Happy 4th of July!

“Freedom” is an expression that we hear often, when listening to our guests describe their experience with us. Yes, being off the land and in the water truly is a freeing experience! We feel there’s no better way to celebrate independence day than by exercising our freedom to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For us, that means operating …

History Of The Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe

Hawaiian culture has a unique characteristic perhaps not seen in any other people group. Hawaii’s integral connection the ocean sets it apart. This rich history of the prolific sea has experienced a revival in the past 20 years or so. We couldn’t be happier for this trend as the outrigger canoe holds a special place in Hawaii’s reliance on the …

4 Reasons We Love Canoe Tours on Maui

With so many adventures to explore on Maui, it’s no wonder we have visitors come back year after year. The immense jungle, engaging culture, and breathtaking views never disappoint. As you know, our favorite adventures on in the water. Here are four reasons we love canoe tours on Maui. Cool off – what better way to get relief from a …

Mad Dogs - The Conquest of Jaws

Big Wave Surf Story Featured at Maui Film Festival

We’re excited for the waters of Maui to be featured in a new film called Mad Dogs. The Brazilian filmmakers behind the project are pioneers of paddling in for big wave surfing … and there is no bigger wave than Maui’s own Jaws. The documentary tells the story of three Brazilians known as the Mad Dogs for their extreme approach …

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Best Way To See The Best Island

TripAdvisor holds an annual Travelers’ Choice Award in several categories. One of those categories is Best Island, and Maui has topped the list again for 2016. Huffington Post celebrated the achievement with their list of “12 Reasons Maui Is The Best Island On The Planet.” We know there are many more than 12 reasons, though. Regardless of why you love …

Maui Boy Featured on Food Network

Local Boy on Food Network’s “Chopped Junior”

While our ohana is “home” on the water, we love all things Maui. Part of that is celebrating the success and highlights of our own. This week, a local Maui boy got national attention by competing on Food Network’s “Chopped Junior.” JJ Valoroso of Kihei, Maui, participated on this week’s episode entitle “Go Fish!” He was joined by famous chefs …

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Care For The Land & Ocean

Mālama i ka ʻānia a me ke kai. Care for the land and the ocean. All of the Maui Paddle Sports Ohana cares deeply for our beautiful island, ocean and planet. We are always looking for ways to reduce our impact. We have gone completely paperless with our new online waiver system. We provide reusable, BPA free, recycled material, made …

Family with paddles, Maui Canoe Trip

No Experience Needed

The expert Polynesian paddlers used outrigger canoes hundreds of years ago for exploring the ocean, fishing, and competitions. They grew up knowing how to paddle and power their boat through the water. In fact, the Hawaiian islands were discovered by Polynesian explorers in outrigger canoes. They observed birds migrating and concluded there must be land nearby. They followed the birds …

Earth Day Is Everyday on Maui

Earth day is April 22, and it means something special in Hawaii. The Polynesian culture runs deep with practical and spiritual respect for land and ocean. The environment is the source of deep connection and belief system. The Hawaiian word for land is ‘aina. It means more than just sand or dirty, though. ‘Aina means “that which feeds” and comes …