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“Whale Whisperer”

Maui Kayak Adventures
Ranked #5 of 88 Tours in Kihei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We offer small group or private kayak tours. On group tours we will never have more than 8 guests to 1 guide…. ask other companies what their ratio is. Digital Photography is always included on our tours at no additional charge. Snorkel with green hawaiian sea turtles in the summer months or go whale watching in the winter months. We are 1 of 5 CERTIFIED Eco Tour Operators on the island of Maui. All of our guides are CERTIFIED Marine Naturalists.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 18, 2015

Recently I had the opportunity to kayak whale watch with MauiKayak Adventures and it was awesome. I took their tour out of Olawalu with John.
The area at Olawalu makes for a pretty easy entry and with the help of our guide no one tipped over. Our group was a mix of novice and experienced kayakers. As we made our way out of the coral gardens several turtles were seen enjoying their morning cleaning. This area is fabulous for snorkeling and many of the snorkel tours tie up nearby.
Our tour was booked as a snorkel, kayak and whale watch. As a group,we decided to spend most of our time searching for whales and off we went. John led us to an area where we could hear the whales singing. Seriously, we were right over them and you could feel the vibrations in your paddle and hear the song clearly above the water. I sat there amazed as I listened to the song. John told us that when the whale was done he would surface (only male whales sing.). Sure enough the whale started swimming. He swam right under our boats. I could clearly see this majestic animal gliding below me and it took my breath away. He did surface about 50 feet from our party and gave a great blow.
My advice to you, if you are coming to Maui anytime soon, is make the Maui Adventure Kayak tour your first adventure. It may indeed be the experience of a lifetime. Even if the whales are gone the snorkeling area is worth the tour.

Thank Kat C
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

Learning to snorkel and kayak from our guide John Hess, was the best time we had, of all the things we did while we were in Maui. He was not only an enjoyable person to be with, but he is very knowledgeable about the ocean and the creatures that live in it, especially the whales. He also took great patience with my wife, who is very afraid of the water, but he succeeded in teaching her and she had a fabulous time.

Thank waywags
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our kayak whale watching trip with Maui Kayak Adventures was easily our favorite thing we did on our vacation. Our guide Peter was very knowledgable, laid back, and answered several questions. We kayaked approx. 4 miles and a whale went under our kayak! Thank you for a fabulous time!

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Reviewed March 15, 2015

Brian took us out and was very knowledgable. His excitement and love for the whales was contagious. It makes all the difference to be with someone who truly loves what he does! And to top things off, we had the best whale sitings ever...including a singer right below us!

Thank Kristi D
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Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a blast on Maui and did lots of fun things, but this was by far the best. We had a whale come up 40 feet from our kayak and it was the most awesome experience I've had. Our guide, Jason, took pictures for the whole group. That is the BEST customer service move I have seen in quite a while. It was so great to be able to kayak, snorkel and whale watch without having to worry about taking pictures of it. We were able to enjoy the activity and he emailed us the pictures that night. They looked great! Thank you so much Maui Kayak Adventures! You are the best!

Thank Jennifer V
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