Kaneohe Bay Sandbar | Sandbar Tours with Live Music on Oahu

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Experience the magic of oahu's kaneohe sandbar, popular ocean sports cruises.

Let the soothing songs of live music set the vibe as we head out on the experience of a lifetime—our local Hawaiian musicians are some of the best singers on Oahu. From hopping on our speedy bumper tubes for a thrilling ride across the tropical Pacific Ocean to snorkeling the reef-protected waters of Kaneohe Bay, our adventure-filled catamaran tours to the Kaneohe sandbar are some of the best things to do in Honolulu.

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Standard Kaneohe Sandbar Adventure Tour - Morning Departure

Our standard ocean sports tour to the milelong Kaneohe Bay sandbar includes snorkeling, sandbar volleyball, stand-up paddleboarding, as well as several high adventure water-sports add-ons.

Sailing Date: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Duration 3.5 hours.

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Standard Kaneohe Adventure Sandbar Tour - Afternoon Departure

Snorkel the inviting clear waters, play a game of sandbar volleyball or opt for a thrilling ocean sports add-on at the Kaneohe sandbar. This afternoon departures include a lunch spread of croissant sandwiches, pineapple, salad and chips. 

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All-Inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour - Morning Departure (with Banana Boat and Bumper Tube)

Departing from He'eia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe, our all-inclusive ocean sports-fueled tours to the Kaneohe Bay sandbar includes snorkeling, sandbar volleyball, stand-up paddleboarding, as well as the use of our bumper tube and banana boat. 

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All-Inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour - Afternoon Departure (with Lunch, Banana Boat and Bumper Tube)

Explore the best of Kaneohe sandbar, complete with the use of our bumper tube and banana boat, perfect with the kids in tow. All afternoon departures include a lunch spread of croissant sandwiches, pineapple, salad and chips. 

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ABOUT KANEOHE BAY OCEAN SPORTS

Locally owned and family operated, Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports has been sailing the Hawaiian seas since 1978. We are the largest commercial boat operator in Kaneohe Bay and the Kaneohe sandbar.  Our ocean sports catamaran cruises offer a slew of adventurous activities ranging from banana boats and bumper tubes to kayaking and standup paddleboarding. 

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Our Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar Tours depart twice a day — every Monday to Saturday.

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  • 15 minutes boat ride from the harbor to Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar
  • All-inclusive family-friendly package! We welcome BYOB!
  • Everyone's welcome on our sandbar adventures! Swimmers can explore vibrant reefs and sea turtles by snorkeling, while those prefer to stay on the sandbar with stand-up paddleboarding and comfy floatation devices.

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Location of Kane'ohe bay Sandbar

In the northeast of Oahu lies Kane’ohe bay, home to a stunning sandbar that stretches for 8 mile in width and 2.5 mile in length.

Located in the middle of Hawai’i's only barrier reef-protected bay, the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar is an ideal spot to discover Hawai’i's diverse waters.

You can reach this natural wonder by taking a 10-minute boat trip from the Heeia Kea Pier , which is about 40 minutes by car from Waikiki.

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The sandbar is nestled within a coral reef that protects it from the waves and creates clear and calm waters. The reef is also a habitat for many colorful fish and sea turtles.

Captain Bruce is the first company to offer Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar Tours on O’ahu, starting in 1983. Join us for a family-friendly and fun ocean activity in the calm and shallow waters of the bay!

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Captain Bruce's Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar Tours start from He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor in O’ahu.

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All crew are Lifeguard, AED, CPR and First Aid certified

Our team is very experienced on the water; we have USCG licensed captains with five to thirty-plus years of sea time; your safety is always our number one concern.

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Let the soothing songs of live music set the vibe as we head out on the experience of a lifetime—our local Hawaiian musicians are some of the best singers on Oahu. From hopping on our speedy bumper tubes for a thrilling ride across the tropical Pacific Ocean to snorkeling the reef-protected waters of Kaneohe Bay, our adventure-filled catamaran tours to the Kaneohe sandbar are some of the best things to do in Honolulu.

  • Chevron down All-Inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour - Afternoon Departure (with Lunch, Banana Boat and Bumper Tube)

Explore the best of Kaneohe sandbar with this all-inclusive catamaran cruise by Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports. Departing from He’eia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe, our three-hour ocean sports-fueled tours to the Kaneohe Bay sandbar, with tours are offered every Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, inclusive of food Our 72-foot catamaran takes you and your closest friends and ohana (family) out to the middle of Kaneohe Bay, a reef-protected cove on Oahu’s windward coast, where adventures await at the world’s largest sandbar. Stunning unimpeded views of the rugged Koʻolau mountains serve as the perfect backdrop for a day out on the calm Pacific Ocean waters that are teeming with aquatic life, including Honu (hawaiian green sea turtle), reef fish, and if you’re truly lucky, you’ll even get to see manta rays occasionally swimming alongside the sandbar. Our live music feature offers guests the ability to listen to the tunes of local Hawaiian musicians as you soak up the warm Hawaiian rays aboard our new floating platform, anchored just off the sandbar. PLEASE NOTE: in addition to all our other ocean sporting activities offered, the AFTERNOON DEPARTURE of all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar adventure tour includes a lunch spread of croissant sandwiches, pineapple, salad and chips, as well as the use of our bumper tube and banana boat, perfect with the kids in tow.

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Lunch is included in the afternoon departure of our all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar adventure tour

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Access to our bumper tube and banana boat is included in the all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar tour price

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The Kaneohe Bay sandbar is an off-the-beaten path hidden Oahu destination

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Live musical performances by local Hawaiian musicians

  • Chevron down All-Inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour - Morning Departure (with Banana Boat and Bumper Tube)

Explore the best of Kaneohe sandbar with this all-inclusive catamaran cruise by Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports. Departing from He’eia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe, our three-hour ocean sports-fueled tours to the Kaneohe Bay sandbar, with tours are offered every Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Our 72-foot catamaran takes you and your closest friends and ohana (family) out to the middle of Kaneohe Bay, a reef-protected cove on Oahu’s windward coast, where adventures await at the world’s largest sandbar. Stunning unimpeded views of the rugged Koʻolau mountains serve as the perfect backdrop for a day out on the calm Pacific Ocean waters that are teeming with aquatic life, including Honu (hawaiian green sea turtle), reef fish, and if you’re truly lucky, you’ll even get to see manta rays occasionally swimming alongside the sandbar. Our live music feature offers guests the ability to listen to the tunes of local Hawaiian musicians as you soak up the warm Hawaiian rays aboard our new floating platform, anchored just off the sandbar. PLEASE NOTE: in addition to all our other ocean sporting activities offered, our all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar adventure tour includes the use of our bumper tube and banana boat, perfect with the kids in tow.

Kaneohe sandbar is a off-the-beaten path hidden Oahu destination

  • Chevron down Standard Kaneohe Sandbar Adventure Tour - Afternoon Departure (with Lunch)

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 72-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.

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

Experience the best snorkeling in Hawaii at the Kaneohe sandbar

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

Live musical performances by local Kaneohe musicians

  • Chevron down Standard Kaneohe Sandbar Adventure Tour - Morning Departure

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 72-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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Chevron down What's included?

All tour packages include the followings: -Water and Juice -Cruise to Sandbar -Live Music -Snorkeling (Clean and sanitized snorkel gear is provided, but we also encourage you to bring your own snorkel gear) -Sandbar Water Volleyball -Sunbathing/Relaxing on our floating lounge deck -Stand up Paddle Board -Kayak -Life Jacket for all guests -Professional CPR Certified boat crew at your service

  • Chevron down How are the activities operated and organized?

Activities including Kayaks, Stand up paddle board, Water Volleyball, Snorkeling and our floating lounge are all included and limited to use/share amongst guests during the duration of the tour.

  • Chevron down What happens if the weather is unpleasant?

We do not refund for bad weather (rain, cold temperatures, etc.).

  • Chevron down What types of amenities do you offer on the boat?

There are restrooms and dressing rooms on the main vessel. There are no showers.

  • Chevron down Our terms and conditions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chevron down Are there any restrictions for participating?
  • This tour is perfect for all ages. But if any guests have any pre-existing health issues or taking any medications, you may not be able to participate in some activities. Please inform the KBOS office for more information.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical condition, please read the following “Physical Restrictions”. Waiver form are required to be read and signed before boarding.
  • 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
  • Chevron down Physical Restrictions For Participation
  • Customer cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Customer has previous history of ear disease.
  • Customer has previous history of lung, respiratory disease or sinus problems.
  • Customer has previous history of heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
  • Customer has previous history of dizzy spells, paralysis or claustrophobia.
  • Customer is currently pregnant.
  • Customer is currently taking medications for any illness condition.
  • Customer has had recent surgery or experienced any other major medical situations.
  • Wheelchairs, canes and crutches are allowed except for mobile/motorized wheelchairs

Please keep in mind the above list is just a sampling of the medical conditions in which we would recommend that the customer not participate in any of the programs. This list is by no means all-inclusive and participant/player should use caution if there is any other type of medical history, in which he or she would be limited in physical dexterity or mental alertness.

  • Chevron down LeaLea Tours Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations and Change made after 96 hours or “no showing” on your tour date will result in a full charge. To cancel or make changes to your reservation, please contact us during our normal business hour (8am-5pm)

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Until Mar 31, 2024

  • Standard Kaneohe Adventure Sandbar Tour – Morning Departure: (OSMRDN) Adult (12+): $109 + taxes Child (3-11): $90 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free
  • Standard Kaneohe Adventure Sandbar Tour – Afternoon Departure (with Lunch): (OSBR2N) Adult (12+): $120 + taxes Child (3-11): $100 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free
  • All-inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour – Morning Departure (with Banana Boat and Bumper Tube): (OSBBAN) Adult (12+): $159 + taxes Child (3-11): $140 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free
  • All-inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour – Afternoon Departure (with Lunch, Banana Boat and Bumper Tube): (OSBBPN) Adult (12+): $170 + taxes Child (3-11): $150 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free

From Apr 01, 2024

  • Standard Kaneohe Adventure Sandbar Tour – Morning Departure: (OSMRDN) Adult (12+): $116 + taxes Child (3-11): $97 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free
  • Standard Kaneohe Adventure Sandbar Tour – Afternoon Departure (with Lunch): (OSBR2N) Adult (12+): $127 + taxes Child (3-11): $107 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free
  • All-inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour – Morning Departure (with Banana Boat and Bumper Tube): (OSBBAN) Adult (12+): $166 + taxes Child (3-11): $147 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free
  • All-inclusive Kaneohe Sandbar Tour – Afternoon Departure (with Lunch, Banana Boat and Bumper Tube): (OSBBPN) Adult (12+): $177 + taxes Child (3-11): $157 + taxes Child (2 and under per paying adult): Free

*Price subject to change.

Availability and Schedule:

Tour is available Tuesdays to Saturdays . *except for holidays.

Morning Tours: 9:30AM – 12:30PM Afternoon Tours: 12:30PM – 4:00PM

*Schedule subject to change

Transportation:

Round trip transportation from/to Waikiki offered at additional charge. ($30 per guest) OSBBP/OSBBA/OSBR2/OSMRD *Price subject to change.

Morning Tours: Pick up between 7:45AM – 8:15AM, Returns to hotel approximately 1:30PM – 2:00PM

Afternoon Tours: Pick up between 11:15AM – 11:45AM, Returns to hotel approximately 4:30PM – 5:00PM

Heiia Kea Boat Harbor 46-499 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe HI

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Captain Bob’s Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Snorkel & BBQ Lunch Boat Tour

You’ll never run out of fun and exciting things to do in Oahu, Hawaii. Whether you’re looking for Oahu activities on the land, in the sea, or in the sky, we have something to satisfy your craving for adventure.

Oahu’s best activities include parasailing tours where you can witness Hawaii’s majesty from high up. You can also ride and drive around famous filming locations. If you’ve seen Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, you might recognize a few sites.

