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.
Tours are currently offered from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on the days that are available on our reservation system. Reservations must be made by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to the 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. Seats are limited, reservations are required and donations are appreciated. All participants must be able to swim and must be 8 years old or older. All funds are used to support our non-profit organization, our fishpond restoration, education and outreach programs.