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Makena Beach Kayak Rentals

Reserve our kayaking rentals at Makena Landing, situated in the picturesque Makena Beach Park, South Maui. Less than 15 minutes away from Kihei and Wailea, this premier location offers the finest conditions for kayaking and snorkeling. With its calm waters, sunny skies, and vibrant marine life, Makena Beach is the ideal setting to explore Maui’s stunning coastlines and underwater worlds. Our rentals provides stable, sit-on-top kayaks that are perfect for both beginners and seasoned paddlers. Whether you’re looking to glide over tranquil waters in the early morning light or witness the lively reef habitats, Makena Beach Kayak Rentals promises an unforgettable ocean adventure.

What to Expect

Pick up your rental at the tranquil Makena Landing Park, where clear, gentle ocean conditions await. Here you’ll meet our friendly guides for a quick safety briefing and introduction to kayaking. Next, you will select from our fleet of stable single or double ocean kayaks. Our guides will help launch you from the sandy shoreline. Now it's time to set off along the coast. As you paddle, enjoy the breathtaking views of Maui’s shoreline and the soothing warmth of the morning sun.

Your destination is just a short paddle around the corner at Makena Bay, often referred to as “Turtle Town,” renowned for its high concentration of Hawaiian Green Sea turtles. Along the way, keep an eye out for rays, dolphins, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal. The bay’s protective reefs make it an ideal spot for easy kayaking in calm waters.

During the whale season, from October through April, you may also have the unique opportunity to spot Humpback whales during their annual migration. These gentle giants come to the Hawaiian waters to mate and give birth, adding a thrilling element to your kayaking experience.

As your adventure draws to a close, paddle back to Makena Landing, where our team will be there to help you out of the water and answer any questions about your experiences.


  • Sit-on-top kayaks (single and double options)
  • Backrests, paddles, and like jackets
  • Safety Orientation from Expert Guides
  • Opportunity to see marine life including turtles, dolphins, rays, and during the season, Humpback whales


  • Maximum weight limit: 300lbs for single kayaks, 500lbs for double kayaks.
  • Participants should be comfortable in ocean conditions and capable of managing their own safety.
  • Recommended to bring: Beach towel, high-quality sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.


4 hours


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

Cancellation Policy

Any & all changes / cancellations must be made outside the 48 hours prior to your activity for refund (72 for private tours). Activity may be moved as a result of severe weather / conditions.