Great for all ages and experience levels, this guided kayak and snorkel eco-adventure will journey to either Coconut Island (aka Gilligan's Island) or one of Kane'ohe Bay's amazing, pristine patch reefs where you'll snorkel among the healthiest coral reef on Oahu. 6 hour total activity time includes pickup and drop off time, 3 hours on the water kayaking and snorkeling, and our famous BBQ lunch which will be ready for you when you return to shore at He'eia State Park. Experience the protected waters of Kane'ohe Bay, and the best kayaking and snorkeling on Oahu led by professionally trained, lifeguard certified guides. This activity is not-for-profit, and proceeds benefit He'eia State Park and Kama'aina Kids! Basic English speaking ability required for safety purposes.
Upon pickup from select Waikiki hotels, you’re transferred to He'eia State Park, located on the windward coast of Oahu. At the remote cliffside peninsula of Kaneohe Bay, you’re outfitted with a lifejacket, snorkeling gear and a waterproof dry bag for your belongings.
In a small, intimate group (16 person max capacity) your professionally trained kayak guide provides a comprehensive safety and educational briefing and paddling lesson on the waterfront. Once your guides help you into your kayak and attach it to the escort boat, everyone is towed for the first few minutes into the bay to ensure plenty of time at the snorkeling site.
Paddle to Coconut Island (aka Gilligan's Island) or one of the bay's remote and pristine patch reefs as your snorkeling destination (whichever will provide better snorkeling conditions for the day. Along the way, observe Kane'ohe Bay and its unique reefs, majestic views of the Ko'olau mountain range in the backdrop, and keep your eyes peeled for marine life you may encounter. Upon reaching the snorkeling site, your guides will provide a snack and drink, and get you ready to snorkel among the healthiest living coral reef on Oahu. Keep an eye out for a variety of tropical reef fish, Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, and many other wonderful creatures that call the reef their home. If you're really lucky, you might even see a Manta Ray or Spotted Eagle Ray!
After snorkeling and refueling with granola bars, juice and water provided at the snorkeling site, it’s time for the return trip across Kane'ohe Bay to He'eia State Park. Take advantage of the escort boat if you’re tired and prefer to hook up for a ride.
Arriving back on land after the 3-hour tour, make use of the changing rooms and outdoor shower facilities. Then dig into a barbecue picnic lunch served buffet-style from the grill on the waterfront. Enjoy barbecued chicken and pork ribs with corn on the cob, white rice, salad greens and fresh pineapple, washed down with nonalcoholic beverages before the return trip to Waikiki and drop-off at your hotel.
Note: This 6-hour total activity time includes 3 hours on the water for the eco-tour, 1 hour on land for lunch, and round-trip transportation time.
This tour is an English speaking guided tour. Basic English speaking ability is required for safety purposes.