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Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe and Snorkel Adventure

  • Paddle an outrigger canoe along the coast of the Big Island
  • 2-hour activity lets you see how the Hawaiian ancestors traveled
  • Swim, snorkel and fish in the tropical waters
Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe and Snorkel Adventure
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Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe and Snorkel Adventure
Paddle a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe around Keauhou Bay during this 2-hour activity in Kailua-Kona. Learn about the sacred tradition of the Wa'a and experience the Big Island from an ocean vantage point, the way the Hawaiian ancestors did. Stop along the way to swim, snorkel or throw out a fishing line for a fresh catch. All equipment provided; no experience necessary.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Keauhou Boat ramp at least 15 minutes before your boat's departure. Meet your guide and stow your personal items in the boat's dry bag, where they'll stay safe during your adventure. Be sure to a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun and a towel to dry off after your adventure.

Launch the boat and start paddling, gliding through the tropical waters under your own power. The outrigger is the traditional Hawaiian method of transportation, called Wa’a, and considered sacred to the Hawaiian ancestors. Depending on your group's wishes and skill level, you may paddle in the protected bay or head out down the Kona coast. 

Stop to swim, snorkel or throw out a fishing line and see what you can catch. Sip provided water and munch on snacks to refuel. 

Return to shore after 2 hours of exploring.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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Reviewed 16 November 2017
Night Manta Ray Snorkel

Our guides "Kee-in" and Hannah were fantastic. We did the 6PM tour with our 6 and 9 year old daughters, both of whom have done a fair amount of snorkeling and are very comfortable in the water. We paddled out from Keauhou Harbor at 6pm...More

1  Thank NWTraveler97
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

We are so happy you chose Anelakai Adventures for your Night Manta Canoe Adventure and so appreciate you sharing your experience. We are so happy that your family had such a great time and that it left a lasting impression on your girls. Please let...More

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Once in a lifetime experience! Thanks!

This was such a wonderful experience. We were nervous but Iko and Amy made us feel very comfortable. This was my second time snorkeling so I am not an expert but it did not matter, they were patient, kind, and we were entertained by Iko's...More

Thank Andre E
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Andre we are so happy you came out with us, and we so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience! We're so happy you had a great time with us and would love to have you out again the next time you're on...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017
A must do on the big island!

I did the outrigger canoe trip in the morning with my family and it was awesome! The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable about Hawaiian History. The guides talked about the Hawaiian lifestyle and snorkeled with us. We were lucky to swam with a manta...More

Thank julie_dupless
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Julie we absolutely loved having you all out with us to share such a perfect day!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and we would love to have you out with us again the next time you’re on the...More

Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile
Manta Ray Night Watch

As if things could get any better, this happened tonight on our manta ray night swim on an amazingly rigged home made Hawaiian outrigger canoe. It pretty much sums up why these beautiful islands have enchanted me. Do yourself a favor, if you're ever on...More

Thank themakeuppro
Reviewed 5 April 2015
Swim with Mantra Rays in Traditional Hawaiian Style

Most people swim with Mantra Rays via a large boat, floating with 20-30 people. Anelakai Adventures, with the great service provided by Iko and Holly is a great experience. First, you are in an Outrigger Canoe [two Hawaiian canoes strapped together] and the team paddles...More

Thank DGSSpeedyCreek
Holly C, Owner at Anelakai Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2015

Aloha Duane, Thank you so much for coming out with us, and for the wonderful feedback. We had such a great time with you and your family, and what a perfect night! We look forward to having you out with us again in the future!...More

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