Waters of Sacred Happiness

Hawaiian Outrigger Experience

Experience a truly unique cultural tour as you learn the ancient art and sport of canoe paddling (hoe wa'a). Relive a part of traditional Hawai‘i as you learn about Honu(turtles), Kohola(whales) and other indigenous ocean life through Hawaiian legends, mythology and stories passed on through generations.
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maui outrigger canoe tours

We invite you to relive a part of Hawaiian History and walk in the footsteps of the Ali‘i (Chief, Royalty) as you experience a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Tour! Learn about the illegal occupation of Hawai‘i and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893. Participate in traditional Hawaiian Chants (oli) as you paddle our canoe (hoe wa’a) along the south coast of Maui…while taking in breathtaking views of Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, Lana‘i, Kaho‘olawe/Kanaloa, and Molokini! Paddle our canoe to Turtletown off Wailea Point and see the honu and honu‘ea (Hawaiian Green Sea & Hawksbill Turtles) that frequent this beautiful area! Swim with the turtles if you’d like or watch as they swim alongside the canoe!

Learn about the Polynesian Voyagers as they sailed the Polynesian Triangle (New Zealand to Rapa Nui to Hawaii) using Celestial navigation/wayfinding.

In honoring the wisdom and knowledge passed on by generations from our ancestors, we are inspired to share the wisdom, values and traditions that sustained the Hawaiian culture in the past…and into the future…!

Your journey departs beautiful Wailea Beach, in south Maui! Wailea in ancient Hawaii translated to ”Waters of Sacred Happiness”! Come join us for an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

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Hawaiian Culture & Turtle Tour

Paddle our canoe to Turtletown off Wailea Point and catch sight of the honu and honu‘ea (Hawaiian Green Sea & Hawksbill Turtles) that frequent this beautiful area! Swim with the turtles if you’d like or watch as they swim alongside the canoe!

Whale Tour (Dec-April):

During the months from November to April, the Humpback Whales travel 3,500 miles from their feeding grounds in Alaska to mate and give birth in the Hawaiian Islands. A majority of these beautiful humpback whales can be seen off the coastline of Maui. With Haleakala, Molokini, Kaho‘olawe, Lana‘i and West Maui Mountains as your backdrop, come behold the magnificent Kohola (whales) as they spy hop, tail slap, fin slap and breach.

Snorkel Tour

Come experience the abundant sea life and magnificent coral-sea gardens just minutes from shore. Swim and snorkel with turtles and species of fish indigenous only to these islands.
Leading the Charge
The Canoe
Ready to Launch
Canoes and Views
History Lesson
Drills
Announce the Launch
I’ll Just Relax
Back On Shore
Turtle
Aloha mai e na hoa makamaka e kipa mai nei
Welcome visiting friends
Hawaiian Greeting

Meet Your Guide, Joel Waddell

Joel has been part of our team for two years now and he brings an easygoing and sincere presence to each and everyday. An accomplished kayak guide and PADI certified Dive Master, his love for the the world under the waves is unquestionable, whether it’s paddling out to say Aloha to the whales or floating effortlessly while snorkeling in the calm waters with our guests, he sees it all as a blessing. Being next to guests when their eyes connect with the eyes of a turtle, for the first time, is unforgettable.’

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Located at Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach Parking