Join us on an exhilarating journey to the captivating Popoi`a Island bird sanctuary! Experience the perfect kayaking adventure, tailor-made for beginners seeking an unforgettable tour guided by experts, all amidst the breathtaking sea turtle feeding grounds. Indulge in a delectable lunch, equip yourself with top-notch snorkeling gear, and have every essential provided for a truly immersive experience like no other!
We begin this tour by meeting at our shop, located just 10 minute walk from Kailua Beach. There, you will receive a short safety briefing and are provided all the gear and permits needed to have an amazing adventure. We provide you with a "kayak caddy" so that you can easily roll your kayak the 10 minute walk to the beach. All kayaks must be transported by the customer to the beach, this is the law so we appreciate you understanding this requirement.
Once we reach the water we push off the beautiful Kailua Beach and begin our easy 15 minute paddle through the crystal-clear waters, unveiling nearby treasures including the renowned Popoiʻa Island, also known as Flat Island, a sanctuary for nesting seabirds.
During the paddle keep your eye out for Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. You'll be paddling through their natural feeding area.
Once landed on the soft, sandy beach of Popoi'a, you will delight in a leisurely eco-hike around the island, unearthing hidden gems of endemic marine life within the captivating tide pools. If they are lucky, they may be able to see rock crabs, Bulwer’s Petrels, and if lucky, a new hatchling wedge-tailed shearwater pip its egg!
After the guided nature walk, customers then enjoy a light snack. While eating, the majestic Koʻolau Mountain Range and dormant volcanoes provide a breathtaking backdrop to your journey. Our guides will immerse you with stories of the rich tapestry of Hawaiian and geological history.
During the paddle back, be on the lookout for the graceful Hawaiian Green Sea-Turtle, fondly known as "Honu", as they gracefully navigate these pristine waters and may even grace you with their presence, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
After the easy paddle back, you will caddy your kayaks back to the shop and are welcome enjoy a few hours on the beach with complimentary gear, including snorkeling gear, beach mats, beach chairs, boogie boards, & secure locker. A locally prepared picnic lunch is also provided for you to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables in Kailua Beach Park.
**If you are booking the afternoon tour, please arrive 2 hours early to enjoy beach time and complimentary lunch. The shop closes at 5pm so you will not be able to do so after the tour.
130 Kailua Road. Suite 101B, Kailua, Hawaii, 96734