New! Historic Hawaiian Sail & Snorkel Tour
Wa’a (Outrigger Canoe) & Snorkel Tour from Keauhou Bay to Kealakekua Bay
Experience the Kona coast like a Hawaiian in this one-of-kind tour! Led by a Hawaiian waterman, you’ll sail in a historic double-hulled outrigger canoe while exploring myths, royalty, and legends. Along the way from beautiful Keauhou Bay in Kona to the amazingly clear waters of Kealakekua Bay, you’ll get to:
- whale watch
- dolphin watch
- explore caves and cliffs along the coastline
- fish (trolling)
- munch on drinks and snacks
Upon arriving at Kealakekua Bay, you’ll get a full hour of snorkeling the incredibly pristine waters in front of the Captain Cook Monument and the historic village of Ka’awaloa.
Then, we’ll sail leisurely back to Keauhou as the sun sinks in the sky, getting you back to shore in plenty of time for your evening plans.
Operates Monday through Thursday
1 :00 pm to 4:00 pm tour
(Check in at our shop location at 12:00 pm to pay, get snorkel gear and coolers stocked with juices, water, chips and fruit)
$159 / person, 6 people max per tour
24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLLICY–Full charge if cancelling with less than 24 hours notice.
Kamakahonu Bay Outrigger Canoe Rides
Kona Boys are stoked to share our latest ocean adventure, Historical Wa’a (Canoe) Rides from the Kona Boys Beach Shack in Kailua-Kona, directly in front of the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.
“KONA BOYS ARE THE BEST! Our family of six took the outrigger canoe (Wa’a) trip and had a blast. Our guide, Kawika, gave us a fascinating and educational tour of Kailua Bay. We had great views of the islands, learned a lot about Hawaiian history, and got to see spinner dolphins up close. We have been to the Big Island five times and this is the best thing we have ever done. Kawika gave us a great glimpse into the REAL Hawaii.” Chris and family
Enjoy Kona’s amazing waters and beautiful coastline in the tradition of the Hawaiians themselves. Our guide/steersman will give you a beach-side orientation before we board the Wa’a and launch from the protected beach at Kamakahonu Bay.
As we paddle into Kailua Bay and explore the coastline we will share stories about some of the local landmarks, the rich history of the area, and the role of the wa’a in Hawaiian culture. It’s a great trip from the entire family so get in touch now to schedule your Wa’a ride.
Whether you are staying at a hotel, in town for a while, or just landing for a few hours from the cruise ship, we can accommodate your time frame.
1 Hour Wa’a Rides – $49.99/person
1 Hour Wa’a Charters – $149.99, 6 people max
4 Hour Wa’a Charters – $399