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A $26.00 value included with your Go Oahu Card.
The word “exhilarating” was invented for experiences like this. Hop aboard a 49-passenger catamaran for a narrated tour of Kaneohe Bay, Mokolii Island (Chinaman’s Hat) and more. Plus, take a bus tour of Molii Gardens or a canoe ride on an ancient fishpond.
Kualoa Ranch is the spot for scenery in Oahu—so much so that Hollywood uses it as their filming location for so many of the movies and shows we know and love, including Jurassic Park, Lost, 50 First Dates, and of course, Hawaii 5-0. The stunning piece of land also serves as a major attraction, with many people coming to visit its ancient fishpond, secret beach, and beautiful gardens. Among its popular offerings is a private catamaran tour of the waters around Kualoa Ranch, including some of the area’s most stunning island scenery! Board the park’s 49-passenger boat for a trip through Hawaiian waters that will send you home in awe of these islands.
The Kualoa Ranch Voyaging Tour catamaran will take you to the following spots:
Kāneohe Bay: The largest sheltered body of water in the main Hawaiian Islands. The 8-mile long bay is dominated by a barrier reef (one of only two in the island chain), and sits on the northeast coast of Oahu. Beautiful island views are present from the bay.
Mokolii Island: A 12.5-acre island off the shore of Kualoa Point, that was once connected to Oahu before erosion separated the two. The island is referred to as “Chinaman’s Hat” due to its resemblance to the straw hats worn by Chinese immigrants. The island is a popular spot for swimming and kayaking with locals, and some even venture to swim there from neighboring land.
Hokulea Beach: A beautiful patch of beach that is the ceremonial home of the first modern replica of an ancient sailing canoe—a cultural and historic treat to behold!
Your Kualoa Ranch Voyaging Tour will provide unparalleled photographic opportunities of the stunning blue-green water off the coast of Oahu, as well as of the beautiful and geologically-rich Kooalu Mountains in the background. Your tour will be narrated by a lively and knowledgeable guide who will send you home with a greater appreciation for the cultural value and the aesthetic and geographic beauty of the area, and of Hawaii in general. Please note that this catamaran tour does not operate on Sundays or Federal Holidays.
Pros: “Great Staff, Tons of info, Saw Giant Sea Turtle”
Cons: “Really Need Your Own Car”
Bottom Line: “Yes, I would recommend this to a friend”
“After a rough start getting our rental car the Kuala Ranch staff was able to adjust our reservation so we could make it. Our voyage was great and we saw a giant green sea turtle that came right up next to the boat. My daughter couldn’t stop talking about it for the rest of our trip. Wish we were able to go back a different day to do another activity.”
By: Family with infant, from Eugene OR on 6/5/2013
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Daily, tour depature times: 9:00 AM, 9:45 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM.
Ocean Voyaging is not offered on Sunday or Federal Holidays due to Harbor restrictions.
New Year’s Day
Your Go Oahu Card is valid for one Kualoa Tour per card day.
Free Parking at the Visitor Center
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kualoa is just 45 minutes from Waikīkī. Take the H-1 Freeway west to the Likelike Highway, Route #63. Proceed up the Likelike Highway and through the Wilson Tunnel. Descend towards Kaneʻohe town and exit onto Kahekili Highway, Route #83, heading north. Continue along Kahekili Highway – note that the road becomes Kamehameha Highway as you pass the historic “Hygienic Store” in the village of Kahaluʻu. In about 10 minutes you will see signs indicating you are approaching the Kualoa entrance which will be on your left as you round the curve past Mokoliʻi Island (Chinaman’s Hat).