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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: +1 808-270-3318
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Have you ever dreamed of snorkeling with a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or...

Have you ever dreamed of snorkeling with a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or paddling among North Pacific Humpback Whales during calving season? Well look no further as Aloha Kayaks Maui can turn your dreams into realities. We offer kayaking trips for all ages and abilities that lead you to some of the hidden jewels of Maui, all the while creating a minimal impact on our oceans. Years of experience and 5 star service is what you get when you book a trip with Aloha Kayaks Maui.

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Terrific Kayaking Experience

We have been kayaking in the past with companies but had never gone out into the ocean. We kayaked 5 to 6 miles and saw many whales, one just 8-10 from us!! We also got to hear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been kayaking in the past with companies but had never gone out into the ocean. We kayaked 5 to 6 miles and saw many whales, one just 8-10 from us!! We also got to hear a whale singing directly under our kayak!! Heard him without a mike. The photos that Peter took were awesome and we received a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Griff did an excellent job of imparting a bit of history, language and culture on this trip. Made us feel comfortable and save. We were not able to snorkel due to what he felt were unsafe conditions but we really appreciated this care. Saw lots of whales. For those interested, we are both older than 70 (but a young 70?).

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently decided to take a last minute tour and had Griff as my guide. I couldn't find Makena Landing (and it's VERY easy to find) but Griff responded to me so quickly that I was at the launch in minutes and was easily greeted with a big smile and a moment to take it all in. I haven't kayaked... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my wife and i did a private kayak trip with jason last week. very good experience. he really knew his history and gave us a ton of information regarding the islands, geography, wildlife, etc. very capable professional guide, obviously knew his stuff. we could have done a group trip but glad we chose the private option. digital pics provided after... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone out with Aloha Kayaks every year for about five years. All of the guides are great, and we have always had a memorable experience. Sometimes we see a hundred spinner dolphins, sometimes turtles, and other times it's all about the whales. However, Makena is becoming quite popular as a launching area, so the water can get crowded... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jason was our guide and his knowledge of the culture and the area, was outstanding. The great part is you pick what you want to do and where to go, Jason gives you the background and advice. You can paddle all day or snorkel in different spots within easy reach Whales up close in a kayak , nothing better, except... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went out with tour guide Griff between Christmas and New Years. It was mobbed with other tours, so lots of various crafts out on the water. There was no wind, so Griff took us out a good ways and we got a medium-close view of some whales. Didn't see any other kayak tours doing that. After that, turtle town... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Aloha Kayaks Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to write us such a positive review! Glad you had such a great time with Griff, he's the best in the industry for sure! Please be sure to look us up again next time you make it back to Maui! Aloha, Peter More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our guide Jason was super - made everyone feel safe and confident whether beginner or experienced, solo or tandem. Slow start from makena as many other tours start here, but once in the boats it was great. We saw tons of turtles, had fun snorkeling and paddling, and Jason took amazing photos above and under water. Great for all ages.... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Aloha Kayaks Maui, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review guys, Jason is awesome! Glad you opted for the photos as well, they always come out great! Aloha, Peter More 

Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Girlfriend and I had an amazing whale watching kayak tour with Peter as our guide. Right from the beginning he was very friendly and helpful in getting us into the water and kayaking like a pro. Throughout the tour he gave us lots of neat facts regarding the islands, the Hawaiian language, whales, etc. He was also very quick at... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Aloha Kayaks Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo for the great review! I was happy to be able to take you guys out there, lots of fun that day! I'll be here next time you make it out and we can explore some more! Aloha, Peter More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 (2 kids ages 11 and 7) absolutely loved our kayak tour. Griff was our guide. He was funny and very informative about Hawaiian culture, history and marine life. Our daughter (and us) got a wish fulfilled to swim with many sea turtles. Water clarity was excellent, the best we've experienced on Maui. Our only complaint was... More 

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Peter H, Owner at Aloha Kayaks Maui, responded to this review

Mahalo nui for your kind review guys! Griff is the best in the biz and it truly shows, thanks for coming out and we look forward to hosting you again next time you make it to beautiful Maui! Aloha, Peter More 

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