Hale Huaka`i

Experience unforgettable West Maui ocean activities and beach adventures at Hale Huakaʻi, Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel’s brand new water activity center.

Our West Maui beachfront location provides the perfect place to try out (complimentary and paid) watersports and beach activities such as stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), snorkeling, conch shell blowing and much more in Kā'anapali.

Ready to dive in? Book your West Maui beach activity today! 


Ocean Activities 

Perhaps you’d like to snorkel alongside Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles) in the clear waters of Kāʻanapali Beach, or maybe you’d like to try Stand-up Paddle Boarding or surfing your first wave! No matter what experience you seek, Hale Huakaʻi has something for you!

Waʻa (Canoe) Paddle Tour

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel welcomes their new waʻa Kaleopoʻokela, meaning “the Voice of Excellence”, in honor of Project Poʻokela in effect since 1986.

To extend the mission of Project Poʻokela and uphold the hotel’s distinction as “Hawaii Most Hawaiian Hotel”, the waʻa will be used to provide an in-depth and interpretive guided paddle tour to the north past Puʻu Kekaʻa, with crew members telling stories about Polynesian migration, lessons learned from ancient Hawaiians on sustainable living on an island/planet, etc.

The canoe paddle tour is expected to launch on December 1, 2018.

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Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson

Allow our Hale Huakaʻi experts to guide you through all the key areas of SUPing to ensure that you get the most out of your Maui Stand-up Paddle Boarding activity. Take in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, create incredible memories and try one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world!

Private lessons and Group/Ohana lessons are available. Book now and begin your SUP experience!

Estimated duration: 1.5 hrs

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Guided Snorkel Tour to Puʻu Kekaʻa

Gear up and jump onboard a Boki Board (14' long x 5' wide raft) and start your ocean adventure towards one of West Maui’s best snorkeling spots, Puʻu Kekaʻa (Black Rock). On this small-group tour, our knowledgeable beach Alakaʻi will introduce you to Kāʻanapali’s beautiful underwater world, giving you the opportunity to identify fish and other colorful marine life, while learning local knowledge about Hawaiʻi’s aquatic ecosystem.

Private lessons and Group/Ohana lessons are available. Book now and discover the underwater world as soon as you land Maui!

Estimate duration: 1.5 hrs

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Snorkel Smart

For snorkeling beginners ages 10 and up, we offer complimentary Pool Lessons and Beach Walks at Hale Huakaʻi. This is a complimentary activity offered to Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel guests who identify themselves as beginning snorkelers. For ages 10 and up.

Designed to make first-time snorkelers feel comfortable in the ocean, our beach Alakaʻi will demonstrate the proper and safe use of a mask, snorkel, and swim fins. Pool games using mask and snorkel are used to develop further skill and confidence. 

Finally, guests will be given an orientation of the beach fronting Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel, highlighting the best spots for entering and exiting the water and learning how to identify potentially hazardous conditions by observing the ocean or signage placed on the beach. 

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Conch Shell Blowing

This complimentary activity is offered to Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel guests of all ages who are interested in the cultural significance and use of the Pū (conch shell) In Hawaiʻi.

The history and old legends concerning the will be shared by our beach Alakaʻi, taking our guests back to a time when its sound may have signaled the approach of Hawaiian royalty, or the arrival of a voyaging waʻa (canoe) from a faraway land. 

Once the basic skills are gained, a contest is held where participants take turns to see who can blow the longest or loudest. Highest regard is given to the one who can vary the pitch of their blow!

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Beach Rental

Rental Item Day Rate (prices do not include associated tax)
Non-Guest / Hotel Guest
Snorkel Set (mask, snorkel, fins) $20 / $18
Boogie Board $18 / $16
Stand-up Paddle Board $25 - 1st hour
$15 each + hour
Semi-private Cabana $65 / $55
Beach Cabana $50 / $40
Lounge Set (2 lounge chairs & umbrella) $45 / $30

Semi-private or beach cabanas, lounge sets and water equipment are available for rental through Hale Huakaʻi on a first come first serve basis. 

Phone Number: 808 667 0134

Email: halehuakai@kbhmaui.com

Hours of Operations: 7 am to 4 pm


Hale Huakaʻi Alakaʻi

Hale Huakaʻsimply means extending the character of Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel—it’s genuine aloha and true Hawaiian hospitality—out onto the beach and into the ocean. It allows us to provide our guests with truly memorable and safe ocean experiences, led by our beach Alakaʻi, who are each highly experienced Maui watermen. We also accept the kuleana—both privilege and responsibility—of being stewards of our culture, our ocean, and all of its many creatures,” Iokepa Naeʻole, Manager of Hale Huakaʻi.

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