Private Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar Speed Boat Charters

Charter your own private motor boat to tour one of O’ahu's best kept secrets.

We at Captain Bruce, a trusted private boat charter company on O’ahu since 1983, have got you covered with our fleet of private speed boats, luxury yachts, and catamarans.

3 hours $960 $900

Maximum 6 passengers including children and infants, same household

Days of Week : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat (Closed on Sunday and Federal Holiday)

The Wonders of the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar

Considered to be the world's largest saltwater sandbar, the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar is a three-acre, mile-long white sand island only accessible at low tide. Sitting in the middle of Kaneʻohe Bay, Hawai’i's only barrier-reef protected inlet, the sandbar is a thalassophile's delight. Green sea turtles, rays, and reef fish are just some of the wide variety of marine wildlife that visitors can expect to see at the sandbar during a relaxing day out on the warm ocean waters.

Once Captain Bruce's private speedboat arrives on the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar, you will enjoy everything from swimming with Hawai’i's honu (green sea turtles) and discovering a thriving barrier reef to stand-up paddle boarding the tranquil bay waters and basking in the sun on the white-sand sandbar—available only at low tide.

Always remember to keep your distance and respect our marine life; Hawai’i's honu, along with several other marine wildlife, are a protected species.

Captain Bruce's Private Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar Speed Boat Charters

Gather up the family or a group of your closest friends and experience one of O’ahu's true hidden gems: the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar. Located in the middle of Hawai’i's only barrier reef-protected bay, the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar is an ideal spot to discover Hawai’i's diverse waters.

Perfect for a family-friendly day out on the water, our Captain Bruce private speed boat charters out to the Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar comfortably fit groups of six or less.

Tour Info

Schedule For Captain Bruce's Private Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar Speed Boat Charters

As one of the only licensed maritime tour providers on O’ahu to have official Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar access, all our Captain Bruce boats are licensed for tours to and from Kaneʻohe Bay.

Our private speedboat charters on O’ahu must be booked in advance and are available for Kaneʻohe Bay Sandbar tours every Monday to Saturday, weather and sea conditions permitting.

Morning Cruise (3 hours)
9:15 AM Meeting Time
Kaneohe Sandbar Meeting Point: Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe
9:30 AM Departure to Kaneohe Sandbar
9:45 AM Arrival at the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar
9:50 AM Snorkeling the Kaneohe Bay lagoon, Standup paddle boarding, Free time
12:15 PM Leave the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar to Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe
12:30 PM Arrival at the Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor
Afternoon Cruise (3 hours)
12:45 PM Meeting Time for the afternoon Kaneohe Bay Sandbar tour
Meeting Point : Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe
1:00 PM Departure to the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar
1:15 PM Arrival at the Kaneohe Sandbar
1:20 PM Snorkeling the Kaneohe Bay lagoon, Standup paddle boarding
3:45 PM Leave the Kaneohe Sandbar to Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor
4:00 PM Arrival at the Kaneohe Harbor

What's Included

  • Captain (Japanese speaking staff is not available currently)
  • Snacks (Granola bars, Chips)
  • Soft drink
  • Community cooler (Limited space)
  • Life Jacket
  • Snorkeling Mask, mouthpiece are provided (Snorkeling fins are not provided)
  • Standup Paddle Board *available at no charge
  • Transportation (Waikiki hotel area - He'eia Kea Harbor)

What's Not Included

  • Snorkeling Fins
  • Food (Please feel free to pack your own food )
  • Alcohol is also BYOB—but cans only
    [Please note] Alcohol is not allowed on a 3 days weekend, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price. If you are satisfied with the tour, we would be grateful if you could leave a tip for your Captain Bruce crew members


  • All customers over the age of 18 are required to submit Liability Form at the link below. Please share the link with each participant and individually submit it at least 48 hours before the tour.
    Required Form -Share the Link


  • Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Drinking in the United States begins at the age of 21. In addition, you cannot participate in snorkeling after drinking alcohol.
  • Please note that alcohol is not allowed on a 3 days weekend, including Memorial Day,Independence Day, and Labor Day.


  • Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the scheduled departure. No refunds will be given to bookings canceled within 48 hours of the scheduled departure.
  • Customers will receive refunds in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • No-shows will be charged the full price.

What to Bring

  • Face mask (It is required to wear it on a boat)
  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Useful things to have: Rash guard, reef shoes, sunglasses, long-sleeve

Additional Info

  • The tour and snorkeling might be cancelled due to weather and other conditions on the day.
  • Sandbar comes out only at low tide.
  • Guests are required to remove their shoes and socks on board.

Meeting Point

Please meet us at Slip #316, under "CAPTAIN BRUCE" sign


Please park in the parking area in the Heeiakea boat harbor.

Please note that the parking gets busy on Saturday and we suggest you to arrive a little early to find parking space.

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MAP: Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor