Kaneohe Bay on Oahu’s windward coast is home to the island’s only barrier reef, making it the perfect place for kayakers of all skill levels.

Paddle and snorkel at beautiful Kaneohe Bay and experience the bay’s diverse sea life on your own with a two-person, Malibu open-face kayak. Snorkel sites you can explore include Coconut Island (made popular in the TV show Gilligan’s Island), Sunken Island (otherwise known as the Kaneohe sandbar), Key Hole and numerous patch reefs.

Tour Highlights

  • Self-guided kayak tour in Kaneohe Bay
  • Multiple paddling and snorkeling options in the bay, including the sandbar and countless reef systems
  • Chance to see a variety of marine life, including tropical fish and turtles

Tour Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki
  • Kayak, back rests, life jacket, waterproof dry bag, reef anchor and snorkel gear
  • Paddling orientation and safety briefing
  • Kaneohe Bay map
  • Freshwater showers and changing rooms
  • Hawaiian BBQ lunch (vegetarian options available) – served on land at 12:15 pm

Special Instructions

Where and When:
Tour time: 9 am to 1 pm
If you’re driving out yourself, check in at 8:45 am at Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures, 46-465 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744 
USING A GPS: Enter Heʻeia State Park in the GPS.

Complimentary roundtrip transportation from Waikiki is available. Pick-up from Waikiki hotels is between 7:30 am and 8:00 am depending on your hotel. If you request roundtrip transportation, the exact hotel pick-up time and location will be emailed to you.


Participants must be at least 3 years old. No infants.

Special Notes:
In 2010, Kama’aina Kids, a local non-profit organization was granted a 25 year lease of He’eia State Park, an 18 acre waterfront peninsula in Kaneohe Bay. In turn, Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures was created to operate through the state park offering educational eco-adventures. 100% of the proceeds benefit Kama’aina Kids and the beautification and restoration of He’eia State Park.

Operation Days:
Monday – Saturday

4 hours (3 hours on the water + 1 hour lunch)

All kayak, safety and snorkel gear is provided.