our ancestors came by canoe from across the Pacific Ocean

paddle in PARADISE

paddle in PARADISE

surrounded by whales, dolphins, & turtles

an ‘Old Hawaii’ ADVENTURE

an ‘Old Hawaii’ ADVENTURE

make a Maui memory with family & friends

He wa’a he moku, he moku he wa’a

He wa’a he moku, he moku he wa’a; the canoe is an island, the island is a canoe. We take care of each other on the island the way we take care of each other on a canoe voyage. These are the values we have learned as Hawaiians. These are the values we teach others as Voyagers >> Hui Wa’a Kaulua

Outrigger Canoe Tour

There is no better way to experiences these majestic beauty of Maui ! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for tourists and locals alike to view Maui’s stunning coastline, discover ancient local traditions, and play on the open ocean amongst whales, dolphins, turtles, and sea-life.  Our 2–hour tour begins with 30-minutes of instruction and equipment review, along with a history of the outrigger canoe. Riders will then hop into the canoe and learn for themselves the ancient art of open-ocean canoe travel. A perfect way to enjoy an afternoon!

  • Daily 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm
  • Adult $89  I  Child $69 (ages 5–12 yrs)
  • Historical Polynesian cultural experience
  • Scenic Tour
  • Whale, Dolphin, & Turtle watching
  • Fun for Families & Groups

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Mo'olele Voyaging Adventure

In 1975, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua was formed on Maui to support the construction of a wa’a kaulua (double hull canoe). Mo’olele is a 42 foot wa’a kaulua with a traditional crab claw sail. She was built on Maui and has voyaged to the islands of Hawai’i, Lanai, Moloka’I, Kaho’olawe, and Oahu. She has been our floating classroom for several decades. A sail on this wa’a is lead by Hokule'a Captain Tim Gilliom and is a unique Polynesian cultural experience only a rare few will ever experience.

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  • Contact Us - Private Tours Only
  • Rare Polynesian Voyaging Experience
  • Traditional Hawaiian Wa’a Kaulua
  • Scenic & Educational
  • Fun for Families, Groups, & Events

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Location & Check In

Kahmehameha Iki Park
525 Front Street Lahaina, HI 96761

Check In:
Check in at our “Tiki Hut” next to the canoes on the beach. Please check in 15 minutes prior to your activity

What to Bring:

  • Bathing Suite
  • Beach Towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/Hat


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Polynesian Canoe Adventure
525 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761
T (808) 280-5154

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Wa‘a ‘Apulu

An old, worn-out canoe. Also an old person. You see, the old time Hawaiians DID have a real sense of humor.


a race of any kind including a canoe race


pronounced ho aee. Paddle! And off you go.

‘au wa‘a

a fleet of canoes

wa‘a kaulua

a double hull canoe


a single canoe with an outrigger


generic term for canoe

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