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TripAdvisor

Amazing Experience with the Turtles!

“My husband, daughter (13), and son (11) did the kayak trip which included whale watching and snorkeling. Our tour started out with Garrett, our instructor, leading us out to where we could spot some of the whales. We saw a few in the distance and could hear them blowing and making all different noises as if they were right next to us. Garrett was fantastic and explained about the history of the islands around us, told us about the various marine life, and other interesting facts about Maui. I was so impressed with his knowledge and learned so many unique things. We paddled over after about an hour to a reef where there was the best snorkeling I have ever done. Garrett pointed out things that I would have never seen such as a large eel camouflaged in the rocks. There were so many turtles and one had about 12 fish eating the algae off its back – it was so incredible swimming next to all the turtles and the beautiful colored fish!! I would highly recommend this trip and ask for Garrett!”

TripAdvisor

Thank you, Pali Seaclff Kayak

Our family really enjoyed our tour! Perfect length of time. Our guide, Nate, was very personable, helpful and knowledgeable; he made a point to interact with all guests on the water. He did a great job with those on their first time kayak to the more experienced ones. Directions to meeting place were spot on. Beautiful scenery, gear worked great. Had fun at the two snorkel spots; saw lots of tropical fish and coral. A slice of paradise!

– TripAdvisor

Morning Paddle with Whales!

Four of us booked the kayak tour to the Pali cliffs. We were expecting a beautiful morning workout and were treated to that plus a good 60 minutes of up-close whale watching. Our guide Corey (I think?!) was really great – getting us responsibly close to the whales and giving us great info about the whales, maui, and hawaii in general. The paddle itself was nice exercise, but not over-the-top challenging – it was more accessible than us land-locked Canadians expected. He guided us back to shore expertly as we came in with some pretty decent waves. no one bailed! The sights were stunning, the snorkel was perfect, and the sandwiches and snacks at the end were very welcome. I couldn’t ask for anything more in a tour like this and would do it again in a heartbeat.

– TripAdvisor

Premier Snorkeling/Kayaking

We left from Makena Beach in Maui. Our guide, Jake, though young, was clearly experienced and knowledgeable. ( plus he was damned funny and entertaining! ). He really helped the couple on our trip who had never kayaked- and when they had such a hard time, he made it funny and we laughed so much! God, it was fun!
We kayaked in the ocean- exhilarating! and snorkeled twice in 2 locations. Jake would free dive to the bottom and pluck some ocean creature- like a red pencil urchin- tell us all about it, let us hold it and feel it “breathing”, then dive back down and carefully replace it where he had gotten it. Very cool and very respectful. We saw manta rays and honu and many colorful fish. So much fun! We had beverages and snack bars. We had the premier package, so after our tour, Jake directed us to a nearby food truck where our lunches were paid for and we had some great food! We were pretty happy with Jawz food truck.  It was a great experience and we couldn’t have been more pleased. And we had a BLAST!

– TripAdvisor

Kayaking & Snorkeling with Maui Eco Tours and Garrett ROCKED!

Our family had an absolute great time! Roger at Maui Eco Tours was very helpful and accommodating on the phone when I had to call back and reschedule the date of our activity due to a conflict with another activity we had planned. This was the first time our daughters ages 6 and 5 kayaked and Garrett was simply wonderful! He made sure to go over all of the safety measures we needed to know as well as what he would be doing in order to keep us all safe which was very important and key given that we had our little girls with us. Garrett was highly knowledgeable about the marine life and the surrounding islands. Garrett snorkeled with us and lead us to the area where we would see some turtles. We saw a couple of turtles and that was amazing! At one point our youngest daughter said she was cold and didn’t want to be in the water anymore and Garrett said it wasn’t a problem she could hang out on the kayak with him while the rest of us continued to snorkel. Thank you Garrett for your patience with our family and keeping an eye out for those “mermaids”. Our family had an incredible time and we would highly recommend this trip to everyone and if you can request Garrett do so!

– TripAdvisor

Yelp

My husband and I went on the Pali Seacliff kayaks and snorkel tour.  Deja, our guide was knowledgeable and instructive and helped us feel safe getting out on the ocean and in and out of the kayak.  I was especially nervous about snorkeling after having only gone one other time but Deja was very patient and encouraging.  Once I was able to get into the ocean and feel comfortable, she provided our group with a reef tour and pointed out fish and features of the reef that I would not have otherwise felt comfortable exploring and certainly would not have noticed.  Thank you for helping me get over my fears!  The small group was nice to be assured of personal interaction and assistance and the overall paddling was fairly leisurely. I would highly recommend this tour!

– Rebekah C., Yelp

This was the best thing we could have done! I’ve never swam with turtles before and it is seriously the best!! Nathan our guide was awesome, super helpful and took us to some amazing places, so grateful he knew how to avoid the big boat noodlers snorkeling in a pack. He was super knowledgeable of the area, fish and let us hold an urchin! Made the experience awesome even though we were super tired, not bad to look at either  Thank you!!!

– Liesl H., Yelp

My fiancé & I went on the kayaking & snorkeling tour from Makena landing, with Steve. It was brilliant! Steves knowledge of the area meant that he took us to the best spots to snorkel – which was amazing! We saw lots of sea turtles, fish and beautiful coral. He also shared lots of interesting and very educational info about the sea life in the area and Hawaii in general. The snacks, sandwiches and drinks provided during and after the tour was great too. We really enjoyed this trip & would highly recommend!! If we get back for whale season we’ll for sure ask for Steve again.

– Ash K., Yelp

We had a GREAT time with our guide Chris on our sea cliff kayak tour.  He was very informative and knowledgeable on the history of the islands as well as the local wildlife. We did the 4+ hour tour and it was a good length of time and kayaking.  Since our tour only had 3 kayaks (total of 4 people including our guide) we were able to hear everything Chris had to say as well as ask questions. Our snorkeling spots were awesome!  We saw and were able to swim with plenty of fish and a few turtles.  But the coolest part of the trip was seeing a Manta Ray hang out a few feet in front of us. Overall, the trip was great, and would recommend it to anyone looking to get out on the water, snorkel and exercise a bit.  Our tour guide was awesome, and there’s nothing I would change.

Hooman B., Yelp

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