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With Wailea Beach Activities you will enjoy premier ocean and cultural experiences. Your adventure departs beautiful Wailea Beach in south Maui. Wailea in ancient Hawaiian translates to ”Waters of Sacred Happiness”.
On the traditional Outrigger Canoe Tour, learn a part of Hawaiian History and the illegal occupation of Hawaii and overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893 as you walk in the footsteps of the Ali’i (Chief, Royalty). Learn about the Polynesian Voyagers as they sailed the Polynesian Triangle (New Zealand to Rapa Nui to Hawaii) using Celestial navigation/wayfinding.
Take in the breathtaking views of Haleakala, West Maui Moutains, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe/Kanaloa, and Molokini. Paddle the canoe to Turtletown off Wailea Point and see the honu and honu’ea (Hawaiian Green Sea & Hawksbill Turtles)! You can swim with the turtles or watch as they cruise next to the canoe!
Hawaiian Outriggers are known for their long, angular build, and is one of the most recognizable sights of Hawaii’s shores. They were originally used for fishing, war, travel, and commerce. Outriggers have shaped the very trajectory of Hawaiian culture, and the shores of Maui are home to some of the world’s best professional and amateur canoe clubs.
Participate in traditional Hawaiian Chants (oli) as you paddle in their canoe (hoe wa’a) along the south coast of Maui. Oli is one of Hawaiian’s oldest tradition, and is a combination of oral history, poetry, and song. Oli was originally intended as a means to pass knowledge down through generations, and these songs are the core of our culture. These chants are shared with you during your time on the water.
Spend the day at Wailea Beach and have an unforgettable experience for the whole family!