Make your Kailua beach adventure one to remember. Rent a kayak and paddle to the Mokulua islands in Kailua and experience both an ocean kayaking and hiking adventure. Ocean kayak over the sheltered waters of Kailua Bay and take in the crystal clear waters and spectacular coral reefs. Transport the equipment easily from the meeting place to Kailua Beach on your vehicle using our provided pads and straps. Tandem Kayaks fit one or two people and include life vests, seat backs, and paddles. Book now to experience kayaking to the Mokulua Islands and Popoia Island. Permits are limited, so reserve your kayaks in advance!
We provide the rental kayak and gear; you embark on a kayaking, hiking, and even snorkeling adventure. During the booking process, you will choose which 4-hour time or all-day availability works for you. You will also be able to select extra helpful gear like dry bags and snorkel equipment or even a standup paddleboard for those experienced in paddling in the ocean on a SUP. Once you book, an email will be sent to you with waivers to sign, the meeting location links, and other helpful reminders.
We will have your equipment ready for you at our shop at: 134B Hamakua Dr., Kailua, HI, 96734
You’ll be able to transport your kayak and gear on any 4-door vehicle using our special foam pads and straps.
Lanikai Beach is also a great stopping location when you are exploring the offshore islands or just cruising the shoreline. Lanikai Beach has been on many different “top 10 best” lists throughout the years. Check it out and maybe it will end up on yours!
The paddle toward Mokulua is usually a smooth ride, but it’s a long paddle if you aren’t used to it. We suggest experienced paddlers or physically fit individuals try this kayaking trip. The whole area is protected by the far edge of Kailua Bay’s Barrier reef, so high surf is rare. The best time to Kayak is in the morning. On calm mornings you can paddle through the glassy water, can see fish swimming in the reef below you. You will land your kayak on the west side of the island (the side closest to the shoreline of Oahu) and take the kayak up on the beach so you can explore.
If wave conditions are right you can hike around part of the perimeter of Mokulua. On the south side of the island, you can access the Queen’s bath which is almost always accessible. You also might come upon one of these fuzzy chicks. Please give the wildlife space and honor their presence. You are guests on the state wildlife sanctuary and all resources there are protected. Please stay off the middle of the island. The island is a bird sanctuary and nesting place for wedge-tail shearwaters and other birds. They make burrows in the ground where they raise their chicks
The plants and wildlife are abundant on, and around, the Mokulua Nui islet so it is not uncommon to see wedge-tailed shearwater birds swooping in the air, Hawaiian Monk Seals basking on the sand, or sea turtles just off the coast.