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South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles provided by Aloha Kayaks Maui

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South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles

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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.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Makena Road, Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brendan W wrote a review Dec 2020
California11 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: December 2020
Jeannine A wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
My fiancé and I were so glad that we decided to book this tour! We had never been to Hawaii and have very little snorkeling experience. Mikey, our guide, was super energetic and made us feel comfortable and welcomed from the start. During our short paddle to our snorkel spot,
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from Traxler808, Owner at South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles
Responded 30 Oct 2020
Mahalo Nui for the kind words and more so for helping with the "rebuild" of Maui's crippled economy. We are grateful you guys decided to choose our locally owned business for your Maui kayaking experience!
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bmvend wrote a review Jan 2020
California44 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I throughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Mikey looked after our safety and made sure we all had a good time. I highly recommend taking this tour during whale season. We had up close and personal interaction with these magnificent beings.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Huda M wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
so fun- the guides knew so much about the area and the history and they were engaging and fun. The kayaking was in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Snorkeling was great- saw and swam with lots of cool fish!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Anastasiia A wrote a review Dec 2019
Boryspil, Ukraine9 contributions5 helpful votes
We had some doubts if we wanna do something like this as we are both scared to death by sharks. We took our chances and booked kayak. It was 28th of Nov and as it was Thanksgiving- it was just two of us and instructor Kyle. And you know what? We did not regret it! It was a super
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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By: Aloha Kayaks Maui
Grif took my dad and Me on an “upper echelon” whale watching tour, we saw 4 or 5 groups that were super close to ou
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Anshul M
Amazing Kayak and Snorkel trip
We had an amazing trip with Griff at Aloha Kayaks during our stay in Maui in December 2020. We are not strong swimm
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Jeremy F
Swimming with Turtles
We made a reservation with a different company but when we arrived, they weren't there and Griff with Aloha was. Gr
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Excellent! Griff is the best!
EXCELLENT! We went on the Makena kayak and snorkel 3 hr tour w/ Griff as our guide. Our tour was super because Gri
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Aloha Kayaks maui
Kyle (The substitute guide) was AMAZING! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Had I brought my wallet, I would have tip
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Kayaks. Whales. Snorkel.
We took a trip of 8 on a 4 hr. trip to watch whales and snorkel. Our guide, Michelle, was excellent. She let us let
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Aloha Kayaks was outstanding !!!
We were a family of four 2 adults, a 11 year old and an 8 year old visiting Maui and Mike was taking care of us. We
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Most enjoyable
We did the 4 hr whale watching and snorkel. It was my second outing and the a first time for my husband with Aloha
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suelynne R
Whales up close and personal
My 3rd time with this company ~ great excursion! We saw whales so close ~ I started to recognize what the water lo
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I have gone out with Aloha kayaks two times and both trips were amazing. First time I went out with my key and my y
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Great guide
Michelle was an excellent guide. She shared interesting stories and information about the history of Hawaii, the ne
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Excellent morning with Mikey- little early for the lots of whales, but got to learn a ton of history of the islands
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Great guide, good equipment, great time!
Michelle was an excellent guide, for us novice snorkelers, she gave us a brief but excellent tutorial, and made us
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Wonderful Experience
We had a fabulous time with Michelle on Aloha Kayaks. The kayaks were very comfortable. We lucked out on the weathe
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Michelle was our guide and did an amazing job. She was knowledgeable and personable. We had a very memorable experi
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Key Details
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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