Maui Snorkel Trips | Molokini Crater
Paragon Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail
This 5 hour snorkel & performance sail delivers the best of both worlds underwater & by sea. The small, 38 passenger format with attentive crew provides a unique experience. Snorkel Molokini Crater marine preserve with a performance sail on the return trip, conditions permitting. Splash off in the fresh-water shower post-snorkel and relax with lunch & libations. Trip includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, beverages and post-snorkel cocktails. Marine head on-board. This 1 gets high marks from me, Snorkel Bob, for providing complimentary reef-safe sunscreen onboard.
Child (3-12) $66.98
Under 3 FREE
*All prices include taxes and fees.
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM Daily. 7:15 AM Check-in.
Fruit, bagels, muffins, yogurt & granola, green salad, potato salad, tuna salad, deli sandwiches with roast beef, turkey, ham, assorted cheeses, local beer & wine post-snorkel.
An SB customer favorite, this 1. The 53′ motorized catamaran has a waterslide, fresh water showers, restrooms, shaded cabin, suntanning deck & swim steps for easy entry & exit. Snorkel 2 sites–Molokini & Turtle Town, conditions permitting. Snuba available for ages 8 & up for $53.58 more, snuba site Captain’s Choice. 69 pax max. SB Special Price available when you bring SB gear onboard.
Adult $110.02 | SB Special $93.58
Student (13-18) or College with ID $85.37 | SB Special $73.37
Child (4-12) $71.44 | SB Special $61.94
Snuba (ages 8 & up) add $60.01 (available on board paid direct to Lani Kai’s snuba instructors)
7 AM-12 PM Daily.
Continental breakfast and deli lunch: sandwiches, veggie tray, pasta salad, chocolate chip mac nut cookies, water, sodas, beer, wine & mai tais (post-snorkel).
Pride of Maui
An attentive crew is informed and alert. 2 snorkel sites on this 1-Molokini Crater & Turtle Town (weather permitting).This is a big, comfy bucket for those prone to the ho heave. Glass bottom viewing, shady lower deck and a swim step makes the old in-out a breeze. You’ll get snorkel instruction, flotation if you want it, breakfast, snax, BBQ chicken, burgers or gardenburgers, keg beer and/or (oy) Mai Tai’s after the 2nd snorkel. Snuba available on-board for ages 8 & up, $58, paid direct to POM. Trip unavailable Oct.1st-21st during dry dock.
Child (3-12) $94.03
8:00-1:30 Daily; 7:30 AM Check-in.
Pastries, fruit, juice, fresh kona coffee. BBQ lunch & sodas; Beer and wine post-snorkel.
Scuba or Snuba available at extra charge (pay on board).
This is a fast-paced, 5 hour AM snorkel adventure to beauteous Molokini Crater and a 2nd site to snorkel with my, SB’s reef buddies. The trip begins with a ceremonial conch shell blow, Hawaiian chant, and search for Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles).
Maui Magic is a high-speed, twin-hull 54’ power catamaran with restroom, forward-facing seats, solar visors for shade, waterslide, and freshwater onboard for a post-snorkel splash. This stable catamaran is ideal for passengers prone to the heave-ho. Fast-paced travel ensures early arrival at Molokini Crater before the boats fill in for the daily round.
My, SB’s persnickety crew likes Maui Magic’s small format with an average 26 pax max (45 max), early Molokini arrival, multiple snorkel sites and a BBQ lunch. MM’s menu includes fresh fruit, muffins, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, burgers & dogs with fresh pineapple and special sauce, vegan Beyond burgers, chips, cookies, gluten-free options, beer & wine post-snorkel, and a mai tai on return trip to the harbor.
Snuba for ages 8 & up available onboard Maui Magic for $62.24, paid directly to the dive instructor. Snuba on a first-come basis, 24 pax max. Please note the number of pax for snuba in the comments box.
Wear a cap & sunblock T to promote coral health. Reef-safe sunscreen onboard Maui Magic scores high marks with me, Snorkel Bob
(no octinoxate, no oxybenzone).
If it’s a family trip you’re after, the AM Molokini snorkel aboard Maui Classic Charter’s sister boat Four Winds II fits the bill.
Child (5-12) $103.45
All taxes and fees included
730 AM-12:30 PM Daily
This charter is an SB staff fave for maximum snorkel time and plenty aloha from Captain Don and his crew. The “SAFE” boat (Secured Around Flotation Equipment) is the same kind used by the U.S. Coast Guard, with only 22 pax max per outing.
