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Maui: Eco-Friendly Molokini and Turtle Town Tour with Lunch

1. Maui: Eco-Friendly Molokini and Turtle Town Tour with Lunch

Discover the underwater worlds of Molokini crater and Turtle Arches on this cruise from Maui. Get instruction on how to snorkel before exploring the reef. Learn about this biodiverse environment from professional naturalists. Eat a delicious breakfast before starting your trip. Enjoy a continental breakfast including pastries, fruit, and coffee before sailing out to Molokini. Molokini, Maui’s iconic crescent-shaped islet, is a beautiful reef known for its crystal clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish, and resting seabirds. A protected marine conservation area, this volcanic crater is only accessible by boat with a certified tour operator and is the #1 snorkeling destination in Maui. Learn about the history and nature of your surroundings and the efforts being made to protect the ocean here.  Following your time at Molokini, head to Turtle Arches and enjoy a bonus snorkel site with its underwater lava formations and frequent turtle sightings. Watch for sea turtles, eels, octopi, and other reef fish. Once you are done snorkeling and have worked up an appetite, enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of grilled chicken, burgers, and salad before heading back to Ma'alaea Harbor.

Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

2. Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

On this premier tour you will have a full morning of kayaking and snorkeling in Maui’s beautiful south coast. Anyone needing more water time, snorkeling and sunshine, this 4-mile paddle is the trip you're looking for. Expect a full morning of kayaking, exceptional snorkeling, reef life, beautiful corals, and turtles everywhere. Based on the weather and ocean currents, your expert tour guide will adjust your trip to either be more kayaking or more snorkeling to ensure the best excursion. In this small group setting, you will have more time to be in the water and see more marine wildlife! Before the action begins, you will receive an orientation with your guides, ensuring that you have all the appropriate snorkel and kayaking gear you require. During your guided tour you will get to stop at 2-3 prime snorkeling spots. These spots have been chosen to maximize your chances of seeing beautiful underwater marine life. You will also have the chance to enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages throughout the day, provided by your friendly and informative guides.

Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

3. Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

Kayak through Maui's blue ocean to embark on a whale watching adventure. This tour provides a perspective like no other. Gliding along the water, you will be eye-level with the ocean and can see the marine wildlife up-close and personal. After checking in, your expert guide will provide hands on instruction on how to manage your kayak, from landing, launching, paddling and how to get in and out for the snorkeling component. This tour features "sit on top" kayaks which makes for easy-on/easy-off access. Your guide will launch each kayak, setting you out into the great blue sea. As a group on the water, your guide will brief you about whats planned and where you will visit. To begin your adventure, you will paddle out to search for whales (whales are seasonal here and populations vary yearly). Along the way, your local guide will share island stories, information, folklore, and more. When the whales appear, you will have the opportunity to paddle along at a safe distance. Your guide will be well versed in "whale", and can explain and share each behavior that the whales are presenting. These whales migrate back to the Maui Channel each year to mate, give birth, and nurture their calves.  After whale watching, your group will paddle back to the shoreline along the reef to enjoy some snorkeling. The reef system in Hawaii is amazing, and will provide you with the opportunity to see many unique and fun things. The highlight for most is Hawaii's "Hono" or Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. They are abundant in this area, making it one of the best spots in Hawaii to see them. Upon the end of the trip, your guide will re-huddle just off the beach, calling each kayak back in to land individually. 

South Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hike and Snorkel Excursion

4. South Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hike and Snorkel Excursion

Take a ride around the South Side of Maui on a Radpower electric bike. Avoid the traffic and parking and stop and start as you wish. Access hiking trails, snorkel on the beach, and breeze through the crowds without any pedaling necessary. Choose from a selection of itineraries upon arrival. Hike gorgeous areas like the Wailea Coastal Trail, Kamaole beach, and South Kihei. Bike from spot to spot and snorkel the famous beaches of Mokapua, Ulua, Polo, or Wailea. Witness the stunning ocean wildlife, view Hawaiin sea turtles, and watch the shimmering tropical fish. Enjoy south Maui at a cruising pace, how it's meant to be.

Maui: Waterfalls Tour with Kayaking, Snorkeling and Hiking

5. Maui: Waterfalls Tour with Kayaking, Snorkeling and Hiking

Start your day in the Makena Landing Beach Park on the south side of Maui. Grab a kayak and paddle over the waves beneath the warm Hawaii sun.  Dive in and take the plunge as you snorkel in crystal clear waters. Be sure to be on the lookout for Hawaii's famous Green Sea Turtles grazing at the bottom or floating at the surface. Head for the lush rainforest and cross through the scenic green landscape. Once you arrived at the waterfalls you can jump off the cliffs and then relax in the pools below.

Maui: Turtle Town Private Kayak & Snorkel Tour

6. Maui: Turtle Town Private Kayak & Snorkel Tour

Come enjoy a perfect morning on the water kayaking and snorkeling on this tour of Maui's picturesque Turtle Town in Kihei, no experience necessary. Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) and enjoy panoramic views. Start your tour with a brief lesson about fish identification followed by a paddle lesson. Then, it's right onto the water to start your adventure. See views of Mauna Haleakalā, Kahalawai, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai. After a scenic paddle through Makena Bay to the snorkel destination, it's time to drop anchor and go on a guided reef tour. Once in the water, cruise around at your own pace as you enjoy the colorful coral, beautiful fish, and turtles. After snorkeling and sightseeing under the colorful waters, it's back to the kayaks for water and snacks. Then, paddle back to the beach to finish your tour. Benefit from free photos taken during the tour to remember your experience.

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What people are saying about Kihei

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The guides are AMAZING! They are so knowledgeable about the natural, political and cultural history of the land, and they knew the best snorkel spots and waterfall pools to swim in. I was a solo traveler and I felt so welcome throughout. It was my first time kayaking, and they took good care to make sure I felt confident in what to do. The hike was accessible for a range of abilities, but they are not kidding about footwear! You will be fording many streams and traversing slick rocky terrain, so heed the caution! Also, given the lush tree cover and cold fresh water pools, you may want to pack a sweatshirt along with your towel if you plan to swim (and I definitely recommend that you do!) as it can get pretty chilly once you are wet! Whether this is your first time to Maui, or you are a returning traveler, this is not to be missed :)

I highly recommend this tour! John was an excellent tour guide, and took us to a super nice spot that was sort of off the trail, but we ended up seeing many turtles (6? and many surfaced next to us), many fish, and an octopus! John was really fun to talk to, informative, and was basically everything I'd want out of a guide!

We had an amazing time. Derek from Kellie Tours was very patient even when our kayak flipped over 3 times. He made sure to fix the kayak before we returned to the beach. Tim with Hike Maui was also amazing. He gave us a great history of what we saw in the rainforest. He also gave us tips about local places to try

Great trip, wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable. Saw amazing whales and snorkeled with the sea turtles. Felt very safe with our amazing guide. The trip was Epic!

We love Snorkel Steve. He is a professional guide, for sure. We loved the adventure!