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From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

From US$ 149.95 per person

Encounter Maui’s marine life at 2 snorkeling & diving destinations, Molokini Crater & Turtle Town. Then, cruise up the coast to look for dolphins.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 2 of Maui's world-class snorkeling locations
  • Relax aboard a comfortable boat with rest rooms, showers and more
  • Get an informative commentary and good service from the captain and crew
  • See the sea life from the glass-bottom viewing windows
  • Slide down the water slide into the refreshing waters
  • Benefit from good music, great food and $2 drinks
Full description

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 sanctuary. 

See how the extinct volcanic cone provides a home for native Hawaiian marine life such as manta rays, fish, urchins, and sharks, who all swim around the coral through the clear water year-round. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world. 

Take advantage of the 2 water slides to make it more fun, especially for kids. And fret not— a lifeguard is always in the water watching over the snorkelers to ensure their safety.

After leaving Molokini, your second snorkeling spot of the day is Turtle Town, where you will swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles amid the calm water and coral. 

Then, return to the boat for a relaxing barbecue lunch buffet. Finally, enjoy a fun trivia game for the chance to win a crew T-shirt.

Some of the tour’s top amenities include 2 slides, a "leap of faith", 2 freshwater showers, use of snorkeling gear, flotation devices, and restrooms on the boat. Hire everything you need on the day, with wetsuits, SNUBA, or underwater digital cameras available to rent.

Includes
  • 2 slides (1 from 2nd deck & 1 from 1st deck)
  • 2nd deck jump platform ("Jump for Joy")
  • Glass-bottom viewing room
  • Only 3-deck catamaran in Hawaii
  • Use of top-quality snorkel gear and flotation devices
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • Experienced captain and crew
  • Lifeguard in water while snorkeling
  • Snorkelling tutorial to explain gear
  • 11 sets of stairs into the water, for easy comfortable access
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

• Head for Slip 82 on the South Ferry Dock, 101 Ma’alaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 • Look out for the Calypso boat • Please arrive for check-in 45 minutes before your scheduled activity start time for your mandatory check-in

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Drinks

Know before you go

  •  Dietary restrictions (vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free etc.) must be noted at the time of booking
  •  Lunch consists of: pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, pasta salad, and chocolate chip cookies
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Minimum drinking age: 21 years old
  •  Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew
  •  SNUBA is optional and available to pay on-board. Available for guests 8 years and up. Certain health restrictions apply. SNUBA allows you to enjoy the simplicity of snorkeling and also the wonders of breathing underwater. SNUBA is a unique patented shallow water diving system that bridges the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 246 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Staff and boat were top notch, I had higher expectations of reef life at Molokini than what we saw. Molokini was about the same in quality as some of our beach snorkeling at Kapalua Bay Beach. Snorkeling with turtles at Turtle Town was awesome though and well worth the trip!

September 13, 2021

We enjoyed our snorkeling adventure. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, the equipment fit well and we had the knowledge to snorkel comfortably. It was a first for all of us and it was a very positive experience. I highly recommend this snorkeling adventure.

July 26, 2021

What a fun experience! The crew of the Calypso worked hard to make us feel welcome and comfortable. I was very impressed that the first mate, Tony knew my name upon arrival. There was so much to do- snorkeling, sliding, jumping off the deck, viewing the beauty of Molokini from the boat and underwater. We decided to add on the Snuba experience and were totally thrilled! Annie and Sarah were patient and thorough in instruction and set up which made the experience one of the best on our entire trip! We highly recommend this!!

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July 9, 2021

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