Given the historic and cultural importance of both towns, Kailua and Kanehoe offer countless activities for you, your family, and your friends. Visitors to Kailua often flock to the town’s frequent festivals and block parties, which give them the chance to meet residents, try local cuisines, and experience the area’s arts and music. Meanwhile, those in Kaneohe make a point to visit the Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden, where they can see some of the rarest and most beautiful plants in the world, with species native to Hawaii, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, and Polynesia, to name just a few locations. Finally, if you’re a fan of golf, consider playing at the Bayview, Pali, and Ko’olau golf clubs, all located in Kaneohe.
Like most of Hawaii’s coastal towns, Kaneohe and Kailua have long traditions of water sports. Kailua is particularly famous as a place for kayak adventures. Not only can you rent kayaks with ease here, but there are also group kayaking tours, where local experts will guide you through the surrounding waters’ most beautiful and surprising spots. Kailua’s beaches are also great places for surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, and paddle boating.
Kaneohe shares Kailua’s reputation for boating, but while Kailua focuses on kayaks and other self-propelled boats, Kaneohe offers more opportunities for motorboat sports. From Kaneohe Bay, you can take a ride on jet skis, bumper tubes, and banana boats. These thrilling, wet rides are a great way to have fun, enjoy the water, and experience all the natural beauty that the surrounding environment has to offer.
While kayaking off the coast of Kailua or jet skiing in Kaneohe Bay, you may catch a glimpse of the area’s huge game fish. Whipsaw Sportfishing offers you the opportunity to catch these fish for yourself, experiencing their stunning beauty while bringing a huge hunk of meat home for the dinner table. With our headquarters in Kewalo Basin Harbor, we are easy to reach from either Kailua or Kaneohe.