Hawaiian Paddle Sports

Maui Water Activity

Are you looking for one of the most authentic ways to experience Maui? A truly unique ocean adventure you’ll never forget? Then allow us to introduce you to our friends at Hawaiian Paddle Sports.

John Derrick
Published on: 02-14-2019
Published by: John C. Derrick

What sets Hawaiian Paddle Sports apart is not only the wide variety of Maui ocean activities they offer, but also their commitment to the environment, Hawaiian culture, and to making sure you have the best Maui vacation you could ever imagine! Best of all, every tour or lesson is led by an expert local guide who will tailor the adventure you choose to you and your needs- for a private, educational, and simply breathtaking experience.

Hawaiian Paddle Sports' Environmental Commitment

Hawaiian Paddle Sports was recently honored by the Hawaii Ecotourism Association for sustainable marine practices.  They are now one of only 14 companies in the state of Hawaii to be certified by the HEA as an “Ecotour Company”.  They are active members of their local Surfrider Foundation (and have joined their Rise Above Plastics campaign) and have undertaken a number of green initiatives such as beach clean ups and reef and marine education. They also help to instill visitors with a sense of respect for local marine life and the environment.

Additionally, the company is also a certified B Corporation- a network of over 1,500 businesses throughout the world who are dedicated to using their businesses as a vehicle for social change. Hawaiian Paddle Sports is one of only seven B Corporations in the state of Hawaii and the first to be certified on Maui. They have an outstanding commitment to the environment, their community, and to their employees- their passion for what they do shows.

Hawaiian Paddle Sport’s Ocean Activities

Maui Surf Lessons

No trip to Maui would be complete without a surf lesson, and Maui is home to some of the best surfing for beginners. Hawaiian Paddle Sports offers a surfing experience like no other company.

  • Private lessons mean no combining experience levels
  • Perfect for all ages and fitness levels- family friendly
  • Individual education about proper technique, wave origins and breaks, surfing etiquette, & wave selection
  • Learn to surf- not just stand on a board
  • You’ll surf during your first lesson- guaranteed- or your next lesson is free!

Maui Kayak Tours

Kayaking just might be the best way to experience Maui’s amazing marine life in an up-close-and-personal way. Plus, it’s great for beginners or more experienced paddlers AND you can even snorkel if you choose.

  • Private and personalized to your experience level
  • Safe, stable, and nearly impossible-to-flip kayaks
  • No combining parties means you set the pace
  • You can snorkel more, paddle less; paddle less and snorkel more; or not snorkel at all
  • Choose from Turtle Town (Makena), Honolua Bay, Molokini, or West Maui Coral Gardens (Olowalu)- according to your fitness level and desires
  • Family friendly

Maui Stand Up Paddle Boarding

SUP is the fastest-growing ocean craze and you don’t want to miss it. Whether you want a leisurely paddle or a hard-core workout, it’s perfect for you. You can even surf the waves!

  • Private lessons and individualized attention mean you’ll be up and paddling in no time
  • Stay close to shore or take a long coastal tour- you choose
  • Great way to check out Hawaiian green sea turtles and tropical fish below you
  • Choose from Turtle Town (Makena), Kapalua, or West Maui Coral Gardens (Olowalu)

Maui Outrigger Canoe Tours

The perfect combination of modern technology and ancient Hawaiian culture. Note that parties will be combined on this tour in order to fill the canoe seats with extra "paddle power." You can even snorkel on this adventure.

  • Stable, easy-to-paddle, and safe canoes
  • These ancient vessels, known as Wa’a, were once used by Hawaiian royalty
  • All experience levels- small children, experienced paddlers, seniors
  • Spot Hawaiian green sea turtles, bottlenose dolphins, whales (in winter), and more
  • Choose from Turtle Town (Makena), Honolua Bay, Molokini- depending on your experience level

Maui Canoe Surfing

If you love surfing (or just think you’d love it), love the water, and love fun, then canoe surfing is for you. These 4-person outrigger canoes are safe, easily maneuverable, and ride the waves like nobody’s business! You also have the option to snorkel if you’d like.

  • All the fun of surfing- but you stay seated
  • You’ll actively participate in both launching and landing the vessel
  • Guides choose the best location based on conditions and your group
  • Private for three guests- Parties of fewer than three people per canoe will be combined
  • Learn about waves, surfing etiquette, canoe culture, and more

Maui Whale Watching Tours

Every winter (December-April) humpback whales visit Maui to breed, calve, and nurse their young. Sharing the waters with these magnificent creatures so close to you can be a life-changing experience.

  • Maui is home to some of the world’s best whale watching
  • Tours are catered to your fitness level and the pace you choose
  • Personalized and exclusive- quiet and peaceful whale observation
  • Witness pec slaps, fluke slaps, spy hops, tail up dives, and full breaches- all amazing!
  • You can whale watch from a stand up paddle board (SUP), kayak, or outrigger canoe- you decide
  • Your guide knows where the best whale watching is the day of your tour
Book your Maui Water Excursion TODAY!

Why choose Hawaiian Paddle Sports?

There are so many reasons to love HPS- the adventures they provide are truly one of a kind.

Expert Guides

  • All guides are Certified Marine Naturalists
  • All guides and instructors are CPR/Lifeguard/First Aid Certified
  • Guides are experts in their fields, friendly, patient, and passionate about what they do



  • HPS is a Certified B Corp- one of only 7 in Hawaii and the first to be certified in Maui- they use their business for environmental change
  • No noise, no diesel fumes, no crowds



  • Hawaiian Paddle Sport’s values include safety, integrity, community, and sense of place & culture
  • Their commitment to you, the environment, their employees, and their community is nearly unparalleled in the industry


  • You’ll gain a deeper appreciation for and understanding of Hawaii’s delicate marine environment
  • Hawaiian culture is an integral part of your experience
  • Learn proper technique and skills before you begin


Fun for Everyone

  • All ages, fitness levels, and comfort levels will love their adventure
  • No experience needed
  • Family friendly


Hassle Free

  • Tours include free digital photography so you can concentrate on having fun
  • All snorkel gear provided

We are very proud to partner with Hawaiian Paddle Sports to provide you with some of the best ocean adventures for your Maui vacation- we know you’ll love them as much as we do.

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