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Address: 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: (808) 359-1172
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Window into ancient Hawaiian culture!

E lauhoe mai na wa‘a; i ke kā, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke kā; pae aku i ka ‘āina. Trans: Everybody paddle the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the shore is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

E lauhoe mai na wa‘a; i ke kā, i ka hoe; i ka hoe, i ke kā; pae aku i ka ‘āina. Trans: Everybody paddle the canoes together; bail and paddle, paddle and bail, and the shore is reached. This outrigger canoe voyage is an authentic Hawaiian activity and a window into ancient Hawaiian culture. Sadly, there aren’t many remnants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

You will not be disappointed! The canoe tour is a great outdoor activity -- some sun, some exercise and most importantly learn about Hawaiian culture from someone who is living it every day. I would highly recommend the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a terrific excursion. We paddled in a double hull canoe in the fishpond and bay. Our guide have great instruction and historical color. Highly recommend.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Top of my list of things to do in Maui, was to go out in an outrigger canoe. This is far beyond my expectations! First, it's about the fishpond and the work to restore it. I learned about Hawaiian culture and history. It was a deeply moving few hours; I hope others can have this quiet adventure.

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our guide, Vene, is a Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner. For ten years he has been in charge of the task of rebuilding the Ko`ie`ie Fishpond. He started our tour with a deeply moving Hawaiian chant. . . asking the sea creatures permission to enter their home. As we paddled the double hull (12 man) canoe from the fishpond into the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was an excellent adventure. The paddle out was not too far, there was good information given out, and they did not try to sell anything... Just beware of getting in and out of the canoe. Larger people or those with disabilities may find that aspect of the adventure troublesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I happened upon this site in the local rag. We booked easily the night before, excited to learn more about Hawaiian culture and the ancient fish pond/farm reconstruction. We were fulfilled. The hosts were gracious, informed, and passionate about aloha: compassion. The focus is to pass along through community service the ancient Hawaiian practice of revering the... More 

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Richmond, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our fishpond tour and paddle. What a unique experience to paddle in an outrigger canoe. Learning about the fishpond restoration project and how it is changing the lives and becoming a motivation for the volunteers who are working on it is really inspirational. An opportunity to get out on the water with these young... More 

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

On several occasions, I watched people in outrigger canoes at the Lanikai beach. This was finally my chance to go out and it was fun. We got a little information about the fish ponds and about Hawaiian culture, but most of the time was just paddling. We surfed some waves in and also paddled into some waves going out. We... More 

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Amesbury, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was an amazing opportunity to learn about Hawaiian culture and learn about how fish ponds played a key role. Being in the canoe was fantastic and had wonderful views of the Maui coast. We also had an up close encounter with a green sea turtle. Lastly our two guides were performers in the amazing Maui performance Ulalena which we... More 

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