Your fun-filled adventure begins when we pick you up from your hotel in Waikiki, between 7:30 and 8:30 AM or check into our shop between 8.00 and 8:30 AM if you have your own transportation. Here you will meet your kayak guide, who is Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid certified. After a brief introduction you will be outfitted with all of the necessary gear for the trip including life-jackets (PFD’s), lunchboxes with food, dry bags, and snorkel gear. After a thorough briefing of the area and some basic instruction on how to kayak, it’s time to get to the beach. All the kayaks and paddles are already loaded up so a short drive to the beach is all that’s left.
Upon arrival, kayakers will bring their kayaks over to the water where our expert guides will help you launch safely and securely. After everyone is in the water it’s time to set out for the Mokulua Island / Popoi’a Island sea-bird sanctuaries, which is about a one hour paddle (Popoi’a Island 20 minutes paddle) through beautiful blue waters surrounded by the serene natural beauty of Hawaii. Upon landing on the islands peaceful beach, the group will begin their discovery of this pristine protected island through the professional supervision of the guide.
The agenda includes lunch on the island while facing the famous Lanikai / Kailua beach and learning about the majestic history of the wildlife, marine life, and formation of the land. Afterwards, you’re free to go snorkeling, often being joined by Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles which are frequently seen here or take a short hike around the back to visit a hidden tide pool (known as Queen’s Bath) on Moku Nui. On many days kaykers may get to witness the Hawaiian Monk Seal basking on shore or take a trip to a secret cove where they can snorkel or cliff jump! If conditions permit guests will have a chance to kayak surf the waves under the instruction of the guide.
After everyone has had their fun on the island it’s time to launch again. On days when snorkeling conditions on Moku Nui / Popoi’a Island are not optimal, we take a quick paddle across to Lanikai to enjoy the beach and snorkel there as well. By this point it will already have been a few hours of fun and adventure and be time to head back to the shop. A short paddle with the wind at our back will land us back at Kailua Beach and heading back to our shop around 2:30 PM. You will be on your way by 3:00 PM, or our driver will have you back to your hotel by around 3:45 PM.