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South Pacific Kayaks

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Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
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Maui's favorite adventure team. See us for your Maui vacation fun - Kayak & Snorkel tours, Surf & SUP instruction, and rentals. Join us for a great Maui experience - from the gorgeous shore of South Maui to the more remote and adventures west side we have a location near you. Our adventures all are early in the morning taking advantage of the best weather windows, leaving you with a lot of day left over for more fun or chilling by the pool. Kayaking and snorkeling is the best way to see whales, turtles, dolphins, rays, and the multitude of unique and precious sea life. Surf and SUP just cause you can - Maui's a great spot to learn and you'll be the envy of all your friends and co-workers. We are open everyday and are here to make your Maui vacation a special memory of a lifetime.
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Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
+1 808-875-4848
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Our guide Nate from Indiana, what's a Hoosier know about kayaks and sea life. Well this young man was Jacques Cousteau Jr. He put us on a bunch of sea turtles early, we could swim right alongside of them. Then he swam around the reef...More

Thank Bill S
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Aloha Bill, Thanks so much for the great review. Nate is a friendly and knowledgeable guide who has a blast taking visitors out to see what all the fuss is about. Lots of turtles, and other reef life to show ......... Hope you had a...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We booked the kayak/snorkel turtle reef adventure that left from Makena. Steve was awesome and he made our trip fun, safe, educational and enjoyable. We could tell he has a passion for the ocean and the islands which he shared with us. We paddled out...More

Thank SUPgirl515
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience. Steve (the whale whisperer) has been with us for over 18 years and he knows his stuff. Hope you enjoyed all your Maui adventures and we look forward to having you back real soon!

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This tour was one of the best parts of our trip to Maui. Our tour guide, Nate, was absolutely fantastic - super knowledgeable, personable, and ready to address any questions or concerns anyone in the group had. He went above and beyond our expectations, even...More

Thank KRC17
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Aloha - We're glad you enjoyed the tour and thankful for your kind review. Makena is our recommended area for kayaking and snorkeling as it offers such a great variety. Mother nature does most of the work here so we're just there to lend a...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nate was our tour guide for the early morning kayak-snorkel tour in Makena Bay. He was fantastic - adapting to the needs of the diverse group. When some of the members of the tour were feeling nausea, he managed to get them to shore and...More

Thank SCADmom
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Aloha - We love hearing from our guests - thank you foe letting us be part of your Maui vacation. Nate is a great guide and very enthusiastic about making sure our guests get their experience with us. Mahalo and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our whole trip was amazing, but this part was really special. Our tour guide Nate was awesome - funny, helpful, knowledgeable. We saw 5 turtles! We took the early tour, and the conditions were excellent for kayaking and snorkeling. There was so much to love...More

Thank Kayla B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

My family and I took a kayak and snorkel tour with South Pacific Kayaks last week and it was so much fun. Our guide Jake was really outstanding taking us on a great kayak experience out to a very nice snorkel location where we say...More

Thank Inyo63
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write - We sincerely appreciate it. Jake is a great guide and has fun with his job. His desk provides a great view!! Aloha and hope to see you again. Remember to try us for all your...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Nate made our trip. Perfect weather and a wonderful understanding and helpful guide. Nate seemed part of our group as opposed to a herding tour guide. He was full of local knowledge and pointed out ideas that would help our stay later on.

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rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Aloha - Thank you for the kind review. Nate is an energetic and watchful guide who truly enjoys getting out and showcasing the beauty of Maui. Nate has the ability and demeanor to ensure everyone has a good time. Mahalo

Reviewed 6 June 2017

My brother, his fiance, and I had a fabulous kayak trip. Nate was a great guide! He took us to some great snorkel locations and really let us set the pace of the trip. He was tremendously knowledgeable about the marine wildlife. We saw a...More

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Wow! Our guide, Jake, made this kayak adventure humorous, educational, safe, and amazing! He brought us face to face with the anticipated turtles and provided additional information about other sea life. We quickly learned how to maneuver our kayak under his patient tutelage and enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This was our second kayak trip with South Pacific Kayak. They do an outstanding job and have well qualified guides. Our guide today was Jake. He was very knowledgeable and personable. A nice kayak trip in the ocean along with two good snorkel stops. I...More

Thank Bill B
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Aloha and Mahalo for the review, Hope Maui was a great vacation for you and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Aloha!~

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13 November 2015|
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Response from Megan M | Reviewed this property |
We were out for about 4 hours then about 30-45mins having a lunch on the beach.
Ruby R
14 April 2015|
Response from Jakeb R |
I'm a guide for this trip and it can be a paddle for some but if your athletic and ready for adventure it's an easy paddle.