The Alaka‘i Nalu - Leaders of the Waves - Hualalai Resort and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

To the Polynesian voyager, the ocean was a source of life. It brought recreation, food, discovery, knowledge and unspeakable joy. The voyager learned from the ocean and regarded its gods with appreciation and respect. The Alaka‘i Nalu of the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai live these values and perpetuate them daily as stewards of the ocean.


Ocean Activities & Programs

The Ultimate Alakaʻi Nalu Adventure

A private tour created by you. You decide where the Alaka‘i Nalu take you and what you do. Explore a secluded beach, secret spots along the coast north or south... you give directions to our “Leaders of the Waves.”
2 hour minimum, 16 passenger maximum.

Price (Ribcraft): $800/hour
Price (Canoe): $300/hour

Ribcraft Snorkel Adventure Cruise

Hop aboard our 30’ Ribcraft with the Alaka‘i Nalu. You’ll explore the beautiful North Kona Kohala Coast, snorkel in secluded spots swimming with tropical fish. You never know what you might see, a dolphin, a ray? Take the adventure.
2 hours, 16 passengers maximum.

Price: $150 per adult / $125 per child*

* Children 11 years and younger


Whale Watch

Watch as humpback whales migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters. They come here each winter to have their babies and play. Hear their calls while on your adventure.
1.5 hours, 16 passengers maximum.
Season runs from January to March.

Price: $150 per adult / $125 per child (Seasonal)

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Canoe Paddling

1-Man and 2-Man Outrigger Canoe

Improve your paddling skills or just increase your strength and endurance while on the water. Expert instruction will help you get to the next level.
Ages 12 and up. Unlimited use throughout stay during operating hours.

4-Man and 6-Man Outrigger Canoe

Explore the west coast of Hawai‘i while experiencing first hand the revival of the tradition of the ancient Polynesian outrigger canoe. A wonderful family or small group adventure!
1 hour guided tour.

Price: $300 per hour

Keiki Canoe


Spend time in a 4-man outrigger canoe with the Alaka‘i Nalu and learn or improve your paddling skill. The outrigger canoe which traditionally was used for transportation and a means to fish is now used for canoe racing and pleasure.
Please contact Kids for All Seasons at ext. 8800 to book.

Snorkeling & Subwing

Scooter Snorkel

Power snorkel with an underwater scooter! We offer three types including Intermediate, Advanced and Expert levels.
1 hour guided tour.

Price:  $150 / $200 / $300 per person


Check out the reef at Kūkio Bay, next to the Hualālai Canoe Club where mask, fins and snorkel gear will be provided. Swim up close and personal with tropical fish and even honu or dolphins if you’re lucky! Snorkel before 10 a.m. for optimal visibility.

Snorkeling at Kukio Bay (7:00 a.m. -  2:30 p.m.)

Price: Complimentary


New at Hualālai Resort with the Alaka‘i Nalu is a new innovative way to see the ocean called subwinging. Here you will glide like a dolphin or spin underwater while holding on to a carbon fiber dual wing connected with a rotatable swivel that allows you to hold on with one hand on each wing as you are under the water or on the surface. You can easily maneuver the subwing by tilting both wings downward to dive and upward to resurface. Once you try this you’ll be hooked…

Board Riding

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

Try the latest ocean craze! Our Alaka‘i Nalu can train you for everything from fitness paddling to leisure paddling, enjoying the views above and below.
Ages 12 and up. Unlimited use throughout stay during operating hours.

Price: $150 per person