How much Kayak experience do I need to Kayak in Maui?
A: Easy answer; no experience necessary. We welcome both first timers and well experienced kayak paddlers to join most of our Maui Kayak tours. There is one exception, the Molokini Challenge; this is a long distance paddle (10-15miles) and does take stamina, which is perfect for athletes looking to push themselves and train while on vacation.
What should I bring?
A: Maui Kayak Adventures will provide kayaks, life jackets, snorkel gear, and hydration. We suggest you bring swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to keep off the sun. Towel and change of clothes might be usefull to you if you plan on other Maui activities after you kayak tour.
What types of ocean wild life will we see on our Kayak tour?
A: On our kayak tours we regularly see lots of tropical fish, Honu (turtles), spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals and other types of sea life. During whale season (November-April) we see lots of Kohola, which is the Hawaiian word for whale.
When is the best time of year for a kayak tour?
A: In whale season we see lots of whales, which is really exciting, but all year around there is great snorkeling and sight seeing. Kayak tours are great because you get a well rounded experience, its like 3 activites in one!
How far are we paddling? Will I get tired?
A:Kayaking is a great sport because with ever stroke you take you get a farther distance in glide, you can paddle hard and go fast, or cruise and soak it in. Our tours last about 2 hours. Of that time, 70% is kayaking and the remainder of the time is spent snorkeling and talking story about the island and its rich history.
Why should I choose Maui Kayak Adventures over other kayak guides?
A: We are friends with many of the other outfits here on the island, many of them do a great job at keeping their customers happy and safe. What separates us is we focus on the experience, we want you to have fun and we want to keep the kayak tour accessible and affordable. Maui Kayak Adventures is sister activity to Hawaiian Paddle Sports, which is a private tour company, we wanted to bring that same experience to the group tour option so that Maui visitors could enjoy Maui even more. We love Maui, the ocean and what it gives to us, we want to share that
What is the difference between Private Tours and Group Tours?
A: In a group tour there will be other guests joining while private tours are for you and your friends & family only. Private tours are great for couples and families that would like to have that intimacy. Private tours have a minimum of 2 guests.