Our Favorite Maui Snorkeling Trips

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Green Sea Turtles are known as “honu” on Maui.

Looking to go snorkeling during your Maui vacation? As we hear from most of our guests, it can be overwhelming to even determine what the “best snorkeling trips on Maui” is when searching online and we wanted to help provide some of our top recommendations to you. Though each trip will essentially be the same, the amenities and experiences will range drastically between the trips and it will come down to your needs as a guest. We really enjoy helping our guests find the right option and you are more than welcome to contact us by email or phone at 808-868-0253.

Molokini & Turtle Town – Family Owned & Operated Catamaran

This locally owned & operated catamaran has been in sailing for 45 years on Maui and will take guests to the famous Molokini Crater & Turtle Town to snorkel. The trip includes all of the snorkeling gear, a nice continental breakfast, BBQ style lunch, and adult / non-alcoholic beverages. The boat features ample indoor & outdoor seating for guests with room to walk around comfortably and not feel overcrowded. A huge highlight of this is that they have won an award for being a top 5 boat company on Trip Advisor in the U.S. and overall, this is a really great trip as their staff is always there to help you both in and out of the water. Space is very limited on this trip as they are a very popular option though they have a 8:00 am or 7:00 am departing trip (check in 30 minutes prior) and the trip in total is 5.5 hour in duration departing from the Ma’alaea Harbor.

Trip Pricing
– Adults: $135.00+taxes
– Teenagers (Age 13-18): $101.25+taxes
– Children (age 3-12): $67.50+taxes
– Children (age 0-2): $0.00
– Request your reservation online today: Family Owned & Operated Catamaran

Adventurous Ocean Rafting Trip

maui ocean rafting tourThis high powered raft will take guest to the Kanaio Coastline and to the Molokini Crater. The Kanaio Coastline is where Maui’s last known region of known lava was found about 350+ years ago and has incredible scenery along the ride out and in the water. Guests will not only have an adventurous ride, they will also get to explore amazing reefs along the Kanaio Coast due to its remote location! After, guests will visit the Molokini Crater as well to snorkel more and do a little sightseeing along the way. As fun as this adventure is, guests with any previous injuries may not participate that could be affected by the speed of the boat. This trip departs at 7:00 AM with a check in 30 minutes prior. The total duration for this tour is 5.5 hours and departs daily from the Kihei/Wailea Town area.

Trip Pricing
– Adults: $135.00+tax
– Children (age 4-12): $110+tax
– Request your reservation online today: Adventurous Ocean Rafting Trip

Performance Sailing & Molokini Snorkel Trip

day trip to lanaiThis exciting sailing and snorkeling trip will depart from the Ma’alaea Harbor, taking guests to the famous Molokini Crater to enjoy the reefs and other marine life such as turtles and fish. This catamaran will only hold about 38 total guests at full capacity yet is still 48’ long, allowing for plenty of room on board for all guests to enjoy the boat and not feel crowded. The boat features a small shaded under cabin area and has a restroom on board as well. Included in your trip is a continental breakfast and BBQ Lunch along with all of the snorkeling gear as well as the captain and crew to help out. This trip is offered daily upon availability at 7:30am with a check in 30 minutes prior to departure. The trip is 5 hours in duration and is great for guests who really enjoy sailing.

Trip Pricing
– Adults $120.00+tax
– Children: $60.00+tax
– Request your reservation online today: Performance Sailing & Molokini Snorkeling Trip


First Class Service Luxury Catamaran

Snorkeling at Laperouse Bay This luxury catamaran is known to be one of Maui’s finest catamarans. Departing from the Ma’alaea Harbor in Central Maui, this boat will intentionally limit the total number of guests on board to ensure everyone has ample space to lounge around during the entire trip. This trip will include a great Captain and crew along with top of the line amenities, including towels, sunblock, and various floatation devices for guests to use while in the water. Included with this trip is a full buffet style breakfast, full BBQ style lunch, a premium open bar for guests age 21+, assortment of appetizers, fresh water showers, and all of the snorkeling gear. Another great feature of this trip is that upon availability, they do offer a complimentary, roundtrip, pick up service from a nearby location to your accommodation. This trip will depart at 7:00 AM with a check in 30 minutes prior. On most days, this trip will go to both the Molokini Crater and to Turtle Town for a 6-hour total trip.

Trip Pricing (includes taxes)
– Adults: $189.00
– Children (age 4-12): $139.00
– Infants (Age 0-3): $0.00
– Upgrade to “snuba diving” for $65.00
– Request your reservation online today: First Class Luxury Catamaran

Beach Loading Vessel in Ka’anapali

This catamaran will depart directly from the world famous Ka’anapali Beach and will take guests to West Maui region to snorkel at various locations around there including Honolua Bay.  One of the nice things about this trip is the views from above the water are just as great as the reef life below the water and it is usually a little less crowded than other popular destinations.  While most boats that go snorkeling will depart from the Ma’alaea Harbor, this trip will depart centrally for those guests staying in the Lahaina, Ka’anapali, or Kapalua areas of the island. This trip will include a continental breakfast and an awesome BBQ lunch along with adults and non-alcoholic beverages. This is a beach loading vessel which always adds to the experience.  Snuba diving (a combination between snorkeling and scuba diving) is offered for an additional fee as well. The trip will depart at 8:00am with a check in time about 30 minutes prior to departure. This tour is 5 hours long in duration.

– Adults are $129+taxes
– Teenagers (age 13-18): $96.75+tax
– Children (age 3-12): $64.50+tax
– Infants (age 0-2): $0.00
– “Snuba” Diving is offered for $65+taxes

Do you have additional questions or wish to have us assist you confirming your reservation? Contact us by email or phone at 808-868-0253 today!  Space is often limited due to the popularity of these tours and advanced reservations are recommended.


Maui Activity ConciergeMatthew Morris
Owner & Lead Concierge
Maui Activity Concierge, LLC
P) 808-868-0253
E) Info@MauiActivityConcierge.com



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