Kayaking & canoeing in Oahu

THE 10 BEST Oahu Kayaking & Canoeing

Kayaking & Canoeing in Oahu

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6–12 hours
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1–2 hours
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6–12 hours
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3 hours
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5 hours
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2 hours
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  • DanielFromLA
    3 contributions
    Really memorable experience seeing whales and several dolphins. The crew was really nice, especially Captain Danni, Yogi and the others. They tried to make it a fun experience.

    Only feedback: we didn’t like feeling a little pressured to buy their products and services. We understand that it’s tough out there, but other tours on Oahu that we have done did not push their other services as hard.
    Written March 19, 2023
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  • Bob J
    Fort Myers, FL117 contributions
    Ian was a great driver/tour guide. Lots of fun plus very informative! Started with a phone call to know his van. Totally enjoyable tour!
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • Voldypoo
    5 contributions
    Tupre was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable! Everyone at the store in general was super nice and gave us simple instructions on how to sea kayak. We ended up being the only ones in our group and got a private tour. The tour was great, we saw several sea turtles while kayaking and had beautiful views of the island. We also had the chance to snorkel and also saw a monk seal on the beach as well. Highly recommend!
    Written March 16, 2023
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  • Rachael H
    1 contribution
    The staff was great, helpful and attentive. Our group was pretty small and that was nice. All the extra things to do made it even more entertaining. One of the guides even dove down and 15 feet, maybe more, and grabbed an octopus and brought it up to where we could see it whilst snorkeling! Very amazing!
    Written October 27, 2022
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  • Diane I
    5 contributions
    Our guide was wonderful and his little boy was precious. Our guide made sure we saw sea turtles and he took pics of us with the turtles on his phone and shared them.
    The ocean, surroundings and the river we kayaked were beautiful. Well worth the cost -- one of our favorite adventures.
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Karski
    Southern Illinois85 contributions
    Can't pick a favorite - the entire day was excellent! Didn't want the day to end. From pick up to drop off, every moment was packed with fun. Michael was so knowledgeable, friendly and showed us exactly what the "spirit of Aloha" means. Considerate, pleasant, funny, just a joy to spend the day with while enjoying the beauty of Oahu. From coffee (thank you Michael - the coffee was delicious!); to Dole whip, shopping for very specific items (and he knew where to find them), Pearl Harbor, flea market, to the stunningly beautiful Waimea Botanical Garden and Waterfall, to dinner recommendations - Michael packed our day. His knowledge of the islands, the culture, the history, the local landmarks, the flora and fauna - all without sounding like a lecture, made our day so well rounded. Even the corny jokes were welcomed! My daughter (young twenties) and I felt that we were travelling with a friend, not a guide. He knew all the spots, was ready and willing to accommodate us, gentlemanly without being fussy - just perfect. I can't speak highly enough of Michael and our experience. I seriously cannot think of one negative thing to say - not one. Well ok - one negative thing - the day had to end and we had to say Aloha!
    Written February 27, 2023
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  • Jacquelyn S
    2 contributions
    Amazing! Being able to relax and not be on a set schedule was the best. Kayak access was easy and Logan was very helpful!

    Of course there’s a time limit, but once you get to China Man Hat you have the freedom to do what you want. Best part of the trip! Such a beautiful area!
    Written February 24, 2023
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  • haydaddy
    Oakland, CA32 contributions
    . . .and it was really a wonderful boat ride out to the island. The road to the area where we took the canoe out to the island did say private property, but not sure how much of a secret it is after talking to some natives. It was an hour and a half adventure, well worth your time if you have never done the tour. The highlights are the secret island, of course, and the history of the many TV shows and movies filmed there. Secret? The Catamaran ride out near Chinaman's hat was the coolest. A rocky ride on some pretty serious waves, where you can see the many sea turtles playing nearby. Not bad.

