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South Pacific Kayaks

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Kihei, HI, USA
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About South Pacific Kayaks
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.
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adam m wrote a review May 2021
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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
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Chris B wrote a review May 2021
Bloomington, IL, United States4 contributions
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!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Linda wrote a review May 2021
Sacramento, California4 contributions
Jake was our guide and was great. He was full of energy, good stories, biology knowledge and alot of fun. It was one of my favorite Snorkeling trips.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Erin wrote a review Mar 2021
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
Highly recommend our kayak trip with John out of Makena Landing in Kihei, Maui. I went with 4 friends. There was 10 total people in the kayak group. COVID safe. All wonderful people. The tour was about 3 hours long, but we had lots of breaks and it did not feel tiring. Everyone in our group had some kayak experience, but this trip is good for all ages and abilities. There were 2 kids <10 years and they did fine. We were blessed to get JOHN as our guide!! Ask for him if you can. It’s obvious that he is a special soul and is deeply connected to the ocean and its creatures. He was friendly, funny, respectful, knowledgeable, and informative. We learned so much about the ocean, whales, and the Hawaiian people and culture. John’s calm demeanor was exactly what I needed as we ventured out into the sea on double kayaks. We ended up seeing humpback whales, listening to them sing underwater, and swimming with sea turtles. Best day of our trip! Big shout out and thank you John for allowing us to guide our own journeys!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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hydrogal wrote a review Mar 2021
Castle Rock, Colorado15 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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