Kayak Makena Turtle Town

South Maui Kayaking Adventure

Our 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!

Trip Advisor ReviewThe 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…


Yelp Review…We had so much fun and our guide Peter was so knowledgeable and easy going. He took us to a couple great places to snorkel and see turtles. I highly recommend Maui Kayak Adventures and Peter for your guide. He also took awesome pictures the whole time that he shared with us at no extra cost!

Taylor B. - Scottsdale, AZ

Trip Advisor Review

I would highly recommend using Maui Kayak Adventures when visiting Maui. 
I did the turtle town tour and it was really cool. The guide was awesome, and an excellent way to spend the morning. 
Saw some turtles among other sea life and I was 100% satisfied…

Anthony Fonzi - Denver, CO

Trip Advisor ReviewTook 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…

Wes G.

Makena Turtle Town

Maui Turtle Town Snorkel & Kayak Tour

Snorkeling Makena Turtle Town

A South Maui Experience!

Kayak the Makena Coastline to different areas of Maui Turtle Town while enjoying iconic views of Haleakala Summit, Molokini Crater, Puu Olai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the West Maui Mountains.

Turtle Town Snorkelers

Snorkel With Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

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.


Friendly Guides – Away From The Crowds

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.

Makena Maui Kayaking Tour

Max 8 Guests Per Guide

We limit our group tours to 8 guests per guide so you won’t be snorkeling with hundreds of other snorkelers… less people, means more turtles.  Your Certified Marine Naturalist Guide will keep you educated and entertained throughout paddling and snorkeling.  He’ll take pictures for you too!

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Certified Marine Naturalist & Photographer On Every Tour

Free Digital Photography Included. A $40 value!

Hawaiian Eco Tourism Certified

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.

Whale Watching On Maui In Turtle Town

Get The Best Maui Whale Watching Experience From A Kayak!


Light Winds & Calm Waters

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.

Makena Whale Kayak Tour

Experienced Whale Guides

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.

Blue Kayak & Whale Tail

Zero Carbon Whale Watching

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 (December-April)

Makena Snorkeling and Kayaking Gallery

Kayaking Turtle Town with the absolute best snorkeling, what more could you ask for?

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