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Kayaking in South Maui

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Kayaking in South Maui

We are staying in Kihei and would like to do some kayaking. Can I get some recommendations on which company I should go with?

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1. Re: Kayaking in South Maui

Get yourself to the Mana Kai resort, south of the Kihei Boat Ramp, ocean side. There is the Surfside AND the Mana Kai together. The shop you want is in the Mana Kai. Walk through the lobby, then turn left. The shop is on the bottom floor of the Mana Kai. You can also rent SUP boards from them.

Actually, are you looking to go by yourself or a guided tour????

Edited: 09 October 2012, 22:42
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2. Re: Kayaking in South Maui

Glad you want a tour company.. Open ocean kayaking can be dangerous, the tour guides know how to read the weather and ocean conditions.

Some that get good reviews on TA..

http://www.keliiskayak.com/

http://www.mauikayaks.com/

http://www.alohakayaksmaui.com/

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We have Kayaked a number of times, but never on the ocean. I think we will do a tour thing the first time and then go from there. Does the Mana Kai shop let you take the kayaks out on your own?

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I second the opinion for going with a tour guide (at least your first few times -- ocean kayaking is just different!). We've been out with Kelii's Kayaks twice, and are planning to go out with them again next week. Their tours combine kayaking with snorkeling, and are led by knowledgeable & friendly guides.

Enjoy your trip!

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The Mana Kai lets you take them on your own. We are like you. We own kayaks at home but the ocean was new territory. We did two guided tours over two Maui visits and then rented from the Surf Shack at the Mana Kai after that. We kept our egos in check and cruised up and down the coast during the earlier hours. We took them out one afternoon and found the surf a little more challenging getting to and from shore.

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Kelii's is awesome, highly recommend them!

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The guided tours for kayak and snorkel are definitely worth it. The guides bring you to great snorkel spots that are a little further out from shore, they anchor the boats and tie them together, and they help you get in and out of the kayak. We loved the ones we did from Makena Landing.

Have fun!

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Thank you to everybody

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9. Re: Kayaking in South Maui

Aloha!

I recommend you take a look at Maui Eco Tours too. I had a great experience with them in May.

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