Activity Reviews

“We live in town and wanted to rent kayaks for the day near La’ie and Active Oahu Tours was perfect. We got to the beach and our a worker met us and gave us the kayaks to use and then he picked them up after. Very reasonably priced compared to other places, plus they deliver which is convenient. I will definitely be renting from them again and would highly suggest them if you want to rent for all or part of a day near La’ie.”


“These guys are amazing. As far as flexibility, they cannot be beat. All day rental. Dropped off where we wanted, when we wanted, and picked up when and where we wanted. The best. There was a strap broken on one of the kayaks, but all the rest of the gear was fine. It allowed us to have a blast. We called them the night before we wanted to rent. Nice people too.”

Todd S.

“Renting paddleboards is the way to go! We rented paddleboards and snorkeling equipment to use at our beach house and it was definitely the way to go! The staff delivered and picked up and were great to communicate with. Will definitely rent again when we return.”


“Wow – the view is amazing! So glad we did this – we really felt like we accomplished a lot that day”…”the hike/CLIMB was challenging, but very rewarding!”


“We were looking for a non-tourist bus experience, wanted to explore and be guided for a fun day. It was fantastic”…”Would highly recommend for teenage families, outdoorsy mature couples and anyone with a sense of adventure.”

Melbourne, Australia

“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 booked to do snorkeling and yoga with Active Oahu. Becca was our guide for the day and was absolutely fantastic. She tailored the yoga class so it focused on prenatal yoga for me, but also managed to be relevant for my husband. The location for both this and snorkeling was beautiful and we could not have had a better time!”

Sydney, Australia

“I took the session with my Aunt, who has never done yoga. We both liked our instructor Becca, who was friendly and helpful. She catered to my Aunt’s beginner level and my intermediate level. That worked out perfectly for both of us. The session was over an hour but it didn’t even feel like it because it all flowed so well. The environment around us was peaceful and our background music was the sound of the waves crashing.”


“The yoga session was very positive — no mumbo jumbo, no impossible poses — just a great experience all around. They were very accommodating to both my inexperience and my fiancée’s prior practice, challenging us both without ever pushing too hard.”

Washington, DC

“Michael was a great guide and just had this passion for Hawaii that was infectious and he took me to a great spot that I would have never found on my own. The scenery was beautiful but I also felt more comfortable with a guide who knows this area so well. I would recommend these guides to anyone visiting Oahu (they were well prepared with multiple tour options to meet any age or physical abilities) and experience Hawaii the way it is meant to be seen!”

Janel G 
Anchorage, Alaska

“It was lots of fun and I highly recommended it. I am not much of a hiking person but they made it fun and enjoyable. I learned alot about the hawaiian past and the trails they used. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helped us through the entire hike. It was lots of fun….. you will enjoy it!”

Armando F
Oxnard, CA

“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.”


“It was perfect for my 10 and 12 year old children. The kids enjoyed a rope swing in the rain forest and we all enjoyed riding the waves into shore at the end of our tour. Thank you Active Oahu Tours!”

Thousand Oaks, CA

“Wow! What an incredible experience. We kayaked through the rainforest in the pouring rain and wouldn’t have changed anything about it.” … “It was so lush and green and something each of us will remember forever.”

La Jolla,CA

“We even got to paddle out from the river to the ocean which was awesome. The kids loved the kayaking and found it very memorable.”


“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

“We had a fantastic time with Active Oahu Tours, and went on many tours with them during our two week stay in Oahu. Spencer and Mike were both great guides, and had that fantastic and rare mixture of encouragement and patience when it came to youngest in the family (and sometimes the older ones too!) Highly recommended!”

Cecilia R 
London, England

“They were professional and fun! We had limited mobility and they were still able to show us amazing things and took perfect care of us. They really cared about us and only wanted to see us have a good vacation.”


“My 1st time SUP experience was a blast. Overall – a highly recommended adventure on the beautiful Kahana River.”

Kasia W.
San Fran,CA

“I booked back-to-back activities, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking to Chinaman’s Hat. Both were fantastic. Would highly recommend both tours to anyone visiting Oahu!”

Lauren Martin

“We had an excellent time with Mike and Bobby! We did the 3-hour surfing/paddle board package, which left us tired, but extremely satisfied in the end. I would definitely recommend these guys to people of all levels! Thanks again guys.”

Tokyo, Japan

“We had a family of 10 with ages from 3-70 & our guides were great with everyone!! We liked them so much we booked two more days with them for surf lessons! Nick was a great teacher and taught our kids from 12-18 how to get up on a board in under an hour!!”

Syracuse, Utah

“…if you are sitting at home and thinking of what a surf instructor should look like, it is pretty much Alex. He was great with my son and had him up and surfing in no time! He was professional and easy going at the same time which made the experience perfect and it was the highlight of the trip for our son!”

Petersen B

“My son and I had a great time taking surf lessons. Guys were knowledgeable and fun. They had us surfing in no time. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.”