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Kailua: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Excursion with Lunch

1. Kailua: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Excursion with Lunch

Perfect for beginners or travelers wanting to perfect their skills, this kayak tour has been designed to show off the very best that Hawaii has to offer. Follow a qualified guide to their favorite locations around the bay, visit secluded coves, discover Hawaii’s marine life, and find the best spots to snorkel. During the tour you’ll also protect the island by helping to collect marine plastics as well as learn how to positively interact with wildlife. The tour focuses on sustainable tourism and incorporates eco-friendly practices, such as the elimination of single-use-plastics at lunch. Get kitted out with all the necessary safety gear before hopping onboard your kayak and heading into the water. The first stop of the day is the beautiful Popoi’a Island, where you can admire and learn about the nesting sea-birds which are protected here. Next, follow your guide on an easy eco-hike around the island, and explore the tide pools that line the shore. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, replenish your energy with a snack break. While you eat, marvel at the magnificent landscapes of dormant volcanoes and the Ko’olau Mountain Range, which provide the perfect back drop to learn about Hawaii’s geologic history. Back on the kayak, soak up the tranquil atmosphere as you go in search of the green sea turtles that call these waters their home. Next, enjoy some free time to snorkel in search of colorful marine life, have a go at boogie boarding, or simply relax on the beach.

From Honolulu: Diamond Head Hike, Kailua Town & Kaneohe Bay

2. From Honolulu: Diamond Head Hike, Kailua Town & Kaneohe Bay

Explore the very best of Oahu in a single day. Start with an early-morning hike, then head to Kailua town for some shopping. End your day with fun water activities on a trip to the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar. Begin your day-long Oahu adventure with a convenient pickup in Honolulu and head to your first stop for the day, Diamond Head State Monument. Hike the Diamond Head Trail and marvel at expansive, 360-degree views of Waikiki, Honolulu, and the surrounding areas from the top of the crater. After your invigorating morning hike, it's time to head to the nearby town of Kailua. Located on the east coast of Oahu, this picturesque town offers a selection of incredible restaurants, boutique stores, and breweries. Make the most of your 3 hours of free time in this quaint town. Browse the local stores, check out the poke bar in whole foods, or head to the local chocolatier to sample different types of chocolate. End your day with a trip to Kaneohe Bay, one of Oahu's most idyllic areas. Hop onto a boat and head out to the Kaneohe Sandbar, a natural formation located at the center of the reef-protected bay. Spend 3 hours here, soaking up the sun and enjoying a range of water activities including a sandbar walk, snorkeling, kayaking, water volleyball, banana boat rides, and bumper tube rides. Take in the breathtaking scenery with panoramic views of the Koolau Mountains and nearby islets. Refuel with a light lunch served on the boat which includes a croissant sandwich, salad, fresh pineapple, and chips. End your day with a transfer back to Honolulu by air-conditioned bus.

Kailua: 2.5-Hour SUP Lesson

3. Kailua: 2.5-Hour SUP Lesson

Stand-up paddling combines the thrill of surfing with the techniques of paddling, which when combined create a match made in heaven. This activity offers a variety of conditions, from flat-water cruising and moderate chop to rolling waves.   Lessons generally stick to the calmest areas to practice basic strokes and techniques. Your lesson begins with paddling instructions and a brief introduction class at the beach center. From there you’ll head to the Kailua Beach Park, where your instructor will help you launch your board and eventually stand up. Your group will then head out towards Popo’ia, also known as “Flat Island”, where you will typically land to enjoy a break and island tour.

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What people are saying about Kailua

It was amazing experience, and I highly recommend to everyone! my wife, and I were on honeymoon, and we had really good time. Also, we loved this activity! 2.5 hours has gone so fast because the guide made us so exiting every single second! I would like to say thank you to Tomo!! Tomo is the best guide, He's tried to make amazing experience to everyone in the group! Lunch is included in the tour, and you can choose the menu! the pizza was really good! thank you again Tomo!

Was an absolutely amazing experience! Fran was our guide and he was a complete joy! Answered all of our questions and was all around super friendly! It wasn’t super hard to paddle out to the island, which was nice. 10/10 would recommend!

Jon was phenomenal and made a great experience even more fun, educational, and entertaining. My 17-yo daughter loved it. The highlight of a busy week on Oahu.

Rikki was a great guide. The experience was well worth it. Plus, the options for lunch were great as well. Would highly recommend.

Our guide was very informative about Oahu’s history and natural beauties