This tour was a lot of fun and I would recommend it to anyone. The hike up the hill wasn't too hard at all and the views at the top were beautiful. Kayaking over to Chinaman's Hat was fun and you don't need to be a fitness freak to do it. Once again, the views on the island were beautiful and snorking was lots of fun. Lunch was provided, which was delicous!
Gail W United Kingdom
Loved it! I have never been in a Kayak in my life and it was a great start! The hike and snorkeling was also great, saw some great sea turtles and Fish. Our guide Chris was great also! Good day out!
Absolutely fantastic. Dont think if you are middle aged that you cant do this tour. Very informative and exciting. Loved the Kayaking out to Chinamans hat! The tour guide was alot of fun and made the day!
Amazing trip. Our tour guides name was Christian we learned much regarding Secret Island, We hiked, Kyaked, and Snorkled . I highly reccomend them to anyone who travels to Oahu. You will not be sorry.
Joslynn S USA
A great, relaxing trip. The guides were very friendly and accomodating.
Thomas J USA
Good experience. Hike was very light...would have likes to do more. Lunch was half sandwich, chips, soft drink, cookies...not much but enough. Kayaking and snorkeling was great.
James R USA
Had a great time. Guide did a super job of taking us thru a fun filled event. WIll recommend this adventure to anyone who visits Oahu.
We were picked up by Jeremy, our guide for the day. During the ride out, he provided a lot of insight into the local community and some of its issues. Reaching the area for the adventure, we were directed to where the kayaks were kept, while adventure participants who had their own transportation were rounded up. In our group for the day, besides the guides, there were 4 single seat kayaks and 3 dual kayaks. Based on our experience, those folks in the dual kayaks had an easier time paddling. We paddled out to the island in the brochure picture and snorkled and ate lunch there then paddled back. The short hike at the end provided a great view of the island. This was a great trip and my only regret was that we didn't have time to do it again
Had a great time. Enjoyed Very much Terii knowledge and stories.
Only negative, lunch was a half of sandwich.
I do recommend this trip. Our guide Terii was very knowledgeable about the area, the flora and history. We had a lovely short easy hike to the top of a hill to see the spectacular view. Then we took a kayak adventure which was easy and fun. The snokeling was okay but one cannot control the fish. I always felt safe. Our group had 9 people. Our equipment was newer and clean. I must mention that our group had people from 20's to 70's and our guide took care of all of us and was friendly and attentive to all our needs and questions.
Great value and loved the Kayaking experience over to Chinaman's Hat especially.
The tour leader, Jeremy, was outstanding. Kayaking was great. Very short hike to the top of a scenic hill. Very few fish seen snorkeling.
Sally E United Kingdom
Despite what others have said about the hike I thought it was just right. Considering I'm on holidays I don't want to spend all day hiking, the view was great for photos. The kayak was really good. We felt really safe at all times and were impressed with Corey, our guide. He came very prepared. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the lunch location, kind of perched on a rock where the kayak landed. Lunch was good. A great day
ROBYN S USA
the tour guides were enthusiastic on this trip. the hike we took to the overlook was beautiful. Our paddle was outstanding to Chinamans' hat. The lunch was very good and the drinks were nice and cold. The only thing I would change is to get a bus instead of a van which was rather tight to fit everyone in.
Kevin P United Kingdom
The hike part of the tour was more of a stroll up a small hill to look at where we would be kayaking and so a long way short of what we were expecting. That aside it was a great day ,the kyaking to the island of Chinaman's Hat more than made up for the lack of hiking. Our guide was a really nice guy who looked after us well and was a font of all knowledge. This trip is really worth doing.
Ronny W USA
everything was good friendly guide only disappointment was the snorkling
Craig B USA
I had a great time doing this trip and am glad that I did it. However, it whets the appetite for more. First, the hike is only about a 15 minute walk, so nothing big. I expected something longer. Second, it only takes about a half hour to kayak to the island. On the island, there is not much to do, and the water was too rough for snorkeling. The guide was great, however.
Really nice and knowledgable guides, though after spending a day in Hanauma Bay, the snorkelling part felt a bit flat.
Matias, our guide is great - chatty and fun. The hike is simple (up a hill), kayak was not difficult and water was not deep which eased the minds of some people. Not much to look at though when snorkelling, a few colourful fish only. But it was an enjoyable day. Don't forget your sunscreen - there is no shade!
Travis S Australia
The overall experience was worth it although the hiking side of things was disappointing.
Michael C USA
The kayaking experience was great. It was almost two miles roundtrip to Chinaman's Hat from the beach. The hike was not very worthwhile and the snorkeling was in too shallow of water to enjoy.
Drive along coast to ranch where you can buy eats and items. Short hike up stoney path to nice view. Across road where you wait for a trailer opening to unload kayaks and instructions. Nice kayak to Chinaman hat. Just far enough to enjoy without getting tired (I'm 70). A lot of waiting around on island which is just a small patch of sand with large rocks. Lunch was 1/2 a sandwich, cookies, soda and chips.I could have eaten a whole sandwich and was still hungry. Again more sitting around doing nothing. We finally asked if we could go snorkelling but then the dead whale was discovered off the island a bit away. So we just sat in knee deep water doing nothing. On the way back some interesting looking stops but we were not allowed to stop and look. Much too much for what was a short kayak trip.
The guide was a nice guy and very knowledgable. Unfortunately the activities themselves were really disappointing. The 'hike' was actually a bit of a joke - seriously about 250m to a bit of a lookout. The kayaking was ok - but once again not challenging at all. The snorkelling was also pathetic - sand and rocks, 1 fish and about 4 or 5 pieces of dull colourless coral - very disappointing all round. Then after we had done the activities we were left waiting for about an hour in the 'ranch' before heading back. If you are looking for a challenging adventure - don't go on this tour. If you have little or no physical fitness and experience in the outdoors you might like this.
The view is nice. The kayaking part was great, but the hiking part is nothing special. Chinaman's hat is not the best place for snorkeling. We only saw regular fishes, not the ones with color.