Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui

Kihei, United States
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Maximize your chances of seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles on this small-group kayak and snorkel tour. Paddle from Makena toward Turtle Town, a snorkeling location along the island’s southern coast, and explore the calm, clear water to spot these beloved marine animals.
  • Sea turtle kayaking and snorkeling tour: Great opportunity to see turtles
  • Spot other marine wildlife such as manta rays and dolphins
  • Small-group tour (maximum eight): Provides a personalized experience with a guide
  • Includes bottled water, snacks, and all necessary equipment

What's Included

  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Makena Landing Park
    5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

Start time

07:00 AM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years old
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled because of poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. *****
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
We loved being so close to the Humpback whales and snorkeling in the clear waters. Andres was very personable as our guide and went out of his way to make the experience memorable for us. We would recommend the kayaking experience for anyone who is in Maui.


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Chilling with the whales
Maria_D, Feb 2024
Ended up only couple and got private tour. Witnessed incredible whale activity from the water level. Our guide was exactly what we needed and wish for in a guide. Very chill and seemed to adjust his energy to the level we were at. Such an enjoyable morning on the water with the multi talented Javier! Thank you
Not the best snorkeling I’ve experienced
Michelle_H, Dec 2023
Our guide Andreas was so much fun. It was kind of hard because we had a family with us with a younger boy, who didn’t want to paddle out quite as far as we wanted to see whales. Didn’t see many fish didn’t see any turtles, but we did have a good time.
Memorable Experience
Jessica_B, Dec 2023
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with John - we saw so many turtles and he captured some amazing photos of us on and in the water. Definitely a most memorable experience and highly recommended!
100% two thumbs up!
Amber_M, Dec 2023
Andrea was a fantastic guide. He led a party of eight, which is not an easy task. He was very energetic and fun. We had an early tour and needed the upbeat energy. The tour was safe and fun. The pictures and experience is unbelievable!
Denise_D, Dec 2023
We had a great time. Perfect weather, beautiful location. Our guide Andre's was terrific with everyone and made sure we saw the turtles. A perfect combination of kayaking and snorkeling.
Miva_V, Dec 2023
Andres was our fabulous guide. He made sure to take plenty of photos for us. This is not our first time with this company. Every time has been its own experience and we will keep coming back. Thanks, fellas!
Fun experience
Tam_D, Nov 2023
Andreas was great, had very positive energy & informative and conscientious about our safety . He provided information about the coral reefs and cave and where to snorkel to see the turtles. Unfortunately, the waves got a bit too crazy so our trip was cut short but had a great time kayaking and snorkeling in the beautiful warm waters.
So much fun!
Jackie_R, Nov 2023
So much fun! Guide was very nice and accommodating. Felt very safe since it was my first time snorkeling. Weather was amazing for November.
The turtles were amazing....
Deborah_M, Nov 2023
The turtles were amazing. The guide, John, was great! Knowledgeable, fun and genuinely interested in us all having a great experience.
Perfect for us
pierresamson60, Nov 2023
We had a great time. The guide was very kind and gave a lot of information, everything was safe for everyone in the small group. We are beginners in snorkeling . the service offered suited us perfectly
Perfect turtle trip
Paula_R, Oct 2023
We saw so many turtles, I stopped counting them! I loved that tour and can recommend it 100%! John is also a very professional tour guide who makes you feel comfortable in and on the water.
Amazing adventure!
Melissa_W, Oct 2023
Adrienne was an excellent guide! He was very knowledgeable about the area. The coral and sea life that we saw was nothing short of amazing!
Great time kayaking with family
Jose_A, Oct 2023
It was an amazing experience!! We had a really great time with family and I can say that our guide John was really nice, funny and friendly. We really recommend it, you will have a really great time doing kayaking!!
An absolute MUST!
Jodi_O, Oct 2023
This kayaking and snorkeling experience was one of my favorite things to do in Maui. I’m so excited about learning to snorkel and kayaking, and Andres was an amazing guide along with Raul.
MUST do in Maui.
Riley_P, Sep 2023
Hands down the most amazing thing we did while in Maui. Our guide John was incredible and made the experience easy and fun! Swimming and snorkeling with 6 sea turtles in the ocean will be something I always remember!
Turtle Town fun
Staci_L, Sep 2023
Our kayaking/snorkeling with Andres was excellent! He was funny, nice, and had lots of information about the turtles to share. He knew right where they’d be. Highly recommend him as your guide, and this excursion.
Great Time!
Elmira_V, Sep 2023
This tour was a lot of fun!! Our tour guide, John, was very helpful and informative. My family had a great time on this trip and I urge everyone to do it!
Great excursion. Book it now!
Jeffrey_N, Sep 2023
John was a great host & guide. He was really great with proper instructions on getting into and out of the kayak as well as using the snorkeling gear. This is a perfect tour for first time kayakers and snorklers - as well as those who have done it before. John was very personable and informative during the tour. We learned a lot about the local beaches, reefs, and marine life. We even received some excellent restaurant recommendations. Book this excursion now.
100% worth it!
Erica_D, Sep 2023
Best experience of our trip to Maui! Our guide, Shappie (spelling?), was enthusiastic and friendly. The trip is more snorkeling than kayaking. We saw several turtles. Paid extra for our guide to take photos, and he didn't disappoint! We also appreciated that the location allowed those of us who aren't strong swimmers to wear life jackets and still see everything well. 10/10!
Super fun!
Chris_R, Sep 2023
I would 100% recommend this snorkel trip. Our guide did a great job at finding turtles and all kinds of marine life that we wanted to see. He was very knowledgeable about the biology and geology of the reefs we were exploring. He was also very good at recognizing our abilities and helping us get the most out of our experience while staying within our limits.

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