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canoe surf adventures

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Includes:
Dry Bag
Snorkeling Mask
Description:
Choose from 3 canoe adventures in Kailua with your opportunity to catch a wave, do some snorkelling, and have a guided tour on some offshore islands!

NA MOKULUA HOE WA’A- 
3 hour canoe surf and paddle adventure to the Moke islands
Take an adventure on 3 hour guided tour in a Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe. Paddle through Kailua Bay with local Kailua waterman on the outrigger canoe. Learn about the history and cultural significance of the Wa’a (canoe) to Hawaiian and Polynesian Cultures. This is our most popular tour!

During the tour, you will be given the opportunity to explore the ecosystem as we snorkel off the coral reefs of Kailua Bay and explore the islands of Na Mokulua (the twin islands). Learn of the native species and the importance conservation plays to the native species. Experience first hand the effects plastic and other harmful chemicals and substances have on the environment and what is being done to protect Hawai’i.

Upon returning from Na Mokulua, our steersmen will guide the canoes onto waves for He’e Nalu Wa’a (canoe surfing). You will experience the thrill of wave riding, a cultural experience deep in Hawaiian roots as it was once only reserved for royalty. 

HE’E NALU WA’A- 
1 hour canoe surf and snorkeling adventure
Join us as we venture out to Popoi’a Island (Flat Island) in Kailua bay. There, our guests will learn what it takes to paddle in a Wa’a (canoe) as we catch waves and explore the coral reefs of Popoi’a island (Flat Island.) The sport of He’e Nalu (surfing) is rich in Hawaiian history as the founding culture and once only practiced by the Ali’i (royalty). We will safely guide you onto the waves in our Wa’a (canoe), teaching proper paddling technique and history of surfing in Hawai’i! After riding some waves, cool off by snorkeling around Popoi’a Island (Flat Island) and learn of the native species that inhabit and surround the island and Hawai’i’s conservation practice to maintain and conserve the bird sanctuary.

POPOI’A HOE WA’A- 2 hour guided tour to the Popoi'a island
Embark on a 2 hour guided tour close off beautiful Kailua Beach on a Wa’a (Hawai’ian outrigger canoe) to explore Popoi’a Island (Flat Island.)

Learn about the parts of the Wa’a (canoe), history, and cultural significance to the people of Hawai’i, as well as the proper paddling technique from our experienced and knowledgeable staff through hands on learning. You will have an experience only found in Hawai’i!

Snorkel and explore Popoi'a Island while learning about the ecosystems in Hawaii. Get educated about the actions being taken by the State to conserve and preserve the wildlife, while being taught what it takes for an individual to help.

You will also have the opportunity to learn He’e Nalu Wa’a (canoe surfing), a pastime founded in Hawaiian waters and once only practiced by the Ali’i (royalty)!

SAFETY WARNING- 
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 ability to perform the tasks required are not advised.Our steersmen may cancel the tour if they feel certain conditions of the guests will impeded 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 6 are not allowed. Life jackets are mandatory of all guests. 
 
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Rates
Name
Per
Age
Price
Comment
NA MOKULUA HOE WA’AAdult13+
$
114
75
3 hour canoe surf and paddle adventure to the Moke islands
NA MOKULUA HOE WA’AChild6-12
$
102
3 hour canoe surf and paddle adventure to the Moke islands
HE’E NALU WA’AAdult13+
$
97
75
1 hour canoe surf and snorkeling adventure
HE’E NALU WA’AChild6-12
$
85
1 hour canoe surf and snorkeling adventure
POPOI’A HOE WA’AAdult13+
$
106
25
2 hour guided tour to the Popoi'a island
POPOI’A HOE WA’AChild6-12
$
93
50
2 hour guided tour to the Popoi'a island
Schedule
Days
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M, Tu, W, Th, FVarious check in times throughout the day, click the "book it button" to see live availability calendar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sunglasses Sunblock Other sun protection Swimwear Sandals/Slippers Snacks Small backpack Our map!
YOU WILL GET WET! Prepare for it.
We got you covered. Don't worry about bringing your own gear, though you're more than welcome to do so.
We have GoPros at hand to take pictures and videos for you (for an additional $25). You are also welcome to bring your phone and/or cameras. We have a dry bags to put all your important items, but cannot 100% guarantee your items won't get wet.
Anyone who's 6 years old and over can ride!
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Check In Location
526 Kawailoa Road, Kailua, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States 96734
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Reviews
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Great way to end our vacation!
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My husband and I had a awesome time! It was a lot of fun! The guides were so informative and made the trip fun. I'm sure glad we did this on our last day of our vacation. What a way to end it!
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Awesome experience
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Joe and his team do an amazing job daily. Gave us insight, knowledge, history about the canoe and places in and around Kailua. They kept everyone safe as well throughout the adventure and gave us detailed instructions on canoe paddling. Went to mokulua island to adventure the different spots on the island as well as surf waves around the sides of the island. Highly recommend KOA canoes for anyone ... more(visitors or locals) planning to have an awesome day cruising at mokulua or popoi'a island. This sure beats renting kayaks and hauling them yourself to the beach. Thanks for taking us out Joe and Kiki; will be back for more.
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Wonderful adventure
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We paddled an outrigger canoe from Kailua beach out to the Mokes, about a 1.5 mile trip. Although the seas were somewhat rough due to a rain storm coming in, our guides, Joe and Kiki, were great. We had a great view of the beach and Joe gave us a running commentary on the islands as we approached the beach. Once there we explored the tidal pools and wildlife, taking care not to disturb the nesting ... morebirds. Launching the canoe for the return trip was an adventure but our expert guides instructed us well and we had a safe trip back, even catching a few waves on the way, before hitting the beach. I definitely recommend this trip as long as you love to paddle. KOA is a first rate outfit with professional guides.
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