We were going to do traditional sea kayaking but then I spotted Clear Kayaks on the Trip Advisor site. Called Kyle from Oahu on Saturday and he set us up for a trip on Wed after we were to arrive in Maui. I like the fact that they allow you to book a trip without putting money down or a credit card etc. Kyle was early at Makena landing. Small glitch, we did not bring water (as Kyle told us to) I assumed that we could purchase some at the landing...wrong! So listen to Kyle and bring water or pick it up in town before you head down. The closest is The Shops at Wailea but obviously more expensive. Kyle was kind enough to stand by while I drove back and got the water. The guy is laid back and very friendly. He coached us on the best places to go in the bay. He also stands by in the area which is great. My wife was a little tentative about going in the ocean on a kayak but Kyle was very reassuring and gave us both confidence that we would do fine. We went at 8 am which I recommend. The water will be more clear and calm and it will be cooler. Although with our water purchase delay and the briefing, we didn't get on the water until 840. Here is another awesome thing about Kyle: he didn't start the 2 hour clock until we were actually underway, so as far as I can tell 2 hours means 2 righteous hours of floating. The trip itself was fantastic. Great viewing of the coast and of course sea life beneath your boat. You can make it a workout or take it slow and easy. He even attaches a small clock to the boat so you can keep track of the time. I also recommend you bring a small waterproof bag to store camera, phone, etc. I brought a backpack and was able to lash it to the bow but would downsize next time. They do ask you to remove your shoes and you are out on the water 2 hours so I would bring waterproof sunscreen. I actually brought a towel and draped it over my pale feet the last hour just in case. When you are ready to come in Kyle will be waiting in the surf to assist you in getting up to the beach and out of the kayak. All in all a great time and excellent customer service. Well worth the $75 and I will do this again when I return to Maui.
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