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Guided Kayak to Mokulua Islands

Location: East Oahu, Oahu

This Guided Kayak Tour is designed for those seeking the ultimate Kailua experience. Enjoy rare entry to the elusive Mokulua Islands, frequently photographed but reserved for a privileged few due to limited permit access. Brace yourself for an exhilarating expedition that combines the thrill of kayaking with captivating snorkeling, a delectable lunch, and hassle-free parking. This tour is recommended for fit and adventurous kayakers who want to see all of what Kailua has to offer including the sea-bird sanctuaries and Lanikai’s picturesque white-sand beach.

What to Expect

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. With a limited number of permits, we are honored to share this exclusive privilege with a select group of lucky guests. Prepare to be captivated by the Mokulua Islands' natural allure and immerse yourself in their untouched beauty.

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.

We then push off the beautiful Kailua Beach and begin our 45 minute paddle to Moku Nui, the larger of the two twin Mokulua Islands.

Once we reach the island we begin nature walks around the island to various tide pools. Our experienced guides will lead the way, unveiling the hidden treasures and intriguing tales that weave through these extraordinary islands. With their expertise, your journey will be enriched as you delve deeper into the wonders of this remarkable sanctuary. During our walk we often encounter wildlife such as native ground nesting shearwater birds, Hawaiian Monk Seals, and Green Sea Turtles.

Next, enjoy an hour of free time where you will be served a local deli style lunch, have an opportunity to swim, and use the complimentary snorkel gear provided. When snorkeling, dive into an underwater paradise as you snorkel amidst the vibrant live coral reef within Kailua's famed turtle feeding grounds. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors, the graceful dance of marine life, and the breathtaking serenity of this tropical haven.

Don't miss your chance to paddle to the iconic Mokulua Island bird sanctuaries. Reserve your spot today and embrace the adventure that awaits. This is your opportunity to experience Kailua like never before and create memories that will forever be etched in your heart. Immerse yourself in the magic of this tropical paradise, where natural splendor meets exclusivity.


  • All Kayaking Gear (Life jackets, paddles, drybags, island landing permits)
  • Lunch including fresh turkey sandwiches, drinks and snacks (vegetarian, vegan & gluten free available upon request)
  • Use of snorkeling gear
  • Free Beach Parking
  • Secure locker at our shop for your valuables


  • All participants must be able to swim.
  • Kayaking is a physical activity that requires a moderate level of fitness.
  • Kayaks must also be transported via cart to the beach (5-10 min walk).
  • Minimum Age 13 to join our group tours. Under 13 can join a private-group tour.
  • Ages 13-16 must ride in a double kayak with a parent or guardian.
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


5 hours


130 Kailua Road. Suite 101B, Kailua, Hawaii, 96734

Cancellation Policy

  • There is a $25 rescheduling fee per-person if the activity is rescheduled after 12:00 PM the day preceding the activity date.
  • There is no charge for one-day prior cancellation as long as it is canceled before 12:00 PM the day preceding the activity date.
  • There is a cancellation fee of one hundred percent (100%), if cancelled after 12:00 PM the day preceding the activity date.
  • No shows will be billed at 100 percent (100%) net rate.
  • In the event that we must cancel a tour, we will try to reschedule customers the following day at their convenience. If we are unable to accommodate a reschedule, customers are entitled to a one- hundred-percent (100%) refund.
  • Groups consisting of 14 participants or more and/or customized activity packages require 7 days notice of cancellation to avoid a 50% charge and may incur additional fees based upon arrangements.