ALOHA! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING:
KANE’OHE BAY IS THE OCEAN. FORTUNATELY IT IS THE FLATTEST, CALMEST, SAFEST BODY OF WATER ON OAHU, AND IT IS NOT EXPOSED TO OPEN OCEAN SWELL OR WAVES, BUT IT IS STILL THE OCEAN. WIND, RAIN, AND TIDE MAY AFFECT YOUR EXPERIENCE AND YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO THE DAY’S WEATHER AND OCEAN CONDITIONS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF THE CONDITIONS BEFORE YOU DEPART.
WE HAVE STANDARDIZED CUTOFFS FOR CANCELING DUE TO WEATHER, BUT WE OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE AS LONG AS THE CONDITIONS MEET OUR CRITERIA. WE DO NOT CANCEL BECAUSE OF RAIN. KAYAKING IN THE OCEAN REQUIRES YOU TO GET WET. WE DO NOT REFUND ON THE DAY OF UNLESS THE WEATHER OR OCEAN CONDITIONS MEET OUR CRITERIA FOR CANCELING. DAY-BEFORE AND DAY-OF CANCELATIONS ARE NONREFUNDABLE UNLESS WE CANCEL.
THERE IS ALSO NO GUARANTEE OF MAKING IT TO ONE PARTICULAR DESTINATION OR ANOTHER. KANE’OHE BAY IS A LARGE BAY. FEASIBLE PADDLING DISTANCES VARY BY CONDITIONS AND PERSONAL ABILITY LEVEL. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEREVER YOU TRY TO GO YOU ARE ABLE TO PADDLE THERE AND BACK TO OUR LOCATION UNDER YOUR OWN POWER. DO NOT EXCEED YOUR ABILITY LEVEL.
WE OPEN AT 8:00AM DAILY. CHECK IN ANY TIME YOU LIKE FROM 8:00AM ON. HALF-DAY RENTALS CHECKING IN BEFORE NOON WILL HAVE 4 HOURS FROM DEPARTURE TIME. FULL DAY RENTALS AND HALF DAY RENTALS AFTER 12:00PM MUST BE BACK ON LAND AT OUR LOCATION BY 4:00PM.
* PLEASE NOTE WHEN BOOKING THAT OUR RENTALS ARE PER KAYAK, NOT PER PERSON. A TANDEM KAYAK IS FOR TWO PEOPLE. ONE TANDEM KAYAK MAY BE SUITABLE FOR TWO ADULTS AND ONE CHILD, BUT NOT FOR THREE ADULTS. SINGLE KAYAKS CAN ONLY HOLD ONE PERSON. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE RESERVING THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT AND CALL US TO CONFIRM IF YOU ARE UNCERTAIN. WE CANNOT REFUND ON THE DAY OF FOR RESERVED EQUIPMENT THAT TURNS OUT TO BE UNNECESSARY.
Kane’ohe Bay is protected from open ocean swell and current by Oahu’s only barrier reef, which makes it perfect for paddlers of all ages and ability levels! This barrier reef has allowed marine life to flourish and as a result, Kane’ohe Bay contains some of the most stunning snorkeling that you can experience on the Hawaiian Islands!
Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm. All rentals must be returned no later than 4:00pm.
Closed on Sundays and Federal Holidays.
No infants. Ages 3+. All participants must be able to fit in at least a 30-50 pound life jacket.
Basic swimming ability required.
Our tandem kayaks have a weight limit of 500 pounds. If either paddler exceeds 250 pounds, it is not recommended to go in a tandem kayak with another person, even if the combined weight does not exceed the weight limit. For paddlers of 250 pounds and above, it is recommended to use a kayak set up for solo paddler configuration.
Although Kane’ohe Bay is the flattest, safest, most protected bay on Oahu, the level of difficulty and challenge here can vary, mainly based on local wind conditions. The direction and strength of the wind on any given day will determine the experience, skill, and comfort level needed to reach different destinations. Check with our staff and know before you go!