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Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

1. Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Spot Hawaii's native marine life in its natural habitat on a snorkel cruise to Turtle Town from Lahaina. Swim past green sea turtles, Moorish idols, and even humpback whales. For beginners, there is an onboard snorkel demonstration before you set out. Enjoy an onboard lunch and drinks. Set sail from Lahaina Harbor towards Turtle Town, aka Mala Wharf (if weather conditions allow). In 1992, a powerful hurricane destroyed Mala Pier. The surviving posts have created an artificial reef and sanctuary where corals and other marine life thrive. Spot Moorish idols, green sea turtles, and saddle wrasse while snorkeling here. If snorkel conditions are not ideal at Turtle Town a.k.a. Mala Wharf, cruise to one of the other premier westside snorkel locations such as Honolua Bay, Airport Beach, or Launiupoko. All of these locations offer an excellent opportunity to see Hawaiian green sea turtles, brightly colored tropical fish, and beautiful coral reef formations. During the whale season (December to April), observe humpback whales as they enjoy the warm Hawaiian waters. This tour segment will include expert narration about the whales and provide a play-by-play commentary of the whales' behavior as you view them.

Maui: Self Guided Clear Bottom Kayak Tour

2. 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!

Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

3. Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

Kayak through Maui's blue ocean on a guided whale-watching adventure. Glide along the water at eye-level with the ocean and get an up-close and personal view of whales and other sea creatures. Learn about the area and native wildlife from your guide and end your tour with a snorkeling excursion. After checking in, your expert guide will provide hands-on instruction on how to manage your kayak, from landing, launching, paddling, and how to get in and out for the snorkeling component. This tour features "sit on top" kayaks which make for easy-on/easy-off access. Your guide will launch each kayak, setting you out into the great blue sea. As a group on the water, your guide will brief you about what's planned and where you will visit. To begin your adventure, paddle out to search for whales. Along the way, your local guide will share island stories, information, folklore, and more. When the whales appear, you will have the opportunity to paddle along at a safe distance. Your guide will explain each behavior that the whales are presenting. After whale watching, paddle back to the shoreline along the reef to enjoy some snorkeling. The highlight for most is Hawaii's "Hono" or Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. They are abundant in this area, making it one of the best spots in Hawaii to see them. At the end of the trip, your guide will escort you back to the beach.

From Lahaina: Maui Nui Snorkeling with Breakfast and Lunch

4. From Lahaina: Maui Nui Snorkeling with Breakfast and Lunch

Embark on a snorkeling adventure with an open itinerary to discover the best snorkeling options available based on the day's ocean conditions. Depart from Lahaina and make 2 stops to explore the underwater world. Savor included breakfast, lunch, unlimited soft drinks, and 1 alcoholic drink. Start the tour with a continental breakfast as you meet your group for the day. Enjoy Maui vegetable frittata, assorted pastries, fruit platters, juice, and Maui coffee. Then, set off into the ocean in a boat small enough to go where bigger boats can't. Hear about the marine environment from the certified naturalist guides on board as you make your way to 2 popular snorkeling spots. Receive snorkeling instruction and learn how to identify the fish you'll see. Depending on ocean conditions, destinations could include Shark Fin or Lighthouse off the island of Lanai, Honolua Bay, Carthaginian, Mala, or Coral Gardens. Wherever you stop, marvel at a range of reef fish and coral with possible sightings of wild dolphins, green sea turtles, octopus, and more. Following your adventures in the ocean, relax with a delicious lunch cooked on board for you. This includes chicken breasts, kiawe-smoked pork with guava BBQ sauce, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, Maui-style potato chips, and dessert. Enjoy accompanying refreshments of unlimited filtered water and soda, plus one complimentary alcoholic drink after snorkeling (beer and wine only). After lunch, you'll return to your original starting point.

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What people are saying about Kihei

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Unfortunately we showed up a bit late due to power lines falling across the road, but even so the guides got us on to the water quickly and we had an amazing time, seeing coral reefs, fish and a couple of sea turtles. Highly recommended!

Top notch service. Takes you right to where you would want to be to get the ocean wildlife experience. Sea turtles, tropical fish, everything. Crew was great as well.

This trip was awesome. We saw so many turtles and they were all so close to us in the water. The staff was awesome too!

The crew was awesome! Super friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this experience.

great experience and wonderful staff/team. would do it again!!