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.
4 mile RT kayak trip to Moku Nui from Kailua Beach Park on Oahu.
Great time, effort depends on water conditions, some swimming holes around the south end
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.
Amazing. Watch out for the clap when beaching it!
Beautiful. We didn't do whole hike but kayak was great!
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.
We rented for a half day from Kailua Beach Adventures [next to Island Snow] - you tow your kayak down to the Kailua Beach Park bridge where you launch - the kayaks are on wheels so it's no big deal. From there you walk your kayak in the water up to the beach, and launch out toward the flat Poipoa Island Bird Sanctuary. Once you get out about 50-100 yards, continue down beach to the right staying between the coral reefs and the shoreline. As you get down to Lanakai Beach, you can start to make your turn to the left to get to Moku Nui. At this point there is safe passage as you are past the coral rocks - some debate on this because at high tide, there doesn't really seem to be any issue. You'll be fighting the waves head on from Lanakai as you get closer to the beach, but keep paddling and you'll make it. Once you beach your kayak - and a good idea to take water shoes - you can walk around the left side of the island [stay outside the bird sanctuary] and climb carefully over the rocks til you get to the cove where you can jump in if you are careful about not hitting the edges of the jagged rock and coral edges. This is truly an adventure, guaranteed to generate great memories!