Paddling on Kauai
Outrigger Canoe Tours
Are you looking to do something cultural to do while you visit Kauai? Well make sure you get into a outrigger and experience the ocean and rivers like the original Hawaiians used to. There are a few companies on Kauai that do outrigger tours and all of them are spectacular!
Hanalei Bay Outrigger Canoe Trip
Hop into the outrigger and begin your paddle up the enchanting Hanalei River, emerald green waters and the interior foliage are beautiful. Quiet and enduring, going comfortably where not too many travel. You will love it. With experienced guides it is a comfortable paddle up the Hanalei River and into Hanalei Bay, if the ocean permits us! During the winter months we often experience huge swells rolling into Hanalei Bay, and during those periods they won’t venture into the bay. After paddling up the Hanalei River and then down, you go into Hanalei Bay to paddle slowly across the reef areas, which are calm in the summer months, looking down on the reef world as a huge aquarium. You often see fish, turtles and spinner dolphins (summer months).
Kamokila Hawaiian Village Outrigger Rides
In Wailua the Kamokila Hawaiian Village provides outrigger rides down the Wailua River, which offers a calm and serene setting for this activity. The Village is a short distance away from hiking trails that lead to waterfalls as well as grottos and swimming holes. They provide two Outrigger Canoes that come with a steersman. This activity can be enjoyed by everyone!! Children through Seniors, fun for the whole family and friends.
Kauai Beach Boys Canoe Rides
Looking for something a little more daring? Check out the Kauai Beach Boys Canoe Rides at Kalapaki Bay. It’s double the fun with two of Hawaii’s favorite sports rolled into one! Paddle and surf Kalapaki Bay with an expert waterman skilled in the sport of traditional canoe surfing. Get the thrill of surfing and the fun of paddling for a truly original Hawaiian roller coaster ride.