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Chinaman’s Hat Self-Guided Kayak Tour

Oahu's Best Kayaking Adventure

Experience ocean kayaking to Mokolii on our Chinaman's Hat Self-Guided Kayak Tour*. We provide everything you need to have a great and safe time out on the water. You'll get kayaks, seat backs, life vests, dry bags safety equipment and private instruction before you set out on your own to experience Chinaman's Hat. Experience this one of a kind Oahu adventure with plenty of epic views. We suggest this tour for individuals who are experienced in kayaking or are comfortable kayaking in the ocean.

*We conveniently provide the kayaks and beach gear right next to the beach so you can easily have a great time out on Mokoli'i after we provide you with on-shore instruction, and helpful info.

 3 Hours       Kualoa

Best Oahu Kayak Tour

Kahana Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour

Best All-Around Oahu Kayak Experience

This is the Best Kayaking Experience on Oahu. This self-guided* Oahu kayak tour takes you up a calm river into the secluded Kahana valley then out into Kahana Bay for a great view of the coast and mountains. Enjoy the picturesque landscape of turquoise ocean, secluded beach, green-clad mountains and plentiful jungle of Kahana Valley. The whole place has an amazonian like feel to it.

*No tour guide provided. You will need a 4-door vehicle (or vehicle with roof racks) to transport the equipment for about 1 mile. We provide foam pads and straps that fit most vehicles

 3 Hours       Kahana


Experience the amazing views and surreal experience of standing on the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar on your kayaking adventure. The kayaking route to the Kaneohe Sandbar is protected by a barrier reef and has underwater coral islands along the way. Get plenty of sun and kayaking time on this 4 hour or all-day Kaneohe Bay Sandbar kayak experience.

*We make your Kaneohe Bay Sandbar experience a breeze. We'll meet you nearby the launch location and provide foam pads and straps so you can drive 10 minutes down the road and launch the kayak straight into Kaneohe Bay from He'eia Kea Boat Harbor.

 4 hrs/All Day       Kaneohe Bay

Hiking and Kayaking Tour, epic view

Beach Equipment Rentals

We help make your Oahu adventures a breeze with our kayak and beach gear rental delivery service and hand-picked self-guided tours.

Paddle in an ocean kayak out to an offshore island, up a mountain stream, or in a calm ocean bay without having to visit a rental shop. Or relax in a beach chair rental on a secluded beach that was delivered to your door. We help make your Oahu kayaking dreams come true.

Meet us on the Windward side, we’ll bring the kayaks.

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Hiking and Kayaking Tour, epic view

Have an Adventure

Join us for an off-the-beaten-path adventure to experience some of the best scenery and activities on North Shore Oahu and the Windward side.

We’ve explored all over Oahu, so take advantage of our experience and sign up for one of our self-guided tours. Have a real Oahu adventure, not a standard large group bus tour. We help give you everything you need to paddle your way through the most memorable experiences of your vacation.

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Plan Your Oahu Adventure

We are based out of Laie near the Laie Marriott Courtyard and Polynesian Cultural Center. Make a reservation with us and we will come to deliver Kayaks, Beach gear, and self-guided experiences to you.

We provide a rental delivery service and can suggest some of the best places to experience Oahu’s natural beauty. We also have some hand-picked self-guided experiences that are perfect if you are looking for something specific, pre-planned, and approachable but don’t have the time to do the research and extra planning that comes with a regular rental.

We offer self-guided stand-up paddle boarding or self-guided kayak tours on a secluded river in Kahana Valley and ocean kayaking tours to Mokolii, Chinaman’s Hat, where you can hike and see amazing views. Through our partners, we offer surf lessons and standup paddleboarding lessons.

You can choose to join us for a single activity or keep adventuring for your whole trip and rent kayaks or beach gear for a week. We help make your vacation a breeze so you have more time for adventures packed with priceless memories that you can take home with you.


Active Oahu 2022 Travelers' Choice Award

Active Oahu, LLC Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Tours and Activities

Travelers’ Choice recognizes businesses that consistently deliver great service. Active Oahu, LLC ranks among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor.

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“What a great time we had on the tour! We had a beautiful morning and got to hike to the top of Chinaman’s Hat! Fabulous view of the mountains. Our guide David was very nice, very helpful and lots of fun.”

Lois S.
Honolulu, Hawaii

“We had a great time! Bradley was the best-thanks for the great memories! Can’t wait to come back to the Island, to do it again!”

Deneen F 
Reno, NV

“I had some time on the weekend and wanted to have a guide take me on a hike and snorkeling. Mike did a great job and tailoring an experience that fit what I was looking for. I would highly recommend.”