One of the best things I've done in Hawaii. First time kayaking and snorkelling. Guide was patient, friendly and allowed us to go at our own pace. The beach at Kailua Bay is stunning and next to no people around or high rise hotels. This is how I imagined Hawaii to be. Transfers were provided from waikiki.
I did the 2-hour guided tour of Kailua Bay thay went out to the tiny flat island of Popoia (which is a protected bird sanctuary!) I had the most amazing time! Hayley and Ophelia were my guides, and they were awesome. The lunch spots included on the tour were a Hawaiian BBQ, pizza, or deli. All GREAT
Our tour guide Toby was awesome! My flip-flops broke as soon as I stepped out of the kayak when we landed on Flat island which is make from the upsurge of a coral reef and has a lot of sharp rocks. Toby let me wear his flip flops and then took us on the tour while he walked barefoot on the sharp rocks. He gave us a lot of information about the island, the history of the area and the birds that inhabit the islands. I would highly recommend asking for him when you book a tour.
The day was overcast and windy which made the kayaking difficult for some in our group. Toby explained that the bay would be calmer in the Fall months and I would recommend going during this time.
We went on the 2 hour guided tour. If you are athletic and in pretty good shape, I would recommend the 4 hour guided tour or the 4 hour unguided tour if you are feeling confident in your capabilities to navigate after given some directions.
Fantastic trip and the guides wade the difference with their intimate knowledge of e area and Hawaii. This was my favorite part of out trip. Be sure you've had experience kayaking for a few miles before this trip to best enjoy it. We had a couple peel off from our group after they fell off a couple times. You may also want to consider a single kayak unless you know you can coordinate well with your partner paddling. Plus, it's easier to take pictures of each other that way, too.