4 Different Hawaii Islands – 4 Kayaking Adventures


1 ) Oahu – Lanikai Kayaking To The Twin Islands

Paddling to offshore islands is popular on Oahu. The most well known of these destinations are the pyramid-shaped Mokulua islets off Lanikai Beach. The twin islets have small beaches on the leeward shores—a white sand beach on the larger island and a pebble beach on the smaller one. The setting is one of the most beautiful in all Hawaii.

2 ) Kauai – Na Pali Coast Kayaking

Kauai is also notable for its ocean kayaking, especially the tours along the spectacular Na Pali Coast. These trips are usually reserved for the summertime, when the northern ocean swells and surf have subsided.

3 ) Big Island – Kayaking Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay on the Big island’s Kona side is a favorite kayaking spot. Paddle about a mile straight across the bay to the Captain Cook monument. Dolphins are often seen in the bay.

4 ) Maui – Honolua Bay Kayak & Snorkeling

Explore the waters off Kapalua and make a stop at Honolua Bay’s marine preserve for some snorkeling. Best time to go is during the summer when the waves are not as big. With recent reef clean-up efforts by Surfrider and Trilogy Excursions, this area is pristine.


Tip: If you choose to ocean kayak in Hawaii, be aware of current ocean conditions & forecasts. Guided kayak tours are always recommended.