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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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Make A Splash Without Getting Wet!

The old saying goes: “Different strokes for different folks” – meaning this world is full of individuals, each with their own personalities, opinions, hobbies and yes… fears. If you’re traveling to Maui and have a fear of the water, this is your chance to conquer it! A Canoe Ride in Maui will help you face [...]

Make Your Friends Jealous

If you’re traveling to Maui, make sure you bring your camera… because how else can you show your friends you had the BEST VACATION EVER? Yes, these days it’s all about posting your most recent experiences on Facebook or your own blog. It’s an easy way for friends and family to see what you’ve been [...]

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 [...]

Get Some Culture Without The Boredom!

Everyone is more receptive to learning when the classroom is fun! Think about it: how many times have you been part of a tour or group, but couldn’t wait for it to be OVER!? Perhaps the subject matter itself was boring, or maybe it was the tour guide that was stale… perhaps it was both!? [...]

Cruising Together!

Maui is one of the top choices for couples to visit on their honeymoon, and for good reason: Maui is simply gorgeous, and offers lots of things for couples to do together. One of our favorites is being together for sunset. There is something about the fading light, sparkling water, and colorful skies that make [...]

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 [...]

Reserve Your Time Online!

With summer fast approaching, we’d like to remind everyone that when it comes to booking your Maui SUP Lesson or Maui Canoe Ride: it’s the earlier, the better! We offer Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Canoe Lessons multiple times per day, but since summer is Maui’s busy season, seats fill up quickly! To be sure [...]

A victory for the ocean!

In some local news, Ma’alaea Harbor was recently “saved” when the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources along with the United States Army Corp of Engineers announced they would be abandoning plans to extend the breakwater at Ma’alaea. In doing so, “Freight Trains” – considered to be the world’s fastest wave, was saved from [...]

Don’t Settle for “Imitation” Tans!

Tanning salons (and more specifically tanning salon patrons) have made some headlines lately, and we thought this would be a good time to offer some advice: Get a REAL TAN… It looks better! We’ve all seen the usual offenders: Uneven and streaky self-tanners, orange spray-tan victims, and who could forget the sight (and smell) of [...]

Don’t let your vacation go to waste!

Vacations should be about relaxing, resting, and experiencing new things. With so much to do and see on Maui, we must admit that we cringe when we see people “wasting” their vacation on other pursuits. Maybe you’ve seen it before: the idea of a vacation means “party time” for some people, and they end up [...]

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, [...]

Stand Up Paddling with your Best Friend

We’re dog lovers over here at Maui Paddle Sports, and we have to admit it: As much as we love being on the water, we definitely don’t love leaving the dogs behind. That’s why we sometimes take them out paddling with us! If the right conditions are met, we think taking your pet out for [...]

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 [...]

New Website with Mobile Functions!

Maui Paddle Sports is proud to present our new website which is optimized for mobile phones & iPads. Now you can book our tours online & we will keep you updated with daily Blog posts about the BEST things to do on Maui! Your suggestions are welcome:)

New Website!

We’re stoked to announce the launch of our new website! Please cruise through the pages to learn more about the fun Maui ocean activities we offer. This new site allows you to book your tours online with ease, and also allows us to provide new pictures and videos to keep you stoked! Check back often [...]