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Waikiki Semi-Private Polynesian Canoe Sail & Hands-On Cultural Experience Tour

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Great cultural lesson

Reviewed by: Yoko, 2023/05/27

The crew was very friendly and helpful. I learned a lot about Hawaiian culture from them.

Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2023/05/17
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Reviewed by: DLW, 2023/05/13

Our family -seniors and adult children-were delighted with the sunset sail. It was the best thing I did in Oahu. We learned about Hawaiian values, the significance of the leis, danced some hula steps, and the men pounded taro. It was fun, staff was excellent, and we ended with a chant to the sunset. Everyone was so glad we did this. Highly recommended.

Attended as:Families
Activity Date:2023/04/21
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This is a MUST - don’t hesitate

Reviewed by: Valerie, 2023/02/27

This was a charming, intimate, beautiful, culturally informative, entertaining, and interactive experience from end to end. I cannot recommend it highly enough. My husband and I embarked on the sunset tour and I will save up my dollars and do it again in the future. The 4 person crew covered more things than I expected. They are very passionate about their home and it’s history, and educate and support many different people besides tourists.This is a good way to start a visit to the island as it will add more perspective to your visit overall.

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2023/02/25
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Highlight of my holiday!

Reviewed by: Rohario, 2022/11/03

What an amazing way to culturally connect with the indigenous peoples of Hawaii by sailing the beautiful waters like how our ancestors did. Amazing stories, singing, food and interactive activities and seeing the dolphins and honu (turtles) swimming alongside our wa’a (waka/ boat) was magical! We were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly and relaxed hospitality. Definitely recommend this to people who are looking for an authentic, educational and fun experience of Hawaii. Mahalo!

Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2022/10/31
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The 8am morning sail is worth it!

Reviewed by: Yes to Hawaii, 2022/09/29

Yes, it's early. But, we LOVED the early sail. Less boats on the water and calmer ocean conditions. If you're looking for a unique cultural experience, this is it. We did the morning cruise and were the only 2 guests on the boat which was really cool. The boat limits capacity to 6-guests. As a local resident, I really liked how the two main hosts of the cultural experience and the Captain were Kamehameha graduates. This boat also offers midday cruises and sunset. Overall, the morning sail was calm and one of the truly unique sails here on Oahu.

  • morning bites to eat

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2022/04/26
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Amazing crew and incredible experience!

Reviewed by: Nikki, 2022/07/16

My partner and I absolutely loved their sunset cruise! Their entire crew was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and fun. The day we boarded was just myself, my partner and another family of four, which made it a very relaxing and peaceful day experience. The music, food, and history was something we will never forget. Even though the water was calm that day, don’t forget dramamine if you get easily sea sick like myself! I felt so bad for probably looking so uncomfortable, because it’s absolutely a once in a lifetime experience! We are so grateful for the chance to have been on board with them.

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2022/07/14
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AMAZING!!!! 5-Stars!!

Reviewed by: Onu, 2021/08/09

I highly recommend the Kamoauli Waikiki Sunset Cruise!

I was looking for something unique to surprise the love of my life while visiting the Island of O‘ahu. I came across the Kamoauli and I'm so glad I did! It was an amazing experience!!! We were able to sail during sunset and soak up so much Hawaiian culture. This was truly different than any other advertised cruise. It truly felt like we were in a different world. We got a chance to get away from the hustle & bustle of Waikiki and escaped to our own little paradise on the water. We felt a sense of peace. We danced, learned about the history of Waikiki and listened to beautiful music throughout the cruise. Did I say the food was authentic Hawaiian food and delicious! This was such a memorable experience and to be able to share it with the man I love was..... priceless! I love you R!

A huge Mahalo to the captain and crew!

  • The beautiful sunset!

  • The fresh food!

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Mahalo for the wonderful review!

Attended as:Couples
Activity Date:2021/07/27
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