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Kāʻanapali Surf Club Launches Kayak, Snorkel EcoTours on Maui

April 13, 2016, 4:11 PM HST
* Updated September 17, 10:38 AM
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Photo credit: Kāʻanapali Surf Club.

Photo credit: Kāʻanapali Surf Club.

Kāʻanapali Surf Club today announced the launch of new kayak and snorkel eco-tours at Puʻu Kekaʻa “Black Rock” in West Maui.

“We’re looking to be a positive influence in Hawaiʻi and the tourism industry,” said Mike Kelley, owner of Kāʻanapali Surf Club. “Our eco tours are designed for the responsible traveler to raise awareness of the importance of minimizing negative impacts on our environment.”

Kāʻanapali Surf Club eco-tours depart from The Westin Resort & Spa, located in Kāʻanapali near Puʻu Kekaʻa, a natural feature created by an old lava flow that entered the sea hundreds of years ago.

Company representatives note that Kāʻanapali Beach was also voted #1 Beach by Conde Nast and, “boasts an abundance of green sea turtles and tropical fish providing guests with an incredible snorkel and kayak experience.”

In addition, Kāʻanapali Surf Club executives say, “guests can experience a spectacular off-shore perspective of the West Maui Mountains and views of neighbor islands Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi while they learn about Hawaiʻi’s rich history and culture.”


Tours begin with a brief land lesson where guests learn basic safety and paddling techniques. Shortly after that, guides escort guests to the water and begin paddling towards “Black Rock” where guests will enjoy about 30 minutes of snorkeling. This iconic location is famous for its 60-foot sea cliffs visible only from the ocean. Guides will also share history and local folklore as well as information on marine wildlife in the area.


Between Dec. 15 and April 15 guests may also be able to enjoy whale watching as humpbacks make their seasonal migration from Alaska to Hawaiʻi.

ours are available weekly from 8 to 10 a.m. for private, semi-private and groups. The cost is $99 per person (double kayak) and $119 per person (single kayak). Private tours are also available at $199 per person, $149 for two to four guests and $129 per person for five guests or more.

More information is available on the Kāʻanapali Surf Club website.

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