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Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

From US$ 91.40 per person

Discover Turtle Town on this 2.5 hour guided kayak and snorkel tour. Your expert guide will take you on a 2-mile kayaking adventure through Makena Bay to see green sea turtles, tropical fish, and other marine sea wildlife endemic to Hawaii.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Kayak through Makena Bay to see Turtle Town, home to a high concentration of Hawaiian Green Sea turtles
  • Snorkel to top spots around the Bay to see the flourishing marine wildlife
  • Snacks and beverages are included on this tour
Full description
Explore the ocean and see marine wildlife on this family friendly kayaking tour– great for children 5 and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles through Makena Bay. Turtle Town is known as one of Maui's best kayaking and snorkeling destinations. Spot ocean wildlife as you battle through the blue hawaiian surf. This location is famous for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle population and exceptional paddling conditions on Maui's calm blue waters. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October thru April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth.
  • 2.5 Hour guided kayak tour
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snorkeling at 2 top sites
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Meet at Makena Landing, Maui, Hawaii 96753 • Free parking is available at Beach Park • If you're in the parking lot, with the ocean on the right, walk up over the little hill and look for the kayaks • Alternatively, you can park at Maluaka Beach Parking Lot North and from there walk back towards Honoiki • Please plan to check-in 15 minutes prior to start time

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Know before you go

  • This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15am and again at 10:30am. The early morning tour offers calmer waters and are perfect for beginner kayakers or can be sensitive to sea sickness. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to departure to get settled in. You will have access to a dry bag to keep your belongings dry while on the water. Anything that doesn't need to come with you in the water, please leave in your car. All kayaking and snorkel gear are provided on this tour, along with light snacks and beverages. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a towel, and sunscreen.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 104 reviews

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A must-do outing in Maui! So many turtles swimming around you, plus beautiful reefs and fish. Our guide Andres was so helpful, fun and made us feel safe. Also, if you're an unexperienced kayaker, I recommend booking the early morning tour – water is more calm and easier to kayak through.

November 26, 2021

Jake was so much fun! We absolutely LOVED this excursion. Jake was super nice, let us know everything we needed and made it super easy to go out on the kayaks. We saw TONS of turtles, fish and heard some awesome fish stories :). We HIGHLY recommend this trip and will definitely do this again when we come back to Maui. Be sure to book the morning time slot as the wind does pick up in the afternoon and makes it harder to swim/paddle. We did the 7:15-10:15 time and it was perfect! Thanks Jake from State Farm!

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October 5, 2021

What an amazing first experience for snorkeling. The drive to Makena Landing from Lahaina was about 40 minutes ~ leave early to see the sunrise on the drive over & arrive by 7AM. John was very personable and made us feel comfortable before we began our adventure. We went over proper body mechanics for kayaking & snorkeling do’s & dont’s. As someone who struggles with anxiety I cannot recommend this activity enough! I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did ~ or feel as calm as I did while being out on the ocean. I felt safe & free! The waves were so calm & the water was insanely clear. We saw various marine life (a turtle as soon as we left shore and a RARE monk seal!!!) It’s clear John is passionate about ocean life & respecting Hawaiian culture. He taught us what “aloha” actually means! :) I am very appreciative of John’s humor, knowledge and fun charisma. You will not be disappointed on this beautiful excursion with him. He will guide & show you the ocean’s beauty.

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October 1, 2021

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