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Luxury Jet Boat Snorkel Tours

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Humpback Whale Watch

Humpback whales visit Hawaii between Decmember & April every year. They migrate from colder waters north to mate & give birth to their young. Join us to see these enormous marine mammals in their natural habitat. Our captains & crew are experts on humpback whale behavior, and our small group sizes make encounters all the better. Offered late December through March.

$109 per person, or $654 for a 2-hour private charter

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Private Charters

Book the entire jet-boat for a morning reef snorkel or an evening sunset cruise.

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.

9am to 12pm Private Reef Snorkel

Offered Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Please see amenity classes below for pricing.

4:30pm to 6:30pm Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a breathtaking Hawaiian sunset from the water.
Please see amenity classes below for pricing.

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.


Holo Holo

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

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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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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

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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.