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Kainalu Ocean Sports at Mauna Lani

Venture to the sea

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The timeless means once used to navigate Earth’s largest ocean are maintained by the world-class watermen and women of Kainalu Ocean Sports. Kainalu, or “ocean wave,” honors the eternal relationship between the mountain, “mauka,” and the sea, “makai.” Carrying on the ancient expertise of their Hawaiian elders, Kainalu links the practices of the past with the people of the present, imparting timeless wisdom to accompany your transformative journey via land or sea. As your outrigger canoe glides across the crystal clear waters, inching home towards Mauna Lani’s crescent of white sand beach, return to the soulful gathering place that is Surf Shack, where you, too, can share the memories you’ve made at Mauna Lani.

  • Located at the Surf Shack

  • Gear rentals and experience bookings available daily between 7:30AM and 3PM

  • Open daily for breakfast from 8-11AM

  • Open daily for lunch from 11AM to 5PM

  • Open daily for dinner from 5-8PM

Adventures Start and End Here

The Surf Shack

Adventures begin and end at the Surf Shack. Inspired by Hawai’i’s iconic surf dens of yesteryear, the Surf Shack is a place of comradery and connectivity, linking Mauna Lani’s white sand beach to the Great Lawn, where family and friends of all ages unearth youth in the form of playful childhood games while marveling wondrously at the ever changing colors of the Hawaiian sunset. Grab your gear, talk story with friends old and new, and ponder the adventures that await as our pro watermen and women prime your journey with ancient Hawaiian wisdom and tales of their ancestors. And after you’ve experienced the inspiring ways of Kainalu, kick back, relax and reflect on the invaluable memories you’ve made as you savor fresh bites and local brews on the Surf Shack deck.
The Kalama Kai's helm
The Kalama Kai's helm

Chase the Horizon

Kainalu Brings You Kalama Kai

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Mika, Our Cherished Four-Legged Host

A natural swimmer and overall athlete, Mika loves spending time with our Kainalu Pros at the Surf Shack. When she's not stand up paddle boarding along the coast, sipping a Mika Mai Tai at CanoeHouse, or talking story with Uncle Danny, Mika can be found mingling with guests from the Front Drive to the Great Lawn.


Spend a day on the water with our Kainalu Pros, learning the fundamentals of paddling through outrigger canoe excursions, stand up paddleboarding and prone paddling.

Snorkel & Dive

The clear, calm waters along the Kohala Coastline are teeming with tropical marine life-- what you find off Mauna Lani’s sandy shore may amaze you.

Active Pursuits

Activate the body, nourish the mind and enrich the soul via land and sea activities tailored to build endurance and invigorate your senses.


Paddle nearby or venture along the coast and witness the abundant marine life, stunning reef formations and volcanic ledges. Experience what's possible with a paddle.

  • Sunrise Canoe Paddle
  • Guided Stand-Up Paddle Experience (SUP)
  • Outrigger Canoe Excursion
  • Outrigger Canoe and Snorkel Excursions
  • Prone Paddleboarding Instructional Clinic & Paddle
  • OC2 Outrigger Canoe Paddle
  • Surf Lessons
  • Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Rentals
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Instructional Clinic
  • Prone Paddleboard Rental
  • Private Prone Paddleboarding Training

Snorkel & Dive

Discover the flourishing reefs, home to Hawaii’s colorful fish such as the yellow tang, graceful manta rays, sea turtles and dolphins. Head to the Surf Shack for a snorkel mask to rent or purchase for your aquatic odyssey. Opt for scuba classes and certifications with all gear included at Mauna Lani Sea Adventures. Advanced Reservations Required.

  • Snorkeling
  • Intro to Scuba Class (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • 1-Tank Afternoon Scuba Dive (1:00-3:00 p.m.)
  • 2-Tank Morning Scuba Dive (8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
  • Shore Refresher Scuba Dive for Certified Divers (1:00-3:00 p.m.)
  • PADI Open Ocean Scuba Certification Class (30-Hour Course | 5 - 7 days)
  • PADI Advanced Open Ocean Certification Class (5-6 dives)

Active Pursuits

Inspired by an awareness of one’s hā (breath) – the foundation of life and the key to healthy routines, the Performance program focuses on progression-based fitness and training elements. Advanced Reservations Required.

  • Waterman Performance Training
  • Morning Ocean Swim Clinic
  • Intro to Underwater Rock Running
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Learn to Swim Again Clinic
  • All Levels Beachside Yoga
  • Floating Yoga (on a Stand-up Paddleboard)

Experiences at Mauna Lani