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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
Phone Number: 808-879-8426
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Makena Kayak & Tours is an incredible experience!

My husband and I booked Makena Kayak and Tours for our very first ever ocean kayaking trip and would do it again with Makena in a heartbeat. We are seniors, and our guide, Jake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
Joan R
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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My husband and I booked Makena Kayak and Tours for our very first ever ocean kayaking trip and would do it again with Makena in a heartbeat. We are seniors, and our guide, Jake was outstanding. He gave us the help we needed without making us feel like oldies. He was extremely knowledgeable of the marine life and took the... More 

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San Fernando Valley
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

It was out first time in Maui and out first time to kayak and snorkel. Matt was our guide, he was wonderful and knowledgeable of the sites. Definitely recommend.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time ever on maui and first time ocean kayaking. Our guide, david, was there and there was one other couple in our group. My husband was quite nervous, but David assured us it would be fine and gave us a lesson on what to do. We saw quite a few whales so didn't paddle a ton.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Booked a private tour with Rusty for our family of four (groups are usually 8 or more). Well worth it as we got out first and fast. Kayaked along the shore and stopped at a great little reef where we snorkeled with sea turtles and an abundant amount of fish. Rusty did an awesome job of showing us different wildlife... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Highly recommend! Very enthusiastic and friendly guide! Absolutely stunning snorkelling spots and plenty of sea life to see including heaps of turtles! Honestly couldn't have expected a better experience. If you are visiting the area definitely have a look at these guys!

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Varied
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68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was an okay experience, but if I ever take a kayak or snorkeling tour, I'll choose a different company. The worst part of the experience was trying to contact this company to reserve a slot. They were extremely difficult to get ahold of. Over and over again. I had to struggle through a few rounds of telephone tag over... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you want to snorkel in the same areas that the day cruises do, this is the trip for you. Much cheaper and they will take you to the same places. It is bare bone (limited snack - just a granola bar) but our guide was very fun and friendly. A nice active way to start the day. Fun and... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

MAKENA KAYAK & TOURS WAS A NO-SHOW FOLLOWING OUR HOUR LONG DRIVE TO MAKENA LANDING. First, I will say this: the owners may try to weigh in with their own excuse or explanation, but there is no getting out of this one folks! I did things the way [probably] 99% of all travelers do [in booking an excursion]; Makena Kayak... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We booked a Makena Kayak and Snorkel tour for our April trip to Hawai'i upon the strength of the glowing four and five star recommendations in Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, these reviews set our expectations too high because while our kayak tour was OK it certainly didn't live up to what we had read or were led to expect. The tour... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have visited Maui dozens of times over the last 15 years. We even own a condo in Kihei, which we stay at for several weeks at a time when it is not rented to guests. During all this time, we have never taken a professional kayak tour. Yours was our first. What a great time! Our guide, Patrick, catered... More 

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