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Maui South Shore Premier Kayak and Snorkel Tour from Makena Beach

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Maui South Shore Premier Kayak and Snorkel Tour from Makena Beach

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

On this Maui South Shore Kayak and Snorkel Tour, spend the morning swimming and snorkeling with schools of tropical reef fish, and keeping your eyes peeled for Hawaiian Green sea turtles that casually cruise along the reefs. This family friendly, Maui kayak tour is off the Makena coastline, an historic, volcanic section of shore that’s protected form wind and the waves. And, in addition to multiple snorkel stops, visitors will enjoy oceanfront light refreshments while dining with toes in the sand.
  • Kayak and snorkel adventure along the Makena coastline
  • Great views of Maui's south shore
  • View marine life including coral reefs, tropical fish and green sea turtles
  • Various snorkel stops
  • Light refreshments
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Beach Instructions and Safety Talk
Guide Assisted Launch and Landings
Quality Snorkel Equipment, PFD, and Where Required, Water Socks
Light refreshments
Quality Touring Kayaks - Singles and Doubles Available
CPR and First Aid Certified Guides with Many Years Ocean Experience
Local taxes
Gratuity (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop off
5230 Makena Alanui , 5230 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

<<<< PLEASE PLAN YOUR DRIVE TO ARRIVE ON TIME >>>>... pls Google / Apple Map "Makena Landing" From parking lot, walk 100 yards up over the little hill with the ocean on the right, and you will see the kayaks and us there. Please google map "Makena Landing beach Park" or Maluaka Beach Parking lot

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your Maui snorkeling and kayak tour begins with an early start, which allows you to paddle through crystal clear waters without the midday crowds. Paddling along the Makena coastline, you’ll make multiple stops at snorkeling sites that teem with turtles and reef fish, and maybe even see dolphins or Humpback whales in winter.

