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  • 6 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

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.

Highlights
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lunch included
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Round trip transportation to and from Waikiki hotels (if desired)
  • On-site parking at He'eia State Park if driving yourself
  • He'eia State Park facility and venue use
  • Land-based education and instruction
  • BBQ lunch
  • Restroom, shower, changing room, and gear storage facilities
  • Approximately 3 hours on water kayaking and snorkeling in a group setting
  • Lifeguard certified, professionally trained ocean guide
  • Escort boat for safety
  • Snorkeling equipment and all kayaking accessories
  • Snack and drink while on the water
  • Educational eco-tour
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  • Gratuities
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Heʻeia State Park

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Please note:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday; Saturday

What to Expect What to Expect

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.

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

24 Reviews
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Bryan B

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02, September, 2018

This tour was so much fun. The coral reef they took us too was amazing. We had no problems with the masks like we have at other snorkeling tours. Theirs never leaked once. Probably the one of the best tours in Oahu.

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Jason H

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24, April, 2018

Great tour and operators. Their customer service was great. Evening before tour a huge rainstorm washed mud into reefs and they promptly called on morning of trip to either cancel or reschedule due to zero visibility in the water. Glad I rescheduled as we went to a different snorkel spot than planned which was awesome.

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Terry S

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18, March, 2018

Very beautiful location. Kayaking was cool. We saw a ton of fish and 4 sea turtles while snorkeling. Super guides. Loved the entire trip.

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Julie P

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26, January, 2018

This was by far our best adventure. The island, the guudes, ,and the expertise on snorkeling were all top notch. The lunch was FABULOUS! This group is a non profit that sponsors children's programs to learn more about the bay environment and how to protect the marine life.we loved this experience.

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Peter H

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28, December, 2017

Great experience! Tour guides were very personable and informative. BBQ lunch was delicious. Bring a change of clothes for the ride home. Definitely put this tour on your list of things to do.

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Victoria R

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27, December, 2017

The tour guides were amazing and friendly. While I have been kayaking before, this was my and my husband's first times snorkeling. The instructions were brief so we could get to the fun parts as quickly as possible, but they made sure we knew what we were doing before we jumped in. We saw several sea turtles while we were in the water and dozens of species of fish. Easily the most memorable part of our honeymoon.

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Ronald L

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07, November, 2017

Good experience. Get to snorkel on a reef that is not vertical and has lots of things to see. Turtles may be seen swimming or may be resting in the reef. People are very interesting in making the experience better. Kayaking can be a challenge, but they will provide a tow if you run out of arm power. Good for novices to experienced kayakers and snorkelers.

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meadsk

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10, October, 2017

This was a wonderful tour..a good work out in kayak and beautiful snorkeling adventure. Aaron our guide was funny and intelligent about all reef and fish info

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Bev R

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05, October, 2017

Great and relaxing

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Sharon H

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17, September, 2017

Excellent adventure for the novice and experienced. Friendly informative staff. Highly recommend.

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Laura C

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05, September, 2017

Wonderful day experienced, we saw a turtle right on the tow out! Beautiful scenery and the waters were calm and easy to paddle. The snorkelling was in a stunning underwater location and a turtle was spotted resting on the reef. We only wish we could have snorkelled more even though an hour was provided. Zoe and Natalie were excellent guides and a bug Mahalo to them!

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Ty O

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30, August, 2017

The tour itself and our tour guides were great. It was a bit windier and on the kayak back we got really tired. But they had snacks/water so we didn't have bring any, and then a delicious BBQ lunch when we got back.

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Kris R

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04, July, 2017

Fantastic experience, and was gratifying to learn that the tour company is a non-profit that provides programs for island children. My 12-yr old son and I went and loved it. The lunch afterwards was great, and the staff were amazing. Before we left, one of our guides sent us a link to photos she'd taken of us on the trip- for free! Such a nice touch, considering most places you go want to sell you the photos at ridiculous prices. I would do a tour with this provider again, and will recommend it to anyone I know going to Oahu.

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Carolyn D

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22, June, 2017

This was an amazing tour, views were breathtaking. If it got to hard to kayak, you could ride the on the boat, which was nice for us not used to so much hard work. The snacks were good and lunch was delicious. We all loved the snorkelling, and the guides were interesting and fun. One of the highlights of our trip.

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west

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19, June, 2017

Great experience to get out and either learn to snorkel and kayak, or go for a guided adventure experiencing the beautiful underwater world in the area! Great safety precautions and wonderful food! We took many pictures underwater and highly recommend this experience for all levels of kayakers and snorkeling!

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Wanda M

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21, March, 2017

Great tour! Picked up at our hotel in Waikiki. Cory and Kevin were great guides. Very patient with this novice snorkeler. It was such a fun day. The kayaking was easy and I enjoyed the snorkeling. Got to do two things on my list in Hawaii. The lunch provided was very tasty. I enjoyed the entire day. Would recommend the tour and would do it again.

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Elena K

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08, March, 2017

Awesome tour, shallow reef and we saw 7-8 absolutely huge turtles resting on the reef. Never in my life saw such huge ones! Snorkeling gear was great, mask was not leaking, tour guide even was making photoes of us kayaking and emailed them to us during the lunch time that day free of any charge, thank u! Lunch was good too. I will try to do this tour again, really one of the best! For those who r using GoPro underwater- do not forget red filter, water is shallow but very green- blue. Don't hesitate let to book this tour, and there were only 8 people on the tour, 4 kayaks. Nice!

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carmenbramirez

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12, December, 2016

This is a great tour - for all ages and experiences. My father at age 89 thoroughly enjoyed this experience - the waters are just as calm as you see in the photos they provide and the water is crystal clear!

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Jason Charles L

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03, October, 2016

Kaneohe Bay is the number 1 research facility for coral in the world. We took the kayak back and forth totaling about 2.5 miles so it was a great workout and then explored the under water treasures of the coral. The lunch when we came back was great and filling with corn, ribs, salad and chicken. I would go on this tour if you are looking to snorkel and get a nice workout.

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abmaas309

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29, September, 2016

Amazing tour! Our guides Micah and Kevin were fantastic and made the whole experience really fun and upbeat. They helped us find the best areas to snorkel and made sure we had enough snacks and drinks. Our transportation to and from our hotel was on time and made the trip super easy, and the lunch provided was really good! Would definitely go back to take the rest of the family.

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