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South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters

PO Box 1965, Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
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Ranked #34 of 84 Activities in Kihei
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Type: Specialty Shops
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I greatly enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling on our honeymoon!! We did a five mile tour that was scheduled to depart from the Pali Sea Cliffs, but we instead launched from Makena Landing because of rough conditions near the Sea Cliffs. The five mile tour was very easy. The kayaking was slow and we spent a ton of... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had never kayak or snorkeled before. Our tour guide was Dan (Dan-O). He was so patient and gave me and the rest of my party a lot of instruction. He took us to an area that had a lot of activity including several sea turtles. They were within an arm's length away! I could not believe all the wonderful... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

There is not much to complain about when you are in Hawaii. And this trip was nothing to complain about, but I am just not sure it was worth the money. The kayaking was fun, the guide was nice, the first snorkeling spot was fine, but it was the second snorkeling spot that made it not great. It was so... More

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rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters, responded to this review

Aloha, Firstly thank you for joining us on an activity - we really do appreciate it. As we share the ocean with many other users, we unfortunately cannot control the volume of people at any given snorkel site. Sometimes the weather and winds dictate snorkel sites (or other variables such as kids, skills, etc.) not only for us but for... More

Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I originally booked the Pali Sea Cliff Discovery for 6/16/14 but they day before the trip, they asked if we could switch to the Makena Landing trip instead due to the wind. I appreciated that they were looking out for us so we could have the best experience. We were OK with the switch and have to... More

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My family and I had a great time. Our guide, Dan did a excellent job. Nobody in our party had ever kayaked before and 2 people were poor swimmers and apprehensive about the tour, especially snorkeling . Dan took his time and explained/demonstrated the whole process and made everyone feel at ease. Kayaking was great and snorkeling even better. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time kayaking with Rusty as our guide. We had naver been kayaking before and Rusty got us going with no problems. When it came time to snorkel we ended up on a reef full of turtles and tropical fish. The best 4 hours in Maui by far.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

My family/friends did the turtle reef tour. It was well worth the $69. We had Steve as our guide, we loved him. We saw many honu (green sea turtles) we also saw many different types of fish. Steve also found an octopus which we all got to touch and got to feel the tentacles stick to us. It was an... More

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This kayak and snorkeling tour was our favorite part of Maui... Our guide, Garrett, was very knowledgeable, fun, and well prepared. Snacks, drinks, and lunch were provided for no additional cost. I felt safe at all points during this tour, despite initially being afraid of snorkeling. He made sure we were well informed about safety, wildlife, and island culture. Since... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a wonderful kayak tour with Steve. We are a family with two teenage girls. On our tour there were two other couples, so very nice small and friendly group. Steve did a great job of getting us all set up and on the water in a very smooth and comfortable way. The paddling was enjoyable--enough to warm up,... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

You arrive at the launch point, park on the side of the road and then head off to find your guide. I was a little worried about finding our guy as only one of the trucks with kayaks in tow was marked but all of the guides are helpful and tell you where to go and who to talk to.... More

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