Trained Naturalist's will guide you along this beautiful coastal area of Kailua to several close offshore islets!
This paddling tour sets off from the world-famous Kailua Beach and cruises along the calm, reef-protected waters of Kailua Bay. One of our trained naturalists will guide you on a one hour paddle along the beautiful coastline to a few close, offshore islets. Along the way, you may see Kailua bay's most important resident, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.
You will land your kayak on the offshore island of Moku Nui and then enjoy swimming and relaxing on the white, sandy beaches of the island while sea and shore birds nest nearby. While on the island, you and your guide may trek to the island's natural tide pool, called Queen's Bath, or the breath-taking cove on the back of the island where you may enjoy snorkeling and/or cliff jumping!
Your guide is a master paddler and instructor so you will learn the fun and safe way to paddle your kayak and, if you choose to, our guide will even teach you how to catch a few waves.
After leaving Moku Nui island, you will land your sit-on-top kayak on another world-renowned beach where you may enjoy snorkeling with the local marine life. Your guide, well versed in Hawaiian history, marine life, and our island's geological information will tell stories and impart thought-provoking information about Hawaii that most visitors would love to hear about. This will be a day enjoyed by all!
About Kailua Beach
Kailua Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu. It offers calm reef protected waters and a number of very interesting small near shore islands within easy reach of Kailua Beach. With beautiful sandy beaches, calm clear water, Kailua Beach is a great place to spend the day sunbathing, snorkeling and bodyboarding. And then there's the wildlife...Green Sea Turtles abound and are easily approached. The very rare Hawaiian Monk Seal are known to come into the bay on occasion. In winter there's also a chance you'll see humpback whales just off shore. Kailua Bay enjoys the famously beautiful weather of Hawaii year round. Winter temperatures average in the high 70's and summer is in the mid to upper 80's.
What To Know
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Operates: Monday - Saturday
Packages include round-trip transportation to and from Waikiki at no charge starting at 7:45 AM. Please be ready for pick-up at guest pick-up point at hotel no later than 7:45 AM.
Lunch includes a french-style sub-sandwich, chips, and a 20 oz drink.
Includes a kayak, life jacket, and paddle, picnic lunch and hotel transportation from Waikiki. This is a self-guided package, so you get to explore on your own with the help of our map, orientation, and safety briefing! If you would like additional equipment, such as a dry bag, snorkeling gear, or a comfortable back-rest, we have it available for a small extra charge.
To ensure the most enjoyable day we suggest you bring the following: Please bring your credit card for a security deposit for the equipment you will be using. (We also recommend to bring some cash in case you may want to buy souvenirs. Please bring water-shoes or reef walkers which will allow you to walk freely in the tide pools. Please bring whatever you would normally bring to the beach for the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in our packages?
Kailua Kayak Guided Tour - includes a kayak, life jacket, and paddle, picnic lunch and hotel transportation from Waikiki. This is a self-guided package, so you get to explore on your own with the help of our map, orientation, and safety briefing! If you would like additional equipment, such as a dry bag, snorkeling gear, or a comfortable back-rest, we have it available for a small extra charge.
Why paddle in Kailua Bay?
Kailua Bay may be the best destination for paddlers on Oahu. For the beginner it offers calm reef protected waters and a number of very interesting small near shore islands within easy reach of Kailua Beach. The experienced paddler will enjoy the waves outside the same reef that keeps the water calm near the beach. With beautiful sandy beaches, calm clear water, and multiple hiking options, these small islands make a great place to spend the day picnicking and exploring.
Should we go on a Guided Tour or take a Self-Guided Adventure Package?
If you are of average physical ability and enjoy exploring the outdoors on your own, you’ll have a great time on our Adventure Package. However, going on the Guided Tour can make the trip safer, more informative, and help you get the most out of your day. Our guides can take you places you may not find on your own and show you things you might have missed otherwise.
If kayaking is not for you but you want to spend some time on World Class Kailua Beach doing some snorkeling, body boarding,and playing in our warm waters, then the Turtle Safari would be right for you.
What should we wear?
Comfortable swimwear and shoes or sandals good for walking on rocks. Be prepared for a little exercise and to get wet.
What will be the highlight of the day?
Seeing turtles is always a highlight. Many of our clients have said the guided hike around the offshore islands was the highlight of their visit to Hawaii and one of the most interesting hikes they’ve ever been on, EVER!
What should we bring?
Sunscreen, towel, underwater camera, hat, sunglasses, and a eyeglass retainer strap if you wear glasses/sunglasses (all of these are available at our shop if you don't already have them). A Credit Card is required as a security deposit for the kayaks and other gear. Waterproof bags to keep your stuff dry are available to rent at $3.00 a day.
When will we be back at the end of the day?
You will be picked up at the launch point at 3:00 PM. This will get you back to your hotel at approximately 3:45 PM.
*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.
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French-style sub-sandwich. Choose from Turkey, Ham, Tuna Fish or Veggie Sandwiches.
20 oz drink. Choose from Bottled Water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Powerade or Hawaiian Juice.