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This is one of Oahu’s offshore islands that can be reached on foot at low tide.
Oahu, HI 96744
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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!

1  Thank Sarah D
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

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

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!

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!

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Nice area to take a photo and put the hat on top of your head. The island can be easily viewed from the park

Thank danfriedmanmd
Reviewed 8 May 2018

There’s a park with plenty of parking close by so this should definitely be a stop on your island exploring. We were told you can kayak out to the island and climb to the top which sounded like fun. You may have to visit on...More

2  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We had read that you can easily swim/or even walk out to Chinaman’s Hat if the tide is low. We visited at low tide, but walking was impossible. Although the distance is purportedly just .4 mile, it is far when walking through water. And forget...More

1  Thank Jinnimae
Reviewed 29 April 2018

we were on a private tour with friends and our guide stopped at a place where we could see Chinaman's Hat. Got some beautiful pictures.-- She told us we could kayak over there, take a hike, etc. but we had limited time so did not...More

2  Thank barbiewalker72
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We took 2 adults and 2 nine year olds over to Chinaman's Hat via kayak while 2 adults snorkeled across (about 14 minutes). We then hiked/climbed our way to the top. Our kids are use to hiking but my daughter was uncomfortable at times (my...More

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Maddy M
11 June 2018|
Response from barbara a | Reviewed this property |
Check surf forecast website to see tide schedule.