Tropical Guides and Outfitters
5083 Makena Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
Tropical Guides and Outfitters This family-owned and -operated company runs kayak tours of the calm, turquoise bays of South Maui, pausing to snorkel vibrant reefs. Keep an eye out for honu, the world’s largest hard-shelled sea turtle, which can top out at four feet long. Revered by the ancient Hawaiians, this endangered native species subsists mainly off algae and seagrasses that give its fat and cartilage a distinctive hue, hence its common name “Hawaiian green sea turtle.” Tropical Guides keeps paddle groups intimate with a maximum of eight guests, allowing everyone room to relax and really savor the spectacular views of Haleakalā, Kaho'olawae, Lana'i, and Molokai. Children ages eight and up are welcome on group tours; families with three- to seven-year-olds should book private excursions.