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Malama Ke Kai - Reef Guides Hawaii

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Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-639-8534
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Excellent trip for beginners and experienced alike

My wife and I went to Kauai for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time together on this informative... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
London, Canada
Perfect way to start snorkeling around Kauai!

From the outset, you can tell that the folks who work this event LOVE what they do and want to... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Princeville, Hawaii
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Truly unique shore-based reef snorkel explorations on Kauai's North Shore (in summer) and South Shore (in winter). Private & semi-private tours and group explorations led by master guides with a focus on fun, for an exciting, authentic eco-based ocean reef experience. Tours are from 2-1/2 - 4 hours, tailored to our guests, and include all snorkel gear. Tours can include snorkel lesson, interactive presentations, participation in fish counts and identification, and catered lunch.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-639-8534
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

My wife and I went to Kauai for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time together on this informative trip. Craig, our guide, went above and beyond to make sure everyone in our group got the best experience possible. For myself, someone who has never...More

Thank optimusLime85
Reviewed 7 June 2017

From the outset, you can tell that the folks who work this event LOVE what they do and want to share it with everyone. If you've not been snorkeling before, this is a GREAT place to begin. If you've snorkeled before, you should come to...More

Thank cyclemaniac76
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I am NOT a water person and neither is my sister who went with me so we were a bit apprehensive to snorkel in the BIG OPEN BLUE. Plus we had never ever had a swim mask on, had never swam in the ocean (with...More

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 2 October 2016

That title might sound like hyperbole, but I turned 40 yesterday and for as long as I can remember I've wanted to swim with sea turtles. Our guide Jimmy was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and helped me fulfill a lifelong dream, as we were able...More

Thank Jafryl
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Craig, the owner of Malama Ke Kai is a marine biologist who has a wealth of knowledge. He provides a very good experience whether you are an experienced or novice snorkeler. We met at the St. Regis where Craig provided a video of the type...More

Thank JediMaster49
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We heard great things about this snorkeling adventure but we're able to book it til the last minute. Craig had spoken to our group and at our timeshare and he sounded terrific. Thank goodness we were able to schedule a tour. It was truly one...More

Thank npdsleuth
Reviewed 16 July 2016

First, we're a family of 8; I've got my parents, hubby and kids, and my sister and her daughter. Ages 9-73. We ALL had an amazing adventure!! We met Craig, marine biologist and reef enthusiast, at the world class St. Regis hotel, and we sat...More

Thank eawalsh
Management response:Responded 20 July 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your time with Craig and Jimmy, exploring and learning about our incredible reef systems. Aren't the Green Sea Turtles amazing!!?! It makes us happy to know that you...More

Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

If you're even remotely interested in reef wildlife this tour is a must! We had a terrific day and learned so much from our very friendly and highly knowledgable guide, Craig. Whether you're a first time beginner or a certified diver with 20 years' experience,...More

Thank Amazongl
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Craig has been leading snorkel tours for Reef Guides Hawaii for many years. But, now he has bought the company & is operating out of the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville on the north shore of Kauai. The snorkel trips leave from the beach in...More

Thank PackAndGoMama
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Best day of vacation! Craig & Jimmy were so patient with my child with Autism, which certainly made the adventure fun for my husband and I! She was able to complete the entire tour, not always easy for her. Saw 3 turtles & actually swam...More

Thank MichelleTho
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