Oahu boat tours are especially trendy when you visit. From sunset sailing to snorkeling with native wildlife, Oahu has plenty to offer. To maximize your boat tour experience, we prepared an activity encompassing everything you expect from a Hawaiian boat tour. Read on to learn more about Captain Bob’s Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Lunch Boat Tour .

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About captain bob’s kaneohe bay sandbar lunch boat tour.

Kaneohe Bay is among Oahu’s best-kept secrets. It is the largest sheltered body of water among Hawaii’s main islands. Captain Bob takes you to explore the bay’s sandbar on our four-hour boat cruise.

This trip to the Kaneohe Bay sandbar is ideal for both relaxation and exciting activities. Captain Bob will take you to the perfect spot on the sandbar where you can relax or enjoy different activities, from snorkeling among the local wildlife in the tropical reefs to water volleyball along the beach. We offer nothing short of an unforgettable experience with our Kaneohe Bay boat tour.

We have two boats, one that can carry up to 49 passengers and up to 65 passengers on the other. Our cruise begins at 10:45 AM to travel to the sandbar, where you’ll have an hour to enjoy free time playing water volleyball, swimming near the sandbar, or simply taking a relaxing stroll along the beach.

By noon, we will have prepared lunch, which you can enjoy while surrounded by Kaneohe Bay’s majestic views. Next on the itinerary would be a chance to snorkel and swim at the coral reef teeming with colorful native fish. For a complete timeline of activities, visit our activity page .

Snorkel & Sandbar Cruise

Adult (Age 12 & over): USD$161.00

Child (Age 3-11): USD$139.00

Infant (Age 0-2): FREE

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Here are some questions our guests frequently ask about when booking a trip with Captain Bob’s Kaneohe Bay lunch boat tour. You can find more comprehensive details on our activity page .

Can I Bring My Own Snorkel?

Yes, you can bring your snorkeling masks, especially if you own a prescription mask. We have limited prescription masks available upon request on a first-come-first-serve basis.

What’s on the Lunch Menu?

We serve BBQ hamburgers, baked beans, chips, and fruit cocktails. You may request vegan, organic, and gluten-free options at least 24-hours in advance. In addition, we serve assorted soft drinks, juice drinks, and alcoholic beverages like beer and wine.

How Far In Advance Should I Book?

Consider booking this activity at least one week in advance. We recommend booking as soon as possible if you’re on a tight and specific schedule. Unfortunately, we only grant limited last-minute availability options.

How Much Is The Snorkel And Sandbar Cruise?

To enjoy the cruise, tickets for Adults (age 12 and older) cost $161, tickets for children (age 3-11) are $139, and infants (age 0-2) are free. Meanwhile, you can book one boat for a private snorkel and sandbar cruise for $7,889 ($224 per person for 33 guests plus extra).

Book Your Cruise Today!

Captain Bob’s Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Snorkel and BBQ Lunch Boat Tour is a go-to activity when vacationing in Oahu. This boat tour is a complete cruise experience where we take you to a sandbar for fun activities and serve lunch on a boat while enjoying the incomparable Hawaiian seascape.

Join Captain Bob for an unforgettable experience in Hawaii.

Or, if you’re looking for a  private Oahu tour , contact us at (808) 425-9896 or see our online listing for more information. Online booking is available too!

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Kaneohe Bay Sandbar

Discover the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, a stunning natural wonder nestled on the windward side of Oahu. Only accessible by boat, this enchanting sandbar emerges at low tide, offering a harmonious blend of adventure and tranquility set against a backdrop of spectacular beauty.

As the tide recedes, the full splendor of the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar is revealed: a vast expanse of soft, white sand surrounded by the ocean’s mesmerizing shades of blue and green. This spectacular transformation isn’t just a feast for the eyes; it’s an opportunity to experience the rhythmic dance between the ocean and the land.

Adventure and Culture

The Kaneohe Bay Sandbar is not only a scenic spot but also a cultural treasure known as Ahu O Laka. It’s a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, offering ideal conditions for kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling in its clear, shallow waters. The surrounding coral reefs, brimming with vibrant marine life, make it a premier destination for snorkeling enthusiasts.

To fully enjoy the serene beauty of the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, consider visiting during the weekdays to avoid crowds. A local guide can enhance your visit with insights into the sandbar’s ecology and rich Hawaiian history. Visitors are encouraged to respect this delicate ecosystem during their exploration.

Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Boat Tours

Afternoon snorkeling and stand-up paddle board tour.

Set sail on an unforgettable afternoon adventure with the Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkeling Tour. This 2-hour 45-minute excursion departs from Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor, whisking you away to the stunning Kaneohe Sandbar. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters, teeming with vibrant marine life, and famous for their friendly turtles. The tour includes essential snorkeling gear and offers activities like stand-up paddleboarding. Snacks, soft drinks, and a community cooler add to the comfort, ensuring a delightful experience amidst the beauty of Oahu.

Kualoa Ranch – Secret Island Beach Adventure

Experience the idyllic beauty of Oahu at the Secret Island Beach Adventure at Kualoa Ranch. In this 4-hour getaway priced from $55.80, you’ll take a short Polynesian boat ride to a private beach offering panoramic views of Mokolii Island and Kaneohe Bay. Delight in a variety of activities including kayaking, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding, or relax on the pristine sands. With a box lunch included in the full-day option and essential amenities provided, this tour is the perfect escape to a tropical paradise.

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 KANEOHE BAY SANDBAR, HAWAII CRUISES   

Captain bobs picnic sail, package includes.

Swimming & Snorkeling

Sandbar Volleyball

Fresh-grilled Barbeque Lunch

Turtle Watching 

Snorkeling Gear

Variety of Beverages

      (Alcoholic beverages for purchase)

Free roundtrip transportation from Waikiki properties

Kaneohe Bay Sandbar & Snorkeling Tour

Join us for a relaxing day at the famous kaneohe bay sandbar and coral reef spot with captain bobs at our exclusive locations.  enjoy swimming, snorkeling, volleyball, and turtle watching with beautiful views of the ko'olau mountains, gilligan's island and chinamans hat (mokoli'i)., duration: four (4) hour tour from  10:30am - 2:30pm (daily except sunday & federal holidays) adult $181          child $159  (ages 3 to 11 years old), (808) 942-5077.

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Captain Bobs is your ticket to Paradise on the ocean. The 4 hour tour will take you to two locations on our spacious latest twin hull catamaran.  Play water volleyball, swim safely with our flotation devices and snorkel using our professional grade equipment.  

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Surrender yourself to the vast sandbar in Kaneohe also known as Ahu O Laka, named after Chief Laka that ruled the windward side of the islands (Kaneohe).  We carry the only permit for a secluded area of the sandbar so you may enjoy a more relaxing day

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Join our safety conscious crew for a relaxing, safe and fun day on Kaneohe bay.  Captain Bobs sails daily except Sunday.  Our friendliest captain and crew are well known for their personalized attention to each and every guest.  Come aboard, see for yourself!

Join us as we take you to two unique locations for snorkeling, our  secluded sandbar and coral reef location, home to many honus.

KANEOHE BAY SANDBAR

Our private location.

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Kāneʻohe Bay is a well kept secret located on the north east part of Oahu.  The bay is engulfed by the majestic Ko’olau mountain range and protected by one of two largest barrier reefs in Hawaii.  This protections allows the bay to remain calm year round and the fish to be in abundance within the coral reefs. 

With over 30 years experience, Captain Bobs specializes in ocean activities and is known for its private sandbar location.  Don't like to swim along big crowds, the #1 picnic sail provider, Captain Bobs comes to your rescue. Relax in comfort at our private sanctuary where our safety conscious captain and crew will personally make sure you have a wonderful day out on Kaneohe Bay.  Snorkeling and water safety instructions are provided as we keep safety in mind at all times.  For your convenience, Captain Bobs o perates daily except Sunday and Federal holidays.

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Captain Bruce Kaneohe Sandbar Cruise with SUP, Guided Snorkel & Transportation

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3 - 6 hour(s) incl. transportation

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  • Guests should be aware that at high tide, the sandbar submerges into hip-deep water, transforming into a serene oasis. During low tide, it emerges as a pristine sandy beach, offering a perfect spot to unwind. Regardless of the tide, the shallow waters make it an ideal location for children, novice swimmers, snorkelers, and anyone seeking a tranquil water experience.
  • To check when high and low tide is predicted at the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, click here to be directed to the official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website
  • Don't forget to generously apply sunscreen since there's no shade available at the sandbar. For extra protection, it's recommended that guests, especially children and individuals with sensitive skin, wear rashguards or long-sleeve swimwear, along with a hat, to shield themselves from the sun's rays.
  • To safeguard the fragile coral reefs and to maintain a healthy marine ecosystem at the Kaneohe Bay sandbar, it is very important to use reef-safe sunscreen. These specialized sunscreens do not contain the harmful chemicals that could potentially harm marine life.
  • Other than soft drinks and snacks, no other food or beverages are available during the cruise, but guests are more than welcome to bring their own drinks and food to enjoy. A shared cooler is provided if you would like to keep your wine, beer, or other drinks chilled, and for safety reasons, glass containers are not allowed.
  • All guests must have minimum swimming ability of 16 yards (15 meters) while wearing a life jacket without fins to be able to snorkel at the coral reef. If you're unsure about your swimming skills, it's best to remain on the sandbar where you can participate in aquatic activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and relaxing with comfortable flotation devices.
  • If you are driving to the Captain Bob's sandbar cruise, take this opportunity to explore the windward side of Oahu with the towns of Kailua and Kaneohe after your tour. Both areas are popular with locals and feature a number of restaurants and stores.

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Boat information, morning tour package.

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Afternoon Tour Package

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Pick-up from Waikiki & Check-in at Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor

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Embark on a scenic cruise across Kaneohe Bay, to the sandbar, a natural marvel which creates a unique beach oasis within the bay's waters. Amidst this picturesque setting, take the time to soak up the stunning views of the majestic Koolau Mountains, completing your unforgettable aquatic adventure.

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Take pictures of the majestic views of the Ko'olau Mountains and the beautiful colors of the deep blue ocean, and enjoy a morning complete with stand up paddle boarding (SUP) & snorkeling at a beautiful reef and sandbar. Have some of the best fun and adventure in Hawaii on a Kaneohe sandbar cruise!

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As you board the boat after your sandbar escapade, settle in, unwind, and relish the serene journey back to the harbor. Let the gentle rustle of the wind and the rhythmic melody of the ocean envelop you, creating a tranquil ambiance that enhances your return voyage.

Check-out & Drop-off

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Pick-up/check-in time & location.

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  • Mahukona St. Side Entrance

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  • Aloha Center

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  • Namahana Street Side Entrance

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  • Main Entrance

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  • Grand Islander Bus Depot

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  • Koa Avenue Entrance

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  • Trolley Stop on Saratoga Road

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  • Front entrance on Kaiulani Ave

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  • Aloha Landing (Bus Pick-up Area)

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  • Side entrance on Royal Hawaiian Ave

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  • In front of Dean & Deluca

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  • Paoakalani Avenue Bus Depot

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  • Captain Bruce Loading Dock

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Important activity information

Restrictions.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • If less than 5 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
  • Guests 17 years old and below must be accompanied by a participating adult.
  • The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) strictly prohibits alcoholic beverages at Kaneohe Sandbar during State & Federal Holidays, including the weekend before the 4th of July.

Other requirements

  • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
  • Minors are required to have a parent or guardian sign their liability waiver.
  • Meet the crew in front of the green catamaran boat "Ke Alaula" at Slip #316

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 30.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Fins are not provided, and you are more than welcome to bring your own.
  • Guests who are prone to seasickness should take a motion sickness preventative at least one hour prior to boarding.
  • Guests are welcome to bring food, snacks and drinks on this tour. Beverages in glass containers are not permitted, and alcoholic beverages are not allowed during state and federal holidays

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.
  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Complimentary parking available.
  • The sandbar is only visible above the water during very low tide. Normally the water will be around waist level.
  • Prescription snorkel masks are available upon request prior to the activity date. Guests requiring a prescription mask must contact VELTRA - HawaiiActivities.com or the activity provider at least 24 hours prior to the activity date.

