Kayaking in Hawaii is world renowned, with warm waters year-round and there is no better place than Kailua Bay. Miles of white sand beach and six different protected offshore islands make for an ideal location for your kayak trip. Join one of the many guided eco tours that explore the tranquil ocean of Kailua by kayak.
A protective barrier reef allows for easier paddling and a chance to kayak from Kailua Beach to the Mokulua Islands, Flat Island and Lanikai Beach. Kayak through sea turtle feeding grounds, sea bird sanctuaries and living coral reef, all with the majestic backdrop of the Kololau Mountains. Be prepared to see the native Hawaiian Green sea turtle, or Honu, tropical fish and other marine life in their natural habitat. If you are lucky you may even encounter Humpback Whales, Spinner Dolphins or the elusive and endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal.
The Hawaiian Kayaking Adventure is an award winning Eco-tour perfect for the inexperienced, as well as the expert paddler. Experience majestic Kailua Bay with a professional kayaking guide. Our team of guides is led by an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor with over 10 years of professional kayaking experience. Our guides are experienced in the ecology, history, volcanology, and marine biology of the Hawaiian Island and carry certifications in first aid and CPR. Guides are very experienced and know the waters and islands off Kailua/ Lanikai.
The Day starts when we pick you up from your hotel in Waikiki, usually between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning or check into our shop at 9:15 for those with transportation. At our shop you will be outfitted with all of the necessary gear for the trip including life-jackets, lockers, dry bags etc. You will be given a thorough briefing of the area and some basic instruction by one of our eco-guides. Our Beach Center Shop carries any necessary accessories like sunscreen, snorkel gear, uv-shirts and waterproof cameras. You’ll be briefed and directed to restroom facilities, changing rooms, lockers, showers, and pro shop.
Guided Kayak Excursion (2-Hour Tour + 2 Hour Beach time) Perfect for first time kayakers and families including children 8 years and up
Join a small group and venture into Kailua Bay’s, calmer destinations. The Ko’olau Mountain Range and Dormant Volcanoes create a backdrop full of Hawaiian and geological history to learn about. The Hawaiian Green Sea-Turtle makes these waters its home and will often make an appearance. Visit Po’poia Island, grab your camera and head for a 20-25 minute guided eco-kie around this unique bird sanctuary. A light snack is offered before moving on. Depending on logistics such as timing and conditions, the group will head for the Lanikai Beach which is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world. After the two hours of kayaking return to our shop for lunch, have a hot meal and set out again, armed with snorkel gear or boogie boards, you decide. Use our shower facilities and change into some dry clothing and our driver will have you back in your hotel by around 3:30.
Includes: Professional Tour Guide, Single or Double Kayak, Comfort Pro Kayak Seat, Boogie Board or Snorkel, Mask, Fins, Secure Lockers 12″x12″x17″, A healthy snack and drink on the water, Lunch*, Transportation from/to Waikiki.
*Choose from pizza, calzone or Hawaiian plate lunch.
Twin Islands Guided Kayaking Adventure (5 Hour) Perfect for physically able adventure minded beginners, intermediate and experienced kayakers ages 13 and older Participants Ages 13-16yrs must ride front of double Kayak with a parent or guardian.
The authentic Kailua kayak tour will have you understanding what all of the fuss is about. This is our recommended tour to get to see all of what Kailua has to offer including the Mokulua Island sea-bird sanctuary and Lanikai’s picturesque white-sand beach. Snorkel with your guide in the live coral reef inside Kailua’s turtle feeding grounds and enjoy our tropical paradise.The adventure begins identical to the 2 hour tour above. After the Popo’ia island visit, the kayakers will continue onto the tranquil Lanikai Beach. Take photos, walk the beach or go snorkeling with provided equipment. Swim out into shallow waters to look for Hawaiian reef fish and live coral. After snorkeling, its off to the Moku’lua Islands for an unforgettable experience. Paddle out approximately one mile off shore to Moku Nui where you’ll land on the sandy beach of the protected bird sanctuary. Hungry appetites are rewared with picnic lunches including a gourmet deli sandwich, tropical juice, chips and fruit. After lunch, the guide will take everyone on a exploration of the island, including a secret tide pool if conditions allow. Many species of ocean creatures may be seen on this nature walk. If time permits, there maybe a second snorkeling session in the underwater lava formations at Moku Nui beach before kayaking back to Kailua Beach Park. Arrive at our shop around 3:00 and use our shower facilities and change into some dry clothing. You will be on your way by 3:30, or our driver will have you back to your hotel by around 4:00pm.
Includes: Professional Tour Guide, Single or Double Kayak, Comfort Pro Kayak Seat, mask, snorkel, fins, large water-tight dry bag for personal belongings, Secure Lockers 12″x12″x17″, Freshly prepared picnic lunch (meat or vegetarian), tropical fruit juice or bottled water, Transportation from/to Waikiki. Ages 13-16 must ride in a double kayak with a parent or guardian.
What to Know
Check in: 9:00am at the Kailua Sailboards & Kayaks Shop is located in the Kailua Beach Center. 130 Kailua Road Suite 101B, Kailua, Hawaii 96734.
Included: Lockers, Lunch, Kayaks, Comfort Kayak Seats, beach mat, dry bag, round trip transportation from Waikiki hotels. Enjoy the ride to Kailua via the Pali Highway.
Rentals: Boogie Boards.
Please bring: Swimsuits, towels, water shoes, sunscreen, camera, hat.
Conditions: All participants must be able to swim. No exceptions. Children age 8-16 must ride in double kayak with adult. 1 child per adult. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Dietary Restrictions: Please leave a comment in the box for special dietary restrictions including vegan, kosher or food allergies.
Driving Directions [ show ]
Kailua Beach Center, 130 Kailua Road Suite 101B, Kailua, Hawaii 96734
From Waikiki take Kapahulu Avenue onto H-1 West.
After 3 miles, take the Pali Highway exit (Highway 61) and proceed to Kailua Town.
In Kailua, turn right after the fire station on Kainalu Drive.
Turn left onto Kailua Road.
Kailua Beach Center is on the left side 1/4 mile down the road.
Do you want to just rent a kayak for the day? Kailua Beach Kayak Rentals
|Hotel pick ups beginning at 8:00am
|Guided Kayak Excursion (2 hr tour, 2 hrs beach time)
Guided Kayak Adventure (4 hr tour)
|Lunch & snacks
| 4 or 5 hrs
(All times approximate and subject to change)
|Professional Tour Guide, Single or Double Kayak, Comfort Pro Kayak Seat, Boogie Board (for beach time) or Snorkel, Mask, Fins, Secure Lockers 12″x12″x17″, A healthy snack and drink on the water, Lunch*, Transportation from/to Waikiki.
|Towel, sunscreen, swim attire, water/beach shoes, camera, hat
|All participants must be able to swim. Children age 8-16 must ride in double kayak with adult. 1 child per adult. All Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
|Kailua Beach Center, 130 Kailua Rd Suite 101B, Kailua HI 96734
|Free transportation, parking available at shop if driving out
|• Single or double kayaks available
• Kayak guides certified in first aid and CPR
Activities & tours are offered Rain or Shine! No refunds for rainy weather.