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Private Tours

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Choose between a Private Guided Tour or an Exclusive Guided Tour. That’s all what you have to do!

Your unforgettable day begins bright and early in the morning when our friendly, dedicated staff will come pick you up right in Waikiki! We’ll bring you to our shop at world famous Kailua Town where we will show you around the area and get you ready for your delightful day!

Our Private Guided Tours are perfect for those wanting something a little more special.

Whether it be an intimate surprise engagement, an unforgettable birthday celebration, or just a day that’s dedicated for the enjoyment of yourself with family and friends. Both Private Tours to Popoi’a Island or to the Mokulua Islands can be customized to your specific wants and needs.

Our Exclusive Guided Tours are guided by Bob Twogood himself.

Bob is a National Champion kayak racer. His love for kayaks and surf skis has led him to build surf skis that has won 14 World Championship races in 20 years – more than any other surf ski builder in the world!

With the exclusive tours led by Bob Twogood you are able to choose almost any kayaking destination on this island that you would like to go to. From the world famous North Shore area all the way to the world famous Lanikai Beach or anywhere in between, where your heart desires Bob can take you there! Some destinations require a permit, so feel free to visit our Exclusive Guided Tour website for detailed information.

And guess what: You are also offered a local gourmet wrap from the popular Kono’s restaurant for lunch on our Exclusive Guided Tours!


The Itinerary for the Guided Group Tours and the Private Guided Kayak Tour is pretty much the same BUT ON OUR PRIVATE TOUR YOU AND YOUR PARTY WILL GET YOUR OWN GUIDE TO FULFILL ALL YOUR PRIVATE WISHES.

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 (on our Exclusive Tour you could chose between several delicious Local Kono’s Sandwiches), 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, you will bring your kayaks over to the water where our expert guide will help you launch safely and securely. Now it’s time to set out for the Mokulua Island sea-bird sanctuaries, which is about a one hour paddle through beautiful blue waters surrounded by the serene natural beauty of Hawaii. Upon landing on the islands peaceful beach, you will begin your 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 you 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 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.

For more information please click Private Guided Tour.

To book your Private Guided Kayak Tour now please contact us via phone 808-262-5656 or send us an email to [email protected]

ON OUR EXCLUSIVE GUIDED KAYAK TOUR you will choose the area of your tour from several possibilities that offer the Crème De la Crème of kayaking on Oahu. You may choose to paddle up a meandering river through a Tropical Rain Forest, or paddle alongside 400 foot sea Cliffs and explore intimate little coves that people don’t often get to visit, or maybe an excursion to a mammoth sea-cave that you’ll paddle deep inside, or along a coastline of long beautiful white sandy beaches and exotic little tropical islands where you and your guide will be the only humans in sight.

These tours are conducted and led by Bob Twogood, President and owner of Twogood Kayaks Hawaii, Inc.
Bob is a kayaking legend in Hawaii for more than 35 years and a former National Champion Kayak racer. Together with his Hua Iki Paddling Club members, Bob Twogood has also circumnavigated the Island of Oahu over 20 times while leading his groups. So he knows every bit of coastline, reef and channel intimately. There is no one in Hawaii who has more experience in leading groups on kayak excursions along Oahu’s coastline than Bob Twogood.

If you select this Exclusive Guided Kayak Tour, you’ll discuss with Bob which area of Oahu you’d like to paddle in, partly based upon the time of the year, weather and surf conditions, and the scenery you’d like to see.

Once you’ve made your selection of location and date, we’ll provide transportation to and from the kayak excursion where you’ll create the memories of a lifetime!

Included: All kayak equipment, transportation, local lunch and an experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Price: To be determined by your choice of tour itineraries. Tour times vary depending on location and desires of client.

For complete information, and to arrange an experience that your friends will envy, please click Exclusive Guided Tour.

To book your Exclusive Guided Kayak Tour now please contact us via phone
808-262-5656 or send us an email to [email protected]

Mahalo Nui Loa,


Some Examples what we could do on YOUR EXCLUSIVE GUIDED KAYAK TOUR

1. SEA CAVE TOUR !!!
8 miles round trip

Approximate paddling time: 2-4 hours round trip (depending on weather and paddlers fitness/ability)

Approximate duration: 3-5 hours round trip (depending on weather and how much time you would like to spend exploring the area)

This kayak tour starts with a paddle out the mouth of a placid river which exits into the ocean. Once on the sea, it’s a 4 mile paddle past giant sea cliffs to the Sea Cave located on a pair of Islands. The cave opening is approx. 25 feet high and after you get into the cave, it opens up into a cathedral like domed ceiling that is approximately 50 feet high. Total length of the cave from entry to end is approximately 50 yards with a bit of a curve to it so from ½ way back to the end it is pitch black with very loud whooshing water noises from the various pockets and small tubes in the rock which water and air are being forced through as each wave rises and falls within the cave.

