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Join Active Oahu Tours on this unforgettable 3 hour guided kayak tour to Popoi’a Island. You’ll enjoy looking for marine life like Sea Turtles & colorful fish on a quick 30 minute paddle to Popoi’a Island where you’ll get to explore the island by foot and even snorkel! Don’t forget to take in the amazing views of Kailua Bay and Kailua Beach on your way back. This tour is great for all experience levels!

Adult Ages 12+
Child Ages 8-12
Kama'aina or Military
  • Beginner & Expert Kayakers
  • Kailua Bay & Kailua Beach
  • Popoi’a Island Bird Sanctuary

Popoia Island & Kailua Bay Half Day Guided Kayak Tour

Kayak in the crystal clear waters of Kailua Bay with one of their experienced guides and visit one of Oahu’s smallest offshore islands. It’s only a half-hour paddle away! On the tour, you may spot sea turtles and colorful fish from your kayak or while on Popoi’a Island (also known as Flat Island).

Experience great views of Kailua Bay and Kailua Beach. You will kayak to the Popoi’a island bird sanctuary and then explore the perimeter on foot. This Kailua kayak tour is great for beginners and for those with Children 8 years and older.

Activity Overview

Kick off your day at the activity hub:

  • You’ll arrive 1 hour before the start of the guided tour to transport the equipment easily from the meeting place (134B Hamakua Dr., Kailua, HI, 96734) to Kailua Beach using special foam pads and straps for your car. They’ll help you load your kayak onto your car with provided gear, so you can focus on the excitement.
  • Then you will learn insider tips on parking, safe ocean access, and kayaking techniques.
  • The Tandem Kayaks fit one or two people and include life vests, seat backs, and paddles.

Hit the water:

  • Paddle paradise: Embark on a scenic kayaking journey through Kailua Bay, exploring the hidden gem of Popioa Island. You’ll also discover the fascinating nature and cultural significance of Kailua Bay.
  • Unwind and refuel: Return to the shop for a delicious and refreshing meal, followed by a classic Hawaiian treat – shave ice!

Included In Your Tour

  • Experienced guide
  • Optional snorkeling
  • Nature walk around Flat Island (Popoia Island)
  • Observe sea turtles and monk seals in their natural habitat
  • Lunch and Shave Ice included

How To Prepare

  • Arrive 1 hour before tour starts, 134B Hamakua Dr., Kailua, HI, 96734.
  • Be prepared to walk your kayak to the beach
  • 4 Door vehicle required

What to Bring

  • Wear a swimsuit
  • Bring shoes or hiking sandals for the walk around the bird sanctuary
  • Sunscreen that is safe for the reef
  • Change of clothes, towel
  • Leave valuables at home