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 of the most important pieces of Hawaiian culture. It was large ocean-going canoes that brought the first people to set foot on Hawaii’s shores; and it was the canoe that served as a lifeline for food, as well as transportation among islands. To this day, canoe paddling and racing are heavily infused into the culture of the islands, with canoe clubs and teams all over the state.
We hope you get many things out of your Maui canoe ride with us, but especially a sense of history. Looking back on the islands from the perspective of the water is truly spectacular. You can’t help but imagine what it must have been like for those first brave paddlers to travel over 2,000 miles, to finally gaze upon the lush green landscape of Hawaii.
So our advice: Skip the hotel pool and do as the locals do! Experience a piece of culture with roots that run deep through the heart of the islands. It’s truly an experience you don’t want to miss!