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South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters

PO Box 1965, Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
808-875-4848
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Ranked #31 of 75 activities in Kihei
Type: Specialty Shops
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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English first
Wakefield, Rhode Island
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

While on vacation in Wailea, I decided to go kayaking with South Pacific Kayaks and Outfitters. I had a really awesome time!! Our guide Garrett (if I remember correctly his name) was really friendly, made us laugh, had good knowledge on kayaking, safety measures, whales and just about Maui or Hawaii in general. We were able to see beautiful whales... More

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My husband and I did a whale watching kayak excursion with Garret on February 24th. He was super friendly, had a great sense of humor, was extremely knowledgeable about ocean safety, whales, Maui in general and about kayaking (which was good since he is a kayak guide!)! We had a blast trying to find whales and he had us stay... More

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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

First of all, Captain Steve is a former Marine. That having been said, if you understand the military, you will understand Captain Steve. We've read in other posts that he is gruff, but that only because he wants to make sure you are kept safe. He was very careful, knowledgeable and a great guide. At no time did we feel... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I had a terrific time today, kayaking with the whales. Our guide, Garret, was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and safety-focused. He had all sorts of interesting information about kayaks, the ocean, Maui, and especially about the whales. While other kayaking groups chased all over and then left the area, apparently without seeing enough whales, Garret knew where we... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I used a tandem kayak and had a very enjoyable paddle. We got closer to the whales in the kayaks than we did in the whale watching tour boat in Lahaina. Our guide was excellent and very careful with safety issues going out to sea and returning. Highly recommended.

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Maui, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My husband and I did the Pali sea cliff kayak tour. It was really fun. A lot more snorkeling than I expected which was fine but I would have preferred more of a kayak adventure, taking the kayaks to see things above sea too. Our guide was great... Very knowledgable and very friendly. My husband loved it too. Overall, very... More

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

Aloha, Thanks for sharing. We try our best to balance the components of the tour with consideration given to conditions, guests strengths, etc. This can sometimes be a challenge with group tours are you might expect. your guides try their best to balance the trip out - and please so not be shy and share this with them when checking... More

Ontario
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Tiki Team Adventures and South Pacific Kayak company offer the adventure called, "Kayaking Maui's Pali Sea Cliff Discovery", and we participated on the morning of Dec. 23, 2013. Our guide, Garrett, was knowledgeable, patient and competent. The kayaking was challenging due to fairly windy and wavy conditions, but Garrett inspired us with confidence and his experienced leadership. The snorkeling was... More

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