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Clear Kayak and Snorkel Adventure from Kihei provided by Ohana Ocean Adventures

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Clear Kayak and Snorkel Adventure from Kihei

Clear Kayak and Snorkel Adventure from Kihei
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 105769P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks are pre-packaged. Vegan, gluten-free options available
  • Single-use water available. However we encourage you to assist us in reducing plastic by bringing your own reuseable water bottle.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA Meet up is at the corner of MAKENA ROAD and HONOIKI STREET. You will see a blue Ford truck with "Ohana Ocean Adventures" stickers on the sides of the vehicle. If you need to catch an Uber then book the day before (not the morning of). If driving, there is plenty of parking area.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Individual weight limit is strictly 230 lbs due to the nature of our clear kayaks. If you weigh over 230 lbs, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. This is for your own safety. We have 1 single non-clear kayak available per trip that doesn't have such a strict weight limit. This needs to be reserved ahead of time. It is company policy for our tour guides to weigh each individual using scales at the meeting location on the day of the tour. If you report your weight incorrectly and then weigh over the limit on the day then we will not be able to accommodate you and you will receive no refund. Please contact us if you have questions about weight distribution before booking.
  • Weight limit for tandem kayak is 420 lbs *Individual weight limit of 230 lbs still applies. You will automatically be assigned a tandem kayak for a booking of 2 adults. We are a small company and only have a limited number of clear kayaks for each tour.
  • If you have ANY medical conditions we need to be made aware of for your safety (including if you are pregnant) or if you have dietary restrictions then please advise us of this via email.
  • 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 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 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Snacks are pre-packaged. Vegan, gluten-free options available
  • Single-use water available. However we encourage you to assist us in reducing plastic by bringing your own reuseable water bottle.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA Meet up is at the corner of MAKENA ROAD and HONOIKI STREET. You will see a blue Ford truck with "Ohana Ocean Adventures" stickers on the sides of the vehicle. If you need to catch an Uber then book the day before (not the morning of). If driving, there is plenty of parking area.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Individual weight limit is strictly 230 lbs due to the nature of our clear kayaks. If you weigh over 230 lbs, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. This is for your own safety. We have 1 single non-clear kayak available per trip that doesn't have such a strict weight limit. This needs to be reserved ahead of time. It is company policy for our tour guides to weigh each individual using scales at the meeting location on the day of the tour. If you report your weight incorrectly and then weigh over the limit on the day then we will not be able to accommodate you and you will receive no refund. Please contact us if you have questions about weight distribution before booking.
  • Weight limit for tandem kayak is 420 lbs *Individual weight limit of 230 lbs still applies. You will automatically be assigned a tandem kayak for a booking of 2 adults. We are a small company and only have a limited number of clear kayaks for each tour.
  • If you have ANY medical conditions we need to be made aware of for your safety (including if you are pregnant) or if you have dietary restrictions then please advise us of this via email.
  • 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 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 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Makena Landing Park
    5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    Meet up is at the corner of MAKENA ROAD and HONOIKI STREET. You will see a blue Ford truck with "Ohana Ocean Adventures" stickers on the sides of the vehicle. If you need to catch an Uber then book the day before (not the morning of). If driving, there is plenty of parking area.
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    Makena Landing Park
    Stop: 3 hours
    Get a new perspective of life under the sea with this guided tour, which includes a clear kayak paddle & snorkel time at one of our favorite reefs on Maui, where you can see all sorts of local marine life, including stunning coral, brightly colored fish & majestic sea turtles! Seasonal whale watches also available (Dec-April). Included: Kayak & safety equipment (life vest), snorkel mask & fins, dry bags, snacks (vegan & GF options available), bottled water is provided, however *We encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle if possible to help reduce plastic & save our beautiful oceans, and lots of ALOHA! Time: Our tour runs daily and begins at 7am. It is essential you arrive on time. We know it’s early but it’s the best time of day for good conditions for your tour! What to bring: As little as possible. Reef-safe sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, rash guard or quick dry top, personal snorkel gear (if preferred), water proof camera (if you have one) & an adventurous spirit!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Catherine A
17 contributions
Nov 2021
This was such an awesome experience!! I really enjoyed that this was a combo excursion. The attendees have the option to stay in the clear kayak throughout the entire excursion, or also partake in snorkeling when the group reaches the snorkeling spot. I especially enjoyed this combination because my husband isn't a fan of snorkeling. This way, we were both able to still go on this excursion together, which was a relief since we just got married!