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Captain Bruce demonstrated excellent professionalism throughout the activity, ensuring safety protocols were followed and providing clear instructions to participants. I really love it. Captain Bruce’s friendly demeanor ... and attentiveness to the needs of participants created a welcoming atmosphere, making everyone feel at ease during the activity.

Great experience from pick up to a relaxing day at the beach enjoying Hawaii’s beautiful landscapes!! Capt Bob and his crew were excellent.

Amazing excursion & best crew ever!

We were so excited to go swim at the sandbar and are so glad we decided to take a boat. Excursion includes a ride to the sandbar with refreshments, crew-led snorkeling, and free time. Was nervous that I wasn't able to sw ... im too well for the snorkeling portion but Jayson was awesome and floated me & three other people through the deep water. Great experience for folks of all ages and backgrounds!

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What’s the Best Oahu Sandbar Tour in Kaneohe Bay?

Are you planning a trip to oahu and want to find a cool oahu boat tour scroll to find out the best oahu sandbar tour worth checking out on your next trip., this list of the best oahu sandbar tours in kaneohe was written by marcie cheung (a hawaii travel expert) and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, i may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog..

Want to play in the calm waters of Oahu’s windward side?

Enjoy a relaxing day at the famous Kaneohe Bay Sandbar with adventure-filled catamaran tours, beach volleyball, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and more!

Most of these Kaneohe Sandbar tours offer both a morning departure as well as an afternoon departure. Plus many of them also offer complimentary transportation from Waikiki.

Why trust my insights? My numerous trips (over 40!) to Hawaii have given me a rare depth of knowledge about the islands.

Keep scrolling to find out the best Oahu sandbar tour for your next trip to Oahu!

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What is the Kaneohe Sandbar?

The Kaneohe Sandbar, or Ahu o Laka as it’s traditionally known, is a captivating natural marvel nestled in the heart of Kaneohe Bay on Oahu, Hawaii.

This unique sand deposit emerges from the tropical Pacific Ocean at low tide, transforming into a temporary, sun-drenched island in the midst of azure waters.

Stretching over three miles, this sandbar serves as a distinctive playground for swimming and snorkeling enthusiasts.

It’s surrounded by the bay’s clear, shallow waters which harbor a diverse array of marine life, including vibrant coral reefs, providing visitors with a window into an underwater world.

The journey to the sandbar begins from the He’eia Kea Boat Harbor and requires a boat, kayak, or paddleboard, as the sandbar is about a mile offshore.

Remember to respect local guidelines set to protect this fragile ecosystem, including limited access hours.

Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Koolau Mountain Range and experience this unique gem in the middle of Kaneohe Bay.

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5 Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Tours Worth Booking

Kaneohe bay sandbar ocean sports adventure.

Experience the best of Kaneohe Bay on a lively catamaran tour to the renowned sandbar. Check rates here .

Filled with the enchanting sounds of live Hawaiian music, you’ll set sail for a day of sun-soaked adventure. As the only full-service operator in the area, they offer an array of thrilling activities.

Dive in for a snorkeling encounter with tropical fish and manta rays, take a kayak or stand-up paddleboard for a spin, or opt for heart-pumping rides on a banana boat or bumper tube.

With both action-packed and leisure options, there’s something to satisfy every type of adventurer.

Feel free to bring along your favorite snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy throughout the day. They also offer roundtrip transportation from Waikiki for convenience.

Embrace the ultimate Hawaiian experience on the Kaneohe Bay sandbar! Check the latest rates and availability .

Captain Bruce Kaneohe Sandbar Cruise

Embark on a memorable Kaneohe Bay Sandbar tour with Captain Bruce, where a fun-filled day awaits you. Check rates here .

Starting at Heeia Kea Boat Harbor, you’ll cruise to a sandbar across the calm Kaneohe Bay on a power catamaran.

Bask in the beauty of the Ko’olau Mountains while paddling on the shallow sandbar or unwinding in crystal-clear waters.

Dive deeper into Hawaii’s rich marine life with a guided snorkeling tour at the turtle reef, home to vibrant tropical fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles.

This family-friendly tour is short yet packed with activities. It includes snacks and soft drinks, or you can bring your own food and drinks.

You also have access to stand-up paddleboarding, making the experience even more enjoyable.

Don’t miss the chance to capture stunning views of the mountains and ocean on this approx. 2 hours 45 mins long tour.

For an immersive Hawaiian experience, choose Captain Bruce’s Kaneohe Bay Sandbar tour. Check the latest rates and availability .

Captain Bob’s Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkel

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Captain Bob to Kaneohe Bay’s hidden gem, a secluded sandbar in the heart of Oahu’s pristine waters. Check rates here .

Relax on a spacious catamaran, fitting up to 65 people, as you sail to a tranquil oasis for a Hawaiian-style BBQ picnic, games, and exhilarating snorkeling.

Marvel at the vibrant marine life, including colorful fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles as you explore the surrounding coral reef.

Whether you wish to dive into the crystal clear waters, indulge in a lively game of water volleyball, or simply unwind on the sandbar, this cruise promises lasting memories.

Boasting some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling spots, Kaneohe Bay offers a serene escape perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

Relish freshly grilled burgers while soaking in spectacular views of Kaneohe Bay, the Koolau Mountains, and the iconic Chinaman’s Hat.

For the ultimate Oahu snorkeling adventure, choose Captain Bob’s Kaneohe Bay Sandbar picnic sail. Check the latest rates and availability .

Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Self-Guided Kayak Experience

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and surrealism of standing on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar during your kayaking journey. Check rates here .

As you navigate towards the sandbar, you’ll traverse a kayaking route safeguarded by a barrier reef and dotted with underwater coral islands, adding an extra layer of magic to your adventure.

Whether you choose their 4-hour or all-day excursion, you’ll bask in generous amounts of sunlight and ample kayaking time during this unforgettable Kaneohe Bay Sandbar experience. Check the latest rates and availability .

Private Oahu Cruise: Captain Bruce Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkel

Experience the incredible beauty of Kaneohe with a private Oahu speedboat charter, an aquatic adventure designed for up to six guests. Check rates here .

This Oahu sandbar tour takes you to a picturesque sandbar known as “Ahua Laka” in the heart of the azure Kaneohe Bay.

Protected by a barrier reef, this secluded paradise provides a unique opportunity to walk, play, or relax amid the ocean, making it the perfect spot for snorkeling, swimming, and lounging.

The tour offers the flexibility of a morning or afternoon cruise, where you can snorkel among reef fish, unwind on the sandbar, or stand-up paddleboard.

The boat, named Hurricane, is a 19ft luxury yacht that ensures safety with lifeguard-certified crew members on board.

Throughout your 2 hours 45 mins long journey, you can savor snacks from the snack bar, bring your own food and beverages, and capture the majestic views of the Ko’olau Mountains.

Embrace an unforgettable adventure with this Kaneohe Sandbar Cruise. Check the latest rates and availability .

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Kaneohe Sandbar Tour Oahu FAQs

How do i get to the sandbar in oahu.

You can only reach the sandbar by water. It’s about a 15-minute boat ride from He’eia Kea Pier. Many people kayak, paddleboard, or charter a boat to get there.

Is the Kaneohe Sandbar worth it?

Totally! The sandbar offers stunning views, clear waters, and a chance to see local marine life in a unique setting. It’s an excellent location for picnicking, swimming, and snorkeling when the tide is low.

Can anyone go to Kaneohe Sandbar?

Yes! However, it is only accessible by boat, kayak, or paddleboard, so you will need to have a means of water transportation to reach it.

Is the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar always accessible?

While the sandbar is always there, it’s best visited at low tide when it’s visible above the water.

Can you walk on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar?

Yes, at low tide, the sandbar emerges and it’s possible to walk on it. It’s recommended to check the tide charts before planning your visit.

Can I see marine life at the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar?

Yes, Kaneohe Bay is home to diverse marine life. You might see starfish, crabs, fish, and even a Hawaiian Green sea turtle in the shallow waters around the sandbar.

Is Coconut Island part of the Kaneohe Sandbar?

Coconut Island, also known as Moku o Loʻe, is not a part of the Kaneohe Sandbar. It is a separate island in Kaneohe Bay, on the windward side of Oahu.

Is the boat ride to Kaneohe Sandbar bumpy?

The boat ride to the Kaneohe Sandbar is generally smooth, as Kaneohe Bay is protected by a barrier reef that reduces wave activity within the bay. However, like any boat ride, the conditions can be influenced by weather and tides.

Kaneohe Bay Sandbar Tours Wrap Up

Exploring the sun-drenched reef-protected waters of Kaneohe Bay is truly one of the best things to do in Kaneohe .

From immersive snorkeling equipment-included adventures through vibrant coral reefs to spirited water volleyball games on the Kaneohe Sandbar, the range of experiences available in this slice of Hawaiian paradise is remarkable.

Each Kaneohe Sandbar excursion offers unique activities and moments of joy; whether that’s zipping across the water on an exhilarating banana boat ride or calmly swimming amongst the bay’s abundant marine life.

Each tour promises an unforgettable encounter with the natural beauty that defines this location.

For both adventurous travelers and those seeking a tranquil, scenic experience, the top 5 Kaneohe Bay Sandbar tours we’ve highlighted offer opportunities for making lifelong memories.

As the sun sets on the bay, these tours leave you with a renewed appreciation for Kaneohe’s unique marine landscape.

So come, immerse yourself in Kaneohe Bay snorkeling and let the magic of Hawaii unfold.

