Snorkel Tour With Video

Private Tour
Time: 1.5 - 2 hours


Price includes 2 people
$15/ea for additional people up to six


All snorkel tours are private.  That means only the client and family or person(s) traveling with them. This activity is appropriate for all people that are comfortable swimming in water deeper than they can stand.  All locations are accessed from the shore and depths range from 5-20 feet deep.

What's Included

The rental cost of a properly fitting mask, fins, and wet suit. I do not keep an inventory of equipment but work with several dive shops that rent quality gear.

Prior to the activity, you will need to go there and try on different masks until you find the right fit.  Everyone's face is different and so is each mask.  After the tour, I will return it.  This may require a bit of effort but it’s worth it to have the right gear.  You can't have fun when your mask leaks. It will be arranged with the shop for me to pay for the rental but they may ask for a credit card as a formality.

How It Works

There are several good sites in Makena and I will pick the best one based on conditions and provide details to the location and meet you onsite in the parking area.


  1. The adventure begins with a briefing on snorkeling. I will cover entering and exiting the water, proper head position and fin technique, how to be aware of the water action, and position yourself around turtles. 
  2. Once in the water, I will lead clients on a tour of the reef and point out different behaviors and fish as encountered.  
  3. I will also record a video of the highlights so the client has a life long memory of their experience.

Testimonials From Previous Clients

Having taken a variety of photography tours/classes, Douglas distinguished himself right away. Through conversation and a few questions, he learned that we knew enough to take our lens caps off before we shot. So instead of a canned lesson plan, we got exactly what we wanted. Which was a focus on the artistic side of photography.


San Jose, CA

What a great experience. Not only did I learn a lot about how to take great pictures Doug also took me to places I wouldn’t have seen. Can’t wait to put my new skills to good use.


I knew that my trip to Maui was going to epic but what I did not know was that my time spent with Douglas would turn this total newbie into an artist in just one day. Douglas was able to transform my abilities and skill level with a camera from just your average snapshooter into an actual photographer in just one workshop.

Shawn W

Doug’s techniques are so personalized to the lighting scenario. He stimulated my mind to re-think how I approach photography which I will put into practice!

Michelle R