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“SUP with Hawaiian Paddle Sports” 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
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“SUP with Hawaiian Paddle Sports”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My husband and I signed up for private SUP lessons at Makena Landing with Hawaiian Paddle Sports in July 2013. We had seen people paddle boarding throughout our vacation in Hawaii and decided we wanted to give it a try. Neither of us can swim so while we were excited about trying the sport, we were also quite scared! Our guide Curtis made sure we were securely fitted into our lifejackets, and then it was out to sea for a new adventure. Curtis was very attentive and reassuring during our lesson. He really wanted us to enjoy our experience. His instruction and support gave us the confidence to overcome our fear of falling into the water. We had an amazing time, and we have pictures to show our friends and family of us actually standing up as we paddled in the beautiful waters of Hawaii. Thanks, Hawaiian Paddle Sports!

Visited July 2013
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“Beyond exceptional: Skip the big boats and get ready for an incredible experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

My family spends a significant amount of time on the island each summer and in the 10+ years we have been visiting Maui, we have seen and done a lot - some great, some not so great. Let me tell you: this is one of THE best and most unique excursions we have been on. Going out in a small group ensures you have a hands-on, personalized experience. Ari was our guide and did an exceptional job of making sure our morning was one to remember. She was incredibly knowledgable and took the time to share lots of interesting information about the island and Hawaiian wildlife. Within a few minutes of kayaking into the water we were face to face with gorgeous sea turtles - pretty amazing to be out in the ocean with these beautiful creatures and only four other people around. The area where we went snorkeling is stunning and diverse. Much better than Molokini. We saw several more turtles, tons of different types of fish and beautiful, diverse reef. Again, being in a small group in an area that isn't crowded makes you feel like you're on this beautiful playground all by yourself. I appreciate they are eco-friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a fantastic experience. Whether this is your first time to visit Maui or your a salty veteran, do yourself a favor and book an adventure with Hawaiian Paddle Sports. We'll be back!

Visited July 2013
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Anaheim, California
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“Excellent Customer Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I did the kayaking/snorkeling adventure with Hawaiian Paddle Sports in June 2013. We had previously done the same excursion in October 2009 with a different company and not to say that the other company was not good, it was just not near as good as Hawaiian Paddle Sports. Our guide Chris, had a great amount of knowledge about the sea-life and the island. Chris customized our outing so that we chose what we wanted to see, how long we wanted to kayak versus snorkeling, etc. Chris really went out of his way to make sure that we had a great time and we did! There's a saying, "you pay for what you get" and with Hawaiian Paddle Sports, you'll get a great time and amazing customer service.

Visited June 2013
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“Best snorkeling opportunity!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We set out a bit early with our kayak guide, John. He was thorough and patient explaining how to kayak and his expectations of us. We took to the sport pretty easily with his excellent instructions and were soon far off shore experiencing the beauty of Maui from a whole new perspective. John is exceptionally knowledgeable regarding sea life, Hawaiian culture, and kayaking skills. He was fun to spend the morning with and took us to a couple of amazing spots for snorkeling. He checked in with us several times to ensure we were doing what we had hoped to be doing and were enjoying ourselves. He really went the extra mile to show us a great adventure. We saw a reef shark and many turtles, including a huge one that must have been about 6 feet long. It was a really great experience. He provided us with some granola bars and fresh coconut water after our excursion. A great trip!

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“Truly the best kayaking on the island!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Maui and after doing extensive research, on different activities and companies for kayaking, we chose Hawaiian Paddle Sports as you get your own personal tour and are not in a big group.

Our tour guide was Patrick and he was great. He was extremely knowledgable about the island and scenery. We have kayaked many times before, but only on rivers, which is definitely different then kayaking on the ocean. After signing the paperwork and giving Patrick our keys to lock in his car, we put on our life jackets and walked down to the shore. The take off is very intimidating but as long as you listen to your instructor all should be fine.

Patrick followed in his separate kayak. He also had water for us. An amazing perk was that he brought a digital waterproof camera and took many pictures of our adventure. He sends them to you online for free! I don't know of any other company that does that.

On the way out, the water was relatively calm as it was first thing in the morning. We saw some turtles swim by at Turtle Town and saw some fish while we snorkeled. Getting back in the kayak after snorkeling was a challenge, as you have to hoist yourself up in the middle of the ocean which we just weren't used to. I had some trouble with my snorkel gear and Patrick was so patient because I was getting frustrated. But he kept the mood light and eventually I was able to see some fish.

Not before long, the water got really wavy and we actually had to stop our trip so we could safely make our way back to shore. This was the biggest rush of our trip as we paddled for our lives, hoping our kayak would not flip over in the ocean. When we got back safe, we were offered coconut water out of a real coconut, and healthy granola bars which we devoured after our extensive, paddling experience. We definitely had an awesome time and this was our favorite activity of our vacation.

Don't think twice and book it with these guys. This is truly the best one, and we loved every minute of it?!!

Visited July 2013
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