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KONA OFFSHORE ADVENTURES | WHERE EXPLORATION BEGINS AND THE FUN NEVER ENDS | BIG ISLAND, HAWAII

Kona Boat Tours & Private Charters

Welcome aboard 32' pro cat power kattamaran! We specialize in private charter boats for Kailua-Kona visitors. We want to suit your needs and fulfill a wonderful vacation for you.

The best thing about our Kailua-Kona charter boat experience is that it’s personal and secluded. Your friends, family or business outing will be the only group on the boat. We can’t wait for you to become part of our Ohana “family.” Let the exploration begin!

Our certified snorkel and fishing guides are on hand to direct you through an amazing experience. Explore the crystal blue ocean while taking in all the ocean’s treasures including dolphins, tropical fish, mantas, lava tubes, sea caves, blowholes, sea cliffs, and pristine coral reefs.

We offer multiple types of Kailua-Kona boat tours and charters to accommodate any dream vacation! Our professional staff can introduce you to all the wonders that Kona has to offer.


Scroll down to learn more about our Kona boat rentals, as well as dolphin experiences, snorkeling excursions, whale watching day-trips, fishing and other offshore adventures in Kona. Book your tour today!


HONOKOHAU HARBOR  •  AM

Dolphin Experience & Reef Snorkeling

  • Enjoy the blue Hawaiian waters

  • Playful pacific spinner dolphins

  • Snorkel pristine coral reefs

KEALAKEKUA BAY  • PM

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

  • Thousands of colorful tropical fish

  • Majestic reef ecosystem

  • See Spinner Dolphins & Manta rays

  • Learn the History of Captain Cook

HONOKOHAU HARBOR  • AM or PM  

Whale Watching Experience

  • Hear the whales sing

  • Visit The Humpback Whale Sanctuary

  • SEASONAL Mid December - Mid March

HONOKOHAU HARBOR • AM

Private Fishing Charter

  • Avet reels

  • Top of the line fishing gear

  • Local professional fishing guide

HONOKOHAU HARBOR • AM or PM

Other Cruise's 

HONOKOHAU HARBOR • PM

Kona Snorkel Excursion

  • Experience vast stretches of sea cliffs

  • See Mantas, Dolphins & Pilot Whales

  • Snorke pristine coral reef ecosystems


If you have questions regarding any of our Kona boat tours, feel free to contact us for more information. We can’t wait to share the ocean with you.

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DOLPHIN SNORKEL TOUR | KAILUA KONA| BIG ISLAND HAWAII 

Dolphin Snorkeling Experience

 

You’ll snorkel alongside dolphins near the most pristine coral reefs the Big Island has to offer! 

Cruise along the spectacular Kona coastline, enjoying the electric blue Hawaiian waters, while your crew informs you of the rich Hawaiian culture and legends. Observe the playful and entertaining Pacific spinner dolphins “Stenella Longirostris” as they surf the bow wake and live up to their names by flipping, spinning, and putting on a great aerial display that you’ll remember for life. Once we locate a pod of dolphins, your snorkel guide will give you a detailed briefing on how to enter the water and interact with the dolphins in a respectable manner. 

Big Island Dolphin Tour – The Ultimate Dolphin Snorkeling Experience in Kailua-Kona, HI:

  • 6 passengers max

  • Private Charter

  • Duration up 3 hours, depending on marine life and weather conditions  

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor | Check in at 7:45 am| Departs 8:00 am

  • Lifeguard certified snorkel guide

  • Top of the line snorkel gear, mask, snorkel & fins

  • Swim noodles & life jackets

  • Snacks, water, and juice

  • Swimmers of all levels welcomed

  • 48 hour Cancelation

Ready to have a Kailua-Kona dolphin snorkeling experience that you’ll always remember? Schedule our Big Island dolphin tour today!



THE PELAGIC | FISHING TOUR | KAILUA KONA | BIG ISLAND HAIWAII  

Private Fishing Charters

 
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Our very first fishing charter
 

 Cruise the 40 fathom line in "Ono Lane" for the beautiful torpedo-like Kings of the Blue! 