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  • Snacks (granola bars, chips and spam musubi)
  • Community cooler (Limited space)
  • Life Jacket
  • Snorkeling mask, mouthpiece
  • Stand-up paddle boards, floats, balls, etc. (Limited numbers)
  • Taxes and fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Transportation
  • He'eia Kea Boat Harbor, 46-499 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA [Meeting Time] 15 minutes before the start time. [Meeting Point] Slip #316 under "CAPTAIN BRUCE" sign. [Parking] Parking area in the Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor. DO NOT park tow-away zone. Please note that the parking gets busy on Saturday. We suggest you arrive a little early to find parking space.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • kimsL5044VG 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Swimming with turtles! Had a fantastic time! The crew was awesome too. We were swimming with multiple turtles and lots of fish. Can't wait to go again! Read more Written March 4, 2024
  • 682maryssab 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles A Must!! Such a fun experience! The boat ride there was not too long and we got to see some amazing views. The boat staff was extremely friendly and very personable. After you snorkel, you have plenty of time to play, paddle board, sit in a tube, enjoy the beautiful scenery. I got to see large turtles during the snorkeling and it was such a memorable experience. Definitely will be booking again when we visit in the future. Read more Written December 18, 2023
  • 813c_drics 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Amazing tour!! The Snorkeling tour at Kanehoe sandbar from Captain Bruce was truly amazing. We had time to have fun at the sandbar itself, with spectacular scenery with Kanehoe mountain in the background, before going for the snorkel tour to see exotic fishes and giant sea turtles! The crew was very friendly, providing guidance and helping when needed. A wonderful experience !!! Read more Written December 13, 2023
  • R2354CZkimm 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Fun Excursion Yuko, Sydney, and Z were great. We saw turtles en route to the sandbar. Sydney assisted my husband during the snorkling portion of the excursion because he is not a strong swimmer and wasn't comfortable in the deep waters. The water "toys" were abundant and it was relaxing hanging on the sandbar. My only complaint is that it could be longer! The weather was perfect and beautiful. Read more Written November 4, 2023
  • J9797MKanam 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles AMAZING! What an amazing experience! A BIG THANK YOU to Captain Krystal, Jaime and Miranda for making this such a memorable experience. Your patience and kindness were blessings for us first time snorkelers with no swimming experience. Great atmosphere, ample time to enjoy water activities. Our snorkeling experience was amazing! We were able to see multiple sea turtles upclose and plenty of other sea life. A special thanks to Miranda for ensuring that my mom did not miss out on the experience, your care was greatly appreciated. Highly recommend this tour. Ken are driver made sure we all arrived safely and on time. Wonderful staff and clean environment...and plenty of snacks! Read more Written September 7, 2023
  • cpc97 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Great experience, super fun, saw plenty of wildlife Great experience, lived up to the reviews. I went with my wife and two teens. My wife and I have been snorkeling several, but first time for teens. My wife gets motion sickness so figured the sandbar option would be good, also the boat ride is only 15m. Our boat had maybe 20-25 people with plenty of space. Crew was awesome, really looked after everyone. Snorkeling equipment they provide was in great shape. The reef is healthy and we saw lots of different fish (many Dories, no Nemos) as well as several large turtles! No need for water shoes or fins as the swimming around the reef is pretty short. I thought the 45m-1h for snorkeling might be too short but it was plenty; the other half is water play on the sandbar with paddle boards, floaties, etc. Very fun. They also provide a ton of snacks (including spam musubi!) and non-alcoholic drinks. There's a small private toilet on board as well. Cons: nothing stands out. It is more of a beginner snorkeling trip, you have to wear a life jacket so can't really "dive" under to deeper parts, though the reef is shallow anyway. There are baby portugese man-of-war around, we saw a few and my wife actually got stung (like a bee sting), apparently this is fairly common in Oahu beaches. Would definitely recommend, especially for first time snorkelers or people who can't swim. Read more Written August 11, 2023
  • 57swamyn 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Sandbar! The sandbar is unique and quite interesting. The area is beautiful and the outing was quite fun. We were able to try a bit of standup paddle boarding on the sandbar. The snorkeling was quite good also! We saw at least a couple of turtles and plenty of colorful fish. The ride from and to our hotel area was nice viewing also. For water enthusiasts, this is another splendid excursion in Oahu! Read more Written July 11, 2023
  • Michelle K 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles A gem of Kaneohe Beautiful scenery. Friendly and professional staff who keep us all safe while having fun. Got to see a lot of pretty fish and sea turtles which was so cool. Read more Written July 2, 2023
  • RayPriets 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles We had a wonderful experience on a private speed boat. We did the private speed boat tour to the Kaneohe Sandbar and even though the weather was not very cooperative (very rainy), our captain/guide was very nice every step of the way during our snorkeling and paddle boarding activities. It is a bit pricey at $900 for 3 hrs but very much worth it. Read more Written April 7, 2023
  • kaletra 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Lovely experience, even better crew i hate writing reviews but i had so much fun this will be my one exception. my biggest complaint may be that the women in the crew (Capt Z, Jamie and Dawn) were distractingly badass. thank you especially to Jamie, who was so so cool and re-sparked my joy for swimming after 15 years of not swimming anywhere. also the crew thought my dad was my husband (lol) so he got an ego boost out of that. (Jamie also translated everything in Japanese for the non-english speaking folk) --they do have paddleboards/floaties but i strongly recommend against it, you are in one of the best places to snorkel in hawaii and with the people who know it best. dont waste your time on top of a board --the snorkel report for that day was "very poor" but the number of sea life/turtles didn't care, even with low visibility you can see so much. saw turtles at least a dozen times --bring your own flippers!! you can swim so much more with them (they give you the snorkel mask/tube) 100%お勧めです。英語は分からない方でもジェイミーさんが日本語を通訳してくれました。(後まで知らなかったけど Captain Bruce は日系でした! 他のスタッフの方々も日本人がいるみたいです。) -パドルボードはありましたけど、泳がなかったらツアーとハワイが勿体無いです。お魚や亀がこんなにいっぱい楽しめるのは人生にあまり無いと思います。亀わ10回ほど見れました。 -朝のツアーの方がお勧めです、スノーケルは朝がベスト、と昼はもっと "パーティーバイブ" と聞きました -スノーケル足ひれは持っていったらもっと楽しいです (マスクは借りられます) Read more Written March 3, 2023
  • 991hayleyw 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Incredible experience - book it! We had an amazing time with Captain Bruce's Kaneohe Sandbar Turtle Snorkeling team. This is one of the best experiences you will ever have - we swam with approx 6 turtles and puffer fish. If you don't move the turtles will swim within a couple of metres of you. The entire team offered great customer service, were fun and very professional. This is a more intimate experience compared to the other boats and you felt like you had a lot of space. Great to have all the water toys to use as well. Highly recommend! We have traveled a lot but all agreed this was one of the best experiences ever, very special Read more Written December 30, 2022
  • sabrinak136 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Exceptional Sandbar Visit…. My son and I had a marvelous trip to the Kaneohe Sandbar with Captain Bruce. I decided to book directly with Captain Bruce in order to receive transportation from a location near The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The cost of the trip was $258.00 for an adult and child. The cost includes round trip transportation, an amazing boat ride, use of paddle boards and other equipment, life jackets, snacks, and the most amazing and attentive staff ever. In addition, you can meet some amazing travelers as well. I met a wonderful couple from Switzerland that I have remained in contact with even after the trip. I must admit that Captain Bruce's staff is very well trained and attentive to customers. My son and I were using the paddle board but was not paying as much attention as we should have been. We drifted off and before I knew it we were close to the deep end. The young man apparently was watching us from afar and before I knew it he came over and helped us navigate to a safer area. I truly appreciated his ability to not only pay attention to guests but to intervene when our adventure could have turn problematic quite quickly. I assure you if you decide to take this tour you will experience the spirit of Aloha in real time. The individuals that work for this company go above and beyond to assure that you enjoy your time at the sandbar. Also, the Kaneohe Sandbar is absolutely beautiful! You will have a wonderful day enjoying the beauty of the sandbar, engaging in amazing activities, and sharing the joy of the Aloha spirit from the amazing employees. Mahalo for helping my son and I create beautiful memories. I plan to gift this excursion to my brother and his wife in June 2023. Read more Written December 18, 2022
  • tommQ381LQ 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles So Much Fun! The excursion was excellent. Crew was great. Saw about 6 turtles and tons of fish near the reef. Plenty of time in the water. Tip - wear sunscreen! Read more Written August 11, 2022
  • cledds 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Awesome excursion to the beautiful sandbar! Awesome fun organized morning boat trip that was worth every penny! Captain Robin & crew were very attentive, professional & helpful! Captain Robin was also very funny - it made the excursion even better 😁. The boat was very clean, as we went barefoot. Snacks, juice, water, sodas, hot coffee were provided. We got paddle boards and were provided with snorkel gear. We saw a couple of turtles and very beautiful tropical fish. It was well worth the cost! Don’t forget the book early! We saw some kayakers paddling to the sandbar, and since we enjoyed it so much, we came back to the sandbar once more on kayaks after seeing that it was possible from our boat. 😂 Read more Written June 26, 2022
  • Ritbo 0 contributions 5.0 of 5 bubbles Wonderful experience! So many companies arranging this wonderful tour, I don't know about the others but my experience was wonderful under any aspect! Everyone was so attentive, welcoming and professional...they explain every aspect of the experience and they are so patient with everybody... after a brief and smooth ride you reach the sandbar..as soon as you are there you can choose several activities or just be lazy... my highlight was the snorkeling experience... even if you are a novice they take you there to enjoy wonderful corals, fishes and turtles...you feel safe in any moment...a special mention to Crystal our boat driver who took me to the snorkel tour too, I'm not a good swimmer so she was so nice and patient wit me! I suggest everybody to go and try the experience if you visit Ohau! Read more Written April 20, 2022

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Explore the best of Kaneohe sandbar with this all-inclusive catamaran cruise by Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports. Departing from He'eia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe, our three-hour ocean sports-fueled tours to the Kaneohe Bay sandbar, with tours are offered every Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, inclusive of food Our 72-foot catamaran takes you and your closest friends and ohana (family) out to the middle of Kaneohe Bay, a reef-protected cove on Oahu's windward coast, where adventures await at the world's largest sandbar. Stunning unimpeded views of the rugged Koʻolau mountains serve as the perfect backdrop for a day out on the calm Pacific Ocean waters that are teeming with aquatic life, including Honu (hawaiian green sea turtle), reef fish, and if you're truly lucky, you'll even get to see monk seals lounging on the reef or manta rays occasionally swimming alongside the sandbar. Our live music feature offers guests the ability to listen to the tunes of local Hawaiian musicians as you soak up the warm Hawaiian rays aboard our new floating platform, anchored just off the sandbar. PLEASE NOTE: in addition to all our other ocean sporting activities offered, the AFTERNOON DEPARTURE of all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar adventure tour includes a lunch spread of croissant sandwiches, pineapple, salad and chips, as well as the use of our bumper tube and banana boat, perfect with the kids in tow.

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Child (ages 3-11)

Infant (ages 2 & under)

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Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat

Lunch is included in the afternoon departure of our all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar adventure tour

Access to our bumper tube and banana boat is included in the all-inclusive Kaneohe sandbar tour price

The Kaneohe Bay sandbar is an off-the-beaten path hidden Oahu destination

Live musical performances by local Hawaiian musicians

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11:15 - 11:45

Pick up at Waikiki Hotels

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

Guests arrive at He'eia Kea Harbor

Listen to live Hawaiian Music 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 - Lunch spread that includes croissant sandwiches, freshly cut pineapple, green salad and chips

Depart Kaneohe sandbar

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

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.

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Transportation

Round Trip Transportation (from Waikiki Area)

Adult (ages 12+) USD 30.00

Child (ages 3-11) USD 30.00

Infant (ages 2 & under) USD 0.00

Plan Information

  • Catamaran Cruise
  • Live Hawaiian Music
  • Snorkeling, including sanitized snorkel masks
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Water activities will be enjoyed in designated area only.
  • Guests are not allowed to venture out pass our commercial zone.
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Swimsuits, cover-ups and towels
  • Hat and/or sun visor
  • Cash or Credit Card, for small optional items sold on board
  • Clothes to change
  • 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/

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Participation Date: 2024-01

Absolute Perfection

The boat staff were impeccable. The musicians were transcendant! The boat was clean and punctual. The sandwiches were great with a nice professional. Top 5 thing to do on Oahu!

Posted Date: 2024/01/08

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Mahalo for your review and kind words for our crew! - Team KBOS

Participation Date: 2023-12

Staff made the difference

Weather was kinda a bummer but the staff made everything better. They went above and beyond to make us comfortable and took great care of us. The live music was awesome made everything way better. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Posted Date: 2023/12/21

Mahalo for your review & kind words for our crew. -Team KBOS

Best Experience on the island!

This is our 2nd time going to this excursion. The first we took our teen daughter and she loved it as well as we did. This time I took my brother and sister in law and they said it was “amazing”. The crew has such a vibe! The captain is super cool as well. Can’t wait to go back! Mahalo!

Posted Date: 2023/12/08

Mahalo for your review & kind words for our crew. We look forward to seeing you again. -Team KBOS

Participation Date: 2023-09

Best Time Ever!

We would do it again and again. It was raining on and off all day but it didnt stop us from having the time of our lives!

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Posted Date: 2023/09/11

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Participation Date: 2023-08

Memory of a lifetime!!!!

We would like to thank the whole staff. What an amazing experience we had. Everything was organized perfectly. The entertainment was awesome!!! We had a blast with the banana boat and inner tube. Nothing was rushed, we had enough time to enjoy all activities. They had a lifeguard on duty, while snorkeling and she even pointed out things to look for. We are definitely coming back next time we visit Hawaii, 100% and we highly recommend this experience to friends and family. We appreciate the spirit of Aloha, thank you our family will never forget this day!! Mahalo, see you soon.

