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Maui Kayaks

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a fantastic day out in the kayaks today. It was great for my two kids aged 6 and 12 although they have snorkeled before and are proficient in the ocean, they had never kayaked before. We all really enjoyed the kayaking, what a...More

Thank 490samanthaa
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out on the Makena Whale Watching and Snorkel with our guide John "Shap." The day was a little windy and the ocean chop stayed pretty strong, so we weren't able to paddle too far out and none of the whales were nice enough...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndJoePage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I went out on the 2 hour, kayak only trip and it was a blast. Seth was an amazing guide who was easy-going, kind, and a great leader. I appreciated how much he took conservation into consideration everywhere we went and his...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gpob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant activity. As noted above, this is the second time my wife and I have done this excursion. As was the case on our first trip with them we had an excellent guide (also named John, as was our first). Very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeff H
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and welcome back! We appreciate your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was definitely one of the highlights of our Maui Vacation. Jon was the best tour guide we could have. Great information and direction with non stop enjoyable entertainment. Being as close as we could be to the Humpback Whale and her calf was unforgettable....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 2015jmc2015
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Mahalo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John Hess is an amazing guide! And kayaking is the only way to see whales, now that I've done it. John was very patient and calm, and very respectful of the wildlife. We had a great time both with the whale-watching and the snorkeling. John...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CamelliaChanel
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time out to give us a review. We take pride in having among the best guides on Maui. Mahalo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The surf was rolling in for our kayak/snorkel morning, and weather wasn't great, but Super-guide John Hess confidently kept us safe, informed and amused as we were visited by mother and calf humpback whales, snorkeled from the kayaks, generally paddled about, and made it back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We enjoy having happy customers. Mahalo.

Reviewed 10 February 2019

John was super nice, relaxed, thoughtful, joyful, informative, and knowledgeable! He also had great timing for seeing turtles, bottlenose dophins, and other wildlife, as well as weather and wave watching. We had a great time! We would totally go back and do it again. Plus,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PdxTRS
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive review! We value your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 9 February 2019

Guide John Hess (sp?) was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the morning. Made us feel very safe. Had the pleasure of viewing a mother and her relatively new born calf not far from us.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RichardBSurrey
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

Thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on having among the best guides on Maui, so value your feedback. Mahalo.

Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

John and Shap were amazing!! I was scared to death to even try this, due to a fear of deep water, but they were positive, encouraging and so funny! They taught us what we needed to know to be successful, from beginning to end! My...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank carvers11
MauiKayaks, Admin at Maui Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2019

Thank you so much for your great review! We love hearing from happy customers. Mahalo.

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OlivierM1294
25 March 2017|
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Response from Sarah N | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for reaching out. For safety reasons we take kids 5 and older on our trips . However, we do have kayak rentals from our Lahaina location that we can set up with 3 seats and you can do your own thing. Our hours... More
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Katie L
26 February 2015|
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Response from MauiKayaks | Property representative |
Hi Katie, This is Sarah, the owner of Maui Kayaks. I left you a voicemail earlier. We are so sorry that you had a bad experience with our company. Please except our apology and call me at your earliest convenience so... More
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