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Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena

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Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Leave your cares and worries behind when you join this Maui kayaking tour, which casually paddles the turquoise waters above Turtle Reef in Maui. Launching out of Makena Landing just 10 minutes south of Wailea, this Maui kayaking tour hugs the shoreline of a historic volcanic cove. In addition to teeming with schools of fish, this area is home to everyone’s favorite—the endangered Hawaiian Green sea turtle.
  • Kayak tour off the south side of Maui
  • Snorkeling adventure in the tropical underwater world
  • Close encounter with marine life including endangered green sea turtles
  • Stunning views of Haleakala
  • Optional swimming or snorkeling adventure
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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
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

5230 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

<<<<< PLAN YOUR DRIVE TO ARRIVE ON TIME >>>>>> ***** Google / Apple Map "Makena Landing" ****** From parking lot, walk 100 yards over the little hill with ocean on the right - you will see kayaks / us there. Please google map "Makena Landing beach Park" or "Maluaka Beach Parking Lot" option B

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This 2.5 mile (4km) Maui kayaking tour is a short and leisurely paddle, designed as a family friendly activity for paddlers 5 and up. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or it’s your very first time in a kayak, as everyone who experiences this kayaking in Maui can appreciate the tropical beauty.

Hear the history of Makena Bay and get views of Haleakala volcano, with the main highlight being snorkeling with sea turtles as they casually float above the reef. Makena is one of the best spots for a family to go kayaking in Maui, where the warm, clear, protected waters are just waiting to be explored.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Turtle Reef Kayak Tour of Makena.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Loved first experience with kayak in the ocean and we definitely nailed it!" See review
  • "If you listen closely while snorkeling you can hear the whales song." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Laid back, and really fun experience!
Kellie_S
, Sep 2021
Really great experience, very knowledgeable guide! We were able to see sea turtles and different kinds of fish that he was able to tell us about each, in one of the caves a small shark was hiding so if we wanted we could dive down and see the shark- the guide explained exactly what to do and he shared a little in on free diving. very fun, would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks for sharing your experience - Makena is a great spot. Not sure which guide you had but they all really enjoy being out there. Mahalo
star-5
Can’t wait to go again
Sierra_P
, Sep 2021
Our guide Arjuna was fantastic! Super chill dude who clearly knows and cares about the island. He gave us a lot of great information about Maui’s history, landmarks, plant life, and marine life. Not to mention he is super sweet and understanding. Two of my friends got a little seasick due to motion sickness plus swallowing too much salt water, and Arjuna was very caring and accommodating for them. He is there to have a good time and to make sure that you do too. Not to mention, the actual experience of kayaking and snorkeling was super cool. The reefs are beautiful, and a lot of the fish come right up to you. You’ll see a great variety of wildlife which Arjuna and the other tour guides are happy to tell you all about. This was most definitely the highlight of our trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
It does happen no and again. But with a little care, we can mitigate it. Arjuna, as any guide, is there to help. Mahalo
star-5
Kayak with Dolphins
Amanda_T
, Sep 2021
Had the most amazing trip with my husband and 2 other couples. Our tour guide John was AMAZING! We got to kayak with dolphins, snorkel with a turtle. John told us so many great stories and taught us so much. Loved everything about the experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Great area with a great guide. Makena is the top spot hands down and our guides know that area well. Thanks for joining us and thanks to "Big John" for his excellence.
star-5
Swimming with turtles
dhara
, Sep 2021
Great experience. Saw 3 turtles, fishes and coral reef. Jack made the trip really fun, with good stories, jokes and snacks on the way back. Would certainly do it again! Mahalo
star-5
Turtles, kayaking and snorting oh my!
Patrick_C
, Sep 2021
Jake is fun and his knowledge and experience was perfect! We kayaked out from Makena Landing and snorkeled with turtles. We felt safe and completely enjoyed our excursion.
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We decided not to go...
Barbara_C
, Sep 2021
We decided not to go because there was a small craft advisory. Company did not refund our money because they continued with their tour. Since there was a small craft advisory I would have expected a refund.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Aloha - Maui is a big and small place and advisories are note worthy. Makena is a protected bay area and offers ideal conditions as they were this day. Tour operators always assess conditions - we've been doing business in Maui for nearly 30 years - we get it. Like most places, the weather is very localized which is part of the reason Maui is such a great place. We love Maui!
star-5
Excellent kayak/turtle tour
John
, Sep 2021
Scuba Steve made it fun and very enjoyable he’s an excellent guide we saw plenty of turtles at the cleaning site
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Nice to hear. Steve is a great guide - we're lucky to have him. Makena too, is a great area (best) and checks all the boxes that's for sure.
star-5
Great time
Amanda_S
, Sep 2021
John was the best. He was informative and helpful and fun. He knew what he was doing when he took us the opposite direction of the other tours. When he noticed the wind was going to work in our da air for the trip back in case the choppy water got worse. He took us to a great reef where we saw tons of fish and beautiful coral. Although we did not see a turtle while snorkeling he wouldn’t let us leave without checking one spot on the shore line that he knew a turtle could possibly be. We not only saw 1 huge turtle sun bathing but a second came up from the water to join it. It was a great experience for my first time kayaking.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Awesome! Makena is a gem with all the beauty of Maui!
star-5
Perfect morning adventure
Phil_M
, Sep 2021
Jon was an amazing guide. Had such a blast kayaking then exploring the reef. Gotta see some incredible animals - octopus, shark and turtles!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic tour
Reid
, Sep 2021
John was a terrific guide! Very personable and informative as well as fun. Great tour, location, and length. Highly recommend this tour.

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