Wailea Beach Activities
- Paddle an authentic Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe!
- Extended tour includes snorkeling
- Kayaks and SUPS available too!
- Ultimate Beach Package offers a full day of beach fun
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!
The Hawaiian Outrigger Cultural Canoe Tour is one hour long and offered at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am. Limited to 6 guests per tour.
Hawaiian Outrigger Cultural Canoe Tour Rate (HOE1)
$89.00 per Participant (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)
The Hawaiian Outrigger Snorkel Tour is 90 minutes long with an extra 30 minutes added to snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Offered at 7:00am, 8:30am, and 10:00am. Limited to 6 guests per tour.
Hawaiian Outrigger Snorkel Tour Rate (HOE2)
$119.00 per Participant (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)
The Ultimate Beach Package In addition to your one hour canoe tour you get all-day use of boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs and an umbrella, a 1 hour kayak rental, and a 1 hour stand-up paddle surf board rental. This is a great price for a full day of ocean fun! When reserving this package you'll select a specific time for your canoe tour, and the rest of the beach experiences are available from 8am to 3pm. This is an EXCELLENT VALUE for a full day of beach fun!
Ultimate Beach Package Rate (HOE3)
$140.00 per Participant (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)
The Kayak Turtle Tour is one hour long and offered at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am. For those who want to paddle their own sit-on-top kayak, this one hour guided tour paddles from Wailea Beach to Turtle Town (and back). Watch the honu float at the surface and pop their heads up for air!
Kayak Turtle Tour Rate (HOE4)
$75.00 per Participant (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)
The Kayak Snorkel Tour is 90 minutes long with an extra 30 minutes added to snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Offered at 7:00am and 9:00am. This guided excursion takes you to Turtle Town for snorkeling with the honu … the giant Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Kayak Snorkel Tour Rate (HOE5)
$90.00 per Participant (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)
GPS Address: 3894 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 96753 Click to view map
Schedule: Daily except Sundays.
Check In: Parking at the Wailea Beach Public Parking Lot and walk out to the beach. Meet at the Outrigger Canoes.
Restrictions: Minimum age is 5 years. Maximum weight for two people on the kayak is 450 pounds. Maximum weight for one person on the outrigger canoe is 350 pounds.
What to Bring / Wear: Towel, swim attire, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera.
Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this prior to arrival on Maui. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this reservation until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!
Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.
Kevin's Activity Tips:
No Maui vacation is complete without at least one good beach day. Why not make the most of this opportunity by getting out on the water in a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe? All the other beach goers lying in the sand will be amazed (and a little jealous) when you walk past them to hop inside the main hull of a watercraft invented by ancient Hawaiians! Your guide handles the hard part of navigating the surf, and you assist by paddling when you are told to paddle. This event is great for families or groups of friends since the canoe seats up to six. Oh, and as your canoe casts off, be sure to wave goodbye to all those people lying in the sand! Haha – too bad they didn't research these things like you did!
Just a short paddle away is a famous destination called "Turtle Town." Once people get OUT on the water, most of them want to get IN, so we recommend the 90 minute outrigger tour with snorkeling. After taking in the island and ocean scenery above the surface, you'll jump in for a refreshing underwater view as you snorkel around beautiful coral reef, colorful tropical fish, and the resident population of Hawaiian green sea turtles (locals call them HONU). If you are lucky you may even see a "turtle cleaning station" where the reef fish line up to munch on algae that grows on honu shells. And during whale season (December through April) you are likely to hear whales singing in the distance as their voice carries for miles underwater!
If you want to paddle but prefer a smaller vessel all to yourself, then the sit-on-top double ocean kayaks are another option, and great for couples. Again, we recommend that you do the longer version that includes the turtle snorkeling.
The Ultimate Beach Package is the perfect option for those that want to have a beach day and not have to worry about getting to a snorkel shop somewhere to rent all of your gear – It's all provided, and set up for you! The Ultimate Beach Package includes everything you would need for the day – boogie boards, snorkel gear, SUP board, even the beach chairs and umbrellas! You just show up with your towel and have fun! No gear lugging required!
These activities are all offered on Wailea Beach which makes it most convenient for those saying in Kihei, Wailea or Central Maui. Those that are staying on the Lahaina side of the island and want to check out what the Wailea side has to offer can make the hour drive. Again, since everything is set up for you, it makes it super easy.