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Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena provided by Maui Eco Tours

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Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 23/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
5230 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Paddling distance is 2.5 miles
  • The 10:30am tour is only available to guests who are 16 years and over.
  • The 7:15am departure offers ideal weather conditions, more active reef life, better visibility, etc. Best Experience!
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michal L wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
Fabulous! Curtis was an awesome guide. He was knowledgeable, fun, safe, prompt. I would definitely recommend this company and this excursion.
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Response from rds-maui, Manager at Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mahalo for the review and pat on the back for Curtis. Our guys are anxious to get back to work and make every experience a memorable one. Thank you again and safe travels!
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Joan M wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada50 contributions14 helpful votes
Jake was a wonderful guide who made sure we knew all the rules for both the snorkelling and kayaking, so no capsizing for us. We are active seniors and had to paddle pretty hard to keep up, but managed. There were 9 of us which was great as it wasn't crowded at Turtle Town. We
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from rds-maui, Manager at Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Mahalo for taking the time to review us. Glad you joined us and got to see a little quieter side of the island.
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queserasahra wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California301 contributions41 helpful votes
We booked this tour as an eco-friendly way to see the wildlife of Maui. Our guide, Deja, was super knowledgable, patient, and great at ensuring we had a safe and fun time! We kayaked around, waited to see some humpback whales, and snorkeled in a few different spots. Deja made
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from rds-maui, General Manager at Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Aloha and thanks for your kind words. Deja is a seasoned guide and has a great perspective on taking island visitors of and showing them some of the natural beauty that surrounds us here. Mahalo and hope to see you back again one day.
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coolcal44 wrote a review Dec 2019
Los Angeles, California5 contributions
Jason took us on a great kayak tour out of Makena Landing. He was very knowledgeable and a great guide. The best part was all the turtles we saw! At least half a dozen! Highly recommend.
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Response from rds-maui, Manager at Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena
Responded 28 Dec 2019
Mahalo for taking to the time to review. While Jason is one of our newer guides, he knows how to take care of guests and how to find the right spots. His mannerism is relaxed and easy going making for a great outing for guests. Makena is always a great area for reef life and has some of the best views on the island.
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Wendi wrote a review Dec 2019
Portland, Oregon2 contributions
We found this tour by chance and it was perfect for us. Easy on/off for novice kayakers, small group so no bumping into people, a good amount of time to do your own thing, locations away from the fray with reef, fish...and turtles! Request Matt, especially if you’re new to
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Response from rds-maui, General Manager at Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Wow....... so glad you enjoyed. Makena is definitely the best spot to enjoy some kayaking and snorkeling. Lots of turtles there. Matt is a great tour guide who enjoys taking people out and yes, he is a laid back guy bringing his own style and charm to the tour. Mahalo for taking the time to share this - we appreciate it!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Maui Eco Tours
Ted M
Awesome Experience
We booked on a whim since neither of us had every gone snorkeling with Sea Turtles and man did this not disappoint.
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Mark O
Very Informational and relaxing.
Jake our guide was very informative on our safety and about the island. Snorkeling was awesome we saw turtles and m
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Amanda I
Loved the Kayak/snorkeling trip!
We did the early morning kayak/snorkel trip (Jason was our guide), and it was absolutely amazing. Incredible views,
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Awesome experience, awesome guide!!
Jake did a fantastic job and was very knowledgeable! He had a lot of great stories and recommendations after the tr
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What a memorable adventure! A must!
We were REALLY looking forward to this, and our guide, Jake, did not disappoint. From the moment we were greeted, t
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Loved Pali Seacliff kayaking trip!
We had a great time on this trip! We do kayak a little (but only on our local pond at home!) and this was a great i
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Fantastic whale watch!
This was our third time with Steve as our guide. He took us out and within minutes we were already seeing these bea
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Had a great time and fell in love with the views
This is a great tour. Found out that all proceeds go for the environment and protection of the waters and fish in
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Vacation in Maui
We went on the tour & it was awesome. You get to swim with turtles and other fish as well. An under water camera co
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Happy Turtles; Happy Family
Our family (one 8 year old daughter who is a good swimmer) did the Turtle Reef Discovery on the South Shore. Overa
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Danell H
Haleakalā National Park
Had a wonderful time. Tim, Sandra and Kimo are very knowledgeable. Kimo was born in Hawaii and loves to tell you al
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Volcano sunrise with breakfast tour
Sam and Kaneala were the best tour guides to Haleakalā state park to view to sunrise over the volcano. If you get e
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Love this trip!
This was our second time. Went out on a kayak whale watch,/snorkel with Steve as our guide again and, once again st
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Kasey B
Turtles for Days :)
We loved this experience. The water was crystal clear so you could see a lot of things from in the kayak but we als
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Smooth Cancelation process and great communication!
Although we didn't get to do our tour, I wanted to leave a review since the cancellation process was very smooth.
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Key Details
  • Makena Beach, South Pacific Kayaks
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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