Oahu Kayak Tour native seabirds sanctuaries

Experience the pristine waters of Kailua on a stand up paddleboard

Oahu Kayak Tour native seabirds sanctuaries

Look for wildlife from your high vantage point on the board!

Oahu Kayak Tour native seabirds sanctuaries

Learn how to turn, stop, brace yourself and paddle efficiently!

Oahu Kayak Tour native seabirds sanctuaries

Explore the beautiful windward side of Oahu with your friends and family!

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Oahu Stand Up Paddleboarding combines the thrill of surfing with the techniques of paddling! Stand up paddle, or SUP, is an ancient water sport that has made a major comeback with the help of new board technology, which increases the performance and ease of riding. You will get a variety of ocean conditions in Kailua, from flat water to moderate chop and rolling waves. SUP tours will generally stick to the calmest areas in order to practice basic strokes and techniques. We offer SUP experiences with Oahu’s premiere tour operator, Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks. Their shop is located in the Kailua Beach Center which serves as the staging area for their operations.

Oahu Stand Up Paddleboarding tours allows you to explore the breathtaking windward side of the island. Large waves break in the distance due to a reef miles offshore, and this offers miles of pristine bay. Hues of green and blue from the shallow waters and sandy bottom contrast beautifully with the stunning spires of the Ko’olau Mountains.

For those staying in Waikiki or arriving by cruise ship at Honolulu Harbor, complimentary pickup and round-trip transportation is available. You will enjoy the ride via the Pali Highway and its scenic route as you pass tropical rainforests, seasonal waterfalls, and scenic overlooks high above Kailua Bay. At the shop you’ll receive instruction, safety briefings, get set up with your paddle board and meet your guides. There are restroom facilities, changing rooms, lockers, and showers.

All of their guides have certifications in adult and pediatric CPR, as well as first aid training. They are your informed eyes and ears out on the water, and will instruct you in paddling techniques and educate you about the ocean environment.

These tours are operating NOW, but transportation is not currently available. All guests must either drive a rental car to the Kailua checkin location (or take a taxi or Uber).

4 Hour Guided Stand Up Paddleboarding

This tour includes a 2 hour stand up paddleboard lesson and 2 hours of beach time.  It starts with paddling instruction and a brief intro class in their Beach Center.  Next, head to Kailua Beach Park where the guide will assist you with launching your board and stand up.  You will learn to turn, stop, brace yourself and paddle efficiently.  The experienced guide will take you out to Popo’ia “Flat Island” and typically land here for a break and island tour.    Guides provide snacks and water and help capture photos on your SUP!  You may have the option to try and catch some waves if you’re feeling adventurous. Due to the high vantage point while on a SUP, wildlife encounters are common so look for sea turtles and fish around the coral reef! Next you get the easy, down wind run, back to the pristine Kailua Beach where you’ll finish and return to the shop to de-brief.

4 Hour Self-Guided Paddle Boarding

Kailua is the best place to go stand up paddleboarding!  Start your day paddling in the protected Ka’elepulu Stream.  This is part of Hawaii’s largest body of freshwater streams, and the perfectly calm water makes it easy for beginners to practice. Next, paddle along Kailua Bay’s miles of protected waters.  You can visit offshore islands, enjoy the sandy beaches, or even surf the seasonal waves!

General Information
Schedule: Monday through Saturday at 9:45am and 12:30pm.

Pick up: Complimentary pick up is available.

Check In Location: Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks store at 130 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734 Click to view map

Tour includes: Lunch is included. Guests can choose from pizza and calzones, Hawaiian plate lunches, sandwiches, or salads. The pizza and calzones are made to order in the Beach Center at Bob’s Pizzeria.  Plate lunches are made to order at K&K BBQ which has indoor and outdoor seating. Lanikai General Store provides picnic lunch options including sandwiches and wraps.   Salads are available at Aloha Salads in Kailua Town.

Gear Provided: SUP paddle, surf leash, snorkel mask, boogie board and beach mat

Restrictions: All participants must be able to swim. Minimum age for this tour is 13. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What to Bring & Wear:  Wear your bathing suit under your clothes for check in.  They recommend a change of clothes and a towel, and they have complimentary lockers onsite for valuables.  In case you need any gear from your trip, they have a full service watersports shop including chums or croakies for sunglasses, rashguards, boardshorts, hats, T-Shirts, and more!

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

kailua stand up paddleboard
Stand up paddle along beautiful windward side
stand up paddle with sea turtles
Look for sea turtles as your cruise along!

COahu Kayak Toursruise Ship Passengers

Oahu Stand Up Paddleboarding tours provide complimentary transportation from the cruise ship dock!

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