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Mokolua Islands, Hawaii

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Oahu: Authentic Hawaiian Sailing Adventure to Mokuluas

1. Oahu: Authentic Hawaiian Sailing Adventure to Mokuluas

Sail Kailua with local watermen on the wa’a (canoe) while learning about its history and cultural significance to Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures. You will be given the opportunity to explore the ecosystem as you discover the coral reefs of Kailua with honu and other native species of fish. Enjoy the views of the Ko’olau range surrounding us as your guides tell the mo’olelo (stories) of various Ahupua’a (land divisions) that make up Kailua and the Ka Iwi coastline. Watch as the indigenous seabirds such as ‘Iwa (Great Frigate) and ‘Ua‘u kani (Wedge-tail Shearwter) fly close by. On Mokulua Nui, hike to the Queen’s Bath for a truly spectacular view. Back on the beach, taste some local treats, relax, and simply take in the serenity of the isolated beach.

Kailua: Guided Kayak Tour to the Mokolua Islands with Lunch

2. Kailua: Guided Kayak Tour to the Mokolua Islands with Lunch

Glide through the calm reef-protected waters of Kailua Bay with a naturalist guide on this tour from Kailua Beach. Learn about Hawaii's marine life, geology, and history. Snorkel in secret coves to see tropical fish, coral, and green sea turtles.  Meet at the activity supplier's office and use the provided straps and soft pads to load the kayak onto your car for the drive to the beach. Unload the kayak and set off on your kayaking adventure. Follow your guide from world-famous Kailua Beach along the coast. Paddle through the calm bay with a sit-on-top kayak, encounter endangered sea birds that are close enough to touch at Popoia island before snorkeling with the provided gear in a secret cove and taking a dip in natural tide pools. Stop along the way for a packed lunch on a beach. Keep your eyes peeled for one of Hawaii's most important residents, the Hawaiian green sea turtle. Listen as your local guide shares stories and thought-provoking information about Hawaii. Land on the sands of Lanikai beach to snorkeling in a world-class coral garden. Have the option to learn how to catch a few waves on your kayak. Return to Kailua beach and load the kayak back onto your car to drive it back to the activity provider's office. 

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What people are saying about Mokolua Islands, Hawaii

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 16 reviews

We had an amazing time sailing. Our captains, John & Toby, were a wealth of information about the history/cultural significance of “the Mokes”. This activity included a bit of everything…beach time, wildlife (monk seal, birds & crabs), paddling, sailing, hiking and playing in the waves. The wa’a (canoe) was very stable and none of us felt in danger, even with the wind and big waves. Paddling the canoe was easier than we thought. We did get wet, but our stuff didn’t! They supplied quality dry bags for our items. Once at the island, we hiked up to Queens Bath. Even though John and Toby hiked up barefoot, you’re going to need no slip shoes of some sort. It’s very rocky, but easy if you follow the guides. I have double knee replacements and didn’t have a bit of trouble. It has an amazing view and well worth it! Not once did we feel rushed and were so relaxed the entire time. It was a great way to end our vacation. This was by far my 13-year daughter’s favorite activity.

This experience is a must! If you do one guided adventure on your next trip to Oahu, this is it. Spent the relaxing wind propelled time counting sea turtles - 6. Seeing Hawaiian monk seals was a special treat. The guides express not only a knowledge of the island but a true passion for what they do.

Great activity, very friendly guide. And the island just WoW everything is . I recommend it to everyone. Extraordinary experience

Most fun time we had on Oahu. You won’t find more charming company than the guides on this tour.

It was fun. Don’t forget to wear non slippery shoes.