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Wake Maui

Captain Ryan at Wake Maui

Wake Maui is the materialization of a dream that USCG Certified Captain Ryan Hickey worked toward for several years. Captain Ryan is a long time wakeboarder, snow and water skier, snow boarder and all around sports enthusiast. Growing up just south of Missoula, Montana, Ryan gained a love and appreciation for all things in the great outdoors. After spending an undisclosed number of years at the University of Colorado, where he graduated with a degree in philosophy, he moved to Maui and quickly landed a crew position with Paragon Sailing Charters–one of the longest running and highly respected sailing companies on island. Rising through the ranks to becoming a USCG Captain in less than two years on Maui was not enough for Capt. Ryan. So, after eighteen months of planning & hard work, ‘Voile!’, Wake Maui was born!

Becoming a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain requires 720 days of working on the water, hours studying and testing in all aspects of maritime safety, regulations and navigation . We have also taught literally thousands of kids and adults alike to excel in all sorts of wake oriented sports. In short, you can be assured that you and your family are in capable hands when on-board with Captain Ryan.

Aloha Spirit came easily to Captain Ryan, welcoming visitors from all walks of life to feel at home while visiting Maui. His love for the ‘Aina (land) and the Kai (ocean) with all of it’s creatures continues to grow. Because of this, Wake Maui is run with maximum attention to issues of sustainability, ecological impact on the water and reefs, and just pure old-fashioned respect for the PRIVILEGE to live and work in one of the planet’s most beautiful locations.


Our respect for the land and ocean extends to a deep desire to EXCEL in providing each and every Wake Maui customer with the best experience possible. Every effort will be made to ensure your satisfaction. Of course, some things are beyond individual control, like “weather”, but you get the point… Wake Maui is in the business of excellence! Frankly, there just aren’t that many other options for experiencing what Maui has to offer in such a PERSONAL environment. You certainly can find cheaper options to experience things like Whale Watching and Snorkeling, but not on a boat with only 6 people aboard… try 30-150?

Maui Time Wakeboarding cover storyNot only did Wake Maui survive the worst of the recent recession it thrived.  Being rated number 1 by Trip Advisor for activities in our area,  and about 25% of our business is repeat business on the SAME vacation. We have been featured in Alliance Wakeboard Magazine, Maui Time (cover story), Alliance Wakeboard Online and more!

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Aloha & Mahalo… if there is anything we can do to improve our service, please let us know.

– The Wake Maui Staff or 808-269-5645

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