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Polynesian Canoe Sunset Sail

Badge of ExcellenceHonolulu, United States
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From $220.00

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Experience an important part of Hawaiian culture during your vacation and sail on a traditional Polynesian canoe. Join a small group and board the all-wood, double-hulled vessel for a sail along Waikiki's coastline at sunset. Hear myths, legends, and stories of native Hawaii and enjoy cultural activities like making food, clothes, and other traditional items.
  • Admire the coastal scenery during your sunset sail
  • Enjoy light refreshments and dinner while onboard
  • Listen to ukulele music and traditional chants
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Cultural & Educational Activites - experience traditional food preparation and clothing manufacture.
  • Learn about and participate in a traditional sunset 'oli ceremony
  • Refreshments, dinner & music

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA

      Pier D Slip 106 Across from Kewalo Basin Park

    Departure Time

    4:30 PM

    Return Details

    This activity will end right where it started.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Operated by Kamoauli

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    It supports a small business, there is plenty of space for everyone and more personable interactions, since the charters limit the number of attendees.
    If you want to have a truly cultural experience on an authentic Polynesian "canoe" (catamaran).. do it!
    They only recently made this available to the public and it is a great way to learn about the culture and support local.
    73 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers
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    The most beautiful experience..
    Sam_M, May 2022
    Highly recommend this tour; this trip is rich in history and beauty. Worth every penny and all of the proceeds go back to education.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for giving us a great review!
    Phenomenal loved every moment
    Melanie_P, Feb 2022
    One of the best amazing beautiful excursions my family and I did while in Hawaii! So relaxing and educational. The staff is phenomenal, knowledgeable and caring. This is a must do when coming to visit this beautiful island.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Mahalo for joining us on a beautiful sunset and for the great review!
    Unique. Not touristy. Fun. Saw cool ocean life. Would do AGAIN!
    ddsantella, Feb 2022
    Loved: Hawaii, special evening, no crowds, such fun with integrity and truly unparalleled expert knowledge? Hosts: captain Robert, deckhand Evan and expert artists/educators were super impressive-warmth, honesty, unique skills, ocean smarts, abs ensuring each guest is attended to with courtesy and aloha respect? This excursion had all. “Expensive” ? Yeah. Worth it cuz: not fake tourist-y and felt cared for and actually part of experience? 150% yes. Just do it!
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    Mahalo for taking the time to share this heartfelt review!
    This is a very...
    Nirmala_M, Jan 2022
    This is a very interesting and traditional experience, if you want to learn about the Hawaiian culture and food then this is for you. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable, however it was not my cup of tea and for that reason I did not like it.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Aloha, Thank you for sharing. We do strive to bring an authentic cultural experience filled with hands on activities and learning.
    Wonderful experience
    Susan_S, Jan 2022
    The cultural and historical education elevated the trip from a sunset cruise to a lifelong memory. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to learn about Hawaiian culture.
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    Mahalo! for the wonderful reivew of Kamoauli.
    Authentic, amazing, fun, cultural immersion
    Bhoomi_B, Dec 2021
    We went as party of 4 including our kids age 8 and 10y old. The captain and talented crew were amazing! This experience was authentic and taught us so much about Hawaiian culture in a gorgeous and intimate setting. THANK YOU! One of the highlights of our trip! Mahalo🙏🏽🙏🏽
    Response from Host, Jan 2022
    I am glad you find us to be one of your highlights while visiting Hawaii. I know the teachers and crew work hard to give a safe and fun educational excursion. Thank you for the great review!
    Authentic old Hawaii
    Luana_H, Dec 2021
    This was an educational experience, not a booze cruise. Hawaiian educators taught us some music and words, helped us pound poi, and fed us some authentic foods. Anela and our other guides, and Captain Rob, made it magical.
    Response from Host, Dec 2021
    Mahalo for joining us on a sunset cruise and the wonderful review.
    Heart & Soul of Hawaii
    Barbara_B, Nov 2021
    What a beautiful and memorable experience with Captain Rob & crew. Learn from on board historian, mele's, food & drink, and Oahu views from the ocean. My brother lives in Oahu, and he found it just as interesting as I did! Departed feeling relaxed and one step closer to feeling like a local. Keep up the great work!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Thank you for the sweet review! We enjoyed hosting you, Capt Rob and crew!
    Beautiful Sunset
    Stephanie_D, Nov 2021
    We had a beautiful sunset. The ride was relaxing, the food was fresh and flavorful, the crew was friendly and taught us many things about the Polynesian history and culture of Hawaii. Highly recommend!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Mahalo for the wonderful review of Kamoauli.
    A fun way to experience Hawaiian culture
    Cynthia_D, Oct 2021
    A fabulous trip for everyone! The food we helped prepare was fabulous! We were entertained with the stories and history our guides shared. The music was beautiful and we enjoyed learning to play Hawaiian musical instruments! And oh that sunset!!! It was much more than we expected and money well-spent. A memorable evening with a very pleasant and knowledgeable crew!
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    What a beautiful sunset, thank you for the review.


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