Shaka Speed

Luxury Snorkeling Charters


Private Charters

Join us on the Shaka Speed for an adventure along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. The Shaka Sped's accommodations and the quiet Kohala coast make for outstanding outings.

Scheduled times

We recommend launching at 8am for morning snorkel charters. Earlier launch times available upon request for an additional fee. We also offer afternoon trips, snorkeling & sunset cruises daily & stargazing trips upon request.

8am Launch Morning Snorkel Charter

Please see amenity classes below for pricing.

12:30pm Launch Afternoon Snorkel Charter

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4:30pm Launch Sunset Charter

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Items to bring aboard

While the vessel provides ample shade, we still recommend wearing both sunscreen and sun protection in the form of a long-sleeve rash guard or sun shirt. Hats also recommended.

Included with your charter

All snorkeling equipment is included, plus coolers, ice & an onboard BBQ grill.


Holo Holo

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

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Big Kahuna Holo Holo

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 Scout 275 LXF

The newest addition to our fleet is a head-turner, loaded with innovations, options, & upgrades. Get ready for an epic adventure on the water.

Luxury Options for Versatility in Style

The 275 LXF features two live bait wells at stern on either side of the innovative wave gate that folds down to the deck for unbelievable transom access for easy water entry/exit off the swim platforms with dive ladder or pulling in your big catch. When upright, the wave gate is complete with hydraulic fold down seating for added comfort. Relax on plush upgraded cushioned seating under the custom forward deck shade canvas while enjoying fresh local cuisine and glass of champagne or an ice cold local brew. Additional comfort upgrades include an incredibly spacious private porcelain marine head with overboard discharge pump, bow forward seating hydraulic back rests, console cooler, stylish interior appointments, built-in fish boxes, and deluxe folding helm chairs

Experience the Difference

The Scout is equipped to handle almost any accommodation request. Equipped with surround sound BT JL audio speakers, sync your phone and cue up your favorite playlist. Take advantage of the on board Kenyon grill, refrigerator and freezer for a fresh meal on the water. In the evenings, enjoy sunset and stargazing with custom soft-toned LED cockpit courtesy lighting for ease of navigating stern to bow and relax on the fully upgraded luxury cushion seating with ample room for a full party of 6.

No Limits

Equipped with fuel efficient twin Yamaha 200 Hp Outboards, there's almost no destination along the Golden Coast we can't reach. The unique versatile design allows for variable fishing setups depending on your goals, including rocket launchers, cranking Taco outriggers with 14 ft poles, 4 stainless steel flush mount rod holders, upgraded Garmin displays for enhanced fish tracking capabilities, and under gunnel rod storage for backup gear.

Our History

About The Big Island Shaka

40' 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.