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Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 91.40 per person

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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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.

  • 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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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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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

4.7 /5

based on 158 reviews

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We had booked the 10:30am but they called to see if I wanted the 7am tour and I’m glad we switched! Besides getting launched, which was somewhat exciting due to the swell coming in, it went fine because our guide jake made sure we went when it was safe. E didn’t have to kayak very far to get to the snorkel spot, he gave us interesting tidbits about the area along the way. We did see turtles and some fish! It was a bit murky even so the turtles were amazing! He provided a cold drink and granola bar once back in the kayak. It was just enough for me, I was ready to get back on land. I would recommend for tourists who want a bit of water fun but not too much! Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and wear sunscreen.

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June 23, 2022

We had an EXCELLENT time kayaking and snorkeling with Scuba Steve! He was such a great communicator, fun and knowledgeable. We were pretty nervous at first but he quickly put us at ease. We saw and swam with 5 or 6 turtles!!! It was amazing! He even went above and beyond and took pictures of us :) I would highly recommend South Pacific kayaks and Scuba Steve!!!

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June 18, 2022

Andres was an amazing tour guide. He was very informative and wanted us all to get the most out of this experience. He ensured we were all safe and took lots of photos for us. It was truly a remarkable experience, one my family and I will cherish for a long time!

June 9, 2022

Product ID: 193313