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Hawaiian Canoe Sailing Experience in Maui

Badge of ExcellenceKihei, United States
Maui Sailing Canoe

From $179.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Partake in a time-honored Hawaiian tradition during this private, outrigger canoe sailing experience along Maui's stunning Wailea coast. Learn about Hawaiian culture and history, including the ancient art of canoe construction, sailing, and navigation. Launch the boat from the beach using traditional methods. Spot sea turtles, reef fish, and seasonal humpback whales, with snorkeling equipment provided.
  • A private outrigger canoe sailing experience in Maui's Wailea coast
  • Spot local wildlife: sea turtles, sting rays, reef fish, and humpback whales
  • Enjoy a personalized adventure outing, unique to you and your group
  • Snorkeling equipment and bottled water are included

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 4400 Makena Alanui
      4400 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

      Park at Polo Beach parking and access Polo Beach through the park. Once you see the beach look to the north and go to the yellow canoe with the red sail. We have a lockbox on the beach for any items with you that you don't want to take on the canoe with us (car keys, wallets, laptops, etc).

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Operated by Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Adventures

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Had a great time! Knowledgeable guide and beautiful views. Going as a small group was perfect for our family.


    39 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Best Snorkel Experience
    Susette_V, Jul 2023
    Sage provided a lot of great information about the islands. The trip was relaxing and fun. The snorkeling was great and Brody was helpful pointing out hidden gems. I highly recommend this tour.
    Think twice before booking small private canoe
    Reginald_G, Jun 2023
    Did not happen. Operator cancelled an hour before activity due to strong waves. Disadvantage of small private canoe versus large vessels. Now waiting for refund from either operator, booking company or payment processor.
    Great experience!
    Jessica_P, May 2023
    Had a great time! Knowledgeable guide and beautiful views. Going as a small group was perfect for our family.
    Perfect Maui Experience
    Teresa_M, Jul 2022
    My family and I had a great time. We totally enjoyed the snorkel and sail. Sage and Crux were competent and made us feel safe and comfortable. We highly recommend this small group snorkel and sail.
    Turtle and dolphin...
    MaryBeth_K, Jun 2022
    Turtle and dolphin sightings on a spectacularly gorgeous morning. Captain Sage is knowlegeable and kind.
    Fun experience for first time snorkelers.
    Brian_S, Apr 2022
    Great first time snorkeling experience, and in the ocean. Encountered a sea turtle within 10 minutes! Should have brought an underwater GoPro Camera. Sage and Sam were great hosts. My wife doesn't swim, but really enjoyed herself even though she didn't get into the water. At first you are wondering, where are we going? Just relax. Sage knows what he is doing. Best to go early when the wind is calm. The variation in sea depth made things interesting also. Thanks Sage and Sam for a great experience.
    Don’t miss this!
    Todd_S, Mar 2022
    Sage took my wife and I out on his canoe sailboat. What a relaxing day of sailing, swimming, relaxing and snorkeling! Awesome trip!
    I was expecting to go out...
    Brian_G, Oct 2021
    I was expecting to go out early at 9am when it was calm. The tour was pushed back till 10am and then canceled 45m prior to us arriving due to the weather. Many other charter companies were going out and we saw multiple groups of snorkelers. Not sure what the real reason we didn't go out was but I won't be booking this one again.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Sorry we couldn’t go out. You are talking about big motor boats that leave from Maalaea Harbor and Kihei boat ramp. We are a 32 ft canoe that launches off the beach through the shorebreak. A high surf advisory for south facing shores AND small craft advisory for Maalaea Bay were literally posted the day of your tour and are still both in effect two days later. I would post a screenshot of the national weather service page if you don’t believe me and to show everyone but it won’t let me. We vowed when we started these tours 16 years ago that we would never let money cloud our judgement when it came to safety and that morning was no exception.
    Intimate and Perfect
    Daron_J, Aug 2021
    If you prefer a more low key outing to enjoy the waves and see lots of marine life, this is the one. The canoe is as advertised in the photo. Great for a single family, even with smaller kids. Ours were 6 and 3 and had a blast. Sage and Kira were knowledgeable, personable, and all around great hosts for this tour. And 2 hours felt like the perfect amount of time to explore and continue on with the day. Plus they gave us tips about where our next adventure should be! I'd recommend this to anyone who feels uncomfortable with the idea of a boat full of people, but still wants the snorkeling experience. Thanks a lot y'all.
    Incredible experience
    Chad_S, Aug 2021
    Such an amazing experience. So relaxing and beautiful sites along the way. Sage is a great guide with tons of local historical info to share. Definitely worth it.
    Relaxing and Fun Canoe Sailing Experience
    Jennifer_N, Aug 2021
    Relaxing and fun canoe sailing experience. Sage and Cru were great guides and the snorkeling was fantastic. A cool way to see the island and experience Maui.
    Totally worth it!
    Laura_B, Jul 2021
    Vine’s Hawaiian lore and singing were amazing. Turtles and snorkeling was great too! Sailing on the canoe and being in a quiet setting on the water was so peaceful.
    Fun sailing experience
    Nancy_S, Apr 2021
    Our family had a great time. The sailing was great and Sage, the owner was very cool and informative. Unfortunately we did not get to go snorkeling because of the wind that was coming so I think next time I would suggest going snorkeling right in the beginning. But all in all, it was a wonderful experience.

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