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This is one of Oahu’s offshore islands that can be reached on foot at low tide.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to the North Shore several times but have not done Chinamans hat before. It was just after high tide but we are still able to walk out, we did take paddle boards which was great because we could lean on them and swim...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 14 November 2018

It was fun to visit the Kauloa Park and look across to see the island that does indeed look like a Chinaman's hat. The park is nice as it has good clean facilities and lots of parking. Didn't get out to the island but saw...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Questovia
Reviewed 29 October 2018

An island about a mile off shore that looks just like the picture. Guess you could canoe out to it if the sea was fairly calm, but don't know if anything is on the island. Is fun to see, but you don't need to stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SVAGroup
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The beach at Kauloa Park has restrooms and showers. You have amazing views of the island and a fun spot for photos. I was told during low tide you can walk almost all the way across to the island, I was not there at low...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nicolew425
Reviewed 1 October 2018

While I will say, out of 3 attempts, my 2nd one was the only successful one... I studied the time of days, surf, tides and currents before heading out, to ensure I wasn't at the highest level of risk (as I was swimming alone). Along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Julia A
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Great kayak out to the island, especially for those of us who were inexperienced. We attempted to climb to the top of the island but it was very steep and only half of us made it (thongs do not make good climbing footwear!). Great views!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Z5837JTsarahd
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The drive from the east to north shore is scenic and china man's hat does not disappoint as a backdrop for your selfies. It is too far to swim to but makes for a great picture while you drive up to Sunset beach in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank rockobello
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I went to Chinaman's Hat with some friends who were all feeling quite as adventurous as I was, and we can all tell you that everything we did in and around Mokoli'i (Chinaman's Hat) was abolutely fun and exciting. We rented out kayaks from Kailua...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Charity A
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My husband checked off an item on his bucket list. Kayaking across to Chinaman's Hat is beautiful and standing at the top makes you feel like the King/Queen of your own island. Beautiful Views!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JKemp2017
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Easily seen from the highway and there is Avery nice park attached. Plenty of free parking. Sunny day is best for pictures but always nice to take in great scenery. The mountains across the highway are neat too. Definitely worth a stop. It’s free!

Date of experience: June 2018
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JCDFROG
3 October 2018|
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Response from JKemp2017 | Reviewed this property |
We did it on our own. Definitely don’t need a tour group. I rented kayaks through a website called rent a boat. It was super easy. They met us there with the kayaks so we didn’t have to drive with them or anything. We had... More
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maddyminter
11 June 2018|
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Check surf forecast website to see tide schedule.
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