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Address: Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
Phone Number: 808-875-4848
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Snorkel Kayak Trip- Makena Beach

We had a great day snorkeling and kayaking at Makena Beach. Our trip was scheduled to take off from Ukumehame Beach but winds were terrible making conditions dangerous. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Trav S
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great day snorkeling and kayaking at Makena Beach. Our trip was scheduled to take off from Ukumehame Beach but winds were terrible making conditions dangerous. Our guide, Jake, gave us the option of backing our or taking off from Makena Beach instead. We are glad we went ahead with the trip. Weather was great and Jake was... More 

Thank Trav S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Awesome and very skillful Jake. Loved to do snorkle and kayaking. Nice to see turtles and different kinds of fish... Will do it again with Jake!!!

Thank deys513
Lakeport, CA
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A nice day of kayaking and snorkeling with Jake, he did an awesome job as our guide. I thought the fish count was lower than last time we did this trip, but I don't know if it is just the time of the year we went? Jake was informative and helpful, pointing out the sea life and giving us some... More 

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Hickory, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful morning kayak paddle with Garrett, our personal tour guide. He is so knowledgable about the marine life even free diving as we snorkeled to point out various critters. He made us very comfortable on the ocean kayaks - great instruction throughout the day. And he interjected lots of Hawaiian legend and history as... More 

1 Thank Becky S
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went kayaking and snorkeling TWICE because our first experience was so good. On our arrival at Makena landing for our first trip our instructor, Jake, covered the basics of kayaking and what we were going to do. When we went out snorkeling we observed many different beautiful species of fish and had the opportunity to hold cushion starfish and... More 

Thank MormotOnTour
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had an amazing time kayaking and snorkelling off Makena landing. Our tour guide Jake was very knowledgeable, safety conscious and funny. Jake also kindly got amazing footage of a turtle on my GoPro for me! We saw many turtles up close along with many colourful fish in the reef. This is a must do if you are in Maui... More 

Thank JessKneeb0ne
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Did a kayak and snorkel with the turtles trip with guide Rusty the other day. Fantastic time, would recommend to anyone. Rusty was a great guide, helping those with less experience enough to make them comfortable and have a good time, and recognizing those of us with more experience and not holding us back. Strongly recommend South Pacific and thanks... More 

Thank BrianNoyes
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

At Maui in July 2015, we went kayaking/snorkeling trip in West Maui. My family had one of the most memorable time! Jake was very responsible and a wonderful guide. It was the first kayaking and snorkeling experience for my parents. My mother does not swim at all, and is afraid of deep water. But Jake helped her so well that... More 

Thank lovesnorkeling777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

So glad we chose these guys to guide us around. The group was kept small only 4 other kayaks and our guide Garrett was great, very knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Highly recommend this activity to anyone interested.

1 Thank Matt Z
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were initially signed up to go with a different company but a computer glitch did not have us in their system. We called around and Roger at South Pacific Kayaks (via phone) indicated an opening with his tour guide Jake. What great fortune! Jake was wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable, funny, and kind. He pointed out different kinds of... More 

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