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Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Cultural and Turtle Tour

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    What to Expect
    We invite you to relive a part of Hawaiian History and walk in the footsteps of the Ali’i (Chief, Royalty) as you experience a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour! Learn about the illegal occupation of Hawai'i and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893. Participate in traditional Hawaiian Chants (oli) as you paddle our canoe (hoe wa’a) along the south coast of Maui…breathtaking views of Haleakala, West Maui Moutains, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe/Kanaloa, and Molokini! Paddle our canoe to Turtletown off Wailea Point and see the honu and honu’ea (Hawaiian Green Sea & Hawksbill Turtles) that frequent this beautiful area! Swim with the turtles if you’d like or watch as they swim alongside the canoe!

    Learn about the Polynesian Voyagers as they sailed the Polynesian Triangle (New Zealand to Rapa Nui to Hawaii) using Celestial navigation/wayfinding.

    In honoring the wisdom and knowledge passed on by generations from our ancestors, we are inspired to share the wisdom, values and traditions that sustained the Hawaiian culture in the past…and into the future…!

    Your journey departs beautiful Wailea Beach, in south Maui! Wailea in ancient Hawaii translated to ”Waters of Sacred Happiness”; Come join us for an unforgettable experience for the whole family!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The tours depart from Wailea Beach, located between the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons hotels.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Outrigger canoe excursion
    • Canoeing equipment
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Wailea Beach
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Children 5 and younger are not recommended
    • You must be able to paddle a minimum of 1 mile (1.6 km).
    • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I hate to give a bad review, but this trip was really disappointing. Booked this for the cultural experience, but none of the things mentioned in the description was done: there was very little information about Hawaiian culture & history and about the canoe and the chanting
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    A truly once in a lifetime experience to row as a crew in an outrigger while learning about the islands and history of ocean navigation. We were treated with excellent care from start to finish. Location near Hotel Wailea and parking was made very simple to arrive and plan.
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    Excellent 1 hour excursion. Randy and his crew were very knowledgeable and entertaining. He made sure we saw a few turtles, and his tid-bits of info were very interesting not found through a google search. Thanks a bunch. Strongly recommend.
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    This is both a fun activity as well as an educational one. Kevin, who started this company, took us on a tour from Wailea Beach to the reef close by where we saw some beautiful, large turtles. Before we got into the outrigger canoes, he talked to us about some Polynesian
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    Had a great time and very educational. Fun trip run by great people. Take the time and check it out👍
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