The 3 hour snorkel goes 7 days a week. A Kihei boat launch departure and 15 minute ride to Molokini Crater ensures maximum snorkel time and a smooth ride home before the tradewinds blow. The 1st snorkel site is Molokini Crater, then a swim over Reef’s End, the crater’s edge, conditions permitting. Part deux includes a cruise along the South Maui coastline with a stop at St. Anthony’s wreck for more snorkeling if visibility permits. The grand finale is the turtle cleaning station, to convene with honu (green sea turtles). Pineapple, muffins, and cold drinks stave off post-snorkel munchies during your Hawaii adventure.
7:30AM-10:30 AM Daily
Pineapple, pastries and cold drinks. BYOB permitted, no glass.
Kihei Boat Launch Ramp, South Maui
*Not recommended for pregnant women, bad backs/necks, or recent surgeries due to health risks riding raft.
Redline Rafting – Molokini/Forbidden Coast Snorkel
This Maui snorkel adventure is popular with the SB crew for maximum snorkeling and light passenger count (3 hours water time, 4 stops, 24 pax max). Sites include inside Molokini Crater, back wall Molokini Crater, La Perouse/South Maui coastline and Turtle Town. Few boats outside Redline go to the Kenaio Coast (black lava fields, dolphin watching). Much of the rugged Kenaio coastline is only accessible by boat. A Kihei boat launch departure gets you to Molokini Crater in minutes for more water time. Snorkeling conditions are optimal early morning on Maui before tradewinds fill in. A reef guide will get in the water to show you the way. The boat is a 35’ raft with a small bathroom onboard. Cinnamon rolls, fruit, sammies, salad, coffee, soda, juice & water included. All snorkel sights conditions permitting. The Redline crew is A+ and knows many, beauteous sites. No bad backs or neck problems, kids under 8, pregnant women.
Adult 16 & over $144.67
Child 8-15 $117.88
*All prices include taxes and fees.
7 AM – 12 PM Daily, 6:30 AM Check-in.
Kihei boat launch ramp, just minutes from my, Snorkel Bob’s 3 Kihei stores.
Paragon Lanai Snorkel, Beach Picnic & Performance Sail
Beach landing, pristine reefs, relaxed format & personable crew make this one unique, 30 pax max. From Dec.-April this snorkel tour delivers the best of both worlds with snorkeling and Humpback whale watching. Lanai is home to spinner dolphins year-round, with frequent sightings. Snorkel Manele reef, then relax on Lanai island with a picnic lunch, more snorkeling, or a siesta on the beach. The 7 hour tour includes continental breakfast, picnic lunch, post-snorkel beer, wine, champagne, mai tais and dessert. Vegetarian & gluten-FREE options by request. On the sail home, jump in for a blue water swim in Au’au Channel (conditions permitting). The boat is 47′ sailing catamaran with shaded cabin, restrooms & swim ladder. Sail both directions, conditions permitting. No spray-on sunscreen allowed on-board to keep deck clear and reefs protected. Reef safe sunscreen provided on-board.
Child (3-12) $104.49
2 & Under FREE *All prices include taxes and fees. Beware of advertised pre-tax, pre-fee prices.
8:30 AM – 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
Lahaina Harbor Main Loading Dock, 8:15 AM Check-in.
Ultimate Rafting Lanai Snorkel
A maximum 22 passengers and Lanai’s uncrowded & pristine reefs makes this trip popular. Dolphin sightings are most common near Lanai. Other highlights include blowholes, sea caves and 1,000 foot cliffs. This trip includes multiple snorkel sites, with a marine naturalist on-board so you know what you’re looking at and make the connection between reef wildlife & reef health. Free-diving lessons for advanced snorkelers. The 6 hour trip runs $148.96/adults & $127.53/kids with snorkeling, continental breakfast, deli lunch & sodas.
The boat is a 40′, deep V aluminum hull design, ensuring a smoother ride in rough conditions. A canvas suntop provides partial shade over 60% of the boat. Marine head onboard varies by raft. No bad backs, neck injuries, recent surgeries or pregnant women.
Child (5-10) $127.53
7:30 check in., departs 8AM – 2 PM – Tues, Thurs, Sun
Multiple snorkel sites, continental breakfast, deli lunch & sodas.
Lahaina Harbor, slip 17.