Water activity

Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4.6 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui

Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui

From US$ 84 per person

Explore West Maui on this guided kayaking and snorkeling tour. Follow a guide on a kayak along the Olowalu or Ukumehame Coastline to see Green Sea Turtles, tropical fish, and other marine wildlife.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy the warm sunshine, the sandy beaches and the reefs teeming with fish
  • Snorkel along the Olowalu or Ukumehame Coastline
  • Experience an exciting kayak tour
Full description

This family-friendly kayaking tour is great for children 5 years old and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 1.5 miles (2km) through the Olowalu or Ukumehame Coastline. Along the way, you will have opportunities to stop and snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and tropical fish. 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.

The early morning tour offers calmer waters and is perfect for beginner kayakers. 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.

  • Guided kayak tour
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snorkel at one or two top sites
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Swimsuit
  • Transportation
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People prone to seasickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Ukumehame Beach State Park.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Snorkeling gear

Not allowed

  • Fishing
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • 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 should be left in your car
  • Early mornings offer calmer waters. For those who are beginner kayakers or can be sensitive to seasickness, the 7:15 AM kayaking tour is recommended
  • The launch site will be moved a couple of miles up the coast if conditions are preferred there. You will need to keep an eye out for text messages/emails
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Our tour guide was very friendly. He noticed that we were very beginner for Kayaking and snorkeling so we did not go far and stopped some times on the way. We could not see school of fish but he picked sea urchin and put on our hand, which was fun. We saw a big turtle, too. Tour was a bit shorter than 3 hours but overall, we enjoyed such an experience!

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April 22, 2022

We ended up not going to the West Side and I’m very glad! We went to McKenna Landing near Keihi which was a closer drive. John was so awesome and fun to learn kayaking from! Our group saw several turtles and bottle nose dolphins got real close to us! He had lots of patience with us that had never kayaked before! Even got 1 man who was afraid to swim in the water!! Ask for John if you book a kayaking and snorkeling tour!! He’s the best!!

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October 24, 2021

Jake our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about kayaking, Hawaiian history and the ocean. He changed locations due to the weather to make sure it was a safe trip and reviewed basic kayaking skills which was very helpful. Unfortunately didn’t see a lot of fish but still very enjoyable excursion.

September 15, 2021

Product ID: 194558