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From Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin Watch

1. From Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise with Dolphin Watch

Take in all the beautiful scenery on an afternoon snorkeling charter to either the beautiful coasts of Lana’i island or the magnificent area of Lahaina Turtle Town! Lana’i boasts large coral reefs fringe the wild, remote, and sparsely populated island. The waters off Lanai are home to a pod of spinner dolphins made up of more than 100 individuals! Oftentimes, you will see spinners leap from the water while your double-deck catamaran makes her way to the snorkeling site at Manele Bay or Shark Fin Rock (named for its shape, not its underwater residents). If the weather is too rough or uncomfortable for our guests to cross the channel between Maui and Lana’i, we will take our guests to Lahaina Turtle Town where turtles are always seen in the wild amongst a variety of beautiful Hawaiian fish! Enjoy snorkeling in the translucent waters of Maui, sure to leave you in awe with abundant sea life and unreal clear visibility. Lana'i is the destination of choice, however is weather dependent, and if the weather does not cooperate, we will enjoy the Lahaina Turtle Town filled with various coral species and plentiful fish life. Afternoon snorkels on Maui are a treat! There are very few options that do afternoon snorkel charters, which allows us to bring you to an exclusive area that will be little to no other tourism in the area - giving a unique experience you're sure to love. When traveling to the island of Lana'i it is common to encounter the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, which jump and spin in the air! Lana'i has a resident pod of over 200 Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. or Lahaina Turtle Town is a very unique and highly desired snorkel location featuring turtle cleaning stations and an abundance of reef fish. This afternoon trip brings the possibility of experiencing an awesome boat snorkel charter without having to wake up at the break of dawn to get to the morning trips! Sleep in, enjoy the morning, and come for an awesome snorkel charter in the afternoon. Whale watch season officially starts December 1, 2021, so along with an awesome afternoon snorkel tour, you will have the opportunity to go Whale watching too. Humpback whales visit the Hawaiian Islands seasonally, so this is a combination of snorkeling at a beautiful reef as well as whale watching on the same tour. All snorkel spots are determined daily weather permitting. Please understand and respect the captain's decisions on the safest snorkel locations for the day. Where ever your captain takes you, the crew will provide you with snorkeling tips and gear. The catamaran has 2 restrooms and freshwater showers available for passengers. 

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.

Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

3. 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. 

From Lahaina: Lana'i Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure Cruise

4. From Lahaina: Lana'i Snorkel and Dolphin Adventure Cruise

Explore an entirely new island in Hawaii on a catamaran cruise from Maui to Lanai. Jump into the cool and clear waters to snorkel and swim with vibrant marine life and look up to towering cliffs above you. Enjoy a continental breakfast and deli sandwich lunch while you sail under the warm Hawaiian sun. Keep an eye out for spinner dolphins, who are known to frequent the area. Listen to music and your captain share his knowledge about this island paradise and the abundant sea life that makes this area their home. Arrive on the Lanai coast and explore the underwater world accompanied by a crew member throughout. Take advantage of the waterslide for extra fun. Marvel at the marine life as you snorkel beneath towering cliffs reaching up to 300 feet. Be among the few to snorkel at remote locations with great visibility, such as Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay. See a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains while enjoying a beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia on the trip back to Lahaina.

West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

5. West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

Nobody knows the waters of Maui better than this local crew. Let them be your hosts as you explore and snorkel the incredible West Maui coast on Paragon. What’s your destination? Some local favorites are Olowalu, Honolua, and Mokuleia Bay, but the Captain will decide where the absolute best conditions are for the day. Depart Lahaina and head for the snorkel spot, usually about an hour away by boat. Spend some time snorkeling, viewing some of Maui’s most amazing underwater sea life.  Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as all refreshments including local beer, wine, and Mai Tais. Tradewinds usually pick up in the afternoon, just in time for an exhilarating sail back to the harbor.

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

6. 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.

