Maui Kayak Tours

By Maui Kayak Adventures

If you’re looking for some of the best Maui adventures, look no further than a Maui kayak tour. Kayaking is the perfect way to intimately explore Maui’s beautiful waters and form a deeper respect and understanding of Maui’s delicate marine environment. With this in mind, we proudly introduce you to our good friends at Maui Kayak Adventures.

John Derrick
Published on: 01-01-2020
Published by: John C. Derrick

We say we are proud of our partnership with them because they provide a truly exceptional ocean adventure. Their expert local guides are all Certified Marine Naturalists, meaning they understand and appreciate Maui’s waters and its inhabitants. They strongly believe that you can have an amazing kayak adventure- one that exceeds your expectations- while still caring for the environment and local Maui community.

Maui Kayak Adventures' Ocean Acitivities

Kayak Makena (Turtle Town)

Off the coast of Makena and Wailea you’ll find Turtle Town- an area comprised of several different coral reefs, each with its own resident Hawaiian green sea turtles. If you swim calmly, the turtles may come right up to you- an unforgettable experience!

  • Family friendly- great for beginners
  • Private or group tour options available
  • Turtles, turtles, turtles! Plus, loads of colorful tropical fish and coral reefs
  • Snorkeling with Hawaiian green sea turtles is one of the best Maui activities
  • Iconic views of Molokini Crater, Haleakala, Lanai, Puu Olai, Kahoolawe, & the West Maui Mountains
  • Free digital photos included!
  • Sanitized snorkeling gear provided

Kayak & Snorkel Honolua Marine Preserve

Located in Northwest Maui, Honolua Bay is an area revered for its historical, cultural, and environmental significance. You’ll enjoy the history almost as much as the snorkeling!

  • One of the best snorkeling spots in Maui
  • Private or group tour options available
  • Snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, & even Hawaiian spinner dolphins
  • The calm & peaceful bay has great visibility for snorkeling
  • The paddle to the bay can be windy, so this tour is for physically fit guests & ages 12 & up
  • Spectacular views including Molokai & the Pailolo Channel
  • Free digital photos included
  • Sanitized snorkeling gear provided

Molokini Kayak Challenge

This kayak tour certainly earns its title of Molokini Challenge. And while you can snorkel if time permits, this tour is more about the hard-core paddle to and from Molokini than the actual snorkel.

  • The perfect adventure for serious paddlers and/or cross-training athletes
  • Paddle to Molokini and back again- earn serious bragging rights!
  • Paddle along the back wall if conditions permit- an experience few people get to enjoy
  • Time permitting, snorkel the outer rims of Molokini’s reefs- fewer people & way more marine life
  • Only for the very physically fit- children must be at least 16 years old
  • Free digital photos included
  • Sanitized snorkeling gear provided
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Kayak & Snorkel Olowalu Turtle Gardens

Olowalu is a garden of coral that stretches several miles along the coastline and is home to the world-famous "Turtle Cleaning Stations." Here, Hawaiian green sea turtles gather to have their shells and flippers cleaned by various kinds of fish that eat the accumulated algae.

  • Home to the Maui’s largest & healthiest reef system- some reefs are over 500 years old
  • Turtles galore! You’ll also spot sturgeon, wrasse, tangs & more as the turtles pull up to the "Turtle Car Wash"
  • Tours limited to 8 people per guide. If there are 10 in a group, you’ll have a second guide
  • Lots of personalized attention and learning opportunities
  • Private or group tour options
  • Free digital photos included
  • Sanitized snorkeling gear provided
Book your Olowalu Turtle Gardens Tour TODAY!

Whale Watching (December through April)

Every year, thousands of majestic humpback whales make their way to Maui’s warm waters to mate, calve, and birth their young; in fact, Maui has some of the world’s best whale watching. Seeing these spectacular creatures up close from a kayak is a life-changing experience for many people.

  • Whale watching is one of the most popular and highest-rated activities on Maui
  • Observe pec slaps, spy hops, fluke slaps, tail-up dives & full breaches- you can even hear them sing!
  • Spot dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles, colorful fish, and more
  • Tours are limited to 8-10 guests. If you have a party of 10, you’ll get a second guide
  • Choose from Makena or Olowalu
  • Snorkeling option- time permitting
  • Free digital photos included
  • Sanitized snorkeling equipment provided
Book your Whale Watching Tour TODAY!

Why choose Maui Kayak Adventures?

We proudly recommend Maui Kayak Adventures for their outstanding commitment to their guests, the environment, and to educating people about Maui’s unique marine environment.

Expert & Local Guides

  • All guides are Certified Marine Naturalists
  • Each has their own impressive list of certifications and wealth of knowledge
  • Guides are friendly, patient, and passionate about what they do- and it shows


  • Kayak tours use "paddle power" instead of horsepower- better for the environment
  • Maui Kayak Adventures respects and protects Maui’s marine environment and its inhabitants
  • Small groups with proper marine etiquette mean no encroachment on wildlife
  • The company actively supports numerous Hawaiian environmental non profits
  • No noise, no diesel fumes, no crowds

Customer Satisfaction

  • Visitors consistently provide 5-star reviews and cite their kayak adventure as the highlight of their Maui vacation
  • Maui Kayak Adventures is committed to your safety, enjoyment, and to providing you with an unforgettable ocean encounter

Fun for All Ages

  • Family-friendly kayak tours available
  • No experience necessary for most adventures
  • Something for every fitness & ocean comfort level


  • Gain a deep appreciation for Maui’s delicate marine environment & its inhabitants
  • Hawaiian culture & history is an integral part of your adventure
  • Learn proper kayaking skills, water safety, and marine etiquette

Hassle Free

  • Tours include free digital photography so you can concentrate on having fun
  • All snorkel gear provided

We love Maui Kayak Adventures and know that you will, too. Not only do they offer some of the best Maui kayaking tours, but their commitment to Maui’s marine life, their visitors, and their community make them a superb Maui adventure company.

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