Private Charter

Want to share an intimate experience with your family and enjoy all of what the Kona Coast has to offer?


Private Charter

Check-in: TBD *
Return : TBD

SPECIAL $174.99 + tax/PP; some restrictions apply **

Private Charter


Join us on our exclusive and private four-hour “Holo Holo” excursion.  Holo Holo is Hawaiian for a cruise which brings pleasure.  This excursion is built exclusively for those who want a unique experience that is customizable and goes above and beyond a standard pleasure cruise.

You will begin your journey with meeting your Captain for a one-on-one conversation.  You and your Captain create a custom adventure that suites your entire party.  Your knowledgeable Captain will provide you with ideas and recommendations based on ocean conditions and seasonal highlights.  This excursion can be designed with a little bit of this or a whole lot of that.  You set the pace of the tour!

Want to snorkel pristine reefs away from the crowds?  We can do that!

Do you want to swim with Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins?  We know the best spots!

How about seeing sea caves and lava tubes up close?  We can take you there!

Do you like to go fast or just like to slowly cruise and soak up the sun?  We can definitely go at your speed!

Curious about Hawaiian History and Geography? We’ll be happy to share!

Want get started early or sleep in?  You pick the start time.

Do you want a day in Hawaii that you will never forget?  Give us a call or book online now!

We look forward to helping you and your family make your Big Island visit and time on the water an event that you will talk about for years to come.

(*Please note that snorkeling with the dolphin is time sensitive.  We only have a little time in the morning to snorkel with the dolphin before they settle into their rest state.  Therefore, it is a good idea to get out on the water early for this adventure.  Please keep this in mind when planning your adventure.  If your desire is to snorkel with the dolphin, we recommend a start time of 7:30 am.  We do not offer a dolphin guarantee on private charters.)

(** Take advantage of this great rate on a private charter.  Minimum of 4 to book.  Private tours available Monday through Thursday.  With current guidelines, we can take up to 10 guests on one boat.  If you need space for more than 10 people, please call our reservation line at 808-322-8000 and a reservation specialist can assist you.)

What’s included:

  • Preferred start time
  • Four hours dock to dock
  • 1 GoPro to use during trip (Mini SD card is yours to keep)
  • 2mm wetsuit tops upon request
  • Fresh hot coffee at check-in
  • Beach towels
  • All snorkel gear (masks, snorkels, fins)
  • High energy snacks
  • Fresh cut tropical fruit
  • Cold beverages (juices and bottled water)
  • Pool noodles and/or life jackets, if desired
  •   I booked this boat trip last minute with my grown up daughter. They were very accommodating. The morning we went there was a big swell in ocean, so unfortunately,... read more


      We went snorkeling with the dolphins (wild, in the ocean) with mike and Liz. They were amazing and the trip couldn’t have been better. We got to go snorkeling with... read more


      Wow! Limited number of people on the boat- we were lucky enough to be the only ones! Heather was great ! She had great stories and history of the area.... read more

  •   Captain Heather did a great job of getting us out for our first snorkeling trip. As well as giving us great tips and advice on where to look for sea-life,... read more


      It’s so good we have made it a tradition!
    We love going out with Dolphin Discoveries! the Kona Adventure is my favorite


      The tour was great, we saw lots if dolphins and we Aldo went yo captain Cook. In the way back the captain stop so we can also see a baby... read more


Book online Early and SAVE!

Book Online 5 days in advance of your trip and SAVE $10 per person.

(Promotion code given at check out)

This offer may not be combined with any other discount or promotion
code, does not apply to private charters, or made by phone.

All Cruises Depart from

Keauhou Bay boat launch ramp.

There are no refunds for any trip cancelled by anyone in your party with less than 48 hours advanced notice, unless you have purchased "Trip-Assurance" at time of checkout.

There is a seven (7) day cancellation policy for private charters.  A full refund will be given if the trip is cancelled 7 or more days in advance. Trip assurance is not available for private charters.

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