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“Experience of a lifetime”

Hawaiian Paddle Sports
Ranked #1 of 84 Tours in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 19, 2013

The tour with HPS exceeded expectations in every way! Tim our guide was extremely professional, knowledgeable, excited about teaching us, and eager to make sure we maximized our time on the water. We would highly recommend this family friendly tour. Our boys 7 and 9 were included in the boat launching, paddling and experience. We snorkled close with the turtles and the BIG BONUS sat right above a SINGING WHALE! The whale breached about 50 yards out and gave us a show! We saw so many whales even is early in the season, tail slaps, friendly completion racing, etc. probably 6 whales doing different things. Love this. It made our trip. THANKS TIM AND HPS!

2  Thank Traci P
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

It's a perfect start to a morning to park your car at Makena Landing and enjoy the water when it's still calm. Makena Landing is great for learning how to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) because it's right by parking and a gorgeous part of the cost.

Only the two of us and Matt, our instructor, made for a personalized trip so we could get paddling quick and make the most of it while the water was still calm before the wind picks up after 10. We saw sea turtles up close and could enjoy the marine life all around us. SUP is easy to learn when you've got a good guide.

Highly recommended.

1  Thank qwertyplop
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Almost two years later and we wanted the same great experience with HPS. They were as great as before. Tim is a very informative guide. We learned new information about the islands and met new people in the 6 person canoe.

Once again we saw a mom and calf. They swam over to us and were only about 20 yards from the boat. We had time to stop at the turtle "feeding station" on the way back to shore and saw so many turtles. It was great to be able to swim with the turtles and one even came right up to me.

HPS should be your first choice to see whales on Maui.

1  Thank GoalTorrent
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Launching kayaks before sunrise, paddling through the surf, watching whales, seeing the sun rise over Haleakala, snorkeling in the Molokini crater, having dolphins leap out of the water just in front of us, listening to whale song and dolphin chatter, and paddling back to Makena... It was an adventure! Josh and Chad were great guides, friendly and informative! I highly recommend this trip to folks who love to paddle, get a bit intense (if it's windy) and have a grand, nonmotorized, adventure!

Thank wayguk
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Our guide josh was so friendly and helpful in getting us out on the ocean. Helping me and my partner on our very first tour he made us feel like pros. We had so much fun and got amazing quality photos of our tour! We absolutely recommend this company and its tours to anyone and everyone.

Thank Markeestadoor
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