Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure In Maui

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • 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

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    John was an awesome guide. Was friendly and outgoing! Worked hard to make sure everyone had a good time.

  • 06-Mar-2020

    John S was our guide and we had a great time. My husband and we’re set up in a double kayak and very quickly John spotted some whales and we were off to get closer. He was great at guiding us where to go to get the closest and still be respectful. We had amazing encounters all morning! He was also very knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to a spot away from the traditional turtle town where we were more secluded and still got to see some fish and about 6 turtle just hanging around. There’s no better way to be part of the ocean as on a kayak. We’d highly recommend this tour and John S.

  • 21-Feb-2020

    A mother whale and her calf surfaced 30 feet from our kayak group, and then she swam around us! We also saw other whales breaching and waving their tails. And if that wasn’t enough, when we went snorkeling, there were so many turtles that we had to move out of their way! Most fun I’ve ever had in Maui in the last 40 years. John, our guide, is a 5 star A++ guy! We’ll be back next time, for sure!

  • 04-Feb-2020

    Our tour guide, John Hess's knowledge and enthusiasm were fantastic. We saw a lot of whales, mainly from a distance until the very end when we came upon a mom and baby. They stayed right with us for quite awhile, it was awesome. The kayaking was an adventure also with the surf rolling and launching and beaching became a little intense. Great Day !

  • 25-Nov-2019

    John S. was amazing instructor. He show the group everything and he was genuinely nice. He made me feel comfortable in the snorkeling section since I cant swim and I was having mini panic attacks. He was really caring and knowledgeable. I really appreciate him.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    We loved Tristan, our snorkeling/kayaking guide. Normally we'd go alone, but it was definitely worth the price to get well maintained equipment, someone to point out the beat spots. Best of all, Tristan shared his respect and admiration for Maui and the Hawaiian people. 🙏

  • 27-Sep-2019

    First off let me say that John Shappel our guide was fantastic. Clearly explained everything so we knew exactly what was going on. Took us to an incredible location that was full of turtles! Got to swim with them and get some amazing photos. Definitely the highlight of the trip!

  • 23-Aug-2019

    Tristan was an awesome tour guide. Great experience. I was able to swim with 5 sea turtles during the snorkeling. Definitely recommend.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    My wife and I did this our first day in Maui and it was the highlight of our trip. Neither of us had ever been snorkeling before, but our guide (John Hess) helped us learn really fast and feel comfortable in the water. We are really lucky and saw many green sea turtles who surfaced near us. We also say a manta ray which was amazing to witness in the wild. It was a magical experience, but everyone's tour will be different. We did the morning tour, and everyone seems to say that's when you see the most marine life.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    John is the best tour guide you could ever ask for. He is fun, so helpful, experienced, and simply loves his job! The kayaking was so easy and we must have seen 15 turtles. They swim right up next to you and are so cute. I would do this every time I come visit from now on.

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