Shaka Kayaks Tour

Paddle through Kawela Bay in an area that in ancient times was reserved for the Ali'i or hawaiian royalty.

View beautiful coral reefs, tropical fish, and WWII wreckage just 3 feet below the Peekaboo™ window on your kayak or over the side of your double kayak. Stop at a honu “cleaning station” and watch as some of our green sea turtles get cleaned. For adventure seekers, you have the option to surf your kayaks on small 1′ waves or try out the sport your guides invented: Stand Up Kayaking!

Explore the secluded Kawela Beach and hike through the jungle tunnel to explore the WWII bunker at Protection Point. Swim in the calm waters of the bay or bird watch for endangered species on one of the many hiking trails through the forest. Relax and enjoy the local refreshments provided for you by your guide. Your keiki will help you search for the buried treasure with the map they find on the trip. Along the shore you can see lava tubes, small sea caves and blowholes.  While kayaking, watch out for the two dozen resident sea turtles the Turtle Bay is named after.

Visit the “Lost” Banyan Tree where the hit TV show Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean IV and Hunger Games 2 were filmed. Optionally you can decide to stay longer at Kawela Bay and your guide can provide you with a walking map of the 2 mile trail back to Turtle Bay Resort.

  • Luxury Transportation from Turtle Bay Resort’s Guidepost to and from the kayak launch area.
  • All Equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket)
  • Refreshments (Aloha fruit juice)
  • Eco-Friendly Souvenir bottle filled with Menehune water for you to keep.
  • Snacks: Granola bar, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and fresh pineapple.
  • Treasure hunt surprise (for the keiki)
  • Digital email souvenir photo.
  • Expert local guide (CPR & Lifesaving Certified)