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Motor Boat Rental

Kona Boat Rentals
Motor boat riding in ocean


  • Rent a motor boat for up to 6 people for a half or full day exploring the calm waters off the Kona Coast
  • Have more flexibility and adventure, less crowds, and even save money versus doing a shared boat cruise
  • Dolphin & whale watching, snorkeling, diving, fishing
  • Includes fishing and snorkeling gear, GPS with detailed maps, and orientation with tips on where to go
  • No boating license required; captain/guide available by request
$385 per boat
  • Morning
  • Duration 4 - 6 hours

Pricing & Availability

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.

Rental Details

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.

TravelShack's Choice

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
Traveler Reviews
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Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:

Top 10 Adventure

Seeing the area this way is a real hoot. It’s a great way to scuba, snorkel, or fish where and how you want.

The one sport that Kona is most famous for would probably be big game fishing. The waters off the Kona cast drop to great depths quickly and are teeming with big game fish. With calm sunny conditions 300 days per year and quick access to the fishing areas, Kona has become a magnet for first-timers wishing to try their hand at catching the big one.

Option 1
Standard Boat
Option 2
Sexy Six
Option 3
Ate Enuff
Option 4
Lucky Seven
Price (per boat) 4 hours: $385
6 hours: $495
4 hours: $410
6 hours: $535
4 hours: $425
6 hours: $555
4 hours: $450
6 hours: $595
Size 21 feet 19.5 feet 21 feet 23 feet
Seats 6 6
(best suited for 4-5)
(deluxe cushions)
(very comfortably)
T-top vs. Bimini * Bimini T-top T-top T-top
Engine Yamaha 115 hp
Honda 135 hp
Yamaha 150 hp
Yamaha 150 hp
Stereo No Yes Yes Yes
Color Chart Plotter & GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Outriggers ** No Yes No Yes
Depth Finder Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Info Logic 210 (boat model), deep V hull, center console, trim tabs
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  • Kona
Honokohau Harbor

30-45 min from Waikoloa
1 hr 45 min from Hilo
Frequently Asked Questions
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • 50% refund after 48 hours prior to reserved time, no refunds within 24 hours
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.712% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 4% Harbor Tax
  • If you are captaining yourself, you must have recent previous boating experience, a valid drivers license, a major credit card, and be at least 21 years of age. Unless you indicate you need a captain, it is required that you have the relevant skills and comfort level to keep your party safe and minimize risk to the boat and others. Your level of knowledge and experience will be discussed at check-in, and it is at the discretion of the staff that day whether you can proceed to go out on your own.
  • Fuel is extra, at about $15/hour, and will be due at the time of rental
  • Your rental may be cancelled (with option to reschedule, pending availability, or you can receive a full refund) if the water or weather conditions are determined to not be suitable, in which case you will be contacted