Why Rent a Boat
Enjoy the freedom of exploring the coast on your own! By renting a motor boat for 4 or 6 hours, you can customize your own adventure without being tied down by a tour, avoid the crowds, and, especially if you’re a group of at least 4, save money versus going out with an organized tour. As the skipper of your own boat, you can spot dolphins, whales, and other wildlife, snorkel or dive in the best spots, go fishing, check out an otherwise-inaccessible black sand beach, or just relax and soak in the views of the beautiful Kona coast.
No boating license is needed, although at least a medium amount of recent boating experience is required (otherwise, you will need to request a captain/guide at checkout for $35/hour). You will receive a thorough orientation before departure. Extensive local tips and detailed charts provided, and GPS equipment will help you get to where you want. Fishing and snorkeling gear included. All boats have swim steps and ladders for easy access to water. Center consoles provide maximum space, beneath deck storage allows for clutter free decks, and built-in coolers keep food and drink cold.
To book more than one boat, please add each boat rental to your cart separately before checking out.
Why we recommend this option over others
- This is the only option on the Big Island for renting power boats that you can captain yourself