The Alaka 'i Nalu, or “leaders of the waves,” are Hualalai’s ocean ambassadors. They will not only share their skills in water sports, but also their love and knowledge of Hawaiian culture and the ocean life around us.
The warm, crystal clear water of the Pacific Ocean is their ultimate playground, and they can't wait to share it with all of our guests. Ocean activities include outrigger canoe paddling, stand-up paddling, Ribcraft rides, scooter snorkel, and more. Take advantage of complimentary snorkel gear, including prescription masks, to explore the world waiting just under the surface of the water. See a variety of species of fish, honu—and if you're lucky—a pod of spinner dolphins! All activities can be booked with the Oceanfront Concierge or at the Hale Nalu located at the southern end of the property at Kukio Beach.
May your joys be as deep as the ocean.
Kukio Beach is located near the Hale Nalu on the southern end of the Resort. Guests can either make an appointment to be picked up from the Lobby or take the scenic walk along the oceanfront trail from Residents' Beach House (allow 30 minutes).
Hours of Operation
|Oceanfront Concierge (Reservations)||8:00 am – 5:00 pm (daily)|
|Hale Nalu/Alaka 'i Nalu (Ocean activities at Kukio Beach)||7:00 am – 2:30 pm (daily)
THE ULTIMATE ALAKA'I NALU ADVENTURE – RIBCRAFT OR CANOE
Explore secluded beaches and secret snorkel spots, swim with playful spinner dolphins, watch a manta ray glide through water or be awed by a Humpback Whale breach in the distance. This private charter is customized to be your perfect day on the water.
FOUR-MAN AND SIX-MAN OUTRIGGER CANOE
A signature Hualalai experience, explore the Ka'upulehu coast just as Hawaiian Ali'i (chiefs) did in ancient times. Our Alaka'i Nalu will teach you the basic skills of outrigger paddling and steer you through the waves for an unforgettable couples or family adventure.
There's a reason Stand Up Paddling or SUP is considered the fastest growing water sport in the world! It offers a fun way to gain a new perspective on the water. While standing, you can take in amazing views, the endless stretch of blue water around you and the ocean life just below your board. Paddle at a relaxing pace or increase your speed for a full-body, exhilarating workout.
WHALE WATCHING (SEASONAL)
A truly epic experience! Each year, between January and March, Humpback Whales migrate to our warm, Hawaiian waters to give birth and mate. Leave directly from the Resort on our ribcraft as the Alaka'i Nalu share their knowledge of the whales habits and history. Less than a mile from our shore is some of the best whale watching water on the Island. Watch with amazement as mother whales teach their babies to splash and play. Heard through our hydrophone speaker, the male whales mating calls provide an otherworldly soundtrack to the day.