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South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles

By Aloha Kayaks Maui
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Combine two favorite Maui activities in one day on this kayak and snorkel adventure from Makena. Paddle in calm, protected waters with great views of Maui’s South Shore and then explore beneath the surface of the famous “Turtle Town” coast with provided snorkel gear. Green turtle sightings are guaranteed year-round.
from
€142.82
per adult
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€142.82
per adult

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Ages 7-75, max of 15 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Snorkel and kayak along Maui’s famous Turtle Town coast
  • Get fantastic views of South Shore mountains from the water
  • Snorkel in the clear waters of Makena, one of Maui’s best snorkel spots
  • Guaranteed green turtle sightings—a must for any Maui vacation

  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meet your guide in Makena in the morning to beat the heat and crowds, and set off in a kayak to explore Maui’s South Shore. Paddle along the coast just south of Wailea to get gorgeous views of Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. Conditions here are protected from wind and swells, so it's an ideal spot for both the kayaking and snorkeling. Entering Turtle Town, swap your kayak for a mask and fins to explore life below the water’s surface. The calm, clear waters offer opportunities for all levels of snorkelers, and you're guaranteed to see Maui's famous green sea turtles. Also keep an eye out for passing pods of spinner dolphins and, during the winter months, migrating whales.

Departure details
  • Makena Road, Makena Rd, Hawaii 96753, USA Makena Landing Beach Park Address: Makena RdKihei, HI 96753 Directions: Hono'iki St Return point: Returns to original departure point
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15504P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles?
South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles price starts from €130.28. Discover and book South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles on Tripadvisor
What is the South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles cancellation policy?
South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles on Tripadvisor
Which company provides South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles?
South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles is hosted by Aloha Kayaks Maui. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Aloha Kayaks Maui on Tripadvisor. Discover and book South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15504P1

About the operator

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ShireenH579
ShireenH579
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Amazing experience
2022 Return Tour: We came back to Maui and were happy to book another kayak tour with Aloha Kayaks. This company i
bradleydavis00
bradleydavis00
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On the water
Great paddle on the water with Griff. Snorkeling on the reef with turtles, octopus and eel. Griff is an exceptional
donbR2357OC
donbR2357OC
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Kayak and snorkeling
Our guide Griff was the absolute best. His knowledge, respect for the resource, and cultural sensitivity were on
17jedd
17jedd
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The best guide
The guide new the english and hawaiian names of everything you could think of: fish, rocks, lava rocks, sand, ocean
jtvmurphy
jtvmurphy
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Great guide
We had a family kayak and snorkeling tour with Griff whose knowledge was wide ranging and personality exceptional.
Barry M
Barry M
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Awesome Kayaking Trip
Kayaking and snorkeling with Griff was amazing. We did a similar trip with Griff almost 14 years ago and tracked hi
jcjuelar
jcjuelar
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Go Here for a Great Time!
Griff was an amazing instructor and it is always so fun coming back. We have adventures with Aloha Kayaks multiple
lydk2016
lydk2016
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Family fun!
We all enjoyed this trip, ages 67 to 8- our guide was knowledgeable and very respectful of the marine life! He dove
Marley G
Marley G
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Fun!
We loved our experience with Aloha Kayaks Maui! We found a really cool snorkeling spot and learned a lot about what
Lyonmama
Lyonmama
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Best way to spend the day!
An unforgettable experience! Griff is a pleasure to spend the day with. He is so knowledgeable and we enjoyed learn
Seaicebeth
Seaicebeth
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Wealth of Knowledge and Super Safe
I was pretty nervous contemplating this whale watch/kayak trip, but it was amazing. Griff was fantastically knowled
Dream793572
Dream793572
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Look no further - book with Aloha Kayaks now!!
We had an absolutely fabulous day out on the water with Griff yesterday. This trip was 100% as advertised and then
Tom R
Tom R
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Awesome trip!
We couldn't have asked for a better tour. Griff was excellent, and our family of 4 got some pretty exclusive "alon
Sheila W
Sheila W
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Fantastic!
Griff was great!! He was very knowledgeable not only about the water and aquatic life but also about the culture a
DanandBetty
DanandBetty
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Great day on the water.
Tour director Griff does an excellent job with history and the Hawaiian language for a well rounded excursion on a
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Fav B
38 contributions
We highly recommend Aloha Kayaks! Griff was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and will impart a lot of knowledge and history of Hawaii and its inhabitants. He is patient and is quick to get to you if you need help. If you are a first time snorkeler or never used a kayak Griff will have you going in no time. On this trip we got to see whales up close, spinner dolphins, sea turtles, an octopus and many reef fish. Whales migrate and are only around in numbers between January through March peaking in February. Guides can't control the sea life. So just give Aloha Kayaks Maui a call you will not be disappointed.
Written 11 February 2021
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lynnieonthego
Brooklyn, NY27 contributions
Griff was great. He was knowledgeable about Hawaiian history and marine biology. He also can Sight a turtle from more than 50 feet. We also appreciated his care for the environment and his clients. He was an excellent guide that I would recommend to anyone.
Written 31 July 2021
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Chris G
Springfield, MO1 contribution
Griff was a great guide. Very knowledgeable about the islands and the culture. We had the best time we have ever had in a kayak, mainly due to the friendliness of our Guid and his knowledge of where to go to have the best snorkeling in tree he area. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in ocean kayaking and snorkeling.
Written 17 April 2021
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David M
Kihei, HI1 contribution
Jan 2021
Griff was the most knowledgeable guide I have been with in a long time. I think he knows more Hawaiian than most locals. He got us out on the water and started paddling. It wasn't long before we could actually hear the male whales singing above the water. This whale was actually directly below us. The whale surfaced and was on his way.
Griff then took us to another location and whales surfaced close to us and proceeded to head right towards us. They got extremely closed and then dove under us as my daughter was screaming. Griff then took us to snorkel and that topped off one of our most exciting days since we've been coming to Hawaii. Thanks Griff. We will be back
Written 27 January 2021
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WOW, thanks for the kind words! Glad you guys had a good time on our tour and hopefully we will see you again in the near future! Mahalo Nui, Griff
Written 30 January 2021
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erin m
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
I don’t know how this is not the #1 activity in Kihei. Griff was an incredible guide. He taught us all about the history, culture and language of the native Hawaiian people. As a former marine biologist myself, I was also VERY impressed by his knowledge of the humpback whales and marine life. He is someone who is very passionate about Hawaii. He clearly loves what he does and hopes you walk away feeling the same as he does. I would highly recommend his tour without any hesitation.
Written 8 March 2021
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Andrea J
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May 2022 • Family
The guide was knowledgeable, patient, good humored and down to earth. The group size was 4 double kayaks versus other tour groups which can be very large. We were able to go to two different sites where we saw turtles and lots of fish. Highly recommend.
Written 25 May 2022
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Traxler808
There are few better ways to start a day on Maui than a kayak/snorkel trip with Aloha Kayaks Maui!
Written 7 August 2022
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Deanna
1 contribution
Mar 2021
Griff is an enthusiastic, thoughtful, knowledgeable guide and has great energy. I learned a ton about Hawaii's culture, history and natural beauty. We saw amazing sea life with respect for the animals and he extended our trip so we could spend more time with the whales who seemed to come to us!
Written 8 March 2021
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Toni H
Philadelphia, PA346 contributions
Jul 2021
Our family of 4 (2 teenagers) had a great time this July kayaking with Griff. His love of Hawaii and ocean life shines through. My husband, who was very scared to kayak, left saying that we would love to come back and whale watch with Griff.

