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“Outrigger Canoe...a "MUST-DO" if you are visiting Maui”

Hawaiian Paddle Sports
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Maui ocean Eco Tours! Educational and Cultural ocean activities. Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe, Ocean Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboard and Surfing. The difference is in environmental and sustainable approach to true Eco-tourism. Our guides are certified Marine Naturalist and the best on Maui. We pride ourselves on offering much more than just a fun day on the water. We want all of our guests to leave our tours knowing more about these beautiful islands, the host culture and the marine world we call our 'office'.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you can only pick one activity you and your husband, you and your family or just for you on Maui, I would HIGHLY recommend this Outrigger Canoe experience. Tim teaches you part of the Hawaiian language, teamwork and paddling together, ancient Hawaiian survival, and marine life. From the moment you pull out of Fleming's beach to the second you return, there will be a smile on your face from this adventure that keeps you continually engaged. Not to mention t's a good upper body workout! Perfect way to get a little taste of everything Maui has to offer. A+ Operation.

Thank Chelsea T
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We took the Out rigger canoe adventure from the Ritz Carlton. We are a family of 5 with children aged 12,11, and 7. We had a fantastic time, it was fun for all the family and we discovered history about the Island only the local guides share with you. We made rope from coconut skin, drank fresh water from springs under lava rocks, and snorkeled with the sea turtles. A must do if you enjoy the water, swimming with the turtles!! Tim was our guide and he provided a good time and great learning experience, he has great attitude and very patient with the children. Recommended for adults and families. Also provide a nice set of photos of the family during the excursion. That itself was priceless!

Thank jlsay
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We signed up for the Honolua Bay Kayak Excursion at the last minute, and it ended up being the highlight of our Maui vacation. We were staying at the Ritz in Kapalua, so we just needed to step out of our room and walk to the beach to get going.

After a short, but useful training session, we jumped in our kayaks and made our way toward Honolua Bay. During the kayak trip, Donnie, our incredible guide, pointed out sites along the way along with fascinating history. We were already having a blast when Donnie spotted dolphins out of the corner of his eye. We quickly kayaked over to them, and before you knew it, we were kayaking with a pod of spinner dolphins directly in front of us! It was an absolutely incredible experience! We were not expecting this at all, and it does not happen on every excursion, but you could not wipe the smile off our faces.

After a fun stop on Slaughterhouse beach, we made it to Honolua Bay, and jumped in the water to snorkel. Again, Donnie eyed the dolphins in the bay, and we swam directly over to them. What's better than kayaking with Dolphins? Snorkeling with them! Donnie took great pictures of the dolphins and of us to capture this incredible memory. When the dolphins left, we continued snorkeling and saw sea turtles, and a ton of beautiful wildlife in the bay. Then, we enjoyed a snack (provided), and then kayaked back to the beach.

Huge thank you to Donnie who was a great guide for the kayaking trip, and who also provided us a ton of great information on how to spend the last few days of our vacation in Maui. Highly recommend!

Thank aryehs
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is the BEST guided adventure on Maui. Forget being hauled around in a bus and then hanging out on a big boat with a hundred new friends this is the way to snorkel! On top of learning how to rig, launch and paddle an outrigger with world class competitors you get informed guides who teach you about the fish, the turtles, the dolphins and Hawaiian culture. Mahalo Tim and Levi!

Thank Tracy W
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The best of all of the great adventures we've had on Maui. We would do this again anytime.

If you are active and want to experience real beauty in a way that doesn't feel touristy but feels more like being a respectful visitor to all of this natural beauty, you will love Outrigger canoeing with Hawaiian Paddle Sports.

We paddled out with our guides to surf with dolphins and explore a beautiful bay by snorkel. If there had been no instruction or explanation it would have still been magical, but the guides were SO good. From Hawaiian words, customs, culture and history, to hand guiding across the reefs to find turtles, eels, and learn about the different fish - just awesome. Our 8 and 15 year old both loved it.

Best memory and happy to rave about it.

Thank elissawrites
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