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South Pacific Kayaks & Outfitters

Address: PO Box 1965, Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
Phone Number: 808-875-4848
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$71*
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Ranked #38 of 99 Activities in Kihei
Type: Specialty Shops, Adventure
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Specialty Shops, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Spokane, Washington
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The concierge at my hotel booked this kayak trip for me on a day when I was stuck at the last minute with nothing else. The guide was very nice and friendly, but I downgrade the experience to two stars because I strongly disapprove of molesting the fauna: Several times he dove down and picked up sea urchins or other... More 

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

Aloha. Thank you for taking the time to write. We take all reviews, both positive and not so positive seriously as our guests really end up designing our tours. Listening we do!. Our guides are all water folks and each has some different characteristics in their guide style and manner in which they run their tours. We love this as... More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As I mentioned in my review of Maui Kayaks, South Pacific Kayaks came in and saved the day when Maui Kayaks cancelled on us at the last minute. We were immediately greeted by Rusty upon arrival, who was very friendly and helpful. The entire group ended up just being the four of us that had arrived together (there were another... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

First off - a huge thank you to Dan for making our first ocean kayaking experience so memorable!! We showed up at the designated spot, both excited and nervous ... My husband has a phobia about being in water where he couldn't touch bottom and I am sometimes claustrophobic, but Dan did everything possible to put us at ease. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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baltimote
1 review
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
1 review
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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