Maui Wedding Canoe Ride

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 add to your wedding ceremony, …

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 of as rolling waves, which …

Canoe Ride Ohana

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 about yourself. In the islands, …

Honu

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 Up Paddle Tours or Canoe …

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 paddling club was founded. By …

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 but was then outlawed by …

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 most importantly we hope you …

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 many great restaurants on the …

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 and be sure to tell …