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Duration 3 hrs Rated Moderate Age 3+

$149 Adults – 13 years old and over
$115 Children – Ages 3 – 12.
Must be accompanied by an Adult (18+)

Embark on a cultural adventure aboard a traditional Wa’a Pe’a (Hawaiian Sailing Canoe) and experience the beauty of Kailua from a unique perspective. The knowledgeable watermen will guide you through the crystal-clear coral reefs, where you’ll encounter honu (sea turtles) and other native sea life. As you sail, take in the stunning views of the Ko’olau range and listen to captivating stories about the Ahupua’a (land divisions) that make up Kailua and the Ka Iwi coastline.

This Hawaiian experience is not only about witnessing the natural beauty of the area, but also about learning about its rich cultural heritage. You’ll have the opportunity to observe indigenous seabirds like ‘Iwa and ‘Ua’u kani and gain insights into their significance in Hawaiian culture. The offshore islets serve as a sanctuary for these birds, offering a rare glimpse into their world.

Join this tour for an unforgettable journey that combines adventure, education, and cultural immersion. Book your Wa’a Pe’a tour today and discover the magic of Kailua’s waters and wildlife!


Sailing through Hawaii is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


  • Paddling IS REQUIRED!
  • You WILL get wet.
  • Participants required to sign electronic liability waiver.
  • Participants required to arrive & check in with guide 15 minutes PRIOR to tour departure time.
  • Max 6 guests per canoe, larger parties will be divided in two canoes

…there’s something special about exploring the islands from the sea.




Recommended by 95% of traveler
(245 Reviews)

Sarah K

Joe was our guide and there were three of us who joined a sailing canoe experience with six others on the boat. I think we were a bit nervous before the experience because we thought we’d have to actually work on paddling but since the winds were strong, we enjoyed the experience with ease! Joe had some fantastic stories and historical background on the area and I enjoyed learning about the Hawaiian culture. We saw a bunch of turtles during the sail as well as a couple of beached napping monk seals.. so cute!! We docked for a little bit on Mōkūlua Nui island and explored the tide pools full of active marine life! We loved this experience and highly recommend doing this sail with Joe!

Maureen Whitaker

I’d highly recommend the sailing canoe adventure. Toby & John were fabulous. Fun & informative, I’d go again! You WILL get wet! Love, love, loved it!

Frances O

It was a great time. I would highly recommend this trip. I’d go on an earlier sail so you can see and experience everything on the island.

Vishal Patadia

Unbelievable experience! The crew was fun and engaging. We had a great time canoe sailing on the beautiful Hawaiian water and then checking out the island. The views of the beaches, islands, and bays from the trip were beautiful, we even got to see some turtles while going back and forth to the island. I would highly recommend people give this a try as it is a great way to spend a day on the warm waters and away from the tourist traps!

Kayla Tezcucano

Toby was a great guide! This is the second time we’ve used this company and every time it’s a highlight of the trip! This is a must-do if you visiting Oahu!

Louis M

Absolutely phenomenal experience! Our group was guided by Kawelo and Carrie and they were very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. They gave us an extensive history behind Hawaiian traditions, customs and were very humorous and engaging. The trip was also a great way to get some moderate exercise and experience the beautiful Hawaiian ocean through the eyes of a local. I would 100% do this again and highly recommend. Truly a first class organization!