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Address: Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753
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US$69.00*
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Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui
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Makena Whale Watching and Snorkel
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Honolua Kayak and Snorkel Expedition

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Kayaking with whales!

We have had two great trips (Feb 2015 and 2017) with guide John. This year the conditions were marginal for days, and the office worked with us to rebook and find a day that would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
jvj3
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had two great trips (Feb 2015 and 2017) with guide John. This year the conditions were marginal for days, and the office worked with us to rebook and find a day that would work. When we showed up at Makena, winds were up and the surf was high. But we went anyway after a thorough briefing with John,... More 

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for the really positive review! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us despite the weather. Mahalo. More 

Napa, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say up front that I have a fear of the ocean, but with this company (and mainly the guide) I felt at ease, even way off the coast. We headed out and we shortly found ourselves far out in the ocean looking for whales. We saw them in the distance and soon we were on the hunt.... More 

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We pride ourselves on having some of the best Guides on Island so value your positive feedback. Mahalo. More 

North Branch, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 6 with most of us being 1st time kayakers. Our tour guide Ryland was awesome and patient with us. We will definitely do this tour again!!!

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review! Its good to know that your first kayaking experience was a positive one. Mahalo. More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Matt, our guide, did a fantastic job leading a whale watching kayak outing. Even he was surprised when a humpback surfaced about 8-10 feet from us, though. That was an amazing experience, to be that close to a whale! We saw other whales and several turtles. Matt related lots of interesting Maui facts and history. He clearly knew how to... More 

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We enjoy getting feedback from our happy customers. Mahalo. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kayak and snorkelling trip with Matt was wonderful. We saw whales and snorkelled with turtles. Matt has a wealth of information from kayaking to whales to the history of the area to turtles, which he happily shared with the group. And as a bonus he provided the names of the best places to eat! Thank you so much for... More 

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review , we appreciate your positive comments. Mahalo. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great kayaking trip on our last day in Maui. Rylen was our guide. He did a great job!! We saw a few whales. The snorkeling was the best part. Saw a lot of turtles, schools of fish and the beautiful reef. Highly recommend this trip. Wish it could have been longer.

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we enjoy getting positive feedback! Mahalo. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our morning with John was spent in search of Humpback whales, and a stopover at a "turtle cleaning" cove. Three of us had a morning of having Humpback whales passing alongside our group. Our guide John was very knowledgeable, and very respectful of the local wildlife. We have been coming to Maui once a year for the past 6 or... More 

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the really great review! We love getting such positive feedback. Mahalo. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our guide John did an excellent job. He was very detailed, gave great safety tips and was very engaging. He had excellent knowledge of the area and did an excellent job of pointing out things both on the surface and while snorkeling.

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Thank you for the good review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your trip! Mahalo. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We went as a party of two families - 4 adults, 2 6th grade boys, a 9th grade boy and a 12th grade girl. We had a blast and everyone in the group, from the kids to the adults enjoyed Matt's company and expertise. He was laid back and seemed to even enjoy our kids! We saw really cool underwater... More 

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Carole H, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to give us a good review. We are sorry you weren't aware of the initial procedure and appreciate your understanding. Mahalo. More 

Lahaina, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Matt seemed exhausted, distracted and not on his game for sure. Seemed like he wanted us to want to whale watch because that would be easier but we didn't sign up for that. We wanted to see turtles and snorkel. Took us to a more private area after we finally spoke up but there was no visibility so then took... More 

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