Hey Gang, our next paddle on Sunday, May 4 will be a great beginners paddle! We'll be paddling the entire way inside Kaneohe Bay where we'll have no exposure to open ocean waves, but we will have the Sunken Island(google this) lots of turtles, Manta Rays and great Snorkelng areas! An to Top It Off - litteerally - we'll be climbing to the top of Mokolii Island, AKA Chinaman's Hat, for a group photo. This location provides one of the most Scenic views of Kaneohe Bay and the Koolau Mountains available. It's an easy 5.5 mile paddle in protected waters and is very worth doing.
So, here's the plan........Meet at Heeia State Boat Harbor at 8:00 AM to off-load kayaks, and then shuttle cars to Kualoa Park on the North end of the bay. We'll then paddle away about 9 AM, paddle about 20-30 min to the sunken Is., then paddle around it to the turtle and Manta Ray grounds behind it. From there, it's a short 4 miles to Chinaman's hat where we'll take a break, go for short hike around the island and to the top. You really will want to use the pics you get at the top to send to friends and family if they don't live here as it'll make them crazy jealous that you do!! :) We should be finishing up between noon and 1:00 pm. This should be a fun, easy paddle so I'll look forward to seeing you all there!!