Outrigger Canoe Ride (Waa)

Outrigger Canoe Rides (Wa’a)

Outrigger Canoe Rides (Wa’a)

Historic Hawaiian Sailing Canoe

Take a sail into a different culture and time aboard the Kini Kini Hawaiian Sailing Canoe. With excursions to Kealakekua Bay, sunset cruises and manta ray night tours this is an experience not to miss while in Hawaii.

  • Meet at Kona Boys in Kealakekua
  • Available weekdays by reservation
  • Various tours available, contact us for more information


24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLLICY–Full charge if cancelling with less than 24 hours notice.

Outrigger Canoe Rides

There is a special feeling that accompanies paddling a traditional Hawaiian Wa’a from the shores of Kamakahonu. Join us and learn the basics of paddling and some local history while touring Kailua Bay.

“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 / ride
1 Hour Wa’a Charters – $174, 6 people max

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