Over the course of this 4.5 mile (7.2km) paddle, drink in the sea level, panoramic views of Haleakala volcano, as well as four other Hawaiian islands that float on the distant horizon. After working up an appetite paddling, beach your kayak for a light refreshments, before a leisurely paddle across Makena Bay for a full morning of kayaking in Maui.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Paddling distance is 3.5 miles
  • Not recommended for child aged 10 and under
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • OPERATED BY South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
Unforgettable experience!
Christina_C
, Apr. 2022
This was an amazing tour. Our guide Scuba Steve was thorough with all safety information and took the time to tell us about the kinds of fish we would see. While you cannot control wildlife, he knew all of the right spots to see the green sea turtles. He took time to get good underwater photos of us and wildlife. Being on the ocean in the kayak was incredible and snorkeling with the turtles is an unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review and for the kind words. We love Scuba Steve as he is such a pure soul and loves the water and sharing his knowledge with guests, Please come back on your next visit. Mahalo
star-3
Choppy water = half the tour getting sea sick. Happy fish.
MARIANNE_P
, Mar. 2022
Tour guide was pleasant but didn’t introduce himself (found out later his name is Hank). The guide was really nice but didn’t notice that several kayaks were straggling, which turned out to be that several people were getting sick and were having trouble keeping up. Rough water caused half the group of 7 to get sea sick and we turned back about an hour into the trip, and called it quits by 9:15 (started rowing at 7:45, supposed to last until 11:00). No snorkeling since most of the guests were sick. We did see a couple of turtles and two whales breaching, which was very cool.
star-5
The absolute highlight of our trip to Maui!
Andrea_U
, Feb. 2022
Our guide, John Hess, was amazing. He really shared his love of the wildlife with our group. We definitely got lucky with some, once in a lifetime, whale encounter, but John would have made the day super memorable no matter what! He really went the extra mile for our group and made me feel really comfortable with snorkeling. This was the highlight of our whole week in Maui!
star-5
Great Experience
Brenda_C
, Feb. 2022
It was a great “unscripted” experience. We made group decisions about what we wanted the experience to be and ended up experiencing whales up close and snorkeling in two beautiful spots. Scuba Steve was a very knowledgeable guide and added a lot to the trip.
star-5
Exceptional tour, worth every penny!
Sarah_U
, Nov. 2021
Our kayak and snorkel trip in Maui with this company was one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, Jake, was especially knowledgeable about the history of the islands, the ocean, and everything in it. We saw many animals and a large amount of beautiful reef during our trip. The fish were amazing and all the turtles were beautiful. I highly recommend this tour - it was worth every penny!
star-5
Best kayak and snorkeling tour
Kellie_K
, Oct. 2021
Our guide, John, was awesome! Very experienced, taught us the easiest and safest way to get into the kayak, out of the kayak, gave tips on everything in between (how to paddle properly, how to sit in the kayak so your back isn't hurting at the end of the tour, how to prepare your goggles and fins before getting in the water, etc.), and even got in the water and guided us showing us different types of fish, turtles, and coral. I love learning new things and he did not disappoint! Was very attentive to our needs, provided snacks and water, and one of the absolute best kayak and snorkeling experiences I have ever been on. Absolutely phenomenal!
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2021
Glad you enjoyed the area and your guide John. Both are superb!
star-5
Beautiful experience for...
Debra_O
, Oct. 2021
Beautiful experience for our 50th anniversary trip to Maui. Jake was wonderful, informative, kind, and helpful ensuring a wonderful experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct. 2021
Thanks for sharing and happy you had a nice experience. Jakes a great guide and the kayaking is simply near perfect in Makena Bay.
star-5
Fun!
Windi_S
, Aug. 2021
Jake was a great tour guide. Good local facts and very personable. He was professional And knowledgeable. Felt safe.
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2021
Aloha Windi... Happy to hear you enjoyed your kayak & snorkel tour the other day with guide Jake.
star-5
This rocks!
Dave_A
, Jul. 2021
Tour was worth every penny!!! There are no guarantees, but we saw tons of turtles. Our Ohana leader was John, and he was FABULOUS!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Glad you enjoyed both the tour and your guide John. He does ROCK! A great individual and guide - he knows his stuff!
star-5
Fantastic experience
Kevin_G
, Jul. 2021
Jake was a terrific guide - helpful, informative, and fun. He also gave great information regarding Hawaiian history & culture and tips regarding great local food. Beyond expectations.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2021
Thanks so much for the great review. We love Jake - a very unique and sincere character. Mahalo and enjoy Maui!
star-5
Great experience
Jacques
, Jul. 2021
Our guide John had 20+ years experience as a kayak guide in Hawaii and was professional, funny, and knowledgeable about the islands, marine life, and Hawaiian culture. Overall, great experience for anyone that wants to get out on the water and see some fish. We even got 50 yards from some dolphins!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Super fun and exciting
Hannah_M
, Jul. 2021
Super fun ad exciting. It was awesome that you got to kayak and snorkel all at once and the turtles we great.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome!!!!!!!
Meghan_M
, Jun. 2021
Turtles,coral,fish everything!!! Number one was the tour guide, John! We heard other tour guides out there, he was by far the best!!!
star-5
Scuba Steve
Veronica_M
, Jun. 2021
I was very worried to try this experience. There were so many factors weighing in, open ocean, sharks, drowning, etc. when we got there, our guide “scuba Steve” was very reassuring and probably the kindest person we’ve ever met. He was calm and didn’t rush anyone and was very knowledgeable about the area and marine life. You can tell that this is his true life passion and there was something very comforting about that. Since my husband and I are not strong swimmers, we kept our life vests on and we did just fine. We got in the water saw some amazing things, a sea turtle came right to us and hung by us for a bit, and we saw an octopus! One thing worth noting is I did get very sea sick from the rocking of the kayak, so if you’re prone to motion sickness take medicine before you go!!
star-5
Great Experience
Erin_L
, Jun. 2021
We truly enjoyed this kayaking and snorkeling trip. Enjoyed snorkeling around several sea turtles. Our guide also took us to a cave to deep dive into. Our guide was great and gave tons of history of the islands. Definitely must do!
star-5
Best kayak and Snorkel
Norma_A
, Jun. 2021
Our instructor was amazing, down to earth, knew so much information about Hawaii and had many stories to tell us along the way!! The trip was perfect even with a few hiccups we had a long the way. My son got to scared to snorkel so I had to stay in the kayak with him and the group left to see an amazing coral reef. I was saddened by it , but the instructor was great and accommodating. The whole group made my son feel welcomed and he even got see a urchin even though he didn’t snorkel and that was the highlight of the trip! Would love to go again maybe this time just me and the hubs
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Good to hear. Guides have to be pretty flexible and handy to manage each day on the water. Stuff happens that's for sure. Glad the guide managed the situation and you had fun!
star-5
Great tour!
Hilda_J
, May 2021
Kyle was a great tour guide. We had lots of fun kayaking & snorkeling. Saw lots of turtles. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Aloha and thank you. Kyle is definitely a guest favorite with lots of humor and fun facts about Maui. Glad you enjoyed.
star-5
Kayak and snorkel to Turtletown Maui
mike_c
, Feb. 2020
Guide Matt was very safety conscious, knowledgable, humorous and friendly. We Snorkeled with several large turtles
2 travellers found this review helpful

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