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HUAKAʻI WAʻA PEA – Sailing Tour
Climb aboard a traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe for an adventure through Kailua Bay. This three-hour semi-private tour kicks off with a 30-minute sail through crystal blue waters to the small island of Moku Nui. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to talk story with your guide and learn about the history of Hawaii, Kailua, and Moku Nui itself. Prepare to see lots of native wildlife once you arrive on the island: Moku Nui is a seabird reserve and favorite hangout spot for basking green sea turtles and monk seals. As you explore the island, your guide will happily point out any native plants and animals you might encounter and maybe even show you to one of Moku Nui’s secret tide pools. Then, as the day winds down, you can kick back on the beach and enjoy some complimentary snacks or snorkel the surrounding reef off Moku Nui.
HOE WAʻA – PADDLING TOUR
Paddling was once the primary form of transportation in the islands. Canoe paddling is also an important practice in Hawaiian culture. Even today, there are countless canoe clubs and high school paddling teams across the state that paddle Hawaiian outrigger canoes. Hawaiian customs, names, techniques, and traditions are still used in all aspects of the sport. Aboard this three-hour tour, you’ll learn the very same techniques and traditions as you paddle from Kailua Beach to Moku Nui. In addition to learning the art of paddling, your guide will share with you the folklore, history, geology, and fauna of the Kailua area. After a good paddle, you’ll have some time to explore the island and take a dip in the famous Queen’s Bath. Keep in mind this tour is physically demanding. So if you’re looking for a leisurely cruise, the Huakaʻi Waʻa Pea tour might be for you.
WHAT TO BRING
You might as well show up in your swimsuits- you’re going to get wet on this tour. Although it might be a good idea to pack some sun protection as well- there’s no shade aboard an outrigger canoe. Reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a UV shirt will do the trick. You’ll also be doing some exploring once you reach Moku Nui, so bring some sandals, or as we call them in Hawaii, slippahs. Lastly, water is a must! Don’t forget to pack your Hydroflask. Included on this tour are dry bags for any items you don’t want to get wet, as well as some light snacks. While onboard the canoes, lifejackets are mandatory for all guests.
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