Things to know:
Parking is crowded for the am kayak as all the companies go out at the same time. Arrive early. There may be room in the lot, or you may need to park on the side of the road.

Griff has dry bags that attach to your kayak. Any valuables are best left in the bag, and not your car. They stayed dry.
Written 8 September 2021
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Traxler808
I am glad you and your family had a good time on the water with me! Thanks for supporting my locally owned and operated company. I am glad that I could meet your expectations. I look forward to seeing you guys again during whale season!
Written 16 September 2021
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Emily_in_Dallas
Dallas, TX1 contribution
May 2021
I recently went on Aloha Kayaks Maui's 3-hour Makena Kayak & Snorkel Tour with my husband, and let me just say, it was fantastic and beyond expectations. The 3-hour length was perfect and allowed enough time in the afternoon to partake in other activities during our short stay on Maui. Griff was our guide and was awesome! He was a great instructor and incredibly knowledgeable. We appreciated the historical and ecological information he shared with us. The waters around Makena were very calm and incredibly clear. We saw many tropical fish, corals, and sea turtles.

Aloha Kayaks Maui provided snorkeling gear, life jackets, snacks, and dry bags for your personal belongings, so no need to bring anything other than your swimsuit, reef-safe sunscreen and sunglasses, and desire for a fun morning adventure. (FYI this is a public beach and does get a bit crowded. Be sure to get there early to find street parking and the right tour company as there are many companies that offer tours from this beach.)

Griff and Aloha Kayaks Maui were the highlight of our trip! I highly recommend this tour/company and would definitely sign up for another one of their tours on my next Hawaiian trip.
Written 10 June 2021
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Brendan W
California12 contributions
Dec 2020
This was a super fun tour. The guide was very chill and made us feel comfortable at all times. He talked us through the equipment and the kayak launch procedure. On the tour he was very knowledgeable about Maui, the water, and the sea life. He had a plan from the beginning and did not just follow the other tour groups.

We saw whales and multiple dolphin pods while paddling between islands and in a cove on Maui. It was totally worth getting up early!

We were not able to snorkel as the water was too murky for us to swim safely. Kudos to the guide for checking a few areas and making the tough call. No controlling mother nature for sure.

Would go again!
Written 31 December 2020
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The whales and dolphins really saved the day for us!! Mahalo Nui for joining me on the water. Griff
Written 21 January 2021
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