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Ko'ie'ie Fishpond Cultural Canoe Tour

726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
(808) 359-1172
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Ranked #49 of 84 activities in Kihei
Type: Boat Tours
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Truly a great experience! This is a morning excursion, and it works by providing a donation to this non-profit organization, which focuses on preservation of Hawaiian culture thru preservation of the fishpond ("revitalizing a wall, revitalizing a culture"). Our family of four adults (not teens, but certainly appropriate) met our guide on the beach by the fishpond at 8 am,... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

A donation ($ amount determined by Fishpond ) per person is made through PayPal prior to booking. The best $ you will spend on Maui as it all goes to a good cause! A maximum of 5 people can go out on the outrigger canoe with the guide. I highly recommend this activity! Skip the luau and do this!

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Lexington, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Want to learn a bit about Hawaiian culture AND paddle an outrigger canoe (no experience necessary)? This activity is for you. We first learned a bit about how ancient Hawaiians corralled and nurtured ocean fish here in what is an original fish farm! Then our guide, Kimokeo Kapahulehua, showed us the work this organization is doing to restore the lava... More

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