I had this included in my trip report from yesterday, but it was such a great experience I felt it needed a post of it's own
The tour was 8 people and 2 guides, yes you do paddle but with everyone paddling was not hard at all.
After we met our guide, we got a short cultural lesson about the Pacific Ocean Polynesian Triangle, chanted to the gods, learned how to row and we were on our way.
We heard stories of the different gods, how Maui was "born", a lot of hawaiian culture and history. It was fascinating but I wish I could remember more. We learned about the fishbowls, how they create them and why.
When we got far enough out we saw whales. When we saw whales we stopped to enjoy them. We were also given the opportunity to jump in the water to listen to the whalesongs underneath.
The whole trip was about 2 hours, and so far it is the best thing I have done in my 2 trips to Maui.
Just so different then the snorkel, whale watch trips - loved hearing the stories he told. These are not just things he was saying to us, this is his life, his culture, his beliefs and it was a powerful, wonderful experience that is now on the top of my recommend list.
And your donation goes to supporting the Fishpond - a good cause.