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Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

1. Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Spot Hawaii's native marine life in its natural habitat on a snorkel cruise to Turtle Town from Lahaina. Swim past green sea turtles, Moorish idols, and even humpback whales. Enjoy an onboard lunch and drinks. Set sail from Lahaina Harbor towards Turtle Town, aka Mala Wharf (if weather conditions allow). See where, in 1992, a powerful hurricane created an artificial reef and sanctuary where corals and other marine life thrive. Spot Moorish idols, green sea turtles, and saddle wrasse while snorkeling here. If snorkel conditions are not ideal at Turtle Town a.k.a. Mala Wharf, cruise to one of the other premier westside snorkel locations such as Honolua Bay, Airport Beach, or Launiupoko. See Hawaiian green sea turtles, brightly colored tropical fish, and beautiful coral reef formations. During the whale season between December to April, observe humpback whales as they enjoy the warm Hawaiian waters (time permitting). Learn from expert narration about the whales and provide a play-by-play commentary of the whales' behavior as you view them.

From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

2. From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

Start the tour by boarding a brand new luxury catamaran at the dock in Lahaina. Set off on your incredible adventure along the spectacular coastline of Lana'i. Onboard the vessel, enjoy a continental breakfast of tropical fruit, freshly baked banana bread, and locally roasted coffee. Head towards the pristine reefs along Lana’i’s south shores where you'll discover stunning sea cliffs, uncrowded snorkeling sites, and expansive island views. Get geared up with the snorkeling equipment provided and plunge into the warm waters to discover an array of local marine life.  This relaxed tour does not have a set destination, so the experienced crew can select the best locations based on sea conditions, and visit multiple snorkel sites when time and weather allow. After swimming and snorkeling, sit back with a drink and enjoy a full lunch while trying to catch a sighting of Lana’i’s famous spinner dolphins. Finally, return to the dock where your memorable day at sea concludes.

From Lahaina: Sunset Prime Rib or Mahi Mahi Dinner Cruise

3. From Lahaina: Sunset Prime Rib or Mahi Mahi Dinner Cruise

Sip on cocktails and take in the Maui sunset while enjoying a three-course meal. Whether you're seated outside on the upper deck or in the cabin below, sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The addition of island-style music provides the perfect ambiance for this idyllic Maui experience. Come on board the Quicksilver, a spacious double-deck catamaran that offers comfortable seating with generous table spacing for a more private intimate setting. Your meal begins with a fresh spring mix salad with tomato, carrots, cilantro vinaigrette, and a taro roll with honey butter. For the main course, your options are rosemary garlic roasted prime rib, fresh Mahi-Mahi with lemon buttery caper sauce, or penne pasta with fresh Thai basil marinara sauce. On the side, enjoy sautéed vegetables and steamed white rice with shoyu sauce. For dessert, delight in delicious banana bread with homemade lilikoi frosting and cobbler topping.

Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

4. Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

Your eco-friendly wildlife adventure departs out of historic Lahaina Harbor aboard a 65 foot, double-deck powered catamaran. The journey over to Lanai takes approximately 60 minutes as the captain passes by known wild dolphin habitats before heading to your snorkel destination. Discover an underwater oasis and world-class snorkeling with warm crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife. Lanai is also famous for its large populations of wild dolphins, plus toothed whales, sea turtles, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal. On the trip over, be treated to a continental breakfast of fresh island fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and apple danishes along with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juices. Take part in a guided reef tour with a certified marine naturalist and enjoy a leisurely snorkel. Feast on a barbecue lunch which includes chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, veggie salad, and chocolate chip cookies. There's also all-you-can-drink water, sodas, juices and 1 complimentary alcoholic drink for those 21 and over. 

Maui: Underwater Submarine Adventure

5. Maui: Underwater Submarine Adventure

Dive into the pristine waters of Maui and explore an underwater paradise on this submarine tour. Enjoy views of stunning coral reefs, a replica shipwreck, and a whole world of colorful marine life from the comfort of an air-conditioned submarine. Begin your tour with a boat ride from the shores of Maui. Enjoy the beautiful sights of Maui as you make your way towards the submarine that will take you underwater. After boarding the submarine, get your camera ready to take Instagram-worthy pictures of the picturesque coral reef below the sea. Pass through the colorful reefs and spot the many fish and underwater creatures swimming by. As you sail, learn about the creatures you see from the onboard commentary from a local naturalist. Continue to a replica of a whaling shipwreck and marvel at the many fish, sharks, and other creatures who have made it their home. Return to shore, having experienced the underwater paradise that exists just off Maui's shores.

Maui: Eco-Raft Eye-Level Whale Watch Tour

6. Maui: Eco-Raft Eye-Level Whale Watch Tour

Embark on an eco-raft whale-watching cruise in Maui to see Hawaii's native humpback whales in their natural habitat. Learn interesting facts about the whales from your marine naturalist guide, listen to their song with a hydrophone, and snap breathtaking up-close shots. Board an eco-friendly raft in Lahaina Harbor and cruise to see the humpback whales who return to the warm Hawaiian waters every year during the winter months for their mating and calving season. Rest assured that your tour complies with all environmental regulations. Whales are a protected species in Hawaii so the boat will not approach them any closer than 100 yards, but sometimes the whales choose to approach the raft themselves for those up-close encounters. Make use of the underwater microphones provided to listen to the whale song as they communicate while looking for food. Learn more about these creatures from your expert marine naturalist guide and sip on the water provided before returning to Lahaina Harbor.

