Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

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Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

From $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.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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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. 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
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Makena Landing, Maui, Hawaii 96753 Free parking available at Beach Park.

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  • 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 58 reviews

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Our guide Brandon was awesome, knowledgeable, personable, and gave great direction. You could tell he was having a great time and was excited to share his love of the ocean with us. Brandon also had great stories about the island and was very entertaining. The kayaking was fun and the snorkeling was even better. Swam with a sea turtle and saw a wide variety of fish. It was fantastic and I highly recommend this tour.

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May 24, 2021

This was my favorite experience in Maui. We did the early morning tour with Jake. He was a great tour guide and we learned a lot about Maui from him. My SO does not know how to swim and she felt at ease with Jake showing us how to use the snorkel gear. The water was super clear and we saw four turtles. I would pick this over the luau that we attended.

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May 11, 2021

My wife and I loved this activity. We were up in Kaanapali and drove down for a 7:15 time slot. It was so worth it! Our tour guide John was amazing, the water was beautiful, and we got to see a few sea turtles; one even broke the suface and swam near our kayaks. Great activity!

May 9, 2021

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