Teamwork Corporate Groups on Maui

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 employees a chance to unwind, …

TEACHING CANOE PADDLING

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 necks struggle to find their …

Maui Canoe Tours

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 of the most important pieces …

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, …

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 …