Private Charter

private tours

Looking for a private boat in Kona? Look no further. Kona Honu Divers has Kona’s nicest dive boats and most experienced crew. We would love to take you and your friends or family on an experience they will never forget. With so much coastline to cover the options for exploration are nearly limitless. Your options in Kona boats are many but few can match the experience you will get with us.


a Catamaran boat sitting in the water off of shore with dolphins swimming in front

Vessel Honu Lele Orca Honu One
Passenger Capacity 6 18 49
Snorkeler Capacity 6 18 24
Diver Capacity 6 N/A 18
Length 35.5 feet 28.5 feet 50 feet
Width 10 feet 10 feet 15 feet
Cruising Speed 42 mph 28 mph 21 mph

Kona Private Boat Charter for Small Groups

Kona Private Boat Charter for Large Groups

Kona Private Boat Charter for Snorkeling

There are many choices for Kona boat charters and private tours but few offer the quality and pricing available here. Our three premium boat offerings are some of Kona’s finest. They are available in different configurations. The configuration best suited for your boat charter depends on the size of your group and the activities you wish to undertake. All of our boats depart from Honokohau harbor located in between Kona town and the airport.

The Honu one is our largest boat offering. If you looking for scuba diving boat charters, the Honu One is the Big Island’s finest large diving vessel. With a maximum Coast Guard rated capacity of 49 passengers this spacious dive boat is custom-designed for diving and snorkeling. Featuring camera tables, a marine head, hot shower, sound system, and plenty of room for lounging and conversation, the Honu One is outfitted for your pleasure. With our seasoned captains at the helm you are sure to have a great time out on the water. The configuration has a large main cabin with an upper deck and a large bow area to lounge and enjoy the dolphins and whales that are often found in Kona’s waters.

The Honu Lele is our most exclusive dive vessel. With a maximum passenger capacity of six this boat offers a more intimate experience. Outfitted with full shade, a generous swim step, a bow vantage point, shower, and plenty of power. You can get to the dive spot more quickly and in style. There are other options for Kona boat charters available on this vessel as well. We offer paddle boarding, and access to remote beaches. There are many different options available when you private charter this boat.

The Orca is a rib style boat that is designed to move quickly through the water while maintaining a stable snorkeling platform once you arrive. With a large capacity and a small footprint it’s one of the best values available in Kona.

We encourage you to contact us with your desires and we will be happy to talk about possible options for Kona boat charters. Whether it’s a wedding party, a family reunion, or a memorial, Kona Honu Divers has a variety of options available for you. We work hard on providing you with the premium experience at reasonable everyday prices. Visit our reviews page to see why people love diving with us.

Kona Honu Divers has been running Kona boat charters in private tours since 2002. We specialize in delivering a premium experience that is unequaled in Kona. That’s why Kona Honu Divers is Hawaii’s top-rated and most review dive company.

If you are planning to private charter one of our boats we recommend doing so in advance. This will help to ensure that there is availability on the dates you plan to join us. The possibilities are nearly endless, so we suggest you get in touch with us and we can help you hone in on ideas for your own Kona boat charter.

There are many different dive sites in beaches up and down the Kona Coast. So many in fact almost no one has visited them all! This means that we can explore up-and-down Kona’s Coast, and find the perfect spot for your group outing. If you’re interested in looking for specific critter or just want to have command of your own vessel this is the way to go!

With over 49 dive sites within a 30 minute drive of the harbor we have plenty of opportunities nearby. There are many other up dive sites up and down conus Coast and depending on whether we can offer a more specific outing if you have something in mind. Some sites have access to caves or caverns, other sites are more frequented by certain species of animals. This means that based on your predilections we can help you have the experience that is best tailored to your dreams. Our guides are experienced at finding animals and delivering a fun and relaxed outing. Our safety standards are the highest on the Big Island. This is because safety is one of our core values.

Would you like to offer food on your charter? We have food options available for you. With proper planning we can deliver the experience that suits your group best. Kona Honu Divers is a full-service dive company that carries premium rental gear. This means that you’ll be comfortable in the water diving in any condition. Speaking of conditions Kona has some of the best in Hawaii. Kona is renowned for its scuba diving in Hawaii. This is because we have some of the calmest waters with some of the best visibility found in Hawaii. Our clear waters are full of colorful tropical fish in the warm reef conditions allow for easy snorkeling.

Since it’s your boat charter you can choose to bring along any combination of snorkelers and divers you like. Our pricing varies by duration of the trip and number of divers board. Select one of the vessels above to see more detailed information about securing your Kona boat charter for your dream day out on the water. Private boat tours allow you the ability to do what you want when you want to do it. Call us today and we can talk about how we can best offer you the charter of your dreams. (808)324-4668