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  • Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    1. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    Your snorkeling tour to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town begins at Maalaea harbor, where you'll board the boat. Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. Located off the south shore of Kihei and rising 300 feet (91 meters) out of the water, the extinct volcanic cone of Molokini provides the opportunity to see native Hawaiian marine life in their natural habitat. Spot manta rays, fish, and sharks, who swim around the coral year-round. Molokini is protected as a marine preserve and bird sanctuary, so you can expect pristine conditions. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world and take advantage of the two water slides into the water. You can also take a peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing room. To ensure safety, a lifeguard will be in the water at all time...

  • Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

    2. 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. 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.

    Great experience and fun despite getting sea sick from the kayak. However, the tour guide Jakeb, was extremely helpful and patient with me and hilarious! You will have a great time with Jakeb. Definitely take something for nausea before kayaking, just in case you get sick or the waters a choppier than usual. (5 stars)

  • Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

    3. Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

    Kayak through Maui's blue ocean to embark on a whale watching adventure. This tour provides a perspective like no other. Gliding along the water, you will be eye-level with the ocean and can see the marine wildlife up-close and personal. After checking in, your expert guide will provide hands on instruction on how to manage your kayak, from landing, launching, paddling and how to get in and out for the snorkeling component. This tour features "sit on top" kayaks which makes for easy-on/easy-off access. Your guide will launch each kayak, setting you out into the great blue sea. As a group on the water, your guide will brief you about whats planned and where you will visit. To begin your adventure, you will paddle out to search for whales (whales are seasonal here and populations vary yearly). Along the way, your local guide will share island stories, information, folklore, and more. When...

    Our guide, John, was charismatic and knowledgeable. The kayaking was a blast and we got to kayak alongside dolphins! The snorkeling was also excellent, we saw a wide variety of fish and our guide found a huge sea turtle for us to see! Was overall an excellent tour and was the perfect amount of time. Would definitely recommend it and do it again ourselves next time we’re in Maui. Just FYI the whales are only around Jan-March.

  • Maui: Small Group Surf Lesson in Kihei - South Maui

    4. Maui: Small Group Surf Lesson in Kihei - South Maui

    Join a surfing lesson and enjoy a fun, safe and unforgettable surfing experience. Learn to surf at a surf school in Kihei. Everything you need to surf is provided in one easy lesson. Each lesson includes a 10-15 minute land lesson on the basics of surfing and ocean safety. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water with your instructor. This semi-private lesson is great for couples or kids. Your lesson will include 2-12 students from your party and a private instructor. It will be more individualized than a group lesson, and allows you to receive more attention from your instructor and enables the style of teaching to be adapted depending on the ability of your party

    It was so fun! The instructor was amazing and he taught us how to surf super easily! I planned this activity for my husband since he’s wanted to surf for quite a while, and even though I didn’t think I’d really get into it, I LOVED it!!! We had so much fun that we went back the next day and rented surf boards to go out again!

  • Maui: Beginner Level Private Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson

    5. Maui: Beginner Level Private Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson

    Start out with a brief lesson on the shore before getting into the ocean with your paddleboard. Feel secure as your professional guide leads you every paddle of the way. Review your shore lesson out on the water and you'll be stand-up paddleboarding in no time. For small children, expert help is at hand. Kids will be able to sit on the front of the paddleboard with a guide. Children will be safe as they paddleboard along with the rest of the family.  Look back on the experience with a specialty photograph documenting your paddleboarding success available on social media. Round off the session with a fresh fruit picnic while checking out the stunning scenery of Haleakala Crater from the ocean.

  • Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel with Deli Lunch

    6. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel with Deli Lunch

    See Maui from a new perspective as you swim and snorkel alongside its marine life at Molokini and Turtle Town. Cruise to these famous snorkeling destinations by catamaran, and enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard.

    Meet your captain and crew near Maalaea Harbor for your check-in. Board the comfortable catamaran and enjoy a continental breakfast of cinnamon rolls, donuts, fresh fruits, coffee, and juice as you head towards Molokini.

    Arrive at Molokini and admire the scenery of the extinct volcanic cone, home to around 250 different local species. Jump into the water and snorkel with native wildlife such as black triggerfish, yellow tang, and parrotfish.

    Continue onto Turtle Town, where you’ll swim with protected Hawaiian green sea turtles among the underwater lava formations. Rest assured a lifeguard wil...

    The staff were amazing and very helpful. We had fun snorkeling but unfortunately not as many fish or turtles as I was expecting. Very windy day but staff made recommendations to help keep everyone safe. Good day overall

  • From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

    7. From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

    Embark on a half-day snorkeling adventure on a glass-bottomed catamaran, with breakfast, lunch, and a professional crew included. Look out for all types of Pacific marine life, from dolphins to turtles and coral reefs, in 2 snorkeling spots — the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. 

    Begin your tour at Maalaea Harbor to board your boat. Join the crew aboard the Calypso, Maui's newest addition to the fleet, where you can even view the ocean from its glass bottom. Benefit from an easy-to-use stairway in and out of the water, lots of shade, and plenty of Jimmy Buffet music. 

    Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. Next, be dazzled by Molokini Crater, located off the south shore of Kihei. Expect pristine conditions as Molokini is a protected marine preserve and bird san...

    Purchased three adult tickets for my children months in advance of vacation. Super easy purchasing and voucher digital download. Kids had a great time!!

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What people are saying about Kihei

Our guide, John, was charismatic and knowledgeable. The kayaking was a blast and we got to kayak alongside dolphins! The snorkeling was also excellent, we saw a wide variety of fish and our guide found a huge sea turtle for us to see! Was overall an excellent tour and was the perfect amount of time. Would definitely recommend it and do it again ourselves next time we’re in Maui. Just FYI the whales are only around Jan-March.

Great experience and fun despite getting sea sick from the kayak. However, the tour guide Jakeb, was extremely helpful and patient with me and hilarious! You will have a great time with Jakeb. Definitely take something for nausea before kayaking, just in case you get sick or the waters a choppier than usual. (5 stars)

One of the best snorkeling experiences that I’ve ever had. The staff Carlos, Emily, and Svensen (sp) were phenomenal! Great attention to all the passengers and great information. Seeing the sea turtles was an experience that I will never forget!

Madison was our guide and she did a great job. We stopped at an awesome snorkeling location and a turtle filled location. We snorkeled every day we were on Maui and this was our favorite day!

Purchased three adult tickets for my children months in advance of vacation. Super easy purchasing and voucher digital download. Kids had a great time!!