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Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore provided by Kelii's Kayak Tours

Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore

Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore
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from $75.00 per adult
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Last updated: Dec 21, 2020
A note from Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore
Mask required for check in. Natural social distancing on the ocean. All gear is sanitized between use.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
The calm and shallow waters of Maui’s west shore is the perfect spot for testing out the waters on a kayak and snorkeling trip. Snorkel over coral reefs and paddle the west shoreline during this guided tour that’s great for families and all skill levels. All snorkel and kayaking gear is provided and your guide makes sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time in the water.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Paddle around Maui’s west shore in a single or tandem kayak
Snorkel over coral reefs, looking out for sea turtles and colorful fish
Guide provides snorkeling tips and paddling instruction to all skill levels
No need to bring gear: all snorkeling and kayaking equipment included
What to expect
Meet your guide as specified upon booking confirmation. Once at the beach, you receive seaside safety and paddling orientation. Then hop into either a single or tandem kayak for a paddle along the gentle and shallow waters of Maui’s west coast and enjoy views of the Ukumehame Valley. Next, you jump into the water for a snorkeling adventure with your guide. The calm and shallow waters of Maui’s west shore make this a safe place for families and all skill levels. Explore coral reefs in shallow waters not far from shore searching for sea turtles, colorful coral, and vibrant schools of fish before heading back to land. All kayak, snorkeling, and safety gear are included in the tour and the guide caters tips and instruction to all skill levels. The tour ends at the departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3373MAUI
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides • Quality late model ocean touring kayaks • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Light refreshments • Life Jackets
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • RIDE SHARE is not recommended as launching site may be moved.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Olowalu Beach, Hawaii 96761, USA ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION. West Shore check in locations vary. You will be advised upon reconfirming your tour.** No refunds will be authorized if you do not confirm within 24hours. KELII'S 808 874-7652 / CHECK IN IS 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TRIP START TIME.
Olowalu Beach, Hawaii 96761, USA *** Alternative launch site. You will be advised upon reconfirming which is required 24hours prior to tour date. (Olowalu Beach, Between mile marker 15 & 14)
Inclusions
Professional guide • Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides • Quality late model ocean touring kayaks • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Light refreshments • Life Jackets
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off • RIDE SHARE is not recommended as launching site may be moved.
Departure details
Olowalu Beach, Hawaii 96761, USA ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION. West Shore check in locations vary. You will be advised upon reconfirming your tour.** No refunds will be authorized if you do not confirm within 24hours. KELII'S 808 874-7652 / CHECK IN IS 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO TRIP START TIME.
Olowalu Beach, Hawaii 96761, USA *** Alternative launch site. You will be advised upon reconfirming which is required 24hours prior to tour date. (Olowalu Beach, Between mile marker 15 & 14)
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A maximum of 10 paddlers per guide.
Tours take place weather permitting. Your guide may move to an alternative location upon check in so Taxi/Uber is NOT recommended as no reimbursement is provided.
Paddling distance for 2.5 hour tour is approximately 1.5 miles. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
Wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Olowalu Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    Views of West Maui Mountains while you paddle along shoreline, stopping along the way to snorkel on some reefs
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5.0
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Rohit J
1 contribution
Extremely bad experience
May 2021 • Friends
The event was cancelled last minute without any advance notice to us. No clear directions on how to file for a refund. Extremely bad service by Tripadvisor.not going to use it for any booking in future.
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stephen Strom
Cary, NC2 contributions
Snorkeling kayaking fun
Cody was a great guide. Took photos of us underwater. Reviewed safety and geographic data of surrounding
Written May 5, 2021
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Marley C
1 contribution
Incredible!!
Apr 2021 • Friends
A beautiful experience from snorkeling & seeing sea turtles to kayaking & enjoying the views. First time in Maui & highly recommend! Our tour guide Tyler was amazing very welcoming & helpful!
Written April 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alisa D
2 contributions
Kayak & Snorkel
Apr 2021
We had a great time kayaking and snorkeling with Curtis. Even though it was a windy morning on the water, he helped us navigate to some great snorkeling spots and sea some sea turtles! He was patient with our group which included novice kayakers (including my 9 year old and 11 year old). We learned a lot about the different islands, sea life, and Hawaiian culture. All in all, a great experience and I would highly reccomnend Curtils and the kayak/snorkeling tour.
Written April 19, 2021
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SalomeA
1 contribution
Amazing Kayak tour!
Our family of four booked a kayak and snorkel tour with Kellii’s. They were great about helping us rebook at a time that worked for us when our first booking had to be canceled because of weather.
We left out of Olowalu for the early morning tour. Our guide was Curtis and he was so awesome! He explained how to kayak so my daughters (7 and 10) knew what to do.
We first kayaked out to see some whales. Wow! We saw several whales and even saw one breach! Definitely an unforgettable experience. Then we kayaked back towards shore and had some time snorkeling. We saw amazing coral reefs, tons of fish, and turtles! Curtis was great about making sure we stayed safe and pointing stuff out to us. He was also super knowledgeable about the island and the animals and shared lots of cool facts with us. We had a great time! We would definitely do it again in a heartbeat! Mahalo Kellii Kayaks and Curtis for a great experience!
Written March 22, 2021
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Bronsky
Allentown, PA212 contributions
Awesome time, and with whales!!
Jeremiah showed us a great time kayaking. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and was a fabulous guide. We loved the kayaking and the views but even better was seeing whales! He led us out to some and knew when to just sit and watch and how to find them. We saw sooo many and got so close to same it was amazing! Would recommend this tour to anyone.

