Big Island Shaka

Ocean Sports Kawaihae

Ocean Sports has been offering ocean adventures on
the Kohala Coast of the Big Island since 1981.

Kama’aina Korner Outlet
61-3657 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kawaihae, HI 96743

(808) 886 - 6666
Toll Free: (888) 724 - 5924

Kawaihae is a port community on the north west side of the island of
Hawaiʻi which includes a fuel depot, shipping terminal and military
landing site. Outside of the man-made breakwall is a popular surf spot,
the Pua Kailima o Kawaihae Cultural Surf Park.

The small town of Kawaihae features a couple of restaurants and art
galleries. To the north of the harbor is the Kawaihae Canoe Club and
boat ramp.
Kawaihae Harbor South
To the south is the new Kawaihae Harbor South section and further south is the Puʻukoholā
Heiau National Historic Site built by King Kamehameha I in 1791.
Kawaihae Harbor South is Hawaii's newest Harbor.
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PO Box 44904, Kawaihae, HI 96743

20° 02′ 00″ N, 155° 49′ 49″ W

Hawaii Island District Office: (808) 327-3685

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Kohala Blue Riva Sailboat
Photo courtesy Kohala Blue
(808) 430-3028
Photo courtesy Big Island Shaka
Big Island Shaka

Experience Sailing & Snorkeling on the Kohaha Coast.

Seasonal Humpback Whale Watch

Watch a picturesque Hawaiian sunset from the water

Make memories with your own custom charter

61-3638 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea, Hawaii 96743

Captain Chad's
Kohala Blue Sail Hawai'i - We've gone ELECTRIC!
Our vessel, the Dolce Vita, has undergone a complete overhaul -
including the installation of two state of the art electric motors, as well
as solar panels and wind generators. These allow us to operate mainly
from renewable energy and almost entirely without fossil fuels. Guests
now enjoy a cleaner, quieter and more enjoyable experience as we take
in the beauty and marine wildlife of the amazing Kohala waters, Big
Island, Hawai'i.

We have three sailing excursions to choose from for your private tour
of up to 6 guests. We also offer shared tours for smaller parties totaling
no more than 6 guests.

Wildlife Encounter Snorkel
Luxury Custom Private Charter
Sunset Views Cruise - 2 Hours
Seasonal Whale Watching - 2 Hours
Photos courtesy Captain Chad's Charters
Offering private tours that are completely customized to you and your
interests. On Captain Chad's Charters we are able to seasonally Whale
watch, as well as listen to, the humpback whales. Experiencing daily
encounters with year round spinner dolphins, turtles, whale sharks, as
well as year-round sport fishing charters and so much more!
Ride the Kohala Coastline in style and luxury on our beautiful 32’
EdgeWater "Niolo Nui" center console that has shade and seating
throughout to maximize comfort for everyone aboard. Full service
bathroom, kitchenette, fresh water shower, & fresh water sink. Bow
seating has a chase lounge option and a booth-style seating with a table
option. The most luxurious boat on the west side of the island.
Captain Chad's Boat
(808) 825-8805
Live Reservations
Captain Chad's Whale Watch
Kawaihae, Hawaii
Live Reservations
Enjoy our brand new 6 passenger vessel for an unforgettable adventure
with the humpback whales. We launch right in the middle of the
humpback sanctuary, where we find mother humpback whales with
their babies (called cow/calf pairs), competition pods (often where we
witness the breaching), and singing whales (yes, we do have a
hydrophone on board). Captain Kelsey and team are very
knowledgeable about cetaceans and Big Island history, that for a solid
1 hr and 45 minutes you will have such a fabulous and informative
time! This trip is great for photographers, as Captain Kelsey is very
aware of lighting and driving the boat so one gets the best picture!
Boat has a bathroom on board. Hydrophone. Relaxing music as we
cruise. Cold drinks and a locally sourced snack is provided.
Photo courtesy Da Whale Boat
Seasonal Tour December - March
Live Reservations
Live Reservations