Our Big Island fishing charter allows you to cruise the 40 fathom line in "Ono Lane" for the beautiful torpedo-like Kings of the Blue!

Come and relax with our professional local fishing guides as we cruise out to the Buoys or F.A.D.s Fish Aggregation Devices or 1000 fathom ridge, where the Ahi, Yellowfin Tuna are likely to be found. Kona is also home to the giants of the deep, the Pacific Blue Marlin. There have been more Granders caught off of the Kona Coast than anywhere else in the world. Some of the other species of Pelagic fish we may catch are the lively and colorful Mahi Mahi, which put on quite a performance with their long runs and great aerial displays.

Kailua-Kona Private Fishing Charter Excursion — Set Sail on the Deep Blue, and Get Ready for an Adventure:

  • Private Charter

  • Max 6 passengers

  • Duration up to 3-4 hours, depending on marine life and weather conditions

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor | Check in 7:15 am departs 7:30 am

  • Penn International speed reels

  • Top of the line fishing gear

  • Local professional fishing guide

  • Snacks, water, and juice provided!

  • 48 hour Cancelation

Are you up for a hands-on excursion? Set sail on one of our private fishing charters in Kailua-Kona, HI. Book a trip on our Big Island fishing charter below!



PATHWAY TO THE GODS | SNORKEL TOUR | KAILUA KONA | BIG ISLAND HAWAII
 

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tours

 
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Snorkel with thousands of colorful tropical fish in a majestic reef ecosystem! 

On our Kealakekua Bay snorkeling tour, you’ll cruise the South Kona Coastline while enjoying the steep sea cliffs and mountain views. You’ll experience blowholes and see dolphins on your way to the bay! Kealakekua Bay translates to “Pathway of the Gods”, and you’ll understand why when you see this large natural bay surrounded by steep sea cliffs and caves with arid vegetation. The Bay is home to a pod of spinner dolphins, as well as manta rays. Also, when you book a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling experience, you’ll learn the true amazing history of Captain Cook in this special bay.

Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise – The Best Way to Experience Beautiful Reefs in Kona, HI:

  • Private Charter

  • 6 passengers max

  • Duration up 3 hours, depending on marine life and weather conditions

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor PM (Arrive 15 Mins Early)

  • Afternoon Tour | Check in at 11:00 am  | Departs 11:30 pm

  • Lifeguard certified snorkel guide

  • Top of the line snorkel gear, mask, snorkel & fins

  • Swim noodles & life jackets

  • Snacks, water & juice

  • Swimmers of all levels welcomed

  • 48 hour Cancelation

A Kealakekua Bay snorkel cruise is the perfect outing for your entire group. Book our Kealakekua Bay snorkeling tour, and get ready to swim alongside hundreds of colorful fish!



SEASONAL WHALE WATCHING TOUR | KAILUA KONA | BIG ISLAND HAWAII

Whale Watching Experiences

 
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Visit The Big Island’s Humpback Whale Sanctuary for an incredible whale watching experience!

Kona Offshore Adventures is excited to offer Big Island whale watching tours. As we depart Honokohau Harbor and head north along the Kona coast to the Big Island’s Humpback Whale Sanctuary, get ready to have the experience of a lifetime as large numbers of humpback whales migrate from the ice-cold waters from Alaska on their 6-8-week journey to their winter home in the Hawaiian Islands. You can expect to see mothers and calves sunning themselves in the warm Hawaiian sun. Males can often be seen breaching the water surface, providing awesome aerial displays. They also do tail and pectoral slaps to communicate with the other whales in the area. Listen as we lower our hydrophone into the water to hear the whales sing! We bring you up close and personal for the best whale watching Kona offers.

