Luxury Jet Boat Snorkel Tours

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Enjoy speeding along the Kohala coast on our new plush, jet-powered snorkel boat.

Scheduled times

Pick your launch time- we recommend morning for dolphins & whales (when in season), or sunset for epic views of the Big Island & Maui. We run several scheduled tours per day, and private jet boat charters are also available.

9am to 12pm Dolphins & Whales

Beautiful morning conditions, best time to see dolphins & whales.

12:30 to 3:30pm Reef Snorkel & Sail

Perfect for mid-day snorkeling, & families with kids.

5:00 to 7:00pm Sunset Sail

Enjoy a picture-perfect sunset on the water.

Items to bring aboard

Wear a swimsuit if you wish to swim, or clothing you don't mind getting wet from ocean spray. If you are prone to seasickness, we recommend taking Bonine antiemetic before your charter.

Included with your charter

We provide light snacks & refreshments on every charter. Catering or special orders can be facilitated upon request. We keep towels, snorkel gear, reef safe sunscreen, lotion, shampoo & conditioner on board.

$645

Holo Holo

Water, juice, soda, chips, & pretzels, all snorkel gear, reef-safe sunscreen, lotion, shampoo & conditioner on-board.

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$795

Captain's Classic

All of the amenities included in 'Holo Holo' plus pastries, fresh cut fruit, light sandwich wraps, and cabana beach towel service.

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$1195

Big Kahuna

Complete catering options, champagne, and cabana beach towel service, in addition to all of the items included in 'Holo Holo'.

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the perfect snorkel boat

Explore secluded reefs on our nimble jet-boat. We run several scheduled tours per day, and private jet boat charters are also available.

snorkel kohala

With over 20 moorings, the remote Kohala coast offers tons of fantastic snorkeling spots.

private charters

Hit 40 knots in style. We provide light snacks & refreshments on every charter. Catering or special orders can be facilitated upon request.

Our History

About The Big Island Shaka

40' auxiliary sailing catamaran | Woody Brown fiberglass-over-wood design

USCG 6 passenger vessel | freshwater shower | seating lounge | covered cabin | trampoline nets

See Our Sailing Catamaran

How should I tip my crew?

Tipping is common in the sailing and yachting world. Gratuities in appreciation for excellent service are greatly appreciated. The general recommended amount is 20% of your charter fee.