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South Pacific Kayaks

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Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
+1 808-875-4848
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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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Makena Landing, Kihei, Maui, HI 97653
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you haven’t kayaked in Maui you are missing out! This is the second trip we’ve taken (first time with our kids) and it was great. We saw over a dozen turtles and an octopus! Matt was really fun, I would highly recommend him.

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Reviewed yesterday

Jake met us around 7am and went through a quick orientation. We got out on the water and then snorkeled in 2 spots, one with 3 turtles! We had 2 people in our group that didn't know how to swim and had never kayaked, but...More

Thank mntr_ca
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great location for snorkeling and kayaking. Ask for Matt as your tour guide! As per his recommendation, go in the morning since the waves won't be as big and the water will be clearer.

Thank Sean W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really fun! Our guide, Matt, is really professional and knowledge about kayaking and snorkeling. I was feeling sea sick during both activities. Matt constantly checked in with me to make sure I am alright. Will definitely do the tour again when I visit...More

Thank Yi-Tan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing excursion. We enjoyed the small group size and the “turtle cleaning” station!! A must see for sure

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We went kayaking with South Pacific Kayaks. Our instructor Matt made the experience very memorable. He was knowledgeable, competent and patient. We felt safe and in good hands. We were able to see several turtles and a variety of fish at close quarters.

Thank Narayanan T R
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We went on the South Maui Premier tour - thoroughly enjoyable kayaking in beautiful scenery and water. Jake guided us well, looking for the best site to snorkel, and was friendly and knowledgeable. We only had one long snorkel but it was a good one....More

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Our tour guide, Matt, was a superb leader and made our first sea kayaking adventure memorable. He provided excellent safety and environmental info. We had a great weather day so during our paddling and snorkeling we enjoyed seeing turtles, spinner dolphins, a reef shark and...More

Thank Jacksons4112015
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rds-maui, General Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Aloha and mahalo for the review. Maui has such a diversity of reef life - its different every day; So glad you enjoyed your outing.; Hope you will join us again on your next Maui get away!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We were booked for the Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery, but the surf was up a bit (beyond our comfort levels) and Adam took us to an alternate departure point. We enjoyed our time on and in the water (snorkeling); Adam was knowledgeable, capable and...More

Thank R B
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rds-maui, General Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Aloha - Thanks for the review, While you are right, we used to provide a lunch on this tour some time ago. We discontinued the lunch in 2016 with some new rules imposed by the state of Hawaii DLNR. As good neighbors, we try to...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great time out on the water with our guide, Adam. We had never been kayaking before but Adam got us up to speed quickly and didn't mind when kept veering into him with our kayak. We had some pretty close encounters with...More

Thank Tim W
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rds-maui, General Manager at South Pacific Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Aloha Tim, Thank you so much for the great review. Adam is a energetic and outgoing young man who not only loves the outdoors, he loves being on the water. Hope your Maui trip was memorable and to see you back again real soon...... Mahalo...More

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EmilieMarie1987
13 November 2015|
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Response from Megan M | Reviewed this property |
We were out for about 4 hours then about 30-45mins having a lunch on the beach.
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Ruby R
14 April 2015|
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I'm a guide for this trip and it can be a paddle for some but if your athletic and ready for adventure it's an easy paddle.
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