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Posted Date: 2023/08/24

Mahalo for sharing your experience and pictures. We're so glad you had a great time. Come back soon! - Team KBOS

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Kaneohe Sandbar: Best Tours, Snorkeling, Kayaking & Photos – 2024

Kaneohe Sandbar snorkeling is one of the best things to do in Oahu – you don’t want to miss it!

Oahu is home to many amazing attractions, such as the world-famous Waikiki Beach, the historic Pearl Harbor, and the iconic Diamond Head crater.

But there’s one place that stands out from the rest: Kaneohe Bay .

Kaneohe Sandbar snorkeling from beautiful Kaneohe Bay

Kaneohe Bay is a large, sheltered bay on the windward side of Oahu , facing the Koolau Mountains. The bay is one of the most beautiful and scenic places on the island, with calm, turquoise waters, green mangroves, and stunning views.

But what makes Kaneohe Bay truly special is the Kaneohe Sandbar , the largest saltwater sandbar in the world!

Kaneohe Sandbar is a natural formation that can be found at the center of Kaneohe Bay. Depending on the tide, it can be covered with waist-high water or completely exposed, creating a small beach in the middle of the ocean.

The Kaneohe Sandbar is stunning but it’s almost a mile away from shore, so you will need a boat or kayak to get there. But trust me, it’s worth the trip.

The sandbar and its surrounding coral reefs are perfect for snorkeling, playing beach volleyball, having a lunch picnic, and enjoying views of the mountains. You can also see dolphins, turtles, rays, and other marine life in the bay.

Kaneohe Sandbar is like a paradise on earth!

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What is the Kaneohe Sandbar?

Kaneohe Sandbar is a natural formation that can be found at the center of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii’s largest sheltered body of water.

It’s not an island, but it’s not just a patch of sand either. It’s something in between.

And getting to it can be tricky. Want to visit hassle-free? Book this popular boat tour!

Kaneohe Bay is on the east side of Oahu , facing the Koolau Mountains. Though it’s on the windward side of Oahu, Kaneohe Bay is protected by a reef that keeps the water calm and clear.

Kaneohe Bay on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii, USA

The sandbar is a ridge of sand that rises from the bottom of the bay, about a mile away from the shore. You need a boat or a kayak to get there.

The sandbar changes with the tides: it can be covered with waist-high water or completely exposed, creating a small beach in the middle of the ocean.

Kaneohe Sandbar is also known as Ahu O Laka , which means “ altar of Laka ” in Hawaiian. Laka was a voyaging chief who was honored by the ancient Hawaiians.

Kaneohe Sandbar in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu

The sandbar has been a sacred and important place for centuries.

Looking for the best Kaneohe Sandbar boat tour in Oahu? This highly rated boat excursion  to the Kaneohe Sandbar has close to 350  5-star reviews  on Viator! The 2.75-hour afternoon tour gets you to the sandbar hassle-free, allowing you to relax and enjoy the ride. All equipment included. Snorkel at the sandbar if you wish, spot sea turtles, and enjoy the scenery! >>  Check price and availability on this Kaneohe Sandbar boat tour now! Kaneohe Bay Kayak Rental Feeling adventurous? You can rent a kayak and paddle out to the sandbar and back on your own. You’ll have a lot more autonomy and time to enjoy the bay. No need to transport the kayak! The equipment is set up for you by the water, ready to go. >> Check price and availability on a Kaneohe Bay kayak rental now!

Map of Kaneohe Sandbar and Nearby Attractions

See below for a map of Kaneohe Sandbar and nearby attractions:

How to get to Kaneohe Sandbar?

Since Kaneohe Sandbar is about a mile offshore, you have to take a boat or kayak.

Kaneohe Sandbar Boat Tour

The easiest way to get to the sandbar is by joining a Kaneohe Bay sandbar boat tour , a roughly 15 min boat ride.

A boat tour will take you from He’eia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe to the sandbar and back, with stops at the best spots for snorkeling and other activities.

I recommend boat tours because they are convenient and enjoyable. You can see and do a lot in a short time, without any hassle or stress.

Tour boats at Kaneohe Sandbar

You can also experience the sandbar in style and comfort. Some boat tours even include lunch, drinks, and water sports like banana boats and bumper tubes.

You can also listen to live music by local Hawaiian musicians who will set the mood for your adventure.

Kaneohe Sandbar Kayak Tour

Kayaking to Kaneohe sandbar is another great option!

You can kayak from He’eia State Park in Kaneohe to the sandbar and back, with stops at the best spots for snorkeling and exploring.

While kayaking, you can see the coral reefs and caves that are hidden under the water and the marine life that lives in the bay, such as turtles, dolphins, and rays.

Rent a two-person kayak for Kaneohe Bay now : no need to transport it, it will be set up and ready for you by the water!

Self-Guided Kaneohe Sandbar Tour

If you’re feeling adventurous and independent, you can also get to the sandbar by yourself. You will need to rent or bring your own boat or kayak, as well as your own snorkel gear and other equipment.

You will also need to check the tide chart and weather forecast before you go.

A self-guided tour will give you more freedom and flexibility to explore the sandbar at your own leisure. You can also avoid the crowds and have more privacy.

A self-guided tour requires more planning and preparation. You will need to know how to navigate the bay safely and responsibly.

I suggest self-guided tours only if you’re confident and experienced in boating or kayaking. You should also be aware of the risks and challenges involved in getting to the sandbar by yourself.

Captain Bruce offers private boat rentals and charters out to the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar.

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The Best [year] Kaneohe Sandbar Tours

Some of the best Kaneohe Sandbar tours are described below.

If you have small kids or are looking for a more relaxed option, I highly recommend these two tours:

  • Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkeling Tour / Morning
  • Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkeling Tour / Afternoon

If you are looking for a more private, beach-like experience the morning tour is better, if you want a more social, party-like atmosphere with more water activities, the afternoon tour is better.

Tour boats arriving at Kaneohe Sandbar

Check out pricing and availability on this popular 5-rated afternoon tour!

If you are looking for a longer tour, Captain Bobs Picnic Sail offers a Kaneohe Bay Sandbar & Snorkeling Tour with snorkeling, swimming, and water volleyball that is also very nice. Great for a casual outing with family and friends!

If you have teenage kids or are seeking a more thrilling experience, then I recommend the tours with Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports .

If you are looking for some level of exercise and adventure, kayaking is a good option, and kayak rentals are available from Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures at Heeia State Park in Kaneohe.

Captain Bruce Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkeling Tours

Captain Bruce offers morning and afternoon Kaneohe Bay sandbar snorkeling tours . The tour features a comfortable and spacious catamaran boat that can accommodate up to 30 passengers.

The friendly and professional crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment, instruction, and guidance.

I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to have a fun and memorable experience of the sandbar and the bay.

The tour departs from Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor in Kaneohe twice a day, every Monday to Saturday. The morning tours start at 9:00 am and the afternoon tours start at 1:00 pm.

The prices are $149 for adults, $139 for children, and $199 for the all-inclusive package.

Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports

This tour company offers several options for ocean sports enthusiasts who want to experience the sandbar.

You can choose from standard or all-inclusive tours that include snorkeling, sandbar volleyball, stand-up paddle boarding, and optional add-ons like banana boat, bumper tube, jet ski, or SeaWalker.

The tours also include live music by local Hawaiian musicians who will serenade you on the catamaran.

The tours depart from Heeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe and last for 3.5 hours. The morning tours start at 9:00 am and the afternoon tours start at 1:00 pm. The afternoon tours also include a lunch spread of croissant sandwiches, pineapple, salad, and chips.

I think this tour is great for people who love adventure and variety. You can try different activities and have a blast on the water. The live music is also a nice touch that adds to the aloha spirit.

You can book this tour online at https://www.kaneohebayoceansports.com/

Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures

This tour company offers kayak and snorkel rentals for people who want to explore the sandbar and the nearby reefs at their own pace.

You can rent single or double (tandem) kayaks and snorkel gear from their location at Heeia State Park in Kaneohe. They also provide life jackets, dry bags, maps, and instructions.

You can paddle to the sandbar or one of the many reefs in the bay where you can see colorful fish, coral, and turtles . You can also enjoy the park facilities like picnic tables, restrooms, showers, and a gift shop.

This tour is ideal for people who prefer a more independent and eco-friendly way to enjoy the sandbar. You can go at your own speed and choose where to go.

You can book online at https://www.kamaainakidskayaking.org/ .

Captain Bob’s Picnic Sail

This tour company offers a family-friendly picnic sail to the sandbar with barbecue lunch and drinks. You can snorkel or kayak around the bay with provided equipment.

Swimming in the beautiful, calm, clear waters

The sail departs from Heeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe and lasts for 4 hours. It starts at 10:30 am and includes a barbecue lunch of burgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads, fruits, chips, and drinks. You can also enjoy unlimited soda and juice.

This tour is great for people who want to have a fun and casual day on the sandbar with their friends or family.

You can book this tour online at https://www.captainbobspicnicsail.com/ .

What can I do at Kaneohe Sandbar?

Kaneohe Sandbar is not just a place to see, but also a place for fun-filled water activities for the whole family!

Kaneohe Sandbar Snorkeling

Snorkeling is the most popular activity you can do at the sandbar. The water is clear and shallow, making it easy and safe for beginners and kids.

Snorkeling and other water activities at Kaneohe Sandbar, Oahu

I remember the first time I went snorkeling at the sandbar. I was amazed by how many different kinds of fish I saw. I even saw a couple of hammerhead sharks!

There were yellow tangs, butterflyfish, parrotfish, triggerfish, and even a moray eel. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

Snorkeling with beautiful Hawaiian tropical fish

You can often see Hawaiian green sea turtles near the Turtle Reef at the edge of the sandbar.

Check out our Hawaii Fish Snorkeling guide to identify the different fish you will see while snorkeling.

Kayak to Kaneohe Sandbar

Kayaking is a great way to explore the sandbar and its surroundings coral reefs and caves that are hidden under the water.

Kayak to Kaneohe Sandbar

Kayaking is a relaxing and peaceful activity that lets you enjoy the beauty of Kaneohe Bay.

>> Check prices and availability on a Kaneohe Bay kayak rental now!

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is a great activity for all ages and skill levels. You can stand or sit on a board and use a paddle to move around.

Standup paddle boarding in the calm waters of Hawaii

Paddle boarding is a fun and easy way to enjoy the water and the scenery at the sandbar.

Ocean Sports

If you’re looking for some thrill and excitement at the sandbar, you can try some ocean sports that will make your heart race and your adrenaline pump.

Banana boat with life jackets

You can hop on a banana boat or a bumper tube and ride across the waves at high speed. You can also try jet skiing, parasailing, or wakeboarding if you’re feeling brave.

Water Volleyball

Water volleyball is a great activity for all ages and fitness levels. Water volleyball is similar to regular volleyball, but it’s played in shallow water with a soft ball.

The Best Time to Visit Kaneohe Sandbar

The Kaneohe Sandbar is a wonderful place to visit all year round, but the activities you want to enjoy will dictate when to visit.

The sandbar is only visible when the tide is low. At high tide, the sandbar is completely submerged underwater.

The best time to see the Kaneohe Sandbar is during a low tide. You can easily find the tide chart on Google or on websites like https://www.tide-forecast.com/ .

During low tide, you can see many of the sandbars

The low tide starts around 6 AM and will stay low for several hours.

Visiting the sandbar during low tide is great for snorkeling, playing beach volleyball, having a picnic, and enjoying views of the Koolau Mountains and the turquoise water.

You can walk on the soft white sand and see colorful fish, coral, and turtles in the clear water.

Visiting the sandbar during high tide can be fun too, as it is a great snorkeling spot to see Hawaii’s sea life. You can also enjoy ocean sports like banana boat, bumper tube, jet ski, or SeaWalker.

