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Address: 2780 Kekaa Dr, Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1971
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Experience Maui from the local perspective. Take part in a unique Hawaiian...

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 fresh cut pineapple and breathtaking views of Maui, Molokai & Lanai. Families as well as individuals and couples can all participate for unforgettable memories & incredible photo opportunities.

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The most intimate way to view whales from a boat

Ryan was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. (I think we were on the same boat as Aussielover1) We had an awesome experience! The boat was comfortable and very stable. Dry bags... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ryan was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. (I think we were on the same boat as Aussielover1) We had an awesome experience! The boat was comfortable and very stable. Dry bags were provided for our belongings and electronics if we wanted. In the two weeks we were on Maui we did 3 whale watching trips. A dinner sail, a 20... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ryan guided us out a few miles on an amazingly quiet sea. The experience was fun and tranquil. When we stopped paddling we could hear the piece and quiet and then the sounds of a whale breathing. Ryan totally controlled where we paddled and brought us beside a mother and baby whale. The baby was entertaining itself and flipping around... More 

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West Coast USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on an early morning outrigger trip off of Kaanapali. The outrigger seats 6. We had one guide and 5 adult customers. We paddled a good distance out. We got to within about 100 yards of a couple whales but sadly they didn't breach, we just saw their backs once. It wasn't for lack of trying. Sometimes that... More 

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Shelby, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us and a guide, Michael, went on the canoe trip. It was the highlight of our trip! Paddling out into the ocean was so relaxing. We saw several whales, but the highlight was when we stopped paddling and the whales were under our canoe! There were 3 whales by the boat (male, female and baby). It was such... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience is not to be missed; it was the best part of our trip. Paddling out into the ocean and listening to the silence was surreal. Hearing a whale singing beneath of our canoe and having a porpoise leap just in front of us was truly exciting. We saw whales everywhere. This is a great company, providing a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to see the Kaanapali shoreline, do some whale watching, and be able to float on top of the coral reef at Black Rock. Our canoe ride with Maui Paddle Sports was one of the highlights of our vacation. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had an amazing kayaking tour with Chris. Totally comfortable, safe tour. We hovered over an adult male whale, listened to him sing, and watched him breach 4 times. Unbelievable experience! Mahalo nui loa!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read the reviews about the company changing hands. Had the same great experience this year as we've had in years' past. Nothing but compliments for the staff. We will be back next year!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation for Thursday with Maui Paddle Sports. On Wed we received a call that they were moving to the Ka'anapali Hotel and were waiting on permissions to resume their trips for the new location and to get a refund from the concierge - which we did. Thursday morning I received a call from a woman asking where... More 

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Management response:

We are sincerely sorry for your recent experience. We have recently changed management to insure that there will be no further miscommunications of this kind. Please note that we are now located at the Royal Lahaina Resort, and are no longer operating out of the Westin. We hope that you will try us again on your next trip. Aloha, Bryan... More 

Cortland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outrigger trip was exciting and so fun! Our guides, Meghan and Michael, were the best. Their local knowledge of the Islands and the marine wildlife was outstanding and entertaining. Thanks to our guides' persistence, we were able to catch up to whales that were far off shore (perhaps two miles) and enjoyed close encounters with them. One even went... More 

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