Water activity

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui
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From US$ 91.40 per person

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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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Live tour guide
Small group
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. 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 through 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.

  • 2.5 hour guided kayak tour
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snorkeling
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People prone to seasickness
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

To find the meeting point, search "Makena Landing Maui" on Google or Apple maps. Please plan your drive in advance to ensure a timely arrival. There is parking at Makena Landing, located at Makena Landing, Maui, Hawaii 96753. If you're in the Makena Landing parking lot, with the ocean on the right, walk up over the little hill and you will see the kayaks. Alternatively, you can park at Maluaka Beach Parking Lot North and from there walk back towards Honoiki. Once there, ask for South Pacific Kayaks.

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Know before you go

  • This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15 AM and again at 10:30 AM some days. 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

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4.7 /5

based on 216 reviews

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We had a great time on this tour. Our guide Tyler was very knowledgeable and did a superb job helping all of us first-time kayakers and snorkellers have a good experience! We saw probably about 8 sea turtles, a lot of the coral reef, and a bunch of tropical fish. Definitely do this tour if you are thinking about it, even if you’ve never done this sort of thing before. We will definitely be doing this next time we’re in Maui!

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November 10, 2022

Outstanding experience. We had such a great time, even though my wife and daughter got really sea sick. Our guide, John, was so much fun and made the trip really enjoyable. He pointed out sites for us to see and brought us to an AMAZING spot with turtles all around. I would give this trip a 5+ stars rating. Make sure to ask for John if you want to have a great trip and you want to laugh the entire time.

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August 17, 2022

Our guide was Andres. We had never kayaked before and decided as 2 overweight, out of shape adults and a child, to go kayaking. He was patient, helpful, funny and gave us a great experience. Above all else he was kind, knowledgeable and extremely nice with my child. Definitely one of the best experiences we had on Maui. We didn’t see turtles at the first stop so he took us to a 2nd and ensured we saw some turtles. He kept checking the level and time of the activity was okay with each and every one of us. The tour was fantastic and beautiful, the land and ocean beautiful, the animals majestic and the guide was absolutely the BEST and made our trip!

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August 4, 2022

Product ID: 193313