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Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Explore the ocean and see marine wildlife on this family-friendly kayaking tour, great for children 5 and up. Go snorkeling and feast on complimentary snacks and beverages as you go. Take a group kayaking tour where you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles through Makena Bay. Turtle Town is known as one of Maui's best kayaking and snorkeling destinations. Spot ocean wildlife as you battle through the blue Hawaiian surf. This location is famous for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle population and exceptional paddling conditions on Maui's calm blue waters. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October through April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth. Take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel in this unique environment. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages as part of your tour.

South Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

2. South Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

Kayak through Maui's blue ocean on a guided whale-watching adventure. Glide along the water at eye-level with the ocean and get an up-close and personal view of whales and other sea creatures. Learn about the area and native wildlife from your guide and end your tour with a snorkeling excursion. After checking in, your expert guide will provide hands-on instruction on how to manage your kayak, from landing, launching, paddling, and how to get in and out for the snorkeling component. This tour features "sit on top" kayaks which make for easy-on/easy-off access. Your guide will launch each kayak, setting you out into the great blue sea. As a group on the water, your guide will brief you about what's planned and where you will visit. To begin your adventure, paddle out to search for whales. Along the way, your local guide will share island stories, information, folklore, and more. When the whales appear, you will have the opportunity to paddle along at a safe distance. Your guide will explain each behavior that the whales are presenting. After whale watching, paddle back to the shoreline along the reef to enjoy some snorkeling. The highlight for most is Hawaii's "Hono" or Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. They are abundant in this area, making it one of the best spots in Hawaii to see them. At the end of the trip, your guide will escort you back to the beach.

South Maui: Self Guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tour

3. South Maui: Self Guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tour

Leave dry land behind and sail around Makena Landing, also known locally as “Turtle Town”. Feast your eyes on the incredible biodiversity of green sea turtles and reef fish, as well as the occasional manta and spotted eagle rays, octopi, dolphins, monk seals, humpback whales (December through April) and little white-tip reef sharks. The entire rental process takes 2 hours. Normal time to get checked in, waivers signed, provide paddle and safety instruction as well as an overview of the area is 5-15 min depending on your group. You will then have the remainder of your reserved time to paddle the waters far from the tourist crowds, paddling where you want on a steady and easy-to-use kayak. The more you take your time, the more you're likely to see!

South Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4. South Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

On this premier tour you will have a full morning of kayaking and snorkeling in Maui’s beautiful south coast. Anyone needing more water time, snorkeling and sunshine, this 3-mile paddle is the trip you're looking for. Expect a full morning of kayaking, exceptional snorkeling, reef life, beautiful corals, and turtles everywhere. Based on the weather and ocean currents, your expert tour guide will adjust your trip to either be more kayaking or more snorkeling to ensure the best excursion. In this small group setting, you will have more time to be in the water and see more marine wildlife! Before the action begins, you will receive an orientation with your guides, ensuring that you have all the appropriate snorkel and kayaking gear you require. During your guided tour you will get to stop at 2-3 prime snorkeling spots. These spots have been chosen to maximize your chances of seeing beautiful underwater marine life. You will also have the chance to enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages throughout the day, provided by your friendly and informative guides.

South Maui: Waterfall Tour w/ Kayak, Snorkel, and Hike

5. South Maui: Waterfall Tour w/ Kayak, Snorkel, and Hike

Start your day in the Makena Landing Beach Park on the south side of Maui. Grab a kayak and paddle over the waves beneath the warm Hawaii sun.  Dive in and take the plunge as you snorkel in crystal clear waters. Be sure to be on the lookout for Hawaii's famous Green Sea Turtles grazing at the bottom or floating at the surface. Head for the lush rainforest and cross through the scenic green landscape. Once you arrived at the waterfalls you can jump off the cliffs and then relax in the pools below.

Maui: Private Kayak & Snorkel Experience

6. Maui: Private Kayak & Snorkel Experience

Exploring Maui's underwater world is one of the most popular things to do on Maui. Our Kayak & Snorkel Tours are perfect whether you are an avid snorkeler or first timer there is always something new to see. Olowalu reef is known as Maui's mother reef. Stretching an amazing 450 acres this is by far the largest reef on Maui. Home to about twenty-four different species of coral some as old as 500 years. This makes Olowalu a great Place for tropical fish, turtles, and an array of other marine life. With extinct shield volcano Kahalawai as well as the islands of Lana'i, Molokai, and Kaho'olawae as the backdrop this is one of the most scenic locations around! Join our first-class guides for a perfect morning with a shoreline paddle on turquoise waters learning about Hawaiian culture, language, and the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. After a scenic paddle to our snorkel location your guide will set anchor, defog your mask, and help you adjust any gear if needed. After you are comfortable with all your gear it's time to jump in. Here you will experience tropical fish, vibrant coral, and more than likely get to swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (Honu). So, if you are looking to explore what Maui has to offer above and below the water this is exactly the island style adventure you are looking for.

Kihei: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Surfing Combo Experience

7. Kihei: Kayaking, Snorkeling, and Surfing Combo Experience

Combine kayaking, surfing, and snorkeling with this outdoor adventure. Kayak through Maui's colorful coral reefs, surf like a pro with your instructor, and snorkel with the underwater sea creatures. Begin your outdoor adventure with a kayaking trip through Makena Bay. Paddle over the beautiful coral reefs and spot the colorful fish swimming beneath the water. Gear up with a snorkeling mask and dive into the water to come face to face with the fish and turtles. As you kayak, keep an eye out for whales, depending on the season, before returning to shore. Hop back in your car and drive yourself over to Kalama Park for a surfing lesson. Get a detailed safety briefing and learn the basics from your instructor before jumping on a board and riding the surf.

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What people are saying about Kihei

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 17 reviews

our guide was fantastic - i never really dug snorkeling, and i mentioned that. He took extra time with me and explained best ways to use snorkel. They also made a GREAT suggestion to show up to an earlier time because afternoon kayaking can be windy and sometimes less to see when snorkeling. Best kayak and snorkeling i've ever done! Our guide, John, was funny, educational and super fun!

Our guide "Jake from State Farm" made it a truly memorable experience. Being that it was the first time several of us had snorkeled, we were glad he was patient and thorough. Nature did her thing, clear, warm waters and plenty of turtles and sea life to look at. I would absolutely recommend.

Awesome experience!! Got to see some whales and beautiful fish when snorkeling. Nico was great tour guide and assisted through everything and made us feel safe and comfortable for some non-swimmers

Jeremiah was great. Our trip was fantastic. Miah had a lot on his hands with our group. Some inexperienced kayakers made his work extra hard but he was very good accommodating everyone.

We had a great trip with our guide Tyler. Saw lots of whales. Had a super snorkeling experience. Would recommend 10 out of 10.