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“Awesome snorkel experience!”
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Owner description: Exclusive kayak snorkel tours in Maui - both south and west Maui. Come join us and see turtles, dolphins and whales in a private, small group setting. Learn to Surf or Stand up Paddle while on Maui - what better place. Gentle rolling waves and warm sunshine. A must do activity. If your into more extreme sports, try windsurfing or Kite Boarding. Excellent conditions make Maui one of the worlds best spots to learn. Hike a rain forest, see waterfalls up close, visit a Bamboo Forest - Maui is blessed by mother Nature. Maui Eco Tours - Whats your adventure?
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went out today on their kayak/snorkel adventure in Makena and it was amazing! Our guide, Dan, was very well informed and fun to be around. He would also dive down to show us various sea life and even take pictures for us. It was our first time on kayaks and snorkeling and it was a great trip out there. Highly recommended for the fun and the sights. Be sure to take the Makena trip if you want to see sea turtles (we saw about 10 different ones)!

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We arrived about 30 minutes early because we didn't know how long the drive/traffic would be. Garrett was already there and set up for us to get ready. Garrett provided a bottle of water for those that forgot or wanted extra. A very quick safety briefing, some very helpful tips and we were off ahead of schedule. Unfortunately we went on a whale watching trip the day prior to this and after this kayak trip we wish we hadn't wasted our money! Garrett was very informative and made sure to stop periodically to let our arms rest and give us some information on our surroundings. We paddled out and found a lonesome whale. I can tell you that being in a kayak in the ocean by a large whale is an experience I will never forget! On the way back we stopped for some snorkeling. Turtles, coral and beautiful fish everywhere! A granola bar to boost the energy for the quick paddle back to shore was a nice extra. Not one hint to tip at the end unlike the whale watching boats that beg and put a tip jar out for you... This kayak trip is a must do!!!

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Garrett provided my family with an incredible kayaking experience today. His knowledge, general disposition, and handling a group of 10 (3 family entities) provided an unforgettable experience. What we thought was a kayak excursion to turtle snorkeling areas changed into mainly a whale observing experience. I'm sure we were lucky as we heard the whale sing, saw the whale underwater, and as it broke water for air and then dive. Throughout, Garrett answered questions and relayed information about the whales, the whale conservatory, the turtles and fish we snorkeled above, Maui, and Hawaiian history. Although Garrett is relatively new to guiding these trips, starting last fall, he did a fabulous job and I would recommend Garrett and Eco Tour's to everyone.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We met our terrific guide, Garrett, at Makena Landing at 7:00am. From there, he gave us a really good briefing that had our group (including one very nervous person) feeling good about getting in the kayaks on the water. We then kayaked out to a spot to watch the whales. There were a few different groups out there, but we didn't feel crowded. While we were watching the whales...we saw several...Garrett talked to us about the whales and about the natural history of Maui. He was very informative, even though he had just moved to Maui in September. He did a great job of telling us where to look to see the whales. Near the end of our time watching whales, all the other groups were moving on to snorkel. Since there were still a few whales around, Garrett allowed us to continue watching them. Then we moved on to the snorkeling area which was very crowded. Still, we saw several sea turtles and lots of fish. We then had an easy kayak back to the beach.
There were several different levels of experience on our trip and everyone seemed to have a great time. There was even a gal who didn't know how to swim and she seemed to enjoy herself. I would definitely recommend this trip with this company.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went on a beautiful, still morning. Paddled out and watched humpback whales in every direction. Listened to the males sing while sitting quietly in our kayaks. Paddled to the reef and snorkeled around countless sea turtles. Guide Chris was great. Safety instruction and general info was thorough and helpful. Knowledge of the subjects of the tour (animals, the island, history, etc) was an excellent feature of the trip. We brought our 6 year old which I may not suggest. She did not quite have the patience or appreciation for sitting quietly in a kayak in the sun, waiting for diving whales to surface and listening to them sing. Extremely relaxing for adults, given the calm water and great weather. No rush or pressure to maintain any sort of high speed of paddling and I surest for every level of kayaker.

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