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  1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Maui
  4. Molokini

Maui: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

Product ID: 170349
The Malolo, a 55 foot power catamaran, goes out on an afternoon snorkel that is perfect for late sleepers! Visit Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens, on this 3-hour boat tour. Based on the trade winds, you will navigate your snorkel accordingly!
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an afternoon departure for those who want to sleep in!
  • Come aboard a 55 foot power catamaran, managed by professional, safety-oriented captain and crew.
  • Experience Maui's best snorkeling spots with top-of-the-line snorkel equipment and complimentary flotation devices.
Full description
One of the most magnificent places to snorkel on Maui is Molokini Crater, and you can only get there by boat. The Malolo, a 55 foot power catamaran, is a super comfortable ride that has everything you’ll need. All equipment and instructions are provided by the fabulous crew, and there is a $5.00 hot dog and soda available on board. 

The Snorkeling is beautiful, and you can happily lose yourself while floating above the reef. You are likely to see parrot fish, yellow tang, cornet fish, and surgeon fish, as well as many others. If you're lucky, visitors can catch a glimpse of a Spotted Eagle Ray cruising through.

Digital underwater cameras are available for purchase. If you wear prescription glasses, there are optical masks you can rent to use underwater. If you tend to run cold, there are wet suits for rent and flotation devices galore. 

As each day unfolds on Maui, weather and ocean conditions naturally dictate the best snorkel spots. Typically, due to Maui trade winds, this trip snorkels at Coral Gardens unless weather permits reaching Molokini. The experienced captain will decide whether you go to beautiful Molokini Crater or the aptly named “Coral Gardens,” a gorgeous reef off the west side. Coral Gardens is home to all kinds of wonderful marine life too (Coastal Living Magazine rated as a World’s Top Ten Snorkel Site).
  • Professional, safety-oriented captain and crew
  • Transport on a 55-foot power catamaran
  • Top-of-the-line snorkel equipment
  • Flotation devices
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (hot dog and soda lunch is available for $5.00)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Wetsuit and underwater camera (available for rent)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Boss Frog's Dive and Surf Directly Across the Harbor Next Door to Beach Bums. 300 Ma’alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793.

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Important information
Know before you go
As weather changes drastically in the afternoon, you must call to confirm departure. The supplier wants to ensure the best conditions before your trip!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 88 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Very relaxing and enjoyable activity. Fun crew. Second time we have gone out with this company. The trip we chose started at 1:30 which was great for us because we're not real early risers. We also liked the fact that it was a 3 hour snorkel rather than a full day. It didn't leave us feeling completely exhausted and overcooked in the sun.

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March 11, 2020

The crew was knowledgeable, fun, and got things done. Buy the hotdog, chips, and drinks, if you don't prepay for it, they don't have extra, and after being in the water for an hour, you are hungry! We went to Coral gardens, which was beautiful, but they do make it seem like the Molokini crater is a possibility, it never was. But all in all a great excursion with a great crew, at a great price!

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February 22, 2020

amazing crew, captain and experience. dont hesitate, just book. the owner came to our rescue and captained our ship providing a memorable adventure to tell ashore. turtles whales and much more!

February 29, 2020

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