Maui Snorkel ChartersMaui Snorkel Charters                        kihei • wailea • makena
   (808) 740-0730

Molokini Snorkeling Excursion                                          

$129/adult • $119/child (5-12 years)

What your trip includes:
  • Enjoy coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate at check-in (7:15 AM)
  • Fresh Maui pineapple and delicious muffins served on trip out to Molokini
  • Snorkeling at Molokini
  • Swimming with sea turtles*
  • Free learn-to-snorkel instruction
  • Snorkel equipment provided
  • Flotation devices provided upon request
  • Lunch which includes a variety of wraps, chips and cold beverages
  • Possible dolphin and seasonal whale sightings
  • Wet suits provided

Our four & half hour excursion begins at 7:45 AM (check-in 7:15 AM), late enough to sleep in and avoid large crowds but early enough to get back before the trade winds pick up that can make for a bumpy ride. Our meeting location is at the Kihei Boat Ramp, only 5 minutes away from most Wailea Resorts and within walking distance to the South Kihei Resorts. This is a prime location that provides a quick 20-minute ride to Molokini. Before departing, our crew will Molokini Craterprepare and sanitize your snorkel gear ensuring it fits correctly and you are comfortable. During your ride there will also be instructions for the beginning snorkeler. As soon as we arrive at Molokini you are immediately ready to dive in and get wet. Our crew will join you, provide assistance, and show you interesting things Molokini has to offer. They will answer any questions you have about the sea life and will strive to make sure you see plenty of interesting fish, coral, shells, and on rare occasions; turtles, whale sharks, white tip sharks and more.

About Molokini Snorkeling Site: 
Defined as the ‘must-do’ adventure in Maui, Molokini Crater provides world famous snorkeling and is home to more than 250 species of fish painted in every color of the rainbow, some of which can be found nowhere else on Earth. Formed fromFish ancient volcanic eruptions it now serves as a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation Sanctuary, making Molokini a prime snorkeling destination. With crystal clear water visibility that can exceed 150 feet, Molokini allows snorkelers to witness an abundance of sea life and coral. Molokini is one of only three sheltered volcanic calderas in the world; its unique crescent shape provides a natural barrier against waves and currents inside the crater, providing excellent conditions for beginner to intermediate snorkelers.

 A perfect end to your Molokini Snorkel adventure finishes with a swim over the Reefs End. We will get everyone back on the boat, motor to the other side of the crater and snorkel over the Reefs End.  The experience has been compared to “flying” as you swim over the craters edge to witness a massive drop from a few feet to more than 200 feet!




Time and weather conditions permitting, Maui Snorkel Charters may voyage to the backside of Molokini. SnorkelersIt is home to majestic underwater ledges and vertical walls dropping down to over 300 feet in depth with a visibility that can exceed 150 feet. Snorkelers of the back wall have witnessed sites of black coral, interesting rocks, and evocative ledges as well as manta rays, sharks, whales, schools of butterfly fish, squirrel fish and much more. The backside of Molokini is a more open ocean experience providing an advanced snorkel adventure. 

South Maui Coast Line: 

Next our adventure takes us along the pristine South Maui Coast line; providing an unparalleled view of Maui that only can only be experienced on the water looking back at the island. Beginning in Makena past Wailea and ending in
Coastline
Kihei, this is what makes boating such an unparalleled way to experience Hawaii. 

Turtle Site: 
Just under the warm blue waters of the turtle site lies an underwater garden.  You can enter the magical world with ease and have an experience you will never forget with Maui Snorkel Charters.

Green Sea TurtleThe site is made up of a series of underwater lava formations, where the Green Sea Turtles are in abundance. The coral reefs at Turtle Town is also home to a wide variety of vibrant tropical fish and the occasional dolphin sighting.

Beautiful, graceful and curious by nature, these animals will gently approach a slowly moving snorkeler, providing outstanding underwater photo opportunities. The sea turtles are a protected species; touching, chasing, riding or harassing the sea turtles is strictly prohibited. Calmly observing and allowing the turtles to swim close, makes your Maui snorkeling excursion at Turtle Town truly unforgettable.

*Touching, chasing, riding or harassing the turtles is strictly prohibited.

Dolphins and Seasonal Whales: 
The beauty of Maui Snorkel Charters Molokini Four-Hour Snorkel Excursion is that to get to Molokini from Kihei you pass right through the natural habitat of dolphins and whales! Dolphins are naturally playful and enjoy swimming and jumping along the wakes of No Ka Oi and our captains are excellent at making the best of these special encounters with these beautiful, smart and fun water mammals. Humpback Whale

Hawaiian waters are special, they provide the perfect conditions for migrating humpback whales looking for a warm place to calve, mate, and rear their young. From December to May the Maui coast becomes the “cradle of the humpback”. With the prime times being from the end of January and through April, it is during these months that Maui Snorkel Charters often gets to see the beauty of these majestic creatures first hand.

DolphinsHumpback whales are presently listed on the endangered species list; though they have been protected from whaling in U.S. waters sense 1966. Humpback whale’s lifespan range from 45–100 years old and have been known to reach 62 feet long, and weigh up to 40 tons. Calves are born weighing approximately 1,000 pounds, gaining around 200 pounds a day for the first few weeks of life. The long black and white tail fin, which can be up to a third of their body length, and the pectoral fins have unique patterns which make individual whales identifiable. These glorious creatures make perfect moments to capture remarkable pictures and stories of breaches, peck and tail slaps and much more!

DESTINATIONS ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT. THE CAPTAIN MAY CHOOSE ALTERNATE LOCATIONS FOR YOUR EXCURSION.

It's our priority to give the best experience on the water despite age or physical limitations! However your safetyGirls
comes first. Our minimum excursion age is 5 years old and is not intended for pregnant women. We advise that discretion should be used for those with back or neck injuries, or those who had a recent surgery due to the nature of the ride.

PLEASE BRING: A towel and sun block, we’ll take care of the rest.

Maui Snorkel Charters recommends bringing an underwater camera – you won’t want to miss these shots!