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Address: 200 Nohea Kai Dr, Westin Villas, Ka'anapali North Beach and Sheraton, Ka'anapali Beach, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: 808-283-9344
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Description: Experience Maui from the local perspective. Take part in a unique...
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.
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GREAT Trip!!

We had a GREAT trip with Maui Paddle Sports! It was one of the BEST things we did while in Maui. Our kids absolutely loved it! We had Mike & Sue on the boat with us, we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Johnston, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had a GREAT trip with Maui Paddle Sports! It was one of the BEST things we did while in Maui. Our kids absolutely loved it! We had Mike & Sue on the boat with us, we were lucky enough to see tons of whales and have a baby whale come up and actually bump out boat! It was the... More 

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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We decided at the last minute to book an outrigger canoe experience with Maui Paddle Sports. Jaymi and his son Wahi were our guides. Being a bit windy didn't matter, we "mashed" through the water and arrived at a special point where turtles are often seen. Two were actually on the beach the rest of the herd (more than a... More 

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Saint Maries, Idaho
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Been wanting to do this for the last few years, finally booked and went, wished we would have went before. Booking was easy, price reasonable, paddling and experience awesome. Saw turtles, whales and beautiful scenery of Maui. Our guides were super friendly and knowledgable, Jayson was one guide and regretfully I can't remember the other's name, it did start with... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I just returned from spring break in Maui. We decided to take the canoe trip to look at whales with Maui Paddle Sports (in front of the Westin in Ka'anapali North) and I would say this was the highlight of our trip. The guides were fantastic and great with my children. Very knowledgeable about the whales and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We decided on the Outrigger Canoe trip and went with Mike and Cynthia. After coming to Maui for 35 years it was fun to try something new. We would definitely do this again-a great way to enjoy the water and be an active participant.

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have been coming to Maui for 30+ years every March to vacation & whale watch. I have never had an experience like the one I had on the outrigger canoe with Maui Paddle Sports. It was by far the best whale watch ever & a fabulous experience. Our guides, Jamie & Wahi were fabulous... rich with Hawaiian history &... More 

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Redding, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our third time on the outrigger, Mike, Kapana and Jamie have always done an excellent job as guides. The last two times were during whale season and we got closer than any other whale watching excursion we went on. All three of our guides are entrenched in the Hawaiian culture and give great insight into the traditions and... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Although we have visited Maui for the past 10 years, I had never gone on an outrigger ride. I took one this past February and discovered what I had been missing out on all those years! My Maui Paddle Sports guides, Cynthia and Savon, were incredible! They quickly had all four guests paddling in unison like pros! We went out... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The canoe trip was fantastic. Our guide, Jamie, was super and made the experience great. We got super close to some whales and learned a lot about them. It doesn't get much better than seeing two whales swim right under your canoe and then surface right in front of you. The paddling was totally doable for my 8 year old... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife didn't want to go, so I decided to book a canoe trip on my own on our second day in Maui. It was so awesome I went a second time later in the week! We also did a catamaran whale watch cruise. It was good, but there was something different about being in the canoe, right down on... More 

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