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Address: 27 Halekuai St, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8100
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+1 808-442-6436
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Kayak and Outrigger Canoe Snorkel Tours. Surf Lessons, SUP (Stand...

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.

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Well worth it!!

I took my 9 year old and 13 year old on the kayak and snorkelling tour out of Makena. Matt is a great guide, super friendly and relaxed and really in tune with the kids and when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Terri M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 9 year old and 13 year old on the kayak and snorkelling tour out of Makena. Matt is a great guide, super friendly and relaxed and really in tune with the kids and when they might need a break from paddling (without embarrassing the 13 year old .... which is a real skill!). We all felt confident... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide Chris started off by asking what we wanted to do. We started off whale watching, and it didn't take long for us to see a mother/calf pair. It is a much more intimate experience to be close to a whale in a kayak. There was no engine running in the background and no other people yelling "whale". Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First, booking was easy and they scheduled a departure closer to where we were staying. Cut our drive down in the morning by 30 minutes. Second, we had the best guide! Destiny was full of life, passion for Hawaiian culture, and a love of the ocean and sea life. It was worth the splurge to get out on the water... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guide was Jeremy, he did a great job working with our 12 and 14 year old on St. Patrick's day, as well as with mom and dad. He started by explaining all about the whales, why they are here, and tons of other info. His enthusiasm was catching! He did point out that we were at the end of... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife booked this excursion online for our family, including our 7 year old son. We are active people and like to get exercise while enjoying nature. So it made complete sense to do this intimate tour rather than being on a power boat full of other tourists jockeying for the best shot of the whales. Our guide was Andrew;... More 

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Thank Strikesystems
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Husband and I tried to SUP in Florida with very little success, so wanted to do it the RIGHT way in Maui and go with a lesson. Absolutely worth it! Laurie was fantastic, very personable, very engaging and had us standing up right away. Up close with fishies, turtles AND whales! We had a great time!!!!

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Thank Julia W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family of 4 had a great time on the outrigger canoe tour. We say whales and went snorkeling with turtles. The guides genuinely care about native culture and ecology and taught us as much as they could in the short time we had together.

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Thank ColinHtown
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My best friend and I went on a kayaking tour with Jesse in Kihei on our last morning in Maui. First of all, let me just say that the staff who handled our reservation was so accommodating - we had to cancel our first appointment due to car trouble, but was able to reschedule - and it was serendipitous. We... More 

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Thank mjanesbe06
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I both love the ocean and love experiencing wildlife up close and in person. We did a private kayak tour in the morning. The tour was well managed, on time, well equipped and made everything easy on us. The early morning tour was worth getting up for as the ocean is much calmer before 11, water is... More 

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Thank Benjamin B
Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing!!!! We had a great experience kayaking. We also were lucky enough to get close to and hang out with a male humpback whale while out on the ocean. The whale was singing and surfaced several times near us. Our guide, Chris was excellent, knowledgeable, and very experienced, getting us close to the whales while still being very respectful of... More 

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