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Best Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals and Tours in HI - Maui

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Maui SUP Adventures

Maui SUP Adventures

SUP and Snorkel Tours & Lessons in Kihei

FROM$149 per 2 hrs
Based on 61 reviews

Maui SUP Adventures offers unforgettable private Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding tours & lessons along one of Maui's most beautiful and pristine coastlines - bustling with sea life, natural beauty, and incredible views of the island. On your private guided adventure, you will paddle through crystal-clear waters past underwater sea caves, rugged lava cliffs, and some of the most diverse and colorful coral reefs on Maui. First time paddleboarders will receive an introductory lesson in the calm, shallow, and protected waters of Makena Bay.read more

Aloha Kayaks Maui
FROM$85 per 2 hrs
Based on 904 reviews

Discover the wonders of Maui's east bay with Aloha Kayak's guided kayak and stand up paddleboard tours and snorkel adventures. With amazing sea life below and a backdrop of the picturesque West Maui Mountains, a day out in Olowalu is the perfect Hawaiian vacation activity.read more

Paddle On! Maui

Paddle On! Maui

SUP & Snorkeling Private Tours

FROM$139 per 2 hrs
Based on 635 reviews

Paddle On! Maui provides visitors a chance to experience beautiful Maui on and under the water. Join a private stand up paddleboard or Snorkel Tour along the Wailea-Makena Coastline in the heart of Turtle Town”! All tours are private with personalized, individual guidance on the ocean with just you and your family. We are out there with you every “paddle” of the way and are CPR/First Aid & Ocean Rescue Certified to ensure your safety. So… If you are not into crowds of people on a tour… You’re in the right place!read more

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Lahaina Surf Shack

Lahaina Surf Shack

Surfing & SUP lessons in Lahaina

FROM$85 per 2 hrs
Based on 207 reviews

Learn to surf the renowned Hawaiian waves, and connect to the natural beauty of the islands in the process. Whether you are a beginner who’s never touched a board or an avid surfer who is looking to hone their skills even further, Lahaina Surf Shack has certified experts that can help you achieve your goals. Surfing and stand up paddleboarding classes offered for all ages, with various programs tailored to your particular skillset. Private, semi-private, family and group options. read more

Maui Wave Riders Lahaina
FROM$70 per 1.5 hrs
Based on 1102 reviews

Maui Wave Riders is family owned and operated, and is dedicated to providing SUP and surfing lessons to each student with a fun, safe and unforgettable surf experience. They adapt the lesson to the ability of each student, and go that extra mile to make your surf experience the most memorable highlight of your Maui vacation.read more

Maui Eco Tours

Maui Eco Tours

Kayak, SUP, Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf Rentals, Tours & Lessons

FROM$45 per day
Based on 226 reviews

Experience the beauty of Makena Bay with Maui Eco Tours. Kayaks have zero emissions, and don't disturb the marine life or their environment and allow access to some unique spots that you normally can't get to. Enjoy the stunning coastlines, and pristine tropical waters teeming with colorful coral reefs, turtles, dolphins and whales. Or learn to surf or SUP on gentle rolling waves. If you’re into more extreme sports, try windsurfing or kiteboarding. Excellent conditions make Maui one of the worlds best spots to learn!read more

Action Sports Maui

Action Sports Maui

Surf, Windsurf, SUP & Kiteboard Rentals & Lessons

FROM$25 per 3 hrs
Based on 131 reviews

Action Sports Maui offers lessons and rentals for a variety of water sports including kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will make your adventure on the Maui waves unforgettable.read more

Maui Waveriders Kihei

Learn to surf or stand up paddleboard in the legendary Maui waters! Maui Waveriders are experts at catching waves and love helping people learn how to surf in Hawaii.  Maui’s waters are prized for their clarity and abundance of turtles, manta rays, dolphins, and whales.read more

Maui Sports Unlimited

Maui Sports Unlimited

SUP, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kiteboarding Lessons & Rentals

FROM$30 per 2 hrs

Maui is famous in the wind and water sports community, with some of the best conditions in the world. Maui Sports Unlimited offers ocean sports rentals and lessons to experience the famous Maui conditions with the best gear and expert instructors. Learn to surf, SUP, windsurf or kiteboard in the renowned Maui surf, or rent gear for your own ocean adventure.read more

Maui Stand Up Paddle Boarding 

As the Hawaiians say, Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi (Maui’s the best).  One of the reasons is the prime opportunity in Maui to enjoy watersports, including stand up paddle boarding (SUP). With more than 30 miles of beaches and warm, pristine waters all year round, Maui is an ideal place for a winter or an anytime getaway. Take in the expansive views of Haleakala, Maui’s powerful coastline, and its marine life via paddle board. Whether you decide on a Maui paddle board rental or tour, you can’t go wrong. Let’s face it! Life is better on a board.

