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Honolulu, United States
Outrigger Canoe Surfing
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icon20 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Go canoeing the Hawaiian way, in an outrigger canoe, during this 30-minute activity from Honolulu. With your experienced guide, paddle out into the ocean and catch at least 2 waves. Learn about the history of Hawaiian outrigger canoeing, once the official sport of the Hawaiian Royal family, from your captain as he steers the canoe and you paddle. Suitable even for non-swimmers, the canoes carry 4 to 6 people of all ages and abilities.
  • Paddle an outrigger canoe in the waters off Waikiki
  • Suitable for the whole family, children and nonswimmers included
  • Learn about the history of outrigger canoeing, once the sport of the Hawaiian Royal Family
  • Feel safe under the watch of your licensed captain
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Outrigger Canoe
Outrigger Canoe Paddles
Gratuities
Souvenir photos & video (available to purchase based on the availability of the photographer)
Transportation to/from attractions
Towels
Sunscreen
2259 Kalākaua Ave , 2259 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

The check-in desk is located at the pool deck of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. It can be reached by using the public Beach Access found between Cheesecake Factory and Outrigger Waikiki Hotel on Kalakaua Ave. If you are coming from the beach, look for the Pink Hotel, which is the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 3 people required to book. Up to 5 people can ride together.
  • If your party is less than 3 (1 to 2 guests), as long as you pay for the minimum of 3, you can book. All bookings are exclusive.
  • Non-Swimmers welcome
  • Minors must receive legal guardian's approval
  • Waiver must be signed
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Bring your own towel and sunscreen
  • Most travellers can participate
  • A minimum age is 5 years old.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Waikiki Beach Services
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Outrigger Canoe Surfing?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Outrigger Canoe Surfing.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Outrigger Canoe Surfing?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
See all safety measures taken by Outrigger Canoe Surfing.
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What is the social distancing policy during Outrigger Canoe Surfing?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Outrigger Canoe Surfing.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Outrigger Canoe Surfing?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Outrigger Canoe Surfing.

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  • "Stay for lunch at Dukes after, its right there where your outrigger sails from" See review
  • "I was worried at first because I can’t swim but it is perfectly safe and the captain and crew are experts.." See review

