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Clear Kayak and Snorkel Tour from Makena in South Maui

Kihei, United States
Clear Kayak and Snorkel Adventure

From USD 139.50

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a new perspective on life under the sea with this adventure, which includes a clear kayak ride and a snorkeling trip. You'll get to spot all sorts of marine life, including green sea turtles, fish and coral.
  • Experience the sea by kayak and with snorkeling
  • Bottled water and snacks will be provided
  • Whale-watching is available during the winter months
  • Private and group options are available

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 5083 Makena Rd
    5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

    Meet up is at Makena Landing Park. We will text your cell phone with a pinned google map location the day before the tour. Our company truck is a navy blue ford with clear kayak stickers on both sides. If you need to catch an Uber then book the day before (not the morning of).

Start time

07:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Makena Landing Park

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Individual weight limit is strictly 220 lbs due to the nature of our clear kayaks. If you weigh over 220 lbs, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. This is for your own safety. We have 1 single non-clear kayak available per trip that doesn't have such a strict weight limit. This needs to be reserved ahead of time. It is company policy for our tour guides to weigh each individual using scales at the meeting location on the day of the tour. If you report your weight incorrectly and then weigh over the limit on the day then we will not be able to accommodate you and you will receive no refund. Please contact us if you have questions about weight distribution before booking.
  • Weight limit for tandem kayak is 420 lbs *Individual weight limit of 220 lbs still applies. You will automatically be assigned a tandem kayak for a booking of 2 adults. We are a small company and only have a limited number of clear kayaks for each tour.
  • If you have ANY medical conditions we need to be made aware of for your safety (including if you are pregnant) or if you have dietary restrictions then please advise us of this via email.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Our guide was great! Made the experience even more memorable. Our favorite tour the whole time here. Saw whales, monk seals, turtles and a ton of coral and fish. It was a calm day on the ocean with beautiful weather! Couldn’t have asked for more.


