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Ko'ie'ie Fishpond Cultural Canoe Tour

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Address: 726 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9049
Phone Number: (808) 359-1172
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Fun and educational and inspirational

We expected a canoe ride - we discovered so much more! Our guide told us about the history of the island, introduced us to many Hawaiian traditions, and took us on the canoe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected a canoe ride - we discovered so much more! Our guide told us about the history of the island, introduced us to many Hawaiian traditions, and took us on the canoe ride. We loved it. Our 11 year old nephew thought it was the best part of the trip to Maui.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We paddle with Uncle Kimokeo on the visitor paddle around 7 am for novice and 5am for competition paddlers right out of the fishpond - I've heard but havent met a young tiger shark around 5 feet long that hangs in that area - but have met a few whales in the area with their babies. The young tiger sharks... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had found the Ko'ie'ie Fishpond Cultural Canoe Tour while researching for our vacation, and thought it sounded exciting...let me just say the 3 or so miles that you paddle can be a little strenuous at times, but you can always lay off the paddling, after all your on vacation. The genuine love for the culture and Maui can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We have brought family and friends the last three canoe tours and all have loved it. An enriching educational experience for people of all ages that are interested in Hawaiian culture. You won't be disappointed!

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We signed up for the Cultural Fishpond Tour mainly for the opportunity to try paddling an outrigger canoe, but it ended up being much more than that, because we learned so much about Hawaiian culture and even ancient Polynesian methods of navigation by the stars. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his heritage and familial legacy as... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I first read about this tour in "Maui No Ka Oi Magazine." Had difficulty with the online payment, but contacted the lovely Joylynn at their offices and managed to do a payment through Paypal. Know that this is a small community organization of dedicated people who are passionate about sharing Hawaiian Culture. The tour with Vene started at 8 am... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

If you want to learn about the Hawaiian culture and history this makes for a great experience. Vene was our guide and has a passion and love of Hawaii. The outrigger was great, a windy day and we plowed through the waves having a great time!

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

On a perfect Maui morning, I learned about paddling an outrigger and Hawaiian fish pond aquaculture from the charming and enthusiastic Vene.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Vene was our guide and he was the BEST! We learned a lot of Maui history and learned about asking the Gods permission to enter the water - it was very spiritual. There were 10 of us so we were in the double hulled outrigger and off we went through the Kings Pond. The ocean was very calm so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

My name is Vene and I wanted to share pictures of us paddling outside the walls of the fishpond into the open ocean. Prior to our launch on several canoes we had an opportunity to snap some photos of us before approaching a pod of whales! It was an epic morning:)

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