Looking to live the postcard? Waikiki is a great place to start. Here a tour group takes a ride on a wa’a (outrigger canoe) in front of Duke’s Place in Honolulu.
Waikiki outrigger rides are fun for both the riders and the onlookers. These traditional Hawaiian boat rides go out every couple of hours from the shores of Waikiki.
Depending on your skill level and your guide, you may have to do more or less paddling. And, depending on the waves, you may or may not get a free bath in the Pacific!
The Outrigger Waikiki decks out in festive Christmas dress for the holiday season. read more
The famous Polynesian-crafted boat Hokule’a sits moored in Lahaina Harbor off the island of Maui. read more
Two men land their outrigger canoes at Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background of this historic picture from the late 1800’s. read more
Orange clouds above and the endless ocean below, an outrigger canoe (wa’a) cruises on calm waters in a tunnel of light. read more
A wa’a (outrigger canoe) catches the shoulder of a wave to ride it to shore at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island. read more
Just off the shores of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island a crew of paddlers take their six-man outrigger canoe (wa’a) out for sunset practice. read more
Christmas time in Hawaii means playing at the beach and, if you’re lucky, even taking a ride in an outrigger canoe. read more
A steersman guides his hand-carved outrigger canoe through the waters near Kamehameha Iki Park, Maui during the 11th Annual International Festival of Canoes in 2008. read more
There are hundreds of outrigger canoes found throughout Hawaii and Polynesia. Based on historic wood designs, the boats now are commonly constructed from fiberglass. Each boat has unique characteristics, shape, personality, and history. read more
In the golden sunset of Hawaii wa’a paddlers sail under purple clouds on calm seas. Outrigger canoes are used as training for the young, providing for family, protection from invaders, and learning about the world. read more
A colorful row of outrigger canoes adorns the grounds of the Lanikai in Kailua on Hawaii’s island of Oahu. read more