WA'A BEGINNER CLASSES
Discover the joy of Hawaiian Outrigger canoeing on the sparkling waters of Mission Bay
Gather your friends and book this super fun event. Includes history, customs, Hawaiian language, the spirit of aloha and more. You'll learn stroke technique with instruction and hands on land drills.
Then we'll launch and paddle the waters like the ancient Polynesians, sun on our faces and wind rustling our hair.
Touring the Bay and estuaries, while discovering new sights, you'll learn interesting facts of when and how it was built, as sea birds fly low across the water and peck at the shore as we pass. Sometimes we even see dolphins in the Bay - a special treat and very good luck! During the paddle we'll stop to continue the training and precision of the stroke.
Upon our return we'll stow the canoe and have a little Q&A. Each paddler gets a bottle of water, and a keepsake Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe booklet.
Photo by: Guided by Imagination
PLEASE READ- Reservations are required in advance. A minimum of 5 participants are required, as we need to launch and stow the canoes. If even one person does not show up, we will not be able to launch the canoe, and the class is canceled. Your payment reserves your space - pay on the "Reservation" page, then email us the date and time of your class - we will reply with directions and details. To pay with check or cash, contact us in advance. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign a waiver and get sized for a paddle. When a class is not full, you can change your reservation to another day, or opt for an OC1 or OC2 private lesson. Must be 18 years or older. No refund for no-shows.
2.5 to 3 hours*
$65 per person **
*Length of event
is subject to the level of physical ability of participants.
** 5 person minimum
Ask about seasonal specials, and discounts for military & locals.
Reservations required. Must be 18 years or older.
Custom events are welcome, call or email for details.
Cancellations for Tours and Kai Solo must be received 48 hours in advance.
Cancellations for Wa'a Warriors, Orienteering and Dragon events
must be received one week in advance, with a $100 non-refundable
production fee, or a $50 reschedule fee.
NOTE: In case of inclement weather creating safety risks, OCA reserves the right to alter or reschedule the event.
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