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4.5
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star-5
Have some fun. Live a little.
Brian_M
, Aug. 2022
Hey, you are in Hawaii. Do it! Make a memory. If not, then what are you doing here. Just do it! Cheers
star-5
Great Outrigger Canoe Surfing
Geoffrey_L
, Aug. 2022
Paddling together as a family out in the ocean then being carried by the waves surfing right to the beach in front of our hotel was a great experience
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Aloha! We are so happy you were able to make some incredible memories with your family! Canoe surfing is definitely a unique and awesome experience. Thank you for the 5 star rating and taking the time to write a review.
star-4
Great time, would recommend
Susie_C
, Jul. 2022
Was alot of fun and a good workout. They made sure to catch some good waves. And they made sure each of our daughters got a chance to help row.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2022
Aloha! We are so happy that you had a good time on the canoe. It is an exhilarating experience, and a workout all in one. Thank you for the 4 star rating. Please do share with us how we could have made this a 5 star experience for you. Aloha 🤙
star-3
Captain Russell and Eli...
Kristen_D
, Jul. 2022
Captain Russell and Eli were great. We had a lot of fun riding the surf. The management was disappointing because it was advertised that a photographer takes pictures. Turns out the photographer was on break and didn’t take pictures of us. Not the photographer’s fault. The management should make sure all rides are covered with photographer. When I asked about it, the woman behind the counter said “let me look into it” and then she never came back. So disappointing! Make sure to ask if the photographer is on duty!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Aloha, Kristen. Thank you for sharing the experience. We are sorry that the photographer had to take a break at the time you were experiencing the canoe ride. Should you come back again, please let us know in advance as to when your booking date/time is so that we can make sure to assign someone for you. If there is anything else you may need, please contact us again. Again, our apologies.
star-5
Nothing beat the feeling...
Bob_d
, Jun. 2022
Nothing beat the feeling of surfing down the waves! So much fun! We wouldn't hesitate again. The crew worked very hard to give us the greatest experience.
star-5
Awesome!
Shelley_O
, May 2022
Awesome experience! My whole family enjoyed this activity!! We had someone from all generations, (teens, mom and grandmother).
star-5
Can’t wait to do it again!
Bobbi_B
, May 2022
What a crazy fun adventure!! The crew was informative and friendly. We were given very clear instructions on how to be safe and have a blast in the water. They picked great waves for us and now I have amazing memories. Thank you guys! We loved it!!
star-5
Outrigger Canoe Experience
Edward_K
, May 2022
A bucket list check off experience. Breathtaking to ride I to shore on a wave. It was better than expected.
star-4
Super fun and easy!
Libby_V
, Apr. 2022
This was an awesome experience! The check-in was a little confusing as the desk lacked signage and appeared to just be for pool guests at a hotel, but people were happy to help point us in the right direction. The staff’s quick lesson on what to do was great and made us feel very comfortable. Our role was easy but our arms did get a good workout paddling, as we had some really good sized waves that day. It was a super fun experience! I just wish we could have done it longer!
star-5
Fun workout
Deattra_B
, Mar. 2022
I have to admit- I loved this- but it was too short! I think it was 20 mins long but I also have to take u to account it was using a lot of my muscles- the crew was absolutely great and professional- will definitely do again!
star-5
Birthday surprise to ride a wave
Randolph_G
, Jan. 2022
What a great way to surprise my wife with an experience of riding a wave without having to try to get on a surf board. She had a great experience and we got to see 2 sea turtles while riding a few waves ! From checking in to the boat launch we felt taken care of the whole time ! The crew and captain of the boat showed they were more than experienced to handle anything out on the ocean ! What an amazing time ! Loved it and would totally do it again ! Thanks for the memories!
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Mahalo for the kind 5-star review! We are delighted that you shared your birthday with us! "Hau'oli La Hanau" (Happy Birthday)! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
star-5
Awesome wave rides ! We...
Bonnie_F
, Jan. 2022
Awesome wave rides ! We got to do three waves - very fun time, good captain who gave clear instructions
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Mahalo for your kind 5-star review! We arae glad to hear that you enjoyed the only Hawaiian sport. We look forward to your next visit!
star-4
Fun but short
Kristen_D
, Dec. 2021
It was a lot of fun but it was short - the activity lasted 15 minutes- I thought it would be close to an hour.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
Mahalo for the kind review. Our "canoe surfing" guarantees to catch 3 waves. The duration depends soley on the condition of the wave which differs every day. On some days, it will take more than 30 minutes if there is not much surf as we have to wait for the right wave. If you wish to ride longer, you can book Outrigger Canoe "Charter" which last for 1 hour and we can catch as many waves as we can during the chartered hour. We look forward to your next visit!
star-5
So much fun!
Charles_C
, Dec. 2021
We had two people that were physically challenged, and the crew was amazing and didn’t rush us. The waves were not big, but the ride was still fun. We were able to do more rides then I think they actually routinely do.
star-5
The best!
Boluyemi
, Nov. 2021
This was the most fun I’ve ever had. Russell, the captain, went above and beyond… I especially appreciate his demeanor and competence!
star-4
Surf the waives like the surf boarders do
Carrie_G
, Oct. 2021
So fun surfing the waves like the surf boarders do! Riding the waves in was the best part of the trip
star-5
Excellent adventure
JohnKenneth_H
, Sep. 2021
This was a fun filled experience. The employees at check in were super helpful and friendly. The canoe captain and crew were well organized and friendly. They walked us through what was expected of us and kept us laughing and wet. Great fun
star-3
Not what I expected
Rosella_Q
, Jul. 2021
A little disappointed coz it was too short (15 minutes canoe ride) and only 1 wave. For what I paid for I was expecting more exciting experience!
star-5
Fantastic surfing
Cathy_N
, Jul. 2021
Russell was our guide and he was great with instructions as well as making sure we road in 3 super waves and one of them being a double wave!! So much fun even for the unexperienced - be sure to book this excursion on your trip.
star-4
Fun but not 30 minutes
Margaret_K
, Jul. 2021
It was super fun but was only 20 minutes at the most, of which five minutes were spent going over instructions. In my opinion it was not worth the price for too short of time. I couldn’t believe it when we headed back to shore.

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