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“First time paddle boarders” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaiian Paddle Sports

Hawaiian Paddle Sports
44 Koki Place, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
+1 808-442-6436
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Ranked #1 of 99 Activities in Kihei
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Juneau, Alaska
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“First time paddle boarders”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We have never done anything like this before and I have to say this was the best tour we took on our visit to Maui. Our instructor Chris was fantastic! He was knowledgeable of the island and shared some interesting facts with us. It was a personal private stand up paddle board lesson and was well worth the money! I would recommend this company and tour to anyone traveling to Maui looking for a unique experience. When we return to Maui we will definitely use Hawaii Paddle Sports again. There is a reason they are ranked number one!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Would give chad 6 stars if I could!!!! We saw so many turtles - they are magnificent.

This was our second time out with these guys and the highlight of our trip.

Visited June 2013
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Tigard, Oregon, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This was GREAT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We chose Hawaiian Paddle Sports for an outrigger canoe tour based on reviews and proximity to our vacation condo location. We’ve loved viewing outriggers glide across the turquoise Maui water and considered it a bucket list item but we’d better do it soon as we’re not getting any younger (aged 56 & 61)!
Tim could be a professor of Hawaiian culture, ancient land management methods and outrigger canoe training. We learned much more than expected and had a blast! Rushing the canoe into the splashing surf, boarding butt first and paddlepaddlepaddle – it was exhilarating! Although the sun was absent at the beginning of our journey it did seem to shine while we were anchored at Honolua Bay, our much anticipated, snorkeling destination. It was everything hoped for with all the colorful, beautiful fish, eels and many turtles - like snorkeling in a bay sized tank at Maui Ocean Center!
Tim & Chad are professional, intelligent and courteous. We would highly recommend the Outrigger Canoe Tour to Honolua Bay…and would love to do it again someday, before we have to use walkers! Mahalo Tim & Chad for a wonderful experience!

Visited June 2013
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Moss Point, MS
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Buisness review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We a had a kayak/ snorkel trip planned. Unfortunately, the wind and surf was too rough to go snorkeling. The company called us the day before to explain the situation with the weather. They told us we would be able to do the kayak part of the trip, but not the snorkeling part due to safety concerns. We discussed options and rescheduling. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the excursion. I appreciate the fact that they called us and discussed options, and ultimately let us out of our reservation. This is the kind of businesses I like to deal with. They could have easily took my money and gave us half a trip. Thank you, and I look forward to taking a kayak trip with you all next time we are in Maui!

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A class act”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This companies activities are worth every penny. Our memories of our private surf lesson with Hawaiian paddle sports will always be cherished. Patrick (yes, ladies--handsome and nice--good combo!) was a great and patient teacher. My husband got up on his first try but my young sons 10 and 12 had a little trouble at first. Because it was a private lesson he had time to take them out and help them one on one. They both got up and surfed, which blew my mind (amazing!) but more than that, they said the best thing was paddling out and sitting on the surfboard learning to watch the waves. They felt like they were super cool dudes. Thanks Patrick!

Visited June 2013
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