Kaneohe Bay Kayaking and Snorkeling Experience

Oahu Kayaking Activities and Tours

Choose from some of our activities listed here or give us a call to make a special package. We have local-style guided tours as well as pre-planned self-guided experiences for those who don't need a guide, but want to experience the best Oahu has to offer. The other advantage with self-guided experiences is that you are able to see and experience more things than any guided tour will ever be permitted to do.

Learn more about our self-guided activities on our Oahu Kayaking and Beach Adventures page.

Self-Guided Experiences

Get the peace of mind and ease in having all of the equipment provided, a plan and a route mapped out in excellent detail for you to reference when exploring Oahu on a kayak. You get the expert advice on where to go and what to see, but it is your journey and you can make adjustments along the way! The pace you go and how long you stay is all determined by your group, and there isn’t an ounce of pressure to go on anyone else’s journey except your own.

Oahu Kayak Rentals

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, heavy duty pads, straps 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 at our Kailua storefront for pickup so you can easily have a great time out on Mokoli'i after we provide you with on-site instruction, and helpful info.

 4 Hours       Kualoa


Kailua Bay & Mokulua Islands Self-Guided Kayak Tour

Best Oahu kayak trip for independent explorers

Make your visit to Kailua, Oahu an all-day adventure. You'll be able to kayak at your own pace and get all the gear you need for an amazing day on Kailua Bay. You can even grab some beach gear once you are done Kayaking. You can kayak to the Mokes, Popoia Island, and all around Kailua Bay. Take a break and relax on the beach and soak in the sun. We'll provide you with instruction, dry bags, snorkel gear, safety equipment, and permits for landing on the islands.

 All Day       Kailua, Oahu

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. You will meet us at our Kailua storefront and we will provide roof pads and straps so you can drive 20 minutes down the road and launch the kayak straight into Kaneohe Bay from He'eia Kea Boat Harbor.

 4 hrs/All Day       Kaneohe Bay


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 to the river (40-minute drive) from our storefront in Kailua. We provide foam pads and straps that fit most vehicles

 4 Hours       Kahana


Kaneohe Bay Kayaking, Kualoa Mountain and Mokolii views

Kaneohe Bay Coral Reef Self-Guided Kayaking Adventure

The Best Kayaking & Snorkeling Combo

Chart your own kayaking adventure and explore some of the most surreal and hidden reefs Oahu has to offer. You will be kayaking and snorkeling at your own pace through the Kaneohe Bay and have a chance to see plenty of coral and maybe even some turtles. Kaneohe Bay's barrier reef creates perfect kayaking and snorkeling conditions. You will be amazed at the combination of mountain views and coral reefs that this experience has to offer.

*We make your Kaneohe Bay snorkel adventure a breeze. You will meet us at our Kailua storefront where we'll help you get all set up with your kayaks and beach gear so you can start exploring the reef. We'll provide you with straps and foam roof pads to transport the kayak as well as on-site instruction, and directions to the launch point (20-minute drive).

 4 Hours       Kaneohe Bay


Sharks Cove Self-Guided Snorkel

Explore Oahu's Underwater Treasures

Shark’s Cove is arguably the most iconic snorkeling spot in the world. It consistently ranks in the “Top Shore Dives in the World” lists. We want to share our favorite summer snorkel spot with you and provide everything you need to enjoy the experience!
You will meet us at our Kailua storefront to pickup the gear. With this self-guided tour, you'll get a small bottle of biodegradable baby shampoo as defog for your mask, a dry bag, a snorkel mask and fins, a life vest, and some great tips on where to snorkel and the best routes.

 4 Hours       North Shore


Guided Tours

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Twin Islands Guided Kayak Tour

Once in a lifetime kayak to Mokulua Island in Kailua

Join us on an action-packed kayak tour to the Mokulua Islands! Since the destination, Moku Nui, is a bird sanctuary, permits are required with our guided tour. We are excited to share this exclusive experience with you, so please reserve in advance, there are limited spots available. This 5-hour adventure is full of opportunities to see wildlife including sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals, tropical fish, and sea birds. If conditions are good, we can hike around and observe the tide pools and explore the back side of the island. This guided tour is perfect for physically active kayakers ages 13 years or older.

 5 hours       Kailua, Oahu

View of Flat Island, Popoia Island, and the Mokolua Islands

Popoia Island & Kailua Bay Guided Kayak Tour

Best Beginner Kayak Experience in Kailua

Kayak in the crystal clear waters of Kailua Bay and visit one of Oahu's smallest offshore islands. It's only a half-hour paddle away! On the tour, you may spot sea turtles and colorful fish from your kayak or while on Popia Island (also known as Flat Island). Experience great views of Kailua Bay and Kailua Beach. You will kayak to the Popoi'a island bird sanctuary and then explore the perimeter on foot. This Kailua kayak tour is great for beginners and for those with Children 8 years and older.

 2 Hours       Kailua, Oahu

Haleiwa Paddleboarding

Calm Water Paddling, Great for Families

Join us for Oahu SUP Lessons in Haleiwa, Hawaii, the Surf Capitol of the World. Coming up to beautiful North Shore of Oahu is a must for any visitor to feel the aloha vibes and experience the beautiful water. Enjoy smooth and calm stand-up paddle boarding on both the ocean and an inland stream. You'll have a chance to see some sea turtles, great scenery and the awesome weather of Oahu's North Shore. Our guides will get you up and standing in no time.

 4 Hours       Haleiwa

Join our Oahu Surf Lessons as a beginner or go on a Surf Excursion with one of our guides. Beginner or not, we have the surfing lessons for you. 90% of our guests are first time surfers and we excel at teaching easy steps to get you up. For beginners we offer lessons both as private or in a group. We teach surf lessons for both children and adults. You can be standing and surfing even if it is your first time. We also do surf tours for experienced surfers looking to sample the best breaks of North Shore Oahu. Reserve a private tour guide to take you around and hone your technique. Surf locations depend on the seasons, but expect to catch some waves and have tons of fun. ​

 2 hours       North Shore Oahu