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Makena Turtle Town Adventure - Maui Kayaks

Tour Highlights:
  • Kayak and snorkel tour along the South Maui Coastline of Makena.
  • Departs Makena Landing
  • 2.5 - 3 hours total including paddling and snorkeling
  • 8 paddlers
  • Single or tandem kayaks
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Tour/Activity Rates

Retail (Before taxes/fees)

Our Price (Before taxes/fees)*

Paddlers 5 and Up
Private 4+ Per Person
Private 2-3 Per Person

Today's Prices are shown. To request a reservation please select a Day and Time from the calendar below.
Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

This south Maui kayak and snorkel eco-adventure is perfect for families and kids 5 and up! Enjoy the calm and clear waters of Turtle Town where our amazing guides will take you on a private wildlife snorkel tour where you will encounter an abundance of green sea turtles, occasional dolphin sightings, and dozens of vibrant tropical species of fish. Snorkel at 1 or 2 sites, ocean conditions permitting.
Operates: Daily at 7:15 am and 10:45 am. Check-in 15 minutes prior. Later tour is for experienced paddlers only and requires a 4 guests minimum.
Departure Point: Approximately 50 yards south of Makena Landing Park on Makena Road. When tour is booked, detailed directions are provided on guest voucher.
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours (includes 15 to 20 minutes for a safety briefing and approximately 1.25 hour of snorkeling, 1.5 hours of paddling).
Equipment: Single or tandem kayaks, life jackets and snorkel gear.
Capacity: 8 guests per guide. Minimum of 4 people to reserve the 10:30 am tour. Up to 50 guests, with advanced notice.
Light snacks and bottled water.

Inclusions: Guide, safety briefing, all necessary quality single or tandem kayaks and snorkeling gear and safety equipment. Snacks and water. Snorkeling at 2 locations.
Exclusions: Sunscreen and drybag for personal belongings are suggested but not provided. Required footwear.
Activity Departs From: Activities that depart from the "South Shore" of Maui that includes the towns of Kihei, Wailea and Makena.
Boat Size: The boat is fifteen feet long or less.
Boat Type: Paddle your own or shared kayak.
Destination or Viewing Opportunity: Activities that go to the "South Side" of Maui coastline and the towns of Kihei, Wailea and Makena. This excursion takes you to the reef off-shore of Maui that is known as "Turtle Town".
Diving Tour Type: Participate in snorkeling.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Groups and Corporate Events: This activity will accommodate large groups and corporate events.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Harbor Departure Point: Activities that depart from Makena Landing on coastline just past town of Wailea.
Kayaking Tour Type: Kayak in the ocean.
Maximum Capacity: This activity has a maximum capacity seven to fifteen people.
Maximum Passenger Weight: Participants combined total body weight of 500lbs or more are not permitted on this activity.
Pride of America Cruise Ship Compatible: To Successfully attend these activities from a cruise ship, a rental vehicle or taxi is required.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. Everyone must bring identification. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses. We recommend that everyone in your group brings swimwear, sun protection, towel and a small bag to keep your things organized.
Restrictions: The minimum age to participate in this activity is 5 years old. Later morning tour is for advanced paddlers only and is not recommended for all levels. Teva or reef shoes are required. There is a maximum weight limit of 500 lbs for tandem kayaks. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy for 1 to 9 guests, 7 days for 10 or more. This means that once you're within 48 hours or 7 days respectively of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

Norwegian Cruise Line -Pride of America Cruise Ship: Maui Kayaks do not pick you up directly at the cruise ship but you can get to this ride via rent-a-car that can be arranged by Tom Barefoot's Tours that will pick you up at the cruise ship dock. This kayak ride can be set up for the Monday of your cruise itinerary.

There have been 2 reviews written about the Makena Turtle Town Adventure with Maui Kayaks.

Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5

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Cheryl Dorn
Every aspect of our Kayak and snorkeling adventure on Christmas morning with John was GREAT! From his greeting and prepping to the final docking of kayaks after our excursion, he made our day! John is a people person, knowledgeable both in his craft and of hawaii - not to mention being able to relate to and manage a group as diverse as ours was. Fun conversation, great execution and heartfelt effort to insure a wonderful time for my family and others in our group. Please thank him again for us - Mahalo Mahalo Maholo - the Dorn Family

Rita Fuja
This was an amazing excursion! We saw so many turtles starting from the first minute we were in our kayaks. We snorkeled for at least an hour and saw probably about 20 turtles up close and personal! Our guide, John Shapell, was awesome - very friendly and encouraging. He also took some amazing pictures of our group that we purchased for a very reasonable fee of only $85 for our group of 9. He sent us a link a few days later to over 500 pictures! We had go pros with us and took our own pictures but his were ten times better! Definitely worth the money. I'm not sure if all guides do this or not but I would definitely ask for John if you want some great pictures of your trip. I will say that if you have never kayaked before or have younger children, the kayaking might be a little difficult. One mom and daughter in our group had to be towed by the guide. It is ocean kayaking so can be a little more difficult than lake or river kayaking.

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