Kayak to Moku Nui from Kailua Beach Park

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Kayak to Moku Nui from Kailua Beach Park is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kailua, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for birding and sea kayaking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles
82 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


sea kayaking




4 mile RT kayak trip to Moku Nui from Kailua Beach Park on Oahu.

26 days ago

30 days ago

moderate path depending on winds . will take about 30-45 mins. Saw the sea monk on the island..be respectful they can be mean.

1 month ago

sea kayaking
2 months ago

Fun beach day activity to see the Mokes. Bring water. We rented kayaks from Kailua Beach Adventures. We saw turtles and a monk seal. It took us about 30-40 minutes of kayaking to reach the Mokes. Will definitely go again!

sea kayaking
2 months ago

Saw a monk seal and three sea turtles.

2 months ago

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5 months ago

Fun time kayaking to the island. Took us about 30 minutes one way. The waves werent so bad today but getting on the kayak on the way out of the beach was a bit challenging fighting the waves. The makai side is full of tide pools. Will definitely come back again.

sea kayaking
5 months ago

Beautiful . Cliff diving at moks was amazing.

5 months ago

great time! they had an advisory out saying only experienced ocean kayakers should go to the islands, but it was not too difficult

6 months ago

Great time, effort depends on water conditions, some swimming holes around the south end

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sea kayaking
10 months ago

If you launch from Lanakai you can cut off about two thirds of this. We even did it on a paddle board and were fine. It will still take about a half hour to get out there. The waves wrap around either side of the island and collide right in front of the beach which is fun to watch and play in. We saw sea lions out sunning on the beach, when we came back from walking around we found them sunning on top of our paddle board instead. One person said they see them out there about one in five times, so you might get lucky.

Go to the moke with the two humps.

sea kayaking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Amazing. Watch out for the clap when beaching it!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Beautiful. We didn't do whole hike but kayak was great!

sea kayaking
Friday, November 13, 2015

Find a calm day when the waves aren't too bad, preferably in the summer. Bring water shoes unless you have feet that can handle jagged rocks.

When you get to the island park your kayak on the beach and what we did was hike eastward around the back all the way to the north part of the island where the split is until we came to a halt where you couldn't walk further. At this point you have to jump down into the inlet when a surge of water comes in to avoid the coral (Really Fun) which takes you easily around a large rock protecting you from the ocean waves and into a nice calm inlet area. There is a rock you can jump off of about 10-15 ft up.