Active Oahu Tours
Active Oahu Tours
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Gear RentalsSelf-Guided Tours & RentalsStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We help make your Oahu adventures a breeze kayak rental service and self-guided kayak tours with convenient pickup at our shop in Kailua. We'll help you get out to kayak to the offshore island of Mokolii. You'll also love the kayak trips in Kailua to Popoia Island or a more adventurous trip to the Mokulua Islands. Our experienced staff are there to make your day, give you great suggestions, and help you with the gear rentals. Call us or book online for some of the best active things to do on Oahu. We rent out equipment such as kayaks, paddleboards, snorkel equipment, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, and more at our shop. We also provide foam pads and straps if you would like to transport your own equipment for no additional charge. Our self-guided tours are hand-picked locations where we provide a package of everything you'll need to have an awesome experience.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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2023

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(43 reviews)

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AlohaSoul
Grand Rapids, MI43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This company is fantastic! They were always easy to communicate with, charged a fair price, and showed up with great kayaks on time. We had a great afternoon using them to paddle out to Chinamans hat and then hiking to the top. I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a water sport rental adventure while on O’ahu!
Written January 18, 2020
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Jlhensley579
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We rented a tandem kayak to kayak out to chinamans hat. The delivery guys was very punctual and knowledgeable /helpful. It was a really windy day when we went and he made sure we felt comfortable to still head out. We had a blast and the prices are on point with all the other rental places. Definitely recommend this rental company!
Written July 4, 2020
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Joe R
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The outfitter had the kayaks at the designated spot on time and on time for pick up. The trip was great, however, I would warn people with small children, not in great shape or afraid of heights to avoid attempting to climb up to the top of Chinaman's Hat. It is dicey, but the views were great.
Written January 7, 2020
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Mary A
North Edwards1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We booked 4 tandem kayaks to be delivered at Chinaman's hat. They got there on time and talked to us about the safe place to kayak and safety and provided life vests .We are a family of 8, ranging from 21 yrs old to 4. We did have to carry the kayaks from the road to the beach, not too far about 50 yards more or less. It was a great price and the service was awesome. We rented them for 3 hrs and but we were done in 2hrs. I would recommend this company for it's great price and excellent service!
Written June 13, 2021
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Navigate04983124853
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I would like to say that the rental experience and everything went smoothly. Though online when booking it they offer a 3-hour rental for $42 (if I remember correctly), but does not matter since it's a minimum of $75 per credit card charge. I thought it was confusing that they even offer a 3-hour rental when you might as well get it for a full day due to the $75 charge which is already more than the full day rental.
Written March 28, 2021
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CrazyAlpaca
Dallas, TX24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Active Oahu was a good outfitter for our trip. they were at the drop off site on time and gave good advice about the trip out to the island. I would not recommend renting the snorkel gear since the reef around the island is not too exciting. However, the trip there, and walk around the island is well worth the paddle.
Written February 28, 2022
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nguyenmarshall
Honolulu, HI1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Renting was straightforwward and pickup and drop off was super easy. We had them delivered to kayak to Chinaman's hat and we were helped by a super kind worker named Liza. She gave us all our supplies and showed us the route to safely kayak, and communicated prior to our scheduled times to ensure we received everything orderly and on time. Would highly recommend renting from them!
Written July 19, 2021
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suraimcfly
Los Altos, CA139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
I missed our scheduled self guided tour and this company handled the rebooking professionally and smoothly. No drama. The self guided kayak to China Man's hat was the highlight of our 10 day repeat vacation. We come to this part of Oahu several times a year and will definitely try to do business with Active Oahu Tours, mainly bec it's hard to find reliable service sometimes. . Perfect and punctual, plus helpful guidance on how to safety paddle out to China Man's hat. The only room for improvement is the online booking system. It doesn't include all the restrictions that may actually exist for customizing drop offs. I recommend calling if you want gear dropped at off at a site not on their list.
Written June 28, 2021
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Kelli R
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
We reserved seven kayaks for fourteen of us to take to Chinamans hat. Active Oahu Tours was there on time, with everything we needed ready for us to go. We are so glad we did this and that we used Active Oahu Tours.
Written January 14, 2021
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mckenzietraveler
Eugene, OR31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
It was sure not the Oahu Tour company’s fault that it poured rain the day we rented their equipment—obviously, weather is its own thing. However, the clunky, worn out boats filled up with water and the crappy paddles slowed us down when trying to get to a dry place. The boats don’t even have handles anymore, making it nearly impossible to carry them safely. $82 per person is awfully expensive for inadequate equipment, including what struck me as an unsafe strapping system for the car. Also, the river isn’t nearly as long as advertised. More like a 15 minute paddle than an hour.
Written April 30, 2022
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