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Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

1. Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Explore the ocean and see marine wildlife on this family-friendly kayaking tour– great for children 5 and up. Go snorkeling and feast on complimentary snacks and beverages as you go. Take a group kayaking tour where 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. Take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel in this unique environment. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages as part of your tour.

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Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

2. Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

Your guided kayaking tour will begin as you check-in at the store front to sign your waivers, grab a bottle of complimentary water, and gear up for the kayak and hiking adventure. You will also be provided with a dry-bag to put all your personal belongings in to keep everything dry on the hike. From here, your group will head out with your professional guide to the Wailua River for an epic kayaking and hike adventure. You will paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Not only will your guide show you the pristine and natural wonderment of the Wailua River, but they will also teach you about the rich history of the area. Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trail head for Secret Falls. Here, you will dock up your kayak before heading out on a moderate hike through the Wailua Rainforest, the original home of the first Hawaiians. These original explorers of the island paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1,500 years ago. You will hear about the legends of Hawaii and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai’s most sacred area. Hike through Kauai rainforest to the beautiful Secret Falls. The final portion of your hike is to the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125 feet into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and rainforest. You can take a refreshing dip and play in the pool while your guide prepares your picnic lunch for you and your crew. When booking, please select a sandwich option: • Turkey Rose: Rosemary mayo on whole wheat, tomato sprouts • Ham & Cheese: Cheddar on whole wheat, tomato sprouts • Veggie: Hummus on multi-grain, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts • Turkey Rose on Lettuce wrap: Rosemary mayo on lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts • Ham & Cheese on Lettuce wrap: Cheddar on lettuce wrap, tomato sprouts • Veggie on Lettuce Wrap: Hummus on lettuce wrap, cucumber, black olives, tomato, sprouts

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Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

3. Maui: Premium Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

On this premier tour you will have a full morning of kayaking and snorkeling in Maui’s beautiful south coast. Anyone needing more water time, snorkeling and sunshine, this 4-mile paddle is the trip you're looking for. Expect a full morning of kayaking, exceptional snorkeling, reef life, beautiful corals, and turtles everywhere. Based on the weather and ocean currents, your expert tour guide will adjust your trip to either be more kayaking or more snorkeling to ensure the best excursion. In this small group setting, you will have more time to be in the water and see more marine wildlife! Before the action begins, you will receive an orientation with your guides, ensuring that you have all the appropriate snorkel and kayaking gear you require. During your guided tour you will get to stop at 2-3 prime snorkeling spots. These spots have been chosen to maximize your chances of seeing beautiful underwater marine life. You will also have the chance to enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages throughout the day, provided by your friendly and informative guides.

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Hawaii: North Shore Adventure with Waimea Waterfall Hike

4. Hawaii: North Shore Adventure with Waimea Waterfall Hike

Spend the day away from busy Honolulu and surround yourself in the beauty of Hawaii’s North Shore. Start the day with pickup from your accommodation, then head off on your adventure. Enjoy a guided hike to one of the region’s most beautiful waterfalls, Waimea, and feel immersed in the gorgeous greenery that surrounds you. Then cool off with a refreshing dip in the water. After the activity of your choice, enjoy a stroll along one of the North Shore's many white sandy beaches, sample local coffee, and more.

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Kauai: Wailua River Kayaking in Paradise Trip

5. Kauai: Wailua River Kayaking in Paradise Trip

Soak up the sun in paradise and get up close with native animals like turtles and fish on a guided kayaking trip in Kauai that you won’t forget. Experience a day like no other out in the ocean; see the Kauai Lagoons, Anini Beach Park, and the Wailua River. Meet your guide at the Keālia Beach Park, a popular spot for everyday locals and seasoned surfers alike. Receive a kayak and head out to take advantage of the beauty of the so-called Garden Isle. With your vessel, you'll have access to all the secret locations on Kauai including the Wailua River, Na Pali Coast, and the one-of-a-kind lagoons on Kauai like Anini Beach Park. There is no need to lug your watercraft on your car; all the hard work is done for you. Explore at your own pace and, when you're ready, head back in to drop off your kayak rental. 

