solid five-star day of family fun!



    Posted Date: 2024/01/04

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your great review and beautiful picture! - Team KBOS

  • 4

    Participation Date: 2023-12


    Very well organized tour

    All trip was so well organized from the the puck up at the hotel to drop off. All crew members were great kind and helpful. The only thing that could have been better was the weather. Unfortunately there was no sun and windy plus right in the beginning one person got stung by a Portuguese jelly fish that made me and my daughters scared to go to the water. Also a tide was quite high. Despite that we did enjoy our trip as a drive scenic and sandbar looked very cool plus all crew members were awesome. I definitely would come back but perhaps at better conditions.



    Posted Date: 2024/01/02

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your review. We are sorry for to hear that the weather and tide were not great on the day of your tour. We are looking forward you come back and visit us again. - Team KBOS

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-11


    good and relax tour

    easy to snorkeling; shared paddle board and kayak. free water, juice, and hot tea. overall is pretty good



    Posted Date: 2023/11/20

    Reply from KBOS Inc.

    Mahalo for your review! - Team KBOS

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  • Adult (ages 12+)

    USD 109.00

  • Child (ages 3-11)

    USD 90.00

  • Infant (ages 2 & under)

    USD 0.00