Maui Whale Kayak Trips, January 2017 – Retreat Details

Living Simple: This natural setting is an optimal environment for you to relax and sink deeply into the rejuvenating and inspiring energies of this sacred island and its vibrant ocean. It is an ideal opportunity for you to deepen your connection with the vital forces of the natural world.

Off the Grid: Wifi is available, and I encourage you to use this golden opportunity to turn off your phones and computers and unplug from the internet this week!

Arriving/Departure: Your final airport destination is Kahalui airport on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The airport code for Kahalui is OGG. Please plan to arrive to the Kahalui airport by 3pm on the first day of our trip.

Pre-arranged Airport Shuttles: We have arranged a shuttle from the airport at 3:30pm on the first day of our trip. This is a free shuttle to take you from the airport to our home for the week. We need to know at least two weeks in advance if you wish to be on that shuttle. If you wish to arrive earlier or later, you will need to arrange and pay for your own transportation to the retreat. There are taxis available, the cost is approximately $60 one way. We need to depart our retreat setting in the morning of the last day of our retreat. There will be a free shuttle departing at 11am on the morning of the last day of our trip, Jan 13th or Jan 21st, that you can take to the airport. If you have to depart earlier, or wish to go to another location, you will need to arrange and pay for your own transportation.

Arranging your own transportation: If you are not planning to be on the pre-arranged shuttle and instead are arranging your own transportation to and from the airport, SpeediShuttle is a reliable organization to book your shuttle. And there are also taxis that you can hire right at the curb to take you to our location.

Lodging: We will be sleeping on cots in bunkhouses on the beach, there are up to six people per bunkhouse. You will be provided with a sleeping bag upon arrival.

Trip Policies: Please click here to read our trip policies

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, accident and health insurance are optional and are not included. If you wish to have travel insurance you will need to arrange it for yourself. Please click here  for more information on optional travel, accident and health insurance.

Included in cost: Six night’s waterfront accommodations, all kayak and scheduled outdoor adventures and most meals are included.

Not Included: Not included in this price is any workshop fees, your airfare to Maui, other activities not listed here and several meals out on the town.

Cost: The cost per person for the lodging, meals and adventure activities for this trip is $1997 USD per person. Your place in this retreat is reserved with your non-refundable deposit of $500 USD. The balance of $1497 is due by October 25th, and upon full payment your space on the trip is confirmed.

Jan 7 – 13: Please use the link below to pay your deposit if you are in the German trip on January 7th to 13th.

Jan 15 – 21: Please use the link below to pay your deposit if you are in the International/Russian trip on January 15th to 21st.

Upon receipt of your $500 deposit we will send you a participant release form and bank wiring information for your final payment. We look forward to you joining us in Maui!


Joe Noonan

What to bring:

2-3 changes of clothes

Warm sweater/jacket, windbreaker and/or raincoat (it is cold at the summit of Haleakala!)

1 or 2 bathing suits

Beach towel and bath towel

Toiletries: soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste

Suncreen, hat and sunglasses for sun protection

Any prescription medications

Waterbottle and small bag/backpack

Spending money – we recommend bringing $200 in cash for our meals out on the town and for miscellaneous items.

Optional pillow, book, journal