Land your kayak on a tropical beach for swimming, hiking, snorkeling, and sunning.
Guided Kayak Tours
- Guided Popoi'a Tour 2.5hr group tour for ages 8+
- Guided Na Mokulua Tour 5 hr group tour for ages 12+
- Private Popoi'a Tour Just your party ages 8+
- Private Mokulua Tour Just your party ages 12+
Enjoy a Guided Kayak Tour in Oahu!
This paddling tour takes place on calm, reef-protected waters on Kailua Bay, Oahu. One of our trained naturalists guides you along this beautiful coastal area to several close offshore islets. Along the way, you see our most important resident, the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Your guide, well-versed in Hawaiian history, marine life, and our island’s geological formations, tells stories and imparts thought-provoking information about Hawaii that most visitors would love to hear about.
You land your safe and stable sit-on-top kayak on one of two world-famous beaches, Kailua or Lanikai, for some snorkeling with our tropical fish and turtles. Your guide is also a master paddler and instructor, so you can learn the fun and safe way to paddle your kayak. If you choose to, our guide can even teach you how to catch a few waves.
You also stop at several of our close offshore islands, where you can enjoy swimming and relaxing on white sandy beaches while sea and shorebirds flock overhead and nest nearby. The windward coast of Oahu has over 12 varieties of seabirds inhabiting this flourishing coastline. While on the island, you gently trek to natural pools or a breathtaking cove. This is a day enjoyed by all.
The 2.5-hour guided kayak tour launches directly from the gorgeous, world-famous Kailua Beach. After just a quick 15-minute paddle, you get to jump ashore and explore your new-found island.
Our trained and experienced guide is sure to inform and escort you safely around Popoia Island, teaching you about the volcanic history, geology, birdlife, and sea life of the area. Enjoy snorkeling and ask about kayak surfing with our guide! After the tour, you get to relax and enjoy Kailua Beach for 2 hours before our van picks you up for the return to Waikiki.
Our 2.5-hour tour ends at noon, and if you are taking advantage of our transportation from Waikiki, after your tour ends, you’ll be able to continue exploring on your kayak without your guide, or turn your kayak in and enjoy 2 hours of beach time until the shuttle picks you up at the beach at 2:30 for your return to Waikiki.
The 5-hour guided kayak tour offers the best value and longest excursion length, making this the favorite eco-tour on the island by far! You get to experience all there is to offer on this diverse, captivating adventure! A 45-min. to 1-hour scenic paddle takes you to the seabird sanctuary that is the Mokulua Islands. Frequently visited by sea turtles and Hawaiian monk seals, the island offers an unparalleled, unique snorkeling or kayak surfing experience!
Your lifeguard trained guide helps you discover the island. Wave conditions permitting, they will take you to a hidden secret cove and/or go for a short walk and enjoy a soak in the Queens Bath Tide Pools, named after Queen Kapiolani who loved this area.
- Kayak guide, who is Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certified
- Kayak, life jacket, and paddle
- Snorkel gear, seatbacks, and dry bag
- 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. full day of adventure!