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Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui provided by Maui Kayaks

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Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui

Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
10
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31081P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years old
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled because of poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. *****
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years old
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled because of poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. *****
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
418 reviews
Excellent
384
Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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Phill V
1 contribution
Andres was an excellent tour guide! I had a fair amount of experience snorkeling and kayaking; however, my wife and many others in our group were newbies, and Andres did everything he could to make them feel safe and comfortable.

The snorkeling was great, and you do end up face to face with the turtles; the kayaking was a lot of fun and an excellent workout.

Pro-tip if you end up with Andres as your tour guide. He offers to take pictures of you for $20/person, and he goes out of his way to get the best shots he can; however, I would only recommend paying for the photos if you intend on snorkeling below the surface. He got some awesome pics of me 6-10 feet below the surface, very close to the turtles. Meanwhile, those that didn't feel comfortable below the surface didn't get any cool pictures, in my opinion. He does warn you that he'll only be able to get fantastic pictures of you if you go below the surface.

One other thing, Andres is very open to extending the trip to paddle deeper into the ocean to hopefully see whales after the 3 hours are up for snorkeling. However, this is group-dependent. My group had a few people who ended up seasick, and due to this, members of our group turned down the offer to go whale watching when Andres offered it. I was personally bummed out, but it is what it is!

Anyway, I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants something mild yet adventurous in Maui!
Written December 27, 2021
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Kelly Weersing
1 contribution
We were looking for an excursion that would allow us to do some kayaking and snorkeling. We booked with Maui Kayaking based on the pictures on the website and the reasonable pricing for the trip.

We met our guide John Shappell at Makena Park. At first, we were a little skeptical as to what the experience would bring. We had snorkeled in that area before and not seen much.

Once we started paddling, we were happy to be on the water. We were very impressed at John's ability to ensure the more experienced kayakers enjoyed the paddle while ensuring those newer to the experience were comfortable.
We paddled for a bit before heading to the snorkeling site. We had no idea there were so many turtles. We were so close to them! It was pretty incredible.

I highly recommend this excursion with Maui Kayaks, and especially our guide, John Shappell. We will book with him again next time we are in Maui.
Written January 7, 2022
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Aneth
5 contributions
Couples
It was my first time kayaking and snorkeling. Our tour guide Andres was super nice and welcoming which helped get rid of my nervousness. He gave the group pointers and answered our questions. Great energy and positivity all around. Aside from the awesome opportunity to swim with Turtles we also got to see some whales. For a fee the tour guide can take pictures of the group but I recommend to skip this and just bring your own phone or camera in a waterproof floatable case and take pictures on your own instead. We opted into both receiving the pictures he took and taking pictures on our own. Overall awesome experience and would totally do it again.
Written March 16, 2022
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nancy m
South Yarmouth, MA39 contributions
Couples
Our group of ten, which included first timers & experienced kayakers, joined Carlos for this wonderful adventure one morning in Maui. Carlos was very professional and thorough in his instructions during the set up and right away made me (and I had never kayaked previously) feel comfortable. There were swells in the water to get past before we could start and we considered rescheduling. Carlos was willing to do this but after watching some other groups go out, we choose to stay and are very glad we did! Carlos was the guide helping other companies with their groups which personally gave me a lot of confidence in him. He really knew the water and waves. We wound up seeing a lot of sea turtles and fish during our time snorkeling, and I would recommend Carlis as the guide of choice if you are considering this adventure.
Written September 19, 2021
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Mamabear
Salt Lake City, UT12 contributions
This was a great kayaking tour! Carlos was our guide and he did a great job taking care of us. In the beginning he told us that he would be taking pictures of us in the water and we could buy all the pictures for $20. Once we got in the water he could not get in with us because the wind was kicking up and he stayed in his kayak in order to watch the water to make sure we were safe. He still made a point to take pictures of all of us and gave them to us for free. Very cool!

We saw about 10 different turtles, an eel, and many different kinds of fish. We didn’t go far from shore because of the weather…which I know was out of his control.

The ONLY reason I didn’t give this tour 5 stars is because the process of getting us all outfitted and out on the water was very long. We spent more time receiving instruction, gearing up, launching, waiting for everyone to launch, and waiting to go back to shore than we did actually snorkeling. It would be nice to find a way to streamline that process.

