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“Great hosts, wonderful adventure! Don't hesitate!”
Review of Blue Soul Maui

Blue Soul Maui
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We specialize in exclusive Maui adventures through eco-tourism. Our services include outrigger canoe tours, private guided waterfall hikes, surf lessons, stand-up paddle lessons, Private guided Road to Hana tours and other environmentally friendly ways to explore Maui. Our six-man canoes are the perfect way to take your family whale watching, snorkeling or to watch the sunset, away from the crowds. Our personalized private hikes will take you off the beaten path to places not found on the maps. Ask us about setting a multiple activity adventure day, you save money and time when bundling your activities. We may even be able to save you money on other activities we don't do ourselves by just booking with us. Call us today and let's enjoy getting dirty again!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Went with a group of 6 people (3 adults, 3 kids aged 10-12) on an outrigger canoe ride. Koa was our wonderful host. We loved that he taught us lots of Hawaiian words and told us all about the sport. He also told us quite a bit of Hawaiian history and culture and never made it seem like a rehearsed tour-guide-speech. We could tell he loved this place and loved his work. He was almost as excited as we were to jump out of the boat and swim with the green sea turtles. He explained why we shouldn't touch the turtles, though we were that close! And he was always attentive to safety, reminding us to lean towards the ama (the outrigger float) so as not to tip the boat. Worth every penny -- can't recommend this group highly enough. It was the highlight of our trip!

Thank Heather C
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

I researched options for lessons in SUP while in Maui. I came across Blue Soul on tripadvisor and saw the great reviews. I emailed Charlie with Blue Soul and after contacting him felt very comfortable about booking him for our excursion.

After arriving, Charlie contacted me by phone and was concerned about the water conditions on the date we were supposed to go. He was great about wanting us to have the best adventure and was very flexible about rescheduling us for a better day.

On the day of our appointment Charlie picked us up from our resort and drove us to a nearby beach which was not busy. He explained how our SUP would happen. After taking us out on the water Charlie was very patient with our party of three which were the only ones in the party. Charlie keeps his classes small which allows him to work with everyone one on one. Not only did Charlie work with us but also used our water proof camera to take several pictures of our adventure.

After the lessons Charlie took the time past our scheduled time to drive us around the area and shows us a great place for lunch and a new beach.

Although SUP was harder than we anticipate we had a great time with Charlie and will definitely use him again for adventures in Maui.

Thank Buckeye1_11
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

We did a surf lesson and outrigger canoe snorkel with Charlie. He had us all surfing (age ranges 11-47) within minutes. He was great with the kids. We also did an outrigger canoe trip, which was a fun experience. He listens to what you want and is a great guide!

Thank Kathy O
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

A wonderful activity for everybody! Our family of 4 (all adults, our kids are in their 20's) had a great time with Charlie and his young assistant R.J. We saw whales from a distance, but got up close visits with the sea turtles. Our girls and Charlie snorkeled with the turtles for a little while. It was a great participation activity (really paddling in sync) instead passively sitting on a tour. Would suggest motion sickness preventive if you have a tendency but I left wanting to find an outrigger team on the East Coast. It was a windy week and a little early for up-close whale watching, so be flexible with your schedule and expectations.

Thank Leigh621
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We signed up for a 1-1/2 hr. whale watch with Charlie at 8:00 in the morning. Charlie was there to meet us on time and his canoe is really easy to find. It really wasn't the whale watch I was interested in. I was more interested in an outrigger experience, and I am so glad we did it with Charlie rather than with one of the larger companies. Charlie is very personable and has a lot of knowledge and will gladly answer your questions. He doesn't talk on and on like some of the larger companies' tours I've been on, and you are really able to hear and feel the water/waves around you and touch on the rhythm of paddling a canoe. We didn't see any whales, but whale watching can be hit or miss. Charlie was able to find some turtles for us. The Outrigger Canoe experience was great! I would highly recommend.

Thank SuePhoenix
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