Kailua-Kona Whale Watching Experience – The Perfect Opportunity to See These Beautiful Creatures in Their Natural Habitat:

  • Private Charter

  • 6 passengers max

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor  AM or PM (Arrive 15 Mins Early)  

  • Morning Tour | Check in at 7:45 am | Departs 8:00 am

  • Afternoon Tour | Check in at 11:00 am | Departs 11:15

  • Duration up to 2-3 hours, depending on marine life and weather conditions

  • No Snorkeling or Swimming  

  • Snacks, Water & Juice

  • 48 hour Cancelation

Want to do something unique to your upcoming vacation? Join us in whale watching in Kailua-Kona, HI. Pack your bags, and schedule our Big Island whale watching tour today!



VIP | PRIVATE BOAT TOUR | KAILUA KONA | BIG ISLAND HAWAII

Private Boat Charter

 
Puako
The Kaimana

Choose your activities that best fit your dream vacation on the water!

Join our ohana as you relax and enjoy the freedom of having your very own private boat charter where you can forget about all the stresses of life and concentrate on living the aloha dream. This charter is designed with you in mind, so you choose your activities that best fit your dream vacation on the water. You can snorkel several beautiful coral reef ecosystems or go trolling, dragging some lines as we head offshore to fish for a while. 

Big Island Boat Tours – Your Private Boat Charter in Kona, HI: 

  • Private Charter

  • 6 passengers max

  • Duration 3 hours, depending on marine life and weather conditions

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor  AM or PM (Arrive 15 Mins Early)  

  • Morning Tour | Check in at 7:45 am | Departs 8:00 am

  • Afternoon Tour | Check in at 11:45am  | Departs 12:00 pm

  • Sunset Tour | Please contact us for times

  • Lifeguard certified snorkel guide

  • Top of the Line Snorkel Gear

  • Swim Noodles & Life Jackets

  • Penn International Reels

  • High End Fishing Gear

  • Snacks, Water, Juice

  • 48 hour Cancelation

Our Big Island boat tour is our most flexible option. Although you’ll have an experienced captain with you at all times, you’ll be the one calling the shots!  



AFTERNOON SNORKEL TOUR | KAILUA KONA | BIG ISLAND HAWAII

Kailua-Kona Snorkeling Tours

 

Snorkel gorgeous tropical waters & experience the pristine coral reef ecosystems!

Come out for an afternoon of snorkeling! A Kailua-Kona snorkeling adventure is a great way to familiarize yourself with the aquatic environment of Kona and of Hawaii as a whole. You’ll enjoy the Kona coastline as we look for a variety of sea creatures, including mantas, dolphins, and the occasional group of Pilot whales. Our Kona snorkeling tours allow you to experience the vast stretch of sea cliffs, lava tubes, mountainous caves, and blowholes. Guided by one of our knowledgeable local snorkel guides, our Kailua-Kona snorkeling experience is unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed. You’ll snorkel to virgin-like pristine coral reef ecosystems in the crystal-clear water.

Kailua-Kona Snorkeling Excursions – Swim Alongside the Beautiful Creatures of the Deep Blue:

  • Private Charter

  • 6 passengers max

  • Duration up 3, depending on marine life and weather conditions

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor | Check in at 11:45 am | Departs 12:00 pm

  • Lifeguard certified snorkel guide

  • Top of the line snorkel gear, mask, snorkel & fins

  • Swim noodles & life jackets

  • Snacks, water, and juice

  • Swimmers of all levels welcome

  • 48 hour cancelation

Ready to check something else off your bucket list? Get ready to set sail on our catamaran and discover stunning ocean life during this Kailua-Kona snorkeling excursion.

  



RELAXING SUNSET TOUR |  KAILUA KONA | BIG ISLAND HAWAII

Sunset “Booze” Cruise

 
sunset Kona Hawaii

Leave all of your worries and cares behind as you watch the spectacular Kona sunset dip into the sea, aloha.

On our Kona sunset cruise, we leave Honokohau Harbor, enjoying the cool tropical breezes and majestic mountain views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. While you enjoy a complimentary ice cold local Big Island beer, relax to the sound of the ocean and gentle rock of the boat as the peaceful traditional Hawaiian music takes you away. 

