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Discover ka pua waʻa experiences

At Kapua Waʻa Experiences, we are a small, local business created out of a profound love for the ocean and the vibrant heritage of Hawaiʻi's Waikīkī. Our experienced guides lead intimate tours that take you paddling along the coastline to discover famous surf breaks and ocean life. On our personalized outrigger canoe tours, you’ll connect with Waikīkī's natural beauty and rich traditions from an authentic perspective. Join us for an adventure you’ll treasure as we guide you on an unforgettable journey along the water.

our story

Kapua Waʻa Experiences was founded by Kekoa Kekumano, a native Hawaiian born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. Kekoa has had a lifelong love of the ocean cultivated since he was a young boy growing up with the waves as his playground. He spent his childhood swimming, surfing, and paddling, developing a natural connection with the water from an early age.

At 16, Kekoa began his journey working as a beach boy, immersing himself in the ocean culture of Waikīkī which ignited a profound respect for the traditions of the watermen who came before him. As a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools, where he further connected with his culture, Kekoa gained a deep appreciation for his Hawaiian heritage. 

Over the years, Kekoa honed his skills, evolving from a beach boy to a surf instructor, and later becoming a dedicated Lifeguard for the City and County of Honolulu. Driven by his unyielding love for the water he made the decision to start Kapua Waʻa Experiences.

This small, local business was created to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the islands and share its traditions with others. With intimate knowledge of Waikīkī's coastline gained from over a decade in the water, Kekoa provides personalized canoe tours that allow people from all over the world to share in its natural wonders.


What makes us different

At Kapua Waʻa Experiences, we take great pride in offering a one-of-a-kind

adventure that sets us apart from other tours.

We understand that every traveler is unique, and our personalized approach reflects just that. From the 

moment you join our outrigger canoe tours, we tailor the experience to your preferences and interests. Whether you're an avid water enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply seeking a new experience, we curate the perfect outing for you.

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personalized approach

As ocean lovers, we are dedicated to preserving the marine environment and the vibrant heritage of

Waikiki. Our tours follow responsible tourism practices, ensuring minimal impact on the ecosystem while fostering a sense of appreciation and respect for nature.


environmental responsibility 

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Safety & Expertise

At Kapua Waʻa Experiences, your safety is our top priority. Our team of experienced water experts, with

certifications in CPR, First Aid, and lifeguard training, ensures a secure adventure as you explore the beauty of Waikiki's ocean. Thorough safety briefings, well-maintained equipment, and constant vigilance create worry-free experiences, while emergency preparedness guarantees swift action if needed. Join us for an unforgettable journey, where the splendor of Waikīkī's waters awaits your discovery, guided by our passionate experts who prioritize your well-being above all else.

book your adventure today

Ready to start your adventure? There's no better time than now to reserve your spot on our small group outrigger canoe tours.

Booking in advance ensures you get your preferred date and time. Spaces fill quickly, so lock in your personalized Oʻahu experience today!

Booking your outrigger tour with us is easy. Browse our website to learn more about the experience, select a date and time, complete the waiver form, and you're set! We'll email your confirmation and handle the rest. Show up ready for fun and be prepared to make memories on the water! 

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