Water activity

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: South Pacific Kayaks Maui
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 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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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
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. Go snorkeling and feast on complimentary snacks and beverages as you go.

Take a group kayaking tour where 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 through April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth.

Take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel in this unique environment. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages as part of your tour.

  • 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
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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Makena Landing. Free parking is available at Beach Park. If you are in the parking lot with the ocean on the right, walk up over the little hill and look for the kayaks. Alternatively, you can park at Maluaka Beach Parking Lot North and from there walk back towards Honoiki.

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Know before you go

  • This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15 AM and again at 10:30 AM. 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 143 reviews

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John, our guide, was knowledgeable, funny, and empowering. He provided good guidance for me, who was petrified, and my wife who was fearless, so that both of us had a pleasurable and memorable trip. We appreciated his knowledge of the islands, language, and culture. John was witty and engaged in light banter with everyone in our group. I highly recommend John as a guide!

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April 28, 2022

Our guide, John, was great. He was very invested in making sure each guest was getting what they needed to enjoy the experience. He was particularly good with my 6-year old son. Yes, you could just rent a kayak and some snorkel gear, and it would be fine. But, John knew the exact spots to find cool stuff (turtle, fish, coral, octopus, whale sounds, etc…). He also had a lot of information to share along the way. Highly recommended. Enjoy!

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March 29, 2022

We had a great time with the kayaking and snorkel tour with "Scuba Steve". We saw a few turtles and Steve took several photos and videos. Steve was very patient in helping us with getting in and out of the kayaks and gave a detailed tour of the sealife. Highly recommended

December 19, 2021

Product ID: 193313