Dugout canoes were traditionally used to travel between islands as well as allow people to fish in the ocean. A canoe is carved out of a single tree. There are different sizes of these canoes depending on the size of the tree. Some canoes are small—one fathom (6 feet)—and meant for children, while others can be as long as 4-5 fathoms in length carrying around 20 adults sitting side by side in pairs. Most of these canoes in the Solomon’s do not have an outrigger though some do have sails.