Honolua Bay Snorkel Cruise

Pacific Whale Foundation
West Maui
April to November
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Honolua Bay

Highlights

  • Snorkel at Honolua Bay, one of Maui’s top sites, plus a second spot
  • Onboard naturalist shares interesting info about marine life and leads a reef tour
  • Breakfast and BBQ lunch
  • Sailing catamaran includes water slide and easy access to water
  • Operated by a non-profit organization that studies and protects the marine environment
From
$104 per adult
  • Morning
  • Duration 5 hours

Pricing & Availability

Overview

Experience one of the best snorkeling spots on Maui at popular Honolua Bay. At this protected marine reserve, you will be treated to a lot of tropical fish, vibrant coral, and common occurrences of sea turtles and octopus. Wild dolphins are often encountered as well.

On this 5 hour cruise, you will also make a second snorkeling stop at another prime stop along the coast. On the luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit, you can lounge on the extra large deck with comfortable trampoline areas while enjoying the sights of the coast, a continental breakfast, a BBQ lunch, and drinks (unlimited soda, juices, and water). The knowledgeable and friendly staff, including a certified marine naturalist, will ensure your comfort and safety, as well as educate you about Maui’s interesting marine life, including on a guided reef tour. A free color marine life poster is given to each party as a memento of the fascinating underwater sights of Maui.
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TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
Review by TravelShack Team
  • Profits support this 35-year-old non-profit organization's marine life research and conservations efforts
  • Onboard certified naturalist provides context for what you are seeing
  • Hot BBQ meal cooked onboard
  • Tour only runs during time of year when snorkeling conditions are best

Location

  • West Maui
Departure Point
Lahaina Harbor

Distance
15 min from Ka’anapali
45 min from Kihei
60 min from Wailea
Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

A popular snorkeling destination, Honolua Bay has breathtaking underwater scenery—tons of fish, turtles, and coral—and great visibility.

Parking may be a problem here, and occasionally there are car break-ins. [A benefit of cruise]

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Famed for its snorkeling, Honolua Bay has excellent snorkeling with thriving reefs and abundant coral

Fodor's Guidebook:

Honolua Bay has a superb reef for snorkeling with dramatic coral formations.

There’s no beach, and the rocks and concrete ramp can be slippery. [A benefit of cruise]

Moon Guidebook:

Honolua Bay: Top 10 Highlight. It has the island’s best snorkeling during the calm, warm summer with green sea turtles, parrotfish, octopus, and the rare spinner dolphin. When it comes to snorkeling along Maui’s shoreline, it is the gold standard. The valley, bay, and shoreline exude a supernatural beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the oceans through science and advocacy. It conducts marine research, educates the public, and fights for marine life and ocean conservation.
  • Hawai’i Ecotourism Association Sustainable Tourism Certification
  • Part of the Dolphin SMART wildlife viewing and conservation program
  • Holds annual Maui Whale Festival to raise awareness about conservation and raise funds to support its important programs
  • Boats use energy efficient, low emissions engines
  • Developed and outfitted all boats with whale protection devices, the first devices in the world for commercial vessels that guide whales away from propellers and running gear
  • Uses bio-compostable plates, cups, and utensils
  • Sources locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats to reduce carbon footprint
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • 1-15 People: No refunds after 48 hours prior to activity time
  • 16+: No refunds after 72 hours prior to activity time
Taxes/fees added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • 3% Harbor Tax
  • $4.50 fuel surcharge per person