Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure In Maui

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


ObserveHawaiian green sea turtles in their natural environment on this family-friendly 3-hour eco tour. From Makena, you'll travel to Turtle Town via kayak, paddling on South Mauis calm, clear waters, before you plunge into a protected reef and snorkel alongside sea turtles, dolphins, rays, octopuses, and eels. Small-group tour limited to eight people.


Small group ensures personal service

Ideal choice for families

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your professional guides and small group of 8 people or less at South Mauis Makena Landing, where youll be provided with a kayak, snorkel gear, life jackets, bottled water, and a snack. Following a short safety briefing, you'll set out for a relaxing paddle along the coast, relishing the areas calm, clear waters and stopping along the water to snorkel and observe local marine life.

Youre guaranteed to see some of Hawaiis green sea turtles, along with occasional sightings of Manta and Eagle rays, octopus, eels, dolphins and even humpback whales (December - April).

After three hours exploring Turtle Town's underwater wonderland, your tour concludes back at Makena Landing.


Bottled water and snacks

Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training

Use of kayak and snorkel equipment



Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for children under 5 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

Infant seats available

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. *****

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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  • 15-Jan-2023

    John was our fantastic guide. As a family, we have snorkeled in many tropical places, but this was the best time we have ever had. I love sea turtles and I was surrounded by these lovely creatures within feet. John is so knowledgeable and passionate about the protection of ocean life. His passion was contagious. He knew exactly what to look for and where to go. We saw whales, manta rays, turtles, and fish we only have seen in an aquarium. He taught us techniques with our snorkeling equipment that we had never been shown before, which helped us tremendously. He helped us create lifelong family memories and took some fantastic photos. Book this tour, and do not hesitate; it is worth every penny and then some.

  • 10-Jan-2023

    Great, fun kayaking adventure. Andres is knowledgeable and very safety conscious. He knows the area and provides personal attention to everyone in the SMALL group tour. A great way to start the morning in Maui. While the whales didn't cooperate, we can somewhere around 10 turtles during our snorkeling. Don't worry about your ability level or lack of kayaking, Andres will make sure you have the training to have a wonderful trip. Best recommendation I can give is that I WILL go again.

  • 07-Jan-2023

    John, our guide, was amazing. Excellent kayak and snorkeling instruction. Very knowledgeable about the area. I recommend purchasing pictures from John. Very professional pics and videos dropped to your phone right after the excursion. Only $60 for 200 pics and videos of the most amazing turtles and wild life on the reefs. Lots of family pics. So much fun!!!

  • 31-Dec-2022

    Andres is an incredibly knowledgeable and patient guide. My 65 year old mother came with us and he was able to help her get out and kayak and snorkel in the open sea when she was worried she was unable. He took us out to see whales and found a great snorkel spot to hang with some turtles. Highly recommend if you want an adventure out in nature on your trip to Maui!

  • 30-Dec-2022

    What a Great Day!! Booked this Kayak and snorkeling trip for my husband, son, sister, brother-in-law and myself....what a great day we all had!! John was a great guide! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny!! Kayaking was perfect for my 9 year old!! ALL of us were very pleased with the turtle sightings and experience!! Highly recommended and would do it again in a heart beat!!

  • 19-Dec-2022

    We had John as our guide. It was wonderful and we saw lots of things. Best experience. We would do it again.

  • 14-Dec-2022

    We had a great time with John. He made it easy and fun to kayak and snokle- from his explanations to his local knowledge. We were lucky enough to see turtles, two octopi and many dolphins! He said all of that was unusual but I suspect he knows how to create great experiences no matter what!

  • 08-Dec-2022

    John Shappell is an amazing and fun kayak/snorkel guide in every way. Super knowledgeable about the water and sea life…and passionate about sharing what he knows. John took amazing photos and was great at explaining the how-to’s of kayaking and snorkeling. He definitely knew the best spots to observe the turtles etc. Best Maui experience!

  • 06-Dec-2022

    John Shappell was amazing from hello to goodbye. He was thorough and inviting. We had a great time, even got a hold a wild octopus he caught very carefully, it was something I never imaginedhaving the chance to do. So many turtles! I know that can be hit or Miss but he had a game plan and delivered. I can’t imagine doing a whale kayak with him but hopefully we’ll find out. He also knew when it was time to head in at just the right time as the waves really developed into white caps, 10 our of 10, would highly recommend and definitely making sure we contact John Shappell next time we’re out. Thanks John! Oh and he took great pictures, definitely opt in for the picture package, we have wonderful pictures and didn’t have to worry about taking a single shot! See you again! Jeff and Amber

  • 05-Dec-2022

    It was really great tour with Andres for us. We swam with sea turtles and it became our best memory in Maui as a honeymoon. Andres was super friendly and taught us how to do kayaking and took many photos during entire tour. I really recommend this tour and especially thanks to Andres

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