Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Maui’s beautiful West Shore on this snorkeling and kayaking tour. Led by a professional guide, you’ll paddle past scenic views of the Ukumehame Valley and snorkel over bright schools of fish. This family-friendly excursion includes all equipment, along with your choice of single or tandem kayaks.
  • Breathtaking scenic views of Ukumehame Valley while you paddle
  • Snorkel over coral reefs
  • Close encounters with various marine life, including green sea turtles
  • Snorkel and kayak equipment provided

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides
  • Quality late model ocean touring kayaks
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Light refreshments
  • Life Jackets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • RIDE SHARE is not recommended as launching site may be moved.

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Start time

07:15 AM

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What To Expect

Maui’s West Shore is a prime spot for snorkeling and kayaking. Its tranquil, shallow waters make it safe for families and all skill levels.

Hop into single or tandem kayaks to explore the West Shore scenery and stunning views of the Ukumehame Valley. Your guide will provide paddling instructions, if needed, and provide commentary as you go.

Then, jump in the water and take a snorkel adventure with your guide. Keep your eyes peeled for coral reefs, green sea turtles and other marine life as you glide through the water.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 10 paddlers per guide.
  • Tours take place weather permitting. Your guide may move to an alternative location upon check in so Taxi/Uber is NOT recommended as no reimbursement is provided.
  • Paddling distance for 2.5 hour tour is approximately 1.5 miles. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Available Mon through Friday
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Tyler was an awesome tour guide! We were so close to the whales and saw turtles and plenty of fish. Tyler gave us great history info on the islands, was a huge help getting in and out of the boats, and let us go at our own pace. Would highly recommend him.
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Great ocean kayak despite self centred guide
Carol_H, Feb 2023
Seeing the Whales was incredible. However guide was totally oblivious to ensuring friends who were new to kayaking felt safe. I mentioned it to him several times with no impact. On average he was paddling at least 100 to 200 metres away . He also docked. on shore in waves way ahead of us and left me to help them get off coral and back to shore safely. No apology just condescending that we didn’t follow his kayak in closely. This is not my typical experience with guides who are typically last to dock to ensure all are safely out of water .
Team Tyler
Cathie_N, Oct 2022
This was such a fantastic tour! Tyler was the best tour guide and is extremely passionate about taking care of our planet and is very knowledgeable about Hawaii and it’s deep history. Getting there and finding the meeting location was a bit confusing but the people on the phone were super helpful - even when I got lost 3 times 🫣 Thanks so much for an unforgettable experience.
Samantha_O, Sep 2022
Madison was fantastic! She was super knowledgeable and wanted to make sure that we had an amazing experience. She was super nice and was welcoming of all of our questions! Would definitely book again and recommend to anyone!
Amazing Maui Kayak/Snorkel experience
JOEY_B, Sep 2022
Our guide Kyle was very patient teaching those of use who were newer to snorkeling. He is an outstanding guide and he made the trip especially fantastic. The scenery was stunning and we had a surprise visit from a group of spinner dolphins, which was so awesome!
Fun for the whole family!
Mike_K, May 2022
Cody was a fantastic guide! Added tips for our visit as well as giving clear instructions with a touch of humor for our snorkel trip. The turtles did not make much of an appearance, but the reef included a lot of beautiful fish. The kayaking was easy and he went at our pace. Our teen kids loved it. The trip was a lot of fun.
Our trip was switched to...
Christie_H, Mar 2022
Our trip was switched to a different launch point at the last min which meant driving an extra hour. I understand that the weather conditions are changing but I wished we could have switched to a different day as the snorkel spot wasn’t the greatest at the alternative site and our guide was the only guide that did not have us kayak out very far to try and see whales.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We have noted your feedback. Unfortunately, being in the tropics the weather, ocean conditions change on a dime. Since we have many skill levels out with us (even tho' small group), we have to keep safety in mind going out. I will relay this on to our guide. We try and do our best to make sure you have a positive experience. Mahalo for giving us constructive advise.
Love Maui
Cindy_C, Jan 2022
We saw whales and swam with a sea turtle and fish. Cody is an awesome guide and very helpful. I was very cold when I got back into the kayak from snorkeling. He offered his rash guard😊
Wonderful trip! Great information!
hlkeller, Jan 2022
Really enjoyed the Kayaking and snorkeling. The guide did a great job of pointing out fish and corals. She was very informative on the marine wildlife.
Family Fun times!!
Devon_B, Dec 2021
Great experience for all 5 members of my family!!! None of us are great swimmers but there was fun had by all! Our tour guide was Jeremiah…he was patient with us and quite funny! The normal meeting location was too windy so he took us to Makena Landing and it was great! Much calmer waters and we got to see sea turtles!!!
Tim_K, Nov 2021
Our family had a great time! Our tour guide Jeremiah was awesome!! Great experience!! Definitely recommend doing this excursion when you visit beautiful Maui!
Wonderful experience above and below the water.
Carol_V, Oct 2021
Wonderful paddling and snorkeling trip. We got far enough out when snorkeling that the reef healthier. Large schools of fish and turtles bro see. Tyler took very good care of us!
Great experience… til my son and I got sea sick 🤢
Bekki_I, Aug 2021
Cody was friendly and took time to review all the things we would need to know while out on the water. He also shared a lot of information about history of Hawaii, pointed out various sea creatures to us, including some we were able to handle. Cody has a great sense of humor and truly enjoys what he does. When my son and I became quite sea sick, Cody was attentive and did what he could to help us until we were able to get back to shore. Cody loves what he does and cares about the environment- it was wonderful to see! If my son and I hadn’t gotten sea sick, it would’ve been perfect- the sea wasn’t rough, just our sensitive bodies!
Scott_S, Jul 2021
This tour was less expensive then the other tours and the only one left. I did not have high expectations. We kayaked to our first spot (not very far) and saw plenty of sea turtles. We kayaked to our 2nd spot and saw plenty of coral and fish. Highly recommend for beginners. Our guide Jeremiah was awesome and gave us some great facts about the island and sea life.
Probably should skip
MauiTraveler, Jun 2021
You should probably skip this tour. Our tour guide got there an hour late and out tour still ended at the listed time, so we paid for an hour that we didn’t get. Also, the life vests smelt like old body odor that lasted until I got back to the hotel and showered. It wasn’t the worst, just not worth the money and precious time during an expensive trip
Awesome Turtle Experience
stephanie_m, Jun 2021
Our guide Cody was awesome. Totally chill, great vibes, water was so clear and we saw so many turtles. Definitely one of the best tours we have been on.
Chehalis_A, Jun 2021
Terrible customer service. Tried getting a refund and hung up on me mid sentence. I wasn’t being rude I was just asking questions.
Disappointing frustrating
Scott_T, May 2021
Cancelled on us last minute saying conditions weren’t good but the water was calm and amazing. Really disappointed.
Leslie_K, May 2021
Our trip was cancelled. Because if wind, it wasn’t safe to go. Super disappointed, but understandable. Reimbursement?
He was really good and he was able to show us different types of plants and fish.
Alexa, May 2021
There was no directions to get to the place and the lady on the phone was very rude. But over all fun.
Beautiful and fun adventure
Steven_S, May 2021
Highly recommended! Tyler was an awesome guide. He made everyone on our trip feel at ease and made the over all trip a lot of fun. We saw plenty of sea life - fish, turtles, and even a reef shark.