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Hawaiian Outrigger Experience

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Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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We invite you to relive a part of Hawaiian cultural history and walk in the footsteps of the Ali'i as you experience a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe tour! Let our experienced guides demonstrate the Aloha way by making your time with us the highlight of your trip with uniquely Hawaiian ocean tours. Get up close to take amazing pictures of marine life. Humpback Whales come to bask and play in the Hawaiian waters off Maui for their Winter migration through the Pacific. We offer whale watching roughly November-May. Sea Turtles can easily been seen year round. You may get a chance to meet Sir Charles; he is the resident sea turtle which is estimated to be over 60 years old. We offer great fun for the entire family!
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Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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This was an awesome experience with born and raised Hawaiians who know, love and share their island experience! Paddle out in an outrigger canoe to snorkel with the turtles, what a great way to spend the day! Also learned more about Hawaii culture from Kevin...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly one of a kind experience for all on a Outrigger boat reliving the culture of the Hawaiian people heading out to sea. We learned about the history from Kevin Hoke an amazingly knowledgeable and proud Hawaiian local who shared his ancestry through stories...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kevin was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of Hawaiian Cultural history and stories with us, which we really enjoyed. I would have liked if we had a full hour on the water, however, in addition to the time well-spent learning about Hawaiian history. We...More

Thank Melanie I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to go out on an Outrigger for 4 years now, all my plans fell thru! I stumbled upon a postcard at the Wailea Beach Resort Marriott and the concierge set up reservations quickly. I went out 2 mornings, the ocean was...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Well sort of.......Kevin happily told me I could "rest" whenever I wanted but with a full canoe it was good fun. Saw a few turtles but mainly just did the Outrigger for an hour. As we travel the Country it is interesting to learn about...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

I was born and raised on Maui, my wife in Oahu. We now reside in Seattle and I took my family out on the canoe tour with Kevin. I want to first say, My wife and I are native Hawaiian and born and raised in...More

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AlohaSurfSchoolMaui, Owner at Hawaiian Outrigger Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Aloha Braddah Eric, It was a pleasure to meet you and your ohana; felt like I’ve known you for years! Another great Kanaka! Keep the mana strong in the PacNW! A hui hou Kanaka!

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Booked the one hour canoe and cultural tour with Kevin as our guide. He did such a great job telling us about the Hawaiian culture and explaining the traditions. And then we paddled away into to blue ocean! Six can fit in the canoe, and...More

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AlohaSurfSchoolMaui, Owner at Hawaiian Outrigger Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Mahalo for submitting the thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to take you out on the wa’a!

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

What a great day to spend in the water. We went on the outrigger trip last minute and I am so happy we did. Quite a few turtles out, several whale sightings and a brief History lesson. Would highly recommend. Trying the surf school next....More

Thank Kimberlee H
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

My family and I booked this activity upon the recommendation of a friend. We were so glad we did! Kevin's knowledge of the history of his people and his skills on the water really made it a one-of-a-kind experience for us. We saw 3 different...More

Thank Cristina S
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We did the HOE experience with Kevin on our first day of our holiday. This was an absolutely perfect way to start in Maui, with a (very) light amount of exercise and a (very) large dose of cultural orientation to the islands. Kevin's explanation of...More

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AlohaSurfSchoolMaui, Owner at Hawaiian Outrigger Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Alloha Reunionsmama, Mahalo for your TripAdvisor review! I'm glad you and your family had a positive experience! Sharing the history of our people and perpetuating Hawaiian culture is one of our core values. Please keep in touch! Malama Pono, Kevin Hoke

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scipwraec
January 14, 2018|
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Response from AlohaSurfSchoolMaui | Property representative |
Aloha and Mahalo for your question. 2 of our canoes have double Ama and Iakos which means it cannot flip over. Please contact me at 808-633-2800 re: questions. Mahalo, Kevin
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