Why Maui SUP is Great 

Imagine a place where you can witness the grandeur of a volcano while paddling amongst sea turtles. That place is Maui.  That’s why stand up paddle boarding in Maui is a bucket list adventure for sure. The south shore of the Valley Isle is an idyllic spot to SUP while taking in the breathtaking coastline, Haleakala volcano, neighboring islands of Lanai and Kahoolawe, and marine life such as manta rays, sea turtles, pods of dolphins, and humpback whales.

Where to Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Maui

Like most Hawaiian Islands, there is a windy (windward) side and a calmer (leeward) side to Maui. For this reason, we recommend the best place to stand up paddle board in Maui is leeward side or the south side of Maui. Some SUP hotspots are Makena Landing, Wailea, Kihei, Olowalu, Lahaina, and Kapalua. Most Maui paddle sports, including SUP, are best in the morning hours when the winds and seas are the calmest.

When to Go Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Maui

All year, Maui is great for stand up paddle boarding. However, if you are looking to avoid the crowds, plan for the slower months of April to May and September through November.  Both of these timeframes are still great times for ideal weather. The busiest seasons in Maui are summer and winter. Regardless of the month you visit, most local Maui stand up paddle board rental shops recommend early morning stand up paddle boarding sessions. This is when the winds are the calmest; plus, the seas are flatter allowing for better visibility for underwater treasures such as the good omen of the sea turtle (honu). If your schedule allows, there is a special time of year when the humpback whales come to Maui to give birth and mate. The humpback whale season is from December to April. Nothing can compare to paddling and witnessing a humpback whale. Remember, to be safe and legal, you must stay one hundred yards away from a humpback whale.

Getting to Maui, Hawaii

There are direct flights from various domestic airports to Kahului, Maui (OGG) airport. From the West Coast of the United States, the flight time is a little over five hours. If your favorite airport doesn’t have a direct flight, you can also book a flight to Honolulu and take a short, second leg of only forty minutes to Kahului, Maui. It is wise to rent a car while in Maui as it is one of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands with many interesting adventures that require a vehicle to get to the best beaches, trailheads, and/or SUP launches. 

Maui SUP Rentals, Tours & Lessons

TripOutside features the absolute best outfitters for stand up paddle boarding tours in Maui, as well as SUP rentals and lessons. Our Maui guides and outfitters are all four-star rated or above, and are some of the most experienced SUP guides in all of Hawaii. We take the guesswork out of booking a Maui stand up paddle boarding trip – all of our outfitters provide top notch service and safety. Some outfitters even offer the option for a SUP and snorkeling trip, if you’re looking for ultimate adventure! Looking for a good dose of zen? Try SUP yoga in Maui. Yes, you can do a downward dog on a SUP!

Maui Stand Up Paddle Boarding FAQs

Where is the best place to SUP in Maui?

The best place to paddleboard in Maui is the leeward side of the island. Many Maui SUP rental shops and guides are located and/or lead tours from these SUP hotspots: Makena Landing, Wailea, Kihei, Olowalu, and Lahaina. 

What is the Best Place for Beginners to SUP in Maui?

When in Maui, or anywhere for that matter, use local knowledge and expertise to your advantage. Most local outfitters in Makena Landing, Wailea, Kihei, Olowalu, and Lahaina provide Maui paddle boarding lessons as well as Maui SUP rentals and guided tours. Even if you have paddled a SUP before, but not in the ocean, you may want to take a lesson or tour. For beginners, Kihei’s cove with its shallow waters and consistent waves are great for stand up paddle boarding. The Lauiniopoko Beach in Lahaina is a great place for more immediate to advanced SUP. 

What is best to bring with for paddle boarding in Maui?

Stand up paddle boarding guides and locals alike suggest water shoes, sunscreen or SPF clothing, sunglasses, hat, and swimsuit. If you have a waterproof camera or a drysack to carry your phone, you can document your stand up paddle boarding adventure as well.

Where is best to put stuff while paddle boarding in Maui?

If you choose a local outfitter, most locations have the opportunity to store items at the location or an option to rent/purchase a drysack for taking items with you. However, if you are choosing to rent your board and trying out various different locations, it is best to leave valuables at your accommodation. SUP paddlers that travel light are the happiest.

Where is best to stand up paddle board in Kihei, Maui?

Kihei is a popular destination for sunny beach days, great accommodations, and excellent SUP conditions. Kalama Park is a wonderful place to learn how to SUP as well as to hone your paddling skills. Sugar Beach is also a wonderful location to put in for a paddle with fewer crowds. For Maui SUP rentals Kihei and other hotspots, check out TripOutside’s trusted partners.

Where is best to see the most marine life while SUP in Maui?

For stand up paddle boarding in Maui, experts recommend Olowalu Marine Sanctuary as well as Makena Landing. Both are protected from the wind and home to an abundance of tropical fish, manta rays, and sea turtles. To increase your probability of spotting more marine life, choose an early morning paddle on Maui with calm seas.