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CAPTAIN BRUCE Kaneohe Sandbar Private Cruise - PONTOON BOAT / 2nd Tour

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★ Complimentary transportation included. (Shared ride. Reserved for direct booking customers.) ★ Online submission form for Liability Waiver ----------- [ DEPARTURE TIME for 2nd Tour ] 4/1/2024 - 6/1/2024: 12:15 PM 6/3/2024 - 8/10/2024: 10:15 AM 8/12/2024 - 9/21/2024: 10:45 AM 9/23/2024 - 3/31/2025: 12:15 PM ----------- Charter your own private pontoon boat to tour one of O’ahu's best kept secrets. Maximum 6 passengers including children and infants. Seeking a unique family adventure in Hawaii? Skip the bustling beaches and join Captain Bruce for a snorkeling tour to the enchanting Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar. Captain Bruce, a leader in Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar tours, has years of expertise and official permits to take you safely to this oasis. Splash with tropical fish, encounter sea turtles, and soak in this paradise. Captain Bruce promises a family-friendly adventure you won't forget. Ready to dive into Hawaii's hidden beauty? Book your snorkeling tour with Captain Bruce today!

  • Days of Week


  • Duration

    2.8 hours

  • Per-Booking

    USD 1,350.00


  • Highlight #1

    Activities on the boat can be arranged according to your preferences. You can luxuriate in a private setting with your family and friends.

  • Highlight #2

    Glide through paradise with our complete fun pack! Paddle on colorful boards or dive into fish with snorkeling gear. Splash around with fun water toys, then unwind on the sandbar with refreshing drinks and delicious spam musubi and chips. Life jackets ensure peace of mind for everyone, creating an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.

  • Highlight #3

    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.

  • Highlight #4

    BYOB (Bring Your Own Bliss)! Pack your favorite snacks and drinks for a personalized picnic paradise on the Kaneohe Bay sandbar.

  • Highlight #5

    A quick 15-minute boat ride whisks you away to paradise! Soak in the stunning scenery as you approach the Kaneohe Bay coral haven, then dive into crystal-clear waters or relax on the shimmering waters, bathed in the warm sunshine.


  • Schedule

  • Pickup / Checkin

  • Dropoff / Checkout

    • 10:30 - 11:15

      Waikiki area Pickup

    • 11:55

      Meeting Time

    • 12:10

      Departure from He'eia Kea Boat Harbor

    • 12:25

      Arrival at the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar

    • 12:30

      Snorkeling the Kane'ohe Bay lagoon, Standup paddle boarding, Free time

    • 14:40

      Leave the Kane'ohe Bay Sandbar to Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe

    • 14:55

      Arrival at the Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor

    • 16:25

      Waikiki area drop off

Add-ons / Transportation

  • Add-ons

    • EN/JP Bilingual Captain

      In case a bilingual captain is not available, we may provide an English captain and a Japanese support crew.

      Per-BookingUSD 210.00

    • Donation for Rebuild Maui ( $1 per booking)

      Your donations and a portion of tour fees are supporting the recovery and reopening of Lahaina, Maui. For more details:

      Per-BookingUSD 1.00

    • Donation for Rebuild Maui ( $5 per booking)


      Per-BookingUSD 5.00

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  • Transportation

    • Waikiki area Pickup / Drop off

    • Waikiki area Pickup / Drop off (Exclusive, $645)

      Mini Van (Max 6) or Van (12 pax) (Including service Charge $60) * Please see additional info

      Per-BookingUSD 645.00

Plan Information

  • What's Included

    • Captain
    • Snacks (Spam Musubi, Granola bars, Chips)
    • Soft drink
    • Community cooler (Limited space)
    • Life Jacket
    • Snorkeling mask, mouthpiece (snorkeling fins are not provided)
    • Stand-up paddle boards, floats, balls, etc. *Limited numbers
    • Complimentary transportation (Waikiki hotel area - Heeia kea Harbor, Shared ride)
    • Taxes and fees
  • What's Not Included

    • Food (Please feel free to pack your own food )
    • Alcohol (BYOB is allowed, but cans only, not bottles. )
    • [Please note] Alcohol is not allowed on the following three day weekends, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
    • Snorkeling fins
    • Gratuity is not included in the price. If you are satisfied with the tour, gratuities are always sincerely appreciated.
  • Requirements

    • [ Liability Waiver ]
    • All customers over the age of 18 are required to submit a liability form at the link below.
    • Please share the link with each participant in your group and individually submit it 2 days prior to the tour.
  • Restrictions

    • Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Smoking is prohibited on our boat.
    • Drinking in the United States begins at the age of 21. In addition, you cannot participate in snorkeling after drinking alcohol.
    • [Please note] Alcohol is not allowed on the following three day weekends, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
    • [ Cancellation ] Until 2 days before departure at 12:00 PM: 0% cancellation fee / After 2 days before departure at 12:00 PM: 100% cancellation fee
    • [ Cancellation (9 guest +) ] 2 weeks before departure : 50% cancellation fee / 1 week before departure : 100% cancellation fee
    • [Late to meet place] If you do not make it at the meeting place on time, you will not be able to participate in the tour and 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • What to Bring

    • Beach towel
    • Swimwear (There is no place to change clothes, so please wear your swimsuit before joining the tour)
    • Reef Safe Sunscreen
    • [Useful things to have] Rash guard, reef shoes, sunglasses, long-sleeve
  • Additional Info

    • Always remember to keep your distance and respect our marine life; Hawaii's honu, along with several other marine wildlife, are a protected species.
    • The tour might be cancelled due to weather and other conditions on the day.
    • Guests are required to remove their shoes and socks on board.
    • [ Exclusive Transportation] *Exclusive transportation is not a charter and therefore it will not be on a stand by during the tour hours. Even if exclusive transportation customer requests to leave the tour early, the vehicle will not be ready until the scheduled time for return. (Cancellation Policy : Same policy as the tour reservation applies. )
  • Cancellation Policies


    2 days before to 12:00

    After 12:00, 2 days before


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Customer Reviews

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-11

    Friends / Colleagues

    Wonderful experience AGAIN

    This was our third time using Captain Bruce and we will keep coming back. It was a fun day out at the sandbar with friends making memories. Thank you for a great time!



    Posted Date: 2023/11/19

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you had another fantastic experience with us. It's always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests and will continue to strive to meet your expectations. Thank you for choosing Captain Bruce once again. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back for many more adventures on the beautiful waters of Oahu. A hui hou🌺

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-04


    Best thing we have ever done in Hawaii!!

    We have been to Oahu Hawaii many times, but were told about Captain Bruce from a friend. Frankly, never even heard about the Sand Bar. Communication was fantastic from booking , to all the specific questions. Picked up on time at the designated spot near our hotel in Waikiki. Crystal our Captain to the afternoon tour was able to customize our time to what our group wanted to do. Saw plenty of sea turtles, my daughter got some paddle time in, and we had a blast. Don't miss this opportunity, the pontoon gave us a nice chill time away from the standard tour which I am sure was also great.



    Posted Date: 2023/04/07

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    We're very pleased to hear that friends and family are having such a great time at the sandbar. Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your group pictures along with captain Crystal. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Mahalo!🤙

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-03


    Great experience with Allen

    We enjoy th boat ride and service with Allen he’s very experienced and professional thank you !



    Posted Date: 2023/03/17

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha and Mahalo kindly for your feedback. We appreciate your time to write this wonderful review from Capt. Alan. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!🤙

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-01


    Highlight of our Trip

    We had the best time ever on our pontoon charter. We got the privacy we wanted so we could relax and float in the water just the two of us. I tried my hand at paddle boarding and then did some snorkeling which was beyond amazing. Absolutely the best day ever. The views were incredible out on the sandbar and the private transport was for sure our speed as we like to avoid the crowds. Our captain was super sweet and helpful as was our driver.



    Posted Date: 2023/01/18

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Thank you so much for joining our tour and spending your time for leaving the review! We're glad to know you liked Pontoon boat and had a great time with our Captain. We hope we can take you to the bay again. Thank you very much, Ahuihou!

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2022-12


    Amazing experience!

    Our family has been coming to Oahu for years and has never experienced something quite like this! It will now be our go to. The sand bar pontoon charter was a blast! Incredible swimming and snorkeling for all ages, even my 4 year old. Our captain Alan was so wonderful. Kind, patient, fun, attentive, helpful and also very great about giving our family privacy if we wanted it. He even brought out a floating board for my 4 year old that had a widow to see into the ocean so she could get the snorkeling experience too without using a mask and snorkel. Game changer for her. Snacks and drinks on the boat were great. We were able to play our own music too. It was a true highlight for us not only of this trip but of years of travels to Oahu. Can't wait to be back and hoping to see Alan again!!



    Posted Date: 2022/12/30

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha, thank you so much for your feedback. We're happy to know your family had great time in Kaneohe Sandbar tour. Our Staff are working so hard to exceed customer satisfaction. We'll share this to Alan! Mahalo for the compliments. Please come back again. Mahalo!

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  • Per-Booking

    USD 1,350.00