What you'll do
Set sail aboard our hand-built traditional Hawaiian outrigger sailing canoe—the way Polynesians have done for thousands of years. You'll enjoy a truly unique Hawaiian cultural experience while we share the history of the sailing canoe in Hawai'i. We'll also talk about the components of traditional non-instrumental wayfinding, used by our ancestors on their voyages throughout Polynesia. Guests will learn about the rich history of the area and traditional stories significant to the bay. During our sail on the beautiful pristine waters of East Oahu, we'll tell stories and even stop to snorkel in these protected waters. You may even catch a glimpse of Hawaiian green sea turtles in the area while we talk about traditional practices of resource management and sustainability. *This experience requires a minimum of 2 people to operate. If 2 guests are not booked 24 hours prior to departure the experience will be cancelled and guest will be issued a complete refund.*
My name is Nakoa, I'm the founder of Hawaiian Ocean Adventures, a Hawaiian-owned and operated organization whose native Hawaiian guides specialize in ocean recreational experiences with an emphasis on sharing our Hawaiian culture. Your host will be one of our cultural guides, who has an intimate knowledge of the area we operate and enjoys sharing traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices as they relate to sailing canoes in this beautiful area of the island.
About the organization
Kawaipuna Foundation's mission is to protect, preserve, and perpetuate our Native Hawaiian culture, practices, language and traditions through education, sustainability, and resource management. By utilizing and implementing the teaching and sharing of traditional Hawaiian knowledge, we seek to promote positive changes to Hawaii’s environment, people, and places for generations to come.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Kawaipuna Foundation.
Equipment Life jackets, sailing canoes, paddles, snorkels
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Where you'll be
We will be departing from East Oahu, where the mountains meet the sea. Experience the breathtaking views of the majestic Ko'olau Mountain Range and enjoy the pristine waters of the area. A perfect midway stop to enjoy a cultural ocean experience on your way to a north shore adventure.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Guest requirements: - Must be able to speak and understand english - Must be able to swim - All guests will be required to wear a personal flotation device during the experience - Good state of health - Not…
All guests will be required to sign liability waiver prior to departure on any activity. If you are no longer able to make it, please see our cancellation policy.
Sail on a canoe like native Hawaiians