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“We had so much fun Canoeing in Maui !”
Review of Maui Paddle Sports

Maui Paddle Sports
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Owner description: 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 breathtaking views of Maui, Molokai & Lanai. Families as well as individuals and couples can all participate for unforgettable memories & incredible photo opportunities.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Vallejo, California
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We had so much fun Canoeing in Maui !”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Wahipa'a and Josh were great canoe guides! We had so much fun paddling and talking about the differences in life styles between Maui and our home in California. Josh had us race another canoe which we caught up to and passed and we even swan for a while at Black Rock. It was amazing watching monkey man climb the rock face so quick in bare feet and then jump off with his brother without hesitation. I canoed with this company summer 2013 and will do it again on all my future trips to Maui. Great exercise and fun for us all.

Visited April 2014
Thank Calilaurz
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Caledonia, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Had a GREAT time!!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had an absolute wonderful time with Maui Paddle Sports!! They actually called us the day before our scheduled excursion,, they were calling for gusty trade winds later in the morning on the day of our outrigger ride. They asked us if we'd like to go out earlier than scheduled,, they wanted to make sure that we had the BEST POSSIBLE EXPERIENCE, and we did!! Our guides had a great sense of humor and were very imformative on the history of the Island/culture, etc. It was SO peaceful out there on the water. Saw some green sea turtles along the way. It was a GREAT family bonding experience!!
Highly recommend them,, you WON'T be disappointed!! This experience will just add to you Maui memories!!

Visited April 2014
Thank Andy G
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Sisters, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Do it!”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a fabulous time with the crew from Maui Paddle. They had us laughing the whole time--and shared SO much interesting info about Maui. The 90 minutes just flew by. We saw many turtles, and surprised ourselves with how fast we got the outrigger going. Of course, we had some expert help! Paddling is fun, though, not strenuous. And this is a very safe activity. Being right on the water like that was such a great experience. For those who haven't been snorkeling, it's an amazing way to see the reef and some of the wildlife. Also, views of the island are amazingly beautiful. Don't miss this wonderful activity--you'll be talking about it for months!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank VictoriaLS7
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Carmichael, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Super fun!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Do this. You won't be sorry. Really fun adventure . Our crew was great -- entertaining and informative. They kept us laughing and also taught us a lot about the culture and the sport. Highly recommend.

Visited April 2014
Thank CarmichaelTraveller
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Renton, Washington, United States
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Whales, turtles and a fantastic crew”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We took an early morning paddle with Michael, Jason, Kapena and Justin in two of their six person outrigger canoes. Departing from the Westin Ka'anapali Villas beach, we paddled out less than a mile offshore and toward Kahana. With rare luck for April, we were visited by a juvenile humpback whale and her escort. They surfaced very near us and a third canoe for more than twenty minutes.

After the whales departed, we came toward shore and swam among four or five sea turtles.

The crew are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank James M
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