2 hrs
Minimum Age

Hawaiian Canoe Surf and Island Adventure

Embark on a 2 hour guided tour close off beautiful Kailua Beach on a Wa’a (Hawaiian canoe) to explore Popoi’a Island, an offshore island with a rich history to our fishing community in the Hawaiian Kingdom days.

Experience the thrill of the Hawaiian roller coaster, canoe surfing the waves right off the island, or take a swim through the reefs exploring the native fish that inhabit the coastline.

Learn about the wa’a (canoe), history, and culture of the people of Hawaii, as well as the proper Hawaiian paddling technique. Discover the rich history of Kailua as we tell the mo’olelo (stories) of Kailua and the Ko’olaupoko district, from the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands to the Hawaiian Kingdom Days to post World War II Hawaii. You will experience first hand the history and life of Kailua!

Relax and explore Popoi’a Island while learning about the ecosystems that inhabit it from Native Plants and Native bird species such as the Ua’u Kani. Enjoy the perfect, picturesque views of the windward side such as the Ko’olau range and Ulupa’u crater, or jump in the water and snorkel with some native fish and Honu (sea turtles)!

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kailua Beach Park, Kailua, O’ahu, HI 96734.

Details will be included in your confirmation email.

DEPARTURE TIME In order to secure your seat(s), receive safety and tour instructions from your guide, and prepare for departure, all participants are required to ARRIVE and check-in 15 minutes PRIOR to their tour departure time.
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Hawaiian Canoe Surf and Island Adventure
(13 years old and over)
(Ages 3 – 12) – Must be accompanied by an Adult (18+)

This adventure is operated by Kailua Ocean Adventures

The tours are physically demanding with the paddle and entering and exiting of the Wa’a (Canoe) in the water. Physical fitness is needed to perform these tasks. Women who are pregnant and those with preexisting medical conditions that hinder the ability to perform the tasks required are not advised.

Our steersmen may cancel the tour if they feel certain conditions of the guests will impede the safety of others and themselves. For further questions on if you fall under any of these restrictions, please contact KOA staff before booking. Children below the age of 3 are not allowed. Life jackets are mandatory for all guests.