Water activity

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

Activity provider: Calypso Molokini Charters
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From £123.96 per person

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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
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 5 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
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. Calypso is the only 3-deck catamaran in Hawai'i. 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 hearty breakfast that includes scrambled eggs, Portuguese sausage and either turkey or chicken and mushroom sausage, mixed muffins, pastries, mixed fruit, coffee, tea, 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 jumping platform, 2 freshwater showers, use of snorkeling gear, flotation devices, and restrooms on the boat. There are 11 stair points to get into the water for easy and comfortable access. Hire everything you need on the day, with wetsuits, 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
  • Parking fees and gratuities are not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
  • Towels
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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Head for Slip 82 on the South Ferry Dock on Ma’alaea Road. Look out for the Calypso boat.

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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
  •  An online waiver must be completed before the tour; details are in your voucher after booking
  •  Minimum drinking age: 21 years old
  •  Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 323 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The crew did a great job, the boat was wonderful. If there is any criticism it is the destination, again not the experience. Molokini crater is cool looking but not great for experienced snorkelers. Visibility was great, just not much to look at underwater. Turtle cove had very few turtles, we maybe saw two. It could’ve just been the day we went but it was a little disappointing. Overall, good not great experience. The best part was definitely the crew/boat.

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27 July 2022

Crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We saw tropical fish and sea turtles under the supervision of crew lifeguards. It was a safe adventure that we really enjoyed with the kids. The only downfall was that there was quite a few people. However, we still felt like it was an excellent experience.

31 March 2022

Very friendly crew enjoyed the entire thing even though I had motion sickness they were still very kind to me and my son and my husband had a blast. We were late getting back as the captain and crew allowed us to have an amazing whale watching experience for close to an hour that wasn’t part of the trip

6 March 2022

Product ID: 72967