★Kaneohe Sandbar Turtle Watching & Snorkeling Tour [AM]

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★ Proof of Vaccination / Proof of Negative COVID-19 ★ https://cptbruce.com/ann-reopening-safety.php ---------------- 9:30AM Departure Looking for an off-the-beaten-path thing to do in Hawaii when visiting with the kids in tow? Consider Captain Bruce's Kaneohe Sandbar and snorkeling tour—we take you to one of the island's most magnificent hidden spots: the Kaneohe Bay sandbar. As one of the oldest providers of Kaneohe Sandbar tours on the Oahu, Captain Bruce is one of the only maritime providers to be licensed and have official Kaneohe Sandbar access. Special price applied for a limited time only. * The rate applies on the participation date not booked date.

  • Days of Week


  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Adult (12+)

    USD 140.00

  • Child (2-11)

    USD 130.00

  • Infant (1 & under)

    USD 0.00

  • specialCampaign

    Simple Discount! Up to USD 12.00 OFF!

    Participation Date: Jul 1, 2021 ~ Nov 30, 2021

    Booked Date: May 25, 2021 ~ Nov 30, 2021

    • Adult (12+)

      USD 12.00 OFF

      USD 128.00

      USD 140.00

    • Child (2-11)

      USD 12.00 OFF

      USD 118.00

      USD 130.00


  • Highlight #1

    Snorkeling the clear, aquamarine waters of the Kaneohe Bay lagoon

  • Highlight #2

    Swimming to a beautiful turtle reef to see where many of Hawaii's honu (green sea turtles) live—remember to always keep your distance; Hawaii's honu are a protected species

  • Highlight #3

    Stand-up paddle boarding with sweeping views of the Ko'olau Mountains in the background


  • Schedule

  • Pickup / Checkin

  • Dropoff / Checkout

    • 7:40 - 8:30

      Waikiki area Hotel Pickup / Drop off

    • 9:15

      Meeting Time at He'eia Kea Boat Harbor

    • 9:30

      Departure from He'eia Kea Boat Harbor

    • 9:45

      Arrival at the sandbar

    • 9:50

      Snorkeling the Kaneohe Bay lagoon, Standup paddle boarding, Free time

    • 12:15

      Leave the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar to Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor in Kaneohe

    • 12:30

      Arrival at the Heʻeia Kea Boat Harbor

    • 13:30

      Waikiki area Hotel drop off

Add-ons / Transportation

  • Transportation

    • Waikiki area Hotel Pickup / Drop off


Tour Information

  • What's Included

    • 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 Rental
    • Transportation (Waikiki hotel area - Heeia kea Harbor)
  • What's Not Included

    • Food (Please feel free to pack your own food )
    • Alcohol (BYOB is allowed, but cans only, not bottles. )
    • [Please note] Alcohol is not allowed on a 3 days weekend, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
    • Snorkeling Fins
    • Japanese speaking staff is not available currently.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price. If you are satisfied with the tour, we would be grateful if you could leave gratuity.
  • Requirements

    • [ Liability Waiver ]
    • All customers over the age of 18 are required to submit Liability Form at the link below.
    • [ Proof of Vaccination / Proof of Negative COVID-19 ]
    • In response to the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2021-11, over the age of 12 who participate on the tour after Sep 13th,2021 must submit "Proof of Vaccination (approved by the Hawaii Department of Health ) " or "Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test ( taken within 48 hours of the departure time of the tour/the name on the test has to match on your ID).
    • [ Online submission form for Liability Waiver/Proof of Vaccination / Proof of Negative COVID-19 ]
    • Please share the link with each participant and individually submit it 48 hours (24 hours, if you are submitting Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test) prior to the tour.
    • https://www.jotform.com/cbtengoku/captainbruceeng
  • Restrictions

    • 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] Alcohol is not allowed on a 3 days weekend, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
    • [ Cancellation ] Until 2 days before departure at 12:00 PM: 0% cancellation fee / After 2 days before departure at 12:00 PM: 100% cancellation fee
    • [Late to meet place] If you do not make it at the meeting place on time, you will not be able to participate in the tour and 100% cancellation fee will be charged.
  • What to Bring

    • Face mask
    • Beach towel
    • Swim wear
    • Sunscreen
    • Useful things to have: Rash guard, water shoes, sunglasses, long-sleeve
  • Additional Info

    • The tour and snorkeling might be cancelled due to weather and other conditions on the day.
    • If the number of participants is less than the minimum number (5 guests), the tour may be canceled. If we decide to cancel, we will contact you at least 48 hours in advance.
    • Guests are required to remove their shoes and socks on board.
  • Minimum Participants

    • 1
  • Cancellation Policies


    2 days before to 12:00

    After 12:00, 2 days before


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  • 5

    Participation Date: 2021-09


    Awesome trip!

