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Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail provided by Kamoauli - A Native Cultural Experience Sailing the Waikiki Coast

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Overview
Kamoauli is a locally owned, all-wood, double-hulled, traditional Polynesian canoe (wa’a kaulua) offering a one-of-a-kind native Hawaiian cultural and educational experience. Come sail along the beautiful Waikiki coastline and become immersed in the stories and history of place (Mo‘olelo) reflected through the land (ʻāina) and ocean (moana) aboard a classroom on the sea. Our cultural practitioner and crew involve guests in hands on activities, using native materials to make food, clothing, tools, and other traditional items. Ask questions, explore the deck, nets and hulls, take part in poi (taro) pounding or just relax and enjoy. 'Ukulele music and traditional chants ('oli) with locally-sourced traditional food and drinks are all part of this unique experience. *Note: Due to COVID restrictions, all sails can only be booked as a private single group charter, with a minimum of one and a maximum of six passengers per charter. All ages are welcome, minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pier D Slip 106 Across from Kewalo Basin Park
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    Waikiki
    Stop: 2 hours
    E ho'okele kakou! Come experience Kamoauli, a traditional Polynesian wa'a kaulua - an all-wood, double-hulled sailing canoe! Kamoauli is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture by offering a unique educational platform to share ka mo'olelo o ka 'aina - the native history, myths, legends and stories of this land - while sailing the waters of O'ahu's Kona district.
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  • You'll end at
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd
    1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Pier D Slip 106 Across from Kewalo Basin Park
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Cultural & Educational Activites - experience traditional food preparation and clothing manufacture.
  • Learn about and participate in a traditional sunset 'oli ceremony
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Additional Info
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Djstix wrote a review 5 Jan
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We went for an afternoon trip and it was fantastic. All of the crew were super knowledgeable and we learned a lot of very interesting and important history about Hawaii. The food they served was excellent as well and we even got to see a few turtles on our way. Would highly
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Capt R, Owner at Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for the great review of Kamoauli and crew we enjoyed having you aboard. Happy New Year!
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Andrea Price wrote a review Dec 2020
Miamisburg, Ohio15 contributions3 helpful votes
An unique romantic experience. We were serenaded, taught to make poi, and tasted local food. Highly recommended!
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Response from Capt R, Owner at Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you for the great review, it was a wonderful sunset best wishes and enjoy your time in Hawaii.
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Shareen L wrote a review Nov 2020
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Absolutely amazing! My family had the best time. Captain Rob and his staff were hospitable and made us all feel at home. The kids helped with the sail and learned so much about Hawaiian history and culture. They even learned to hula and made poi. This was definitely a memorable
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Capt R, Owner at Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail
Responded 18 Nov 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review! La'amea (our practitioner) along with James and Ryan (the crew) enjoyed every minute of the time we shared, Best wishes and stay safe.
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HannekeB333 wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas11 contributions2 helpful votes
If we are looking for booze cruise, this is not for you. If you want to contribute to the local community and participate in a cultural adventure, then you are in the right place The owner/operator is a lovely guy, who renovated this royal canoe, once owned by the King of Tonga.
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Response from Capt R, Owner at Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review, we ejoyed having you with us to experience the wildlife and sunset. It was a magical night!
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Justin B wrote a review Jan 2020
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica1 contribution
My wife and I were the only ones booked for the evening, instead of canceling they took us out for a personal cruise. Lots of culture and enjoyed the crew and the water. We also saw dolphins and a young humpback put on a show leaping out of the water several times.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Capt R, Owner at Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail
Responded 22 Jan 2020
What a blessing to see a whale at sunset, we had such a great time mahalo for joining us for the evening.
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An Amazing Hawaiian Adventure - Kamoauli No Ka 'Oi!
My family had the amazing opportunity to sail on Kamoauli for a sunset cruise to the Westside of the island and we
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llawmd
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We had a great time aboard Kamoauli!
Mahalo to Rob & crew for excellent educational and relaxing cruise along Wailiki Coast. We all loved it!
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Sailing in Waikiki on a beautiful day
My friends and I enjoyed a relaxing and informative experience on Kamoauli. The crew were knowledgeable and safe a
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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