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Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui provided by Maui Kayaks

Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui

Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
4.5
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£90.10
per adult
91% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Group size:
10
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    10
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 31081P11
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for children under 8 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
  • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for children under 8 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Makena Landing Park
    5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Makena Landing Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    ***** Please check-in 15 minutes early at 6:45am for 7am start time. ***** Our deluxe trip! Kayak and snorkel the beautiful South Maui waters.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
36 reviews
Excellent
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elisampt
Oakland, CA10 contributions
Oct 2021
I went with my dad and two brothers on a tour led by Carlos. We were part of a group of 12, which is on the large side. As a result it took us a bit longer to get out onto the water and to circle up at the places where we stopped to snorkel, but Carlos did a good job at managing a large group. He was patient but efficient, knowledgeable, and funny. We changed course at the beginning due to increased wind. Although I would have loved to paddle farther and spend more time on the water, I felt safe with Carlos' decision and we still had two snorkeling stops where we saw eels, beautiful fish, and lots of sea turtles! The underwater photography was an incredible added value, especially after Carlos gave us a group discount on the photo package.
Written 24 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ryanmdlc
Yorba Linda, CA17 contributions
Jul 2021
Our group of 8 had a kayak and snorkeling tour this morning with John at Maui Kayaks. He was awesome! Genuinely loves his job and is very knowledgeable of the marine life, which was plentiful. We've been on enough tours to know that not all guides get into the water with their group and actually interact with everyone - But John did.

We paid for the photography package and it's definitely worth it. John is on it and constantly snapping away with his underwater camera.

Another key thing to consider with a tour like this is group size. Ours was 10 total. I wouldn't recommend a group larger than that. It becomes less intimate and you're slowed down by sea sick participants, first time snorkelers, etc.
Written 14 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time kayaking and snorkeling in the Makena/Wailea area! Carlos was our guide for the tour and he did an awesome job. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and we learned a ton about the island, the reefs, and kayaking/snorkeling in general. The weather wasn't the best on the day we went, causing the water to be a bit murky, but Carlos made sure we had an awesome time anyway. He also took pictures with his underwater camera, which made for nice keepsakes of the day. Overall, I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a unique way to experience the island and the ocean!
Written 19 April 2022
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Johnny G
Hailey, ID2 contributions
Nov 2021
Carlos has been in the tourism industry for decades, mainland and Central America included. Fully immersed in the history and culture on Maui he directs your attention to Mountain View’s, islands in the distance and the world below the waves. Carlos gives his clients a simple “three golden rules” for their safety and well being during the tour. A great morning of kayak, snorkeling and seeing amazing sights.
Written 13 November 2021
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Maia B
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Carlos our guide was fantastic! My friend hadn't kayaked in the ocean and was a bit nervous but Carlos was there to put her at ease. He took us to the best places at the best times and was very knowledgeable telling us all about the area. We got to see everything and swim with the turtles. Thank you!
Written 8 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gratefulkatief
Phoenix, AZ1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Carlos was our guide, and he did an amazing job. Super attentive to everyone on the tours needs, and made sure we were safe. Not only was he an excellent guide on the tour itself, but he gave great tips on other places to see, and eat- which we did -
And they were excellent suggestions. Carlos felt like a real friend not just a guide, and also did some underwater photography on the trip!! We saw sea turtles and many fish, all in all it was an excellent experience. I am a huge fan of kayaking so I loved that too! I wish I could remember what grocery store he mentioned!! Thanks so much Carlos and team! Mahalo!
Written 7 October 2021
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Tina C
1 contribution
Had an amazing time kayaking and snorkeling Makena Bay with Carlos. He was so personable and laid back, gently guiding us to each destination. With great humor, knowledge, and positive energy, he made the trip very memorable. We were able to see a LOT of fish, including different schools of fish feeding amongst the coral. We were able to swim with sea turtles which was just spectacular. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone.
Written 23 July 2021
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Marci C
Seattle, WA7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
John S was a great tour leader. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles in addition to lots of colorful fish. He gave us great tips for snorkeling. The water was a bit rough but I felt completely safe with him knowing we wouldn’t be out if it wasn't safe.
Written 9 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for taking time out to give us a good review! Mahalo.
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark A
Ottsville, PA4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We had a great day on the water with Carlos. It was a beautiful and calm sea this morning, unfortunately the whales didn't cooperate (of course there were tons of them yesterday) but we saw spinner dolphins and a couple of whales from afar. We went to two snorkel locations, very different but both were good snorkeling. At the first site we were surrounded by turtles, 19 or more and they were happy to hang out with us. At the second site we saw an octopus and eels. Carlos was great with everyone and in no hurry to get back, we were out much longer than advertised and never a push to finish up and get us off the water. A good time was had by all. Mahalo!
Written 22 February 2022
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Judy E
Portland3 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I took this kayak and snorkeling tour and had a great time. We saw lots of turtles and pretty fish. Andres was our guide. He was very fun but also saftey consious. He did a good job ot tailoring the trip to the groups skill level. I highly recomend this trip and Andres as a guide.
Written 14 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing swim with sea turtles
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Turtley Awesome!
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Carlos Turtle Guide Greatness
Our guide, Carlos, amazing man. Friendly, well spoken, patient ( very professional, he waited 20 minutes longer f
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Awesome Must-Do Experience!
Andres was an amazing guide! Knowledgeable, friendly and made the trip lots of fun. We got to swim with sea turtles
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Amazing Experience
This was the most fun I've ever had in the ocean. Carlos, our guide, was incredibly professional, courteous, and ve
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Amazing experience, amazing guide
Andres was an amazing guide on an incredible experience. He made everyone comfortable and confident even the two ch
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Must do in Maui!
We had such a special experience for our excursion! Our guide, Carlos, was patient, knowledgeable, very thorough, a
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Fantastic Adventure
The combination of paddling kayaks and snorkeling made this extra fun for us. Andres was a great guide, accommodat
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We ended up getting to paddle out of Lahaina on a beautiful sunny day, which allowed us to see the reefs in full co
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Wonderful experience
Our guide Andres was awesome. Fun, informative and cared about everyone being taken care of and having a great time
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Wonderful Experience!
Great tour! Our tour guide Andres was great, super friendly, and accommodating. The location was beautiful and we w
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Great experience!
Our tour guide Carlos was awesome! We saw so many amazing things and really enjoyed the whole experience.
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The best Kayak/snorkeling in Maui
Carlos was an excellent tour guide! He really embodies the Hawaiian life style! He made sure everyone had a safe ka
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Turtle Town fun!!
What an incredible way to spend a morning in Maui! Carlos was a wonderful tour guide and great photographer. He cre
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Great trip!
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