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Clear Kayak Rentals – Kailua

Kayaking in Kailua

Would you like to peer into some of the nicest waters in creation while you kayak? Want to see the incredible fish of Hawaii dart beneath your clear bottom kayak? Sun & Salt Adventures Hawaii makes it easy for you! Reserve your clear-bottom kayaks in advance and we’ll help you explore Kailua Bay and Lanikai Beach the easy way!

Come to our shop and we get you set up for a day of FUN! Along with each of our Kailua beach clear kayak rentals, our friendly staff will make sure you have the information you need to make the most of your experience.

First, one of our expert guides goes over a satellite map of Kailua Bay with you together and shows you how to safely navigate the waters. That way we make sure any safety questions you might have can be answered immediately and in detail.

Second, we show you the best and most scenic places on the islands you choose to kayak to and which areas of the bay are best viewed with your clear bottom kayak. Lastly, we offer free basic paddling instruction when you rent a clear boat with Sun & Salt.

The offshore islands in our Kailua/Lanikai bay are home to the wedge-tailed shear waterbird and are designated bird sanctuaries.

Permits for landing on Moku Nui or on Popoia Island, backrests, dry bags, and snorkel sets are optional rental equipment as not everyone needs them.

The beach is a short 5-minute drive from our store, so we provide free foam pads and straps so you can drive your clear-bottom kayak rental to Kailua Beach or Lanikai Beach. If you’re staying in a residence along Kailua or Lanikai Beach, we deliver rental kayaks free of charge for multi-day rentals.

**Please note that clear kayaks are only permitted on specific weather conditions only.


  • Safety briefing about the area you will be paddling in
  • Clear Kayak
  • Paddles
  • Life vests
  • Soft racks
  • Straps


  • Transportation: We will instruct you on how to load equipment on to most vehicles (including smart cars and convertibles) up to 3 kayaks will fit on one vehicle
  • Gratuity