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Address: Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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+1 808-879-8426
07:00 - 19:00
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Excellent snorkeling, easy kayaking, rough around the edges guide

We went on the 7:30 2.5 HR tour. The water and snorkeling experience with Makena Kayak was superb. It's a great location to see a lot of fish and we saw at least 7 turtles that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
Leann G
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We went on the 7:30 2.5 HR tour. The water and snorkeling experience with Makena Kayak was superb. It's a great location to see a lot of fish and we saw at least 7 turtles that get so close you have to be really careful not to touch them on accident. I've river and lake kayaked a few times and... More 

1 Thank Leann G
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This was a wonderful trip, well organized and fantastic snorkeling. Steve was our guide and he briefed us on the details. There were nine in our party plus Steve. We paddled out to a reef and dropped into the warm clear water. Great fish and many turtles, swimming up close (almost too close). Steve provided great equipment, anti-fog on googles,... More 

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My husband and I booked Makena Kayak and Tours for our very first ever ocean kayaking trip and would do it again with Makena in a heartbeat. We are seniors, and our guide, Jake was outstanding. He gave us the help we needed without making us feel like oldies. He was extremely knowledgeable of the marine life and took the... More 

1 Thank Joan R
San Fernando Valley
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

It was out first time in Maui and out first time to kayak and snorkel. Matt was our guide, he was wonderful and knowledgeable of the sites. Definitely recommend.

Thank yummymoe
Shoreview, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

This was our first time ever on maui and first time ocean kayaking. Our guide, david, was there and there was one other couple in our group. My husband was quite nervous, but David assured us it would be fine and gave us a lesson on what to do. We saw quite a few whales so didn't paddle a ton.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Booked a private tour with Rusty for our family of four (groups are usually 8 or more). Well worth it as we got out first and fast. Kayaked along the shore and stopped at a great little reef where we snorkeled with sea turtles and an abundant amount of fish. Rusty did an awesome job of showing us different wildlife... More 

Thank Jeff M
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Highly recommend! Very enthusiastic and friendly guide! Absolutely stunning snorkelling spots and plenty of sea life to see including heaps of turtles! Honestly couldn't have expected a better experience. If you are visiting the area definitely have a look at these guys!

2 Thank chl0e12
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78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

This was an okay experience, but if I ever take a kayak or snorkeling tour, I'll choose a different company. The worst part of the experience was trying to contact this company to reserve a slot. They were extremely difficult to get ahold of. Over and over again. I had to struggle through a few rounds of telephone tag over... More 

1 Thank 2Qbeds
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

If you want to snorkel in the same areas that the day cruises do, this is the trip for you. Much cheaper and they will take you to the same places. It is bare bone (limited snack - just a granola bar) but our guide was very fun and friendly. A nice active way to start the day. Fun and... More 

1 Thank 787Molly
Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

MAKENA KAYAK & TOURS WAS A NO-SHOW FOLLOWING OUR HOUR LONG DRIVE TO MAKENA LANDING. First, I will say this: the owners may try to weigh in with their own excuse or explanation, but there is no getting out of this one folks! I did things the way [probably] 99% of all travelers do [in booking an excursion]; Makena Kayak... More 

4 Thank MarilynManning

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