What you'll do
A transformative stand up paddling experience on the beautiful waters of east Oahu. You'll meet with a cultural guide in the Kualoa area, one of Hawaii's most stunning bays. You'll head to our launch point, one of Hawaii's historical voyaging ahus (shrines), to learn about the history of voyaging in the islands. Then, you'll get familiar with our paddleboards and head out on the water. Paddling in these protected waters where you can often see green sea turtles and a variety of fish in relatively shallow, calm waters. We'll even stop to snorkel with them! An excellent activity to get some exercise and learn about the cultural significance of the area while enjoying the surrounding scenic beauty. We'll return to shore with a deeper understanding, traditional Hawaiian practices and resource management, as well as stories of the area.
I am 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 enjoy sharing traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices as they relate to paddling 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 teachings and sharing of traditional Hawaiian knowledge we seek to promote positive changes to Hawaii’s environment, people and places for the generations to come.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Kawaipuna Foundation.
Lifejackets & Paddles Snorkel and masks included
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Where you'll be
Departing from our east Oahu location, where the mountains meet the sea. Experience the breathtaking views of the majestic Koolau 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
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
All guests will be required to sign liability waiver prior to departure on any activity. There is a cancellation policy. Please see attached link.
Hawaiian Cultural SUP Experience