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Mokulua Islands

14 Reviews

Mokulua Islands

14 Reviews
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Experience a night of Hawaiian culture and hospitality at the renown Paradise Cove Luau. A must for first-time visitors, you can enjoy traditional Hawaiian cuisine, performances, and drinks. Throughout the evening your hosts encourage you to engage with traditional ceremonies, arts, crafts, and games. Plus, an option to include hotel pickup and drop-off means you can enjoy Mai Tais without worrying about getting home.
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lmaill61 wrote a review Oct 2019
Stanwood, Wa.63 contributions23 helpful votes
My son (25) and I (58) shared an ocean kayak and paddled to the larger island. The currents are coming from three directions so there is a possible and highly likely chance of turning over a kayak. We made it through some 3 foot waves after the reef getting closer to the island. It was intense for me. I highly recommend a life vest. We climbed the rocks to the opposite side of the island. The surf was so big we could not go the entire route. There is a huge risk of dangers during this time of year. There is lovely pools in which you can get in and soak to cool down. Water shoes are highly recommended. No facilities there. The paddle back was challenging getting in the surf at the right time with currents from three directions at 3 for waves from each direction. We managed to get off with a hard strong synchronized paddle. We found ourself riding a 4 foot wave at one point, thankfully we had it come from behind at the right angle and were able to paddle it safely. Not something I would have typically done, totally out of my comfort zone. Was happy to be back on main shore.
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Date of experience: October 2019
tracischrag wrote a review Aug 2019
Wichita, Kansas11 contributions
Short sail to Mokulua Islands where we had a tour of the bird hatching areas as well as a dip in the baths! Beautiful! Snorkeling with sea turtles and a visit from a monk seal!! So incredible!! Our guides were knowledgeable and fun! Such a great experience!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
aimielin wrote a review May 2019
17 contributions3 helpful votes
We rented kayak from “Kailua beach adventures”. The wind was medium that day. I’m not a good swimmer so I was bit scared when we passed waves. But definitely worth going. We skipped flat island and headed to Mokulua directly. My tips to you are: WATCH the video guide thoroughly, especially the part that tells you which “route” to take from Kailua to the Mokulua. Cuz if you go too further out when kayaking along the beach line, and you are not a water sport adventurer, big waves may scare you. And know how to avoid being sandwiched by waves coming from both directions when you try to land on the island beach. It was a fun and unique experience.
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Date of experience: April 2019
1 Helpful vote
Irene G wrote a review Jul 2018
31 contributions9 helpful votes
The Mokulua Islands also known as The Mokes are two Virgin Islands that serve as bird sanctuaries. I have never kayaked before and neither has Aaron. My sister Anna said we would be ok as first timers. We agreed and no sooner did we check in at the front desk, the receptionist stated, “Good luck out there today, the water is rather on the rough side”. My stomach sank as I grabbed my life jacket. Heck, we all grabbed life jackets. No turning back (meow)! Anna and her friend Joseph launched first and did well.. Aaron and I on he other hand, more so myself, struggled to get in the kayak as the waves came crashing one after the other. After flipping over twice I was finally in and away we paddled! It was thrilling being on the ocean trying to reach our destination. The Mokes are incredibly raw. It’s nature at its finest. As soon as we landed, we saw a baby seal sun bathing, tons of birds and their eggs, hermit crabs, black crabs, a sea turtle diving up for air, sea salt and all sorts of unique vegetation. Anna, this trip has inspired me to learn to kayak the right way since Aaron said he was doing most of the work!
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Date of experience: July 2018
4 Helpful votes
SunyEllie wrote a review Jul 2017
Jersey City, New Jersey193 contributions32 helpful votes
This Island is stunning. We kayak there and the beach is beautiful. There is nothing there it's a virgin Island. There was a baby seal that was too cute too watch and I did the hike to the Queens Bath which was breath taking and refreshing :) . Don't miss it.
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Date of experience: July 2017
2 Helpful votes