Cultural Outrigger Canoe and Turtle Tour

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Why We Love This

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide

Hawaiian Ocean Sports

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.

What You'll Do

Participate in traditional Hawaiian Chants (oli) as you paddle our canoe (hoe wa’a) along the south coast of Maui…breathtaking views of Haleakala, West Maui Moutains, 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!

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance


60 minutes

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Time

Daily at 8:00am, 9:00am, and 10:00am 
Check-in 20 mins prior to tour start time

Departure Point

The tours depart from Wailea Beach, located between the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons hotels.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for participants with back problems
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
Children 5 and younger are not recommended
You must be able to paddle a minimum of 1 mile (1.6 km).
Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund


Professional guide
Local taxes
Outrigger canoe excursion
Canoeing equipment


Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point: The tours depart from Wailea Beach, located between the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons hotels.

"Great historical perspective on Hawaiian..."

December 24, 2017 - 

Great historical perspective on Hawaiian culture. Kevin was amazing. We need more like him. The best. The cost was a tad high and the length a tad short. Make the trip 90mins as a minimum for the cost. Otherwise it was exceptional!!

"The Outrigger Canoe ride was..."

July 4, 2017 - 

The Outrigger Canoe ride was fantastic! Kevin was a great guide! Would love to do it again and maybe a longer session!

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