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This attraction is not included on the Go Oahu Card. However, Canoe Ride by Hawaiians Oceans is offered on Go Select Oahu, our customizable attraction pass.

Canoe Ride

Canoe Ride by Hawaiians Oceans

You've never taken a canoe ride like this one. After a quick paddling lesson, you'll head into the water off Waikiki Beach with three crewmates, a captain and a guide. Enjoy the stunning scenery, but always be on the lookout for the next big wave.

Looking for an adventurous way to hit the waves off Waikiki? Try an outrigger canoe, a modern version of the type of boat used by ancient Hawaiians for fishing and traveling between the islands.

You'll meet under the hau trees shading the Hawaiian Oceans stand near the Duke Kahanamoku statue for a paddling lesson and an introduction to the canoe, which was once used for competitive racing. Each canoe seats four, plus the captain and a guide, and you'll be assigned a seat and a role in the crew based on your size and strength so that all riders have as much fun as possible.

Hours

Daily, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (Ocean conditions permitting)
Please note, Go Oahu Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

Inclement ocean conditions. May be closed major U.S. holidays.

Redemption Instructions

Included outrigger canoe ride (2-3 waves) with the Go Oahu Card.

Reservation Instructions

Reservations NOT required.

Note

For safety reasons a minimum of 4 people is needed for the canoe to go out in the ocean. Parties of less than 4 people will be grouped to ensure the necessary numbers for a safe ride.

Address

2424 Kalakaua Ave
On Waikiki Beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the Honolulu Police Substation. Across the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
Honolulu, HI

Driving Directions

Call for pickup locations.

Your Hawaiians Oceans Outrigger Canoe Ride will last for just 2 or 3 waves—maybe 30 minutes—and just like the surfers around you, you'll have a few minutes of downtime to enjoy the scenery as you wait for the perfect crest.

No matter where you are in the canoe, be prepared to paddle hard and listen carefully to the guide as you hit the water. They'll shout out instructions to help you quickly get into the best possible position to ride the waves back toward shore.

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 3 out of 5 stars (based on 5 customer ratings)
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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Best ride on the Islands
By Dude Pastor from San Diego, CA on
Pros:
Great Ride
Cons:
Must paddle hard
Best Uses:
Anytime
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Canoe Ride by Hawaiian Ocean's:

We go to Waikiki once or twice a year and I always look forward to this ride a couple of times while we are vacationing. Yes, you have to paddle hard and if you want to coast and not do any work, this is not for you. But, as soon as you drop into the wave, you get the rush! I have always recommended this ride to everyone going to Hawaii. Best [$] you will send while there.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

What a blast!
By Jill Verified Reviewer from Phoenix on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Canoe Ride by Hawaiian Ocean's:

We only did this because it was on the card but it was a blast! We caught 3 different waves all the way into the beach. Not a very long time in the water but still very fun.

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[23 of 23 customers found this review helpful]

Ride was fun, guides were rude
By RT Verified Reviewer from Savannah, GA on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Canoe Ride by Hawaiian Ocean's:

I usually don't write reviews for things, but this was so bad, that I couldn't wait to give feedback. I had the same experience as the person below. The canoe was a blast, but the guides were extremely rude. I'm from Hawaii and I could not believe how unprofessional they were. Waikiki is a beginner beach for a lot of things, specifically surfing and paddle-boarding. As we went out onto the water the guide looked like he was ready to fight a tourist at any moment. As we were paddling out a beginning paddle-boarder wasn't paying attention and our guide ran right into him. I was floored. The guide stared the guy down and wanted to fight him!!! He was a tourist just trying to learn! He didn't see the canoe, and we hit him! The woman who led our other ride didn't give clear directions on what to do and then would degrade people for not following her lead. The guides had very prideful attitudes and I would not suggest this to anyone.

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[9 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

Short but sweet!
By Momma Mia Verified Reviewer from Palm Harbor, FL on
Pros:
Fun while it lasted, Good exercise, Interesting experience
Cons:
Price less than stated, Short experience, Must be physically fit Hard work
Best Uses:
Fun family experience,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Canoe Ride by Hawaiian Ocean's:

We had to wait til there were enough people to take out the outrigger canoe. The captain was nice and placed us into position based on our size and strength. The canoe sat 6 people plus the captain who did the steering.A young boy approached the canoe, before we got into it and used a bucket to bail out the water. That scared me a bit. There was a woman who joined us on the canoe who actually directed us during the ride. We had to really paddle hard to get out to the waves, wait for the wave and then paddle like mad to catch the wave. It was fun! We rode 2 waves, so the activity only lasted no more than 20 minutes including instructions. A single lady who joined us said she paid [$] for her seat. I was worried that we would hit some swimmers, but they always seem to clear the way! Fun, but too quick!!

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[43 of 43 customers found this review helpful]

Canoe was fun, guides were not
By Big John from Vancouver, WA on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Canoe Ride by Hawaiian Ocean's:

This was the one experience that was bad on our whole trip. My wife and I decided to do this together on our honeymoon. We were treated well enough at the booth, but when we got to the canoe, the two guides were rude and condescending, making statements that the did not think we could paddle. When I assured them that I could, and in fact paddle rafts through white water, The Steerman snarled "This isn't Whitewater!" The lady guide was also rude to my wife, calling her, "Dead wood" when she wasn't paddling to the guide's satisfaction. After our trip was over and my wife was looking at photos, I overheard the guides talking disparagingly of us to the next group to go out. The experience with this outfit convinced us NOT to use the other services offered by this company.

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  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

2424 Kalakaua Ave
On Waikiki Beach between the Duke Kahanamoku Statue and the Honolulu Police Substation. Across the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
Honolulu, HI

Phone: 808-306-4586

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