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Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui provided by Maui Kayaks

Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui

Recommended by 84% of travellers
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  • You'll start at
    Makena Landing Park
    5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
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    Makena Landing Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    Our deluxe trip! Kayak and snorkel the beautiful South Maui waters.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup 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
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years old
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled because of poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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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Marci C wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington7 contributions3 helpful votes
John S was a great tour leader. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles in addition to lots of colorful fish. He gave us great tips for snorkeling. The water was a bit rough but I felt completely safe with him knowing we wouldn’t be out if it wasn't safe.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Carole H, Admin at Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Thanks for taking time out to give us a good review! Mahalo.
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Jamie C wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada7 contributions10 helpful votes
We chose the 4 hours kayaking and snorkeling tour. We were 2 families of 5 with John as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and explained the morning and the basics of kayaking and snorkeling. Our first 2 hours were whale watching and we tracked down 2 large humpback whales.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Carole H, Admin at Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for the great review! We love hearing from happy customers. Mahalo.
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ccc wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our trip but were informed on arrival that it was changed from a 4hour trip to the 2.5 hr trip. We were absolutely fine with that and was informed we would receive a $30@ refund. Upon return I checked credit card and called trip advisor and the credit was not issued.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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dsbwfromBC wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and 25 year old son went on this kayak/snorkel trip on Tuesday November 26. The website advertised a “4.0+ hour” snorkel and kayak trip including “2-3 snorkel locations”. However, on their trip, they only got out once to snorkel and were back on the beach by 9:57am so
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Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
zunecameron wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
This tour was one of the best I have ever done. John knew the best places to go and see the sea life. We even saw some whales that had just recently come down from Alaska. John was a great instructor and made sure we knew how to row before we got out on the water. Highly
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Carole H, Admin at Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
Responded 28 Nov 2019
We pride ourselves on our awesome guides so value your feedback. Mahalo.
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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 Kayaks
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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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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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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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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John and Shap were great! We had a very large group and they worked to make sure that we had an amazing adventure.
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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 w
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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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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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Best Day EVER!
Most amazing thing we have done in Maui in 35 years of coming! I had wanted to kayak down at Makena for 20 years a
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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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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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Highly recommend this company!
We had John as our guide and he was very friendly, funny, eco-conscious, knowledgeable and fun to spend time with.
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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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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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Breathtaking experience with nature
John was an informative and interactive guide that led us to whale watching feet in front of our kayak while provid
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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