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Kahaluu Cultural SUP Tour

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Originally reserved for the Ali’i (hawaiian royalty) Kahaluu Bay is home to several historic Heiau (hawaiian temples) all with a tale to tell.

Come join us for a cultural tour of Kahaluu Bay in the best way possible, by stand up paddle board. First, we will teach you the basics on how to paddle board and then we will guide you through all the historic sites of Kahaluu Bay sharing our stories about each one with you along the way. We will also provide you with a snorkel mask and snorkel so you can explore the outer reefs of Kahaluu Bay spotting native Hawaiian fish that live in the area.

Here are some of the sites that you will see along the way;

Ku’emanu Heiau– Hawaii’s only surfing heiau

St. Peters Catholic Church– The tiniest church on the Big Island

Pa o Ka Menehune– A breakwater that was believed to be built by an ancient colony of Hawaiian inhabitants.

Hapaialii Heiau– The Hawaiians solution to the modern day calendar

Keeku Heiau– The human sacrifice heiau. See where over 10,000 hawaiians were sacrificed including the ruler of Maui.

All tours are 2 hours long and include everything you need to enjoy a day of sun, ocean and historical gudidance! Only $129 per person

Kahaluu Cultural SUP Tours are operated out of Kahaluu Bay ONLY when ocean conditions are safe to do so. Please call us for information regarding booking a cultural SUP tour.


4 Responses to "Kahaluu Cultural SUP Tour"

  1. Karen Newton says:

    Hi, we are a family of 4 coming in August. Is this a good time for your tour? We have a 9 year old daughter. She is a good swimmer, can she join as well?


    • Kahaluubaysurf says:

      Aloha Karen,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us! Ideal conditions for the Cultural SUP Tour is usually little to no surf. August is typically a good time because the surf is fairly small most days. You can always give us a call about a week before you arrive on the island and we can suggest a good time and day to go. As long as your daughter is a good swimmer, we would be happy to allow her on the tour. We suggest booking a Semi Private Tour which would give you 2 guides for the 4 of you thus ensuring your entire family has fun and stays safe.


  2. Karen Newton says:

    That would be great. We are staying at the Hapuna Beach hotel. How far are you from there and do you offer pick up and drop off service

    • Kahaluubaysurf says:

      Aloha Karen,

      We are located in Kona, which is about an hour South from the Hapuna Beach Hotel. Unfortunately we do not offer any pick up or drop off services. You may want to check with the concierge at your hotel. They will be able to help you arrange a ride to us if you need it.


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