Private Charter in Kailua-Kona, HI

Kona Ocean ExperienceKeauhou Boat HarborKailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Overview

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 boat charter. Kona Ocean Experience’s knowledgeable captains can tailor your experience to your preferences for the perfect vacation. Private charters can accommodate up to six guests.

up to 4 hrs 1 or more people

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 for an uncrowded excursion.
  • Discover Hawaii’s natural beauty and sea life.

Description

from Private Boat Charter: Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Kona Coast Adventure
Share a personal, one-of-a-kind experience with family and friends on this four-hour private-charter dolphin swim excursion aboard a super safe Willard Navy Seals boat. Swim with wild spinner dolphins and 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 Reserve, often called the best snorkeling spot in Hawaii—only accessible by boat (or a very long hike).

After exploring the colorful reef, you can relax on board while enjoying snacks and green tea and 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Boat Charter: Kealakekua Bay Snorkel and Kona Coast Adventure

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.

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.

Where does this private boat charter in Kona depart from?

You will meet your guide at the Keauhou Bay Boat Ramp, located at 78-7100 Kaleiopapa St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

When should we arrive?

Please arrive at Keauhou Bay 30 minutes prior to departure time to allow for parking and check-in.

What should I bring?

Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt or rash-guard (even if it's cloudy), and a hat to protect your head from the sun. Also, be sure to pack your waterproof camera.

Are there bathrooms on board?

There are no restrooms aboard. The last chance to use a restroom is at the boat ramp before check-in.

What safety measures are in place?

In addition to life jackets onboard, the captains and crew are 100% first aid and CPR trained and certified.

Can I bring my own snorkeling gear?

Yes, however there is no discount for bringing your own equipment.

How do I get to the boat ramp?

FROM THE NORTH (Kohala Coast or Waikoloa Resort Areas): • Take HI-19 South and continue onto HI-11. • Turn RIGHT onto Kamehameha III Road • Turn LEFT onto Ali`i Drive • Turn RIGHT onto Kaleiopapa Street Going downhill, continue over the series of speed bumps. Pass the Sheraton’s entrance (on the left), stay to the right and arrive at Keauhou Bay. PLEASE NOTE: When traveling from the Kohala Coast or Waikoloa Resort Areas, please allow a minimum of 1 Hour travel time for the morning and afternoon tours. Due to local evening traffic, a minimum of 1.5 Hours travel time is advised for either Manta Tour. FROM THE SOUTH (South Kona or Ka`u Districts): • Take HI-11 North. • Turn LEFT onto Kamehameha III Road • Turn LEFT onto Ali`i Drive • Turn RIGHT onto Kaleiopapa Street Going downhill, continue over the series of speed bumps. Pass the Sheraton’s entrance (on the left), stay to the right and arrive at Keauhou Bay.