Our beach boy Outrigger Canoe is a modern version boats used by ancient Hawaiians for fishing and traveling between the islands. Tourists have been enjoying the exhilarating feeling of catching waves on an outrigger canoe on Waikiki beach since the early 1900’s. Duke Kahanamoku, a original beach boy of Waikiki took tourists out on Outrigger Canoes as part of the Hawaiian experience. To this day, Waikiki beach is one of the only places in the world where you can race down a wave on an outrigger canoe.
Tour Waikiki in an Outrigger Canoe Rides
Our outrigger canoe seats eight, plus the captain and co-captain. Once assigned a seat you will be given a role in the crew based on your size and strength. Before entering the water you will receive instruction on how to enter and exit the boat, along with details on how to paddle. Be prepared to paddle hard and listen to your Captain carefully as they shout out instructions to get the boat in the best position to ride the waves back toward the shore. Your Canoe ride will last for 2 or 3 waves, maybe 20-30 min, in between catching waves you will be able to look down on the reef area as a huge aquarium. We often see fish, turtles, and dolphins.
Enjoying the beauty of Waikiki and Diamondhead is a real treat in the outrigger canoe and a uniquely Hawaiian experience.. It is an experience to treasure for a lifetime as you experience the view from the ocean.