Unique ocean adventure set against a breathtaking rainforest backdrop!
Experience the remote and breathtaking beauty of Kualoa, one of the most historically significant places on Oahu, while enjoying a kayak adventure along its scenic windward coast.
This Adventure combines the scenic backdrop of the lush Hakipuu Valley, the majestic volcanic Koolau Mountain ridge, with the tranquil cobalt and turquoise ocean waters of Kaneohe Bay.
Your adventure will begin with a short hike to a scenic overlook at the entrance to Hakipuu Valley. Here you'll have the chance to capture an aerial perspective of the breathtaking beauty and landscape, from its forested valleys to its inviting ocean reef waters.
From this point on, your day will continue to unfold with one unforgettable highlight after another. Once completing your kayak instruction, you'll paddle along the tranquil and glassy waters of Kaneohe Bay. Because of the protected reef that surrounds this area, this is one of the safest places for kayaking on Oahu.
You'll journey by kayak along Kualoa, listed on the National Register of Historical Places, past Mokoli`i (Chinaman's Hat) Island (just 500 feet offshore), and to the 800-year old Molii fishpond (one of the last remaining ancient Hawaiian fishponds in the State). This 125-acre rock-walled enclosure was hand-built by ancient Hawaiians to maintain a ready supply of live ocean fish. As part of the privately-owned 4,000 acre Kualoa Ranch, you'll have the rare opportunity to experience an ancient Hawaiian treasure that most visitors to Oahu never get to see.
As your kayak glides along the tranquil coast line of Kaneoohe Bay, our adventure will include an exclusive visit to Oahu's hidden gem known as "Secret Island". This secluded beach in the country becomes your playground for relaxation, enjoyment and a picnic lunch. Whether you want to relax in a hammock, take a stroll around the island, or return to the ocean for a quick canoe ride, you're certain not to want to leave.
What To Know
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Operates:Monday, Wednesday, Friday (weather permitting)
Includes: Professional nature guides who are also certified lifeguards, complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, access to private land, kayak, snorkel equipment and instruction (choice of single or tandem), paddle, life jacket, dry bag, lunch, beverage.
What to Bring: Swim suit, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water-proof camera (available for sale at location). Wear shoes and socks for hike.
Eco Adventure Equipment: To provide guests with a rewarding experience on every nature adventure and help make the day more comfortable, the following equipment is provided for your convenience and safety:
* Front-suspension Kona Mountain Bikes with disc-brakes.
* Full-suspension Kona Kikapu or Stinky Five upgrade (100% DIRT Tour).
* Rubber boots for our rainforest hike. This free option allows you to stomp
through mud and cross streams while your shoes are back in the van. Just
bring an extra pair of tall socks if you want to use our boots.
* Rain ponchos for hiking and fitted rain jackets for our downhill bike tour.
* Kayaks are Scupper Pro (single) and Spectrum (tandem). Durable plastic
sit-on-top, stable and easy to paddle.
* Paddles, Personal Flotation Devices (PFD), masks and snorkels are also
provided for kayak tour.
* Masks, snorkels, swim fins and Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are
provided on the Sail & Snorkel adventure.
*Waikiki.com shall not be liable to any individual utilizing these tour/activity programs for delays, injury, loss, accident or damage to persons or property beyond its control. Natural phenomena are random and out of the control of the tour provider. Prices, features and/or menu are subject to change without notice.