Tour Waikiki in an Outrigger Canoe Rides in the Pacific Ocean with Big Wave Dave

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A group enjoys an outrigger canoe rides in the ocean off Waikiki Beach, Oahu with Big Wave Dave

Outrigger Canoe Rides from Waikiki Beach

History of Outrigger Canoe Rides in Honolulu

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 nine, plus the captain and second-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 can last any where from 10-45 minutes depending on the wave conditions, 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 you will treasure for your lifetime.

Big Wave Dave in the surf off Waikiki

Outrigger Canoe Ride Rates from Waikiki Beach

$39 per person

Please contact us for corporate rates/discounts.

Answers to Common Questions about Outrigger Canoe Rides in Waikiki

  • All ages welcome.
  • Outrigger Canoe Surfing is a great activity for the whole family.
  • We provide safety and paddling instruction before heading out on the outrigger canoe.
  • Life vests provided upon request.
  • We are experienced with riders who have special needs, please let us know at the time of your booking.
  • Outrigger canoe rides are available year round.
  • Reservations are required for outrigger canoe rides; space is limited, so please book in advance.
  • Photos and videos for your Outrigger Canoe Experience will be available.
  • Corporate groups, school organizations, team building retreats, organized outings welcome.
  • Don’t forget your swimsuit and sun block, you will get wet during the ride.
  • The outrigger canoe is one of the safest ocean vessels; it is the ONLY vessel that does not require life jackets by the US Coast Guard.

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