Jet skiing near Kaneohe Sandbar

The best time of year to visit the sandbar is during spring or summer, when the weather is more stable and dry. The best time of day to visit the sandbar is in the morning or afternoon, when the sun is not too strong and the wind is not too strong.

I personally love visiting the sandbar in the morning, when it is less crowded and more peaceful.

Snorkeling and Water Activities Gear Checklist

Though you can rent snorkeling gear or use the ones that come with tours, we invested in our own gear, mainly due to Covid-19 (why take the risk?).

  • Snorkeling Gear Set : We love our Cressi Light Weight Premium Travel Snorkel Set for All Family , compact and easy to pack, great fitting, and very clear underwater. The Zenoplige Mask Fins Snorkel Set is a great budget option.
  • Sunscreen : Hawaii’s sun can be harsh. Avoid sunburn with sunscreen compliant with Hawaii’s 104 Reef Act. The Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray , moisturizing with Vitamin E, is our go-to when we travel to Hawaii. Apply liberally and regularly!
  • Underwater Camera : Want to capture Hawaii’s incredible underwater seascape and marine life? Your best budget option is the Fujifilm QuickSnap Waterproof Disposable Camera , reasonably cheap with good underwater photos! If you want high-end photos and video, you must invest in the premium GoPro HERO12 – Waterproof Action Camera , (waterproof to 33 feet)!
  • Inflatable Life Jackets : If you’re planning paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking and other water sports, and prefer your own life jacket, consider one of these two US Coast Guard approved options: the Onyx M-16 Series Belt Back Manual Inflatable Life Jacket or the Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket .
  • Water Shoes : Some of Hawaii’s beaches have sharp lava rocks or coral reefs, good water shoes will protect your feet (but please do not walk on the reef!). We use the Merrell Hydro Moc rubber shoes ( men’s , women’s ), great for slippery rocks. If you prefer sandals, we recommend the Keen Newport H2 Closed Toe Water Sandals ( men’s , women’s ).
  • Waterproof Waist Pack : Keep your rental car keys, cards, and phone dry and safe while you swim or snorkel with a dry bag. We love this 2-pack AiRun Tech Pouch with waist strap . The transparent one is touch-screen friendly!

What Else to See and Do Near Kaneohe Bay?

There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do near Kaneohe Bay, in addition to Kaneohe Sandbar snorkeling . If you are visiting Kaneohe Bay, these are some must-see attractions.

Visit Byodo-In Temple

The Byodo-In Temple is a beautiful replica of a Japanese Buddhist temple that is located at the foot of the Koolau Mountains .

Peaceful Byodo-In Buddist Temple on Oahu in Hawaii in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

It has a large pond with koi fish, a meditation pavilion, a bell house, and a stunning statue of Buddha.

Currently, the temple is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for children. It is located at 47-200 Kahekili Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744-4562.

Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe,Oahu,Hawaii, USA

For the latest time and price information, please check here .

The best way to see the temple is as part of an Oahu island tour. Check out these highly rated island tours:

We and our friends have taken many of these tours – if you have limited time and want to cover key attractions, you cannot go wrong with one of the above!

But if you want your own private tour, I highly recommend this Private Circle Island Tour with Sunset & Free Photo Session by a Photographer : having the free photo session for the family was worth the splurge!

Check out pricing and availability for this tour!

This temple is one of my favorite places in Oahu – it makes me feel calm and relaxed.

Explore Kualoa Ranch

K ualoa Ran ch is huge and fabulous! No wonder movies like Jurassic Park, Godzilla, and Jumanji were filmed here!

Kaaawa Valley in Kualoa Ranch - Oahu, Hawaii

You can ride horses or ATVs, zipline through the forest, kayak on the river, or visit an ancient Hawaiian fishpond.

ATVs ready to be used at Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii

The ranch is open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and prices vary depending on the activity or tour you choose. It is located at 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744-5152.

Check out these popular tours:

When we were visiting Oahu with friends, we opted for the Circle Island Jeep Tour since we had limited time. We loved the tour – it was private and we got to see all the key attractions in one go!

Check out pricing and availability for this tour now!

Enjoy Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens (Free!)

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens is a gorgeous botanical garden that covers 400 acres of land .

It is one of the best botanical gardens in Oahu , and, best of all, no admission fee!

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Oahu, Hawaii

Different sections showcase tropical plants from all around the world, such as Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Hawaii, and the Philippines. You can also see a variety of birds, fish, and insects.

Lake and mountains in Hoomaluhia botanical garden, Oahu island, Hawaii

The garden is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and admission is free (check here for latest information). You can also camp there on weekends with a permit. It is located at 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744-1855.

I enjoy visiting this garden because it is very beautiful and educational. I like to walk along the trails, see the different plants and animals, and have a picnic by the lake.

Shop at Tropical Farms (The Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet)

Macadamia nuts  are one of the most popular gift items that people take back to the mainland!

Macadamia nuts, a great gift to take back home!

Tropical Farms a family-owned farm where you can sample different flavors of macadamia nuts, such as honey roasted, garlic onion, cinnamon glazed, or chocolate covered. You can also buy coffee, tea, honey, candy, souvenirs, and more.

The farm is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and admission is free. You can also join a free tour that shows you how macadamia nuts are grown and processed. It is located at 49-227 Kamehameha Hwy Ste A, Kaneohe, HI 96744-5165.

Many top rated island tours cover the farm:

Visit Kāneʻohe Bay

Kaneohe Bay is the largest sheltered body of water in Hawaii and has many islands, reefs, sandbars, and marine life .

Kaneohe Bay on the windward side of Oahu in Hawaii

You can also see or visit the Mokoli’i Island (also known as Chinaman’s Hat) and the Moku o Lo’e Island (also known as Coconut Island or Gilligan’s Island – since it is featured in the opening sequence of the hit television show).

Coconut Island aka Gilligans Island in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu, Hawaii.

Kanoehe Sandbar: FAQ

Should i go to kaneohe sandbar in the morning or afternoon.

Early morning, low tide, is when the sandbar is visible (usually for an hour or so). Later, you can be up to waist deep or more in water.

Morning is better for beach-like activities, afternoon is better for water activities.

How hard is it to kayak to Kaneohe Sandbar?

Kaneohe Sandbar is roughly 1.5 miles from He’eia State Park. Kaneohe Bay typically has calm waters. However, you are in the open ocean, and wind and water conditions can change quickly.

Difficulty level will vary based on these conditions. Tandem kayaking and tours are better options if you haven’t kayaked before.

How long does it take to get to Kaneohe Sandbar?

Kaneohe Sandbar is roughly a 15-minute boat ride from the He’eia Kea Small Boat Harbor in O’ahu.

Kayaking to Kaneohe Sandbar can take 45 minutes to an hour depending on the wind and water conditions.

Is Kaneohe Sandbar worth visiting?

Kaneohe Sandbar is definitely worth visiting! The sandbar and its surrounding coral reefs are perfect for snorkeling, playing beach volleyball, having a lunch picnic, and enjoying views of the mountains.

You can also see spinner dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles, humpback whales (in winter), rays, and other marine life in the bay.

Ocean Safety Tips

Hawaii’s beaches are beautiful, but ocean activities can be dangerous. Ocean conditions are dynamic and can change without warning.

Here are some tips to enjoy the ocean and beaches safely:

  • ALWAYS heed posted warning signs.
  • Check conditions just before you arrive at your chosen beach, and watch conditions at the beach for a bit before you decide to enter the water.
  • Swim at a lifeguarded beach and ask the lifeguard for advice before you enter the water.
  • Never turn your back on the ocean, whether you are standing at the shore or on a cliff above. If you see wet rocks or sand, it means the water has been here recently.
  • Know your limitations, especially if you are not an experienced swimmer. If in doubt, do not go out.
  • If you choose to enter the water, go with a partner or in a group.
  • Know that alcohol can impair judgment and motor skills in the water.
  • Keep children close and always keep your eyes on what they are doing in the water.
  • Watch for sharp coral or rocks or sea urchins.

Best Oahu Tours

Have you booked these popular Oahu tours and excursions yet?

Love snorkeling? This Turtle Canyon snorkeling excursion from Waikiki lets you frolic with colorful fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles. Hands down the MOST BOOKED Oahu snorkeling tour: turtle sightings are guaranteed !

The most popular luau in Oahu, Paradise Cove Luau has a 4.5 rating on Viator with over 3.5K reviews. The tour includes pick-up from your Waikiki hotel, pre-dinner games, arts, and crafts, a delicious meal, and an award-winning show.

Based in Waikiki but want to see more of the island? This full-day Oahu Circle Island Tour includes Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Haleiwa, the Dole Plantation, and more!

Pay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor! This popular Pearl Harbor tour includes boat tickets and round-trip transport from Waikiki.

A super popular Oahu North Shore excursion, this Oahu shark cage dive allows you to observe wild sharks in the open ocean from the safety of a cage! It’s a THRILLING Oahu adventure for your bucket list.

We have a detailed guide to the top Oahu tours and excursions if you are in the midst of planning your itinerary for the island.

Renting a Car in Oahu

If you want to explore more of the island of Oahu on your vacation, you should get a rental car.

Oahu’s popular attractions are spread over the island: the windward coast, the North Shore, and Ko Olina are great places to explore beyond Waikiki (or the greater Honolulu area).

While Oahu does have public transport options that are better than the other islands, a car offers a lot more flexibility and time savings.

We always use Discover Cars to  book Oahu car rentals . They search across a variety of rental car companies, both budget and brand, to offer you the best deals, AND they offer free cancellations. Plus, there are no hidden fees.

>>  Check availability and prices on Oahu car rentals now!

Honolulu Airport-Hotel Shuttle

If you are not planning to get a rental car at Honolulu Airport, consider booking shuttle transport in advance!

This shared shuttle can be canceled up to 24 hours from the date of service. It serves hotels in Waikiki and Honolulu and then back again to the airport the day you leave. It’s convenient and inexpensive, and saves time and hassle!

>>  Check prices and availability for shared round-trip airport transfer in Oahu now!

Staying in Ko Olina? Consider this round-trip airport transfer instead!

Where to Stay in Oahu

Honolulu (Waikiki in particular) offers a large number of hotels and resorts, along with shopping and dining options. Most visitors to Oahu choose to base in Honolulu at least for a part of their stay.

While many of the large chains have a presence if you are looking to use your memberships, Honolulu also has several unique boutiques to consider.

Our faves include Halekulani for a splurge stay, the Lotus Honolulu for views of Diamond Head, and The Laylow for its awesome location.

Want more room to spread out or looking to stay elsewhere on Oahu? You will find VRBO listings all over the island!

On previous trips to Oahu, we have stayed in VRBO rentals in Waikiki as well as on the North Shore and the east coast and we’ve found the choice and quality great.

>>  Look for an Oahu vacation rental on VRBO now!

More Oahu Travel Inspiration

Planning a trip to Oahu? Check out our other in-depth Oahu travel guides for help finalizing your Oahu itinerary!

Start by discovering the best things to do in Oahu . We also have a detailed guide to Oahu’s North Shore , a round-up of things to do on the east side of Oahu , and the best things to do in Ko Olina , on the west coast of the island.

If you ar planning a short first visit to the island, we have the perfect day-by-day 3 days in Oahu itinerary for you!

Of course you’ll want to learn about all the exciting things to do in Honolulu , Hawaii’s capital, and Waikiki , the touristic core of Oahu. We also have an article on the best places to eat in Waikiki !

Check out our guide to the best beaches in Oahu , and a round-up of the best beaches on the north shore of Oahu . Also read about must-visit Oahu waterfalls and botanical gardens in Oahu you have to visit.

Oahu is home to so many must-visit landmarks! Check out our in-depth article on how to visit Pearl Harbor , and our guides on the beautiful Waimea Valley in Oahu and the spectacular Byodo-In Temple .

Want to enjoy the thrill of observing sharks in the wild? Check out our article on shark cage diving on Oahu’s North Shore !