Maui: Eco-Raft Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour

7. Maui: Eco-Raft Lanai Snorkel Dolphin Tour

Enjoy a small group family-friendly eco-raft tour from Lahaina to the small island of Lanai. Uncover a hidden world as you snorkel crystal-clear water at remote Lanai spots. Stop to watch majestic whales during the migration season (December-April). Take a snorkel break and enjoy drinks and snacks.  Hop aboard an adventure style 27-foot hard bottom pontoon boat and depart from Slip 8 in Lahaina Harbor. Start with a Hawaiian Style breakfast of banana bread with passion fruit cream cheese and a fresh fruit platter of pineapple and strawberries. Our longer 6 hour tour includes lunch wraps, Chicken Caesar, Turkey Bacon or Veggie Hummus (GF buns available by request). Afternoon snacks include Maui Style potato chips and cookies, drinks are soda, green tea and water. Search for dolphins which are regularly seen as you make your way to Lanai. Get beginner instructions on snorkeling and use our high quality snorkel gear and pool noodles and float belts devices for a confident snorkeling experience.  Protect your skin and the environment with complimentary reef safe sunscreen. Depending on the season, the tour will include additional snorkel spots or whale watching.  Find out more about Maui's fantastic sea life you experience on your trip from your marine naturalist guide who will be snorkeling with you during the tour. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Maui: 2.5 Hour Eco-Raft Turtle Snorkel Tour

8. Maui: 2.5 Hour Eco-Raft Turtle Snorkel Tour

Embark on an eco-raft adventure in Maui and sightsee along the Western coastline. Cruise around and find the best snorkel spots and catch sight of tropical fish and green sea turtles. Enjoy fresh snacks and drinks as you embrace the beauty and learn about Maui. Depart from Lahaina Harbor and begin your adventure along the coast of Maui. Feel at ease with visits to snorkeling sights perfect for all levels of snorkelers. Receive one-on-one snorkel instruction from the marine naturalist guide, and discover the underwater world. As you cruise around, admire the natural beauty and taste authentic Maui-style snacks and drinks on board.

Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

9. Maui: West Side Discovery Kayak and Snorkel Tour

This family-friendly kayaking tour is great for children 5 years old and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles (4km) through the Ukumehame Coastline. Along the way, you will have opportunities to stop and snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and tropical fish. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins, as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October through April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth. This tour sets out twice a day, once at 7:15am and again at 10:30am. The early morning tour offers calmer waters and are perfect for beginner kayakers. All kayaking and snorkel gear are provided on this tour, along with light snacks and beverages. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a towel, and sunscreen.

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

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

Departing from historic Lahaina Harbor, your adventure begins aboard 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 as we cruise up the beautiful Ka'anapali coastline to the breathtaking beauty of Honolua Bay.  Honolua Bay is protected as a marine conservation area and is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, you'll be able to enjoy the marine environment. Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers, is provided, as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program, and you'll get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home. Snorkel at two secluded spots popular with sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral and enjoy free guided reef tours by certified Marine Naturalists. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. You just never know what you'll see and every day is a unique experience. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Relax as we head out into the channel for a thrilling sail back to the harbor.

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What people are saying about Lahaina

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 125 reviews

This was a great activity to start the day. The staff was really helpful, I don’t remember his name (tall guy with a beard) who set me up was super in getting me everything I needed and answered all my questions. You get a map with 6 stops that are all cool and it’s up to you how long you want to stop or even if you want to stop. If you’re looking for a way to see some sites where you control how long you stay at each spot it’s perfect.

The captain and crew were amazing. We had the same Captain and crew on a snorkeling trip a day prior. They all are great. Cody took care of us and remembered us from the snorkeling trip from the day before. I would definitely recommend this crew for snorkeling and for the dinner sunset cruise. I would definitely book with these guys again.

It was a great trip! The boat ride was fabulous. The crew was very courteous and helpful. Had a fun time snorkeling. Didn't get to see a lot under the water because of how big the swells were that day. But you can plan a pretty picnic but you can't predict the weather. So it wasn't their fault by any means. All in all it was awesome.

My family (husband, myself, and 3 kids) had an amazing time! The crew was wonderful and did a fantastic job taking care of everyone on the boat and making sure we all had a safe, educational, and enjoyable time. The turtles and dolphins were a beautiful bonus!

We all had a great time the food drinks and crew were great! Holman's