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Makena Whale Watching and Snorkel provided by Maui Kayaks

Makena Whale Watching and Snorkel

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2 adults
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Important Information
Departure Point
Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • NO HOTEL PICK UP AND DROP OFF
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Michelle W wrote a review Mar 2020
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John and Shap were great! We had a very large group and they worked to make sure that we had an amazing adventure. A bucket list item of mine was to see the whales and we did not stop until that happened. We were literally right on top of one!! I will never forget this
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bridget R wrote a review Mar 2020
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John and John were amazing and accommodated our large family with ease. The day we booked was sunny but the winds were picking up so they suggested we rebook for another day so our family could enjoy the time on the water. The day we rebooked was PERFECT! We were able to kayak
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Maui1221 wrote a review Mar 2020
louisville, colorado39 contributions34 helpful votes
Most amazing thing we have done in Maui in 35 years of coming! I had wanted to kayak down at Makena for 20 years and finally we did it! John Shappell, our guide, made it the best activity ever! He is "the man" and the "whale whisperer" for real! I must say the ocean Gods
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ashleigh m wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had John as our guide and he was very friendly, funny, eco-conscious, knowledgeable and fun to spend time with. He taught us all a lot about Hawai’ian culture, whales and the ocean and invited curiosity. We had close up encounters with whales and turtles and made many
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Amanda H wrote a review Feb 2020
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John was an informative and interactive guide that led us to whale watching feet in front of our kayak while providing facts and stories about the island. The group was small (9 people) so it felt very personal. We then ventured to the turtle "cleaning area" where we swam by
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DiverandDiner
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Best Activity on Maui
John Hess was an amazing guide. I lived on Maui for 20 years, boat captain, scuba instructor and was out on the wa
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robertsN9304EP
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Kayaking Maui
John Hess was our guide. John was funny and very knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time to make sure we felt safe an
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Hayleejo19
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Excellent tour, would go again
We had a great time on this expedition! Mark was very knowledgeable about the area, took us to the best spots, but
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gurlpwr
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An absolute must!!
We loved the tour so much we booked it a second time! John Hess was our tour guide, he was super knowledgeable and
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LightPacker683226
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Awesome experience
John was a patient and sensitive guide who really cares abut marine life and people. Good outing for experienced a
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katc155
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Absolutely fantastic
We loved our day with John - it was marvelous. He is thoughtful, careful, kind. We enjoyed the kayaking, the sno
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ellioty2943
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Great tour
Really enjoyed the tour and John was super friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Couldn't recommend this more!
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abbib476
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Amazing tour!
We had an incredible time with John. He is personable, professional, helpful, and so funny! Could not say enough go
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Vborgetti
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An adventure like no other!
A must do activity when visiting Maui. Our guide John Hess was amazing! We saw whales, sea turtles, a white tip ree
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Stay552161
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Morning kayak tour
This early morning tour with John Hess was amazing!!! We had a small group of four and John made all of us feel at
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nishantt556
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Best thing you can do in Maui! John is absolutely amazing- so fun, helpful, knowledgeable! We got to kayak with wha
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amyroseatx
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What a treat!
We had an amazing time on our kayak snorkel trip. Our guide John was amazing! We got to see humpback whales from ar
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O258DDsarahh
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Great morning kayak and snorkel trip!
My husband and I had a great kayak and snorkel trip with John last week. John was a great tour guide, he was very p
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Aaa A
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Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui
JOHN is a fantastic guide. He took care of everyone and welcomed questions and showed us different fish, turtle and
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SusanF891
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Amazing morning kayak
Went on early morning kayak trip with John .. myself and two adult daughters .. We had a great experience . Saw wha
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Key Details
  • Makena Landing Park
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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