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This is one of Oahu’s offshore islands that can be reached on foot at low tide.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“low tide” (9 reviews)
“regional park” (6 reviews)
“rent a kayak” (3 reviews)
Oahu, HI 96744
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had rented extra kayaks from TwoGood Kayaks in Kailua early that morning. Driving north, we parked at Kualoa Regional Park and spoke with the lifeguard who mentioned he'd spotted a few jellyfish that day. Beautiful day, healthy breeze (9 kts) and the paddle to...More

Thank Searching_Seven_Seas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neat ocean view. I would like to kayak out there next visit, or walk out at low tide. Easy parking and picnicking at the nearby park.

Thank Brandy M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

At low tide can actually walk across form the beach to the island. The climb to the peak is quite steep but short, should make sure to bring some kind of foot ware. Great view from the top.

1  Thank Dstanhill
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Funny little island off the shore! A nice spot for a photo op and more scenic views while traveling around Oahu. There is a beach and also a large grassy area with picnic tables. Would make for a nice lunch spot.

1  Thank TravelDeMistyFied
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Chinaman's Hat park is a really nice place to Picnic and Camp. It's great for family get togethers, both for a day or a few days. It's also near Kualoa Ranch for a good meal and/or an interesting tour of old movie locations or historic...More

Thank rwhipple2
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We were on a tour and veiwed this amazing spectacle. Small rock island in the shape of a chinamans hat that they used in the rice fields. Even on an overcast day this sight is fantastic. The island itself is very lush and is a...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I understand that you can actually access the islet by kayak, boat, surfboard, swimming or even wading at low tide. While we did see several people out in the water probably on the way there, we didn't make it to the islet itself. The islet...More

Thank ADelgado2014
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Okay, so it's an island that looks like a Chinaman's Hat and that's about it but it's one of those things you must see whilst here. We got to see it on 2 different days, once when circling the island and again on our day...More

Thank newspapertaxi
Reviewed 16 June 2017

All the reviews here mirror our experience. It was an amazing sight. Next time, we will take water shoes so we can actually get to the island. Due to the rocks, I do not think it is walk-able without something on your feet. The associated...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Seen this view before and it never seems to amaze me. If you are lucky and can spend the day Kaneohe Bay, then you can rent a Kayak and paddle out to the island. Do wear good water shoes.

Thank parrottdize
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