Pali Sea Cliff Kayak Discovery

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5 hours
Departs from
Papalaua Beach
Returns to
This tour returns to the original departure point at approximately 12:00pm (noon)
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This 5-hour Maui kayaking adventure takes you paddling from Papalaua Beach along the stunning sea-cliff shore off the Pali coast, where you’re treated to some of Maui's most scenic coastline and exceptional snorkeling. In a small group of 10 maximum, kayak with experienced guides past white-sand inlets and towering cliffs to expansive coral reefs where you’re likely to spot sea turtles and an array of marine life as you snorkel. A deli-style lunch is served on a remote beach — the perfect reward for paddling 5.5 miles!

Make your way to palm-fringed Papalaua Beach in west Maui, less than 10 miles (16 km) south of Lahaina town, and meet your experienced kayak guides for a safety briefing. Learn paddling techniques on shore and then settle into a single or double kayak. A guide helps you launch as you take off for the remote shores and sea cliffs in a spectacular coastal area known as ‘the Pali.’
During your 5-hour Maui kayaking tour, paddle toward the Pali lighthouse and enjoy water views of rugged shoreline and jagged cliffs rarely seen by visitors. You'll stop for snacks and refreshments, and spend time snorkeling at a couple of secluded snorkeling sites that boast excellent ocean visibility and include expansive coral reefs teeming with tropical marine life.
Then continue paddling along this scenic shoreline where verdant cliffs lead into the water. Your guides point out the diverse flora, showcasing Maui’s natural splendor that hovers over white-sand beaches.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’re rewarded with a deli-style lunch at a remote beach while gazing at the picturesque sights of Maui.
This small-group activity, with a paddling distance is approx. 5.5 miles, is best suited for those who are in good physical condition and enjoy a longer paddle.

What's included

  • Beach instructions and safety talk
  • Guide assisted launch and landings
  • Quality snorkel equipment, pfd, and where required, water socks
  • Light refreshments
  • Quality touring kayaks - singles and doubles available
  • Cpr and first aid certified guides with many years ocean experience
  • Local taxes

What isn't included

  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off