Slow down! Sport and leisure with a breathtaking view.

Save in Favorites
Canoa Havaiana. Esportes no Porto da Barra. Salvador Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.

Hawaiian Canoe – move your body by seeing the waterfront of Salvador from the sea.

Rowing and being in touch with the sea represents for many people joy, harmony, mental balance and a healthy life. Exercising the body through an outdoor sport and in contact with nature goes beyond body care- it is also a way to disconnect from the day-to-day race and reconnect with your own thoughts and feelings.

The Bahia de Todos os Santos (Bay of All Saints) is the largest tropical bay in the world and the second in extension of both hemispheres, always with warm, shallow and calm waters. These conditions provide several nautical sports, the Hawaiian / Polynesian canoe is one of them.

A Hawaiian canoe holds up to 6 people, but also has models for 1, 2 and 4 paddlers. And, depending on the waves, they can even exceed the speed of 20 kilometers per hour. The canoe is very stable due to the float, which makes a beautiful and quiet stroll also for beginners.

We prepared a script that will take you to see Salvador with another look: a view of the sea to the mainland. You will see the edge of the city from the water, passing through Porto da Barra (Barra Harbor), Bahia Yacht Club, Gamboa Community and Solar do Unhão. Sport and leisure with a breathtaking view.


The day starts at Barra Harbor. You can go there by yourself; there is always some team being formed and groups that mix the adepts to the beginners. After a theoretical lesson and a conversation about your physical condition, the instructors will evaluate how and when you can start paddling.

With all certainty, the adventure begins. The cool thing is that you play sports in contact with nature, relax your mind, have a great view of the waterfront, and you may still be lucky enough to make good friends since most Hawaiian canoes are for groups.

The itinerary is combined with the instructors based on the tide, here we leave Porto towards the Bahia Yacht Club. Protect your photographic equipment or your cell phone, but do not forget to take it because during the course there are several stops and the photos will stay forever in your memory.

The route was up to the proximities of the Museu de Arte Moderna- MAM (Museum of Modern Art) and the stop was in front of the Comunidade Solar do Unhão (Solar Community of the Unhão). Anyone willing to try, can jump from the canoe and enjoy this Bahia sea that is always in perfect temperature.


Extreme Canoagem (Extreme Canoeing). Call for Clovis: (71) 98137-5141.

Galeria Vivá, in Porto da Barra, is one of the coolest nurseries in the area. Av. Sete de Setembro, 3819 E – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40140-110. Phone: (71) 99165-2894.

The O Clube de Canoagem Canoa Bahia (Canoa Bahia Canoeing Club), has as one of its guidelines to form teams of competitions for the various modalities of canoeing. Porto da Barra Beach (Barra Harbor Beach) Av. Sete de Setembro, – Barra. Salvador Bahia Brazil. Contact: and Responsible: Hamã Oliveira (71) 9282-1680 (Tim)

Yacht Clube da Bahia (Bahia Yatch Club) – Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Hawaiian Canoe courses. Those interested in taking part in the courses should contact the Sports Department (71) 2105 9108 or .

We’ve prepared a perfect playlist for this experience. Listen now!

Canoa Havaiana. Esportes no Porto da Barra. Salvador Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.

Approximate duration
1 horas - 2 horas

Other routes


See more at Schedule