Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise
- Duration: 2 hours
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...
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...
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
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The boat crew was terrific. I can't say enough about them. They clearly enjoy their jobs and it showed in how they interacted with the passengers. They were genuinely focused on making sure everyone had a great time on the trip and were safe in the water. It was a bonus to have breakfast, lunch and drinks available during the trip as well as the professional photographer to take pictures for everyone. The photographer wasn't pushy about purchasing pictures and the prices were reasonable.
Crew was phenomenal and the experience was amazing. There were some other jerk tourists who got pissed about being warned about getting too close to the turtles, but I hope Sarah (sic) knows she did a great job. William was our photographer and was very friendly and took some incredible pictures. Thank you all for a great day!
Great experience, every here says this is the best snorkeling trip and they are correct. Whole crew is super nice and knowledgeable, they let you know about everything and all the gear, and they give you breakfast, lunch and $3 drinks! Such a good trip too, the crater is amazing and Turtle Cove definitely had turtles!!
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!
Such a great experience. The guys on the catamaran were really attentive to the guests and they were extremely entertaining. I recommend this excursion for anyone looking for some time snorkeling with sea turtles.