337 reviews
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Awesome Adventure on the Water
Lauren_M, Sept 2023
The small group, guide (Kyle), clear kayaks & abundance of turtles in perfect snorkel conditions made for a magnificent Sunday morning! HIGHLY recommend booking this excursion which is enjoyable for even those who aren’t super outdoorsy or active.
Best snorkeling in maui
Kelly_C, Sept 2023
Kyle was a great guide. We were the first group to arrive at turtle town and were able to see so many turtles as well as other sea life.
This was a highlight of...
Paige_M, July 2023
This was a highlight of our trip and a must do while you are in Maui! Kyle the tour guide was amazing and captured some great shots of our adventure. Highly recommend.
Clear Kayaking and Snorkeling
Patricia_H, June 2023
Andrew was great! I would book again. Awesome experience. Easy to book and he taught us how to kayak.
Colorful fish and neat turtles
Valerie_M, June 2023
Enjoyed the colorful fish, unique coral formations and the turtles. Very early morning start to trip, but necessary because the reef is located right off of the road and it gets crowded by late morning. Beautiful somewhat remote location. Clear kayaks are really canoes, wider and harder to paddle in than standard kayaks, and a bit more prone to flooding. However, pretty cool to see the reef glide by beneath your feet.
We loved this tour. The...
Abby_L, June 2023
We loved this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and we saw so many different types of fish, 3 sea turtles and 2 reef sharks. Great pictures as well.
Would choose a different snorkeling tour next time…
Shoshana_A, May 2023
The clear kayak seemed to be less stable and less comfortable than a regular kayak. Also we were unable to see much through the kayak bottom. The snorkeling was just ok, and we actually saw more fish and sea turtles in other beaches (such as Napili bay). The guiding itself was not as informative as we expected, and the guide didn’t seem to be enthusiastic. Next time I would choose a snorkeling boat tour to hopefully get us to a better snorkeling site.
Response from Host, June 2023
Aloha Shoshana thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the tour didn't meet your expectations. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather and there was swell on the days before your tour, which was causing poor visibility at some of the snorkel locations at Olowalu. The tour guide on the day of your tour chose the safest snorkel area with the best visibility on the day of your tour. We did receive great feedback from other guests on the same tour, however I understand everyone has different expectations. This spot is known for colourful fish, sea turtles and sometimes we get blessed with seeing a resident monk seal. Our kayaks do not tip over like regular ocean kayaks so I am not sure what you mean about the kayak feeling less stable, however I am sorry to hear you felt this way in our kayaks. Seeing through the kayak on the day of your tour would have been impacted by the swell leading up to the tour, which unfortunately we cannot control. Thank you again for your feedback and we have taken on board your comment regarding the guide not being as informative or enthusiastic on the day. We provide regular training to our tour guides to make sure they are educated on a range of interesting facts about Maui that they can share with guests and feedback so far has always been that are guides are very informative. Thank you for informing us. Mahalo - Tiffany
Excellent choice for a snorkeling tour - awesome guides and see-thru canoes
Hunter_J, May 2023
My mom and I had a spectacular experience kayaking and snorkeling with our guides Curtis and Andrew and the rest of the group! This was a great way to wade into our Maui trip. Curtis and Andrew were super friendly, knowledgeable, and thoughtful. They took us out to some beautiful spots and it was obvious they were experienced not only with this particular tour but with seafaring in general. Felt super comfortable following their guidance. They were patient with the stragglers and flexible enough to split up the group as needed so everyone got the amount of time they wanted out on the water. Gear quality was great and the clear kayaks are the icing on the cake. We were also blessed with great weather (which we know isn't always the case and is outside any tour guide's control) and even got to see a Monk Seal. Afterward the guides were happy to share advice on planning the rest of our stay on the island, which we listened to and it made our trip even better than we had planned! Mahalo guys!
Response from Host, June 2023
Mahalo Hunter, so grateful you have shared this detailed review of your experience with Curtis and Kyle. Both very experienced on the ocean! So happy to hear you had such a great time and got to see the resident monk seal at Olowalu. Very special! Thank you for booking with us - Tiffany and Curtis
They were very kind...
Mark_H, May 2023
They were very kind talkative and gave clear instructions. We got to see plenty of turtles beautiful coral and some reef sharks.
Response from Host, June 2023
How epic Mark! Reef sharks are definitely a novelty. Thanks for sharing your review and booking with us - Tiffany and Curtis
Good time
Rachell_T, May 2023
We had a great time with Curtis and Andrew yesterday. They r very knowledgeable and friendly. The weather was perfect for snorkeling. Thank you for everything.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks so much for your review guys! Glad you had a great time. Tiffany and Curtis
A must if you’re visiting Maui
Ian_A, May 2023
We got engaged the night before and started our morning with kayaking the next day. Although we initially considered canceling and sleeping in, we are so glad we forced ourselves out of bed to do the kayaking and snorkeling. Curtis and Kyle were fantastic guides, and we couldn’t believe how closely we were able to get to turtles and wildlife. Absolutely loved it.
Response from Host, May 2023
Yahoo Ian and congrats on your engagement! So glad you took the plunge and joined us on tour. Mahalo for your review! Curtis and Tiffany
Olowalu Morning Magic
Brian_D, Apr 2023
Curtis is a master of his craft! Professional and friendly, with great knowledge of the islands. He was able to instruct and guide our group while keeping it fun and informative. Great for the inexperienced kayaker/snorkeler, and for the experienced ones as well. Saw a couple of turtles as we had hoped for! The Olawalu Reef is beautiful, and the clear kayaks give you an excellent view of whats beneath the water whole on the move. Beautiful views of the West Maui Mountains, perfect way to spend a morning on the water! This is a must-do on Maui… Mahalo !
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo Brian! Curtis sure is a master with all of his ocean knowledge and experience. So glad you had such a great time on our adventure! Tiffany
Good times!
Curtis_O, Mar 2023
Great snorkeling and turtles too! Curtis and Tiffany were awesome, great experience. The clear kayaks were an interesting twist.
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo Curtis, glad you had an awesome time with us! Thank you for sharing
Best tour this vacation
Brian_K, Feb 2023
Our guide was great! Made the experience even more memorable. Our favorite tour the whole time here. Saw whales, monk seals, turtles and a ton of coral and fish. It was a calm day on the ocean with beautiful weather! Couldn’t have asked for more.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you so much Brian, we are so glad you had such a fun tour and you got to see the monk seals. What a magical experience. We hope to see you again next time you visit Maui, Mahalo - Tiffany and Curtis
A different way to view the coral reef and fish, maybe even a turtle
Randy_H, Feb 2023
Glass bottomed boats are great for viewing in addition to the snorkeling. However they need a better way to identify their location for meeting. No signs or people telling you where they are in the parking area. They also did not check the equipment before handing it out . We ended up with a children's set that had to be replaced after we were on the water. Inspire of this a very different and good experience.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha Randy, thank you for taking the time to share a review of your experience. Very sorry to hear that you were handed a child set of gear but I am glad the situation was rectified before you snorkelled. Apologies about the parking. The state of Maui will not allow us kayak and snorkel companies to put a sign up. Our tour guides wait at the entrance of the car park at 6:45am to direct people to parking. I apologize the guide was not waiting when you arrived as he must have been busy with other guests. We are now parking at a different location, opposite a mile marker on the highway, so I send photos of that to our guests in a text message prior to their tour. Glad you still had a good experience overall. Mahalo, Tiffany
Totally Awesome
Kimberly_A, Jan 2023
We had the time of our lives. Got to learn how to Kayak and swim with the turtles. Our guide Javier was the best he was funny, experienced and made this a wonderful all around experience. Can't wait until we can go back and do it again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Kimberly! We look forward ro taking you out again. Glad you had a TURTELY awesome time with guide Javier. Mahalo, Tiffany and Curtis
ianhety, Dec 2022
The tour is awesome! It is a small tour size so everyone is getting cares by the tour guide. We have visited two snorkeling spots via clear kayak. Saw beautiful ocean, reef and fish.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the bonuses of a smaller group. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Tiffany and Curtis
Great memorable experience!!
bpr, Dec 2022
Great memorable experience!! Both Curtis and Tiffany were very friendly and helped to our family with the kayak and snorkeling. Will do it again!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks guys, glad we were able to assist in creating some cool memories for you on Maui! We look forward to seeing you next time - Tiffany and Curtis
Super fun!
Jolie_T, Dec 2022
This tour is super fun if you enjoy kayaking and snorkeling! Wyatt was a great guide and made the tour educational and fun!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo Jolie, so happy you had so much fun with guid Wyatt - Tiffany and Curtis
Stacie_H, Dec 2022
Our guide was so landed back and informative. The snorkeling was great. We saw turtles everywhere. It was very uncrowded just a small group. We loved it.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you Stacie, so glad to hear you had a chilled out and lovely time on our tour. Mahalo - Tiffany and Curtis

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