Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4.7 / 5

31 Reviews

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

From US$ 84 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.

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Small group
Limited to 10 participants
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Duration 3 hours
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  • 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. On this group kayaking tour, 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 thru April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth.
  • 2.5 Hour guided kayak tour
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snorkeling at 2 top sites
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Gratuity
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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Makena Landing, Maui, Hawaii 96753 Free parking available at Beach Park.

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  • This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15am and again at 10:30am. 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 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Loved our experience. Would have been perfect, thought my wife and I got a little seasick. Just take steps to avoid that. Anyway, our guide, Matt, was excellent. Lots of nice details about the island and what to expect. We did the early morning tour and would recommend it, as the waves are not an issue. Saw plenty of fish while snorkeling and also some sea turtles. Amazing views underwater. You're not allowed to touch the turtles, so I got worried because one almost touched me because it swam so close to me. Park in the lot and then walk a little to get to the launch site. Make sure you ask for South Pacific Kayaks and not Turtle Town, because they are the local provider.

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November 17, 2019

This was super fun. I love kayaking and this was a great easy tour. We went out in the 7AM tour which was great cause the ocean was calm so made it more relaxing. Our tour guide Deja was absolutely amazing. She was super knowledgeable, friendly and fun. She brought us to the best spots and explained all the sea life we were seeing. Would definitely recommend!

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September 7, 2019

Having never been kayaking or in the ocean, this was one of the best tours that my husband and I have ever been on. The group was small and our guide, Matt was very knowledgeable and made my husband and I feel completely at ease. He took us away from the other tour groups which allowed for a great snorkeling experience. We saw lots of turtles and other fish and had plenty of time to explore. Matt is a true conservationist and is highly trained in ocean safety. We will definitely book this tour again when we return!

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April 6, 2019

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