3 hrs
All Ages
Minimum Age

Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour

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Best Oahu Kayak Experience for Families

This is the Best Kayaking Experience on Oahu. This self-guided* Oahu kayak tour takes you up a calm river into the valley and then out into the bay for a great view of the coast. Enjoy the picturesque landscape of the turquoise ocean, secluded beach, green-clad mountains, and plentiful jungle of Kahana Valley.

The whole place has an Amazonian-like feel to it.

*No tour guide provided. You will need a vehicle to transport the equipment for about 1 mile. We provide foam pads and straps that fit most vehicles


3 Hours

More Information

  • Be sure to bring your swim suit
  • Wear sunscreen.

The parking lot we will be meeting you at is:
Keneke’s Grill at Punaluu
53-138 Kamehameha Hwy Kaaawa, HI 96730

It’s in front of a local restaurant called Keneke’s Grill. There is plenty of room to park before you continue to the kayaking location.

The driver will be there with the equipment at or a little before the reservation time. Our drivers often use personal vehicles for the tours, so keep an eye out for a vehicle with orange kayaks.

It’s a short drive around the corner to your destination, so we will loan you pads and straps to transport the kayak to the launch location.

The valley you will kayak in is a rain forest and has all sorts of hiking trails and rope swings. It’s one of our favorite locations on the island. The whole area is surrounded by epic mountains. It’s a cool place.

The best place to park is in the State Park parking lot: Ahupuaʻa ʻO Kahana State Park

From there, you carry the kayak to the grassy area and launch the kayaks straight into the river. Please handle the kayaks with care, do not drag the kayaks on the asphault and please do not sit or stand on the kayaks while on land.


Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour
Per Person $82
Kama’aina / Military
Children (under 12 years old) $72

Please notify us 48 hours in advance for a refund up to 100%. You may alternately re-schedule your tour for another day. Re-scheduled tours cannot receive refunds. Day-of cancellations do not receive refunds.