One of our most favourite things we did during our time on Oahu. Our guide was Kendall, super nice! We were picked up from our hotel in the AM with other guests and driven to our launch site. The cost of the tour goes to pay for the kids who attend camp there in order to learn about preserving the animals and reefs. Everyone gets into a 2 person kayak and gets towed about mile away from Coconut Island. There you are floating right above reefs, clear blue calm waters. You are encouraged to follow with shallow strokes in order to not hurt the reefs. Once there, was our first snorkeling spot.
Following you are towed to a second snorkeling spot where the water is blue and shallow. We saw so many sea creatures, and even a turtle they named Barney because he appears quite often. His markers are the barnacles on his shell. This was an incredible place to snorkel! Absolutely gorgeous! Kendall had snacks and drinks on the pontoon which was very helpful!
Finally you have the option to kayak back or towed back where we had a fantastic BBQ lunch of chicken teriyaki, ribs, rice, salad, pineapples and grilled corn. There is a vegetarian option, which she asks you for at the beginning of the trip.
We didn't know if we could bring our camera or phones, but you can and SHOULD! You can keep it on the pontoon where it is kept dry. Kendall even offered to take pics of you while you are kayaking. Loved every minute! We encourage families to attend - as we were on the trip with a young family and their kids were able to keep up easily!!
Only regret other than not bringing our camera was that the trip was too short! It would be more awesome if this trip could be a full day including all of the traveling to and from the site. This would give more time to kayak and snorkel more in the two spots where we stopped.
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