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Makena Kayak & Tours, Inc.

Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808-879-8426
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was an okay experience, but if I ever take a kayak or snorkeling tour, I'll choose a different company. The worst part of the experience was trying to contact this company to reserve a slot. They were extremely difficult to get ahold of. Over and over again. I had to struggle through a few rounds of telephone tag over... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you want to snorkel in the same areas that the day cruises do, this is the trip for you. Much cheaper and they will take you to the same places. It is bare bone (limited snack - just a granola bar) but our guide was very fun and friendly. A nice active way to start the day. Fun and... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

MAKENA KAYAK & TOURS WAS A NO-SHOW FOLLOWING OUR HOUR LONG DRIVE TO MAKENA LANDING. First, I will say this: the owners may try to weigh in with their own excuse or explanation, but there is no getting out of this one folks! I did things the way [probably] 99% of all travelers do [in booking an excursion]; Makena Kayak... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We booked a Makena Kayak and Snorkel tour for our April trip to Hawai'i upon the strength of the glowing four and five star recommendations in Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, these reviews set our expectations too high because while our kayak tour was OK it certainly didn't live up to what we had read or were led to expect. The tour... More 

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have visited Maui dozens of times over the last 15 years. We even own a condo in Kihei, which we stay at for several weeks at a time when it is not rented to guests. During all this time, we have never taken a professional kayak tour. Yours was our first. What a great time! Our guide, Patrick, catered... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went on the 2.5 hour tour out of Makena Landing on March 15th. We met Colin, our guide, at the site at about 7:20, and were on the water by 7:40. We are experienced kayakers and comfortable on the water. We were the only ones on the tour (husband, wife and two children ages 11 and 14) which was... More 

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San Diego
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Maui offers many ways to see whales and to go snorkeling. The main advantage of this kayak tour is that the group is small – you’ll pass large crowds of snorkelers off decent sized boats and be glad you’re not with them. I suspect they spend most of their time avoiding each other (while scaring the fish). This is also... More 

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Kahului, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking the 4 hour kayak trip out of Makena Bay this morning with our phenomenal guide Patrick. Not only was it the perfect weather and conditions, but Patrick's knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip all the more magic. We had a party of six and were overjoyed when we paddled out and spent 15 minutes... More 

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Marysville, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Two couples traveling to Maui to celebrate milestone anniversaries... looking for an adventure, have some limited kayak and snorkle experience, and found this tour highly rated so signed up for the 4 hour tour. Website was easy to find and signed up for the trip. Either the website was confusing for the husband, or no place to put in for... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were only staying in Maui for a few days and wanted a kayaking experience, a very early tour and Makena Kayak fit our plans. Once we read the reviews, it was an easy decision. Patrick is a knowledgable guide and very helpful with novices as well as the experienced. Saw many turtles and enjoyed some beautiful landscape. You won't... More 

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