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Loved the small group and the personal attention from the crew. I will recommend this trip to anyone going to Maui.
The tour with this group was outstanding. We were greeted at the launch site by our leaders who explained just what to expect, fitted with wet suits and off we went. The ride to Molokini was wonderful on the beautiful Hawaiian morning and we arrived at Molokini before most of the bigger boats got there. The snorkeling was spectacular! On getting back into the boat, one of our party has knee issues and the ladder to re-enter the boat was very difficult. The staff were wonderful and provided help, but be warned - if knee issues are a problem for you, this may not be the correct tour to take. The rest of the day was a wonderful experience except for the turtle adventure. The turtles were few and far between, and difficult to find. I guess I sort of expected more of a Turtle Refuge with tons of the guys swimming around. The use of the words Turtle Town in the tour description is a bit misleading. However, all in all, a great day with lots of fun snorkeling with two very good guides. The experience is highly recommended!
LOVED it - the trip was great. The guides did a great job of handling newbies/fraidy cats like me about the snorkeling and more experienced and adventurous people. I was nervous I would feel out of place. The boat ride was GREAT - they were knowledgeable and kept a good commentary with all of us. Everybody seemed equally pleased. Would DEFINITELY do this again and hope to get the same guides again.
Sean and Chase did an outstanding job! My wife and I were on our honeymoon, and this was one of our favorite adventures of the trip!
Compared to the other snorkel tours, this was by far the smallest, which in my opinion pays dividends. Sean referred to each and every person by their 1st name. Chase was great at small talk giving tips on where to eat, and he also gave us a location of a waterfall/pool to check out that wasn't too far from our hotel.
There are 4 stops on the tour and all are very unique. The 3rd stop was my least favorite, but we did get to drive by some lava rock, which was very neat.
We saw plenty of fish and coral, but our favorite part was swimming with the sea turtles. We saw 3!
The breakfast and lunch are lite, but filling. Sean does a great job giving the history of what you're looking at, which I believe really brings it all together.
Finally, we were the 1st ones out to sea, and the last ones back. We will certainly be back the next time we are in Hawai'i!
If you have only have time for one tour to do in Maui, this is the one!
This was a great experience and a must-do for Maui visitors! Very different from just snorkeling off of the beach as you get to boat into deeper waters next to Molokini and experience the awesome island and all of the beautiful reefs, corals, and colorful fish.
Seth, our tour guide and raft driver, was excellent as he had so much information about everything we were seeing and about Hawaii in general. He has a great personality and sense of humor, and played some great music on the boat ride as well. Definitely recommend this tour!!!
SO MANY SEA TURTLES!! If I could give this tour 6 stars, I would! Our guides, Seth and Kelly, were fantastic and could not be more helpful. Kelly jumped right in the water with us to show us interesting sealife and Seth did a great job navigating and guiding us along the way. Their rapport was great and kept everyone laughing. We were provided with much needed wetsuits to stay warm, a delicious breakfast of fruit and cinnamon rolls, and a perfect lunch to cap off the day. With the boat's design, they really can get to places the larger boats cannot and offer a unique experience. Highly recommend!
Kiki and Chase were especially helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. When there was too much wave action behind the crater, they found wonderful alternatives. The breakfast and lunch were delicious and bountiful! Snorkel equipment and wet suits were trouble free. They thought of everything to make this a very enjoyable trip!
This tour was excellent. Our captain Sean and first mate Chase. Were friendly, professional, and very knowledgable about the islands. The snorkel was excellent. We went to 4 snorkel spots,saw amazing fish and swam with at least 4 turtles. I would highly recommend and ask for Sean!!!
Great tour. Friendly guides. Very knowledgeable. Starts nice and early so you are done by noon with the whole day ahead! We saw sea turtles and amazing fish!
This is a great tour, two guys started this company and are doing great. It's only small groups - 12 in ours. They understand that you have to get to Molikini early to see the incredible coral and beautiful fish. We were there first, with their sister boat shotly behind us. We were there a full 45 min. before anyone else. When we left there were 12 boats and very few fish! Stopped in the back of Molikini too - that's new and very beautiful also. They also included Turtle City which few do, and again was well worth it. Breaakfast and lunch were included and very good. Highly recommend.
