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CAPTAIN BRUCE Kaneohe Sandbar Private Cruise - SPEED 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 ----------- Perfect for a family-friendly day out on the water, our Captain Bruce private boat charters out to the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar comfortably fit groups of six or less. 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 1,150.00


  • 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: 2024-04


    Fun Excursion

    We had a great time riding around the bay, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and just hanging out at the sandbar. Barry was very knowledgeable.



    Posted Date: 2024/04/02

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Thank you so much for joining our tour and sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time riding around the bay, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and hanging out at the sandbar. We appreciate you mentioning Barry's knowledge - he grew up in Kaneohe Bay and is an expert on Oahu's waters. Mahalo for choosing us, and we hope to welcome you back on board again and share a relaxing time soon! A hui hou🌺

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-12


    Best birthday forever!

    My captain is very attentive and care our feeling!Really enjoy the time!



    Posted Date: 2023/12/23

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha. Thank you so much for choosing our tour to celebrate the birthday. We are absolutely pleased to hear that you and your mother had a wonderful time with us out in the sandbar. You are looking fabulous driving that boat. Your Captain highly enjoyed your company as well. We hope to see you back in the near futures, till then, Mahalo and happy belated birthday 🎉

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-10

    Friends / Colleagues


    We had the best experience. I’m getting married in a couple days and we got a private speedboat for my bridal party. This excision trip exceeded all expectations and is a must do. I’m telling all my friends and family this is a must try do experience. Mahalo for an awesome time.



    Posted Date: 2023/10/21

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Thank you so much for choosing our tour for your special event of your life, and for this amazing review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with your loved ones on our speed boat charter. We love creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, and it's so gratifying to know that we exceeded your expectations. Kaneohe Bay is a very calm and relaxing place and a special place for us, and we are glad that we could share this experience with you. Please come back to the bay with your family on your next Oahu visit. We hope to see you again on the sandbar soon! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We wish you and your fiancé a lifetime of happiness together. 💙🌺 Aloha and A hui hou

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-10


    Fun day at sandbar

    second time going out to the sandbar. Have lots of fun relaxing and snorkeling



    Posted Date: 2023/10/19

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Hi, thank you so much for coming back to our tour and your time for this review. We are so glad to know you had lots of fun relaxing time during our tour, because that is our goal. Thank you for choosing us again, we look forward seeing you soon. 🌺 A hui hou!

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2023-06


    Jorge corona

    We had a great time. Our captain was amazing. Can’t wait till next time.



    Posted Date: 2023/06/16

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha and Mahalo! We look forward to seeing you again!🤙

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  • Per-Booking

    USD 1,150.00