3 years and older
3 hours
Oahu, Windward
11:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 8:00AM, 9:00AM
Tour Times

UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.


  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed Sunday)
  • Tour Time: 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM
  • Duration: 3 Hours

Experience ocean kayaking to Mokolii on our Chinaman’s Hat Self-Guided Kayak Tour*. We provide everything you need to have a great and safe time out on the water. You’ll get kayaks, seat backs, life vests, dry bags safety equipment, and private instruction before you set out on your own to experience Chinaman’s Hat. Experience this one-of-a-kind Oahu adventure with plenty of epic views. We suggest this tour for individuals who are experienced in kayaking or are comfortable kayaking in the ocean.

Tour Highlights:

  • Life Jackets are provided as well as Dry bags and all the other equipment you need for the experience.
  • Ocean Kayaking Experience and Hike combo.
  • Convenient equipment delivery and pickup right next to the beach.
  • Self-guided experience with personal on-shore instruction before you set out on your own.
  • Moderate to advanced climb to the top for some amazing views


  • Apply sunscreen and wear a swimsuit
  • Bring/wear water shoes or athletic shoes if you want to hike around on Chinaman’s Hat.
  • If you bring snacks and water, be sure to pack out the trash.
  • Please leave valuables at home or use a drybag we provide with the self-guided experience.
  • Foam pads and straps are provided to help transport the kayaks.
  • Be prepared with a vehicle to transport the kayak for about 1 mile.
  • Life vests, all other kayak equipment is provided


  • Minimum Age is 3 years and older. We highly recommend that all participants be proficient at swimming.
  • Maximum weight is 260 lbs per person. Our tandem kayak weight capacity is 425lbs.
  • Preferred if guest knows how to swim or have water experience and feel comfortable in the water.
  • No tour guide provided. You will need a vehicle to transport the equipment for about 1 mile. We provide foam pads and straps that fit most vehicles.
  • Guests will need to sign a waiver.

Location: Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu, Parking lot
Address: 53-138 Kamehameha Hwy, Hauula, HI 96717
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qUioPz4KZHGR6Ps17 

The driver will meet you at Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu to deliver and pick up the equipment. Driving directions will be provided in confirmation and reminder emails. Expect the guide to arrive at or a little before the tour reservation time.

Our drivers often use a large white pickup truck with a kayak trailer, so keep an eye out for them. The driver will be there at or a little before the tour reservation time.

The meeting location is a large parking area in front of a local restaurant called Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu.

From there, we will provide pads and straps for your vehicle so you can launch the kayaks at these close locations:

Special Notes:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.

Activity Company: Active Oahu Tours

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 5 reviews
August 5, 2017

We have a lake kayak back home but it was nothing compared to the scenery that we paddled through here. This was such a relaxing afternoon and our guides made sure we didn’t get lost.

January 9, 2018

Getting out on the water in a kayak was a very freeing experience. We got to enjoy a guided experience to the islet which provided us with some of the coolest pictures we got on our vacation. My arms are a little sore today but it was all worth it!

May 14, 2019

They were very nice and helpful. It was our first time doing this activity and it went great.

May 14, 2019

Loved the tour. It was very complete and we saw more than we expected.

May 14, 2019

I was scared but the instructor was so safety oriented and gave me the tips I needed. I’m glad I went for it.

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