Duration9:00am - 4:00pm || 7 hrs.
ScheduleMonday, Wednesday, Friday
IncludesProfessional nature guides, complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, access to private land, kayak, snorkel equipment and instruction (use of single or tandem), paddle, life jacket, dry bag, lunch and beverage. Fresh water showers and changing are available at beachfront. Note: Gratuities are not included. Suggested gratuity: 10% of tour price.
Hawaii Kayaking Tours off of Oahu’s Chinamans Hat
Join us on a Waterfall Hike and Kayak Adventure fronting Kualoa Ranch
Our unique Hawaii ocean kayak tour is set against a breathtaking rainforest backdrop overlooking Kaneohe Bay. This Oahu location rivals the overcrowded kayaking tours of Kailua and Lanikai Beach.
On this Oahu hike and kayak tour, you will experience two private properties on the beautiful northeastern side of the island. From the lush, tropical, rainforest against the Koolau Mountains to the remote and breathtaking beauty of Kualoa, one of the most historically significant places on Oahu.
This Rainforest to Reef Adventure combines a waterfall hike at the base of the the majestic volcanic Koolau Mountain cliff line, and a kayak adventure with tranquil cobalt and turquoise ocean 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 will also be delighted to know that this is an actual kayaking tour where you paddle yourself on sit-on-top kayaks. We do not tow you around via a smelly outboard motorboat.
New for 2018, your Oahu kayaking tour will begin with a short 1.5 mile guided hike to a secluded waterfall located near Kailua on Oahu’s windward side. Splash in the cool flowing water or just take in the sights and sounds of the natural beauty. Here you’ll also have the chance to capture an aerial perspective of the breathtaking beauty and landscape, from its forested valleys to its inviting ocean reef waters in the distance.
After the hike, we will shuttle you another 20-minutes to Kualoa Ranch. 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 to Mokol’i, also known as Chinama’s Hat. From this offshore islet, you can 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.
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 exploration. Whether you want to relax, explore around the island, or return to the beachfront for a quick snorkel to see the underwater world, you’re certain not to want to leave. Once your kayak adventure is complete, rinse off in our provided showers and change into your dry clothes. Our delicious lunch consisting of turkey, roast beef or vegetarian wraps will be served from Aunty Pat’s Kitchen at Kualoa Ranch.
Thanks to Bike Hawaii Tours’ 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.