Experience the thrill of the Hawaiian roller coaster - canoe surfing! Paddle out, in the comfort of the canoe, and surf the waves; Hawaiian style! Embark on a 2 hour guided tour close off beautiful Kailua Beach on a Wa’a (Hawaiian canoe) to explore Popoi’a Island - an offshore island with a rich history to our fishing community in the Hawaiian Kingdom days. Learn about the wa'a (canoe), history, and cultural of the people of Hawaii; as well as the proper Hawaiian paddling technique. Discover the rich history of Kailua as we tell the mo'olelo (stories) of Kailua and the Ko'olaupoko district - from the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, to the Hawaiian Kingdom Days, to post World War II Hawaii. You will experience first hand the history and life of Kailua! Relax and explore Popoi'a Island while learning about the ecosystems that inhabits it - native plants and native bird species such as the Ua'u Kani. Enjoy the perfect, picturesque views of the windward side of the Ko'olau range and Ulupa'u crater. Take a swim and snorkel through the reefs of the island exploring the native fishes and Honu (sea turtles) that inhabit the coastline. Come catch a wave with us - Hawaiian style!
I was raised in an ocean culture family and am an avid surfer, paddler, sailor and fishermen. I've spent time as an ocean lifeguard in Hawaii and California. I hope to share my passions and the culture of Hawai'i that have had such a strong impact on my life. Tours are run with my team from my business: Kailua Ocean Adventures. We are a small Hawaiian Sailing Canoe and Outrigger Canoe company; born and bred in our hometown of Kailua. We strive to show the cultural and historical side of Hawaiian Canoes, while exploring the waters of our backyard. You can read more about my team at koacanoes.com
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Popoi’a Island - Wildlife Sanctuary Island Landing Ticket
Paddle Kailua with us to the Popoi'a - where we’ll explore the island. Snorkel off the island and explore the sea life that surrounds us - such as Uhu (parrot fish) and Honu (sea turtles). On the island, we'll explore the native plants and birds found on the island - like the 'Ilima flower and Ua'a Kani birds. Before ending the adventure, jump back in the canoe with us and let's paddle and surf some waves! he'e nalu chee-huu!
• Participants required to arrive & check in with guide 15 minutes PRIOR to tour departure time • Participants required to sign electronic liability waiver • Paddling IS required • Moderate level of physical activity required • You WILL get wet • Water conditions determine snorkeling availability