It really is an outstandingly cool place to kayak to! When water and weather conditions are good, snorkeling in the area is outstanding with crystal clear waters and depth from 15 ft. inside the cave to approximately 50 ft. in the grotto outside the cave. The snorkeling area has small caves, sandy areas and many types of tropical fish to enjoy viewing.

After a delicious lunch on the Islands (waves permitting), it’s time for the return trip all the while enjoying the spectacular scenery offered by the windward coast and Koolau Mountains.

The length of this trip is 4 miles to the cave and 4 miles to return. This distance takes most beginner paddlers approximately 1 to 1.5 hours each way, and you can enjoy the cave area, snorkeling, and lunch at your leisure.

This Kayak Tour was created specifically for those who enjoy being outdoors in our exotic and tropical ocean environment and want to experience areas on Oahu that visitors nearly never get to see.

2. Sea Cliffs & Secluded Cove Tour
8.5 miles

Approximate paddling time: 2-3.5 hours (depending on weather and paddlers fitness/ability)

Approximate duration: 3-4.5 hours (depending on weather and how much time you would like to spend exploring the area)

This tour starts on the Southeast corner or our island, around a 2 mile length of 400 ft. sea cliffs which have a secluded cove at the end, where we’ll pull in take a break and enjoy lunch and a bit of snorkeling. We’ll then paddle along the southern coastline with several pocket coves and a unique geological feature called “Toilet Bowl” a large Jacuzzi size pool in which the waves flush you up and down as though in a toilet bowl. After the toilet bowl, we continue around KOKO Crater, through a small sea cave – surf permitting – and will finish up on the south west corner of the island.

3. Secluded Islands Tour
5 miles round trip

Approximate paddling time: 1.5-2.5 hours round trip (depending on weather and paddlers fitness/ability)

Approximate duration: 2-3.5 hours round trip (depending on weather and how much time you would like to spend exploring the area)

This route begins on the northern end of the East side of Oahu to and travels up a section of reef protected ocean. We then paddle out into the open ocean, around a scenic point, down the coastline and into a bay where we’ll land on a deserted Island with a beautiful crescent shaped shoreline, secluded beaches and a seabird sanctuary. Here, we’ll relax, enjoy a luscious lunch, and snorkel for a while before we head back on the scenic drive to civilization.

Includes:

  • Guided by Bob Twogood, President and owner of Twogood Kayaks Hawaii, Inc.
  • Kayak, Life Jacket and Paddle
  • Snorkel Gear, Seat Backs and Dry Bags
  • Picnic Lunch of Your Choice
  • Free Round Trip Transportation

And don’t forget:
Your Exclusive Guide will be
Bob Twogood, Owner and President of Twogood Kayaks !

To book your Exclusive Guided Kayak Tour now please contact us via phone
808-262-5656
or send an email to
[email protected]


On Your PRIVATE GUIDED KAYAK TOUR you’ll get to experience all there is to offer on this diverse, captivating venture!

A scenic paddle takes you to the Seabird Sanctuary that is the Mokulua Islands. YOUR trained PRIVATE GUIDE will help you discover the island, taking you to a hidden secret cove of Moku Nui, a cliff jumping spot, and for a soak in the Queens tide pools. Frequently visited by Sea Turtles and Monk Seals, the island offers an unparalleled, unique snorkeling or kayak surfing experience!

This paddling tour takes place on calm-reef protected waters of Kailua Bay, Oahu. One of our trained naturalists will guide YOU along this beautiful coastal area to several close offshore islets. Along the way, you will see our most important resident, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. YOUR guide, well-versed in Hawaiian history, marine life, and our island’s geological formations will tell stories and impart thought provoking information about Hawaii that most visitors would love to hear about.

You will be landing your safe and stable sit-on-top kayak on one of the two-world famous beaches (Kailua or Lanikai Beach) for some snorkeling with our tropical fish and turtles. Your guide is also a master paddler and instructor so you will learn the fun and safe way to paddle your kayak. If you choose to, your guide will even teach you how to kayak-surf a few waves.

Includes:

  • PRIVATE GUIDE (nobody else will be in your group)
  • Kayak, Life Jacket and Paddle
  • Snorkel Gear, Seat Backs and Dry Bags
  • Picnic Lunch of Your Choice
  • Free Round Trip Transportation from Waikiki
  • 8am – 3pm Full Day of Adventure!