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Canoe Rides and Surfing Lessons in the Heart of Waikiki
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Oahu (Honolulu)
Honolulu's world-famous Waikiki Beach is one of the only places in the world to catch a wave on an outrigger canoe or learn how to surf or stand-up paddle. All that's required is a sense of adventure and a love for the extraordinary.
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Pricing and availability
From $24.93 each  Travelers (13 & older) *
*specify age at day of event
From $99.72 each  Travelers
*specify age at day of event
From $99.72 each  Travelers
*specify age at day of event
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Choose between the following activities:

Outrigger canoe surfing
A certified Waikiki Beach Boy will start off your canoe ride adventure with instructions on how to paddle and how to sync your timing to the other paddlers, plus provide safety information that you will need to successfully surf the waves. Each outrigger canoe ride has a captain and a second captain onboard to ensure your safety. After greeting your captain, you will be assigned a seat onboard the canoe. Then paddle out to the surf to enjoy the ride of your life.

Surfing lessons
Each surfing lesson begins with a 15-20-minute land lesson with an instructor to walk you through safety information, surf etiquette, and surfing fundamentals. Learn how to handle your surfboard, how and when to stand, and how to return to the prone position after riding a wave.

A minimum of 4 participants is required for group lessons. Price is per person.

Stand-up paddle lessons
Before taking to the waves, begin with a land lesson to acquaint you with safety tips; techniques on balancing, positioning, and turning; and your equipment. For newbies, a guide escorts you into the water to help with paddling skills.

Advanced stand-up paddling courses include land instruction and require good balance, agility, and enough strength to catch a wave or paddle at the same speed as a wave.

Inclusions :
  • Outrigger canoe ride, surfing lesson, or stand-up paddle lesson
  • Certified instructor
  • Rash guard or life jacket

20–30 minutes: Outrigger canoe rides
1 hour–1 hour and 30 minutes: Surfing and stand-up paddle lessons

Daily; 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM

Departure time and location:
15 minutes before activity starts; from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel pool deck

Return location:
To the beach in front of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Participant restrictions:
There are no age limits for activities. Participants must be able to swim.

Group lessons require a minimum of 4 participants. Gratuities are not included and are at your discretion.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Within 72 hours of booking this activity you will receive an e-mail from a Local Expert™ Activity Specialist. Your Hawaii Activity Specialist will confirm your chosen activity with the local operator and provide you with confirmation information. The e-mail will also contain directions to the nearest Local Expert™ desk where you will exchange your voucher(s) for activity tickets. Please be prepared to show photo identification. If you do not receive an e-mail or have other questions, please contact Local Expert™ directly; the customer service phone number will appear on your voucher(s). Note: Your printed voucher is proof of your online booking; it is not a valid admission ticket.

The Local Expert™ Activity Specialist can also assist you with any additional activities of interest you would like to do in Hawaii and answer any general vacation questions you might have.
Terms and conditions

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 4 days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is the date of the Activity.