Kayaking Tours

O‘ahu Kayaking Tours

In ancient Hawai‘i there were only two modes of transportation: by foot on land, and by wa‘a (canoe) on water. Now you too can go back in time along O‘ahu’s pristine shores in much the same way in a kayak. Imagine peacefully kayaking in O’ahu on a gentle bay with the lush backdrop of the Ko‘olau Mountains, sunlight sparkling on the water. Discover gems like the uninhabited Mokulua Islands, a marine bird sanctuary off of O‘ahu’s east shore. Or, navigate out to one of the island’s stunning hidden beaches. The waters of O‘ahu await you.

Kayaking on O‘ahu

The east side of O‘ahu offers some of the best kayaking in O’ahu and the rest of Hawaii. Kane‘ohe Bay on the east side is a beautiful sheltered bay nestled at the base of the Ko‘olau Mountains. Crystal-clear waters with fantastic reefs and abundant sea life make Kane‘ohe Bay a favorite of visitors and locals alike. One mile offshore from Kane‘ohe rests the Mokulua Islands. The islands are fringed by velvety white sand beaches and are a magical place to spend the day observing Hawai‘i’s endemic seabirds. Kawela Bay near the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore is a stellar O’ahu kayaking spot where you can explore isolated beaches and a pristine jungle shoreline. Hanauma Bay, though close to civilization, has calm, clear waters and spectacular snorkeling.

Best Kayaking Tours in O‘ahu

There are dozens of O’ahu kayaking tour companies, so we’ll give you our top picks. Our number one choice is Shaka Kayaks Tours in Kahuku. Shaka Kayaks will take you on an awe-inspiring tour like no other in the best locations for kayaking in O’ahu. Paddle through the crystal-clear waters of Kawela Bay and view spectacular reefs, abundant marine life, and WWII wreckage on the shallow ocean floor. Then enjoy lunch on secluded Kawela Beach and hike through the jungle to explore a hidden WWII bunker at Protection Point. Holokai Kayak and Snorkel in Kane‘ohe specializes in family-focused eco-tours of Kane‘ohe Bay, one of the most amazing snorkeling spots on O‘ahu. Twogood Kayaks Hawai‘i in Kailua specializes in tours of the Mokulua Islands and Popoi‘a Island with trained naturalists.

Paddle Through Paradise

If the unforgettable experience of paddling along O‘ahu’s spectacular coastlines is high on your vacation to-do list, contact our O’ahu kayaking tour experts at ILoveHawaii.com today and get ready for the kayaking adventure of a lifetime!