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Kailua: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Excursion with Lunch

6. Kailua: 2-Hour Guided Kayak Excursion with Lunch

Perfect for beginners or travelers wanting to perfect their skills, this kayak tour has been designed to show off the very best that Hawaii has to offer. Follow a qualified guide to their favorite locations around the bay, visit secluded coves, discover Hawaii’s marine life, and find the best spots to snorkel. During the tour you’ll also protect the island by helping to collect marine plastics as well as learn how to positively interact with wildlife. The tour focuses on sustainable tourism and incorporates eco-friendly practices, such as the elimination of single-use-plastics at lunch. Get kitted out with all the necessary safety gear before hopping onboard your kayak and heading into the water. The first stop of the day is the beautiful Popoi’a Island, where you can admire and learn about the nesting sea-birds which are protected here. Next, follow your guide on an easy eco-hike around the island, and explore the tide pools that line the shore. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, replenish your energy with a snack break. While you eat, marvel at the magnificent landscapes of dormant volcanoes and the Ko’olau Mountain Range, which provide the perfect back drop to learn about Hawaii’s geologic history. Back on the kayak, soak up the tranquil atmosphere as you go in search of the green sea turtles that call these waters their home. Next, enjoy some free time to snorkel in search of colorful marine life, have a go at boogie boarding, or simply relax on the beach.

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Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

7. Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

This family-friendly kayaking tour is great for children 5 years old and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles (4km) through the Ukumehame Coastline. Along the way, you will have opportunities to stop and snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and tropical fish. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins, as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October through April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth. 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. 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.

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Waikiki: North Shore & Hanauma Bay East End Sightseeing Tour

8. Waikiki: North Shore & Hanauma Bay East End Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a fun and relaxing day on Oahu with a sightseeing tour to the North Shore. See the famous Banzai Pipeline where pro-surfers ride the waves. Head to Waimea Bay Beach Park and Waimea Falls (optional) to hike and see some gorgeous waterfalls.  For lunch, dig into some of the best shrimp on the island. Grab a plate, relax, and enjoy yourself. The next step includes the Dole Plantation for a serving of tasty pineapple ice cream. End the day with a cruise south on the H3 Highway where you will enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. Along the highway, you will see where great Hollywood productions such as Jurassic Park and Lost were filmed.

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Kauai: Private Kayaking Adventure with Photos

9. Kauai: Private Kayaking Adventure with Photos

Enjoy a family-friendly kayak trip at your own pace. Explore all the river has to offer including secret waterfalls, sacred fern grottoes, and local cliff jumping spots. Meet your guide, who is a trained naturalist and wildlife photographer. In addition to showing you the river, they will capture your precious memories in pictures during the adventure. Receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, and potentially more if you write a timely review about your experience. Go on this adventure to explore the natural beauty of Kauai by kayak.

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Maui: Turtle Town Private Kayak & Snorkel Tour

10. Maui: Turtle Town Private Kayak & Snorkel Tour

Come enjoy a perfect morning on the water kayaking and snorkeling on this tour of Maui's picturesque Turtle Town in Kihei, no experience necessary. Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) and enjoy panoramic views. Start your tour with a brief lesson about fish identification followed by a paddle lesson. Then, it's right onto the water to start your adventure. See views of Mauna Haleakalā, Kahalawai, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai. After a scenic paddle through Makena Bay to the snorkel destination, it's time to drop anchor and go on a guided reef tour. Once in the water, cruise around at your own pace as you enjoy the colorful coral, beautiful fish, and turtles. After snorkeling and sightseeing under the colorful waters, it's back to the kayaks for water and snacks. Then, paddle back to the beach to finish your tour. Benefit from free photos taken during the tour to remember your experience.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

We had a great time with the kayaking and snorkel tour with "Scuba Steve". We saw a few turtles and Steve took several photos and videos. Steve was very patient in helping us with getting in and out of the kayaks and gave a detailed tour of the sealife. Highly recommended

Highly recommend!!! Loved it!! (We are over 70 and a bit out of condition, so the Kayak portion was a tad long for us). GREAT GUIDE, Nathan!! Loved the hike and the waterfall, but know that you WILL get wet.

Amazing trip!!! Beautiful views, rough hike with the muddy trails, but so worth it getting to the waterfall. Nathan our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable about the island.

We all had a great time out on the kayaks and with snorkeling. Saw lots of fish and even turtles. Our guide Kyle, was the best and had an incredible attitude.

The tour is awesome! We had a great time. Thanks Steven for going above and beyond to help us