In 1976 our club was formed by several paddlers who wanted to recreate the “old days of paddling”. The club was named Honolulu Canoe Club and used to practice near the Aloha Tower and Honolulu Harbor area. In the early 1980’s the club relocated to the waters of Pearl Harbor near the Arizona Memorial, where it continues to be today. This move placed the club on military government property. In 2002 the club changed its name to the Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club, in humble recognition of its current location and in respect to the memory of our fellow Warriors forever entombed within its waters. in 2015, the club relocated its training location to Sand Island. This provides the club a great location for sprint and long distance training.
The Honolulu Pearl Canoe Club is a mixture of military and locals who come together in the spirit of learning the Hawaiian Culture, share camaraderie and participate in the competitive art of traditional of outrigger canoe paddling. Our club’s affiliation with the military has provided us with a great deal of support, especially from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (previously known as the Navy Region Hawaii) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department.