We started our day at 7am at the Makena Landing/just south of Kihei Town in the Wailea area. This trip is totally worth your time and the money. Kaleo aka Mr. K. Is as local as it gets. He is a real character who has a great knowledge base about Maui sea life and a hands on approach. He actually accompanies you into the water, gave great kayak and snorkeling instruction and was supportive. He strives to point out sea creatures and at times brought sea life to the surface for a closer look and a brief and interesting tutorial. We got to touch about 6 different wondrous creatures. We saw many turtles. But the most memorable moments occurred when an octopus inked and then enveloped a Trigger Fish. So many more stories to tell, all of them good.
On the way back to shore we were even serenaded with Hawaiian song. (not a bad voice either) ; ). We tipped him well as he deserved it and more.