ka napoo ana o hoe ~ Sunset Paddle
This adventure begins just as the sun dips for the horizon. We'll paddle out over the shallows of the reef, catching up with the honu, Hawaii's Green Sea Turtle, and the reef fish, gradually making our way to our sunset viewing spot to relax and admire the changing colors as the sun sets. This is when the magic happens! With lights on, 4500 lumens illuminate the reef drop offs and arches. As we paddle back, we'll be keeping our eyes open for the manta rays who will be searching for their plankton dinner. The reef at night is a whole new world, as we light up all the life that thrives in the dark. This is an experience you'll never forget! Once back on the beach with the colors of twilight setting in, you are more than welcome to bring your own libations for after your tour. The Puako Store is conveniently located near by and has all your drinks and snacks of choice!
We know... We know... What about sharks?! This is a concern for some, perhaps most. The truth is, the ocean is the home to all sea life including sharks. We have done extensive research and consulted numerous night diving professionals and the overwhelming consensus is reef sharks are active at night but they are not attracted to light and rarely come up to the surface. We are on the surface, on top of a SUP board and if we are lucky, we will see them cruising along the bottom. Even though sharks are not attracted to the lights, plankton are, and they are the main food source for the majestic Manta Ray. This is the encounter we hope most to share with you.
2.0 Hour Tour ~ $138 per guest