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Honolulu: Cultural Day Excursion on Polynesian Canoe

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Honolulu: Cultural Day Excursion on Polynesian Canoe

From US$ 200 per person

Experience the culture and history of Hawaii on this sailing excursion in Honolulu. Try new things on this immersive tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy hands-on traditional activities
  • Learn the history of the Hawaiian Islands via storytelling and songs
  • Try traditional Hawaiian food and drinks
  • See Hawaii's scenic waters and ocean wildlife
  • Relax on the shaded decks of a one-of-a-kind Polynesian canoe
Full description
Enjoy an immersive tour of Honolulu with a cultural day sail excursion on a one-of-a-kind Polynesian canoe. Listen to the history of the Hawaiian Islands through storytelling and song. Enjoy hands-on traditional activities and try local foods while on the beautiful ocean waters. Start your excursion with oli (Hawaiian chant) that welcomes guests to board. Follow with introductions, music, and storytelling. Hear about the history and stories of the islands as you sail along the coast from Kewalo Basin towards Diamond Head. Learn to make poi (traditional Hawaiian food) and enjoy locally grown pupus (Hawaiian snacks). Try out a hula lesson and make Hawaiian lei. Benefit from a teacher/practitioner on board for guidance. Between activities, relax and enjoy the spacious wooden decks on the Polynesian canoe that's 44 feet long and 21 feet wide. Lay in the canoe's nets while marveling at ocean wildlife, beautiful waters, and the colorful Waikiki coastline of O‘ahu. Enjoy plenty of shade under the large canopy covering part of the main deck and easy access to restrooms below deck. By the end of the tour, gain newfound cultural knowledge of authentic Hawaii with skills to share and remember forever.
  • Day sail excursion tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Safety gear
  • Teacher/practitioner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Arrive 15 minutes before the activity. The meeting point is located at the back of Kewalo Harbor against the ocean (not at the front by the street) by the entrance to the surf park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • For safety reasons, this excursion may be canceled with a full refund in the case of bad weather
  • Tips are not included in the price
  • Food and drinks are included in the price of the tour
  • All necessary safety gear is provided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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November 1, 2021

This was such a beautiful experience. The crew was so warm and welcoming. We loved it from beginning to end.

October 2, 2021

September 26, 2021

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Product ID: 400300