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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808-879-8426
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Awesome Tour

Booked a private tour with Rusty for our family of four (groups are usually 8 or more). Well worth it as we got out first and fast. Kayaked along the shore and stopped at a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Jeff M
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Booked a private tour with Rusty for our family of four (groups are usually 8 or more). Well worth it as we got out first and fast. Kayaked along the shore and stopped at a great little reef where we snorkeled with sea turtles and an abundant amount of fish. Rusty did an awesome job of showing us different wildlife... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Highly recommend! Very enthusiastic and friendly guide! Absolutely stunning snorkelling spots and plenty of sea life to see including heaps of turtles! Honestly couldn't have expected a better experience. If you are visiting the area definitely have a look at these guys!

1 Thank chl0e12
Level Contributor
62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

1 Thank 2Qbeds
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank 787Molly
Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank MarilynManning
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

Thank westyfree
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Thank mgkeller28
Montclair, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank FamilyTravellersNJ
San Diego
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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 

Thank ChadH
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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