Water activity

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

Activity provider: Calypso Molokini Charters

From US$ 189.95 per person

Explore the underwater paradise of Molokini aboard the Calypso, a spacious and comfortable triple-deck catamaran. This family-friendly tour includes 2 snorkel stops, breakfast, and a deli lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 5.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience two of Maui's world-class snorkel locations: Molokini and Turtle Town
  • Marvel at the geography of the extinct volcanic crater
  • Be amazed snorkeling in waters with 150' visibility and 250 species of fish
  • Swim with the majestic and crowd favorite Hawaiian Green sea turtles
  • Spend time with family and friends and take in the beautiful Maui scenery
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 snorkel locations: Molokini and Turtle Town (weather permitting)
  • Hearty breakfast and deli sandwich lunch
  • Unlimited soda, juice, and water
  • Hot coffee and tea
  • Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase for $3.00 each
  • Lifeguards certified in live-saving skills posted in the water while you snorkel
  • Experienced captain and crew will provide site orientation and snorkel 101 tutorial
  • Onboard naturalist to help you identify the marine wildlife
  • Only triple-deck catamaran in Hawaii
  • 2 slides and a second deck jumping platform
  • Glass-bottom viewing area
  • 11 sets of stairs for easy entry into the water
  • Two fresh-water showers
  • Three restrooms
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People prone to seasickness

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Participants

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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
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Drones
  • Vaping

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 355 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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This was so expensive but I told myself its okay its going to be worth it. We didn't see ONE turtle at Turtle island and the group was so big that snorkeling was really annoying. You couldn't snorkel without someone hitting you. The staff was really kind and amazing and we tipped them at the end. But you're paying to see fish, nothing else :(

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October 4, 2022

Very nice outing at sea. A top organization, breakfast when arriving on the boat, a snack a little later and lunch after the second snorkeling stop. We made two snorkeling stops and we felt really safe. Loan of equipment (fries, belts, flippers, masks and snorkels), numerous ladders to descend into the water, two showers at the back of the boat. In the water supervisors on a surfboard to supervise. There were more than a hundred of us on the boat, which is not easy when you're used to outings in small groups, and we weren't bothered by all these people. We feel the professionalism in this crew.

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September 2, 2022

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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July 27, 2022

Product ID: 72967