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On this morning Maui outrigger canoe tour, embark on a snorkeling eco-tour unlike any other on the island. Set sail on an outrigger canoe that’s known as a “wa’apea,” with experienced and knowledgeable local guides who were born and raised in the islands.


  • Maui outrigger canoe and snorkel adventure off Polo Beach
  • Learn the ancient Hawaiian sailing canoe tradition
  • Sail along the beautiful Wailea Coast
  • Have a paddle or lie back and relax
  • Snorkel with sea turtles
  • Wildlife viewing and seasonal dolphin and whale watching
  • First-hand insights into Hawaiian culture and history
  • Snorkel equipment provided

What You Can Expect

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe and Snorkel Adventure

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe and Snorkel Adventure

Start your Maui outrigger canoe tour on Polo Beach in Wailea, where your crew will teach you Hawaiian traditions of navigation and paddling. You’ll then help launch the sailing canoe “Hina” out past the gentle waves, in the same way that ancient Hawaiians have done for hundreds of years.

Harnessing Wailea’s gentle breeze, unfurl the sail and cruise above the colorful coral reef, where schools of tropical fish swim below and sea turtles surface for air. During this Maui outrigger canoe tour, gaze towards the horizon at four different islands that seem to float in the distance, and there’s even the chance in the winter months of seeing dolphins and whales. Take a break at a crystalline cove right off the South Maui shoreline, where you can swim, snorkel, and splash around in search of Hawaiian Green sea turtles.

To join in the action along with the crew, grab a paddle and get a workout while learning traditional strokes. Or, if you’d simply prefer to lie your head down and relax to the rhythm of the waves, allow the wind to do all the work as you sail your way back towards the beach. Whichever you choose, this is a Maui outrigger canoe experience you’re sure to never forget.

As a souvenir, digital photos will be taken during the trip and emailed soon thereafter.

Customer Reviews

Craig R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Donnie and Dave are the best! They will do everything in their power to make sure you have a fantastic time. Real professionals!

Tanya M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

If you want to go out with real people and enjoy the waters of Maui, this is the excursion for you. The canoe is expertly maintained, you will learn lots about local culture if you are so inclined or just sit back and enjoy the sights! The snorkeling and hanging with the turtles is world class. You will not be disappointed.

Ruth Jean D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

This adventure was one of the best we ever had in Maui (and we have had many great adventures in Maui)! It was only for a few (no more than 4 people), and the two guides were outstanding. It was the best 2 hour adventure with lots of sailing and whale watching that we have from one of the most beautiful beaches (polo beach) on Maui!....Highly recommend this excursion!!


3 star rating: Worth doing August 2013

The weather was beautiful and the guides were experienced paddlers, who were supportive of my daughter, a novice snorkeler. That being said, I felt like the activity was geared more towards the guides' enjoyment than on educating us about the outrigger tradition.

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