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Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore provided by Kelii's Kayak Tours

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Kayak and Snorkel: Maui West Shore

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The calm and shallow waters of Maui’s west shore is the perfect spot for testing out the waters on a kayak and snorkeling trip. Snorkel over coral reefs and paddle the west shoreline during this guided tour that’s great for families and all skill levels. All snorkel and kayaking gear is provided and your guide makes sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time in the water.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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    Olowalu Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
    Views of West Maui Mountains while you paddle along shoreline, stopping along the way to snorkel on some reefs
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  • Paddle around Maui’s west shore in a single or tandem kayak
  • Snorkel over coral reefs, looking out for sea turtles and colorful fish
  • Guide provides snorkeling tips and paddling instruction to all skill levels
  • No need to bring gear: all snorkeling and kayaking equipment included
What to Expect
Meet your guide as specified upon booking confirmation. Once at the beach, you receive seaside safety and paddling orientation. Then hop into either a single or tandem kayak for a paddle along the gentle and shallow waters of Maui’s west coast and enjoy views of the Ukumehame Valley. Next, you jump into the water for a snorkeling adventure with your guide. The calm and shallow waters of Maui’s west shore make this a safe place for families and all skill levels. Explore coral reefs in shallow waters not far from shore searching for sea turtles, colorful coral, and vibrant schools of fish before heading back to land. All kayak, snorkeling, and safety gear are included in the tour and the guide caters tips and instruction to all skill levels. The tour ends at the departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ukumehame Beach Park, 615 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA Olowalu Beach, Hawaii 96761, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides
  • Quality late model ocean touring kayaks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Light refreshments
  • Life Jackets
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chalsten wrote a review Mar 2020
oregon48 contributions29 helpful votes
Wow. We picked Kelii’s Kayak Tours for the positive reviews and more intimate experience than the larger boat excursions. Still, we didn't expect the outing to become one of our Top Ten experiences ever. We met Curtis at 7:00 am to find it would just be the three of us that
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Date of experience: March 2020
Robin S wrote a review Mar 2020
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FANTABULOUS!! Curtis (my guide) was phenomenal! I did this solo, as my other half was having the time of his life riding the waves. Curtis was kind, sweet,(quite HOT!) and very informative. As we chatted and waited for the others to catch up, we had the honor of witnessing a
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Date of experience: March 2020
Lisa C wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
First thing...ask for Curtis. He was amazing! Led us straight to humpback whales. Happily answered the million questions from our 10 year old. Then, snorkled at a breathtaking coral reef. Saw sea turtles up close, colorful fish, and even a small reef shark. The trip of a
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Date of experience: March 2020
betherenow wrote a review Feb 2020
Nashville, Tennessee10 contributions22 helpful votes
We had a great experience doing the early morning kayak around Turtle Town. Tyler was an amazing guide. I’ve had many many guides on adventures and he was one of the best- giving great instructions, making sure we saw wildlife and being friendly and helpful to all. He spotted a
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Catherine K wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington9 contributions8 helpful votes
Outstanding kayak and snorkel company. This is actually the 2nd time we’ve gone out w/ them/Curtis. They know the best places to snorkel and see whales-a whale swam up near us and came out of the water 30 feet from our boats-amazing. Curtis is unflappable w/ challenges, such as
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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How can you beat kayaking with whales and turtles!?
My wife and I went on the south Maui kayak and snorkel, and we had an absolute blast! Our guide Curtis even took us
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Saw whales, turtles and many fish
Curtis took us on a 3+ hour kayak tour. He was very knowledgeable about the Maui and the surrounding islands. He
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Kayaking with Whales!!
We had Greg as our guide and it felt easy going and comfortable the whole time. As soon as we paddled out we saw a
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WONDERFUL - A Once-In-A-Lifetime Special 50th Wedding Anniversary Experience!
It is hard to describe just how awesome this kayak and snorkeling experience was. We saw many whales, and even saw
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Great trip - tons of whales and turtles
We did the four hour trip and were fortunate to have great weather. Our guide Curtis the "whale whisperer" was exce
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Bonnie L
Once in a lifetime experience
We kayaked with the whales. Snorkeled with the turtles and the beautiful fish living in the reef off Makena beach.
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Slightly disappointing.
Can't really fault the guide, Greg, who was friendly and did his best. Unfortunately, we didn't see anything - no t
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Jeremiah was our kayaking guide and he was a hoot! But also of course very capable, knowledgeable and professiona
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Lindsey S
must do
Our guide, Tyler, was amazing. He knew so much about the island, environmental conditions, the sea animals, and su
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Amazing experience with Kelii’s
We lucked out with a beautiful calm day and an amazing guide in Tyler. We got within “singing” distance of two hump
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Incredible!! Whales and a great guide!
Last Wednesday (Dec. 4) we went out on a kayak and snorkeling tour in South Maui. Our guide, Tyler, was excellent
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Trip of a lifetime
I did the kayak and snorkel tour during my trip in early Dec this year and what an experience is was. I frequent Ma
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Awesome experience!
Huge thanks to our guide Curtis who gave 5 girls from Canada a great morning kayaking and snorkeling. He provided g
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Amazing and fun experience
We had a very enjoyable kayak ad snorkeling tour with Jeremiah leaving from Makena Landing! Jeremiah was very know
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Wow! Took us to the perfect location to view so many Sea Turtles!
My husband and I had a fantastic time on this tour and highly recommend it if interested in being taken to a locati
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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