We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Self Guided Kayaking Discovery

  • Kailua kayak rental and self-guided tour, including lunch
  • Snorkel gear plus life jacket, paddle, backrest, and dry bag provided
  • National park fees and island landing permits
Self Guided Kayaking Discovery
From US$103.66
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Self Guided Kayaking Discovery
From US$103.66
Visit the bird-nesting sanctuary of Mokulua Island during a self-guided kayak adventure on Oahu’s windward coast. Explore Kailua’s offshore islands, remote beaches, hidden tide pools, and reef-protected waters at your own pace. Showers are available, with hotel pickup and drop-off in Waikiki. Kayak gear, snorkel gear, and lunch are all included.
What to Expect
Itinerary: The day starts when we pick you up from your hotel in Waikiki, between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning. Arriving at our shop, you will be outfitted with all of the necessary gear for the trip including life-jackets, lockers, snorkel gear and dry bags (Included). You will be given a thorough briefing of the area and recommendations will be made for your trip. Our Beach Center Shop carries any necessary accessories like sunscreen, Croakies and waterproof cameras. Set out for up to four hours of kayaking to the offshore islands and beaches of your choice, snorkel and look for sea-turtles. Lunch is included with several options of meat and vegetarian, hand-tossed pizzas, calzones, burgers, salads, and Korean BBQ, sodas and juice. Use our shower facilities and change into some fresh clothing and our driver will have you back in your hotel by around 3:30. Later pick-up times may be available, contact the shop for details.
What’s Included: We provide all the kayaking gear, including life jackets, paddles, backrests, drybags and island landing permits and snorkel gear; Lunch is included with several options of meat and vegetarian, hand-tossed pizzas, calzones, burgers, salads, and Korean BBQ, sandwiches, sodas and juice. Vegetarian, Vegan and other dietary restrictions will be accommodated. The use of our beach mats, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and secure lockers for your valuables are also included.
What to Bring: Guests will get wet! Wear your bathing suit under your clothes for check in. Some sort of footwear that can get wet is required. Towels and a change of clothes are recommended. We have a full service watersports shop with everything you might need for your trip.
*Kayaking is a physical activity that does require moderate strength. Guests will also need to transport their kayak to/from the beach via cart (5-10 minute walk).
Reviews (8)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2018
Fun time, even though we had some unexpected weather...

We rented two single kayaks for a 4 hour rental. Did this online 2 months before our reservation date, and rental process was awesome! We arrived for our rental at 745 am, watched the important 5 minute video of where to go and where to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hook_and_Hang
Reviewed 24 September 2018
Great Experience!

Kailua Beach Adventures has super friendly staff and they helped make our stay in Kailua super fun by setting us up with an awesome kayaking adventure to the nearby Mokulua Islands. They had all the gear we needed to be safe and comfortable and even...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DanielaEllaA
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Self Guided Tour

The self guided tour is definitely the way to go!! Lunch and a shuttle pick up from Honolulu are included in the package along with access to use anything available from Kailua Beach Adventures. It is a great way to discover more of what the...More

2  Thank Eric D
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Kayaking between the Islands

Kailua Beach Centers location and crew are great! Casual, beachy and knowledgeable. "Flat Island" is a very short paddle off of Kailua Beach park. A bit more of an effort is paddling the length of Lanikai beach and turning out to land on the Mokolua...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank tommytsurfs
Reviewed 29 May 2018
The most beautiful beach to kayak on!

Kailua beach is absolutely stunning and I was truly excited to kayak on the turquoise blue water out to the islands. The staff were friendly and more than happy to help me with any queries I had. It was a great way to spend a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sarah A
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Self Guided Kayaking Discovery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines