Private Kayaking Tour in Makena

Private Kayak Tour in Makena  
$139 Per Per adult
$99 Child (5 to 9 years old)

Prefer to get away from the crowds, go at your own pace or just want to have your own personal guide? Then book a private kayak tour from either our Makena or Olowalu locations! Enjoy paddling and snorkeling in Maui's crystal clear waters.

On the morning of your tour we will meet in the designated location at Makena or Olowalu. After signing the waiver document we’ll get you set up with a life jacket, paddle, kayak, snorkel, mask, fins and dry bag.

Before we hit the water we’ll start with a brief on land tutorial which will take you through the basics of kayaking, some pointers on paddling technique, rules and regulations, and a rough plan of our itinerary for the morning. We should be heading into the water around 7:45am. Whether you want to take things easy or you’re an experienced kayaker then we can accommodate you. You can work on your paddling skills, or spend your time cruising around looking for wildlife.And if you’d like to snorkel then we can do that too! From mid-December to mid-April there are north pacific humpback whales visiting Maui so we can paddle out to the channel to see if we can spot some. Or if you’re here from April to December then we’ll introduce you to our local green sea turtles who live here year round! The key to great snorkeling is knowing the best spots – we’ll can take you to some great spots we know, away from the crowds. We’ll provide the fins, masks and snorkels and Hawaii will provide the sea life!

We can’t guarantee what you’ll see on the day but you might spot some local residents like green sea turtles, eels, octopus, triggerfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, urchins and rays. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Humuhumunukunukuapua’a fish (we just call it humuhumu for short!). We respect all wild animals which means we don’t touch or annoy them during our tours.


Whales are generally visiting Maui from April to December. Our kayak tours will get you up nice and close to them but please note that we are required by law to stay 100 yards away at all times.

  • Tour Days:Makena: Daily at 7:15am - Available year round
    Olowalu: Monday to Thursday at 7.15am - Available year round
  • Duration:Up to 4 Hours
  • Included:Water • Fresh Hawaiian Pineapple • Kayak • Paddle • Life Jacket • Snorkel • Mask • Fins • Dry Bag
  • Not Included:Taxes • Gratuities
  • Maximum Group Size:8 Per guide with a minimum of 5 years old
  • Start Location:Makena or Olowalu Meeting Point (see directions here)
  • Parking:Parking Available at Meeting Point.

    There are bathrooms and showers at the Makena launch site.
  • Please Bring:Come dressed ready for kayaking & snorkeling • Towel • Sunscreen/Sun Shirt • Sunglasses • Hat
  • Please Note:Life jackets are mandatory for paddling and we have sizes available for everyone.

    We will provide dry bags to store anything you need to take on the trip (keys, wallets, medication) but we recommend not bringing anything you don’t want to get wet.