Popoia Island & Kailua Bay Guided Kayak Tour

Best Beginner Kayak Experience in Kailua

Kayak in the crystal clear waters of Kailua Bay with one of our guides 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 Popoi'a 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. Full day option includes access to beach gear to enjoy at the beach. Join us for a half or full day of exploration, connection, and culinary delight.

*We conveniently provide the kayaks and beach gear at our Kailua storefront for pickup so you can easily have a great time out in Kailua Bay after we provide you with on-site instruction, and helpful info.

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3 Hours or Full Day
Kailua, Oahu
  • $119 – Adult
  • $99 – Children (8-12)
  • $99 – Kama'aina or Military
  • $189 – Adult - Full Day
  • $159 – Children (8-12) - Full Day
  • $159 – Kama'aina or Military - Full Day
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View of Flat Island, Popoia Island, and the Mokolua Islands

Half Day & Full Day

  • Experienced guide
  • Optional snorkeling
  • Nature walk around Flat Island (Popoia Island)
  • Observe sea turtles and monk seals in their natural habitat
  • Lunch and Shave Ice included

Full Day Continued

  • Choose from an assortment of beach gear including umbrellas, snorkel gear, beach chairs, boogie boards.
  • Enjoy a day in Kailua at the beach
  • Choose to go to Kalama beach for boogie boarding; Kailua beach for relaxation; or LaniKai for snorkeling and to experience the best beach on the island.
  • Optional E-Bike rental to explore Kailua (+$40)
How to prepare
  • Arrive 1 hour before tour starts
  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Be prepared to walk your kayak to the beach
  • Bring shoes or hiking sandals for the walk around the bird sanctuary
  • Sunscreen that is safe for the reef
  • Change of clothes
  • Leave valuables at home
  • 4 Door vehicle required

Rob show us how to use the kayaks, and willing to go at whatever pace suited us. Throughout the tour, he shared information and stories about the area and the wildlife around us. It was so much better to have someone guide us rather than just getting in kayaks and being on our own. Thank you for your hospitality and we hope to be back again!

Laura Gherghinis
Activity Overview

Arrive 1 hour before the start of the guided tour.

Transport the equipment easily from the meeting place (134B Hamakua Dr., Kailua, HI, 96734) to Kailua Beach using special foam pads and straps for your car. The Tandem Kayaks fit one or two people and include life vests, seat backs, and paddles.

Your Kailua Bay Kayaking Adventure Awaits!

Kick off your day at our activity hub:

  • Seamless check-in: Get settled and prepped for your kayaking adventure.
  • Local knowledge: Learn insider tips on parking, safe ocean access, and kayaking techniques. Discover the fascinating nature and cultural significance of Kailua Bay.
  • Effortless loading: We’ll help you load your kayak onto your car with provided gear, so you can focus on the excitement.

Hit the water:

  • Paddle paradise: Embark on a scenic kayaking journey through Kailua Bay, exploring the hidden gem of Popioa Island.
  • Unwind and refuel: Return to the shop for a delicious and refreshing meal, followed by a classic Hawaiian treat – shave ice!
Upgrade your beach experience and maximize your fun with our Full Day option!

Don’t just go to the beach, create an unforgettable day:

  • Beach gear galore: Forget packing bulky equipment! Choose from a variety of umbrellas, snorkel gear, beach chairs, and boogie boards – all included for ultimate convenience.
  • Beach hopping freedom: Feeling adventurous? Go boogie boarding at Kalama, unwind at laid-back Kailua, or snorkel the island’s best beach, LaniKai – the choice is yours!
  • Relaxation or adventure? You decide: Whether you crave sunbathing serenity or an action-packed day, this option caters to your desires.
  • More time, more fun: Extend your beach time and make the most of paradise with a full day packed with possibilities.
  • E-bike exploration (+$40): Conquer the Lanikai Pillbox Hike or explore Kailua’s charming streets with an optional e-bike rental.

Rent e-bikes to ride to Lanikai Beach in Kailua

Don’t settle for a basic beach day – choose Full Day and unlock a world of beach bliss!

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