Certifications and Reviews

Certifications and Awards


The Surfrider John Kelly Awards are about as big of an environmental stewardship award as you could get in Hawaii, and we have been awarded one! We are grateful and humble in accepting this prestigious award, in honor of such an amazing human being. In 1964 John Kelly founded the Save Our Surf (SOS) organization that laid the groundwork for environmental organizations like the Surfrider Foundation. Kelly, for whom the award is named, was the original recipient of the Lifetime Achievement category. For decades, Kelly led many environmental crusades on O‘ahu. For more information about who John Kelly was or the awards ceremony itself, check out the surfrider webpage here.
sustainable ecotourism Kailua Beach Adventures has been Sustainable Tourism Certified since 2013 by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association,  a non-profit organization who’s mission is to protect Hawaii’s unique natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and educational programs. Our sustainable tourism certification indicates that KBA focuses largely on sustainability, community engagement, environmental conservation, customer education, tour operator education, and visitor satisfaction.


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We live, work, and play in Kailua because we love it here and we take pride in sharing it with you. Our goal is to show everyone the thrills to be had, the natural wonders to be found and the best way to co-exist with the local ecosystem. Please let us know about your experience and send us the photos from your trip. E-mail us at [email protected]





This is what our customers have to say:


A very enjoyable day. We would definitely do this again!!”

-Barron Family

“Matt (Our Guide) was awesome! Very friendly and had a lot of info while on the island we kayaked to. I loved his energy and would definitely recommend him. Thank you! Mahalo!”


“We were helped by Toby and he did an amazing job. He was super friendly and helped us with everything we needed. He gave us tips on what to check out there and answered all the questions we had.”

-Kim B.

“My wife and I had an ace day with KSK! This shop is the bomb diggedy. Sarah and Laura were especially awesome, but from the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to the banter we had with other members of staff it was all positive!”

-Tristan W.

“Just got back from the five hour guided kayak tour to the twin islands, what a blast! We had Marty for our tour guide and not only was he very professional and helpful in the instruction of a couple of complete newbies, he was also super knowledgeable about the islands and surrounding area and he was just a fun guy to hang out with.”

-Aaron M.

“Great instructions to beach location, excellent nature walk on Flat Island. Emily and John did a great job managing our 12 kids! Would definitely recommend KSK :)”

-Mr. Lopholz

“Nate & Matt were great and made us beginners feel safe & we even surfed a wave!

-George & Louise

“Great day & trip! Thanks Andy, very knowledgeable and friendly . . .and cute!”

-Becky & Page

“That was freakin awesome”