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  • Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    1. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    Your snorkeling tour to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town begins at Maalaea harbor, where you'll board the boat. Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. Located off the south shore of Kihei and rising 300 feet (91 meters) out of the water, the extinct volcanic cone of Molokini provides the opportunity to see native Hawaiian marine life in their natural habitat. Spot manta rays, fish, and sharks, who swim around the coral year-round. Molokini is protected as a marine preserve and bird sanctuary, so you can expect pristine conditions. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world and take advantage of the two water slides into the water. You can also take a peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing room. To ensure safety, a lifeguard will be in the water at all time...

  • Maui: Sunset Dinner Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor

    2. Maui: Sunset Dinner Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor

    Enjoy a relaxing 2.5-hour boat excursion, complete with sunset views and a delicious meal. Departing from the Ma’alaea Harbor, you’ll set off into the waves on a deluxe, 3-story catamaran. After the spacious boat exits the harbor, enjoy a complimentary drink before the dinner service kicks off. Explore the alcoves of the boat, finding hidden pockets to sip your drink, gaze out over the ocean, and snap photos. While soaking up the tropical views, listen to relaxing island tunes throughout your excursion. When it’s time for dinner, on-board chef Keoni carves the succulent Hawaiian prime rib, also serving up Mahi Mahi, teriyaki chicken, ribs, steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, and much more — be sure to select your preference upon booking. Enjoy your meal with a second complimentary drink. As you dine, take in views of Kaho’olawe and Lanai in the distance, as well as the top snorkeling...

    The live music was great and the staff were very friendly. My husband and I enjoyed a very lovely sunset on the boat for our 1 year anniversary

  • Maui: Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

    3. Maui: Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

    Discover Molokini aboard Paragon II, where your trip includes a continental breakfast on the leisurely sail across Ma’alaea Bay. Take in the stunning landscape that makes Maui special, and during whale season (December – May), spot the humpback whales as they swim nearby. While at Molokini, swim, snorkel, and rinse off with a fresh water shower. After snorkeling, indulge in a full lunch buffet and refresh with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. Maui’s afternoon trade winds can really get the boat going, so join the friendly crew at the helm and try your hand at sailing the high seas! 

    We had a great time on the Molikini Snorkel Sail. Snorkeling Molikini was the best snorkeling we've ever done in Hawaii. The water was crystal clear and we saw a huge variety of coral, fish and even eels. The captain and crew were great and so was breakfast and lunch. Fun, fast boat!

  • Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise

    4. Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise

    Discover why Maui is the place to spot humpback whales during an exciting ocean adventure in peak migration season. Board a comfortable catamaran at either Māʻalaea or Lahaina Harbor and escape into the ‘Au ‘au channel which boasts the greatest number of whales near Maui. Venture out into the warm and protected ocean waters which make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. Known for their acrobatics, the whales are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean. Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout as you stay refreshed with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax onboard without the drone of a motor as you head to wherever the whales may be. Sailing out of Māʻalaea Bay and Lahaina can be quite exhilarating on a catamaran, so keep in mind that this trip can be more of an adventure if th...

  • Maui: Molokini Wild Eco Adventure from Maalaea Harbor

    5. Maui: Molokini Wild Eco Adventure from Maalaea Harbor

    Feast on a continental breakfast as you meet your group for the day. Enjoy Maui Vegetable Fritatta, assorted pastries and fruit platters.  Explore Molokini on an intimate, small-group ecotour of Maui’s #1 snorkeling and diving destination. Each adventure carries no more than 38 guests on Ocean Explorer, a 54 ft. single deck catamaran with open seating and unimpeded views – so there’s plenty of room to move around and enjoy the views. Snorkel the iconic volcanic crater and its beautiful reef known for crystal clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish, and resting seabirds. A flexible itinerary includes visiting a second snorkel spot, such as Turtle Arches, as well as cruising along Maui’s coastline.  Following your adventures in the ocean relax with a delicious lunch cooked on board for you.  Enjoy a lunch of grilled chicken wraps with spinach, tomato, carrots and cucumber and a varie...

    Captain and both guides were legit good people to be around. You could feel their passion for the ocean and it was a blast to be around!

  • Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel with Deli Lunch

    6. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel with Deli Lunch

    See Maui from a new perspective as you swim and snorkel alongside its marine life at Molokini and Turtle Town. Cruise to these famous snorkeling destinations by catamaran, and enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard.

    Meet your captain and crew near Maalaea Harbor for your check-in. Board the comfortable catamaran and enjoy a continental breakfast of cinnamon rolls, donuts, fresh fruits, coffee, and juice as you head towards Molokini.

    Arrive at Molokini and admire the scenery of the extinct volcanic cone, home to around 250 different local species. Jump into the water and snorkel with native wildlife such as black triggerfish, yellow tang, and parrotfish.

    Continue onto Turtle Town, where you’ll swim with protected Hawaiian green sea turtles among the underwater lava formations. Rest assured a lifeguard wil...

    The staff were amazing and very helpful. We had fun snorkeling but unfortunately not as many fish or turtles as I was expecting. Very windy day but staff made recommendations to help keep everyone safe. Good day overall

  • From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

    7. From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

    Embark on a half-day snorkeling adventure on a glass-bottomed catamaran, with breakfast, lunch, and a professional crew included. Look out for all types of Pacific marine life, from dolphins to turtles and coral reefs, in 2 snorkeling spots — the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. 

    Begin your tour at Maalaea Harbor to board your boat. Join the crew aboard the Calypso, Maui's newest addition to the fleet, where you can even view the ocean from its glass bottom. Benefit from an easy-to-use stairway in and out of the water, lots of shade, and plenty of Jimmy Buffet music. 

    Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. Next, be dazzled by Molokini Crater, located off the south shore of Kihei. Expect pristine conditions as Molokini is a protected marine preserve and bird san...

    Purchased three adult tickets for my children months in advance of vacation. Super easy purchasing and voucher digital download. Kids had a great time!!

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based on 819 reviews

We had a great time on the Molikini Snorkel Sail. Snorkeling Molikini was the best snorkeling we've ever done in Hawaii. The water was crystal clear and we saw a huge variety of coral, fish and even eels. The captain and crew were great and so was breakfast and lunch. Fun, fast boat!

One of the best snorkeling experiences that I’ve ever had. The staff Carlos, Emily, and Svensen (sp) were phenomenal! Great attention to all the passengers and great information. Seeing the sea turtles was an experience that I will never forget!

Very enjoyable cruise! Service was excellent and food was very good. We even saw a group of four spotted eagle rays right next to the boat! Highly recommend!

Purchased three adult tickets for my children months in advance of vacation. Super easy purchasing and voucher digital download. Kids had a great time!!

The Captain was great and his crew really went all out to make our trip a wonderful one. We had a really good time.