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Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui provided by Maui Kayaks

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Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui

Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
4.5
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$111.00
per adult
Recommended by 91% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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: 4h
  • 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: 31081P11
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
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 8 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
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
4h
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 8 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 start at
    Makena Landing Park
    5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Makena Landing Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    ***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. ***** Our deluxe trip! Kayak and snorkel the beautiful South Maui waters.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
37 reviews
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elisampt
Oakland, CA10 contributions
I went with my dad and two brothers on a tour led by Carlos. We were part of a group of 12, which is on the large side. As a result it took us a bit longer to get out onto the water and to circle up at the places where we stopped to snorkel, but Carlos did a good job at managing a large group. He was patient but efficient, knowledgeable, and funny. We changed course at the beginning due to increased wind. Although I would have loved to paddle farther and spend more time on the water, I felt safe with Carlos' decision and we still had two snorkeling stops where we saw eels, beautiful fish, and lots of sea turtles! The underwater photography was an incredible added value, especially after Carlos gave us a group discount on the photo package.
Written October 24, 2021
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ryanmdlc
Yorba Linda, CA17 contributions
Our group of 8 had a kayak and snorkeling tour this morning with John at Maui Kayaks. He was awesome! Genuinely loves his job and is very knowledgeable of the marine life, which was plentiful. We've been on enough tours to know that not all guides get into the water with their group and actually interact with everyone - But John did.

We paid for the photography package and it's definitely worth it. John is on it and constantly snapping away with his underwater camera.

Another key thing to consider with a tour like this is group size. Ours was 10 total. I wouldn't recommend a group larger than that. It becomes less intimate and you're slowed down by sea sick participants, first time snorkelers, etc.
Written July 14, 2021
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Megan
2 contributions
Couples
We had an amazing time kayaking and snorkeling in the Makena/Wailea area! Carlos was our guide for the tour and he did an awesome job. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and we learned a ton about the island, the reefs, and kayaking/snorkeling in general. The weather wasn't the best on the day we went, causing the water to be a bit murky, but Carlos made sure we had an awesome time anyway. He also took pictures with his underwater camera, which made for nice keepsakes of the day. Overall, I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a unique way to experience the island and the ocean!
Written April 19, 2022
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Johnny G
Hailey, ID3 contributions
Carlos has been in the tourism industry for decades, mainland and Central America included. Fully immersed in the history and culture on Maui he directs your attention to Mountain View’s, islands in the distance and the world below the waves. Carlos gives his clients a simple “three golden rules” for their safety and well being during the tour. A great morning of kayak, snorkeling and seeing amazing sights.
Written November 13, 2021
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Maia B
3 contributions
Friends
Carlos our guide was fantastic! My friend hadn't kayaked in the ocean and was a bit nervous but Carlos was there to put her at ease. He took us to the best places at the best times and was very knowledgeable telling us all about the area. We got to see everything and swim with the turtles. Thank you!
Written April 8, 2022
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gratefulkatief
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Couples
Carlos was our guide, and he did an amazing job. Super attentive to everyone on the tours needs, and made sure we were safe. Not only was he an excellent guide on the tour itself, but he gave great tips on other places to see, and eat- which we did -
And they were excellent suggestions. Carlos felt like a real friend not just a guide, and also did some underwater photography on the trip!! We saw sea turtles and many fish, all in all it was an excellent experience. I am a huge fan of kayaking so I loved that too! I wish I could remember what grocery store he mentioned!! Thanks so much Carlos and team! Mahalo!
Written October 7, 2021
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Tina C
1 contribution
Had an amazing time kayaking and snorkeling Makena Bay with Carlos. He was so personable and laid back, gently guiding us to each destination. With great humor, knowledge, and positive energy, he made the trip very memorable. We were able to see a LOT of fish, including different schools of fish feeding amongst the coral. We were able to swim with sea turtles which was just spectacular. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone.
Written July 23, 2021
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Marci C
Seattle, WA7 contributions
Couples
John S was a great tour leader. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles in addition to lots of colorful fish. He gave us great tips for snorkeling. The water was a bit rough but I felt completely safe with him knowing we wouldn’t be out if it wasn't safe.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thanks for taking time out to give us a good review! Mahalo.
Written January 15, 2020
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Mark A
Ottsville, PA4 contributions
Couples
We had a great day on the water with Carlos. It was a beautiful and calm sea this morning, unfortunately the whales didn't cooperate (of course there were tons of them yesterday) but we saw spinner dolphins and a couple of whales from afar. We went to two snorkel locations, very different but both were good snorkeling. At the first site we were surrounded by turtles, 19 or more and they were happy to hang out with us. At the second site we saw an octopus and eels. Carlos was great with everyone and in no hurry to get back, we were out much longer than advertised and never a push to finish up and get us off the water. A good time was had by all. Mahalo!
Written February 22, 2022
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Judy E
Portland3 contributions
My husband and I took this kayak and snorkeling tour and had a great time. We saw lots of turtles and pretty fish. Andres was our guide. He was very fun but also saftey consious. He did a good job ot tailoring the trip to the groups skill level. I highly recomend this trip and Andres as a guide.
Written November 14, 2021
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Gpark11
Gpark11
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Turtles turtles turtles!!!
Turtle town is exactly what we saw. Tons of turtles and our guide Andres was stellar. Super fun while also very goo
Utahishome24
Utahishome24
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Great tour with Carlos!
This was a great kayaking tour! Carlos was our guide and he did a great job taking care of us. In the beginning he
juliacT2546TB
juliacT2546TB
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A highlight of our trip!
Andres was our tour guide and made this kayaking/snorkeling trip a wonderful experience. He shared some cool storie
WanderlassJDF
WanderlassJDF
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Snorkeling fun
This was our first excursion when we arrived in Maui and it did not disappoint! Andres our guide was awesome, frien
amycI6430MZ
amycI6430MZ
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Excellent!
This was one of our favorite excursions in Maui. Carlos was a wonderful guide who took our large group of 13(ages
courtneym662
courtneym662
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Awesome! Loved it!!!
Carlos was a fantastic guide! He was kind, patient, knowledgeable and just all-around great from start to finish. W
ejgator13
ejgator13
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Wonderful experience
Carlos was our guide and truly worked hard to give us a great experience! This is a great spot to see turtles, eels
chloecL7372UY
chloecL7372UY
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Great!
we had an amazing time with carlos. he knew all the spots and it was so much fun! definitely recommend we saw lots
Trail372973
Trail372973
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Excessed expectations
Carlos was amazing and very thorough. Our family of 13 had a great time thanks to his knowledge and skills. He show
TraciMarie
TraciMarie
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Snorkel and Kayaking
Carlos was an amazing guide! He was super friendly and knowledgeable and showed us around and we got to see some co
325ashlynns
325ashlynns
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Amazing swim with the turtles
Our guide Carlos was absolutely amazing! He knew just where to take us and his turtle coworkers seemed to listen to
Jennifer C
Jennifer C
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Awesome Adventure!
Our guide Andres was top notch! Lots of information, very fun and personable and was at all times making sure every
scottgF1324WB
scottgF1324WB
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Great Maui Kayaking
Carlos did a great job accommodating a large group on a day with a lot of wind and some choppy water. He took great
Kristin H
Kristin H
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Fun experience, great staff
We had a great time. Our tour was rescheduled to a different location because the water conditions were not safe, a
976becky
976becky
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Swim with sea turtles!!
Carlos our guide did a great job. The weather caused really choppy waves and we had some very inexperienced people
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