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Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle provided by Kelii's Kayak Tours

Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle

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Discover what lies above and below the clear waters of Makena Bay on a kayak and snorkel tour. Choose a single or 2-person kayak, then enjoy exceptional mountain views and possible wildlife sightings as you paddle along the coastline. Later use provided snorkel gear to explore colorful reefs that are home to endangered sea turtles. No experience is necessary for either activity and guides are happy to provide instruction.
  • You'll start at
    5110 Makena Rd
    5110 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    Makena Landing is apprx 60 yards South (ocean on your right) of this address. look for trailer and kayaks, around the bend, along the beach. Just ask for Kelii's Kayak Tours!
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    Makena Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    Unique cove with beautiful reefs, and turtles. Views of Molokini as well as Haleakala Mountain while you paddle
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  • You'll end at
    5110 Makena Rd
    5110 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    Makena Landing is apprx 60 yards South (ocean on your right) of this address. look for trailer and kayaks, around the bend, along the beach. Just ask for Kelii's Kayak Tours!
    See address & details
  • Observe local marine life in its natural habitat
  • Use a single person kayak or share with a friend
  • Get the personalized experience of a small group
  • Enjoy provided lunch if longer tour selected
Important Information
Departure Point
5110 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides
  • Quality late model ocean touring kayaks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Light refreshments
  • Life Jackets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off NOT included
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 10 paddlers per guide.
  • Paddling distance for 2.5 hour tour is approximately 2.5 miles. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Angie L wrote a review Feb 2020
Sebastopol, California4 contributions
We had Greg as our guide and it felt easy going and comfortable the whole time. As soon as we paddled out we saw a Humpback whale! They say you need to stop paddling once you are a minimum of 100 yards, but the whales stay right there and sometimes even come closer! We also went
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Josh B wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the four hour trip and were fortunate to have great weather. Our guide Curtis the "whale whisperer" was excellent. We kayaked out far to watch whales then came back in to shore and hit two great snorkeling spots. Saw a whole bunch of sea turtles. On the way in a mama and
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Bonnie L wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Washington13 contributions
We kayaked with the whales. Snorkeled with the turtles and the beautiful fish living in the reef off Makena beach. Our guide Jeremiah was awesome. He shared many stories of local legend of Maui. He is a character and will keep you laughing. He knew where to go to find the
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jocey wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada55 contributions3 helpful votes
Can't really fault the guide, Greg, who was friendly and did his best. Unfortunately, we didn't see anything - no turtles, no whales, no fish. Weather wasn't great (overcast and a bit choppy) and tour probably should've been cancelled/post-poned the night before/morning of, but
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Date of experience: January 2020
kaypasa55 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chicago30 contributions3 helpful votes
Jeremiah was our kayaking guide and he was a hoot! But also of course very capable, knowledgeable and professional.... he provided a very enjoyable experience - we even sighted a couple of humpbacks very nearby! Additionally, he was kind enough to help me get back on board the
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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By: Kelii's Kayak Tours
Lifetime Experience
Wow. We picked Kelii’s Kayak Tours for the positive reviews and more intimate experience than the larger boat excu
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Curtis and Olowalu Beach
FANTABULOUS!! Curtis (my guide) was phenomenal! I did this solo, as my other half was having the time of his life r
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How can you beat kayaking with whales and turtles!?
My wife and I went on the south Maui kayak and snorkel, and we had an absolute blast! Our guide Curtis even took us
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Best Kayak trip EVER
First thing...ask for Curtis. He was amazing! Led us straight to humpback whales. Happily answered the million ques
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Saw whales, turtles and many fish
Curtis took us on a 3+ hour kayak tour. He was very knowledgeable about the Maui and the surrounding islands. He
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Kayaking to whale song!
We had a great experience doing the early morning kayak around Turtle Town. Tyler was an amazing guide. I’ve had ma
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WONDERFUL - A Once-In-A-Lifetime Special 50th Wedding Anniversary Experience!
It is hard to describe just how awesome this kayak and snorkeling experience was. We saw many whales, and even saw
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Catherine K
Amazing Maui experience
Outstanding kayak and snorkel company. This is actually the 2nd time we’ve gone out w/ them/Curtis. They know the b
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Barb S
Best trip ever
We have been to Maui many times but this was the first time we have whale watched on kayaks and snorkeled off Olowa
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Best excursions of the trip!
We can’t thank our guide Tyler enough for taking such good care of us. He was very patient, personable, informative
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Amazing morning with the whales. Tyler was the best
We had an absolutely amazing time this morning. Tyler was our guide and he far exceeded our expectations. He knew j
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Whale watching and snorkeling
I have to say this was one of the most incredible experiences in my life!! Curtis took us out on the kayaks and sta
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Fantastic animal viewing
We had a great time with Curtis. He made everything easy. First we paddled out and saw humpback whales. One got exc
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Awesome trip!!!
We went out with a group of eight yesterday and it couldn’t have been better. Curtis was our guide and he was wonde
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Awesome experience
It was a great experience kayak and snorkeling. Good for beginners as well. The tour guide Jeremiah was very helpfu
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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