South Pacific Kayaks
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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About
Maui's favorite adventure team. See us for your Maui vacation fun - Kayak & Snorkel tours, Surf & SUP instruction, and rentals. Join us for a great Maui experience - from the gorgeous shore of South Maui to the more remote and adventures west side we have a location near you. Our adventures all are early in the morning taking advantage of the best weather windows, leaving you with a lot of day left over for more fun or chilling by the pool. Kayaking and snorkeling is the best way to see whales, turtles, dolphins, rays, and the multitude of unique and precious sea life. Surf and SUP just cause you can - Maui's a great spot to learn and you'll be the envy of all your friends and co-workers. We are open everyday and are here to make your Maui vacation a special memory of a lifetime.
Kihei, Hawaii
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3–4 hours
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Ashley F
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We did the kayaking and snorkeling combination and it was wonderful! From start to finish we enjoyed every moment of it. We worked with Kyle and he did a great job with instructions as we have never done anything like this before but his instructions were perfect. He made it a great and fun trip out. He had a lot of good information, he was very funny, he really cares about the waters and his job and that helps the whole experience just go so much better. I would definitely do it again and request to work with Kyle on another trip out because he made it so smooth and fun. Thanks Kyle!
Written June 18, 2021
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adam m
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
My spouse and I just completed a snorkeling tour with Jake. It was a fantastic experience. Jake was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He not only kept everyone engaged he went out of his way to make sure everyone was comfortable and having a great time. I learned a lot and would definitely book again
Written May 27, 2021
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Kylie
2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
We rented kayaks for my dad’s memorial at Makena Landing and after an incident with his ashes that morning we were a few minutes late but they were very understanding. Then we realized that I had ordered 2 doubles and 2 singles when I had needed to order 3 doubles and 1 single. They were incredibly kind in helping to find a solution and extra kayak for us! With all of my mistakes that morning the memorial could have been a disaster! The kindness shown by South Pacific Kayaks really helped to make an already difficult and stressful time so enjoyable and so special! Thank you for everything!! It was perfect and my dad would have loved it.
Written March 3, 2021
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Chris B
Bloomington, IL, United States5 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We were originally scheduled for a kayaking experience on the western portion of the island. Poor conditions forced it to be canceled. We rescheduled for the next day on the southern portion. We were also upgraded to a snorkeling and kayaking experience. Jake was our guide and he was great! He went over all of the aspects of kayaking, getting in/out of one, shared his knowledge/experience of the area, and made sure everyone had a safe/enjoyable experience. We had a great time! Highly recommend!
Written May 17, 2021
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bgs
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
Even though we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and restrictions in the Hawaiian islands are still there, if you’re sick just go on the tour anyway. I thought it would be the responsible thing to not go when I fell ill the morning of my excursion, and it probably was, but now I’m down $200 because the tour company won’t budge. They won’t even charge a cancellation fee , they took my $200 and ran. So either make sure you know that you’ll be sick at least 24 hours beforehand, or just go!
Written August 11, 2021
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Alessandra Gritt
Leeds, UK13 contributions
Jan 2020
We had an incredible trip with Matt and our group. We set out from Makena Landing which was really easy to get to and Matt made sure everyone was safe, comfortable, and happy the entire time. We spotted turtles as soon as we got into the water!

Matt led us to our snorkeling spot and we swam near turtles before spotting a humpback whale and bottlenose dolphins in the distance. We spent two weeks travelling around both Oahu and Maui during our honeymoon, and this was by far our favourite experience! I'd recommend South Pacific Kayaks and Matt in particular to anyone of any age and skill level and can't wait to visit again.
Written January 29, 2020
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dmcapp9
Mahwah, NJ8 contributions
Dec 2020
After many trips to Maui, we've settled in Kihei and took the Turtle Discovery/Whale Watch/Kayak Tour. Booking was easy and info was helpful. The team is very well organized and not only greeted us, but showed us where to park and meet our guide, Kyle. Kyle was smart, knowledgeable and quickly had a sense of everyone's abilities and interests. Because of him, we had a safe, enjoyable experience seeing the beauty of this side of Maui, as well as whales and turtles. Kayaking in the ocean was an experience we will long treasure. Mahalo & stay well guys!
Written January 5, 2021
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Stephanie L
Seattle, WA2 contributions
Jan 2020
I booked a family kayak & snorkel trip for our family (myself, hubby & 2 daughter's 13 & 10) as a present for my husbands 50th. We had such an AMAZING time!! The sea life was just wonderful!! Matt was very relaxed but at the same time very organized - he had everything under control! Matt was also very knowledgeable & had a lovely manner of telling us information without bombarding us. Very importantly Matt was hugely respectful of the sea life which is super important for us, I'd hate to think we were hassling or disturbing the sea life in any way. Finally I was just delighted with Matt's natural ability to keep us away from the crowds. We were not with or near any other kayak trip or boats. I noticed some snookering spots were packed with kayak & boat trips - what a nightmare!! A truly magical experience we will never forget!! Thanks SO much Matt! :-)
Written January 25, 2020
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hydrogal
Castle Rock, CO15 contributions
Mar 2021
Well, our experience was outstanding, and I think the guide makes a huge difference. Our guide was John, who was cheerful, in love with the ocean and marine animals, was very knowledgeable about the whales, and was a stickler for masks until we got on the water. Our trip had been reserved for a Wednesday, but windy conditions led to the company canceling it, and we were happy they had space on Friday. We had a small group, just two couples in two double kayaks. We have a modicum of kayaking experience (my husband on a sea kayaking/camping trip in Alaska, I've kayaked several times in Southeast Asia, in bays and rivers), and together we've kayaked in Florida and along the coast of Maine), and I believe that putting clients into double kayaks is a good safety move for many reasons, especially when it's a day tour and the company has no information about our skill level, strength, or experience. Additionally, most clients don't have experience in those waters, and the guides keep people safe from venturing into strong currents or increasing/shifting winds.

End of March is the end of the humpback birthing/breeding season, and we were pretty lucky: John knows enough about the sounds and habit of the whales to position us for some great views of a mama/baby pair. At one point they even swam under us. Exciting and a bit unnerving, but I never felt unsafe. Later we paddled over to the area called Turtle Town, close to our launch site, and had a wonderful time snorkeling. We saw a small octopus, in addition to fish, turtles, and countless kinds of coral. John knew how to lift it (the only marine animal he is willing to touch) without it shooting ink, so he brought it close to the surface so we could have a better look. It felt like a visit to another world, which indeed it is.

I had brought my cell phone in a floating, waterproof bag, but decided not to bring it along in the kayak. For me, good decision; what would have been great shots came too quickly to have been able to capture them. And I wasn't looking through a lens. The memories will last a long time.

BTW, writing this review, I want to add that the outfit is also called Tiki Team Adventures, and that this survey needs a couple of revisions! The Makena kayaking is not a listed activity, and I would put the kids' lower age limit at 10 or 12.
Written March 22, 2021
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lisa n
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We loved our day on the water. Matt was a fantastic guide and I would highly recommend asking for him! He was very attentive and aware of everyone in our group at all times. He's a certified diver so has advanced safety training which was reassuring.

We swam with numerous turtles, saw whales breaching and lots of fish, even a puffed up puffer fish!

This is the first trip to Hawaii for my teenage nieces and Maui has been perfect. They both just told me the kayaking and snorkeling trip has been their favorite part of our adventures. Matt engaged them each as individuals and that made it extra memorable.

So much better than the previous big boat snorkles I've done. Can't say enough about how happy we are. Matt was amazing - you'll be happy to have him as your guide - be sure to ask for him.
Written January 5, 2020
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