About Us

Aloha

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Mahalo for visiting Tropical Guides & Outfitters! 

We are a family owned and operated business focused on safety, customer service, education, and having fun. Ocean conservation is a big part of what we do. We want to show you how to enjoy the ocean while preserving it. Let us use our experience here on this beautiful island of Maui to teach you about the culture, language, and the ocean that surrounds it. Tropical Guides & Outfitters has what it takes to make your visit an incredible and memorable adventure. 

We offer a wide variety of must-do activities while you're here on Maui. Kayak Snorkel Tours, Kayak Whale Watching Tours, and Surf Lessons. We offer both private and group tours to fit the needs of every guest. Free photos are always included with all of our Tours so you can remember your vacation for years to come.

Chris, our certified expert, with over 15 years of guiding and ocean experience all around the country, will take you into the calm bays of Maui and give you a guided reef tour, Swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, see amazing coral formations and marine life, on our Kayak Snorkel Tours. Show you Maui's Beautiful Humpback Whales on our Kayak Whale Watching Tours. Teach you to surf with one of our Surf Lessons, all while keeping you safe and answering any questions you may have.  

Kayak Snorkel Tours

Our Kayak Snorkel Tours are a Perfect way to Experience Maui's Hidden Beauty

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 Glide across the turquoise waters of South Maui's very own TurtleTown and gaze at the spectacular views of  Maui's two shield volcanoes Haleakalā and Kahalawai. In the distance surrounding islands Kaho'olawae, Lana'i, and Molokai seem to float on the horizon. Then just when you think the day couldn't get any better we get ready to jump in for a guided reef tour and the opportunity to swim with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles ( Honu ). This island-style adventure it's exactly what a vacation is supposed to be!

Have your Dream Tour

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Turtle Town Kayak & Snorkel Private Tour

 7am-10am


 With our private tour, it's all about YOU! We understand that every guest has different wants, needs, and experience. Which makes our private tour the perfect fit for everyone. First-time snorkeler and/or a non-swimmers, No problem with a private tour our certified guides will walk you through everything and have you snorkeling in no time. So get away from the crowds and have that personalized experience you are looking for!


Kids ages 3 and up


Free Photos!!!


1 person-$200

2-4 people-$145pp

5-6 people-$115pp

7-8 people -$85pp


8 person max


Group Snorkeling Tours also Available

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Turtle Town Kayak & Snorkel Group Tour

7am-10am


If you can swim and have been snorkeling before we offer group tours with small groups of eight people. This allows us to cater to a group without losing that personal touch. 


Kids ages 8 and up


Free Photos!!!


$85pp


8 person max

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Kayak Whale Watching Tours

December 15th - May 1st

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Winter on Maui is a truly magical time. We get to welcome back our part time residents, the Humpback Whales! Being able to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat is an experience you will never forget. Our Kayak & Whale Watching Tours are hands down the best way to encounter these majestic creatures. The kayaks put us on the whales level, which allows us   to hear the whales breathe and even sing. Baby humpbacks or calfs are extremely curious and have been know to come right up to the kayaks, as long as mama isn't to strict. Watching the Humpbacks on Maui is a once in a lifetime experience for a lot of people, so why not make sure you get those intimate encounters with the Humpbacks that YOU are looking for!


Close Encounters of the Whale kind

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Kayak & Whale Watching Private Tour

7am-10am


We love winter on Maui, with the return of the Humpbacks we get just as excited as you to have those close encounters. That's what makes our private tours so special, is the connection to the whales. Chris your private guide who has spent years on the water with the humpbacks examines their behavior a puts you in the best location for that once in a lifetime encounter as if he understands them. So if you are serious about whale watching while here on Maui this is the tour for YOU!


December 15 - May 15


Free Photos!!!


1 person-$200

2-4 people-$145pp

5-6 people-$115pp

7-8 people -$85pp


8 person max


Although whale sightings are common, they cannot be guaranteed. These are wild animals and we have no control over where they are on any given day.

Group Whale Watching also Available

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Kayak & Whale Watch Group Tour

 7am-10am


If a private tour is more than you are looking for our group tours are awesome. With small groups of eight people this is a perfect way to beat the crowds and still have that epic experience!

December 15 - May 15


Free Photos!!!


$85 per person


8 person max


Although whale sightings are common, they cannot be guaranteed. These are wild animals and we have no control over where they are on any given day.

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Surf Lessons

Learn to Surf on Maui

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Private Surf Lessons 

7am-9am


A morning surf session is a great way to start your day and renew your energy. 

You will meet your private guide at one of West Maui’s beautiful beaches. After a quick land lesson you will be ready to paddle out, catch a wave and become one with the ocean. Surfing is an important part of Hawaiian Culture which makes it a must-do while visiting Maui!


Free Photos!!!


1 person - $125

2-4 people - $95 pp


4 people max

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Paddle Molokini Crater

Snorkel in a Volcanic Crater

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Molokini Paddle Private Tour

 6am-10am


This tour isn't for the novice paddler! This 8-mile adventure is a great way to see Molokini. Molokini is an old steam and ash vent for Haleakalā and makes for a unique opportunity to snorkel in an old volcanic crater with visibility over 100 feet! We start off in Makena from where it's a little over an hour's paddle to Molokini. We'll circumnavigate the island before we go inside the crater to snorkel. This trip does depend greatly on weather and conditions. Please call to book so we can make sure this is the right fit for you.This tour isn't for the novice paddler! This 8-mile adventure is a great way to see Molokini. Molokini is an old steam and ash vent for Haleakalā and makes for a unique opportunity to snorkel in an old volcanic crater with visibility over 100 feet! We start off in Makena from where it's a little over an hour's paddle to Molokini. We'll circumnavigate the island before we go inside the crater to snorkel. This trip does depend greatly on weather and conditions. Please call to book so we can make sure this is the right fit for you.


Call to Book 808 638 4874


Weather Dependent 


Free Photos!!!


$200 pp


2 person max


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Maui's Calling!!!

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Have the vacation you deserve and book your tour/lesson now! 

This fantastic experience will have you talking for years to come. Our goal is to keep a safe atmosphere for you and the ocean, enhance your knowledge, build your strength and most importantly have fun! 

Get in touch with nature and learn about the ocean and its marine life. Let us be your tropical guides and guide you in the right direction.

Call 808 638 4874 or Book Online Now!!!

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We'll See You On Maui!!!

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Tropical Guides & Outfitters

Makena Landing, Kihei, Hawaii 96753, United States

808 638 4874

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