Discover the top places to  go snorkeling in west Oahu , where you will find a long coastline with lovely beaches, and tips for  snorkeling Kaneohe Sandbar   on the island’s east coast as well as the super popular Hanauma Bay .

And if you love marine life, also check out our complete guide to (respectfully!)  see and swim with dolphins in Oahu , and the best spots to  snorkel with turtles in Oahu .

For hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, we have a round-up of the best Oahu hikes , and if you are looking to exclude the harder Oahu trails, a guide to the best easy Oahu hikes .

Find out how to do the iconic (and VERY popular)  Diamond Head Hike   near Waikiki for exceptional views. We also have a guide to the very popular Manoa Falls Trail in Honolulu.

More advanced hikers will want to read up on the Koko Head Hike , a long set of stairs leading to expansive views.

Learn where to go for the  best sunsets in Oahu , whether you want to hike or enjoy watching a colorful Hawaiian sunset without working up a sweat.

We also have a guide to the  best sunrise hikes in Oahu , one of which is the spectacular  Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail  in the southeastern part of the island. The Lanikai Pillbox Hike is another wonderful sunrise hike on Oahu!

If you are a garden enthusiast, check out our detailed guide to the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden , and our article on the unique Koko Crater Botanical Garden !

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Private Boat Charters to the Kaneohe Sandbar

Private catamaran charters

An exclusive experience at the kaneohe sandbar, private boat charters.

Our spacious catamarans boast ample seating—from 35 to 120 guests—making them the perfect vessels for hosting private parties, corporate events, family gatherings, bachelorettes, intimate weddings, and more at Oahu’s hidden gem, the Kaneohe sandbar.

Take in the breathtaking views of the Hawaiian coastline as you sail towards the sandbar, where you can anchor and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters, relax on the floating platform, or play a game of sandbar volleyball.

We offer 3-hour private charters to the Kaneohe sandbar twice a day; our morning all-inclusive private charter departs at 9:30 AM and our afternoon private charter departs at 1:00 PM.

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Hoku Ao 52-Foot Catamaran

Experience the ultimate morning or afternoon of adventure and unbridled fun with our 52-foot catamaran private charter to the Kaneohe Sandbar!

With the ability to accommodate up to 35 passengers (and a 12 passenger minimum) , you and your group can enjoy an exclusive, fun-filled day on the water without sacrificing comfort or space.

Looking for some thrills? Our crew is happy to provide snorkeling gear, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks so you can explore the surrounding reefs that are thriving with marine life.

In addition, adventure seekers of the group will have access to the banana boat and bumper tube.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing day on the water or an action-packed adventure, our 52-foot catamaran is the perfect choice for your private charter to the Kaneohe Sandbar.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience - book your charter today!

Sailing Date: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Duration 3 hours, capacity min: 12 passengers; max: 35 passengers, from $210 + tax + 15% gratuity per person.

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Action Club 72-Foot Catamaran

Discover the ultimate way to explore the stunning Hawaiian coastline and Oahu's off-the-beaten-path destination, the Kaneohe sandbar, with our private charter aboard Action Club , our 72-foot catamaran.

This luxurious vessel offers a spacious and comfortable environment for up to 120 passengers (and a 100 passenger minimum) , perfect for hosting any event, from weddings to corporate gatherings and everything in between.

Our experienced and professional crew will ensure that every detail of your charter is taken care of, from setting sail to kayaking and exploring the wonders of the sandbar.

Anchor at the Kaneohe Sandbar, a pristine white sand beach surrounded by crystal-clear waters, and dive into the refreshing ocean for some swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding. Or relax on the sun-soaked floating deck and take in the stunning scenery of the rugged Ko'olau Mountains.

Contact us today to book your unforgettable adventure!

CAPACITY Min: 100 passengers; Max: 120 passengers

From $110 + tax + 15% gratuity per person, an unforgettable private charter experience at the kaneohe sandbar that's tailored to your needs, prices starting from $3000/3hrs (am) & $3200/hrs (pm), byob & snacks.

Private charter guests can bring their favorite drinks, snacks, and a cooler on board!

Two boat sizes

Our 52-foot catamaran can have up to 35 guests, while our 72-foot catamaran is perfect for groups of up to 120 guests.

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TWICE A DAY

Our private charters go out to the Kaneohe sandbar twice daily; the morning charter is from 9:30AM-12:30PM and afternoon from 1:00PM-4:00PM

EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

You will have access to your own private catamaran while anchored at the Kaneohe sandbar.

PERFECT FOR PRIVATE eVENTS

Private charters at the Kaneohe sandbar are the perfect fit for intimate wedding ceremonies, bachelorettes, work events, and family or friend (ohana) reunions. We offer a luxe customized experience for groups of all sizes.

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Oahu's best private charter adventures at the Kaneohe Sandabr.

Frequently asked questions.

We at Kaneohe Bay Ocean Sports Inc. (KBOS) are here to make an unforgettable experience for your special day aboard our private charter to the Kaneohe sandbar.

With over 25 years in the maritime business, our family-owned and locally-operated cruise company is here to make sure you connect with your friends and family at one of Oahu’s most unique locations, the Kaneohe sandbar.

Create a custom ocean sports adventure by selecting the date and time for your special day—weddings, birthday parties, surprise engagements, and corporate events are just some of the events we’ve helped organize so far—then sit back while we handle the rest.

Being the largest commercial operator in Kaneohe Bay, we have a variety of vessels and activities that you and your guests can enjoy, including the largest USCG certified commercial vessel in Kaneohe Bay.

We are flexible and here to help you build an experience of a lifetime!

Please note the  passenger minimum in order for each catamaran to be booked.  

  • The Hoku Ao can accommodate 35 passengers; the passenger minimum for this boat is 12 .
  • The Action Club can accommodate up to 120 passengers; the passenger minimum for this boat is 100 .
  • Private and exclusive catamaran, 52-feet or 72-feet
  • Life jackets for all guests
  • Clean and sanitized snorkel gear
  • Standup paddleboards, kayaks
  • Floating platform
  • Sandbar volleyball
  • Water and Juice
  • Professional CPR certified Captain and crew
  • Pastry during morning departure, lunch during afternoon departure
  • 1 ride for banana boat & bumper tube per person 
  • Bumper tube $30 per person for Action club 72-foot catamaran ONLY
  • Banana boat $30 per person for Action club 72-foot catamaran ONLY
  • Private transportation for KBOS private charters can be arranged. Contact us for pricing.
  • Get the full experience with our catering upgrade! Authentic Hawaiian food, Huli Huli Chicken, Local Hawaiian style bento boxes, charcuterie, snack bags and much more. Equipped with a full-size galley. Contact our office for more info.
  • BYOB, snacks, and a cooler is allowed; just no glass bottles at the sandbar.
  • A towel for drying off
  • Sunglasses, hat, and reef safe sunscreen to make sure you protect yourself from the sun. Please make sure you protect our waters and Hawaiian marine life by only using reef safe sunscreen when in Hawaii!
  • Waterproof bag for your personal items.
  • iPhone and/or GoPro to capture your sandbar memories—don’t forget to tag us @kaneohesandbar or use the hashtag #kaneohesandbarprivatecharter
  • Gratuity for the KBOS crew (Venmo accepted)
  • Kaneohe Sandbar Tour – Fact Sheet (Japanese)
  • Kaneohe Sandbar Tour – Fact Sheer (English)
  • A 15% gratuity charge will be implemented with all private charters
  • A total deposit of 50% of the total for the entire reservation is required to hold/confirm the private charter date. The remaining balance will be due seven (7) days prior to charter date.
  • Cancellations will be fully refunded 30 days prior to the cruise date.
  • No refund of any monies shall be given for groups that cancel less than 30 days in advance.
  • NO SHOWS on the day of the charter will not be refunded.

accommodations for any sort of disability, please let us know prior to booking or prior to departing the pier.

  • 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.
  • Guest under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • People with pre-existing health problems or currently taking medication should notify KBOS Inc. before booking reservations or prior to departing from the He’eia Kea Pier.

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13 Things To Do In Kaneohe: Complete Guide To This Quiet Oahu Gem

T here are many reasons why Oahu should be everyone's next Hawaiian vacation , and one of those reasons is Kaneohe. This quiet and beautiful residential gem is just 12 miles from the busy streets of downtown Honolulu. With ample options for outdoor adventure, dining and shopping—there are so many fun things to do in Kaneohe.

From spending the day in the middle of Kaneohe Bay on a natural sandbar, exploring He'eia State Park or Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden to golfing, ziplining, or shopping at the Windward Mall, travelers have so many varied possibilities for entertainment. One of the most unique attractions in Kaneohe is the Byodo-In Temple. Its stunning architecture and lush landscapes make it one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in the world.

Kaneohe is definitely a destination worth visiting. Here is our complete guide and list of things to do in Kaneohe, Oahu.

UPDATE: 2023/06/01 22:14 EST BY NICOLE FINDLAY

Kaneohe, Oahu's Quiet Gem, Is Loaded With Possibilities For Both Relaxation And Adventure

Kaneohe is naturally beautiful, laid-back, and conveniently close to Honolulu. This most recent update to the Kaneohe travel guide includes more things to do, more accommodations, and more detailed information regarding upcoming cultural events. Whether travelers are looking to relax beach-side, explore the underwater world, sightsee, shop, or dine—Kaneohe offers a variety of things to see and do!

Top Things To Do in Kaneohe

There are so many things to do in Hawaii , and many of the most unique things to do are in Kaneohe!

Explore The Kaneohe Sandbar

In the middle of Kaneohe Bay is a natural sandbar, only exposed at low tide. When the tide is high, the sandbar hides beneath the water. Tourists can catch a boat to the sandbar, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or even snorkel to the unique location. Keep an eye out for sea turtles.

Captain Bob’s Picnic Sails offers four-hour tours to the sandbar. Their tours include swimming, snorkeling (gear provided), a fresh grilled barbeque lunch, sandbar volleyball, and a variety of beverages.

  • Hours: Daily (except Sunday), 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Cost: $169 per adult; $148 for children aged 3 to 11.

Tour leaders of Captain Bob's Picnic Sails prioritize safety. Snorkeling and water safety instructions will be provided to all passengers.

Kaneohe has two beautiful golf courses. They are the Pali Golf Course (public) and Bayview Golf Park (private, but open to the public). Both offer 18 holes and stunning scenery.

Pali Golf Course

  • Address: 45-050 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe
  • Cost: $86 per person for an 18-hole round.

Bayview Golf Park

  • Address: 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr, Kaneohe
  • Cost: $45 to $70 per person for an 18-hole round

See The Byodo-In Temple

The spectacular Byodo-In Temple is nestled in the Valley of the Temples. The temple was built in the 1960s to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first arrival of Japanese immigrant workers to Hawaii.

The temple is a replica of an 11th-century temple in Uji, Japan, and it's been featured in popular TV shows, like Lost , and Magnum P.I . Tourists can expect to see a giant Buddha and lots of wildlife, including hundreds of Koi fish swimming in ponds, black swans, and peacocks.

Related: 10 Things To Know Before Visiting Byodo-In Temple

Bay View Mini-Putt And Zipline

With two mini-golf courses and a 400-foot-long zipline, this popular spot is fun for all ages. And with views of the Koolau Mountains and Kaneohe Bay, tourists couldn’t possibly get a more gorgeous setting.

The two golf courses are different, with one a little more challenging than the other. Guests can choose one or opt for both. The zipline starts in a treehouse and is a dual-track system, meaning two people can ride side-by-side.

Shop At The Windward Mall

At the Windward Mall, tourists can shop until they drop. Literally. There's a great selection of stores, including Macy's, Claire's, and many local Hawaiian shops. And there's lots to eat here as well. Enjoy local culinary treats and then check out some entertainment, like the Aloha Line is Dancing on Thursdays, craft fairs, and free ukulele lessons.

Explore the Windward Mall family-friendly events list for unique attractions.

