Water activity

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Water activity

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui
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From US$ 106.45 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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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

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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 227 reviews

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Our guide "Jake from State Farm" made it a truly memorable experience. Being that it was the first time several of us had snorkeled, we were glad he was patient and thorough. Nature did her thing, clear, warm waters and plenty of turtles and sea life to look at. I would absolutely recommend.

March 24, 2023

our guide was fantastic - i never really dug snorkeling, and i mentioned that. He took extra time with me and explained best ways to use snorkel. They also made a GREAT suggestion to show up to an earlier time because afternoon kayaking can be windy and sometimes less to see when snorkeling. Best kayak and snorkeling i've ever done! Our guide, John, was funny, educational and super fun!

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March 24, 2023

It was a magical experience. I'm so happy my family and I decided to participate in this activity. We were all adults with little experience in kayaking and snorkeling. Our guide, Tyler, was fantastic. He was very chill, patient, helpful, caring, and informative. He definitely set the mood for the experience. The only downfall is that a few of my family members got seasick. However, that still doesn't take away from the beautiful experience. We saw turtles, fishes and corals. Definitely recommend!

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 193313