Kayak Makena Turtle Town
South Maui Kayaking Adventure
Our expert kayak snorkel guides take you on an exploration of the dozen stunning reefs located in Turtle Town. Located in on Maui’s southern side of Haleakala, Turtle Town is sunny, with light winds almost year round… in the early morning that is. Join us!
Limited to 10 Guests per Guide
FREE Digital Photos of your tour
Snorkel gear, water, and snack provided
Certified Marine Naturalist and CPR Guides
2 Person Kayaks used except in odd number of guests
The snorkeling is really the goal for this particular trip. And the snorkeling was phenomenal. Good equipment… bunches of brightly colored fish as soon as you hit the water, and TURTLES everywhere! I swear they were following me. Jay swam around and below us with his GoPro, getting great shots of everyone…
Took the 3-hour group Makena landing tour. We also did the road to Hana, Feast of Lele Luau and Pearl Harbor tour, All fantastic. But all these activities did not compare to the Makena Landing tour. This is a must do. Your guide will be lead you on a great adventure/ education of marine and Hawaiian life style…
A several mile area in the waters off Makena and Wailea is Turtle Town. Comprised of over a dozen independent reefs, each with their own resident sea turtles. “Turtle Town” is a well known area on Maui’s south shore which is a favorite place for snorkelers looking for green Hawaiian Sea Turtles.
Due to the popularity of Turtle Town there are a lot of LARGE snorkel boats and other kayak companies which frequent the area. Don’t worry, the snorkel boats usually show up a little later in the morning and our guides know the reefs well so they’ll keep you away from the crowds.
We limit our group tours to 10 guests per guide so you won’t be snorkeling with hundreds of other snorkelers… less people, means more turtles. Ability to swim is a requirement to book a group tour. Your Certified Marine Naturalist Guide will keep you educated and entertained throughout paddling and snorkeling. He’ll take pictures for you too!
Do You Offer Photography or Underwater Cameras?
Yes, we offer FREE photography on all tours! We want you to relax and enjoy the experience. Let us capture the moments for you so you can be fully present.
Is This A Good Beginner Spot?
Yes, this is great location for beginners year round due to the calm waters in the morning hours. We are constantly monitoring the weather conditions and will update you before your tour if we see something of concern.
Are The Tours Family Friendly?
Definitely, kayaking is a great family activity. Our passionate guides provide an educational, fun, learning environment that creates long lasting memories. 6 years old minimum age required for GROUP Kayak Tours. No age restrictions for PRIVATE Kayak Tours.
Free Digital Photography Included. A $40 value!
All of our guides are certified marine naturalist so in addition to Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles your guide will help you find a variety of tropical fish and other marine life while interpreting what your seeing. Oh, our guides are great photographers too and they’ll share the photos they take on your tour with you for free.
Enjoy an opportunity to look for Humpback Whales during our tours from late December thru early April.
The incredible coastline of Makena in South Maui is one that you must paddle to truly enjoy.
Most companies charge an additional $40-$60 for photos. With us, you’ll get digital web photos from our tour guides using GoPros for FREE after the tour! We’ll get all the special moments, from start to finish so you can just relax and enjoy the tour.
Snorkeling with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles is the most requested ocean activity on Maui. Don’t worry, you are sure to have close, enchanting encounters.
Get The Best Maui Whale Watching Experience From A Kayak!
Make Makena the ideal location on Maui for enjoying the a whale watching experience. It seems like the whales enjoy the area around Turtle Town too.
Our professional kayak guides know how to read the ocean conditions allowing you to safely paddle kayaks off shore to encounter Humpback Whales without disturbing them.
There is NO Better way to view Humpback Whales than from a self powered vessel out of Maui’s Turtle Town! No engine noise, and an up-close experience*.
*No vessel may approach a humpback whale within a 100 yard radius.
Whale Watching Season (January – March)
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