5 star rating: Highly Recommended 70 Reviews

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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Molokini Sail and Snorkel Adventure

Snorkeling in Molokini is undeniably one of the best parts about visiting Maui. Here in this crescent, submerged volcano off Maui’s southern coastline, over 250 species of fish inhabit a world-class reef. On this Molokini snorkeling tour, experience water so exceptionally clear you can see down 75 feet, and swim with schools of tropical fish while cruising the vibrant reef. You can also just sit and suntan a while by lying a towel on the deck—with sweeping views of Haleakala set just off the back of the boat.


  • Molokini morning snorkeling adventure
  • Cruise along the Maui coastline and soak in the picturesque scenery
  • Snorkel and explore the colorful reefs and sea life
  • View the underwater sights from the glass bottom viewing room
  • Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch

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What You Can Expect

Molokini Sail and Snorkel Adventure

Glass bottom Viewing Area

From Maalaea Harbor, board a 55-ft, glass bottom catamaran for a Molokini snorkeling tour, where you’ll enjoy a breakfast of bagels and fruit served with juice and Kona coffee. On the hour long cruise to Molokini Crater, drink in the views of Haleakala volcano as seen from out on the water, and try to identify the four other island that are scattered across the horizon. You’ll also hear talks from an onboard naturalist who serves as an expert guide.

Upon arrival at Molokini Crater, splash into the crystalline waters that teem with thousands of fish, and cruise your way above one of Hawaii’s healthiest coral reefs. With its deep sand channels, shallows sections of reef, and wealth of colorful marine life, Molokini Crater is an exceptional outing for experts and first-timers alike.

Or, to view the marine life without getting wet, view the bottom of Molokini Crater through glass on the bottom of the boat, where children and families can watch schools of fish without even getting their hair wet. If you decide you want to at least cool off after touring the glass bottom boat, take a turn on the waterslide that ends in the turquoise waters.

Once finished snorkeling in Molokini Crater, enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ lunch of chicken breasts, pulled pork, or hot dogs, and there’s even a vegetarian option of filling and tasty garden burgers. Lunch is accompanied by chips and dessert, and an open bar of beer and wine is served on the cruise back home.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely Fabulous! Great fun! Very family friendly. Crew was so kind and helpful. Food was terrific!
Highly recommend this tour for young and old alike!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Captain and crew were very entertaining. We were able to do snuba, a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving. No certification needed and that made the trip better. Weren't able to go to Molikini as the wi do were too strong. The alternative coral reef provided lots of variety in fish to view. I rented an underwater camera, which I was glad I could do. The meal was delicious and I would definitely do this again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome experience. The tour is really well organized. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An excellent morning trip out on the ocean. The crew were really professional, fun and welcoming. The food and drink was all of a high standard and the equipment they had for us to use was really good quality. All round an excellent morning spent sailing and snorkeling around maui.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The crew made this trip! Everyone was friendly and helpful. This was not snorkeling the Caribbean, but it was fun because of the crew!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved it. My favorite thing we did in Maui. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome boat and crew. Wonderful breakfast and barbecue lunch. The crew took amazing care of us. We had a great time snorkeling. The water is cold and a little rough but that doesn't inhibit a great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was so much fun! We arrived at the dock about 20 minutes early where we checked in, and then got on board the Catamaran. They served a nice breakfast of bagels and fresh fruit. It was a short distance to travel out to Molokini, but the views of Maui are fantastic from out there. Once we arrived, we split into groups, as they offer snuba on board. Because the water was so clear, we opted to do the snuba, which is a cross between snorkeling a scuba diving. It allowed us to about 12 feet under the surface to get a better view of the marine life and coral. The snuba instructor was super friendly and got us all set for the dive. They offer wet suits on board for a small rental charge, which is perfect for anyone who does the snuba option. As soon as we hit the water we were surrounded by tropical fish. There were large schools of black fish that stayed closer to the surface, and lots of multi-colored fish that stayed closer to the bottom. As we were exploring, the staff photographer found an eel, which he coaxed out so we could see it. The water was so clear that we could see pretty far into the distance, and the snorkelers were able to see to the bottom with no problems. After spending a while in the water, we got back on board the catamaran for a great Hawaiian barbeque lunch. They had pulled pork and hot dogs (and veggie burgers for the vegetarians). They also had an open bar with beer, wine and soda. After eating, we still had a little time left so we put the snorkel gear on and jumped back into the ocean for some more exploring. The underwater sea life is absolutely beautiful in the crater.
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