Explore Hawaii Waters around Oahu on a Kayak Adventure

A photo of someone exploring Hawaii waters on a kayak.Everyone knows the waters that surround Oahu are some of the most beautiful in the world. The beaches near Prince Waikiki are the perfect place to soak in the Hawaii sunshine while enjoying a swim or snorkel in the crystal waters. The waters around the island are also home to a diverse aquatic ecosystem, just waiting for visitors to explore. One of the best ways to discover Oahu’s tropical waters during a Hawaii getaway is on a kayak adventure.

The Top Kayak Rental Shops near Waikiki

Those looking to set off on their own kayak expedition will enjoy the variety of kayak rentals found at local shops throughout Waikiki and the surrounding area.

Hawaii Beach Time will deliver single, double, or triple kayak rentals right to guests’ locations. Waikiki Shore Beach Service offers single and boule kayak rentals at rates comparable to other shops in the area.  Another popular rental service is TwoGood Kayaks, which provides a variety of kayak options, from a single-person kayak to clear kayaks. Those looking to explore east Oahu’s waters should visit Kailua Beach Adventures

A Guide to the Best Kayaking Spots around Oahu

Several of these rental shops offer kayak tours, which is an excellent idea for those looking to be shown popular destinations by knowledgeable locals. For those looking to set off on their own, there are plenty of locations to explore. Keep in mind, low tide is often the safest time to set off on a kayak expedition.

  • Kaneohe Bay: See the marine life and coral reef system that call these waters home. Famous landmarks in this area are Chinaman’s Hat and the Sandbar.
  • Mokulua Islands: Located off Lanikai Beach, these islands, often referred to as “the Twin Islands,” are perfect for those looking for a more extended kayak adventure. Keep an eye out for seabirds as this area is also a state seabird sanctuary. Keep in mind, you can’t go onto the islands.
  • Haleiwa Beach Park: Those exploring the North Shore should visit Haleiwa Beach Park. This is a top spot for turtle sightings, so be sure to have a waterproof camera to capture the majestic animals. 

For more recommendations of where to kayak, ask the knowledgeable staff at a local rental store.

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A photo of someone relaxing in a Hawaii hotel after a kayak adventure. Oahu is an outdoor lover’s paradise, from fantastic kayaking spots to amazing snorkeling adventures to stunning overlooks. Prince Waikiki is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring all the island has to offer. With rooms and suites overlooking the ocean or harbor, guests can start and end their day with tranquil views. Visitors can enhance their stays with special offers and packages, like Suite Dreams, a wellness retreat, and a stay and play package. Call 855-622-7558 or email [email protected] to learn more about this top Honolulu hotel.