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Guided Outrigger Canoe Tour in Kealakekua Bay

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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

Overview

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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82-6009 Kahauloa Rd , 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.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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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star-4
Great time
Linda_D
, Apr 2022
We had a great time. Jamal was wonderful and very patient with this group of "older" ladies. Snorkeling was wonderful and we enjoyed it very much.
star-5
Must do this
Lorna_J
, Apr 2022
Peter our guide had some great stories of the island. I’m not a strong swimmer but felt very comfortable in the outrigger. Nothing like a regular canoe. Snorkeling was amazing. We we’re blessed to see a sea turtle. Highly recommend! We all had a blast.
star-5
Perfect way to snorkel by Captain Cook Monument!
Anonymous
, Mar 2022
We had a great experience taking in the canoe ride over to the Captain Cook Monument and learning about the history of Kealakekua Bay. Our guide was very friendly and was checking on the people kayaking and snorkeling to make sure they were ok and having a good time too. Snorkeling in the bay was fantastic!
star-5
Great morning on the water and terrific guide
Barbara_S
, Feb 2022
We had a wonderful time-a great experience watching and swimming with manta rays, watching dolphins and great snorkeling
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for using our company and giving me the opportunity to share my cultural background with and also sharing with you the ocean of life and the prestigious Kealakeakua Bay! Aloha, Historical Consultant, Peter Alu of Ehuandkai Adventures.
star-5
Great experience
NancyBottorff
, 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!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Recommend
Edward_B
, Aug 2021
Fun and interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The tour to Captain cooks monument and snorkel was great.
star-4
Good times!
Didi_W
, 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.
star-5
Amazing Canoe and Snorkeling
Teresa_Q
, Aug 2021
Great experience, a must do ! Friendly and knowledgeable staff with experience. Recommend while on the big island. Snorkeling was great
star-5
Amazing!!
Melanie_N
, 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!
star-5
Fantastic morning with the fish!!!
Eric_B
, 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!!!!
star-5
Outrigger Canoe Tour
Elizabeth_D
, 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
star-5
Great job
lamarremar
, 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
star-5
Beyond amazing views and epic scuba 🤿
Adam_D
, 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.
star-5
Excellent time
Darrel_L
, Jun 2021
Great experience. Personal service outstanding! Very family friendly and knowledgeable Highly recommend 👌
star-5
Canoeing on the Pacific
MaryAnn_S
, Apr 2021
Extremely friendly and hospitable group. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Even shared pics. Came to Hawaii to escape the stresses of my job. Paddling a canoe in the ocean among the dolphin was a start.
star-4
Fun, quiet, safe, local-flavor Kealakekui Bay / Captain Cook Monument tour and snorkle.
Jeraldine_P
, Apr 2021
Ehu and Kai Adventures offered exactly the small, personal experience we were looking for. We wanted to take a boat tour in the Kealakekua Bay and do some safe, supervised snorkeling. Uncle Peter and his crew thought of everything, from full snorkel gear, flotation devices, snacks and drinks and even a sun umbrella on the canoe! Uncle Peter shared his local knowledge and folk lore with us as he taught us how to paddle. We totally enjoyed the morning tour as there were no powerboats in the bay when we got there and the lack of a motor on the canoe allowed us to hear the waves, the trees in the breeze and the dolphins breathing as they came up for air when Uncle Peter blew his conch shell. I only give 4 stars as there is nowhere to use a toilet before you start your 2.5 hour tour so make sure you do you business before you head to the tour, and parking can be a bit challenging as the tour outfit is at the end of a narrow neighborhood street. All things considered we would do this trip again and again and recommend it highly.
star-1
Don’t book your tour through Viator!
Tamayo_S
, Apr 2021
Double booking through Viator! When we arrived 10 minutes prior to departure time, the guide did not see our reservation and he kept telling us “oh man, we always have a trouble with Viator” and he scrolled his phone screen up and down and told us “I don’t see your reservation, can you come back tomorrow morning? “ Well, I reserved and paid over 3 weeks before the event for 4 people and we had other plan the next day. After all my husband and one our two sons went to canoe as only room for 2 available and the other son and I just sat at the bench near the shore for 2 1/2 hour ... what a waste! I’ve requested a 1/2 refund. Tour guide is knowledgeable according to my husband.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Canoeing Adventure
Matthew_M
, Oct 2018
We had an amazing time on this canoeing and snorkeling tour. We would definitely recommend this to our family and friends and would do this tour again when we come back.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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