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We didn't know what to expect because this was our first snorkeling trip in the ocean. We arrived a little early (recommend) at the pier (make sure you pay for parking) parked and waited about an hour. Pre-boarding they were organized more than I expected, had lists of all our names, let us board and pick seats. Once under way we sailed directly to Molokini Crater (about 40 minutes) prior to arriving they outfitted all of us with gear that fit, had a class for first timers for instruction, then we snorkeled for hours on the reef at Molokini. The weather that day was a little rough so the Captain decided to keep us at Molokini, they had music, food, and towards the end served alcoholic beverages (very cheap for Maui) $2 beer and $2 mixed drinks. Be sure to bring cash to tip these awesome people, they really deserve it. The entire Crew from Captain down were awesome people. This was "ka 'oi aʻe" for me in Hawai'i....we were on our Honeymoon...Mahalo.
5 star experience. Crew was exceptional. The breakfast and lunch was wonderful and beyond our expectations for food on a catamaran. Plenty to eat and drink. Toilets on board were a nice bonus. Our family of 5 ( 3 kids ages 15,13 and 9) loved this excursion. The boat ride was relaxing and we saw an abundance of reef fish (including eel and octopus) while snorkeling. We would do this again and highly recommend if you want a relaxing boat ride and snorkel.
I am deathly afraid of the ocean and I loved this tour because I was able to join my family on the floating blue mat at the back of the boat. Normally, i just watch my husband and daughter enjoy the snorkeling but this time I was able to join them in the water. Also, loved all the information about the ocean and preservation. WELL WORTH IT!
The crew was great, friendly, knowledgeable, went over safety thoroughly before we left and made the trip very fun. No reflection on the crew but the marine life at the crater was a little lacking, the turtles over at “Turtle Town” were absolutely amazing! Would definite recommend this crew!
What made this adventure so good is that they could change their destination as new sightings came up. Other boats had to stay on a schedule. We got to see a whale shark which is very seldom seen. Captains Aaron, Charlotte, and Courtney Made the trip fantastic