Waikiki, Oahu

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Overview

Kayak around the islands of Kailua Bay on a guided or self-guided tour. During this half-day eco-adventure, paddle out to Popoia Island (Flat Island) or the Mokulua Islands to enjoy stunning island views from the water. Snorkel with green sea turtles at Lanikai and visit bird sanctuaries before enjoying a relaxing lunch on the beach. This small-group tour includes round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels, all kayaking and snorkeling equipment and lunch.
  • 5 hour self-guided or guided kayak tour at Kailua Bay, from Waikiki
  • Kayak to the Mokolua Islands or Flat Island to see bird sanctuaries, pristine beaches and hidden coves
  • Look for green sea turtles in the warm waters off of Lanikai Beach
  • Swim in Queen's Bath, a freshwater pool in a lava tube on Mokolua Island (if option selected)
  • Snorkel over pristine coral reefs where you look for colorful fish and sea turtles
  • Includes round-trip transportation from Waikiki, all equipment and lunch
  • Enjoy small-group tours with 6-8 people and choose a 1-person or 2-person kayak
Following pickup at your Waikiki hotel, board a transfer vehicle for the half-hour ride to the Kailua Bay kayak shop. Meet your guide and the shop's competent staff, who will outfit you with all the equipment required for your comfort. Listen to a safety briefing and some basic kayaking instruction before setting off on your eco-adventure.

When your time in the kayak is over, return to the shop to use their facilities before boarding your vehicle for the return to your Waikiki hotel. All tours include lunch (see the sample menu in the Itinerary section).

Choose from the following guided or self-guided tours:

Itinerary

Self-Guided Kayak Tour (5 Hours): 
From the expert staff, receive a thorough briefing of the area and recommendations for your trip. Then set out on your own to explore Kailua Bay. A barrier reef shelters the bay and allows for relatively easy paddling from Kailua Beach to the Mokulua Islands, Flat Island and Lanikai Beach. Have your choice of several places to land, including the Mokulua Islands where bird sanctuaries protect the nesting wedge-tailed shearwater, which is indigenous to Hawaii. Look for green sea turtles as you paddle and admire the coral reef, colorful fish and other marine life, all set against the majestic backdrop of the Ko'olau Mountains. Lanikai Beach features a pristine long white-sand beach with calm turquoise waters that is a favorite for kayaking and snorkeling. Suitable for all experience levels and ages. 

Guided Kayak Tour (5 hours):
See more of Kailua Bay on this 5-hour tour with a small-group and an experienced local guide. Once you have your gear, set out for the Mokulua Island sea-bird sanctuary, located about one hour away by kayak. Land on the island’s deserted beach then hike around the island to see nesting birds and other highlights, including the freshwater pools at Queen's Bath—an open-air lava tube that is filled with cold freshwater. Take a refreshing dip in the pools before returning to your boat. Next, paddle across to Lanikai Beach and have time to snorkel in turquoise waters where you might see green turtles feeding near the coral reef. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the picturesque white-sand beach and have the option to try to kayak-surf, explore the beach or go for a swim. Your guide shares informative commentary about the flora and fauna as well as favorite ‘secret’ spots to visit in Kailua Bay. This tour is suitable for fit and adventurous kayakers, including children ages 13 years and older. 

Lunch, Sample Menu:For guided tour:

  • Freshly prepared picnic lunch with deli sandwich, tropical fruit juice or bottled water, fresh fruit and granola bar

For self-guided tour (choose one): Pizza or calzone with your choice of toppings and one fountain drink, OR
Hawaiian-style plate with one tropical fruit juice, choose one:

  • Beef curry
  • Loco moco
  • Hamburger and fries
  • Mahi-mahi fish
  • Chicken katsu

OR fresh deli sandwiches, salads and wraps

Reviews

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l
, Jul 2018

Great outing for the day. Prompt pickup at hotel. Knowledgeable driver. Friendly staff. Great lunch options. Try the Hawaiian snow after you are done.

C
, Oct 2017

One of the best things I've done in Hawaii. First time kayaking and snorkelling. Guide was patient, friendly and allowed us to go at our own pace. The beach at Kailua Bay is stunning and next to no people around or high rise hotels. This is how I imagined Hawaii to be. Transfers were provided from waikiki.

J
, Dec 2016

Rough waters on our day but we made due with other beach activities.

A
, Dec 2016

I did the 2-hour guided tour of Kailua Bay thay went out to the tiny flat island of Popoia (which is a protected bird sanctuary!) I had the most amazing time! Hayley and Ophelia were my guides, and they were awesome. The lunch spots included on the tour were a Hawaiian BBQ, pizza, or deli. All GREAT

I
, Sep 2016

So much fun and amazingly beautiful

R
, Aug 2016

Our tour guide Toby was awesome! My flip-flops broke as soon as I stepped out of the kayak when we landed on Flat island which is make from the upsurge of a coral reef and has a lot of sharp rocks. Toby let me wear his flip flops and then took us on the tour while he walked barefoot on the sharp rocks. He gave us a lot of information about the island, the history of the area and the birds that inhabit the islands. I would highly recommend asking for him when you book a tour.

The day was overcast and windy which made the kayaking difficult for some in our group. Toby explained that the bay would be calmer in the Fall months and I would recommend going during this time.

We went on the 2 hour guided tour. If you are athletic and in pretty good shape, I would recommend the 4 hour guided tour or the 4 hour unguided tour if you are feeling confident in your capabilities to navigate after given some directions.

S
, Jun 2016

Fantastic trip and the guides wade the difference with their intimate knowledge of e area and Hawaii. This was my favorite part of out trip. Be sure you've had experience kayaking for a few miles before this trip to best enjoy it. We had a couple peel off from our group after they fell off a couple times. You may also want to consider a single kayak unless you know you can coordinate well with your partner paddling. Plus, it's easier to take pictures of each other that way, too.

V
, Jun 2015

One of the best tours I've ever taken! Staff was friendly and helpful. Our guide, Jeremy, provided a wealth of information and was still explaining new facts to us about the area in the fifth hour of our tour! My friend and I loved this trip and would highly recommend this company!

L
, Mar 2015

We had a great time. Our tour guide was Laura and she was fun and knowledgable. My girlfriend and I are in our fifties and our first time kayaking. We had the best day and had no trouble keeping up. It was a perfect day.

C
, Apr 2014

Super beautiful, almost unreal but VERY worth it


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