Kalvin was our tour guide and he was so awesome! He was so kind, patient, and knowledgeable! He made sure to keep eyes on all of us and keep us together as a group. He also had snacks and water for us in addition to ginger chews for anyone who may get seasick (cough cough my husband). He also can take photos of you with his underwater camera for $50, which I highly recommend so you don't have to risk damaging your own phone! The snorkeling spot was not that far from the takeoff point, which was really nice. When we got to the snorkeling spot, you quickly understand why it's called "Turtle Town!" There were soo many turtles around us, both large and small! I saw some of the biggest turtles I've ever seen in my life! My husband was also able to see them from the kayak by looking through the bottom of the kayak or over the edge! The snorkeling spot was a little far from our hotel, but was definitely worth it because it wasn't super crowded with tourists. We BOTH really enjoyed this excursion and would definitely do it again!!
Written December 28, 2021
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ohanaoceanadventures
Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a detailed review of your experinece. We are so happy to hear you had such an awesome time on our tour and with guide Kalvin! Mahalo, Tiffany
Written May 10, 2022
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Linda O
1 contribution
Jan 2022
It was a great time - starting with an impromptu whale watch - a mother and baby whale swam near us and circled around us for at least 20 minutes, mom was teaching baby how to surface, blow, and go back under. Malvinas our guide explained this to us and modified the trip to allow us this extended close time with the whales. The snorkeling was the best we had in Hawaii - live coral, fish we hadn’t seen before, and turtles underwater with fish cleaning their shells. We also heard the whale sounds underwater. Even with lots of other kayaks launched from the same place onshore, our group of 4 was usually away from other tours. Linda and Keith
Written January 29, 2022
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Wowee! Sounds like you had an amazing experience with the whales and we are so happy to hear this! Thank you for taking the time to share this review Linda and Keith, we hope to see you again on our tour some day. Mahalo, Tiffany
Written May 8, 2022
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Bernie
1 contribution
Apr 2021
We had a great kayak and snorkel experience today with our guide, Jeremy. He went out of his way to make sure that everyone had a great time and was extremely funny and knowledgeable. He took great photos for everyone with his underwater camera and emailed the link for us all to view them later. A few clients were too tired to kayak anymore so he connected his kayak to theirs and dragged them along behind him. Overall, we highly recommend this excursion. Thank you, from Bernie and family.
Written April 7, 2021
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Kellytravel1
Sonoma, CA23 contributions
Apr 2022
These kayaks are NOT ocean kayaks and should not be used in the ocean. They sit low in the water and are an open hull. They have two inflatable floats in the front and back, but that does not keep the kayak above water if a wave hits the kayak. They also gave us small water guns to suck the excess water out of our kayak. A sign that their kayaks were not meant for the ocean.

The weather turned very choppy on our tour and we had to land on a beach with a very rough surf. One couple's kayak filled with water twice and they had to swim in to shore. When I landed on the beach the waves began pounding me as I rolled out of the kayak and the end of the kayak began to fill with water. I had to yell for help to people on the shore to help me. It was a very scary experience.

Another item to note is that you must be able to get in and out of the kayak in the middle of the water. This was not explained on the website and was very difficult to do.

