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Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

Captain Cook, United States
Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


Skip the usual boat tours and embark upon a Hawaiian style kayak adventure in a traditional outrigger canoe. These double-hull canoes are known for providing stability and smooth rides; all the better to experience Kealakekua Bay with minimal exertion. Learn about the history of the bay, one of the most sacred in Hawaii; its mysterious caves, and how people lived there, from guides whose families are connected to the area.
  • Embark on a boat tour with a difference in a traditional outrigger canoe
  • Learn about the history of the area from people who have family connections to it
  • Cruise around the bay with minimal exertion: A relaxing excursion
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to best suit your schedule
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Local guide
Use of Canoe
All equipment
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

82-6009 Kahauloa Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704, USA

Once you have arrived to Kealakekua Bay, you will take your first left and drive south on Pu'uhonua rd. You will then make your second right on to Kahauloa rd, from here you will drive directly towards the ocean and find us posted up near the cove. Look for the Ehu and Kai Adventures pop-up tent.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ehu and Kai Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "They have a ladder to make it easy to get back in the canoe." See review


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Great experience
, Dec 2021
Snorkeling in the clear water of Kealakekua Bay was an outstanding experience. Jamal our guide and the crew at Ehu and Kai were knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We had a great time and even saw Spinner Dolphins in the bay at the end of our trip. We had a small group which made it even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!
, Aug 2021
Fun and interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The tour to Captain cooks monument and snorkel was great.
Good times!
, Aug 2021
We had a fun time with this experience. "Uncle Peter" told us some history and stories and even did a Hawaiian ritual before we jumped into the water for snorkeling. We did end up having to paddle but I myself totally volunteered and it was fun. I would recommend this for anyone who wants a totally different kind of experience outside of going on a motor boat. Oh and the guys who prepped us before we went on the canoe were so welcoming and hospitable.
Amazing Canoe and Snorkeling
, Aug 2021
Great experience, a must do ! Friendly and knowledgeable staff with experience. Recommend while on the big island. Snorkeling was great
, Jul 2021
Had the most amazing time paddling with my family to Captain Cooks monument! From Rufus who got us all checked in, to our steersman Manao…. Who didn’t even laugh when a former paddler couldn’t get back in the canoe… such an amazing day.. followed by lunch at Reel Aloha… don’t miss out on the poke bowls!
Fantastic morning with the fish!!!
, Jul 2021
Loved the outrigger experience!! Early arrival meant we had all the fish mostly to ourselves! Guide and staff were knowledgeable and kind!! We love supporting family owned businesses!!!!
Outrigger Canoe Tour
, Jul 2021
Jamal was a wealth of knowledge and we enjoyed the experience greatly! The water was beautiful and we had the bonus of seeing dolphins playing in the bay.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
It’s Awsome that you saw dolphins as they were not present for awhile. He is an Awsome worker, nephew and has knowledge of Kealakekua Bay the home of Kamehameha l. Thank you for using our company as part of your vacation to Kona, Hawaii. Aloha and God Bless, Peter and Mana’o of Ehuandkaiadventures
Great job
, Jul 2021
Everyone is very helpful. More information about the Big Island while paddling. They have a ladder to make it easy to get back in the canoe. We got to the snorkeling spot before many other people. Will go again. Mahalo
Beyond amazing views and epic scuba 🤿
, Jun 2021
Easy 5 star review. Guide gave us some historical information about Hawaii as we paddled out to Capt. Cook Memorial. Everything from the cliff to the water and the scuba site were absolutely beautiful even saw a manta ray on the way back in. Would definitely do again with out a question.
Excellent time
, Jun 2021
Great experience. Personal service outstanding! Very family friendly and knowledgeable Highly recommend 👌

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