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Honolulu: Cultural Day Excursion on Polynesian Canoe

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Kamoauli

Honolulu: Cultural Day Excursion on Polynesian Canoe

Activity provider: Kamoauli

From US$ 200 per person

Experience the culture and history of Hawaii on this sailing excursion in Honolulu. Try new things on this immersive tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy hands-on traditional activities
  • Learn the history of the Hawaiian Islands via storytelling and songs
  • Try traditional Hawaiian food and drinks
  • See Hawaii's scenic waters and ocean wildlife
  • Relax on the shaded decks of a one-of-a-kind Polynesian canoe
Full description
Enjoy an immersive tour of Honolulu with a cultural day sail excursion on a one-of-a-kind Polynesian canoe. Listen to the history of the Hawaiian Islands through storytelling and song. Enjoy hands-on traditional activities and try local foods while on the beautiful ocean waters. Start your excursion with oli (Hawaiian chant) that welcomes guests to board. Follow with introductions, music, and storytelling. Hear about the history and stories of the islands as you sail along the coast from Kewalo Basin towards Diamond Head. Learn to make poi (traditional Hawaiian food) and enjoy locally grown pupus (Hawaiian snacks). Try out a hula lesson and make Hawaiian lei. Benefit from a teacher/practitioner on board for guidance. Between activities, relax and enjoy the spacious wooden decks on the Polynesian canoe that's 44 feet long and 21 feet wide. Lay in the canoe's nets while marveling at ocean wildlife, beautiful waters, and the colorful Waikiki coastline of O‘ahu. Enjoy plenty of shade under the large canopy covering part of the main deck and easy access to restrooms below deck. By the end of the tour, gain newfound cultural knowledge of authentic Hawaii with skills to share and remember forever.
  • Day sail excursion tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Safety gear
  • Teacher/practitioner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located at the back of Kewalo Harbor against the ocean (not at the front by the street) by the entrance to the surf park at Pier D-106.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons, this excursion may be canceled with a full refund in the case of bad weather
  • Tips are not included in the price
  • Food and drinks are included in the price of the tour
  • All necessary safety gear is provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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This excursion was amazing (very interactive as well)! The crew and guides were very polite and knowledgeable! This excursion took up to 6 ppl total, which worked greater for a small intimate knowledgeable experience! The food was great and I loved that we were even taught how to prepare a traditional dish. All staff members were very friendly as well. This excursion was worth the money and I highly recommend this excursion if you’re wanting to learn about Polynesian culture, be out on the water and not take a full day tour. My only feedback would be to include the Pier on the activity information or at least provide the pier number when sending out the confirmation email upon or after booking. W/o the Pier number, Uber Drivers or other transportation services might be a little confused on the exact location. We found it with the general information provided, but including the Pier number would be very helpful as well.

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Product ID: 400300