Kayaking on Oahu is a good way to leave the world and stress behind. Before you know it you will be concentrating on the rhythm of the paddles dipping in and out of the water. One of Kayaking on Oahu is a good way to leave the world and stress behind. Before you know it you will be concentrating on the rhythm of the paddles dipping in and out of the water. One of the best places, if not the best place to kayak on Oahu is Lanikai Beach in Kailua. This should be at the top of your list of places to visit. Lanikai Beach is within paddling distance of the Mokulua Islands, which are bird sanctuaries. These islands are more commonly know as the twin islands (or “mokes” by the locals). The shorelines of these islands frequently reveal green sea turtles and a host of intriguing seabirds including wedge-tailed shearwaters, brown boobies and more. This is a very pleasurable trip and not too strenuous for the beginner. Many people picnic and snorkel around the islands before returning back. Single and Double kayaks are available right on the beach. Kayaking in Oahu is true Paradise.
Kayaks and even skilled guides are available. Most kayak activity providers offer beginner lessons, affordable kayaks and soft vehicle racks to carry kayaks wherever you want to launch. Several will send professional guides with you on an eco-tour adventure that aims to include as many wildlife encounters as possible.
Besides Lanikai Beach some of the other great kayaking spots around the island are:
The river in Waimea Valley
Kualoa Beach Park
Waimanalo Beach Park
Haleiwa Beach in the summer
Hawaii Adventure Sports Kailua Kayaking Tour
A special attraction at Haleiwa is the transparent kayak that allows you to view the sea life under you unobstructed.
Kayaks are also conveniently available at many places on the beach in Waikiki
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