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Banana Boat

Banana boats cause smiling. We believe this to be scientific fact, though we can’t prove it.

Mount Up, Hang On, Get Wet!

Let’s just say that no one at H2O Sports Hawaii can recall anyone ever frowning while getting drenched on a banana boat ride.  Is it even legal to have so many laughs?  It sure is in Hawai’i!

Youngsters, Oldsters, and Everyone in the Middle

There are two basic requirements: The ability to stay seated and hang on. Everyone wears a life vest. The water is shallow and you can get quite damp.

An Even Wetter Experience

If the banana boat experience seems too tame, try the thrilling bumper tube!

Playtimes and Check-In

  • Banana boating is available daily.
  • Your check-in takes place in our Hawai’i Kai Shopping Center headquarters
  • Round-trip transportation with pick up from Waikiki hotels (upon availability) – NOT AVAILABLE DURING COVID
  • Approximate on-site schedule after check-in:
    20 minutes – safety video and ocean transit to the launch point
    45 minutes – we take up to three people at a time, per tube
    10-15 minute – ride

Other Banana Boat Experience Details

  • Combine with other activities for multiple experience discounts
  • Observers are welcome on our floating activities island, and, if space is available, they can upgrade to banana boating or other fun activities.
  • Other activities get underway from the same floating activities island, so plan on staying for the parasailing, plus banana boat and bumper tube rides (all on a space-available basis).  Ask at check-in about multiple experience discounts
  • The floating activities island has open areas for sunbathing and covered areas where you can shade yourself from the warm Hawai’i sun