We set out a bit early with our kayak guide, John. He was thorough and patient explaining how to kayak and his expectations of us. We took to the sport pretty easily with his excellent instructions and were soon far off shore experiencing the beauty of Maui from a whole new perspective. John is exceptionally knowledgeable regarding sea life, Hawaiian culture, and kayaking skills. He was fun to spend the morning with and took us to a couple of amazing spots for snorkeling. He checked in with us several times to ensure we were doing what we had hoped to be doing and were enjoying ourselves. He really went the extra mile to show us a great adventure. We saw a reef shark and many turtles, including a huge one that must have been about 6 feet long. It was a really great experience. He provided us with some granola bars and fresh coconut water after our excursion. A great trip!