Pacific Whale Foundation: These tours do it right
On this more intimate and adventurous cruise, you'll visit some of the best snorkel spots on Maui. You'll have a good chance of seeing large sea turtles, dolphins, whales (in season), underwater lava arches, and varied tropical fish and other marine life. This tour is well suited for more experienced snorkelers (minimum age of 7), and the smaller boat and group means it can explore more off-the-beaten-path sites that larger boats do not. The attentive and knowledgeable crew will get you properly fitted with gear (included: premium snorkel gear and flotation devices such as noodles, water belts, and life jackets), educate you about the marine life you’ll be seeing and the local geology, provide snorkel refresher as needed, and give a guided reef tour.
For those looking for a shorter cruise in the afternoon and at a lower price, this 3.5 hour cruise, with food included, is a great option. Since afternoon conditions are usually more fickle, the 1-2 snorkel destinations vary based on the best conditions that day and could include Thousand Peaks, Olowalu, or south Makena.