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Address: 59-444 Makana Rd, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712-9637
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+1 808-638-9100
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Informative and Lots of Fun!

We did the 5-hour kayak trip out to China Man's Hat. On the small island, we took a terrific hike to the top and had a wonderful swim off of a small beach. Afterward, we paddled... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2016
John G

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Reviewed January 1, 2016

We did the 5-hour kayak trip out to China Man's Hat. On the small island, we took a terrific hike to the top and had a wonderful swim off of a small beach. Afterward, we paddled to a secluded beach spot on Oahu before kayaking along the shore to do some exploring. Along the way, we rode some waves, saw... More 

1 Thank John G
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family and I did the 5 hour trip to Chinaman's Hat when we were in Oahu last week. David and his wife put together a wonderful trip. The trip was private and customized. We paddled out to the island and then hiked to the top. After the hike we walked to the other side of the island and swam.... More 

Thank jbirdfly
1 review
Reviewed August 16, 2015

David, our guide was really flexible and worked around our schedule. We paddled out in the open ocean, and also up a river. We had a great time and learned a lot about Hawai along the way. Highly recommend this if you're visiting the north shore!

Thank m w
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2015

We thoroughly recommend Dave's 7 hour ocean kayak tour from Sunset to Hali'ewa. His knowledge of surfing, fishing, Hawaiian history and culture was amazing. With the trade winds and currents in your favour, Dave's guidance and frequent stops, the trip was much easier than we expected. Definitely put this on your list of things to do.

Thank Jill F
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had a wonderful experience out kayaking with David. His kayaking trips are with you and your group only - not a bunch of strangers. David and I went 2.5 miles out into the ocean - exhilarating! He knew so much about the water and how it moved that I felt 100% comfortable out there. He also shared a wealth... More 

Thank rainbowsrock2015
Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2015

Dave is a pioneer in the field of kayak fishing and holds a world record for catching a tuna or barracuda? Sorry Dave, I couldn't remember. Anyways, don't forget us little Canadians once you get famous with either Discovery or Nat Geo for trail-blazing your new sport! Anyways, after doing an abundance of research, we decided to do a Kayak... More 

Thank biomase
Eugene, OR
1 review
Reviewed September 16, 2014

We asked for a quiet, nature based kayaking experience, and that is just what we got. David was friendly, professional, and lots of fun! We surfed the waves in the bay, watched green sea turtles feed, and had a peaceful trip up the river. He was very good at assessing our kayaking skills and worked with us appropriately. We felt... More 

Thank mayaman1525
Kaneohe, Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviewed September 7, 2014

Dave is a record-holding kayak fisherman so I was looking forward to booking a trip with him. My expectations were more than met. Not only did we get hooked up with a bunch of papio, I like the fact he teaches sustainable fishing- take only what you will eat. He has great knowledge about the islands and provides interesting and... More 

Thank Dolphins54
1 review
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Our guide, David, was a wealth of information and extremely helpful. He was very concerned with our well being and was attuned to every aspect of our tour. He guided us on the kayaks, the hike and rock climb and rock jumping into the ocean. It was an absolute blast! Highly recommend David and Coastal Kayak Tours!

Thank Mchamma416
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting our friends in Oahu, and I really wanted to go kayaking. I had pre-booked this tour with David to Chinaman's Hat and had really high expectations. David lived up to my hopes. We had such a fantastic time! The kayaking was wonderful and the hike, though a bit tough for my 49 y/o out-of-shape body, was beautiful.... More 

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