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Address: 726 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-9049
Phone Number:
+1 808-359-1172
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Best Hawaiian Cultural Experience

This was the highlight of our Maui trip. We have done 3 outrigger trips. This was the best, combining the real paddling experience with wonderful lessons about the Hawaiian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Palm Desert
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Palm Desert
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our Maui trip. We have done 3 outrigger trips. This was the best, combining the real paddling experience with wonderful lessons about the Hawaiian language and culture. This would be a great trip for people of all ages!

Thank KathyTravel
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was by far one of the best things we did in all of the islands. we saw an abundance of wildlife and the guide was behind knowledgable.

1 Thank sean o
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Staff was great, lots of good info about Hawaiian culture and sealife. Great experience for anyone and the organization is helping to keep history alive/preserved!

Thank robertap580
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is a little difficult to this Hawaiian Cultural Experience led by the magical Vene. It is an absolute joy to experience. Stories and songs provide information and understanding of a people that care about the earth, ocean and also each other. We listened as we paddled out into the ocean and viewed the coastline from the water and then... More 

Thank cynthiaheartstravel
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you're looking to get immersed in the canoe culture of Hawaii, this is the activity for you. After getting an education on the restoration of the fish pond and the importance of it to the people of Maui, we went out for a paddle where we saw plenty of whales and turtles at a safe distance. Our guides, Vene... More 

Thank jo_edge
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I went on this tour several years ago, and have returned two more times with other guests. We plan to return again on our next trip with other friends. It is always a highlight of our Maui vacations. Plus, your money goes to a good, non-profit cause that helps the locals.

Thank kikona
Rochester, mn
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about Hawaiian culture and history. He sang, chanted and spoke Hawaiian- it was beautiful. He was respectful and fun! We had a lesson on team paddling and then out onto the ocean. I can't wait to share this experience with my son and future daughter in law. Mahalo.

Thank Julie R
Seattle, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We launched our outrigger canoe in the sandy shallows of a restored fish pond. Our canoe held 5 plus our guide, Kimokeo Kapahulehua, a talented and dedicated Hawaiian elder who has spearheaded fishpond and language cultural revivals within Hawaii's schools. He sang traditional and new mele (with a beautiful voice) and spoke of the revival of Polynesian navigation throughout the... More 

Thank Allison R
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The best experience we have had on Maui in all of our years coming to Maui. It was a fantastic cultural and marine experience. Our guide Vene was incredible. He gave us a real feel for Maui's history, and culture. He was a talented story teller of the history and people of Maui. He sang songs, did chants, and even... More 

Thank Paul M
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Activity for the whole family. Great cultural adventure-learning about the ancient (and still around) fish ponds and then going out in an outrigger and paddling by turtles, catching the waves and learning about the ancient culture.

Thank N C

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