Private Charter in Kailua-Kona, HI

Keauhou Boat HarborKailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Plan your own private cruise around Kona! Whether you want to see the dolphins, snorkel, or simply see the sights, you can do that and more when you book your own private charter. Our knowledgeable captains are ready to tailor your cruise experience to your preferences for the perfect vacation. Private charters can accommodate up to six guests.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona Travel Experts
  • Build your own tour experience with knowledgeable tour guides.
  • Cruise on a 7-meter US Navy Seal boat.
  • Seats up to 6 people maximum.
  • Discover Hawaii’s natural beauty and sea life.


from Private Charter
A Private Charter for family and friends (up to 6 pax) to share a personal, one of a kind experience! This 4-hour morning trip generally does a dolphin swim excursion in a super safe Willard Navy Seals boats to swim with wild spinner dolphins, to experience their energy and curiosity in interactions with humans. Following the dolphin swim, you will travel south to explore the sea caves along the Kona Coast, and go snorkeling in the calm waters of Kealakekua Bay Marine Reserve (location of Captain Cook Monument), often called the best snorkeling spot in Hawaii, and only accessible by boat (or a very long hike). After exploring the colorful reef, you can relax aboard to enjoy a fruit platter, snacks, and green tea, while learning about the historic and cultural background of this region.

On your way back to Keauhou Bay, you may see other natural sea creatures such as whales (Humpbacks, in season), manta rays and sea turtles. Or if you prefer, you can build your own customized tour to go north or south to other great snorkeling spots!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Charter

What type of boat will I be on?
Private charter tours are on either The Lei Plana or The Horizon. Both boats are 7-meter US Navy Seals boats.

What safety measures are in place?
In addition to life jackets onboard, our captains and crew are 100% first aid and CPR trained and certified.

Will I spot sea animals?
It’s likely! Should you choose to add snorkeling to your experience, you’ll increase your chances of seeing Hawaii’s notable underwater creatures.