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Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui

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Makena Landing Park
5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
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    Makena Landing Park
    Stop: 4 hours -
    Our deluxe trip! Kayak and snorkel the beautiful South Maui waters.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    • Bottled water and snacks
    • Professional guides with lifeguard, CPR and first aid training
    • Use of kayak and snorkel equipment
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for children under 8 years old
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled because of poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    John S was a great tour leader. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles in addition to lots of colorful fish. He gave us great tips for snorkeling. The water was a bit rough but I felt completely safe with him knowing we wouldn’t be out if it wasn't safe.
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    Response from Carole H, Admin at Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thanks for taking time out to give us a good review! Mahalo.
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    We chose the 4 hours kayaking and snorkeling tour. We were 2 families of 5 with John as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and explained the morning and the basics of kayaking and snorkeling. Our first 2 hours were whale watching and we tracked down 2 large humpback whales.
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    Response from Carole H, Admin at Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for the great review! We love hearing from happy customers. Mahalo.
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    We enjoyed our trip but were informed on arrival that it was changed from a 4hour trip to the 2.5 hr trip. We were absolutely fine with that and was informed we would receive a $30@ refund. Upon return I checked credit card and called trip advisor and the credit was not issued.
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    My husband and 25 year old son went on this kayak/snorkel trip on Tuesday November 26. The website advertised a “4.0+ hour” snorkel and kayak trip including “2-3 snorkel locations”. However, on their trip, they only got out once to snorkel and were back on the beach by 9:57am so
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    This tour was one of the best I have ever done. John knew the best places to go and see the sea life. We even saw some whales that had just recently come down from Alaska. John was a great instructor and made sure we knew how to row before we got out on the water. Highly
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    Response from Carole H, Admin at Makena-Wailea Explorer Trip in Maui
    Responded 27 Nov 2019
    We pride ourselves on our awesome guides so value your feedback. Mahalo.
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    About the operator
    By: Maui Kayaks
    591 reviews
    Summit, Illinois
    Amazing morning - highly recommended!
    What an amazing adventure. We swam with turtles and saw a fabulous manta ray. Our guide, John Hess, was
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    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Safety conscious experience
    We booked the Lahaina Paddle tour. Having recently had an unfortunate kayaking experience we were reassured by our
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    Fantastic swim with the turtles
    Tristan from Makena Kayak too my family of six on a wonderful morning adventure of whale-watching and snorkeling.
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    Ocean kayaking
    John was very patient with all levels in our group not leaving anyway be behind. He was also very enthusiastic
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    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    This tour was AWESOME!!!
    John was an absolutely outstanding, accommodating kayak and snorkel guide. We saw whales and turtles and other
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    Dallas, Texas
    We have used this company 3 times in the past 5 years, always great!
    This company provides a consistently good trip. Very informative, great snorkeling (lots of turtles & sea life),
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    Marci C
    Seattle, Washington
    Great kayak tour
    John S was a great tour leader. We saw whales, dolphins and turtles in addition to lots of colorful fish. He gave
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    Great experience
    John was amazing!! I was super nervous going in but he makes you feel very comfortable. Super nice and funny and
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    Christmas Whales!
    We had such a great time on our kayaking adventure! John was a fantastic guide! He was knowledgeable, very
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    Best of our Maui Week
    I cannot say enough good things about this tour. John was helpful and kind and brought us to perfect
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    Chris P
    Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
    Makena Turtle Town Eco Adventure in Maui by Maui Kayaks
    GREAT day with John our guide who was outstanding. Saw everything from whales to octopus during the day.
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    Jamie C
    Calgary, Canada
    Kayak/Snorkeling in Makena/Wailea-Holidays 2019
    We chose the 4 hours kayaking and snorkeling tour. We were 2 families of 5 with John as our guide. He was very
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    Kayakying in Makena
    Had a great experience, John was great,helpful & quite knowledgeable & respectful. We saw dolphins. a whale &
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    Buffalo, New York
    We had such a great time on our kayaking and snorkeling adventure! We visited Maui in December and the weather
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    Amazing experience
    It was an amazing experience for both of us. We have never kayaked before, however, our tour guide was really
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