Sailing Canoe Surf Adventure
Take an adventure on a 3-hour guided tour in a Hawaiian Sailing Canoe!
The journey on our wa’a (Hawaiian canoe) is an experience in itself. Sail the beautiful waters of Kailua with local watermen while learning about its history and cultural significance of it to our Hawaiian and Polynesian Cultures. Join us for Hawaii’s most traditional ocean experience unlike any other in the world!
Our unique tour offers a relaxing sea voyage to the Twin Islands. Sit back and soak in the breathtaking view as we journey together to the islands. Upon landing on the larger of the two islands, Moku Nui, you will be given the opportunity to explore the ecosystem as we swim through the glistening, clear coral reefs of Kailua. At KOA, we provided snorkeling equipment to our guests at no extra charge. We want you to see the stunning, colorful tropical fish and the many honu (sea turtle) sharing the Hawaiian waters with us.
Afterwards, relax on the shoreline of the island and enjoy the views of the Ko’olau range surrounding us as our watermen tell the mo’olelo (stories) of various Ahupua’a (land divisions) that make up Kailua and the Ka Iwi coastline. With indigenous seabirds such as ‘Iwa (Great Frigate) and ‘Ua‘u kani (Wedge-tail Shearwater) flying close by, the Hawaiian Monk seals that use the island’s shoreline for a sunny resting spot, and the various other native wildlife treasures that make the island their home, the journey to the Twin Islands is an amazing destination.
After exploring the island’s shoreline, hike to the backside of the island with us as we go for a refreshing swim in the stunning Queen’s Bath. This natural salt water pool carved into the side of the island offers a truly spectacular view that words cannot describe!
Finishing up our adventure on the island, head back to the beach, and join us for some of the local Hawaiian treats and refreshments we provide as we relax and take in the serenity of Moku Nui’s isolated beach.
From sailing through the stunning Hawaiian waters on our wa’a, to exploring the beautiful native habitat of Moku Nui and taking a refreshing dip in the Queen’s Bath, our tours offer a Kailua experience like no other.
|Sailing Canoe Surf Adventure|
(13 years old and over)
(Ages 3 – 12) – Must be accompanied by an Adult (18+)
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.
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.