Oahu’s Premier Kayak Rentals
Embark on an extraordinary self-guided kayak adventure in Kane'ohe Bay! This is your chance to paddle and snorkel in the crystal-clear, vibrant waters of Hawaii's only barrier-reef-protected bay. Experience the thrill of exploring diverse sea life and stunning underwater landscapes at your own pace. Our two-person, Malibu open-face kayak rentals offer the perfect opportunity for a memorable adventure. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a first-timer, our certified instructors will ensure you're well-prepared before you hit the water’s edge. Just 30 minutes from Waikiki, we offer the only water-front kayak adventure in Kane’ohe Bay!
Oahu Self-guided Kayak Adventure Features
Nestled on the eastern shore of Oahu, Kane'ohe Bay is a true aquatic paradise. This stunning natural wonder, famous for its clear turquoise water, is the largest sheltered body of water in the Hawaiian Islands, providing a safe haven for an impressive array of marine life. The bay's barrier reef, the only one of its kind in Hawaii, plays a crucial role in maintaining the calm conditions that are perfect for kayaking and snorkeling. The captivating beauty of Kane'ohe Bay extends beyond its waters, with the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and the famed Coconut Island framing its shores.
Coconut Island, or "Moku o Loe", is a captivating little gem in the middle of Kane'ohe Bay, radiating with tropical charm. Known widely as "Gilligan's Island" due to its cameo in the popular 1960s television show, this island is more than just a visual delight. It's a thriving center for marine research operated by the University of Hawaii’s Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology. While visitors aren't permitted to set foot on the island, kayaking around its perimeter provides an opportunity to witness its stunning natural beauty and intriguing biodiversity.
The Kane’ohe Sandbar
The Kane’ohe Sandbar, a natural marvel, is a must-visit while kayaking in Kane'ohe Bay. This unique formation is a large patch of fine, white sand that appears at low tide, essentially forming a beach in the middle of the ocean. It's an extraordinary place where you can disembark from your kayak, relax, and immerse yourself in the panoramic views of the surrounding turquoise waters and distant mountains. The shallow, clear waters around the sandbar teem with marine life, offering an excellent opportunity to spot a variety of tropical fish. Be sure to time your visit according to the tide charts, as the sandbar is fully submerged during high tide.
Oahu Self-guided Kayak Adventure Details
- Price & Availability
- What’s Included
- Departure & Return
- Special Instructions
- Cancellation Policy
Enjoy A Relaxed Self-guided Pace
Learn About Kane’ohe Bay
Kayak In Calm And Protected Waters
See Marine Life And Coral Reefs
Waterproof Map Included
Go Through A Safety And Instructional Briefing
Take In Views Of The Bay And Coastline
Embark on your self-guided kayak tour from our private dock, easily launching into the dazzling turquoise waters of Kane'ohe Bay. The open-face Malibu kayak lets you glide over the bay's surface, giving you a panoramic view of the amazing scenery. Pause to snap photos of the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and the iconic Coconut Island (also known as "Gilligan's Island"), both providing a stunning backdrop to your aquatic adventure. Don't forget to watch for Hawaiian green sea turtles and monk seals, both frequent visitors to these waters!
Immerse yourself in the bay's remarkable biodiversity, marveling at the kaleidoscope of colorful fish and corals beneath the surface. You might spot Hawaii's state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, or the striking Uhu, the parrotfish, among many others. This self-guided tour allows you to take everything at your own pace, savoring each moment of your marine exploration.
Price & Availability
Single Kayak Rentals From Kaneohe Bay
|Half Day Rentals||$69.00|
|Full Day Rentals||$89.00|
|Total Yak Pak Half Day||$89.00|
|Total Yak Pak Full Day||$109.00|
Tandem Kayak Rentals From Kaneohe Bay
|Half Day Rentals||$89.00|
|Full Day Rentals||$109.00|
|Total Yak Pak Half Day||$109.00|
|Total Yak Pak Full Day||$129.00|
Either a single or tandem kayak with all necessary gear including a paddle, backrest, life jacket, an anchor, dry bag, and a set of snorkel gear should you decide to jump into the water!
Departure & Return
Rentals are available daily from 8:00am - 4:00pm. We offer half-day and full-day rental packages.
Children must be at least 3 years old to participate. Additionally, all participants must be capable of wearing a life jacket. Infants are not permitted.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more before the tour or activity starts is honored with a full refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.