Kō‘ie‘ie Fishpond Cultural Canoe Tour
Aloha. As the world deals with COVID-19, we too, will be doing our part to create time and space for our community to heal. Therefore, we will not be offering tours in March and April. We will tentatively resume in early May. If you’re still interested in making a reservation this summer, you are welcome to but please be aware that we may need to make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your understanding.
Are you looking for a unique way to experience Maui? If so, then a cultural canoe tour of Kō‘ie‘ie Fishpond in South Maui is your answer. Built more than 400 years ago, this Hawaiian cultural treasure is being revitalized by `Ao`ao O Nā Loko I`a O Maui.
Aboard a Hawaiian outrigger canoe, you and your guests will paddle along the northern coast of Kīhei and experience Kō‘ie‘ie Fishpond and the nearshore waters of South Maui. You will be introduced to the Hawaiian culture as you glide by the walls of the fishpond and explore the marine environment filled with corals, turtles and humpback whales (during the season) in the far distance. You will also learn about our Hawaiian language as you listen to traditional Hawaiian chants recited by your tour guide.
This is the only Hawaiian Cultural Fishpond Canoe Tour on Maui and it’s been the highlight of many residents and visitors of Maui.
Tours are currently offered from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on the days that are available on our reservation system. The cost is $69.99 per adult and $39.99 for children (8 to 12 years old) and funds are used to support our non-profit organization, our fishpond restoration, education and outreach programs. Reservations must be made by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the selected tour. Tours may be cancelled or rescheduled due to bad weather. Participants will meet on the shore of the fishpond at our canoes. The nearest locations to our site are Kalepolepo Park and NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary located at 726 S. Kīhei Rd. Kīhei, HI 96753. Parking for our tours are available at the Sanctuary parking lot or along South Kīhei Road. Seats are limited and reservations are required. All participants must be able to swim and must be 8 years old or older.
Support the revitalization of Kō‘ie‘ie Fishpond and book your tour today! For more information, e-mail [email protected] Reservations are only accepted online.
Note: If a tour date is not listed in our reservation system, it may be fully booked or the date may be reserved for our educational program activities. Mahalo for your understanding.