Holokai Kayak & Snorkel Adventures

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We are proud to be Oahu’s premier eco-friendly action water sports outfitter as 100% of our proceeds directly benefit Kama’aina Kids and He’eia State Park. Without people like you this would not be possible. By joining us on one of our adventures you directly help in improving our breathtaking state park and our educational eco-adventures. Our youth programs send a huge Mahalo for including us in your Hawaiian adventure.

Address

46-465 Kamehameha Hwy., He’eia State Park, Kaneohe, HI


Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am–4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am–4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am–4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am–4:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Holokai Kayak & Snorkel Adventure

Kayak on beautiful Kaneohe Bay located on the windward coast of Oahu. Kaneohe Bay is home to Oahu’s only barrier reef. Enjoy an instructional eco-tour with Kamaaina Kids’ friendly staff of certified instructors. Experience the magnificence of Kaneohe Bay’s pristine waters and diverse sea life with the Bay’s one and only kayak eco-tour.

The three hour tour will journey to Coconut Island, home of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (and where the television show, Gilligan’s Island, was filmed). Along the way explore and snorkel at various patch reefs and observe sea turtles, rays, and tropical fish in their natural habitat. Your instructor will point out cultural sites, such as the traditional Hawaiian fish pond at He’eia, and will also explain some of the challenges facing the ecosystem of the Bay.

The protected waters of the Kaneohe Bay make it a perfect place for kayakers of all skill levels. This hands-on approach makes it a safe and exciting experience for all ages.

Monday–Saturday at 9am
1-14
4 hours

What’s Included

– Transportation to and from Waikiki
– Kayak, safety, and snorkel gear
– Escort safety boat with a professionally certified ocean kayak guide
– Snacks and drinks
– Hawaiian BBQ lunch (vegetarian options available)

Activity Specifics:
– All Participant briefing of Kane’ohe Bay, surrounding area, and local marine life
– Kayak and safety gear briefing
– Kayak tow halfway to Coconut Island (Gilligan’s Island)
– Kayaks paddle to Coconut and Land on the Island
– Snorkel site, safety and marine-life briefing
– Coconut Island history briefing
– 45 minute snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles, fish, live coral, and sea cucumbers
– Downwind paddle back to He’eia State Park (Safety boat can tow those who wish to sit back and enjoy the beautiful views rather than paddle)
– Fresh-water showers and changing rooms

Restrictions:
No Infants. Ages 5+. All participants must be able to fit into at least a 30-50 pound life jacket

 

 

 

Holokai Hobie Catamaran Adventure Sailing Tour

Come sail breathtaking Kaneohe Bay on a 18-foot Hobie Getaway Catamaran. We cherish the opportunity to cultivate a memorable experience cruising Kaneohe Bay’s pristine waters while observing the diverse marine life! After a safety and sailing orientation given by our highly skilled and certified instructors your adventure begins at water’s edge. Our catamarans are constructed out of plastic for safety, featuring fore/aft trampolines inlcuding benches for added comfort, and coolers sunk into either pontoon. Your certified instructor can teach you sailing basics and give you a chance to feel the power of the sailing catamaran for yourself if so desired, otherwise relax, soak in the sun and enjoy the view!

The 3 hour adventure begins at Heeia State Park where the participants will have time to learn the basics of sailing and boat rigging. Our Adventure is extremely personal; instructor to participant ratio is never more than 6:1 to make sure we offer the best possible experience while keeping everyone as safe as possible. The Catamaran Sailing Charter is the most Personal sailing adventure you will find on Oahu. We look forward to sharing our Paradise on Oahu, Kaneohe Bay!

Kaneohe Bay is protected by Oahu’s only Barrier Reef which makes it a perfect place for sailors and paddlers of all skill levels and sizes!

Monday–Saturday at 9am
1-4
4 hours

What’s Included

– Transportation to and from Waikiki
– Hobie catamaran, safety, and snorkel gear
– Professionally certified ocean sailing guide
snacks and drinks
– Hawaiian BBQ lunch (vegetarian options available)

Sailing Sites:
– Coconut Island or “Gilligan’s Island”
– Pa’e Pa’e o He’eia Fishpond
– The Sandbar! (sunken island)
– Baracuda Alley
– Chinamen’s Hat
– Papio Palace

