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Kaneohe Bay Tours

The best stretch of sand in Kaneohe Bay is out on the middle of the sea. That’s where the sandbar, or “Sunken Island” emerges during low tide, and its sugary white sands are like a floating cay that was made especially for you. Kayaking to the sandbar is one of the most popular activities on the Windward Side of Oahu, and while the beaches along the shoreline aren’t great for swimming, the protected waters make the perfect spot for paddling, boating, or kayaking. 

In addition to the sandbar, five islands poke above the turquoise, reef-fringed waters. The tallest of the islands—Chinaman’s Hat—rises 200 feet from the northern edge of the bay and offshore of Kualoa Park. Known to Hawaiians as Mokoli“i, the island resembles a large straw that seems to be floating on the surface of the water. While there may or may not be a Chinese man underwater (according to local legend), one thing that’s found on the Kaneohe seafloor is tens of thousands of sea urchins—imported by scientists to help stave off the growth of highly invasive algae. While the water around the sandbar offers nice swimming and has a soft, sandy bottom, much of the shoreline is rocky, slippery, and potentially covered in urchins. A better bet is to stay in the kayak and enjoy the view of the mountains, which explode from the shoreline with a rugged fury, their peaks outstretched toward the clouds. 

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Kaneohe Bay is on the island’s eastern shore about 30 minutes from Waikiki. Morning hours offer calmest conditions for paddling, swimming, and boating, and check the tide charts for low tide for the best time to visit the sandbar. Private boats and charter boats can be rented in Kaneohe, and kayak rentals are offered in the neighboring town of Kailua. 

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Kaneohe Bay Cruise by Catamaran on Oahu, Oahu, null
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Kaneohe Bay Cruise by Catamaran on Oahu

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Enjoy spectacular views of northern Oahu during a scenic cruise on Kaneohe Bay. See Mokoli’i Island, Hokule'a Beach and the rugged Ko’olau mountain range from ...  Read more

Location: Kaneohe, Oahu
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.12
Kaneohe Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour to Coconut Island, Oahu, Catamaran Cruises
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Kaneohe Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour to Coconut Island

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Kayak over the protected waters of Kaneohe Bay to Coconut Island, aka ‘Gilligan's Island,’ and snorkel on Oahu's only barrier reef on this tour from Waikiki. ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Catamaran Sailing and Snorkel Adventure on Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Catamaran Sailing and Snorkel Adventure on Kaneohe Bay

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Sail and snorkel in Oahu's Kaneohe Bay during a 3-hour cruise aboard a small catamaran. Set sail from He’eia State Park with your expert guide and visit ...  Read more

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.00
Oahu Circle Island Helicopter Tour, Oahu, Catamaran Cruises
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Oahu Circle Island Helicopter Tour

Covering the island of O‘ahu from above, our Circle Island Experience is the only full circle tour of O‘ahu by helicopter.  See incredible aerial views ...  Read more

Location: Barbers Point Housing, Hawaii
Duration: 70 minutes (approx.)

From USD $419.00
Deep Sea Full Day Shared Fishing Charter, Oahu, Helicopter Tours
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Deep Sea Full Day Shared Fishing Charter

Join us for 8-10 hours aboard the our vessel cruising the majestic Blue Pacific Ocean. Only minutes from your Waikiki Hotel in Kewalo Basin. Start your ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Deep Sea Half-Day Shared Fishing Charter, Oahu, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Deep Sea Half-Day Shared Fishing Charter

Set out on a 4.5-hour fishing voyage in Pacific waters off Oahu’s coast. Start your early morning adventure from Kewalo Basin, only minutes from most Waikiki ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $190.00
Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu, Oahu, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Open-Door Helicopter Tour over Oahu

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Enjoy a thrilling flight by open-door helicopter to see the very best of Oahu! With nothing to obstruct your view, you’ll soar over Oahu on a spectacular ...  Read more

Location: Waikiki, Oahu
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $234.99
Royal Crown of Oahu - 60 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On, Oahu, Helicopter Tours
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Royal Crown of Oahu - 60 Min Helicopter Tour - Doors Off or On

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See every stunning sight on Oahu from the white sands of Waikiki to the epic big waves of Norh Shore on our incredible 60-minute circle island tour. Get ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $305.00
Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour, Oahu, Helicopter Tours
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Kualoa Ranch Movie Tour

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Take a movie tour at Kualoa Ranch to see where scenes from 'Jurassic Park,' 'Pearl Harbor,' 'Magnum P.I.,' 'Lost' and many other shows were filmed. The ...  Read more

Location: Kaneohe, Oahu
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.95
Oahu and Pearl Harbor Sightseeing Tour from Waikiki, Oahu, Movie & TV Tours
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Oahu and Pearl Harbor Sightseeing Tour from Waikiki

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Discover the rich history and magnificent landscape of Oahu on a full-day tour with an experienced guide. See historic sites such as Nuʻuanu Pali and Pearl ...  Read more

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.94

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