What a fun-filled adventure! In total, we got to stop at 3 different places to snorkel, each had a different highlight. Saw about 7-8 sea turtles at the last stop, which made everything worth it. Even the boat ride between spots was fun! Food was also delicious. Seth and Kiki were informative about aquatic life and Hawaiian/Maui history, which made the trip that much better.
So many different kinds of fish, we lost count. There were so many fish around us, I had one fish come up and bounce right off of my mask. The cliff was a great bonus. More and more fish, and the water was so clear we could see a couple hundred feet down the wall. At the turtle site, even though the bottom was stirred up because of the current and wind, we still got to hang out with several turtles, and there were a lot more fish there as well. We felt safe and comfortable the entire time. We had a few nice surprises on the way to and from the snorkel sites. We saw several large boats, swamped with people clamoring over each other. With our small group we didn't experience that at all. So I was very happy we chose the small group. Their equipment was in excellent shape, including their wet suits, and the boat was very clean and obviously well maintained. Beautiful water, beautiful fish, beautiful setting. Great tour company.
Great value for your money! Managed to see lots of turtles, a black tip reef shark and even a couple whales on the way home.
This was the best day in Maui! Kiki and Seth were awesome! We were the first to molokini and had the best spot on the reef. Then we got yo go to the back side and the big boats can't do that. Terrific team!
Love you guys!
Mike and Jude
Shaun and Andy were great captains of the boat and the tour company was the first to Molokini and I basically was snorkeling alone. It was great. Small group of people on the boat and a much more personal experience. We saw these other huge boats show up with lots of people on board. We saw turtles, whales, dolphins, beautiful reefs and lots of fish. Highly recommend this tour company!
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Excellent tour, but unfortunately water was rough and visibility limited
We loved this tour. It was no-nonsense, professional, and gave us exactly what we wanted. We got to Molokini before the crowds and had just enough time to enjoy ourselves and get used to snorkeling before experiencing the backside of Molokini, which is not to be missed (the best snorkeling ever!).
Seth and Kelly were awesome guides. Super warm and welcoming, made sure everyone was comfortable and had a great time. So glad we went with this tour group/boat rather than the larger catamaran's or other tour boats as we were able to get closer to a lot more special locations such as the back wall of Molokini, closer into the coves for sea turtles. We saw a ton of coral, sea turtles, and a whale. In fact, I would do this trip again if I had the time.
The team was really professional and nice. We would have appreciated even more talk about the surroundings.
We love the "small" boat that allows to reach any place.
We felt just a little bit too much in a hurry. When we reached back the shore, it was still early. All other guests seemed to not want to stay longer in water. Next time we'll need to ask for a special "snorkeling fan" journey! Overall it was awesome -)
First and foremost, Seth and Chase were wonderful guides! They remembered everyone on the boat by name, which was impressive enough, but they were also very knowledgeable, skilled, and charismatic. They were also very caring towards those who became ill during trip (seasickness, happens to the best of us), checking in often to see what made the queasiness ease or get worse.
The meals served on board were also a welcome treat, with fruits and cinnamon buns for breakfast, followed with a variety of delicious sandwiches. The locations we were taken to provided many opportunities to enjoy snorkeling. Among the many types of fish abundant in this area, we also got to swim with sea turtles and were lucky enough to even enjoy a pod of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins on our way back to the boat launch.
This tour was awesome! The three snorkle areas were beautiful and we saw plenty of sea life. Our tour guides Seth and Andy worked very hard to make things fun. We rode alongside a school of tuna, and after our first swim we went to see a school of spinner dolphins. The food was great especially those warm sticky cinnamon buns! I would do this tour again and again it was so much fun.
Great tour. We went where very few have gone. Great snorkeling areas, lots of turtles,stingrays,and fish.
Molokini had some of the best snorkeling I've ever done. Tour guides were great, they got in the water with us and showed us some fun stuff. The food was better than expected, and we had a great time. Highly recommend it, we'd do it again in a heart beat!
really fun trip. I'm so glad we decided to go with the small boat excursion. Nature didn't cooperate and the water was a bit rough making the snorkeling difficult (we didn't get to see turtles) but the crew made the best of it and I feel like we got a really unique experience.