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West Side Snorkel Discovery

Tour Highlights

Users Public tour size: Limited to 20 people on tour

Checkmark Included: Guide, snorkel gear, kayak rental, dry bags, small snack/beverages

Info  Please bring: Extra snacks, water (hydration is critical!)

Please Note: This trip becomes the Whale Watch West also during Dec. 20 – April 15

Adult Ages 9+
Child Ages 5-8
Private Tour

Snorkel Out of Beautiful Ukumehame Beach Park

Enjoy whale watching on this tour from late December through April!

We offer guided group and private tours exploring Maui’s beautiful coastlines from a comfortable ocean kayak. See beautiful coral reefs, fish, turtles, rays, and other colorful marine life. We even seen dolphins and seals on occasion! See Maui’s gentle giants during the winter, when the humpback whales do their annual migration to Hawaii.

No experience is necessary; our well-trained guides provide instruction and guidance to ensure that you have an incredible ocean adventure! You won’t find large crowds here, just small, intimate kayak and snorkeling tours where you can explore Maui’s incredible marine life.

Our two tour times vary on distance, difficulty, age limits and more, so please check the chart below to find the right trip for yourself and your group:


West Side Discovery (7:15 a.m.)

West Side Discovery (10:30 a.m.)

Ages: 5+


Duration: 3 hours

2.5 hours

Snorkel Stops: 1 long or 2 short

1 stop

Approx. Distance: 2 miles

1.5  miles


About This Tour

This popular kayak and snorkel tour will take you on a 2.5-mile trip, where you can participate in one long or two short snorkel stops during a morning exploration of the Ukumehame coastline. Enjoy the warm sunshine, the long expansive sandy beaches, and reefs teeming with fish. Our friendly, experienced guides tell you tales of the area and take you to some very special places to snorkel and kayak.

Please note that the age minimum differs on our tours:

  • For our 7:15 a.m. tour, a minimum of 5 years old
  • For our 10:30 a.m. tour, a minimum of 16 years old — this tour is slightly harder and more rigorous

Enjoy small groups while snorkeling in crystal clear waters that are almost 80 degrees, all set against the backdrop of the stunning West Maui mountains and Haleakala. These are three hours you’re sure to remember!

Our Discovery tour is one of the few must-do activities on the island. It leaves you with lasting memories of Maui.

Anyone hungry? At the end of the Discovery tour, enjoy some wonderful shoreline snacks and beverages! Note: We always recommend that “big eaters” pack some additional rations if they are so inclined. Additionally, bring a bottle of water, as hydration is a critical element to a fun day here on Maui.

Families Love It!

  • As long as your kids are aged 5 or above, you can bring them along to participate in all the fun! However, don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a just a kiddie trip.
  • The trip is primarily designed for adults kayaking for the first time or looking for a laid back kayak and snorkel adventure.
  • We have kayaks that can hold one, two, or even three people (if the thirds person is a child seated between adults).

Snorkel with Loads of Wild Marine Life

  • On the tour, we see tons of turtles, beautiful tropical fish in a stunning array of colors, perhaps some dolphins, and whales in the winter.
  • The underwater life is framed by beautiful, calm, and warm indigo waters that surround the Hawaiian Islands, and it’s particularly lovely in the Ukumehame region.

Our guides are the best!

  • Our small staff of guides has years of experience, and they are the best in the business, bar none. They give you instruction on correct paddling and snorkeling techniques, and they are right in the water alongside you all day.
  • They regale you with stories, legends, and local knowledge, all delivered with the charm, energy, and charisma that only our staff offers.
  • This is their full-time job, and many of our guests come back each year from places as far away as Japan and England just to get in the water with our guides again.

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