Director's Choice
Sean takes mom, Martha, on a kayak adventure.R
on Bass is a friend of the family. Sean, son of Clif and Martha Council, owners of the Maui Golf Shop, has been blind since birth. Ron takes Sean out kayaking once a week for an exciting ride on the sea. And Sean loves it. You will too, no matter what your age or physical condition.

Ron, in fact, specializes in people with physical challenges. He's a certified Disabled Ski Instructor and Licensed Practical Nurse. But everyone can enjoy Ron's kayak adventures. He takes out only 4 paddlers on a trip, so you're assured of a "custom" ride planned just for you.

To book, contact Ron direct: or phone him at 808 572-6299

TIP: Don't risk your personal camera. Buy a disposable underwater camera for this wet and wild adventure. You'll be surprised at the pictures they can take.

Chuck Cassidy
Activities Director

Lava arches of the Kanaio Coast Maui Sea Kayaking is the oldest kayak tour company on Maui (established by kayakers in 1988). This is the way to see Maui's wonderful ocean life... up close and personal as you paddle silently through the waves. People who have taken our tours thank us because we take a maximum of only four people at a time. You receive our personal attention throughout your tour. It's safer, you see more and have more fun! And, we are equipped to and love taking out physically challenged paddlers!

1/2-Day Trips
Just south of the Wailea Resort area is Makena Landing and across the bay, Puu Olai, popular with kayakers, snorkelers and scuba divers. Because of its protected location this area is perfect for all levels of kayakers and your tour (no more than four people) will be customized to your interests and paddling skills.

Ron always begins with a thorough kayak lesson to familiarize you with your boat and how to handle it. There are caves to explore and an exotic array of protected sea life to experience first hand. The whales (which are in season in Maui waters from November through May) are most exhilarating to see from a kayak. There are also sea turtles and dolphins seen most every trip. Just seeing them from the deck of a boat is great, but there's nothing like being right next to them on their own level.

Rock Gardens, for kayak play, line this beautiful bay providing extra fun for all paddlers, from beginners to the "extreme adrenaline junkies"!

Snacks are provided. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses [with tie-string], sunscreen, drinking water, a disposable underwater camera and of course, snorkel gear.

Kayak Tour
Rate: $80 half day

Challenge the waves in a kayak.
1/2-Day Trips

We have kayak surfing toys of all descriptions and for all levels of skill or interests. These range from wave skis and white water boats to hot sit-on-top surfers!

For those who want to be slowly introduced to the thrill of it all, he has several tandem surfing kayaks. Ron will teach you the skills you need to catch 'em and ride 'em!

The tour is usually located at Thousand Peaks Beach, which has trees, bathrooms and picnic tables for those members of your party who prefer to watch or just swim in the gentle waves.

Snacks provided.

Rate: $80 half day

  • Life vests worn on all Maui Sea Kayaking trips
  • Booties and helmets (for surfing) provided
  • Ron has equipment and experience for disabled & young [6+] paddlers
  • Full moon paddles, expeditions and other custom adventures available
  • Safe boating... Ron is an LPN and a member of the American Canoe Association

Ron BassMeet Ron Bass

Ron Bass
began kayaking in 1980 and has been leading kayak tours on Maui since 1988. His unique approach to kayak instruction reflects extensive experience in life and sports and includes excursions with the Special Olympians, Youth at Risk, senior citizens and the women's shelter.

Ski instructor and patrolman, certified disabled ski instructor, physical education teacher, special education teacher, recreation director, licensed practical nurse and polarity therapist are several of his talents.

Ron's expertise on local ocean conditions and wilderness secrets will open a whole new world of caves, hidden beaches, spectacular cliffs, teeming fish, turtles and whales to you.

"As accomplished kayakers, our love of paddling, respect and appreciation for the marine world enable us to introduce YOU into the pristine beauty of our environment in a fun, low impact, sensitive way. Join us!"
~~~~~~~ Ron Bass

To Book, call 808 572-6299

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