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Outrigger Canoe & Kayaking on Maui

Outrigger canoeing isn’t just a great way to see the sights and soak up some rays – it’s one of Hawaiʻi’s most treasured cultural activities, as well as our official state team sport. Early explorers navigated to the Hawaiian Islands in these wood-carved vessels, and the tradition is very much alive on Maui. For those more comfortable in a kayak, we've got plenty of those on the island, too. 

From the seat of an outrigger canoe or kayak, you may find yourself in the spray zone of a humpback whale off West Maui; paddling alongside Hawaiian green sea turtles in Mākena; or exploring the majestic waters of Honolua Bay, a marine reserve famed for its snorkeling. Experienced paddlers can even canoe or kayak to Molokini, a submerged crater three miles off Maui’s southwestern coast that offers more outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving. 

You can rent a kayak or outrigger canoe (which typically seat six) from a variety of outfitters in popular areas such as Lāhainā and Kīhei. Or, take a guided tour from a local who can show you the best views and teach you a few tricks of the trade.

Outrigger Canoe & Kayaking on Maui

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