South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles

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South Maui Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Turtles
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Paddle out along the shores of Makena on the south side of Maui for a guided, 3-hour kayak and snorkeling adventure in an area with green sea turtles. Enjoy the calm, clear water, with great views of Haleakala National Park and the majestic West Maui Mountains along the way. Plus, the turtle sightings are guaranteed on this small-group tour — not to mention whales in the winter and pods of dolphins from time to time. All snorkeling gear plus fresh Maui Gold pineapple and bottled water are included.
  • Kayak and snorkel on the south side of Maui
  • Enjoy calm, clear water with beautiful scenery
  • Turtle sightings are guaranteed
  • Look for whales and dolphins
  • Snorkeling gear included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Makena Road
    Makena Rd, Hawaii 96753, USA

    Makena Landing Beach Park Address: Makena RdKihei, HI 96753 Directions: Hono'iki St Return point: Returns to original departure point

Start time

07:15 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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Griff was an amazing guide and gave more than just snorkeling, but an amazing history of the island. I would 100% recommend this to anyone!


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Great tour! Knowledgeable...
Nicole_W, Apr 2022
Great tour! Knowledgeable and fun tour guide. Snorkeling was amazing and we finally got to see sea turtles.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
There is very few things better than starting your day on Maui snorkeling with the beautiful Hawaiian Green sea turtles!
One word…Amazing!
czjch7bhp2, Apr 2022
Griff was an amazing guide and gave more than just snorkeling, but an amazing history of the island. I would 100% recommend this to anyone!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
So glad you guys had such a good time during your tour with Aloha Kayaks Maui!
Excellent morning on the water with a fun and knowledgeable guide!
Heather_V, Jan 2022
Great experience. Griff is personable, knowledgeable, safety-conscious, and overall just fun. We were unable to snorkel on our particular trip because of water conditions, but it was no big deal - we appreciated that Griff had safety in mind and shared his concerns about snorkeling. Everyone on our tour was in agreement to follow his recommendation. Before we got to the area that would have been the snorkeling portion of the trip, we went out in the channel to look for whales - and we saw several, include a baby. Griff positioned us to get great views of the whales while also respecting their space. It was fun to have some history and culture thrown in as well. Overall, it was a great way to spend a morning!
Great excursion !
Andrea_M, Oct 2021
Griff was an excellent tour guide. He had a wealth of knowledge and we were fully entertained during the Kayak portion. I loved kayaking and then snorkeling. My husband and I would definitely do again!
Great time!
Dana_A, Sep 2021
Our guide was wonderful, giving us history and knowledge of Hawaiian culture, keeping the ocean clean for others. We felt safe in his care and helped find turtles to see. I would definitely go again and again! Thank you so much!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thanks for the kind words. I truly think it's vital to spend some time learning about the Hawaiian culture during your visit to the islands. I am thankful you appreciated that aspect of my tour. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Amazing kayaking and snorkeling trip
Alaina_T, Aug 2021
Amazing company! Our guide was so knowledgeable and personable. He made our trip fun and memorable. We saw at least 5 turtles! There were no other tour groups with us, so we had the reefs to ourselves! Great job! I would highly recommend this tour!
Blanca_T, Jul 2021
Our kayak-Snorkeling with turtles was amazing! Our tour was scheduled to meet at 7:15 am and Griff, our tour guide, was already waiting for us ready, full of enthusiasm meeting everyone scheduled with him that morning. Griff was full of knowledge, illustrations, gracious and funny, he made the two hours fell like 30 minutes. All the information he gave us was educational and well thought. He was alway making sure we were safe while enjoying our time, answering every question and nurturing our minds with information about our surroundings. By the time me and my goddaughter left, we had a better sense of the Hawaiian and sea culture!!! Thank you Griff, Hasta Pronto!
Fantastic experience
Brian_F, Jun 2021
10/10, guide was knowledgeable, helpful, and informative. You could tell he had a deep respect for the nature and culture of Hawaii. Got to see tons of wildlife, saw 4-5 turtles. My wife and I have never snorkeled before, and we had a blast. One of our favorite excursions on the island.
Fantastic kayak and snorkel tour!
Karyl_V, May 2021
Griff was a fantastic tour guide and wealth of knowledge throughout the entire tour. He had a wonderful personality and presentation style and answered every little question any of us had about Hawaii, the sea life we observed, himself and anything else. It was one of my and my two grown children’s favorite excursions. He offered waterproof bags to put valuables in which was a nice plus so we could take phone, money and other items with us. Speaking of money, he made this tour totally worth the money and I gave him a big tip afterwards as everyone should when your tour guide adds so much value to your experience. Thank you Griff for a great morning on the ocean!
Great customer service
Fatima_A, Apr 2021
My review is based on customer service. Our tour was canceled due to wind and I appreciated the early call, apology, and immediate full refund. I hope to book it again in the future because it’s exactly what I was looking for.
We saw sea turtles and a shark!
Abby_R, Dec 2020
We had an amazing time with Griff as our guide (although he wasn’t that funny.... juuuust kidding, he was hilarious but I joked I would write that in his review!!) my two kids ages 8 and 10 each went with me and my husband and sat in the front of the kayak. It was a total of 3 miles altogether. We saw some whale tails on our way out. We needed up snorkeling close to a rock wall where turtles love to be. We saw three sea turtles, a white tipped reef shark, and then gobs of different fish among the coral. They have dry bags so you can bring your phone along the way for photos and they provide you with snorkel gear and life vests. Griff was extremely knowledgeable about Maui culture and ocean life. And he was very engaging to the kids and keeping them involved!
We booked this at the last minute...
Daniel E, Nov 2016
We booked this at the last minute the night before and luckily it was only me and my wife with the instructor. It was awesome the level of knowledge he had. He showed us and explained to us many things that we were amazed about the area and the marine life. There were many fishes and beautiful Corals and we even saw several turtles within just feet from us. The price was higher than expected at first, but well worth the spent. The instructor was very sweet and helpful as well to my and my pregnant wife. We would definitely think of doing this again! Thank you!
Great tour! Michelle and Jamie were...
Ann K, Jun 2016
Great tour! Michelle and Jamie were amazing guides. Beautiful scenery, green sea turtles, many fish species. Ocean was calm for paddling our kayak. Great small tour 1 family of 4 plus our 2. Recent weather had washed out the beach but we all did well , no hulis!
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