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Hawaiian Paddle Sports

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Scuba & snorkelling, Surfing & windsurfing, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing Tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Address: 27 Halekuai St, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-442-6436
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Description: Private Kayak and Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tours. Surf Lessons, SUP (Stand...
Private Kayak and Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tours. Surf Lessons, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Hawaiian Paddle Sports offers a private alternative for Ocean Activities on Maui! If going out on crowded, diesel burring boat isn't your idea for ocean activities and you'd rather avoid going out with one of Large Kayak Companies or Surf Schools perhaps we are what you are looking for! We focus on attention to detail and the over all guest experience. Guide operated, Hawaiian Paddle Sports sets the bar for ocean activities on Maui. Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Snorkel Tours on Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes, Ocean Kayaks. We also offer "Guaranteed To Surf" Surfing Lessons or Stand Up Paddle Boards. All of our tours/lessons are Private.
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Whales and reef sharks with John

Awesome day on the water with John Hess from HPS. John is the best! He loves the island of Maui and all that comes with it, and you will love hearing his passion for it. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome day on the water with John Hess from HPS. John is the best! He loves the island of Maui and all that comes with it, and you will love hearing his passion for it. We had a great day watching the whales that surrounded us. Truly amazing. And as if that wasn't good enough we got to see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had an awesome time on a whale watching kayak tour with Jay. He's a great guide and very friendly. Made us very comfortable. He was also very well informed about everything around us and was able to answer any questions we had for him. I especially liked his humor.... What's the most indecisive fish in the sea.... whaaaaaaale.. Lol.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went out stand up paddleboarding with Laurie and had an awesome time. It was my son's 10th birthday, and neither of us have ever paddle boarded before. Laurie was a great teacher and super patient, setting us at ease and getting us up and paddling around in no time. We had a great time, saw some turtles, and learned... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Our guide was fantastic and easy going. My husband and I had two teen girls and a boy with us. It was the first time for all of the teens and we had a great time. The girls were somewhat overwhelmed so our guide spent more time giving them pointers while the rest of us were free to explore. She... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Not often do you find a company where you can recommend everyone in it! At Christmas our daughter called (from another country) to purchase a gift certificate for us for and was truly impressed with the professional and truly helpful manner; made the process very simple. She was told a gift certificate would be mailed to her and sure enough... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Our guide Peter was great. It was our first time SUP'ing, and we were up and at it in no time. Peter got some great shots of the turtles. It was a beautiful, calm morning. The service and instruction was spot on, I even took a dunk and lost my sunglasses and Peter dived and retrieved them. A real world... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Can't praise Hawaiian Paddle Sports enough. We wanted to see whales by kayak. We had an incredible experience doing so. Away from the masses, we learnt how to use the paddle to hear them sing, saw a mother whale teaching her baby tricks, and learnt many whale related facts in the process. John Hess seriously knew what he was doing... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our guide, Curtis, was very knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture, sea life and whales. He found us three whale families to watch and then took us snokelling to view six turtles and many colorful fish. We had a fabulous day and didn't want to go ashore. Thanks Curtis and Hawaiian Paddle Sports for a awesome kayak tour.

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Aloha kakou. As someone who is from the island of Maui, I can say that I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and sincere care that Hawaiian Paddle Sports demonstrates. Our group was fortunate enough to take the canoe out on a beautiful calm morning and encountered a calf, her mother, and escort whale as they played so near to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I took the Outrigger Canoe guided by Tim Lara out to see the whales at Olowalu. If it had just been seeing all the whales up close like we did, this would be a 5* review. But with the explanation of the cultural history and context around the canoes, their sea travels, the habits of the whales, and their history... More 

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