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Duration 3 hrs Rated Moderate Age 3+

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

Embark on a journey through the crystal-clear waters of Kailua aboard a traditional Hawaiian wa’a (canoe) and delve into the rich cultural heritage of this stunning region. Join local watermen as they share stories of the past and guide you to the breathtaking offshore islets, home to diverse wildlife and breathtaking views of the Ko’olau range.

During this unique Hawaiian experience, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with honu (sea turtles) and other native sea life. Listen as your guides share the mo’olelo (stories) of the area, and learn about the many native inhabitants that call the Mokuluas home. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this special place and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Don’t miss this chance to connect with the culture and environment of Kailua in a truly authentic way!


From the amazing views to swimming in a deep tide pool to a bit of canoe surfing on the way out!


  • 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.

On the ride back, you’ll have the unique opportunity as we catch some waves on the canoe and surf Hawaiian style; an original favorite pastime of local Hawaiians




Recommended by 95% of traveler
(245 Reviews)

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!

Doug Echols

My wife and I are 62 years old and were a bit concerned about paddling 5-miles thru the ocean. As it turned out, we showed the youngsters on this trip some “true grit” in very tough, windy seas. Cavello was an excellent paddling coach and guide who gave us the inspiration to go for it. We even caught a couple of nice waves to surf our way back to shore. I highly recommend this trip…

Jon McClung

My wife and I had a lovely time! Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. They were super helpful and we had a great time! The length of the adventure felt just right.

Justin Z. Morris

Carrie and Kewalo were excellent guides in and out of the water. Almost none of our party were locals but they made us feel welcome in the spirit of sharing Hawaiian culture specifically relevant to the Kailua Bay region, as well as the traditional stories behind its sites. If you and a few friends want to have a great time rowing out in the bay and learning something at the same time they’re exactly what you want.

Linda M.

We really enjoyed this excursion. But be prepared to paddle! Great paddle. To the island and walk around a bit. Jumped inside the queens’ bath and learned about some local legends. Great afternoon.

Maureen Whitaker

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