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Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui

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Kihei, United States
Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui
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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Maximize your chances of seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles on this small-group kayak and snorkel tour. Paddle from Makena toward Turtle Town, a snorkeling location along the island’s southern coast, and explore the calm, clear water to spot these beloved marine animals.
  • Sea turtle kayaking and snorkeling tour: Great opportunity to see turtles
  • Spot other marine wildlife such as manta rays and dolphins
  • Small-group tour (maximum eight): Provides a personalized experience with a guide
  • Includes bottled water, snacks, and all necessary equipment
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Bottled water and snacks
Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Makena Landing Park , 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years old
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled because of poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. *****
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY maui kayaks
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Highly recommend this tour if you want a safe adventure and want to do some exploring on the water!" See review
  • "You go pretty far out and an unexperienced person may get tired, especially if the wind picks up like it did for us." See review

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Great experience
Jack_A
, Aug 2022
Andrez was a great guide, energetic and helpful. Saw plenty of turtles, was very patient with the annoying kid in our group
star-5
Beautiful time in the ocean.
JessicaLocicero
, Aug 2022
Andres is amazing guide. He made kayaking and snorkeling a breeze. We saw so many turtles. It was well worth the money!!!
star-5
We had an exceptional...
Julie_S
, Aug 2022
We had an exceptional time on this excursion. Carlos was our guide and he was tremendous. He was very thorough with the safety protocols and made us all feel safe. He brought us to the best places to see the sea turtles and other ocean life. He also took fabulous pictures that we have continued to enjoy since our trip. We HIGHLY recommend this adventure.
star-5
Best memory from Maui!
Janet_B
, Aug 2022
Carlos was the best!!!!! He was so informative, helpful, and attentive! I would highly recommend this!!!!!
star-5
Great time!
Kim_L
, Aug 2022
Our guide Carlos was fantastic—it was a beautiful day on the water. Kayak and snorkeling was a lot of fun. Saw turtles and fish.
star-5
Amazing, beautiful, fun!
Amberly_B
, Aug 2022
Our guide was excellent, with great ocean knowledge and I felt safe. It was so fun and we saw lots of fish and turtles. The kayaks were two-person (although no one in our group booked in odd numbers.) Everything that can get wet will get wet, but can be secured to the kayak which was nice as I was concerned about stuff falling and sinking. I highly recommend this!
star-5
John was a great guide....
Ann_C
, Aug 2022
John was a great guide. Very knowledgeable of the area and where to look for sea turtles. Everyone had a great time!
star-5
Amazing adventure!
carolyn_b
, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful experience during our Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure! John was experienced, entertaining and accommodating. He went above and beyond to ensure the safety of every member in our group and provide an awesome experience. We had several young children with us and John patiently took the time to teach basic kayaking and snorkeling skills. He shared great stories, took amazing photos and found sea turtles! We had the best time and strongly recommend Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure to all.
star-5
Wonderful and safe experience with the kids!
Kanya_A
, Aug 2022
My boyfriend and I took his neice (14 y/o) and nephew (11 y/o) to this kayak/scuba excursion during their first Hawaii trip and we all had a wonderful time! Carlos was very patient, informative, friendly, and genuinely cared about everyone's safety. The kids had 0 experience in swimming, scuba diving, and kayaking but Carlos was very patient with them and constantly checked in with them throughout the time we were there. That was the most important thing for my boyfriend and I and we were so glad that the kids had an amazing time. Since waves were rougher than usual, Carlos wasn't able to provide underwater photos because he needed to stay on his kayak just in case an emergency came up. He would normally charge for his underwater photos but since he couldn't provide that, he took photos of us while he was on his kayak and gave them to everyone free of charge! Which was very kind because we couldn't bring our phones with us. If you guys have the opportunity to purchase the underwater photos ($20/adult), I would definitely do it. He showed us the photos he has taken and they looked amazing! The tour also had to be cut short because of the currents but we did see a whole bunch of sea turtles and sea life so the excursion was still very worth it! At the end of the day, safety was a priority and Carlos was very aware and made sure we did as much as we could with the time we had. He provided ginger candy for those who got motion sickness (me lol), granola bars, and water during our break time. Overall, I would definitely come back and book Carlos again! If you have kids/adults with you that are inexperienced with swimming, scuba diving, or kayaking then you will be in good hands with Carlos. This was our most memorable experience during our time in Maui!!
star-5
Worth booking!
Nadine_R
, Jul 2022
It’s an adventure that will take you out of your comfort zone, but it’s definitely worth it! Our tour guide Carlos was super patient. None of us had any kayak experience and he helped us through the way. Super fun experience and was the highlight of our trip. Thank you!
star-5
Perfect reef adventure
Joseph_M
, Jul 2022
Andreas (sp?) the guide was awesome. Reef was beautiful, clear and full of fish and several sea turtles. Very safe, great kayak and snorkeling instruction. Highly recommend.
star-5
Excellent time. Best tour we did.
Randy_H
, Jul 2022
Our guide was great and very helpful. Was a wonderful experience. Show turtles and sharks. Was great time on the kayaks. Views of the island from the ocean was fun to see.
star-5
Great experience. Wonderful guide.
Danielle_D
, Jul 2022
What a wonderful experience, made even better by our guide Carlos! He was super friendly, gave great guidance and took extra care of those needing more assistance. He took beautiful pictures that he later shared with us. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Carlos is the man!
Jess_H
, Jul 2022
Carlos was amazing. Made us all feel safe and comfortable. We all had the best time and saw it all!! Turtles, fish, eels, everything.
star-5
Amazing experience
Vishwas_T
, Jul 2022
John our tour guide was awesome, took great pics, and helped me with getting comfortable in the water. He is knowledgeable and will make you comfortable. We got to see 3-4 turtles and a few fishes. We also saw some sea urchins and corals. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
John was our guy....
Melissa_S
, Jul 2022
John was our guy. Amazing!!!!!! Such a great experience. The kids ages 13 and 10 said it was their favorite
star-5
Tour guide John was...
thomas_t
, Jul 2022
Tour guide John was patient & excellent teacher, shepherded us to where where we could see groups of turtles. Made good decisions about when it was getting too wavy, when to return, every competent. Saw 1 turtle w a "mane" of 6-8 cleaner fish down the back of its neck/back, a group of 3 touching flippers..saw about 6-8 different creatures. Kayaks always felt safe, John gave good instructions about how to get on & off without tipping (some did tip but easily recovered)!
star-5
Turtle town Kayak fun
Bunky_W
, Jul 2022
Carlos was a fabulous guide the conditions were difficult and we had some other smaller children in the group. He was super accommodating and even with the wind and little ones he got us over to hang out with the turtles and our little fam bam had a wonderful adventure. Mahalo Carlos! Great guide!
star-5
Turtles!
Sharon_H
, Jul 2022
Our guide Carlos was well informed and a pleasure to have guide us. The weather wasn't super optimal, but can't blame anyone but mother nature. Saw plenty of turtles so happy campers we were.
star-5
A must do in Maui
Michelle_L
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. So grateful they watch the waves and reschedule to better conditions. 7 am is early, but the best time to go.

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