Snorkel Cruise

Overview & Activity Comparison

Overview

Teaming with tropical fish, lively coral, and diverse marine life including turtles, dolphins, and whales, the clear, warm, and typically calm waters off Maui are an aquarium to be explored by snorkeling. Many of the top spots are best reached by boat. Our cruises combine 2-3 hours of excellent snorkeling with a memorable day out on the water and provide everything needed for a comfortable, fun, and safe experience, including friendly and attentive crew and guides, plenty of special food and drinks, male & female restrooms onboard, abundant seating and shade, and all snorkel gear. No snorkeling experience necessary.
Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

Snorkeling on Maui can be outrageous. Clean, clear water in many locations, calm surf much of the time, and gobs of fish and coral.

Lonely Planet Guidebook:

Coming to Hawaii and not snorkeling is like climbing the Eiffel Tower and closing your eyes -- the most bright and beautiful underwater city lies at your feet with magnificent coral reefs

Fodor's Guidebook:

Fodor’s Choice and Top 15 Maui Attractions: Discover the Joy of Snorkeling. Snorkeling is a must; you’ll be inducted into a mesmerizing world underwater. If you’re patient and sharp-eyed, you may glimpse eels, octopuses, lobsters, eagle rays, and a monk seal.

Activity Comparison

The below table outlines the key differences between our snorkel cruises. Please visit the individual pages for all the details and to book.
Activity 1
Molokini Crater
Activity 2
Honolua Bay
Activity 3
Lanai
Overview 2 prime snorkeling spots, including a sunken crater 2 prime snorkeling spots, including a popular bay Top rated beach, snorkeling, & tour of plantation town on nearby island
Days & Times Daily
7 am - 12 pm or
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
April 17 - Nov 30
4-6 days a week
7 am - 12 pm
Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm or
10 am - 6 pm
Duration 5 or 6 hours 5 hours 8 hours
Departure Location Ma’alaea
(10-25 min from Kihei/Wailea,
30 min from Ka’anapali)
Lahaina
(15 min from Ka’anapali,
30-45 min from Kihei/Wailea)
Lahaina
(15 min from Ka’anapali,
30-45 min from Kihei/Wailea)
Snorkeling Stops 2+ (off boat) 2 (off boat) 1 (off beach)
Accessible without Boat No Yes, but some challenges No, need boat to get to Lana’i
Boat
  • Power catamaran
  • Water slide option
  • Snorkel platform for easiest access to water
  • Sailing catamaran
  • Water slide
Sailing catamaran
Max Passengers 38 or 130 49 49
Other Highlights Directly support a non-profit organization that studies and protects marine environment Directly support a non-profit organization that studies and protects marine environment
  • Land at Lana’i and visit one of top beaches in HI
  • Guided van tour of
    Lana’i City
Refreshments
  • Continental breakfast
  • BBQ lunch and dessert
  • 1 adult beverage*
    (beer, wine, mai tai)
  • Continental breakfast
  • BBQ lunch and dessert
  • 2 adult beverages*
    (beer, wine, cocktails)
  • Deluxe continental breakfast
  • Deluxe BBQ lunch/dinner and dessert
  • 2 premium adult beverages
    (beer, wine, cocktails)
Snuba Option No No Yes, $59/person
Price Age 13+: $89.06 - $107.06
Age 12 & under: $0 - $59.35
Age 13+: $103.50
Age 12 & under: Free per adult
Age 19+: $218.42
Age 13-18: $187.22
Age 3-12: $120.36
Age 2 & under: Free
Activity Provider Pacific Whale Foundation Pacific Whale Foundation Trilogy
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