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South Pacific Kayaks

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Address: Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
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+1 808-875-4848
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Maui's favorite adventure team. See us for your Maui vacation fun - Kayak...

Maui's favorite adventure team. See us for your Maui vacation fun - Kayak & Snorkel tours, Surf & SUP instruction, and rentals.

Join us for a great Maui experience - from the gorgeous shore of South Maui to the more remote and adventures west side we have a location near you. Our adventures all are early in the morning taking advantage of the best weather windows, leaving you with a lot of day left over for more fun or chilling by the pool.

Kayaking and snorkeling is the best way to see whales, turtles, dolphins, rays, and the multitude of unique and precious sea life. Surf and SUP just cause you can - Maui's a great spot to learn and you'll be the envy of all your friends and co-workers.

We are open everyday and are here to make your Maui vacation a special memory of a lifetime.

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US$ 122.58*
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Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery
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US$ 79.56*
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Turtle Reef Kayak Tour
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US$ 69.89*
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Great Adventure!

We booked the Turtle Reef Kayak tour and experienced a great adventure. The tour guide took us out and we saw three whales swimming in the ocean. We were challenged by the rough... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I have mixed feelings about this place and I think it all boils down to my tour guide. First, I want to say that we scheduled a kayak tour (whale watching/turtle snorkeling) and when we showed up in the morning the tour guide was the only tour guide there (usually there are multiple companies) and he was checking the waters.... More 

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2 Thank Imamanatee
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this review

Aloha Imamanatee, Thanks for writing to us - we appreciate your feedback. We read and reread your comments and are having some difficulty finding how to address your concerns. Cory is a great guide and you're right, can be a little on the quiet side. We have may of our repeat guests request Cory for this very reason. All guides... More 

Franklin, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the Turtle Reef Kayak tour and experienced a great adventure. The tour guide took us out and we saw three whales swimming in the ocean. We were challenged by the rough waters but hung in there nonetheless. His experience in the ocean and keen eye to the weather change helped have a great experience. We would definitely take... More 

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rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this review

So glad you had fun. Even when its not perfect, its great! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Our guide, Corey, was awesome. Super chill, very informative and was a lot of fun. While we followed his lead on where to go/what to do, he followed our lead on pace and tailored the experience to us. We saw several whales and sea turtles and snorkeling was awesome. It was so nice to snorkel with just the 5 of... More 

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Thank Amy B
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this review

Aloha - Thank you for your feedback. Its great that you enjoyed your experience with us. Cory is a very "chill" guy and guests appreciate his temperament. Another great day on the water. Mahalo More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went with our 3 kids and did the kayak tour with Steve as our guide. He seemed very tired and grumpy. He yelled at my wife because she wasn't fast enough to join the group. He was not very informative throughout the whole ride and also left the group because he was feeling cold.We snorkelled on our own while... More 

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2 Thank ananuka2016
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this review

Aloha Ananka2016, Firstly, thank you for your candid feedback - we rely on these reviews to judge how we are doing in the eyes of our guests. We see you had some concerns about our man Steve. Steve has been with us since 1997 and is probably one of the most knowledgeable guide on these waters. As such, he's seen... More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Who knew the best way to snorkel was off a kayak?? Awesome snorkeling spots with tons of fish, awesome coral and even some turtles!! Our tour guide Steve was truly awesome, he is very knowledgeable and tells you how to quickly and effectively get the job done. He even caught an octopus for us to see!!! Highly recommend for those... More 

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1 Thank Rachel K
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Steve. aka. the "whale whisperer" is one the best guides / knowledgeable on the island. And he's earned this being full time kayak guide for the past 18 years with us. Glad you enjoyed the tour and we hope to see you back again soon. Mahalo! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth it! We loved every minute of our 3 hour kayak and snorkel tour. Jake, our tour guide/mer-man bubbled with enthusiasm and had a keen eye for the under water eco-system. And had great restaurant suggestions for us as well. We saw tons of turtles and it was a highlight of our trip so far.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This snorkeling trip is honestly better than Molokini. Pretty much the same types of fish, but you get to kayak and it's a lot smaller of a group, which is just more personalized and manageable - and of course, turtles! We saw several turtles, some get quite close to you. Jake our guide was awesome. He was really knowledgeable about... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Our guide, Jake, led our family on a great adventure. He is knowledgeable about ocean life and the surrounding islands. He went left out of the bay, when all other tours went right. We were a secluded group. We saw several turtles and a non-aggressive white tip reef shark! Epic day! Thanks Jake for making our turtle kayak tour a... More 

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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We did the turtle reef kayaking tour and it was fantastic! It was the highlight of our trip. Jake was our guide and he did a great job!

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Thank Leann C
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We had booked the whales tour and came back very disappointed because we did not see any, and we did not even tried! First thing our guide (Steve I believe) told us before starting that whales watching had been very poor for 1 week in this area, and beginning of March is when you don't see them anymore around Makena.... More 

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2 Thank Elodie D
rds-maui, Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this review

Aloha Elis, Thanks for your feedback. You booked your trip through a third party so we had no opportunity to talk to you to discuss your tour options. We do a great whale watch tour and your right, whales are unpredictable. When we do a whale watch, we paddle offshore - some days a considerable amount and some days we... More 

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