8 years and older
4 Hours
Kailua, Oahu
Every 30 minutes 8:00am to 12:30pm
Tour Times

Kayak to many locations on the East Coast of Oahu
Experience the amazing views of Oahu’s windward coastline and offshore islands on your kayaking adventure. Choose your own adventure from many kayaking routes that are protected by reefs or in bays. Get plenty of sun and kayaking time on this 4-hour or all-day Oahu self-guided kayak experience.

Tour Highlights

  • Kayak around the East Coast of Oahu
  • Choose your kayaking adventure to explore East Oahu.
  • Spectacular views of the Ko’olau mountain range.
  • You will receive foam pads and straps that fit all 4-door vehicles, most vans, or vehicles with rails or cross bars.
  • You will meet us at our Kailua storefront a short drive from all East Oahu kayak launch locations.


  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed Sunday)
  • Tour Time: Every 30 Minutes from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Duration: 4 Hours


  • Wear a swimsuit and reef-safe sunscreen
  • Change of clothes
  • Leave valuables at home


  • Minimum Age is 8 years and older. We highly recommend that all participants be proficient at swimming.
  • Children 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum weight is 260 lbs per person. Our tandem kayak weight capacity is 425 lbs.
  • 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: Active Oahu Tours, Storefront
Address: 134B Hamakua Dr. Kailua HI, 96734
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/CPBdWVU6BNhUCxVX8

Check-in: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.
Our friendly team will be there to guide you through strapping the kayak on your vehicle and provide you with all the necessary equipment. All you need is a 4-door car to transport it.

Special Notes:

  • Be sure you are capable of getting in and out of the kayak while floating in the water
  • If you bring snacks and water, be sure to pack out the trash.

Activity Company: Active Oahu Tours

Activity Overview
During your kayak adventure along the East coast of Oahu, we’ll equip you with all the necessary gear and guidance to make the most of your day. You’ll soak in breathtaking vistas of the Ko’olau Mountain Range while paddling on the ocean. You get the choice of different paddling routes from Offshore seabird sanctuaries in Kailua to the Rainforest Valley of Ahupua’a O Kahana.

Kayaking on the East Coast of Oahu
Our shop is close to all the best kayaking in Oahu. The closest kayaking location is right near our shop in Kailua. There you can kayak in Kailua Bay and explore Popoia Island (Flat Island) and the famous Mokulua Islands (Ne Mokulua, The Twin Islands). There are also other kayaking locations north of Kaneohe Bay like Kahana Bay. Whether you choose to go kayaking to an offshore island, up a river, or in a bay you’ll see epic views of the Ko’olau Mountains that run all along the coast of East Oahu.

The Kayaking experience on the East Coast of Oahu varies depending on conditions. There’s a prevailing wind that goes from the ocean toward the shore, so paddling toward land will usually be faster than the initial paddle out. It’s common for there to be 12-15mph winds.

As you start paddling out in the ocean just keep a calm and steady pace. Our kayaks are tandems, so you and your partner can work together as a team and be much more efficient than paddling alone.

We conveniently provide a floating kayak leash so you can tow your kayaks behind you if you decide to snorkel. With the kayak leash, you avoid damaging the reef as most anchors end up doing, even when anchors are used by experienced professionals.

If you do end up snorkeling on the Windward side of Oahu, Please adventure responsibly. The reef is beautiful, but don’t touch it. You will hurt it and it will hurt you. Coral reefs are sharp and highly abrasive to your skin. Cuts received from contact with coral often get infected because coral is alive, so keep your distance. Look, don’t touch.

The best time to kayak on the Windward side is in the morning. Low tide is also good, but the wind is the biggest factor and it tends to be lower wind first thing in the morning. If you are an early riser, you can snag our 8 am or 9 am slot. On perfect days, the ocean is calm and you can see through it like glass. Ocean conditions change with the tides, winds, and weather, so please keep that in mind. Days with less wind and lower tide will give you better visibility while you are snorkeling.

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