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Tours and Tickets by Maui Kayaks

Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui

Maximize your chances of seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles on this small-group kayak and snorkel tour. Paddle from Makena toward Turtle Town, a snorkeling location along the island’s southern coast, and explore the calm, clear water to spot these beloved marine animals.
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3 hours
from US$75.62

Makena Whale Watching and Snorkel

Hawaii is home to an underwater wonderland of diverse marine life including whales, green sea turtles, and tropical fish. Make sure you see the best of Maui’s nature on this 3-hour whale watching and snorkel tour from Makena. Paddle through the calm, clear water in a kayak and keep your eyes peeled for sightings of humpback whales. Then, don snorkeling equipment to plunge into the water and discover tropical fish that inhabit a protected reef. This small-group tour is limited to 10 to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
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3 hours
from US$80.81

Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui

Spend 4-hours with a small-group (8 max) and a guide s you experience an ocean adventure on Maui’s south coast. Enjoy the use of provided kayak and snorkel gear as you paddle through clear, calm waters, stopping along the way to swim and snorkel. Keep your eyes peeled for local marine life like green sea turtles, manta rays, octopuses, dolphins, and sometimes even Humpback whales (normally spotted between December and April.)
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4 hours
from US$114.67

Discover Olowalu

Take in stunning views of the West Maui Mountains as you paddle alongside green sea turtles on a picturesque stretch of ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for Monk Seal, Spinner Dolphins and other local wildlife during this relaxing day on the water.
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3 hours
from US$79.00
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steph7271 wrote a review 19 Jan
Bella Vista, Arkansas70 contributions2 helpful votes
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First of all, John is friendly & calming. We had veteran snorkelers & first-timers and we ALL learned things about the kayaks that we didn't know. The water was calm & although John is known as a whale whisperer, we were not able to see many up close. We saw many whales in the distance, which was exciting on it's own, but it was far from being a disappointing trip. When we headed back to the shoreline to snorkel we saw amazing sea life up close! John found a pillow starfish! Another highlight for everyone was the octopus he found in the reef. We saw it ink all over until he calmed it down. And, of course, all the sea turtles! This was my 10th trip to Kihei and my first time on a snorkel/kayak excursion. I will definitely be doing a trip with John again! And if you're debating buying his pictures & videos? Just do it! You can't capture things the way he does. This way you get to enjoy the entire trip & still have great memories to take home. Mahalo, John. See you next time around.
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Ling W wrote a review 6 Jan
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John was a very nice and knowledgeable guide. He took good care of everyone in our group. Not only he showed us all sea life such as sea turtles , flounder and eels, he also took good pictures and made our trip more memorable! Highly recommend !
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Date of experience: December 2020
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gabihm2016 wrote a review 3 Jan
San Francisco, California9 contributions4 helpful votes
Our whole family (two kids 13 & 15) thoroughly enjoyed this expedition. John expertly explained every detail, and adjusted his pace for everyone from experienced to novices in the other groups. He guided us during the first part of the trip to the best views of the whales and about a week-old calf. Then, on the way to the snorkeling area, he spotted a massive pod of bottle-nose and spinner dolphins. While snorkeling in addition to multiple turtles, he found a large octopus and picked him up so we could get a close view and touch it.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Kevin L wrote a review Dec 2020
Salem, Oregon29 contributions12 helpful votes
John H was a great guide; knowledgeable and experienced; good paddling and snorkeling; overall wonderful experience with good views of turtles, octopus and many species of fish.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Danielle M wrote a review Dec 2020
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Our guide, John, was absolutely amazing!! Not only was he entertaining, he was really knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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