MOLOKINI & TURTLE REEF MORNING SNORKEL
Once you have been, it is easy to understand why snorkeling Molokini has become the number one snorkeling destination in the Hawaiian Islands. Molokini offers exceptionally clear water with visibility reliably in excess of 100 feet. Molokini snorkeling is truly a unique experience, as there are only three submerged volcanic calderas, including Molokini Crater, in the entire world. In this offshore marine sanctuary, sparkling waters are just the beginning of an experience you will not soon forget.
With hundreds of species of fish and marine animals endemic (native) only to Hawaii, and coral combinations not found anywhere else in Hawaii, snorkeling Molokini is a rare opportunity to view marine life and coral formations not found anywhere else in the world. Molokini truly is one of the most unique snorkeling destinations in the world and this is a beautiful power catamaran. The crew will outfit you with snorkel gear to fit each type of guest and with continental breakfast and lunch this tour is a great value!
After an adventurous morning at Molokini we will head for the reef area known as “Turtle Town”. This reef is just offshore of Makena south of Wailea where small fish called rasps eat the algae that accumulates on turtle shells. This “cleaning station” is a prime place to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles and a shallow reef loaded with colorful fish and corals. After all that snorkeling a delicious barbecue lunch is served along with cocktails and beer as we head out to La Perouse Bay at the southernmost tip of Maui. This area is home to pods of spinner dolphins who often follow along with the boat. A fun game of “boat trivia” ensues on the way back to Maalaea Harbor, finishing an exciting day in Maui’s pristine underwater nature preserves!
With 11 individual dive stairs leading you right to the water, this new power catamaran has all the top amenities for a fun filled day in the ocean! Two exciting water slides, a jumping platform on the top deck (for those dare devils), 4000 sq ft of comfortable seating on three separate decks, three bathrooms and two fresh water showers, this is one of Maui’s premier snorkel boats! The crew are advanced ocean explorers who will explain and outfit you with properly fitted snorkel gear and instructions to get you out in the water quickly and safely. There are also all kinds of floatation gear for those who wish to spend their time on the surface. Noodles, float belts, boogie boards and life vests of all sizes are available and for some, especially young children, they have kickboards with viewing windows! If you’re familiar with snorkeling you may want to try snuba! The tanks float on the surface and allow you to dive up to 40 feet deep for extended periods. An experienced guide accompanies you throughout the dive and prior experience with tanks is not required.
Pricing upon request.