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Shaka Kayaks Tours


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Our Oahu Kayak Tours

Who We Are

Come explore the best of Oahu’s secluded North Shore and help out the green sea turtle by participating in a citizen science project to ID our resident Honu. Our unique tour will transform your Oahu kayaking trip into an unforgettable experience. View and learn about Hawaii’s incredible marine life from your expert nature guides as you look for and attempt to ID one of our two dozen resident green sea turtles.

Your guide will educate you on how to tell the size, sex, location and behavior of this amazing threatened species. While kayaking Oahu’s North Shore spotting the Honu, you might also encounter a manta ray, hammerhead shark or Hawaiian monk seal, all of which are locals here.

Our convenient and safe location just 5 minutes from Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore makes it perfect for kayak tours. If the waves are right we offer kayak surfing for the more adventurous before we stop at the “Lost” Banyan Tree to finish the tour. Whether you are a first time visitor or a local kama’aina, there is something for everyone here!

We Are the North Shore's Best Kayaking Tours

Fun Outing!

"Our family had a great time on the tour and saw lots of turtles. Our guide, Michael (I hope I remembered that correctly), was very knowledgeable, patient, funny and the perfect guide. He was amazing - he used his kayak like a paddle board the whole time - taking pictures and pointing out turtles."

– tresdudes · Tripadvisor
Had the best time! Mike is the best!

"We had the best time kayaking through Kawela Bay! We were staying at Turtle Bay resort and it's a quick van ride to the bay (transportation was included). Mike was our guide for the day. He was so fun and funny! We were able to see 20+ turtles. We absolutely loved our tour and would HIGHLY recommend it!"

– ryantmonroe · Tripadvisor
Must do!!

"What a great experience! I highly recommend to all, at any skill level. Even pregnant they made sure I was well taken care of, in a boat with extra back(core) support and able to participate fully. Our guide was very knowledgeable and really enhanced the experience as well. I recommend to everyone from young active individuals, families with kids (they did a great job of eliciting their participation), or those less active, all will surely enjoy. We saw at least 30 sea turtle in their natural environment, aTrip highlight for sure."

– mleighgolden · Tripadvisor
Quality experience

"Mike and Josh were our guides. They offered excellent assistance to put in and take out (although we didn't need much help grounding...a good paddle start and rode the wave right in). Mike knew all of the local under water features (there is a train in the bay!!) and where to find turtles. He was very respectful of the local wildlife and rules. Take a GoPro on a stick to catch all of the beauty!"

– Alicia P. · Tripadvisor