    These adventures are pricey; therefore, seriously consider what really interests you before choosing. My advice is to choose at least two. The ATV ride was sold out until July. We passed those guys by in my other tour, the Hollywood movie tour. It looked like a lot of fun. Next year!

    Also, there is a famous photo which people take and post online with their back to the lake and mountains, while facing the pier. I was told people call from around the world trying to find where the picture is taken. It's taken at the secret island. That's why it is a rare photo. I was told about this after returning from the adventure, uggh! My only real complaint.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • BA
    2 contributions
    Our tour guide Baska was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He treated us to an unexpected meditation session under the moon and stars, which was amazing!
    Written February 28, 2023
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  • Larissa B
    4 contributions
    Incredible day with my husband and two other (young!) couples, masterfully guided by Riki. After a short safety training and explanation of our route we were out the door. Hauling the kayak about 5-10 minutes to the beach was much easier than we expected thanks to the rolling carts - game changer as ocean kayaks are HEAVY. In one hilarious moment just after boarding my husband and I flipped our kayak, lost his sunglasses and I got smacked in the head by our boat. We were quickly helped by the same person who helped us board - really glad he was there to support us! After that initial tumble we were good for the rest of the day. The ocean was kicking the day we went out and Riki identified the best route out to the Mokes. The trip out was moderately challenging - the scariest part was getting past the wave breaks between the shore and the open ocean and landing. We felt supported the entire time as Riki checked back often to ensure we were still upright and paddling in the correct direction. :D. We were so lucky to see three monk seals sunning on the landing beach - just incredible! The mini-hike on Moku Nui was beautiful and we had a couple of awesome surprises. The trip back to Kailua Beach was an easier paddle and we had time for a detour to gorgeous Lanikai Beach. We are in our 50s with average fitness levels and no experience with ocean kayaking. This trip was challenging but in the best way. If you’re on the fence, don’t be. You can do this and it will be worth the effort!!! Thanks so much to Riki for being an amazing guide - I hope we’ll get to do this with you again next year! Side note, the shop is beautifully merchandised and stocked with anything and everything you may need or want for a day outside. Everyone we interacted with was a wonderful human - huge thank yous to the entire Kailua Beach Adventures team. <3 <3
    Written March 10, 2023
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  • Danielle B
    7 contributions
    This was one of the best things we did while in Hawaii! Michael was fantastic. He communicated with us before the tour and customized our tour just for us. He made suggestions and made extra stops to show us sights. The tour was fabulous. He is so knowledgeable about the culture and history.
    Written March 16, 2023
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  • Andrew
    Memphis, TN2 contributions
    Our guides, Alicia and Tristan, did a fantastic job assisting with all of our needs and provided unique “locals only” insight throughout the tour. Both guides were very knowledgeable and allowed us to snorkel on the way to Flat Island. I would highly recommend a guided tour! Everything is taken care of, from start to finish, and you don’t have to worry about a thing! The photos Alicia took were a major bonus as well! Great work!
    Written March 10, 2023
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  • Travelimmersion
    Cool,CA84 contributions
    We read about kayaking from Kailua and found this rental company. They make it so easy to walk your kayak across the street to the ocean with trolleys. We had one of our best days in Oahu here. The employees are so friendly and welcoming. It was fantastic!
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • Rosalind
    1 contribution
    Shane and Neil were great and super energetic! Really personalised experience and lots of fun - definitely recommend.
    Written February 15, 2023
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  • TestaRossa711
    Amherst, NH2 contributions
    During our vacation to Oahu, we did a kayak tour to the mokulua islands. This was by far the best part of our trip. We saw turtles, tons of fish, had a beautiful beach day. The staff were incredibly friendly too and the kayaks were brand new. Our kayak tour started form Kailua Beach Park, then we paddled around Lanikai and out to the Mokes. We had lunch on the beach, snorkeled, kayaked surfed in the waves, and then paddled our kayaks back. Would highly recommend this adventures as one of the best things to do in Hawaii!
    Written December 22, 2022
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