    This excursion was definitely well worth it! Awesome time and experience all around. My husband doesn’t do well with boats or being in the ocean and he even snorkeled and swam. Lots of turtles came by to say hi and we both got to paddle board for a long time too. I would definitely do this again on return trips!



    Posted Date: 2021/09/17

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    😍😍 Beautiful clear crystal water. Thank you so much for sharing with us your photos. We're very pleased to hear that you and husband are having such a wonderful time at the sandbar. Mahalo!

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2021-09


    Amazing Time!!

    We had a great time! Amazing tour, got to see a lot of turtles. Crew was awesome, very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. Especially Z and Jamie. Tour was exactly as advertised. We will definitely do this again!


    Becerra Family

    Posted Date: 2021/09/16

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha and Mahalo Israel Becerra Family! Thank you so much for your kind words. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you again.🤙

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2021-09


    Wonderful experience!

    We enjoyed friendly guides who were very knowledgeable and sharing information about the sea life and area. Saw lots of turtles and fish! Wonderful time!!!


    D. Griffin

    Posted Date: 2021/09/15

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha D. Griffin, On behalf of Capt. Bruce, we thank you so much for your feed back. Mahalo!

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2021-08


    A Oahu Must!

    HOLY MOLY, THE CAPT BRUCE SANDBAR IS A MUST!!! What an incredibly breathtaking experience! You will be awe of the stunning backdrop of Oahu and won't believe you are in the middle of the ocean. I felt that we had plenty of time there and did not feel rushed. We could've definitely stayed another couple of hours tho! Sandbar: -An easy 10 min boat ride to the Sandbar. Life vests, assorted snacks, hot coffee, and assorted drinks. -LOVED how they have a floating shack int he middle of the Sandbar to hold free paddle boards and assorted floats. -Once your group feels like they are ready to move on to snorkeling then they will take you there. If you want to continue staying at the Sandbar/boat you can. Love that option for non-swimmers. -Boat tour is perfect for all ages and non-swimmers. (Might want to check if it is a windy day, then it might be very difficult. Went on a calm day and it was very easy to swim. -1 small restroom on board. Snorkeling (TURTLES GALORE - so lucky!) -We went with the morning tour since I read we are more likely to see turtles AND MY GOODNESS...! I was lucky enough to swim WITH 3 huge turtles that day. Literally came within a foot to my face. It was an emotional experience that I will never forget. Swim calmly and steady and they will come right near you. We probably saw about 8 turtles that morning. We went at the end of August and it was about 84 degree with medium tide. Not a cloud in the sky with crystal blue waters. The Staff: -The staff, Capt. Robin and Jamie, were astounding! Jamie, thank you so much for being so patient and motivating for my husband who does not know to swim. It was his first time to snorkel and he found it very challenging to stay afloat and calm. But she did an amazing job in keeping him safe! Thank you x a million! Notes: -Pls remember to bring some cash on board to tip the crew! They do an excellent job! -Use reef safe sunscreen -Bring some water shoes just in case.



    Posted Date: 2021/09/13

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha Kristin Maranan, what a beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. Also, thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of yours. We hope to see you again. Mahalo!🤙

  • 5

    Participation Date: 2021-09


    Wonderful day

    The crew keep a great eye on the patrons. Especially the captain when I was to tired to swim back because of tide currents he brought us back holding onto a line.



    Posted Date: 2021/09/12

    Reply from CAPTAIN BRUCE

    Aloha Lora Cerros, thank you so much for your feedback. Both Captain and crew are working so hard to exceed customer satisfaction. Mahalo for sharing.🤙.

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  • special

    Simple Discount! Up to USD 12.00 OFF!

    • Adult (12+)

      USD 140.00USD 128.00

    • Child (2-11)

      USD 130.00USD 118.00

    • Infant (1 & under)

      USD 0.00