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Waterfall Hike and Kayak Snorkel & Paddle from Makena

Kihei, United States

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This Maui kayaking and snorkel tour is a chance to experience the best of both worlds by pairing snorkeling with hiking! Kayak and snorkel off South Maui and the historic Makena coastline, before taking a guided, cultural hike through ancient Hawaiian ruins. This combo tour is the perfect way to experience the Maui outdoors, and a great way to explore the island—by land as well as by sea.
  • Paddle along the Makena coastline
  • Snorkel in Makena Bay
  • Close encounters with marine life
  • Guided nature hike through Old Hawaii to evocative ancient ruins
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Professional guide
Beach side safety and paddling instruction from our guides
Quality late model ocean touring kayaks
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Light refreshments
Hike Supplies: back pack, rain poncho, insect repellent,
Life Jackets
Mosquito repellent
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Makena Landing Park, 5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Maui kayak and snorkeling tour begins in the heart of Makena—a volcanic, historic section of coast that held numerous ancient villages. While paddling along the rocky coast, hear the tales of early explorers and their impact on Native Hawaiians, and keep an eye out for Hawaiian Green sea turtles as they swim and surface for air.

Once you reach a protected cove, link up the kayaks and splash in the water for the chance to snorkel with sea turtles, also passing through colorful schools of indigenous tropical fish.

After 2.5 hours of playing in the ocean, lace up your boots and take a hike through remnants of Old Hawaii. Walk through the site of Maui’s last lava flow from 220 years ago, and along with a native cultural guide, explore Hawaiian sites and ruins still dotted along the coast.
Stop At:  
Makena Landing Park
KELII’S KAYAK and HIKE MAUI have teamed up to offer a day tour that gives you an incredible land and sea experience. Your adventure starts with a morning kayaking tour along Maui’s beautiful Makena Bay known for its calm, clear waters, magnificent reefs and of course, the popular Turtle Town. We stop to snorkel at some of our favorite snorkeling spots where you will view a variety of marine life including Hawaiian Green Sea turtles.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Twin Falls Maui
After enjoying Maui’s ocean beauty, your hiking guide will transport you from Makena Landing Beach Park to Maui’s lush east side for an easy hike to two waterfalls and pools where there is plenty of time to swim and jump from safe rock ledges. As you hike into the rainforest, you will learn about flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Fun, easy and safe. Great for families. This is a true magical Maui experience. (Includes lunch)
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (4 passengers minimum). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Tours take place weather permitting.
  • Paddling distance is approximately 2 miles plus 2.5 mile hike on level terrain. Snorkel time is approximately 45 minutes.
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Keliis Kayak Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Waterfall Hike and Kayak Snorkel & Paddle from Makena?
This activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers.

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Waterfall Hike and Kayak Snorkel and Paddle Review
, Jul 2019
Overall comment is that both the kayak ride and the hike were on the short side. Would have enjoyed longer. Unusual event happened after the hike, a rapidly spreading brush fire prevented our hike guide and driver Eddie from getting us back to our cars as the roads were closed. He really went above and beyond by delivering us all to our hotels/time shares. Had to go the next day by bus the long journey to collect the car, but without Eddie we would have been stranded.
The waterfall hike was fabulous...
Sandra V
, Aug 2016
The waterfall hike was fabulous. Dawn provided a lot of detail about local plants, history, and showed us some amazing spots. A great time was had by all!
Viator was a problem; the tour was...
Michael M
, Feb 2015
Viator was a problem; the tour was good. We did not know where we were going and did not know what to bring. The hike ends with a walk through a knee-deep stream with a rocky bottom. We did not know what footwear to bring and cut our feet. Do not use Viator. Contact the activity provider.
The waterfall hike was fabulous...
Janice L. P
, Jul 2014
The waterfall hike was fabulous! Definitely recommend it. Our guide, Ashley, from Hike Maui was great! The kayaking was a lot of fun also. It's a great way to see all the wonderful things Maui has to offer! It's an exhausting day, but it was also one of our best days there!
Great time. Guides were very nice and...
Mary Jo A
, Jun 2014
Great time. Guides were very nice and had good info. Lots of fun.
Fun filled day of adventure. Guides...
Nancy M
, May 2014
Fun filled day of adventure. Guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Great tie was had by all!
The kyak and snorkel - waterfall...
Monica K
, Oct 2013
The kyak and snorkel - waterfall hike and paddle tour was awesome. We saw lots of fish and turtles. Our guide was very attentive and assisted when needed. He was great at pointing out the fish and spotting turtles for us. Our hiking guide was very knowledgeable and informative. It was a great tour and it is highly recommended.
This tour is well worth the money...
Kimberly H
, Jul 2013
This tour is well worth the money. We saw many turtles while snorkeling not far from shore. We were given plenty of time in the water. From there we were driven to a place to go hiking in the rainforest. What an amazing hike. Our tour guide was very informative and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our surroundings. Lunch was excellent, especially since we ate sitting by a beautiful waterfall.
This was a wonderful day and I...
Valerie N
, Mar 2013
This was a wonderful day and I cannot say enough good things about it. Unfortunetly the wind was blowing so we relocated from Lahiana to Makena Landing for the kayaking and snorkelling but was not disappointed. Our guide, Gerimia was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable and we were lucky enough to see several turtles including a baby and it was a wonderful experience. The water there is so clear and such delightful shades of blue and the sealife was plentiful and amazing to see. I had never kayaked on the ocean before and will enjoy this activity again for sure.I appreciated all the tips and instructions we were given to make our experience that much better. Jake from HikeMaui then met us at the beach where we followed him to a parking lot and then hopped in the van for a wonderful,informative trip to Twin Falls. Jake, being a native Hawiian, had an amazing knowledge of the island and the history and he made the tour for sure. We were a small group of 6, but I am sure we all were so appreciative of all that he knew and of course, his wonderful, easy, sense of humor. I would take another tour with him anytime. Once we were at the falls, we had the option to swim and jump off the cliffs into the water and he was so keen and helpful. You could tell, he loves what he does. We visited two fall sights and we were all sorry when our tour was over and we had to head back. Jake even chopped up some sweet pinapple for all of us to enjoy and lunch was very good. This trip was a great balance of water and land experiences and I would recommend it to anyone. I am sure all the guides are amazing, but I would be sure to try to book with Jake anytime I could. Thanks so much V Nelson - Alberta, Canada
One of the best tours our family has...
Cyndi Capik
, Jan 2010
One of the best tours our family has ever gone on... the guide made the trip!

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