Water activity

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui
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From £75.56 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover Turtle Town on this 2.5 hour guided kayak and snorkel tour. Your expert guide will take you on a 2-mile kayaking adventure through Makena Bay to see green sea turtles, tropical fish, and other marine sea wildlife endemic to Hawaii.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Kayak through Makena Bay to see Turtle Town, home to a high concentration of Hawaiian Green Sea turtles
  • Snorkel to top spots around the Bay to see the flourishing marine wildlife
  • Snacks and beverages are included on this tour
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 2.5 hour guided kayak tour
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snorkeling
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People prone to seasickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

• To find the meeting point, search "Makena Landing Maui" on Google or Apple maps. • If you're in the Makena Landing parking lot, with the ocean on the right, walk up over the little hill and you will see the kayaks. Alternatively, you can park at Maluaka Beach Parking Lot North and from there walk back towards Honoiki. • Once there, ask for South Pacific Kayaks.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15 AM and again at 10:30 AM. The early morning tour offers calmer waters and are perfect for beginner kayakers or can be sensitive to sea sickness. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to departure to get settled in. You will have access to a dry bag to keep your belongings dry while on the water. Anything that doesn't need to come with you in the water, please leave in your car. All kayaking and snorkel gear are provided on this tour, along with light snacks and beverages. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a towel, and sunscreen.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 178 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our guide was Andres. We had never kayaked before and decided as 2 overweight, out of shape adults and a child, to go kayaking. He was patient, helpful, funny and gave us a great experience. Above all else he was kind, knowledgeable and extremely nice with my child. Definitely one of the best experiences we had on Maui. We didn’t see turtles at the first stop so he took us to a 2nd and ensured we saw some turtles. He kept checking the level and time of the activity was okay with each and every one of us. The tour was fantastic and beautiful, the land and ocean beautiful, the animals majestic and the guide was absolutely the BEST and made our trip!

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4 August 2022

We were a family of 6 adults. Ages 28-65. I am 64, moderately out of shape so climbing back into kayak required assistance from guide. But I made it! We paid for the photography package our guide, Cody, offered for $60 and it was incredible! He caught some beautiful pictures of our group swimming under water and group shots of us together in kayaks. A memory I will treasure forever. We all love to swim and move our bodies so this was a great activity. Other groups were just kayaking or just snorkeling so this allowed us to do both. We recommend the early morning trip. It is cooler and waters are calmer. Also, water shoes seem like a must when walking down to kayak and up to road again. I had on flip flops and really struggled.

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31 July 2022

Our tour was initially canceled due to the weather, the swells were going to be massive. They let us know the day before and gave us the option of rescheduling for a different day. Jake was awesome! He took us out to 2 different spots to see if the water was clear enough to snorkel. He also pointed out different islands and gave us some history about each one. We held a sea urchin, saw a sea turtle swimming, and so many fishes. The reef was beautiful. We would do this again!

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21 July 2022

Product ID: 193313