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 …

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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 …