Ancient Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Adventure
Discover the history and culture of Ancient Hawaii while enjoying captivating views aboard an outrigger canoe on this water adventure in Hilo. You'll learn ancient legends, traditions, and history about Hawaii from your expert tour guide and captain, Captain Kiko. Enjoy delicious snacks and refreshments as you catch breathtaking views of iconic attractions like the volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, Hilo Pali Ku and Coconut Island. If you're a history enthusiast or just enjoy a water adventure, this is a tour you won't want to miss.
Start your exciting water adventure by meeting your captain at the Wailoa Boat Harbor, where your captain will be ready and waiting for you to hop on the outrigger canoe and share stories of Ancient Hawaiian sailing traditions, culture and more. Outrigger canoes are the "relatives" of the double-hulled sailing crafts or Wa'akaulla that Polynesian settlers, the settlers' staple plants and their domestic animals used to sail from the South Pacific to Ancient Hawaii back in 400 A.D. Centuries later, the outrigger canoes served as a primary means for settlers to fish, travel or go on trips across the Pacific for war or diplomatic missions.
Your tour will take you sailing past some of Hilo Bay's iconic attractions, including Mauna Kea-a dormant volcano and the tallest one in the world when measured from its base-and Mauna Loa-the world's largest volcano formed above ground. You'll also paddle past Hilo Pali Ku or spacious Hilo of the Upright Cliffs and even enjoy views of the Moku Ola or Coconut Island as your captain share stories about its legendary healing powers. End your historical journey Catch a cab and head back to your port destination and relax reminiscing about your time spent on the blue Hilo Bay waters.
From learning about Hilo Bay and Ancient Hawaiian sailing traditions to taking in scenic volcanic views, there's much to do and explore on this water excursion. Book this exciting canoe adventure and join Captain Kiko in Hilo for a water adventure and cultural experience of a lifetime!