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Aloha from Maui Paddle Sports!

We are proud to be Hawaii’s Premiere Paddle Sport Company.
We offer Outrigger Canoe Tours on authentic Hawaiian racing canoes. Our friendly staff is here to share their love of the ocean, and to help you experience Maui from an amazing perspective! With so many Maui Activities, it’s important to choose a company like Maui Paddle Sports. We have the experience and professionalism that will make your Maui ocean tour one to remember. Maui Paddle Sports is the #1 choice for quality instruction, service, and the Aloha Spirit.

WESTIN VILLAS Location: You can find us at the Westin KOR Villas in Ka’anapali.
6 Kai Ala Drive, Lahaina, Hawaii. (MAP)

Private charters, weddings & corporate groups are welcome. This is a great team building experience – contact us for details!


Email: mauipaddlesports@gmail.com

Latest Blog Posts:

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Re-Discover Maui From The Water

Some families and couples love Maui so much when they first visit, that they just HAVE to come again. They do whatever it takes: Timeshares, sacrificing “sick days” in exchange for more vacation time from work… anything that gets them on the island again. We don’t blame them for the effort! For those of you […]

Hey! Slow Down…

Today’s adrenaline-soaked world is all about bigger and faster… and it seems that this message appears everywhere, especially when it comes to vacations. But we disagree…we like to remind ourselves that bigger and faster do not always mean “better”. To us, the choice between a theme park vacation and a Hawaii vacation isn’t really a […]

Authentic Canoe Coaches

The Maui activities business has always been a strong source of commerce on this island. And as such, one sometimes encounters an activity company that is more passionate about the “business” than the activity itself. (Ever been on an activity lesson and thought your teacher could use a few lessons himself?). Well rest assured that’s […]

Build Your Team in a Canoe

Corporate groups often travel to Maui as part of a reward for being top sellers, or to meet at a convention for their industry. But we hope it isn’t all work for these folks, and they get the chance to have some fun while they’re here! Bosses love these kinds of trips because it gives […]

Technique Over Talent!

If you’re unsure whether or not you can “handle” Stand Up Paddling or Canoe Paddling in Maui, just know it’s not all about muscle… proper technique rewards you with greater success! We’ve been doing this long enough to know that you can never judge a book by it’s cover. We’ve seen muscle-y guys with no […]

Mother Ocean

In so many ways, the ocean acts as mother not just to us, but to all living things. And it is ONLY the ocean, with her vastness – that could ever do so. The ocean provides food for so many living creatures, including us. She reliably stores our fresh water – frozen in ice caps, […]

Fun for all ages

Traveling with friends and family can be great – the experiences you share can bond you closer together, and will create common memories for you to look back upon with fondness. We think it’s important for friends and family to stick together during those “memorable” experiences, so everyone is included on the fun. That’s why […]

When in Rome (Or Maui)

There’s an old saying: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” which is just another way of reminding travelers to always try the local flavor. We think it’s good advice! Traveling is meant to expand one’s horizons… and what better way to do that than to experience local culture? The canoe is perhaps one […]

We’d love to hear from you!

The only thing we like more than stand up paddling and canoe riding in Maui – is hearing how much YOU love stand up paddling and canoe riding in Maui! Our guests mean the world to us, and we love to keep in touch. If you haven’t already done so, please like us on Facebook […]

Maui Wedding Magic

Maui is one of the world’s most amazing places to get married. It’s been said Maui offers the perfect balance – there’s enough natural beauty to remind you that this is Hawaii, yet enough ‘modern conveniences’ to make you and your guests feel comfortable. If you’re looking for that extra touch of “Old Hawaii” to […]

Swells 101

The weather in Maui is transitioning from winter to summer, which results in more than just temperature changes – it means a change in the ocean as well. For the next few months, we’ll be seeing fewer north swells, and more south swells. Not sure what that means? Well read on! Swells can be thought […]

A different kind of lesson

It’s easy to see that a Maui Canoe Ride offers you lessons in culture, sport, and environment. But what you might not necessarily know – is that canoe paddling also helps bond you to your fellow paddlers, and teaches you the importance of teamwork and cooperation… and it can even teach you a little bit […]

Seeing Sea Turtles in Maui

At Maui Paddle Sports, we’re lucky to be on the water every day, and we often find ourselves just a few strokes away from some of Hawaii’s most beautiful ocean life. “Honu” is the Hawaiian word for the Sea Turtle, and it’s one of our favorite creatures to encounter while on one of our Stand […]

The Origins of Outrigger Canoe Racing

For Ancient Hawaiians the ocean was their lifeblood. When the missionaries attempted to limit their ocean recreation the people felt as though they were denying their Polynesian identity. In 1875 King David Kalakaua, who was a great lover of water sports, instigated the rebirth of canoe paddling & sailing. In 1908 the first ‘official’ canoe […]

Outrigger Canoe Paddling- Hawaii’s State Sport!

Outrigger canoe paddling is an essential part of Polynesian culture and for Ancient Hawaiians the canoe literally represented ‘life’ since it provided both food & transportation for their families. Canoe racing & surfing were ways for Hawaiians to hone their skills in the ocean. Outrigger canoe paddling first became a sport in the early 1800’s […]

Stay in touch with us!

Maui Paddle Sports appreciates all of our guests & would be stoked to have you stay in touch with us! Follow us on Twitter @MauiPaddleSport for island news & daily photos. We’d also appreciate it if you would ‘Like’ us on Facebook- there’s cool videos for you to check out. Whales, turtles & more… But […]

The best brunch on Maui?

Outrigger canoe paddling is the best way to start your day- exercise, incredible views of Maui, fresh Maui Gold Pineapple & a Hawaiian history lesson complete our tour. You will work up an appetite & we recommend a big brunch after your paddle. Where to eat brunch can be a tough decision, especially with so […]