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Kualoa Hike Kayak and Snorkel

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Special Feature:
  • Relax at a "secret beach"
  • Amazing views
  • Guided tour
Access to private land
Dry Bag
Life Vest
Professional Tour Guide
Safety Briefing
Snorkeling Mask
Soft Drinks
Hawaii Kayaking Tours off of Oahu’s Chinaman's Hat

Join us on a Kayak Adventure fronting Kualoa Ranch!

Our unique Hawaii ocean kayak tour is set against a breathtaking rainforest backdrop.

On this kayaking trip you will experience the remote and breathtaking beauty of Kualoa, one of the most historically significant places on Oahu, while enjoying a kayak tour along Hawaii’s scenic windward coast including Chinamans Hat.

This Rainforest to Reef Adventure combines the scenic backdrop of the lush Hakipuu Valley, the majestic volcanic Koolau Mountain ridge, with the tranquil cobalt and turquoise ocean waters of Kaneohe Bay.

Your Hawaii kayaking adventure will begin with a short hike to a scenic overlook at the entrance to Hakipuu Valley. Here you’ll have the chance to capture an aerial perspective of the breathtaking beauty and landscape, from its forested valleys to its inviting ocean reef waters below. View the 800-year old Molii fishpond (one of the last remaining ancient Hawaiian fishponds in the State). This 125-acre rock-walled enclosure was hand-built by ancient Hawaiians to maintain a ready supply of live ocean fish. As part of the privately-owned 4,000 acre Kualoa Ranch, you’ll have the rare opportunity to see an ancient Hawaiian treasure that most visitors to Oahu never get to see.

From this point on, your kayak trip will continue to unfold with one unforgettable highlight after another. Once completing your kayak instruction, you’ll paddle along the tranquil and glassy waters of Kaneohe Bay. Because of the protected reef that surrounds this area, this is one of the safest places for kayaking on Oahu.

You’ll journey by kayak as you glide along the tranquil waters fronting Kualoa (and Kualoa Ranch), listed on the National Register of Historical Places, to Mokoli`i (Chinaman’s Hat) Island (less than one-mile paddle offshore). This tiny offshore island in the country becomes your playground for relaxation, enjoyment and a picnic lunch. Whether you want to relax, explore around the island, or return to the ocean for a quick snorkel to see the underwater world, you’re certain not to want to leave.

Thanks to Bike Hawaii’s exclusive collection of Rainforest to Reef Adventures, you’ll always have options for scenic beauty, natural history and adventure while hiking, biking, sailing/snorkeling or kayaking.

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M, W, F9:00 AM7 hoursWaikiki Area Hotels
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and make a request. You will receive a confirmation usually within hours. If it is not available you will not be charged and we'll help you find an alternative date or similar tour.
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible! When you get to the booking page, select the hotel you are staying at. Your confirmation email will have the pickup location which will either be your hotel, or somewhere within 5 minute walking distance.
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
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Check In Location
Waikīkī, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
3 reviews, 0 comments
Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(4.7 of 5)
Our hike, kayak and snorkel adventure was absolutely the best part of our Hawaii holiday!! Our tour guide was sooo knowledgeable and friendly and also very funny, we can't wait to book another holiday and do it all over again!! We will definitely be recommending everyone we know sign up and experience it!!
Check them out n you will have a special experience!
Johnny has had the Best ecotourism since before that word was a word. He and his staff are awesome. Amazing local knowledge and they treat you like family. They really have something for everyone! From thrill seeker to novice adventurer.
My wife and I really enjoyed the hike, kayak and snorkel trip. Our guide Terri was great and it was worth doing. You do need to be in deceit shape for the kayak part, most definitely not a couch potato thing, but fun.