Ps Jeremiah we didn't have cash and tried to venmo you as you know but your username didn't come up!
Written February 24, 2021
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Jim S
Tualatin Oregon6 contributions
A beautiful day
Dec 2020
Ok my wife is partially paralyzed in one leg and I am way overweight. This trip was on our bucket list. Jeremiah was our guide today. He was helpful and thorough in his instructions. Lots of cheerful banter. He took our challenges in stride. Right off the bat my wife dumped us over. Jeremiah sorted us out and got us going. We had a beautiful time. When we ran out steam on the way back to shore he helped us out again. I recommend both Keliis Kayak tours and Jeremiah highly.
Written December 10, 2020
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Chalsten
oregon50 contributions
Lifetime Experience
Mar 2020
Wow. We picked Kelii’s Kayak Tours for the positive reviews and more intimate experience than the larger boat excursions. Still, we didn't expect the outing to become one of our Top Ten experiences ever. We met Curtis at 7:00 am to find it would just be the three of us that morning. Formerly in the Coast Guard, Curtis is proficient in all things marine, so we learned much about Maui and its ocean environs while paddling in calm waters with very few others around. Having kayaked only a few times in the ocean, his instruction was terrific – including helping us learn how to exit and board a kayak offshore.

Then came the real excitement. We saw numerous whales breaching in the distance but after about twenty minutes of paddling, a whale slowly surfaced just 20 feet from our kayak. A thrill. As we stayed quiet in the kayak, we were then treated to 15 minutes of two whales “singing” back and forth to each other – likely a mother and her calf. Later, Curtis led us to a large coral reef where we spotted several sea turtles and swam through schools of fish for at least 30 minutes. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect morning in wild Maui.
Written March 19, 2020
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Robin S
5 contributions
Curtis and Olowalu Beach
Mar 2020 • Couples
FANTABULOUS!! Curtis (my guide) was phenomenal! I did this solo, as my other half was having the time of his life riding the waves. Curtis was kind, sweet,(quite HOT!) and very informative. As we chatted and waited for the others to catch up, we had the honor of witnessing a FULL BODY whale breach from kayak that was EPIC! This massive creature breached 25-30yds from us! So totally unexpected as we had posted up at least 100yds or more from the previous sighting! So powerful. So overwhelming! Curtis was tasked with entertaining a child with special needs (Down’s) , and he took it as an honor. No worries, as the little guy was fashioned with everything to keep him safe.., The little guest thought it quite funny to throw his snorkel in the water (not shallow) and it sunk. Curtis was smiling and positive as I held to the kayak (I happened to be close by and overhear, and I’m a nurse/former life guard) so he could free dive and retrieve... Curtis is former Coast Guard, snd his love of the ocean and Country are evident. I HIGHLY recommend coming to Maui during February and early March! When you do, please look up Kelii’s and request CURTIS! (He does scuba and surfing too!!) I am blessed he took my booking.
Written March 16, 2020
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Lisa C
1 contribution
Best Kayak trip EVER
Mar 2020 • Family
First thing...ask for Curtis. He was amazing! Led us straight to humpback whales. Happily answered the million questions from our 10 year old. Then, snorkled at a breathtaking coral reef. Saw sea turtles up close, colorful fish, and even a small reef shark. The trip of a lifetime. AMAZING! Would do it again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What an Experience
The guides with Hike Maui were Awesome, and the kayak and snorkeling guide was top notch!! We had a great time, saw
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lindasF4051ZR
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Jeremiah is an awesome guide!
I hadn’t snorkeled in years and was very nervous. Jeremiah was very patient and kind. He helped me on and off the k
toddn463
toddn463
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Great Kayaking Tour
Curtis was our guide and he was great, patient, encouraging and fun. We had a great experience and saw many turtles
872joanned
872joanned
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Great!
Tyler was an amazing guide. Took my 10 year old grandson. Tyler made him feel so safe and comfortable. Would highly
Miranda W
Miranda W
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Enjoyed the trip!
Booked a last minute trip with Curtis, awesome guide! We had a good time and enjoyed seeing turtles, an eagle ray a
cris2fferf
cris2fferf
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Experienced? Stick with a rental
The ease of scheduling, paying, and pre-tour communication were great. The price was decent as well. However, the
Equimum78
Equimum78
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Once in a lifetime experience!
Thanks to Curtis, our experienced host of the seas, we were able to see a momma whale and baby! Kayaking out from
800tomk
800tomk
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Amazing experience with the whales!
We had an amazing time with Curtis taking us out to see a female humpback whale and her baby. We never did get to s
aschultz72
aschultz72
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Well rounded fun on the water
We had a great time. Our guide, Curtis, was fantastic; Friendly, knowledgeable, and concerned with everyone’s well
114suchirg
114suchirg
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Fun morning kayaking and snorkeling
It was amazing experience kayaking and snorkeling with the family. Our guide Curtis was extremely helpful and fun.
campaignpremiere
campaignpremiere
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Once In a Lifetime!
My husband and I went on a private tour with Tyler this morning that was beyond anything we could have imagined. F
Navyguyo6
Navyguyo6
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Whales, whales and more turtles too
Totally AMAZING morning spent on the water. Miah was our guide and you could not ask for a better guide. He took ti
ClarkL968
ClarkL968
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Fantastic adventure once again
This is second kayak and snorkel trip with Tyler as our guide, and he is a fantastic guide and teacher. He led us
kenteads
kenteads
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How can you beat kayaking with whales and turtles!?
My wife and I went on the south Maui kayak and snorkel, and we had an absolute blast! Our guide Curtis even took us
nikkileonard
nikkileonard
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Saw whales, turtles and many fish
Curtis took us on a 3+ hour kayak tour. He was very knowledgeable about the Maui and the surrounding islands. He
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