Kayak Rental in Oahu: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published December 5, 2022

Among the array of watersports that visitors to Oahu can enjoy is kayaking, with a number of companies offering kayak rentals on the island.

(Photo: Active Oahu Tours)

From the calm waters of Waikiki to the dense jungle of the ‘Anahulu River in Haleiwa, Oahu is one of Hawaii’s most popular kayaking destinations. Most kayak enthusiasts who come here don’t tend to travel with their own equipment, so are required to rent one. If you’re planning a Hawaii adventure and would like to embark on some kayaking during your visit, we’ve picked out 3 of the best kayak rental companies located on the island.

Sun & Salt Adventures

Situated in Kailua on the east coast of Oahu, a short 5-minute drive from Kailua Beach, Sun & Salt Adventures offer kayak rentals as well as guided kayak tours that invite you to explore the natural beauty of the ocean and the many creatures within. All kayak rentals include a safety and navigational briefing, as well as free soft racks and foam straps so you can drive your kayak straight off after collection, plus help with loading your equipment on to your vehicle if required.

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Active Oahu Tours

Based out of Laie, a laid-back coastal area of Oahu known for its calm summer waters and big waves of La’ie Beach Park, Active Oahu Tours provides reputable kayak delivery services on the north and east shores of the island. Particularly convenient for kayakers keen on paddling to Mokolii island, they also deliver to Kaneohe Bay, Kahana bay, Kawela Bay, and vacation hire for multi-day rentals. Delivering can be made straight to your vacation rental address or beach location. Their expert staff are also able to suggest hand-picked self-guided experiences perfect for those who want to plan their adventure in advance, including kayaking on a secluded rainforest river in Kahana Valley, Mokolii (Chinaman’s Hat) for hiking and amazing views, and the epic mountains of the Ko’oloau Mountain Range.

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Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures

Located on Oahu’s east coast, or windward side of Oahu, Kama’aina Kayak and Snorkel Eco-Ventures offers kayak rentals in He’eia State Park, a gateway to the beautiful Kaneohe Bay and one of Hawaii’s true hidden gems. Kayakers are invited to take to the ocean at their own pace and experience the pristine waters, reefs, and diverse sea life that are totally unique to the bay. Customers are given a waterproof map, life jackets, backrests, snorkelling gear and a dry bag, and before you head off expert staff will provide a quick safety briefing. Both single and tandem kayaks are available.

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