Snorkel in Kaneohe Bay off a small catamaran during this 3-hour cruise from Oahu. Leaving from He'eia State Park, visit Sunken City, Coconut Island, Turtle Canyon or the Sunken Island sandbar with an expert local guide. Learn how to sail or hop off the boat, using the snorkeling equipment provided, and explore Oahu's underwater world. Back at the beach, enjoy an included barbecue lunch with your small group, limited to 5 people to ensure personalized attention. Round-trip hotel transportation is provided.
3-hour Oahu sailing tour from He’eia State Park, from Waikiki
Sail with an experience guide to various beautiful locations with excellent snorkeling opportunities
Help the guide to trim the sails or steer the boat if you’re interested in learning to sail
Visit the Sunken Island sandbar in Kaneohe Bay (if conditions allow)
Snorkel around pristine patch reefs where you may spot sea turtles, rays and a variety of colorful fish
Includes hotel pickup and drop off from Waikiki, all gear, snacks, drinks and a beachside barbecue lunch
Small-group tour with a maximum of five people makes for a flexible and intimate tour with your professional guide
Following pickup in the morning at your hotel in Waikiki, travel to He'eia to meet your captain.
While still on dry land, listen to a short safety briefing and gather all the necessary equipment, including snorkeling gear and life jackets. Board your small catamaran, equipped with coolers and trampoline decks, and take off into Kaneohe Bay. You can make yourself comfortable on the trampolines and enjoy the ride or ask your captain if you'd like a sailing lesson. No experience is necessary.
Possibilities for the day's destination include Sunken City, the Sunken Island sand bar, Coconut Island or Turtle Canyon. Depending on the day's conditions and the group's interests, you can help your captain decide where sail. Since the tour is limited to five passengers, you are guaranteed personalized attention from your guide.
Regardless of where you end up, there are bound to be phenomenal snorkeling opportunities. Don your snorkeling gear and hop off the boat to see tropical fish, sea turtles, manta rays, spotted eagle rays and other marine life.
After a couple hours of exploring the bay, head back to the beach for a delicious barbecue lunch and subsequent drop-off at your Waikiki hotel.
Your sailing and snorkeling experience takes place on Kane'ohe Bay, the best sailing, paddling, and snorkeling destination on Oahu. Kane'ohe Bay is home to the famous Kane'ohe sandbar, Coconut Island (the real "Gilligan's Island"!), and countless unique patch reefs that offer amazing snorkeling opportunities.
Kama'aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures is the name of the Kama'aina Kids program that offers this activity in order to fund He'eia State Park. We are a local nonprofit organization, and all of our activities are nonprofit, with proceeds directly funding the State Park!
Your tour will start and end on land at He'eia State Park, one of Oahu's most beautiful hidden gems! We have all the facilities to get changed and water ready, and secure place to leave valuables before receiving professional instruction and getting on the water. Once you land after roughly 3 hours on the water, our famous BBQ lunch will be ready and waiting for you at this amazing waterfront venue overlooking the bay.
Kevin was the captain of our cruise and he was absolutely amazing. Including Kevin, there were 4 people on board for our trip. He was very knowledgeable of the area and was very skilled on the water. He dodged rain clouds as needed and he gave advice for snorkeling to maximize our experience. He was all about making it the best experience for us! He is also a skilled photographer haha. We snorkeled with sea turtles and manta rays and relaxed on a sand bar. Easily one of the best things I did on my trip to Oahu—I cannot recommend this enough!!!! Worth every penny.
Aloha! Thank you so much for joining us for a sailing and snorkeling adventure! And thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful and positive review. That really means a lot to us and we really appreciate it. I am so glad to hear it sounds like you had an awesome experience, and to get a recommendation like this makes me very proud. I speak for Kevin when I say it was our pleasure to have you join us, and we hope to see you again soon! Mahalo!
Aloha! That is great to hear! Thank you so much for joining us for the adventure, and thank you also for taking the time to leave such a positive and encouraging review for us. That really means a lot to us. Hope to see you again soon for another adventure! Mahalo nui loa!
THE BEST sailing experience ever!!! This is a sailing adventure not to be missed, whether you are an experienced sailor or not. Everything from pick up, sailing, BBQ, to drop off was excellent! Sailed all over Kaneohe Bay with guide Parker Johnson--experienced cat sailor, and full of interesting local info. Great way to see scores of turtles, and sea life. Zoe the driver, and all the staff are friendly, and totally customer service oriented. Can't say enough superlatives about this tour.
Best experience ever!!! Our guide, Parker, was super knowledgeable and took us to spots where we saw A LOT of turtles at least 50 of all sizes - I'm not exaggerating and even manta rays! We also got to snorkel with turtles next to the coral reef with no other tourists around, which was great I am now in love with turtles. The adventure was very personalized we got a sailing boat a tour guide for ourselves and geared towards us for example, we asked Parker to tell us about sailing since we were interested and he gave us insights throughout the trip. Even the food was awesome no sandwiches or chips, actual home-made local food : This tour completely exceeded my and my husband's expectations totally worth it! Also, they are a non-profit so it felt great contributing to their cause. The guys at Holokai Kayak and Snorkel Adventure were really great!