They did provided us with a full refund due to the weather, but I do NOT recommend this tour.
Written May 7, 2022
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Aloha Kim Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear about your experience with us. We spoke with you on the phone after the tour and organized a full refund to you immediately and sent you a check for your personal snorkel mask that your husband misplaced during the tour. Unfortunately, the weather conditions during your tour became windy and rough. We do our very best at planning and cancelling tours according to the weather forecast but weather conditions can be unpredictable at times. This is why most of our tours run from 7am until 10am when ocean conditions are calmest on Maui. On the odd occasion we run a tour from 10:30am until 1:30pm when the weather forecast is for calm conditions, as we had done with your tour. It is my understanding from the tour guides report that the conditions were calm to begin with at 10:30am and then the wind picked up during your tour, causing wind swell (waves). We understand that you would not have felt safe in these conditions and that is why the tour guide made the decision to cease the tour and the reason why we rarely offer an afternoon tour. Our kayaks are safe and many of our customers report they have felt very safe in their reviews; However, we understand that in the weather conditions you experienced, you did not feel safe. Wind and waves would cause other ocean kayaks to tip over as well. The reason we do not explain getting in and out of the kayak into the ocean to customers on our website, is because many customers choose not to snorkel on our tours. The tour guide explains in the safety briefing before snorkeling, about how to get in and out of the kayaks. The tour guide also physically assists with this process by holding the kayaks. There are specific techniques to assist people (if needed) and our tour guides are trained in this. Thank you again for your constructive feedback and we would like to assure you that we have taken measures and provided extra training to our tour guides to ensure this does not happen again. We never run a tour if conditions are forecasted to be unsafe and it is very unfortunate that the conditions became unsafe during your tour. Mahalo, Tiffany
Written May 8, 2022
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DommeJez
3 contributions
Aug 2021
LOVED! Book this excursion, totally worth it! Kalvin was our tour guide. He called himself the rookie of the company but he was a total pro. He is a dive master so he knew that area of Maui like the back of his hand and knew exactly where to go to see all the turtles! He helped us stay safe while also providing us so much information and made sure we saw everything we could see in the very full three hours of this tour. The best part truly was the snorkeling. Oh the water was so clear and warm. I could have stayed in that water for hours. Everything was perfect and so fun. Thank you to Ohana Adventures, I would highly recommend booking directly through the company instead of a third party, just in case you have to cancel, but this was not the case with us. Thank you especially to Kalvin! We adored his laid-back nature and his dad jokes!
Written August 18, 2021
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Thank you DommeJez for your detailed review! We are so happy to hear you had such a great time and loved Kalvin as your guide and all his dad jokes haha! We are grateful to have him as part of our team. We hope to see you again sometime on Maui - Mahalo!
Written September 12, 2021
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JoyAh B.
1 contribution
Oct 2021
We had a great trip with our tour guide, Calvin! He really paid close attention to everyone in our party, and was super friendly and reassuring that we were going to have a great trip, and I'm always a little nervous going out on the ocean as the ocean terrifies me. While getting back in the kayaks, Calvin was very patient in helping me back in through all my whining and sinking my kayak (nearly twice). When the bag containing my glasses went to the bottom of the ocean, I was so afraid I'd spend the rest of my trip blind, but Calvin stayed super calm and did a dive to save my vacation. Couldn't have had a better experience on my first trip to Hawaii, thank you guys so much!
Written October 18, 2021
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Dave H
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
This is an excellent way to spend a morning on Maui. Jeremy was a well organized, informative, and hard working guide. The clear kayaks were comfortable and easy to maneuver and made viewing the reefs and sea life a real pleasure. The snorkeling equipment was well cared for and appeared to be like new. Can’t say enough about how well Jeremy managed the tour from getting all nine people prepared on shore, loading into the kayaks, in and out of the kayaks for snorkeling, and stowing our personal items for safekeeping.
Written May 4, 2021
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ohanaoceanadventures
Yahoo! We are so glad to hear you had such a great time on our tour with Jeremy. We hope you visit us again some time.
Written June 13, 2021
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Madeline O
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
Derek and Curtis were amazing guides with great senses of humor. We saw sea turtles, a monk seal, and even white tipped reef sharks! And of course tons of beautiful fish. They were very professional, and we felt very safe with them and their knowledge of the ocean and worked well with all experience levels of snorkeling. We will absolutely do this tour again next time we are in Maui.
Written March 11, 2022
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Thank you for this amazing feedback! It sounds like you had the "works" with turtles, a monk seal and reef sharks. Glad you felt safe with tour guides Derek and Curtis and we very much look forward to you attending our tour again. Mahalo, Tiffany
Written May 8, 2022
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Becky H
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Curtis was great. He safely got us in and off the beach in the surf, and took us to a great snorkeling location with underwater arches and turtles. He was knowledgeable about local history and animals, and overall was very professional while also having a good selection of dad jokes and a fun attitude.
Written January 26, 2022
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Thank you so much Becky, we are very stoked to hear you had such a great time with tour guide Curtis. Mahalo for your review - Tiffany
Written May 8, 2022
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Day F
3 contributions
Mar 2022
Curtis and Tiffany know how to make an experience memorable! I went on the kayaking trip with two others, and we had such a great time. The clear kayaks really are incredible and very much worth it. I saw several huge turtles swim under my kayak. And if you're lucky during whale season, you may even get to see a whale under yours! I stayed in the kayak the entire time, but the two people I went with had a blast snorkeling and exploring underwater life. Whether you stay in the kayak and skip the snorkeling or if you kayak and snorkel, you will definitely have a wonderful experience. 10/10 would recommend for all ages.
Written March 8, 2022
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Amazing! Thank you for this 10/10 review! We appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience - Tiffany
Written May 8, 2022
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By: Ohana Ocean Adventures
StrausMouse42
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Good company but water conditions determine the experience
We had hoped for a great morning of snorkeling, but wavy conditions made the water cloudy and we didn't see much -
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D2452JCcolinb
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Amazing experience :)
Wonderful experience, Jeremy was funny and very informative. I loved that he sent us pictures afterwards , of us in
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P5297KXsusank
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Morning paddle in paradise.
We enjoyed Jeremy’s stories, the beautiful fish and turtle viewing. We were impressed with the equipment and gorgeo
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Great little adventure!
I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area. Jeremy is a fantastic guide! We saw tons of fish and
Indybauers23
Indybauers23
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One of a Kind Experience with a Fabulous Guide
We wanted to find a one of a kind experience for the kids to enjoy kayaking and snorkeling while in Maui. Ohana Oce
xyzapien
xyzapien
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Yes please!
Jeremy is a character; he made the outing all the more enjoyable. Totally knowledgeable and professional. We cruise
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