Kona Sunset Cruise – The Perfect Way to End Your Night on a High Note:

  • Rates $500 per charter

  • 1-6 passengers max

  • Duration up to 2-3 hours, depending on marine life and weather conditions

  • Departs Honokohau Harbor | check in 4:30pm - departs 5:00pm

  • Water, Juice, Snacks,  BEER & Mai Tai's

  • 48 hour Cancelation

  • No Swimming or Snorkeling

  If you’re looking for something to do that’s more on the relaxing side, schedule a Big Island sunset cruise with Kona Offshore Adventures today!



Other Cruises

Join Kona Offshore adventures and let the stresses of life melt away. Our Kailua-Kona Big Island cruises are tropical escapes you won’t soon forget. Whether you want to snorkel with marine life or sip cocktails as you watch the sun set, there’s something for everyone aboard one of our boats.

We host two different private boat tours in Kailua-Kona, HI:

Sunset “Booze” Cruise

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a drink as you appreciate the wonderful Hawaiian landscape. This Kailua-Kona Big Island cruise lasts two to three hours, and you’ll be having fun the whole time. We even provide snacks and festive beverages!

We can carry up to six passengers on each charter. While we don’t allow swimming and snorkeling on this excursion, you’ll still have the time of your life experiencing Hawaii.

VIP Private Charter

Have you ever wanted to choose your own experience at sea? Kona Offshore Adventures allows you to choose your favorite activities and create your dream vacation. There is so much freedom that comes with having your own charter for the day; we’ll bring the snacks, but you’ll determine what happens next. You’re able to use our high-end fishing and snorkeling gear, or you can simply lay low, admiring the weather from a swim noodle. If you decide to snorkel, one of our experienced snorkel guides will join you on your excursion. There are plenty of coral reef ecosystems to see, so get out there!

This tour is our most flexible option. We offer morning, afternoon, and sunset tours on the water, so go ahead and enjoy yourself when it’s most convenient for you. Our captain is with you throughout your time on the water, but you get to call the shots!

Book one of our Kailua-Kona private boat tours today. For any questions about booking or the activities we offer, contact us.

Kona Snorkeling Tours

Kona Offshore Adventures offers a memorable journey down the coastline. Our Big Island snorkeling tours in Kailua-Kona, HI, take you to another world under the sea! First, we start by cruising on a private charter. Then, once you’re in the water, you’ll see beautiful deep sea fish, animals, and coral. A snorkeling tour is an amazing way to get an inside look at the Hawaiian environment!

We provide you with the best gear for your experience. From your mask to your fins, we give you everything needed for your time underwater. Plus, if you’d rather float and take in the gorgeous weather, we also have swim noodles and life jackets! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced swimmer, our Big Island snorkeling trips in Kailua-Kona, HI, are for you. You’re sure to enjoy the coral reef ecosystems, sea creatures, and crystal-clear water!

Currently, we offer two Kona snorkeling trips:

Honokohau Harbor Snorkeling

Spend your afternoon admiring the Kona coastline and everything it has to offer. You’ll even see dolphins, mantas, and Pilot whales!

You can also receive an exclusive tour of the Pacific spinner dolphins. Our crew will locate a pod of dolphins, and then our lifeguard-certified snorkel guides will help you enter the water and respectfully interact with the wildlife. You’ll remember the dolphins’ aerial displays for years to come!

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

Take an afternoon tour of the South Kona coastline with us! We begin the tour at the Honokohau Harbor and then cruise to the bay. The bay offers breathtaking mountain and cliff views, and you’ll receive the chance to swim amongst thousands of colorful fish. During this time, you’ll also hear more about Captain Cook’s fascinating history.

These moments at sea are certain to be truly unforgettable. Book your excursion to Kailua-Kona’s tropical waters today! If you have any questions about booking Kona snorkeling trips, we’re happy to assist you.