Activity Specifics:
– Semi-private adventure (call for private adventure inquiries)
– Kane’ohe Bay is one of the world’s premier sailing locations
– No sailing experience necessary
– All participant briefing of Kane’ohe Bay, surrounding area, and local marine life
Catamaran, and safety gear briefing
– Sail to the famous Sandbar (sunken island), and various reef systems
– Snorkel site, safety and marine-life briefing
– 45 minute snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles, fish, live coral, and sea cucumbers
– Fresh-water showers and changing rooms

Restrictions:
No infants. Ages 5+. 1000lb boat maximum

 

 

Self Guided Kayak and Snorkel Discovery

Paddle and Snorkel beautiful Kaneohe Bay with our two-person, Malibu open-face kayak, or a C4 Stand-Up Paddle Board and experience the magnificence of Kaneohe Bay’s pristine waters and diverse sea life on your own ADVENTURE! Our self-guided paddle board or kayak adventure is truly unique adventure. Our guests are provided a safety brief on Kaneohe Bay, a detailed map on where to venture, and a paddling orientation given by our trained and certified instructors. Our kayaks, and Paddle Boards are located right at the water’s edge! The Bay offers amazing snorkeling and paddling; take advantage of the ONLY water-front paddle adventure in Kaneohe Bay!
Kaneohe Bay is protected by Oahu’s only Barrier Reef which makes it a perfect place for sailors of all skill levels and sizes!

Monday–Saturday at 9am

1-14
4 hours

What’s Included

– Transportation to and from Waikiki
– Kayak, back rests, life jackets, waterproof dry bag, reef anchor, and snorkel gear
– Kane’ohe Bay map
– Hawaiian BBQ lunch (vegetarian options available)

Snorkel Sites include:
– Coconut Island or “Gilligan’s Island
– Sunken Island otherwise known as the kaneohe SANDBAR!
– Key Hole
– Numerous Patch Reef’s
– Sunken City

Activity specifics:
– Kayak, and marine-life briefing
– Kane’ohe Bay and snorkel site briefing
– Multiple paddling/snorkeling options in Kane’ohe bay including the Sandbar, and countless reef systems
– Fresh-water showers, and changing rooms

Restrictions:
Ages 3+, no infants

Kayak or Snorkel & Restore the Ecosystem

The day begins with an educational briefing, explanation of tasks and the gardening tools you’ll be using, and a brief history of the area. Then you’ll help restore beautiful He’eia State Park for about 2 hours by reforesting native Hawaiian plants while removing invasives.

After lunch, you be free to paddle & snorkel pristine Kaneohe Bay with our one or two-person Malibu open-face kayaks, or C4 Stand-Up Paddle Board. Experience diverse sea life on your own self guided adventure with all watercraft located right on the shoreline.

All guests are provided a safety briefing, detailed map on where to venture including Gilligan’s Island (aka Coconut Island), and a paddling orientation given by certified instructors of Holokai Adventures.

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday at 9am

1-20
7 hours

What’s Included

– Help restore the park for 2 hours
– Lunch BBQ is included (veggie options available)
– Self guided Kayaking/Snorkeling Adventure in Kaneohe Bay
– Kayaks include backrest, anchors, life jacket, and paddles
– Snorkel Equipment & Dry Bag is included
– All proceeds go to the nonprofit organizations: Kama’aina Kids and travel2change
– Kaneohe Bay is protected by Oahu’s only Barrier Reef, perfect all skill levels including beginners
– Sites include: Coconut Island (aka Gilligan’s Island), Kaneohe Sandbar, Key Hole, Patch Reef’s and Sunken City
– All guides are American Canoe Association Certified
– Holokai Adventures is a certified sustainable eco-tour operator recognized by the Hawaii EcoTourism Association

What To Bring:
– Wear items that can get wet and dirty, muddy and stained
– Drinking water (reusable hydration bottle)
– Swimming attire
– Change of clothes
– Sunscreen
– Towel

Requirements:
– 2 hours of physical work: weeding, clipping, digging, and planting in He’eia State Park, which includes a Hawaiian Lo’i – wet and muddy marsh.
– Invasive plants will then be carried to a collection location

Meeting Location: Holokai Kayak & Snorkel Adventure, 46-465 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, 96744

Transportation is NOT provided (public transport is very limited and not recommended). Use of private transport operators such as Uber/Lyft, etc is easiest

Description: From Waikiki, Bus #55 departs Ala Moana at approximately 8 am and will stop at He’eia State Park. This option is Not recommended as service is infrequent, very limited and unreliable. Check TheBus or Google Maps for current schedules. Car rental or other private transport options such as Lyft/Uber or other private service are easiest).