  • Address: 46-056 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe

There’s also a farmers’ market every Sunday and Wednesday. Stock up on fresh fruit for picnics on the beach!

Visit Kaneohe Bay

Kaneohe’s most popular attraction is its beautiful bay. It’s pretty big at eight miles long and almost three miles wide, and it's protected by a big barrier reef in the north, so the water is tranquil and still.

The bay contains five small islands and has been featured in a number of popular movies and TV shows, such as Pearl Harbor, 50 First Dates, and Gilligan’s Island.

Be aware, though, that the bay is a breeding ground for hammerhead sharks. Thousands are born in the bay every year (usually May and June) and spend the first few months of their lives swimming around the shallow waters.

Picnic At He'eia State Park

On the west side of Kaneohe Bay is He’eia State Park. This beautiful spot overlooking the bay is perfect for picnics. Open seven days a week from 7 AM to sundown, this 18-acre property showcases a picturesque setting of the Koolau Mountains meeting Kaneohe Bay.

Tourists can relax, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and enjoy the views. Or they can take a self-guided walking tour to explore the park and discover various types of flora throughout the property.

  • Address: 46-465 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe

Witness The Waipuhia Falls

Oahu has so many unique experiences , and this one tops the list. Although there is a trail to Waipuhia Falls, it's on private property, so the best way to see the incredible falls is by car.

What makes Waipuhia Falls a must-see attraction is that while the waterfall cascades down a cliff into a body of water, the waterfall also (sometimes) blows upwards, creating an upside-down waterfall. It really is an attraction tourists have to see to believe.

The phenomenon is created by winds hitting the water at speed, so as one might guess, the weather must be just right ! The good news, though, is that trade winds at Waipuhia Falls occur regularly, so this mind-blowing sight has been witnessed quite frequently.

  • Location: While there's no exact address, watch for the waterfalls when driving down Pali Highway. It’s visible on the right-hand side of the road when traveling east toward Kailua.

Travel Through The Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden

This 400-acre garden was created in the 1980s to protect Kaneohe from floods. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is a peaceful way to spend the day. Tourists can stroll or drive through the garden and witness tropical plants from around the world.

Grouped geographically, guests can expect to see plants from India & Sri Lanka, Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, America, Polynesia, and of course, Hawaii.

  • Address: 45-680 Luluku Rd. Kaneohe
  • Hours: Daily, 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Cost: Free!

Tour The 21 Degrees Cacao Farm

The family-owned Cacoa Farm in Kahalu'u strives to be "the most charming cacao farm in America." It showcases spectacular vistas, hundreds of cacao trees, native trees, and tropical flowers.

Two-hour tours around the property are offered twice per week, which include chocolate and honey tasting. Learn everything there is to know about chocolate and savor the finished product. The 21 Degrees Cacao Farm is also family-friendly, so be sure to bring the little ones. They'll love the mini-goats and bunnies!

  • Address: 47-546 D, Mapele Pl, Kaneohe
  • Hours: Saturdays and Tuesdays, 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Tour Kualoa Ranch

Any movie buffs traveling to Kaneohe? A tour of Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe is the perfect attraction for Hollywood-loving tourists. Discover filming locations from hit movies like Pearl Harbor , 50 First Dates , and Jurassic Park .

Through a guided tour, bask in stories about Kualoa Ranch and all the wonderful movies filmed there. Several tour options are available, including a Hollywood Movie Sites Tour, a Jurassic Adventure Tour, a two-hour UTV Raptor tour, and so much more!

  • Address: 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe
  • Hours: Daily, 7:30 AM to 6PM
  • Cost: Starting at $51.95 per person

Take A Helicopter Tour Of Oahu

Witness Oahu from the open door of a helicopter. The best way to see this beautiful island, tourists will get unobstructed views of natural wonders, like beaches and waterfalls. They'll also see the Halona Blowhole, the largest agricultural maze in the world, and iconic sights, like Pearl Harbor.

For a private tour, Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours . They offer a VIP luxury adventure. For a more affordable experience, try Magnum Helicopters . For ultra adventure seekers, Magnum Helicopters also offer a Navy Seal Helicopter Ocean Jump Tour where tourists can jump from the helicopter into the ocean and scuba dive with a Navy Seal guide.

Book helicopter tours early. A hot attraction in Oahu, these adventures can sell out quickly!

Visit Sunshine Art Gallery

The Sunshine Art Gallery is spacious and well-designed. Filled with fantastic local art at reasonable prices, this small yellow and blue building on the windward side of the island is a hidden gem.

Pieces include original paintings, pottery, high-quality prints, and many unique finds. Definitely worth a visit, don't miss the Sunshine Art Gallery. Pick up a local masterpiece to bring home!

And good news! For travelers heading back to the mainland, the gallery offers free shipping on any artwork over $150.

  • Address: 47-653 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM

Best Time To Go To Kaneohe

Is there ever a bad time to visit Oahu?

Kaneohe is one of many great spring destinations for nature lovers in the US . Temperature highs range from the low-80s to the high-70s. Spring travelers beat the summer rush and might even see migrating humpback whales!

Kaneohe‘s gorgeous weather comes at a price. Summer is the most expensive time of year to travel to Kaneohe.

Daily highs range from the mid to low-80s. Room rates drop slightly in the fall as fewer tourists travel to the islands. Many cultural events happen on Oahu and would make a great day trip from Kaneohe.

To name a few, tourists will enjoy Honolulu Fashion Week (October 12-19, 2023), the Hawaii International Film Fest (October 2023), and the Hawaiian Food and Wine Festival (November 2-5, 2023).

The Hawaiian Islands are a great place to spend the winter . While most of the country is freezing, tourists in Hawaii can spend the day at the beach, hike, and enjoy local cuisine outdoors. Temperature highs range from low-80s to high-70s.

For those celebrating the Christmas holidays, expect fun décor! Maybe try building a snowman out of sand? Mele Kalikimaka!

Best Ways To Get Around Kaneohe

Getting around Kaneohe, like the rest of Oahu, may require a car, but there are some alternatives.

The Island of Oahu is only 44 miles long and 30 miles wide and easily explored from the comfort of a rental car. Tourists can pick one up at the Honolulu Airport or in Waikiki.

Book rental cars when booking flights. During busy times, rental companies may run out of vehicles.

Out of all the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu has the best public bus system . Tourists can get to most places by bus, but with all the stops, it'll take longer than traveling by car.

Where To Eat In Kaneohe

Kaneohe offers a variety of restaurants with great views and local ingredients.

Kaneohe Pancake House

Family-owned and operated since 1988, it’s no surprise that the Kaneohe Pancake House specializes in pancakes! But customers can also dine on omelets, eggs benedicts, fried rice, and more.

  • Address: 46-126 Kahuhipa Street, Kaneohe
  • Hours: Daily, 6:30 AM to 2 PM
  • Recommended: Try the Banana Pancakes, the Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Pancakes, or the Churro Waffles.

Adela’s Country Eatery

This casual eatery is the perfect spot to grab food and head to the beach to enjoy a meal with a view. This dine-out-only spot is a must-try when visiting Kaneohe. All food is cooked fresh to order using local and seasonal ingredients.

  • Address: 45-1151 Kamehameha Hwy #2, Kaneohe
  • Hours: Daily, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
  • Recommended: Any of the noodle dishes!

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Haleiwa Joe’s

This open-air restaurant with views of the Ko’olau mountain range overlooks a tropical garden and koi pond. Haleiwa Joe’s is truly a gorgeous setting for dinner.

  • Address: 46-336 Haiku Road Kaneohe
  • Hours: Nightly from 4 PM to 9 PM
  • Recommended: Grilled Fish with Macadamia nut pesto, lobster cream sauce, and garlic mashed potatoes.

Where To Stay In Kaneohe

Kaneohe is the largest residential community on the windward side of Oahu. While there is one fantastic hotel in Kaneohe (Paradise Bay Resort), many travelers opt to rent private properties through Vrbo .

Through Vrbo, travelers can find exactly what they’re looking for. A condo with a pool? A house that sleeps 15? No problem. Tourists can find the perfect private property to plan the perfect trip to Kaneohe.

Alternatively, travelers can stay in neighboring towns and simply enjoy the day in beautiful Kaneohe. Popular tourist destination Waikiki Beach is only about a 15-minute drive from Kaneohe.

Paradise Bay Resort

The Paradise Bay Resort overlooks the Koolau Mountains and Kaneohe Bay. The hotel is a piece of paradise and the perfect place to relax, swim in the pool, or lounge on one of the floating docks. The resort offers free yoga and meditation classes and free kayak and snorkel equipment.

  • Address: 47-039 Lihikai Drive, Kaneohe
  • Amenities: Complimentary newspapers; 24-hour front desk; water sports facilities on site; outdoor pool; Free Wi-Fi; fitness center; flat-screen TVs.
  • Cost based on double occupancy: $$

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Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore

The Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore is right off the Kamehameha Highway, making a drive to Kaneohe very easy.

  • Address: 55-400 Kamehameha Highway, Laie
  • Amenities: Outdoor pool; restaurant; coffee shop; fitness center; Free Wi-Fi; flat-screen TVs.

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra

Just a short 12 miles to Kaneohe Bay, the Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra is a good budget option for travelers looking to stay in a busier area and simply spend the day in Kaneohe.

  • Address: 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu
  • Amenities: Outdoor pool; fitness center; bar/lounge; coffee shop; spa and wellness center; restaurant; free Wi-Fi.
  • Cost based on double occupancy: $

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Bed and Breakfast

Manu Mele Bed and Breakfast

Wake up to the sound of birds in Manu Mele Bed and Breakfast . In nearby Kailua, this cute accommodation has a pool, a lovely owner, and a choice between a king-size bed suite and a queen-size bed suite.

  • Address: 153 Kailuana Place, Kailua
  • Cost: From $175/night

How To Spend The Perfect Day In Kaneohe

The perfect day in Kaneohe starts at the Kaneohe Pancake House. Enjoy the Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Pancakes and a large coffee to get the morning off to a great start! While there are so many things to do in Kaneohe, the most popular and one of the most unique attractions is the Kaneohe Sandbar. And there are a few ways to get there.

For the more active traveler, try snorkeling or kayaking out to the sandbar. Or, for a more relaxing afternoon, catch a boat with Captain Bob’s Picnic Sails. This four-hour tour lets tourists swim (snorkeling gear is provided!), and includes a grilled barbeque lunch, a little volleyball in the sand, and maybe a beer or two.

After exploring the sandbar, check out the Byodo-In Temple for tourists seeking something beautiful or Bay View Mini-Putt and Zipline for tourists up for a little more adventure.

In the early evening, pick up a few souvenirs at the Windward Mall, maybe grab a snack, and possibly check out some local entertainment. For dinner, dine at Haleiwa Joe’s and soak up the beautiful views of the Koolau mountain range. But for something a little more casual, pack a picnic dinner. Get take-out from Adela’s Country Eatery and enjoy local Hawaiian cuisine while watching the sky change colors as the sun dips down out of sight.

Q: What is Kaneohe known for?

Kaneohe is mostly a residential community. There are so many cool things to do on the island of Oahu , and a visit to Kaneohe is right at the top of the list. One spectacular attraction in Kaneohe is the Byodo-In Temple . Another popular attraction is the Kaneohe Sandbar. A trip to Kaneohe will not disappoint!

Q: Do people swim in Kaneohe Bay?

Yes! Kaneohe Bay has five beautiful beaches. Tourists and locals alike can swim, snorkel and surf. Just be aware that the bay is also a breeding ground for hammerhead sharks. Many baby sharks will spend their first few months in the shallow waters of the bay.

Q: Is Kaneohe worth a visit?

Of course! Kaneohe is simply stunning. The beautiful bay and the nearby mountains are so picturesque that tourists will feel like they're in paradise. Hawaii has so many beautiful beaches , and the beaches at Kaneohe are some of the best.

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