Kayak and snorkel the Olowalu Reef on Maui with your private guide

Explore and experience the pristine beauty of the Olowalu Reef from above and below.

Kayak Tours

Kayak Olowalu on the island of Maui, Hawaii offers guided kayak tours in the heart of this snorkel paradise at Olowalu Reef, right off our exclusive beach front location. Equipped with snorkel gear and an ocean kayak, our knowledgeable guides will make sure to get you up close and personal with the amazing wildlife. An adventure not to be missed! Each guided tour is unique, you never know what you will discover.

Join us at Maui’s most exotic kayak and snorkel experience at Kayak Olowalu as we explore the calm and pristine waters without the noise and fumes of engines. This is a fun activity for the whole family, no prior experience is required. Light refreshments are also provided.

two young women kayaking

Tour Description

All tours at Kayak Olowalu are led by expert guides, and last about 2.5 hours. Private tours are available upon request. Snorkel gear and light refreshments afterwards are included in the tour price. Explore Maui’s famed Olowalu coast by kayak and then dip into the Pacific Ocean to snorkel and see an abundance of sea life. Many visitors say our tours were the best part of their Maui experience, perhaps because we operate the only kayak tour on Maui with a private beachfront location.

Come discover for yourself the wonders of Olowalu’s pristine coral reef! The conditions are excellent for viewing exotic reef wild life year round and people visit from all over the world to see whales migrate through our Hawaiian waters just off Olowalu.

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Olowalu, Maui, Hawaii is a priority site of the Maui Coral Reef Recovery Plan and is supported by the Coral Reef Alliance. With over 30 species of coral, some of which are listed as endangered, Olowalu Reef plays an important role in the local ecosystem.

Spawning corals send out polyps that travel as far as Lana’i and Moloka’i, seeding the reefs in these locations. Therefore, Olowalu Reef is considered a mother reef. It is also a cleaning, feeding, and socializing station for the green sea turtle and manta rays.

Rates & Times

Tour Times:

8:00 – 10:25
11:00 – 1:30

Tour Price:

Adult – $80
Children (7-12) – $60

GoPro Rental:

$40 (includes use of camera in waterproof housing, memory card for you to keep).

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers!

Do I Need To Be An Experienced Kayaker To Kayak Maui Waters?
A: No experience is necessary. We welcome first timers and experts. The waters at our location are often some of the calmest in the region , but like all seas … not always!
What Do We Need To Bring?
A: Kayak Olowalu will provide kayaks, life jackets, snorkel gear, and a light snack. All you need to bring is a swimsuit!
What Types Of Sea Life Will We See?
A: Our tours regularly see lots of tropical fish, turtles, dolphins, sharks, and other types of sea life. During whale season (November-April) we see lots of whales.
When Is The Best Time To Take A Maui Kayak Tour?
A: All year is very good for marine life, and the whales are here November – April.
How much snorkeling do we do?
A: Our tours last about 2.5 hours. Of that time, 65% is kayaking and the remainder of the time is spent snorkeling.
Olowalu reef

We would love to hear from you

Spectacular views of the West Maui Mountains, beautiful sunsets, a rich Hawaiian history of Olowalu (Olowalu Cultural Reserve, petroglyphs), and a beautiful beach front location round up the experience. Come discover for yourself the wonders of Olowalu.

Contact Us

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800 Olowalu Village Road
Lahaina, HI 96761


(808) 661-0606
Questions / book over the phone.