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Aloha Kayaks Maui, Kihei

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding · Dolphin / Whale Watching
Have you ever dreamed of snorkeling with a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle or paddling among North Pacific Humpback Whales during calving season? Well look no further as Aloha Kayaks Maui can turn your dreams into realities. We offer kayaking trips for all ages and abilities that lead you to some of the hidden jewels of Maui, all the while creating a minimal impact on our oceans. Years of experience and 5 star service is what you get when you book a trip with Aloha Kayaks Maui.


All activities are led by professional guides who carry current CPR and First Aid certification and have participated in the State of Hawaii's Ocean Protection and Cultural Awareness Program.

Hailing from the east coast, Peter has been a Maui resident and tour guide since the fall of 2002. Originally from western Maryland, he grew up in the Appalachian Mountains as an avid hiker, climber, and skier. He went to the Atlantic Ocean frequently growing up. Peter has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and of course the United States. His love of the ocean first drew him to Maui where he learned to surf and scuba dive; leading tours and teaching others was the natural progression from there.

Peter has worked and lead tours on Maui for South Pacific Kayaks and Outfitters, Kelii’s Kayaks, Maui Kayaks, Maui Eco Tours, Private Kayak Tours, and the Four Seasons Resort. He is also a P.A.D.I. certified SCUBA Instructor and EFR/First Aid Instructor; he has been teaching and certifying people on Maui for three years. His love of the ocean, vast knowledge of the area, and quick humor all make for an unforgettable, educational experience for the first time visitor or local resident alike!

Griff grew up in the foothills of South Carolina where, at a very young age, cultivated an enthusiasm and appreciation for the outdoors. Griff honed his water skills sailing, kayaking, fishing, and water skiing at a small lake in the NC mountains. After graduating from Coastal Carolina University with a BA in Marketing, Griff followed his passion for educating others about the environment. Griff spent 7 summers as a guide for Moondance Adventures, a 21 day wilderness program for high school students. Griff spent his springs and falls in New England as the Program Director for The Environmental Schools, a non-profit 5 day residential ecology school for middle schoolers. This left winters for traveling the globe.

After a trip to West Africa in 2001 Griff contracted malaria and nearly died. Facing mortality at such a young age, Griff grabbed his backpack, 2 surf boards, and curiosity and moved to Maui. He immediately felt “at home”. Griff loves sharing his knowledge and passion for Hawaiian ecology and her culture with every lucky guest on his trips. Why don’t you book a tour today and experience first hand green paddling on blue water!
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  • Terrible with names but our guide was outstanding. Clearly took the time to learn lots about Hawaiian culture, language, flora, fauna and see life. Tremendous and highly recommended.  more »
  • My husband and I had an amazing experience with Griff and the rest of the group! We HIGHLY recommend this experience! Griff was so friendly, patient and informative. We had never snorkeled before...  more »
  • Our kayak/snorkel tour with Aloha Kayaks Maui was definitely the highlight of our trip. Our small group allowed for our guide, Michelle, to ensure everyone was safe and enjoying themselves. We saw a few sea turtles, and Michelle also led us on a loop and pointed out other interesting marine life. Our only complaint is that the time went too fast. We'll definitely return on our next trip to Maui!
  • What a wonderful way to start the day; Kayaking on clear ocean waters and snorkeling with sea turtles and an abundance of fish! Michelle was a fabulous guide! She was incredibly informative about the marine life and Hawaiian culture and geography. Would highly recommend this tour- and as Michelle says: “swimming with turtles is like a honu experience!”

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