Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle

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Kayak and Snorkel South Shore Turtle

From $118.84

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Maui’s South Shore on a 2.5- or 4.5-hour snorkel and kayak tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll paddle through the scenic Makena Bay on your choice of single or tandem kayaks. Then, take a dip in the water and explore the underwater world on a snorkel tour. Keep your eyes peeled for green sea turtles and other bright marine life. This family-friendly excursion is suitable for all skill levels, and your guide will provide paddling instructions as needed. Lunch is also included on the 4.5-hour option.
  • Snorkel and kayak adventure in Makena Bay
  • Close encounters with marine life including green sea turtles
  • Great fun for amateurs as well as professionals
  • Snorkel equipment included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides
  • Quality late model ocean touring kayaks
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Light refreshments
  • Life Jackets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off NOT included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 5180 Makena Alanui
    5180 Makena Alanui, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

    GOOGLE / APPLE Map "Makena Landing". **** DO NOT go to any residential address. From Makena Landing parking lot, with ocean on right, walk up over little hill - ask for Kelii's Kayak

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

No experience is necessary on this kayak and snorkeling adventure. If desired, your guide will provide beachside paddling instruction before you launch into the water. You’ll head along Maui’s southern shore, past Little Beach and Big Beach, out towards La Perouse Bay. Admire the scenic views from the water while your guide provides commentary about the island. 

Then, hit the water! Snap on your snorkel gear and peer into the exotic marine life below. Glide past colorful coral reef, schools of fish and a green sea turtle or two. If you’re up for the 4.5-hour excursion, lunch will be provided along the way.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A maximum of ~ 10 paddlers per guide.
  • Paddling distance for 2.5 hour tour is very leisurely. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Featured review
This was such a great tour! We can’t say enough about our guide Tyler. It is obvious he loves the area and did such a good job sharing his knowledge with us. We were worried it might be cool to snorkel early in the am. But it was plenty warm. The shorter tour we picked was the perfect amount of time to snorkel and enjoy the time on the water. We would definitely book with this group again!


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So much fun
Heather_M, Dec 2023
Kyle was an awesome guide and went out of his way to help us feel safe and try new things. It was a great day. Saw lots of new turtles.
Had great time
Manjunatha_R, Sep 2023
We had a great time , Nicolas was such a friendly guide , he took us to perfect spot to watch Turtles
Great fun
Sherry_B, Aug 2023
Knowledge guide. I had no previous experience with kayaking or snorkeling. It was novice friendly. It was a small group with all ages. Everyone looked like they were enjoying the experience.
Kayak fun and snorkeling with turtles!
Glenda_T, Jun 2023
This was an exciting trip kayaking out in the ocean. We anchored the kayak, then jumped out to snorkel. Immediately we saw beautiful coral, lots of fish, and watched the small fish cleaning the turtles. It was an incredible sight! We loved this experience!
Fun tour, but a little over priced for what it was
Tamara_L, Mar 2023
It was fun to go kayaking and snorkeling with the family in a small group! Guide gave us some neat information about Hawaii, and we saw sea turtles, some cool fish and an eel. That being said, we hardly went anywhere in our kayaks, we were hoping to do a lot more paddling and explore more and the snorkeling was right near the shore which we could have done on our own - we thought we would be kayaking to somewhere remote to snorkel.
Great Experience
Navdeep_B, Jan 2023
Tyler was a fantastic guide and was very patient with the entire party. It was a great experience and would recommend to folks coming to Maui.
Got to see a sea turtle...
Francisco_C, Oct 2022
Got to see a sea turtle during snorkeling activity!! Guide was excellent. Only issue was meet up location. They can be more clear on that.
Awesome experience!
Matthew_J, Aug 2022
Great guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Took us to some great areas to see the sea turtles and lots of fish. Great experience!
Awesome adventure
Evan_J, Aug 2022
John was the best guide on any activity we have ever had. This trip was the highlight of our vacation.
Snorkel and Kayak FuN
Kelly_M, Jul 2022
Great family trip with a very knowledgeable and fun guide, John. We saw a lot of sea turtles and creatures. Fun for all ages!
Good trip
Ashley_C, Jul 2022
Experience was great, but didn’t really vibe with the guide’s personality. Would have preferred someone who took their time with all the instructions.
Hannah_Y, Jun 2022
Tyler was an incredible guide! He was so knowledgeable about the island and the history of Hawaii. Tyler knew all of the best spots and we ended up seeing around 20 sea turtles and other incredible wildlife during our time! We loved our experience and would absolutely recommend!
Trip Highlight
tiffanym, Jun 2022
Seeing and swimming right next to the turtles was absolutely amazing and an unforgettable experience. It took a few minutes to find the area with turtles, but once we did we saw 4-5 at a time. Our instructor, Tyler, was so patient and kind! It was my first time kayaking and second time snorkeling and Tyler was very informative, told all of us to take our time, and kept pointing out the turtles when they came to the surface. Overall, it was an amazing time and a highlight of our trip!
Kayak and snorkeling with Tyler
Nancy_L, Jun 2022
Our guide Tyler was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and helpful for beginners the whole time. I was not good at snorkeling and he towed be around as I looked in the water to see turtles and fish! Thank you for making it so memorable!
Super chill and fun!
Jessica_M, Apr 2022
We had Derek as our guide and he was great! The kayaking portion was easy and fun. We also saw several sea turtles in the spot that we were guided to. Def recommend!
Fun ride but not worth the photo package
Pratima_G, Apr 2022
Gorgeous scenery but too much talking and not enough kayaking and snorkeling from the guide. Also, he offered an extra photo package and there were barely any pics of us in the water. Bit disappointed since we paid a lot
Terrific Time in Turtle Town!
Elizabeth_D, Mar 2022
Turtle Town was better than we’d ever imagined it would be. Turtles everywhere! Our guide, Cody was the best. Our daughter is an introvert and typically takes awhile to get comfortable with new people and experiences but he was able to pull her out of her shell and give her amazing memories from this dive.
Great time!
Kristin_S, Mar 2022
So many turtles! Weather was great, turtles plentiful. Our guide, Cody, was knowledgeable and enjoyable!
Will come again!
Cindi_N, Mar 2022
I had a wonderful time and would love to go again! Our guide was very friendly but could have been more helpful for those who were unfamiliar with using a kayak. Other than that, he was great!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Appreciate you giving us feedback. We welcome all levels and so this will be helpful. Mahalo.
A must especially during whale season!
Mariana_C, Mar 2022
We had an amazing time, l highly recommend this tour especially it you’re visiting Maui during whale season. Our guide Tyler was the best, he walked us through everything and made us very comfortable. Be sure to wear a hat a sunglasses, but bring only the essencials with you (stuff is going to get wet). We got to see whales really close to us, and of course many turtles when snorkeling. 10/10 experience

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