Carlos made the day a 10/10! Thank you! 🙌🏻
Written July 27, 2022
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Arianna M
1 contribution
Friends
Andres was our tour guide and he was amazing! Super knowledgeable and made us feel very safe. We saw some turtles while snorkeling and beautiful fish but that wasn’t even the best part of the trip. When kayaking, we saw two pods of whales to the side of our kayaks and behind us at the same time! It was magical. I highly recommend Andres, an enthusiastic tour guide that is fun and takes great (and affordable) photos as well. Thanks Andres!
Written December 28, 2021
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Scott G
1 contribution
Family
Carlos did a great job accommodating a large group on a day with a lot of wind and some choppy water. He took great underwater photos of the whole group with the coral and turtles (leave your own phones and cameras onshore!). Highly recommended!
Written July 4, 2022
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Mary W
1 contribution
Couples
Our guide Andres was one of the most magnetic people you’ll meet! He was a great guide, gave us all the info and tricks we needed to make the trip go smoothly and was so considerate of making sure everyone had an amazing trip.
The snorkeling was amazing! Beautiful reef and we were lucky enough to have 2 curious turtles show off for us for an hour!
The photos that Andres takes of you guys are so worth the extra cost if you’re in the fence about it. Incredible shots of great memories!
Written December 22, 2021
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Michelle H
2 contributions
Couples
We LOVED this experience! I highly recommend choosing Maui Kayaks for snorkeling with a pro who can lead you to the best places and times to see
fantastic sea turtles, eels, scores of fish, and all captured on underwater photos offered at a very affordable price! We loved the small group intimacy, and it was truly a fun, relaxing time in the water. The water was clear and shallow so the pics turned out great, and Carlos, our guide was the BEST! So knowledgeable and patient with first timers. Do this, instead of the large boat tours for the best time with underwater wildlife!
Written August 14, 2022
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Jarrod H
1 contribution
If you are visiting Maui and looking for an activity you will remember for years to come, look no further than Maui Kayaks. To make it truly special, you MUST request Andres as your guide. Andres is high energy, fun, engaging, accommodating to his guest's wants and needs, and takes safety very seriously. My wife was pregnant at the time, and he took extra special care helping her in and out of the kayak. He also takes great pictures, so do not second guess yourself if given the opportunity to have him take your picture.

We thought Maui Kayak's Makena Turtle Town Adventure was ideal for us because it offered us a small group activity that was well-paced and fun, plus it was close to where we were staying in Wailea. Keep in mind that this is not solely a snorkeling tour; part of this trip's fun is kayaking.

Andres took us to a popular spot but timed our adventure just right, so we were there before the big tour boats dropped loads of other snorkelers off and then took us to some other lesser-known spots that offered just as good aquatic environments to explore. We enjoyed this aspect as we were not fighting other people for water space and we could relax and have fun.

10/10 would recommend to friends, family, and strangers alike, and did I mention Andres is the best?
Written November 29, 2021
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Kayak/snorkel tour
Our favorite part was seeing all the marine life and turtles! Absolutely beautiful and majestic. Kayak tour was als
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SCAM ARTISTS! This business took over $300 from me. After paying the money, they ceased contact, refusing to resp
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Lahaina Paddle 2022
We ended up getting to paddle out of Lahaina on a beautiful sunny day, which allowed us to see the reefs in full co
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Amazing Kayaking/Snorkeling Experience!
We had an amazing time kayaking and snorkeling in the Makena/Wailea area! Carlos was our guide for the tour and he
448maiab
448maiab
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Amazing swim with the turtles, amazing guide Carlos!
Carlos our guide was fantastic! My friend hadn't kayaked in the ocean and was a bit nervous but Carlos was there to
colins14
colins14
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Highlight of our family trip to Maui!
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Ryan and his expertise that he shaed with us. We honestly did not know what to
TheFlowofJordan
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Carlos Ramadan—Highly Recommended!
Carlos Ramadan is the man! I am so glad my partner and I were recommended to attend his tour. Great!
Kristin S
Kristin S
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Our guide went the extra mile!
Andreas was an amazing guide! He is enthusiast and passionate. He shared some local information, kept everyone safe
katie_a_7621
katie_a_7621
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Fantastic Tour and Great Guide!
Carlos was an amazing tour guide! I was nervous about snorkeling, but Carlos was very kind and helped me feel comfo
nathanwX474WX
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Incredible experience!
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, Carlos was an excellent guide and exceeded expectations in every wa
susanaA8414LZ
susanaA8414LZ
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wonderful whale and turtle watching, great guide
We had a fantastic time kayaking, whale watching and snorkeling with guide Carlos. He did a great job providing us
Holly V
Holly V
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Great time on the water with Maui Kayaks!
Carlos was a fantastic guide, making sure we knew all the details and ensuring we were having a good time. We saw w
Chicago1988
Chicago1988
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Better off renting your own kayak and paddling on your own...
We booked the 7 am tour but ended up not leaving until 730-745. We were told to arrive at 645 am but ended up just
Gabriel C
Gabriel C
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The one MUST DO
What an amazing morning and experience with John. Not only did we get to see whales and have a wonderful snorkel ex
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