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Maui: Self Guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tour

1. Maui: Self Guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tour

Leave dry land behind and sail around Makena Landing, also known locally as “Turtle Town”. Feast your eyes on the incredible biodiversity of green sea turtles and reef fish, as well as the occasional manta and spotted eagle rays, octopi, dolphins, monk seals, humpback whales (December through April) and little white-tip reef sharks. After receiving a quick tutorial, you'll be helped to launch your boat into the water. Then, you'll have 2 full hours far from the tourist crowds paddling anywhere you want on a steady and easy-to-use kayak. The more you take your time, the more you're likely to see!

Haleiwa: Paddleboard Rental with Private Launch Site

2. Haleiwa: Paddleboard Rental with Private Launch Site

Discover the stunning beauty of the lush Anahulu river with this paddle board rental in Haleiwa. Beginners can benefit from detailed paddle boarding guidance. Have help with launching and landing your paddleboard from the exclusive launch site. Get set up with your well-maintained paddleboard, paddle, leash, and lifejacket. Learn the basics of how to control your paddleboard with step-by-step instructions. Let your instructor help you to launch your paddleboard and set off on your paddle boarding adventure. Keep an eye out for wildlife like brightly colored birds and Honu (sea turtles) as you glide down the tranquil waters of the Anahulu River. Have the option of going out to Haleiwa Bay. Make use the of the shower, storage, and bathroom facilities at the rental shop. Return your paddle boarding equipment to the rental provider at the end of your rental period.

West O'ahu: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

3. West O'ahu: Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

Explore the beautiful clear blue waters of West O'ahu. Spot wild dolphins and snorkel through the ocean while admiring the diversity of wildlife in the area. See a variety of creatures such as turtles, tropical fish, seals, and sometimes manta rays. Board a spacious 42-passenger catamaran boat to cruise the West Coast of O’ahu and enjoy a relaxing experience of dolphin watching and snorkeling among O'ahu's wildlife. Travel on a double-hulled catamaran, relax while enjoying a comfortable and stable ride, and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains. Look out for dolphins and snorkel in the clear waters of West O’ahu, and enjoy an experience with wild Hawaiian sea turtles and tropical island fishes. Have fun searching for O'ahu's wildlife while snorkeling, and see creatures like the Hawaiian monk seals. This dolphin watching and snorkeling tour is suitable for beginners and is a perfect choice even for families with small children.

Maui: Turtle Town Private Kayak & Snorkel Tour

4. Maui: Turtle Town Private Kayak & Snorkel Tour

Come enjoy a perfect morning on the water kayaking and snorkeling on this tour of Maui's picturesque Turtle Town in Kihei, no experience necessary. Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (Honu) and enjoy panoramic views. Start your tour with a brief lesson about fish identification followed by a paddle lesson. Then, it's right onto the water to start your adventure. See views of Mauna Haleakalā, Kahalawai, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai. After a scenic paddle through Makena Bay to the snorkel destination, it's time to drop anchor and go on a guided reef tour. Once in the water, cruise around at your own pace as you enjoy the colorful coral, beautiful fish, and turtles. After snorkeling and sightseeing under the colorful waters, it's back to the kayaks for water and snacks. Then, paddle back to the beach to finish your tour. Benefit from free photos taken during the tour to remember your experience.

Maui: Small Group Shark and Turtle Dive for Certified Divers

5. Maui: Small Group Shark and Turtle Dive for Certified Divers

Meet your PADI-certified guide and discover the sunken Mala Wharf. Dive with Maui’s resident turtle population, encounter white tip reef sharks, and more on this shore dive. Enjoy up to a 1-hour dive, air permitting, in either a small group or private setting. Take a quick walk from the dive shop to find the pier which is home to large schools of fish, octopuses, eels, nudibranchs, and the elusive, but popular, frogfish. Since being destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, Mala Wharf has become one of the best dive sites on Maui and is waiting for you to explore its colorful reef.

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What people are saying about Hawaii

Great day for snorkelling. The crew were super helpful, energetic, friendly and knowledgeable. Very well organized and the food was one of the best for these kinds of activities. We were a group of 13 and very accommodating to everyone’s abilities and requirements. Highly recommend!

great service provided. got to spend ~1 hour at each dive location. crew was funny and helpful. food was good - there was breakfast (muffins, pastries, and fruit), snack (vegetable platter), lunch (sandwiches and chips), and dessert (ice cream bars). would definitely recommend!

It was a great experience, the staff are really friendly and accommodating. They all make sure that we are comfortable and gave clear instructions to keep us safe while we enjoy snorkeling.

We had a great time and staff wawas great!!!! great!!!!

Great time with a great boat & friendly helpful crew.