Hawaiian Canoe Sailing Experience in Maui

4.8 (48)
Kihei, US
4.8 (48)
Kihei, US
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Experience the ultimate Hawaiian adventure with a sailing experience in Maui. Sail, snorkel, and paddle along the breathtaking Wailea coast in a traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe. Get up close and personal with sea turtles, witness seasonal whale sightings, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Hawaii. With cold water and snorkel gear provided, you'll be fully prepared for your journey. Start your adventure at Polo Beach in Wailea, where you'll learn about traditional canoe sailing before launching the 'Ke Anuenue' and setting sail on the gentle breeze. Relax and take in the stunning views of Maui while snorkeling in secret spots with sea turtles, colorful reef fish, and the occasional Eagle or Manta Ray. This unforgettable Hawaiian experience will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Snorkel with sea turtles
  • Seasonal whale watching
  • Learn Hawaiian history and culture
  • Unique perspective on the island of Maui
  • Bottled water
  • Use of snorkelling equipment

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Experience the magic of Hawaiian culture and nature with the Hawaiian Canoe Sailing Experience in Maui. Embark on a journey along the stunning Wailea coast, where you'll have the opportunity to sail, snorkel, and paddle in a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe. This captivating tour not only offers a unique adventure but also provides a deeper understanding of Hawaiian history and culture. Imagine launching the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe 'Ke Anuenue' from Polo Beach in Wailea, just like the ancient Hawaiians did, and sailing with the gentle breeze, offering you a one-of-a-kind perspective of the beautiful island of Maui.

What to Expect?

During this experience, you can expect to relax and sail along the breathtaking Wailea coast while immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Cruise alongside graceful sea turtles and, if the timing is right, catch a glimpse of the majestic humpback whales in their seasonal migration. Along the way, knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the geography, geology, and history of the Hawaiian Islands. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel in secret spots teeming with sea turtles, vibrant reef fish, and the occasional Eagle or Manta Ray, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Who is This For?

This Hawaiian Canoe Sailing Experience is perfect for adventurers and nature enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple seeking a romantic escapade, or a family looking for an unforgettable bonding experience, this tour offers something special for everyone. Embrace the inclusive nature of this experience, as it welcomes individuals who wish to learn about and appreciate the rich culture and history of Hawaii, as well as those who simply want to immerse themselves in awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the vibrant Hawaiian culture and experience the thrill of sailing in a traditional outrigger canoe. This activity not only allows you to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and encounter fascinating marine life but also to learn about the ancient Hawaiian sailing traditions, construction techniques, and navigation methods. The knowledgeable guides will provide captivating insights into the history and culture of the Hawaiian Islands, making this tour not only a thrilling adventure but also an educational experience.

Good to Know

To ensure your comfort and convenience, cold water and snorkel gear are provided for the duration of the tour. The adventure begins at Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui, where you will find the yellow canoe with the red sail. Park your vehicle at Polo Beach parking and access the beach through the park. If you have any valuable items that you prefer not to bring on the canoe, a lockbox is available on the beach for safekeeping. With a duration of approximately 120 minutes, this tour offers the perfect balance of relaxation, exploration, and cultural enrichment.


Customers rave about their experience on the Hawaiian Canoe Sailing tour, praising the knowledgeable guides, stunning scenery, and memorable encounters with sea turtles and whales. Many travelers describe it as a highlight of their trip to Maui, with some noting it as a must-do activity for anyone seeking an authentic Hawaiian adventure. The combination of sailing, snorkeling, and cultural insights creates an unparalleled experience that consistently leaves guests in awe. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on this unforgettable journey that allows you to connect with nature, history, and your sense of adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking



4.8 (48)


Our family of 4 went out with Sage. He was really knowledgeable and very good at handling the boat. Snorkeling was excellent and we saw 2 turtles. Parking at Polo Beach was easy and you can do an outdoor shower and change clothes afterwards. Highly recommend!


Sage is an amazing guide. We had some apprehension given the size of the canoe, but I can say this was my absolute favorite excursion during our week in Maui. His stories and history of the islands coupled with his mastery of all types of watercraft made us feel super comfortable. We were able to snorkel, see whales up as legally close as possible and swim with turtles. Two fantastic hours! Thank you, Sage!


This trip exceeded expectations. Saje is a trove of knowledge and made us feel comfortable. Great snorkeling with many different types of beautiful fish. My husband and I were lucky, and we even saw some turtles.


Highlight of our trip!! Our guides Brody and Sage are fantastic people and shared a ton of great information.


Simply incredible experience in beautiful Maui. Sage and his coworker Chris were very friendly and showed us a great time. The other couple in the trip with us were very fun as well. We all got lucky and saw several whale jumps right in front of us. We then sailed around a bit, circled a yacht to get a closer look, then sailed back to the starting point. We were all so amazed at the whale sightings that we blew off snorkeling. However, they would have stopped had we said yes. Both Sage and Chris said our whale sightings were a treat and we feel very lucky to have witnessed them. Thanks guys for an awesome experience.


Vene and Chris were great! Vene taught us so much about Hawaiian/Polynesian culture, which was even more special as my husband and daughter are part Hawaiian. We were able to see several whales while relaxing in beautiful Maui - so peaceful. Highly recommend, would definitely do again!


This was the best experience we had in Maui! The whole family loved it! Sage was a wealth of knowledge about Hawaii and its history. Him and his son were great sailors. This was so much better than a large boat, so relaxing and so close to the water. Snorkeling was a blast, you could hear the whales talk underwater and above. We also got incredibly lucky to have a whale surface like 30 feet from the vessel 😊😮. When we ever get back to Maui this is the one tour I would definitely do again. Thank you Sage and Cru!


This was a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend it. My kids, ages 6, 9 & 12, loved it. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide.


Thank you Sage and Vene for an unbelievable experience. It was a once in a lifetime memory for my children , the Ash scattering ceremony was everything and more than I could have Imagined. A private charter is the only way to go. Mahalo !!


Absolutely by far the very best experience we had in Maui! Sage and Brody are wonderful! We spent almost 2 hrs in the water snorkeling and experiencing sea turtles and beautiful fish! Very blessed to have found this excursion! Thanks you guys for an unforgettable experience!
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