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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:2.5 - 4.5 hours

Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle

Discover Maui’s South Shore on a 2.5- or 4.5-hour snorkel and kayak tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll paddle through the scenic Makena Bay on your choice of single or tandem kayaks. Then, take a dip in the water and explore the underwater world on a snorkel tour. Keep your eyes peeled for green sea turtles and other bright marine life. This family-friendly excursion is suitable for all skill levels, and your guide will provide paddling instructions as needed. Lunch is also included on the 4.5-hour option. 


  • Snorkel and kayak adventure in Makena Bay
  • Close encounters with marine life including green sea turtles
  • Great fun for amateurs as well as professionals
  • Expert paddling instruction
  • Snorkel equipment included
  • Choice of 2.5-hour and 4.5-hour kayak and snorkeling tours

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Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle

Kayak and Snorkel - South Shore Turtle

No experience is necessary on this kayak and snorkeling adventure. If desired, your guide will provide beachside paddling instruction before you launch into the water. You’ll head along Maui’s southern shore, past Little Beach and Big Beach, out towards La Perouse Bay. Admire the scenic views from the water while your guide provides commentary about the island. 

Then, hit the water! Snap on your snorkel gear and peer into the exotic marine life below. Glide past colorful coral reef, schools of fish and a green sea turtle or two. If you’re up for the 4.5-hour excursion, lunch will be provided along the way.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We loved the tour! It was my Son's birthday and our guide, Scotty, made it very memorable. He took time to explain everything, gave us a lot of freedom to explore. He took great pictures and created an awesome CD of photos for us as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

This was an excellent Kayak and Snorkel trip. Our guide was great and had lots of experience finding turtles in the area. We saw many turtles and our 7 year old daughter had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Fun and professional staff. Wonderful way to spend our daughter's 14th birthday as a family!



5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2010

Our guide and an excellent instructor on how to Kayak and Snorkel. Being a native Hawaiian he shared his knowledge of the area and the topography of the coral reef we were going to snorkel. I have never kayaked before but found it to be very easy with his instruction. All the equipment was provided for us making the experience very easy. Everything from equipment, to life preservers, to dry packs, even bottled water was all taken care of. We kayaked out to an amazing sight with great views of Maui as well as neighboring islands Molokai and Kahoolawe. The snorkeling location was incredible teaming with a myriad of fish. We saw Angel and Butterfly fish, Tangs, Puffer fish, and Wrasses. We even got the thrill of snorkeling amongst Sea Turtles. We look forward to our next trip to Maui so we again snorkel and kayak, and experience the beauty of Hawaii.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

A good experience

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

Had a wonderful time! Scotty our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. Funny and just an all around good guy. Very Eco friendly and the small groups are the way to go. My family and I would recommend this to anyone.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2011


4 star rating: Recommended January 2011

Nice trip-a bit too long /physical for inexperienced kayakers. Because of this, our trip was cut a bit short because another couple was late to check in and could not keep up with the rest of the group. But saw places/reefs/beaches we would not have gone to otherwise. Lunch was nice. Overall a nice experience, would recommend the shorter session for first timers or people who are not physically active. Note: Very hard to get in and out of a kayak on open water unless you have upper body strength. If you are physically active, this is a really nice cross training workout for the day, with cool fish/turtles/scenery to look at.

On another note, VIATOR handled a refund for us in a quick, professional manner. I have used VIATOR for two trips now and consistently recommend this company to others who are traveling.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2010

This was the highlight of our trip to Maui! Even though we stayed in Kaanapali, we did the south shore Kayak tour off Makena Landing and we were glad we did. Even the drive to Makena (via the town of Kihei) shows yet another side of Maui often not seen by those staying north of Lahaina. Our Guide Brandon was great – he was very easy going and experienced. Viator’s small group tour is much better for kayaking as we saw another company with at least 12 people which looked not as enjoyable. The kayaking is very easy, everyone was able to launch and get in and out of their kayak. Our Snorkel spot was great and we saw a number of turtles, fish and plenty of sea life living off the coral reef. When we had a question about what types of fish we saw, Brandon was right there with the answer. It was a great morning of kayaking and snorkeling without the crowds. I highly recommend this for any visit to Maui – it is something different and memorable.
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