Turtle Reef Kayak Tour Of Makena

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:15am - 10:15am 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    5230 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This fun and educational Maui kayaking tour starts at Makena Landing and paddles around the bay area. The calm, clear ocean is perfect for various water activities including swimming, snorkeling and animal watching. Float next to peaceful turtles and admire the stunning tropical underwater world. Leave all your worries behind and join this unique Hawaiian experience.

Know More about this tour

This kayaking Maui trip is planned as a leisurely paddle around Makena Bay, available to all ability levels and ages 5 and up. Whether it's your first time on a kayak or if you're an experienced paddler, this Hawaiian adventure is a wonderful experience. Highlights include snorkeling with the endangered green sea turtle and wonderful views of Haleakala.

Paddling distance is approx. 2.5 miles (4km).


Beach Instructions and Safety Talk

Guide Assisted Launch and Landings

Quality Snorkel Equipment, PFD, and Where Required, Water Socks

Light refreshments

Quality Touring Kayaks - Singles and Doubles Available

CPR and First Aid Certified Guides with Many Years Ocean Experience

Local taxes



Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Paddling distance is 2.5 miles

The 10:30am tour is only available to guests who are 16 years and over.

The 7:15am departure offers ideal weather conditions, more active reef life, better visibility, etc. Best Experience!

Not recommended for child aged 4 and under

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Jul-2018

    This is a good tour, but the guides were a little lackluster. They feed you and make sure you have drinks, but outside of taking photos that they tried to sell us afterwards and trying to upsell me on snuba, they were not very interested in interacting with us. The food is great though, the drinks are solid, and they take you to some of the most beautiful places to snorkel in Maui. I'd highly recommend.

  • 31-Dec-2017

    Would highly recommend this tour! It was my second time kayaking but it is perfectly suitable for beginners, not very strenuous. It was my first time snorkeling and I had a very positive experience! Our guide, Nate, made sure first-timers were looked after and took along a professional camera to make pictures with the sea turtles and other sea life, should you wish to purchase them later. We had plenty of time to snorkel and explore, didnt feel rushed at all. I would recommend the morning tour, it feels more peaceful and youll have more space before the other tours pick up. After the excursion, Nate was kind enough to give us suggestions of activities around the island, such as hikes and insider tips of when to get there, what is most worth doing, etc. Overall, it was an amazing experience, you wont regret going - especially if youre a fan of turtles I had six sightings! Big thank you to Nate and the team!

  • 17-Dec-2017

    Nate was awesome. Nice and low-key adventure in a small group. Saw turtles and lots of fish.

  • 04-Sep-2017

    It took a little while to find the turtles, but when we did it was AMAZING!! Our guide Steve was very knowledgable, he's been a guide for 17 years, so I felt very comfortable with him. Unfortunately my cheap underwater camera didn't work, so no pictures. : But the memory of floating around with the turtles will always be with me! Thank you Steve for a great trip!

  • 13-Aug-2017

    Loved this tour. Great kayaking and awesome snorkeling. Beautiful scenery.

  • 14-Jun-2017

    The snorkeling was great! Based on the description i thought there would be more kayaking and talking of history/maui knowledge. This was a snorkeling tour - saw tons of sea turtles and really good fish! great if you are just looking for a snorkeling tour.

  • 12-Apr-2017

    An early morning outing before the tradewinds take hold, this was fantastic. We kayaked for about half an hour before getting out and slipping into the water to be surrounded by sea turtles! An amazing sight!

  • 28-Dec-2016

    Would have like more time snorkeling - while we had a number of whale sightings which was an incredible experience we missed out on some of the hands on experience that snorkeling provides

  • 27-Jul-2016

    We had so much fun, the guide was so knowledgeable and so helpful. My husband got a little seasick and Garrett was very sympathetic and got us back onto land as soon as possible.I would highly recommend this trip to anyone...

  • 15-Jul-2016

    great experience, the tour leading is very nice. we did have good time

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