West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

7. West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

Combine electric biking, hiking and snorkeling on this Maui adventure. After an easy ride along the coastline, snorkel in Kapalua Bay and spot tropical fish, coral reefs, and green sea turtles. Shape your time as you like without keeping up with or waiting for a tour group. Check out different ways to customize your experience: • Bike/Snorkel: Ride along the West Maui coastline to Wahikuli Beach Park, Black Rock (Pu‘u Keka‘a), Kahekili Beach Park, or all the way up to Kapalua Bay for a snorkeling experience with tropical fish, Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and vast ocean wildlife. • Bike/Hike: Start the day cruising on an E-Bike down the Lahaina coastline and then up into the iconic West Maui mountains. Enjoy a relatively easy hike up the Launiupoko Valley Trail. • Bike/Sightseeing: Journey effortlessly through Lahaina Town and up the coastal bike path to Ka’anapali—no pedaling necessary. Check out the shopping, food locations, beaches, and history of West Maui. The most popular route takes you along the Lahaina coast with amazing panoramic views leading up to Kapalua Bay. Here, experience the beautiful Kapalua Coastal Trail and snorkel at Kahekili Beach.

Lahaina: Early Bird Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

8. Lahaina: Early Bird Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling

Set sail on an early-morning cruise and enjoy Maui before most tourists are awake. Take in views of the coast and the crystal-clear waters from the boat with a breakfast snack or drink in your hand. Dive into the water with a snorkel and mask to see Hawaiian sea life, including turtles, up close. Board the catamaran in Lahaina and set sail along miles of coastline into waters filled with turtles and other Hawaiian sea life. Enjoy views of Maui Island from the deck of the ship. Tuck into a light breakfast of fruit and pastries paired with juice, coffee, or something stronger, like a cocktail. Then, dive in, keeping your eyes open for turtles and other wildlife as you enjoy Maui's famous warm waters. Explore the reefs below the surface and come face to face with colorful marine life. After a morning at play on the high seas, return to Lahaina and enjoy the rest of the day as you see fit.

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

9. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Venture aboard a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran to Honolua Bay and snorkel at two spots that are popular with sea turtles. Spot more marine life with the help of a naturalist guide. Marvel at water views while partaking in a delectable breakfast and lunch.  Departing from the historic Lahaina Harbor aboard the Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters with views of the Ka'anapali coastline to and Honolua Bay. Sail into the protected waters of the Honolua conservation area which is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, enjoy the marine environment.  Explore with premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program. Get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home.  Snorkel at two secluded spots that are popular destinations for sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral. Follow a certified marine naturalists guide over the reef. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Unwind as the boat heads out into the channel for the thrilling trip back to the harbor.

Lahaina Harbor: Humpback Whale Watching Day Trip

10. Lahaina Harbor: Humpback Whale Watching Day Trip

Venture out to encounter surface-active humpback whales on a boat day trip from Lahaina Harbor. Enjoy a family-friendly tour where you can watch and learn about these majestic creatures. Hear their mesmerizing songs on the ship's hydrophone. Check in at the activity provider's office at Lahaina Harbor and listen to a short safety briefing that will ensure that you feel confident on your trip. Board the ship and set off on your humpback adventure. Head out to find surface-active whales that like to breach and splash their tails. Listen as the captain and crew answers your questions about the whales and share their passion an knowledge about these mammals with you. Observe these creatures respectfully in a way that follows all state regulations regarding distances to ensure that their space is not overcrowded. Return to your boarding point at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Lahaina Harbor

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4.5 / 5

based on 769 reviews

The booking online was easy with a very clear calendar on what dates were available. From the start of the early morning boarding process (7:30am) til the end(about 11am) it was fantastic. There was an awesome breakfast of fresh fruit, breakfast sandwiches and banana bread PLUS drinks (and mimosas for adults). The catamaran is big and roomy with plenty of walk around space and my kids loved to sit up front on the netting. I will say we were lucky and had a half dozen whales breach (jumping out of the water) in front of us plus another 12/15 sightings of heads and tails. It was AMAZING!! granted we were there in late December which is start of the season but we will be back and book again on our next rip to Maui. Just a very relaxing, exciting adventure to share with my two sons and wife. Also it goes without saying the crew is the best and will answer literally every question you and your kids have, they are all the friendly and you can tell they love their job.

I am so glad we picked this particular cruise. From the beginning to the end the staff was amazing. Such friendly and helpful people clearly loving what they do. The captain was so incredible and had an amzing personality. He was so funny and very knowledgeable about the whole experience. He seemed so humble and happy and was a joy to boat with. We had the best seat in the house on the front top deck. The ride was gentle and never felt sea sick. I had the vegetarian option and very thankful that was offered. The drinks are strong and delicious. I loved that this was 3 hours which was plenty and then you have the rest of the day to do whatever floats your boat. I appreciated the mid day start time so we could sleep in and take our time getting to the location. Parking was easy and a short walk to the meeting spot. Would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a great experience!

Great snorkeling and whale watching trip. Saw turtles, several types of fish in different colors, and most exciting of all, the whales. Staff were very nice and helpful - thank you crews!!! Ended the trip with great memories.

More than we expected! The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and funny - a terrific mood! The whales were active and seemed to enjoy our applause. Looking forward to the next time. Thank you, the Colorado 4

Exceeded our expectations. The guide was funny and everything was fun! Got to swim with dozens of turtles.