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Maui Paddle Sports

200 Nohea Kai Dr, Westin Villas, Ka'anapali North Beach and Sheraton, Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
808-283-9344
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Ranked #12 of 131 activities in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours, Water sports
Owner description: Experience Maui from the local perspective. Take part in a unique Hawaiian tradition and feel the thrill of paddling an outrigger canoe. Enjoy a... more » Owner description: Experience Maui from the local perspective. Take part in a unique Hawaiian tradition and feel the thrill of paddling an outrigger canoe. Enjoy a leisurely pace as you view Maui’s incredible coastline from the water. Your guides will tell the story of Polynesian navigation while searching for the ‘honu’ or Hawaiian green sea turtle and in the right season humpback whales! Take a ride in a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe- enjoy fresh cut pineapple and breathtaking views of Maui, Molokai & Lanai. Families as well as individuals and couples can all participate for unforgettable memories & incredible photo opportunities. « less
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Renton, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We took an early morning paddle with Michael, Jason, Kapena and Justin in two of their six person outrigger canoes. Departing from the Westin Ka'anapali Villas beach, we paddled out less than a mile offshore and toward Kahana. With rare luck for April, we were visited by a juvenile humpback whale and her escort. They surfaced very near us and... More

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vancouver
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

All of the other reviews are not false..This was a little work but a ton of fun, the guides are very knowledgeable about Hawaiian history, how the winds effect water conditions etc. I had a very good time

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Fantastic experience. Our guides were knowledgable and had deep reverence for the ocean and it's creatures. We saw many turtles and learned a lot. I would do it again for sure

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kelowna
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127 reviews 127 reviews
39 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was so incredible. Not for the faint of heart. You are paddling, but so worth the money and the effort. Mike and Jaimie were so amazing guide duo. My kids 10&11 just loved them. Paddled out and had a mom and two baby whales right by the canoe. Freacky but life changing experience. Wow! Then for a quick dip... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Our crew, Justin and Josh, were warm, personable, fun, gracious and full of joy. Our experience was better than we ever imagined. Don't watch from the shore wondering if you can do it (as we had done previously) or wonder if it's worth it ... it's more than worth it! It's for everyone ... young, old, singles, couples, families. The... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

This was truly a magical experience that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Our canoe guides were Michael and Jason and made this the experience of a lifetime. Our mana was GOOD and we were graced with a mother and baby WITH their escort! We also saw not 1 but 2 turtles. Worth every penny and... More

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There is something about being in a six person out rigger canoe that brings you closer to early native Hawaii. The feel of the sea and the spirit of adventure is wonderful. Jamie was our chief and he filled us in with lore and facts about whales and history. I had a brief bout with nausea, but it passed as... More

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Oaklyn, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is our second time going out with Maui Paddle Sports in an outrigger canoe. We did it 2 years ago and it was a real hoot then. This time we went out on Feb. 21st. The day before we were to leave Maui. What away to end our Hawaiian vacation. These guys are the best. We had Jamie and... More

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San Diego, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This is our second year in a row! We are 65, not athletic. You just need to be able to lift your legs up over the edge of the canoe after you are seated. The only time we got wet was getting out of the canoe at the surfline and only bottom half. You do paddle but the men are... More

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A superb way to spend an hour and a half on the water. Easy in and out of the canoe, experienced watermen in front and back, made you feel safe. It was a lot of fun, and not too hard to paddle along. Saw whales and turtles up close, a very different view then from a whale watch..."mo betta." Had... More

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