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Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

1. 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. 

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Maui: Guided Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour

2. Maui: Guided Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour

Start the tour directly from the beach, where you’ll meet with your small group which will consist of a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people. Also meet your 2 certified tour guides, who will assist you throughout your tour. After a quick lesson and demonstration of how to operate the underwater sea scooters, the tour group will move on to one of the best local coral reef homes to Hawaiian sea life. Discover green sea turtles, starfish, butterfly fish, octopuses, rays, eels, and more. Throughout the tour, your guide will point out various species that inhabit the bay of Wailea Beach, and Turtle Town, and other local reefs. It is also possible to see manta rays and lots of turtles on any tour. Every trip is unique, as you will see different marine life each time. The area you will explore is remote and far from all the crowds, allowing for a more private experience.

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What people are saying about Wailea

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Our guide, John, was charismatic and knowledgeable. The kayaking was a blast and we got to kayak alongside dolphins! The snorkeling was also excellent, we saw a wide variety of fish and our guide found a huge sea turtle for us to see! Was overall an excellent tour and was the perfect amount of time. Would definitely recommend it and do it again ourselves next time we’re in Maui. Just FYI the whales are only around Jan-March.

John was our guide - his passion for his work is clearly evident and he took us to some of the best snorkeling locations we've been to. We were also fortunate to come across a pod of playful dolphins toward the end of our tour. What a pleasure to interact with all of these beautiful creatures. Highly recommend this tour, especially with John.

Had a blast without having to worry about the fatigue that comes with traditional snorkeling. Saw 3 sea turtles, eels, and an abundance of beautiful urchins and fish.

Super amazing experience! We were very lucky to spot 3 groups of the whales. John is very experienced and professional. He understands the whales’ movement!

Had a great adventure in a small group. My group spanned an age range from teens to 70 and we had a great experience.