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Address: 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9347
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Maui Paddler The Hawaiian Outrigger experience. Come and enjoy an Outrigger...

Maui Paddler The Hawaiian Outrigger experience. Come and enjoy an Outrigger Canoe Tour, Take part in fun, hands on demonstrations about canoe paddling, the culture of voyaging and using all elements of our environment to navigate and settle the Pacific. Learn how we used the stars, ocean, wind, and birds to navigate to Tahiti, New Zealand, and Easter Island!! We invite you to experience a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour as you learn the art and sport of canoe paddling & information pertaining to the non-instrumental navigational techniques used by Polynesian voyagers. Your journey departs Wailea Beach along the south coast of Maui with Haleakala, Lanai, Molokini, Kaho’olawe and West Maui Mountains as your backdrop. Enjoy the pristine waters off Wailea point as you swim in a magnificent coral-sea garden with an abundance of sea life including turtles (honu), eagle rays, dolphins, whales (seasonal) and species of fish endemic to this island paradise.Relive a part of Hawaiian history as our cultural guides teach you traditional chants (oli), ancient myths, legends and historical facts.

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Listening to the whales

Kevin Hoke is quite the host! We saw so many whales on our trip to the islands. I asked my wife what more could we ask for; her response was "I wish we could hear them". I... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Granby, Colorado

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Granby, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Kevin Hoke is quite the host! We saw so many whales on our trip to the islands. I asked my wife what more could we ask for; her response was "I wish we could hear them". I called Kevin and he told me about his equipment that made this possible. We canoed out in the calm waters and just sat... More 

1 Thank JHT007
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful way to enjoy the morning, we really enjoyed this experience! It is really beyond canoeing. Through Kevin we learned about Hawaii and its native people and the respect for nature. We are planning about doing it again when we come back with pur daughter. If you go to Wailea beach stop by and go for a ride!

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Reviewed 17 February 2015

Totally enjoyed the experience of being in an outrigger canoe seeing whales up close and personal. Lots of fun, a great crew and awesome sights.

Thank K R
Berkeley, California, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Our canoe trip with Kevin and Kealoha was great. We really loved the stories and chants, and very much appreciated their confidence and experience. We saw a few turtles and fantastic views of places such as Molokini, Molokai, and Haleakala in the early morning, on calm waters. Learning to paddle together let us add ourselves to the experience in a... More 

Thank Sara A
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Highly recommended! Thank you Kevin and Randy. Both myself and my wife Holly thoroughly enjoyed the experience this morning. Viewing the turtles and sea life, learning about the Hawaiian culture, wave navigating to Tahiti of your ancestors, even Randy sharing is knowledge about cooking and the use of coconut oil. A great morning, relaxing and and great company. Thanks again... More 

Thank Troy G
Lisle, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

WOW! Are expectations were high and Kevin exceeded them. The Pacific is calm at 7am so the paddling was more relaxing than tiring. We shared the Pacific with sea turtles and flying fish. The water was so clear you could see the bottom of the ocean and all the fish below us. Kevin is a true gentleman and has a... More 

2 Thank Dennis C
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Amazing experience with Kevin. The Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) were very curious and abundant during our tour. We spotted 6 or 7 including several that swam around our canoe and checked us out. A very unique cultural and wildlife experience well worth the price of admission.

1 Thank cmelville
Fremont, California
1 review
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

We took Maui Paddler's Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Eco Tour as a group of seven, and every one of us enjoyed the experience. Mike, our tour guide, started by drawing a map of Maui in the sand and teaching us about the island and how his ancestors came to Maui. He thanked God with prayers in Hawaiian before we entered the... More 

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Maui_Paddler, Owner at Maui Paddler Hawaiian Outrigger Experience, responded to this review

Mahalo for letting show a little About our Hawaii. We appreciate you giving us a review. We had a blast taking you folks out. Again Mahalo for allowing to help make your stay in Maui an enjoyable one. A Hui Hou, The Maui Paddler Ohana Kevin, Mike, Chana, Hopaili More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2012

As a homeschooling family, we were seeking ways to intigrate a variety of educational opportunities into our vacation. I took my two boys (5 and 7) to the Maui Paddler "Cultural Sampler" alone, as my husband wasn't feeling well the day we had scheduled the tour (and I dont think he was that excited about going in the first place).... More 

1 Thank Stefalefagus
Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

My husband and I were recently in Maui for our honeymoon. We were fortunate enough to meet the owner, Barry of Maui Paddle, he is super nice and full of knowledge about Hawaii and the culture!! We went out on the last day of our trip and wished that we had more time to go out again. It was the... More 

1 Thank Lori M

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