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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Kayak and Snorkel - Waterfall Hike and Paddle Tour

This Maui kayaking and snorkel tour is a chance to experience the best of both worlds by pairing snorkeling with hiking! Kayak and snorkel off South Maui and the historic Makena coastline, before taking a guided, cultural hike through ancient Hawaiian ruins. This combo tour is the perfect way to experience the Maui outdoors, and a great way to explore the island—by land as well as by sea.


  • Combination kayak, snorkel and hiking tour on Maui
  • Paddle along the Makena coastline
  • Snorkel in Makena Bay
  • Close encounters with marine life
  • Guided nature hike through Old Hawaii to evocative ancient ruins
  • Lunch included
  • Snorkel and kayak equipment provided
  • Beachside paddling instruction

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Kayak and Snorkel - Waterfall Hike and Paddle Tour

Kayak and Snorkel - Waterfall Hike and Paddle Tour

Your Maui kayak and snorkeling tour begins in the heart of Makena—a volcanic, historic section of coast that held numerous ancient villages. While paddling along the rocky coast, hear the tales of early explorers and their impact on Native Hawaiians, and keep an eye out for Hawaiian Green sea turtles as they swim and surface for air.

Once you reach a protected cove, link up the kayaks and splash in the water for the chance to snorkel with sea turtles, also passing through colorful schools of indigenous tropical fish.

After 2.5 hours of playing in the ocean, lace up your boots and take a hike through remnants of Old Hawaii. Walk through the site of Maui’s last lava flow from 220 years ago, and along with a native cultural guide, explore Hawaiian sites and ruins still dotted along the coast.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Fun filled day of adventure. Guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Great tie was had by all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The kyak and snorkel - waterfall hike and paddle tour was awesome. We saw lots of fish and turtles. Our guide was very attentive and assisted when needed. He was great at pointing out the fish and spotting turtles for us. Our hiking guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a great tour and it is highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour is well worth the money. We saw many turtles while snorkeling not far from shore. We were given plenty of time in the water. From there we were driven to a place to go hiking in the rainforest. What an amazing hike. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our surroundings. Lunch was excellent, especially since we ate sitting by a beautiful waterfall.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

This was a wonderful day and I cannot say enough good things about it. Unfortunetly the wind was blowing so we relocated from Lahiana to Makena Landing for the kayaking and snorkelling but was not disappointed. Our guide, Gerimia was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable and we were lucky enough to see several turtles including a baby and it was a wonderful experience. The water there is so clear and such delightful shades of blue and the sealife was plentiful and amazing to see. I had never kayaked on the ocean before and will enjoy this activity again for sure.I appreciated all the tips and instructions we were given to make our experience that much better. Jake from HikeMaui then met us at the beach where we followed him to a parking lot and then hopped in the van for a wonderful,informative trip to Twin Falls. Jake, being a native Hawiian, had an amazing knowledge of the island and the history and he made the tour for sure. We were a small group of 6, but I am sure we all were so appreciative of all that he knew and of course, his wonderful, easy, sense of humor. I would take another tour with him anytime. Once we were at the falls, we had the option to swim and jump off the cliffs into the water and he was so keen and helpful. You could tell, he loves what he does. We visited two fall sights and we were all sorry when our tour was over and we had to head back. Jake even chopped up some sweet pinapple for all of us to enjoy and lunch was very good. This trip was a great balance of water and land experiences and I would recommend it to anyone. I am sure all the guides are amazing, but I would be sure to try to book with Jake anytime I could. Thanks so much
V Nelson - Alberta, Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

Our guides were fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable. Both the kayak/snorkel and hike locations were superb! It was a truly enjoyable and memorable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

One of the best tours our family has ever gone on... the guide made the trip!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

The waterfall hike was fabulous! Definitely recommend it. Our guide, Ashley, from Hike Maui was great! The kayaking was a lot of fun also. It's a great way to see all the wonderful things Maui has to offer! It's an exhausting day, but it was also one of our best days there!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

Great time. Guides were very nice and had good info. Lots of fun.

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