Kaneohe Bay on Oahu's windward coast is one of the world's premier sailing locations.

 The bay is home to the island’s only barrier reef, as well as diverse marine ecosystems. Enjoy a breathtaking sailing adventure in Kaneohe Bay on an 18-foot Hobie Getaway Catamaran.

This 3-hour adventure begins at He’eia State Park where you’ll have time to learn the basics of sailing and boat rigging. Your certified instructor can teach you the basics of sailing and once out on the water, give you a chance to feel the power of the sailing catamaran if you wish. Otherwise, you can sit back, relax, soak in the sun and enjoy the view. No sailing experience is necessary to participate in this tour. This is an extremely personal adventure, with an instructor to participant ratio of never more than 6:1 to make sure everyone enjoys the best possible sailing experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Sailing adventure in Kaneohe Bay’s pristine waters
  • Sail to the famous Kaneohe sandbar (also known as Sunken Island) and various reef systems
  • 45-minute snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles, tropical fish and sea cucumbers

Tour Inclusions

  • Round-trip transportation from Waikiki
  • Hobie catamaran, safety and snorkel gear
  • Professionally certified ocean sailing guide
  • Catamaran and safety gear briefing
  • Freshwater showers and changing rooms
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Hawaiian BBQ lunch (vegetarian options available)

Special Instructions

Where and When

Tour time: 9 am to 1 pm
If you’re driving out yourself, check in at 8:45 am at Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Adventures, 46-465 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744 View Map
USING A GPS: Enter Heʻeia State Park in the GPS.

Complimentary roundtrip transportation from Waikiki is available. Pick-up from Waikiki hotels is between 7:30 am and 8:00 am depending on your hotel. If you request roundtrip transportation, the exact hotel pick-up time and location will be emailed to you.
Return to Waikiki is between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm.


Participants must be at least 5 years old. No infants or children under the age of 5.

Special Notes

In 2010, Kama’aina Kids, a local non-profit organization was granted a 25 year lease of He’eia State Park, an 18 acre waterfront peninsula in Kaneohe Bay. In turn, Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Adventures was created to operate through the state park offering educational eco-adventures. 100% of the proceeds benefit Kama’aina Kids and the beautification and restoration of He’eia State Park.

Operation Days

Monday – Saturday


4 hours (3 hours on the water + 1 hour lunch)


18-foot Hobie Getaway Catamaran – constructed out of plastic for safety. The catamaran features fore/aft trampolines including benches for added comfort, as well as coolers sunk into either pontoon.