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Queen Lili'uokalani - Men's Finishing Area

Photo courtesy Julie Coburn

The Annual
Queen Lili'uokalani Race

The world's largest long distance outrigger canoe race is set for August 31-September 4, 2017.



Queen Lili'uokalani Canoe Race → General Information → Accomodations

Rooms are still available at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel!

Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii and adjacent to the starting area for the Queen Liliuokalani Outrigger Canoe races. Our hotel in Hawaii offers a wealth of culture and history and is ready to help you experience the best that Kailua-Kona has to offer. Honu's Restaurant, the Billfish Bar and our own Kona hotel luau provides guests with the culinary delights that helped make Hawaii famous. Our incredible location overlooks one of the best snorkeling bays, making our Kona Beach hotel a one-of-a-kind retreat. You'll find that the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is everything you imagined.

Call us today at (808) 329-2911 or Toll Free at 800-367-2111 to check our current availability and be sure to mention you are part of the Queen Liliuokalani Races for special pricing!

**Please note this is last year's information.

We are currently waiting to hear back about this year's special offers and pricing from the Sheraton.

Book your stay at the renewed Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa

After just completing a $16 million renewal, you can now enjoy newly updated guest rooms, restaurants, lobby and more! Also offering 3rd and 4th persons complimentary (over $130 in savings per night!).
  • Rates from $149 per night for mountain view rooms

Book online at:

View images of our resort, view our menus and more by clicking on the link below:

For accommodations, or more information on dining at the Sheraton Keauhou, resort activities and our meetings and banquet facilities, click on the links below.

What's New
with the Q.L. Races?

Live Tracking for Saturday's Races! This year, the Queen Liliuokalani Race is excited that we have teamed up with the innovative products and services company, DotVision, to bring you live tracking of Saturday's races. You will be able to track your favorite crews and events LIVE. A link to the official site will be published on the website and our Facebook pages prior to the race.

Also new in 2016, we have added MIXED Iron Saturday Races to our schedule! But if you require a canoe for the mixed races - you must act fast! We are only loaning out 10 canoes each for the Mixed Open and Mixed Masters (40+) races. Once we have reached that limit, YOU MUST PROVIDE OR SECURE YOUR OWN CANOE FOR THIS RACE. NOTE, THERE IS NO LIMIT OF ENTRIES. There is only a limit on the number of canoes we are lending out.

Queen Lili'uokalani
Race Sponsors


Kai 'Opua Canoe Club welcomes donations from individuals, corporations, trade associations and others interested in our organization and community services. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to the Kai 'Opua Canoe Club are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

To donate online using your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card, click here and you will be directed to our secure Donations page.