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Maui Kayaks

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Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

John was super nice, relaxed, thoughtful, joyful, informative, and knowledgeable! He also had great timing for seeing turtles, bottlenose dophins, and other wildlife, as well as weather and wave watching. We had a great time! We would totally go back and do it again. Plus,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide John Hess (sp?) was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the morning. Made us feel very safe. Had the pleasure of viewing a mother and her relatively new born calf not far from us.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RichardBSurrey
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on having among the best guides on Maui, so value your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John and Shap were amazing!! I was scared to death to even try this, due to a fear of deep water, but they were positive, encouraging and so funny! They taught us what we needed to know to be successful, from beginning to end! My...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carvers11
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review! We love hearing from happy customers. Mahalo.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best experience ever!!! I saw more than I did going on a snorkling trip to Molokini! Turtles, fish and a Manta Ray! We also saw 2 humpback whales only 50 feet from us! Can’t wait to come back and do it again!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christina G
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for giving us such a positive review! We enjoy positive feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather hadn't been too great during our trip - very windy. Our original tour was cancelled due to high winds. Luckily we had time to reschedule for two days later, and the Maui Kayaks was very accommodating. Our guide John was excellent to say...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cucinacucina
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to see the turtles! Our experience was great and we loved getting so close to the turtles. The guide is very helpful and knowledgeable!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dadkinson
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time out to give us a review! We value your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve done a few kayak trips all over the world, and this was hands down the best one. We saw a bunch of whales, and the snorkeling spot was great. Our guide, John, was crazy knowledgeable and fun. At the snorkeling spot, he dove down...More

Thank aflook10
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! Your enjoyment is our priority. Mahalo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on our kayaking trip with John. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about Maui and its history. We were not able to snorkel because the water was too cloudy, but we didn’t mind because we had some amazing whale sightings...More

Thank juliahP2050QD
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the positive review! We value your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meredith made this a truly exceptional trip. She knew exactly where to go, had a lot of good info on everything around us

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helmutpaul2
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Mahalo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was hands down our favorite part of our trip! We kayaked in the beautiful Lahaina- visited by a rare monk seal. Then saw whales all over the place, two within a few yards of us. Finally, we ended snorkeling alongside sea turtles. Seriously amazing...More

Thank MeganJill15
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review! We appreciate your feedback. Mahalo.

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OlivierM1294
March 24, 2017|
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Response from Sarah N | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for reaching out. For safety reasons we take kids 5 and older on our trips . However, we do have kayak rentals from our Lahaina location that we can set up with 3 seats and you can do your own thing. Our hours... More
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Katie L
February 26, 2015|
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Response from MauiKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Katie, This is Sarah, the owner of Maui Kayaks. I left you a voicemail earlier. We are so sorry that you had a bad experience with our company. Please except our apology and call me at your earliest convenience so... More
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