Explore Kailua with local watermen on the wa’a (canoe) as we share the history and cultural significance of it to Hawaiian and Polynesian Cultures. Paddle the clear waters of Kailua as we journey to explore the Mokuluas - a private wildlife sanctuary island. Come join us for an unique Hawaiian experience unlike any other in the world! During the adventure, you will be given the opportunity to explore the ecosystem as we snorkel through the glistening, clear coral reefs of Kailua with honu (sea turtles) and other native sea life. While on the island enjoy the views of the Ko’olau range surrounding us as our watermen tell the mo’olelo (stories) of the rich history of the region. Explore and learn about the many native inhabitants that call the Mokuluas home. Take a short hike to a truly spectacular island view - the Queen's Bath. The beautiful natural tide pool is the hidden gem of the island! Back on the beach, join us for some refreshments as we relax and take in the serenity of the isolated beach. On the ride back, you'll have the unique opportunity as we catch some waves on the canoe and surf Hawaiian style; an original favorite pastime of local Hawaiians
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 in a safe environment for groups of all levels, keiki to kapuna. My team consists of professional waterman with backgrounds in ocean safety, firefighting and EMS.
Ice - cold water & juice
Mokuluas - Wildlife Sanctuary Island Landing Ticket
We'll paddle to Na Mōkūlua, The Twin Islands, an offshore islet from Kaohao, Lanikai, side of Kailua. We'll land on Moku Nui - the larger of the two - where we'll visit it's various wildlife nesting areas and hike to the Queen's Bath for a plunge. We'll also explore the waters around the islets where we'll discover various fish, sea turtles and he'e- octopus.
• Participants required to arrive & check in with guide 15 minutes PRIOR to tour departure time • Participants required to sign electronic liability waiver • Paddling not required • You WILL get wet • Queen's Bath - optional • Waterproof non slip shoes suggested • Non swimmers are welcome