Water activity

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

Activity provider:Calypso Molokini Charters
Water activity

From Ma'alaea Harbor: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure

Activity provider:Calypso Molokini Charters

From US$ 199.95 per person

Explore the underwater paradise of Molokini aboard the Calypso, a spacious and comfortable triple-deck catamaran. This family-friendly tour includes 2 snorkel stops, breakfast, and a deli lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience two of Maui's world-class snorkel locations: Molokini and Turtle Town
  • Marvel at the geography of the extinct volcanic crater
  • Be amazed snorkeling in waters with 150' visibility and 250 species of fish
  • Swim with the majestic and crowd favorite Hawaiian Green sea turtles
  • Spend time with family and friends and take in the beautiful Maui scenery
Full description

Embark on a half-day snorkeling adventure on a glass-bottomed catamaran, with breakfast, lunch, and a professional crew included. Look out for all types of Pacific marine life, from dolphins to turtles and coral reefs, in 2 snorkeling spots — the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. 

Begin your tour at Maalaea Harbor to board your boat. Join the crew aboard the Calypso, Maui's newest addition to the fleet, where you can even view the ocean from its glass bottom. Calypso is the only 3-deck catamaran in Hawai'i. Benefit from an easy-to-use stairway in and out of the water, lots of shade, and plenty of Jimmy Buffet music. 

Start the day off right with a hearty breakfast that includes scrambled eggs, Portuguese sausage and either turkey or chicken and mushroom sausage, mixed muffins, pastries, mixed fruit, coffee, tea, and juice. Next, be dazzled by Molokini Crater, located off the south shore of Kihei. Expect pristine conditions as Molokini is a protected marine preserve and bird sanctuary. 

See how the extinct volcanic cone provides a home for native Hawaiian marine life such as manta rays, fish, urchins, and sharks, who all swim around the coral through the clear water year-round. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world. 

Take advantage of the 2 water slides to make it more fun, especially for kids. And fret not— a lifeguard is always in the water watching over the snorkelers to ensure their safety.

After leaving Molokini, your second snorkeling spot of the day is Turtle Town, where you will swim with Hawaiian green sea turtles amid the calm water and coral. Then, return to the boat for a relaxing barbecue lunch buffet. Finally, enjoy a fun trivia game for the chance to win a crew T-shirt.

Some of the tour’s top amenities include 2 slides, a jumping platform, 2 freshwater showers, use of snorkeling gear, flotation devices, and restrooms on the boat. There are 11 stair points to get into the water for easy and comfortable access. Hire everything you need on the day, with wetsuits, or underwater digital cameras available to rent.

  • 2 snorkel locations: Molokini and Turtle Town (weather permitting)
  • Hearty breakfast and deli sandwich lunch
  • Unlimited soda, juice, and water
  • Hot coffee and tea
  • Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase for $3.00 each
  • Lifeguards certified in live-saving skills posted in the water while you snorkel
  • Experienced captain and crew will provide site orientation and snorkel 101 tutorial
  • Onboard naturalist to help you identify the marine wildlife
  • Only triple-deck catamaran in Hawaii
  • 2 slides and a second deck jumping platform
  • Glass-bottom viewing area
  • 11 sets of stairs for easy entry into the water
  • Two fresh-water showers
  • Three restrooms
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People prone to seasickness

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Meeting point

Head for Slip 82 on the South Ferry Dock on Ma’alaea Road. Look out for the Calypso boat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Drones
  • Vaping

Know before you go

  •  Dietary restrictions (vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, etc.) must be noted at the time of booking
  •  Lunch consists of turkey, roast beef, ham, and chicken croissant deli sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches with BBQ sauce, or a vegetarian burger with all the fixings
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  An online waiver must be completed before the tour; details are in your voucher after booking
  •  Minimum drinking age: 21 years old
  •  Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 378 reviews

Review summary

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Done this before with other companies who anchored further from the reef. The view from the bottom of the crater was spectacular on those sailings, this one, not so good. Crew was excellent. Breakfast eggs cold, the rest so-so. Lunch was good. Equipment was very good. Boat road better than smaller ones. On the bar, drinks listed as $2 each, but we were charged $4 each.

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December 31, 2022

Amazing crew and experience! Everyone was super friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. They also took the time to make some stops whenever someone spotted a whale in the water. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to go snorkelling around the molokini crater and turtle town.

December 1, 2022

Great snorkle equipment, instruction. staff were friendly and enthusiastic. Nice meals were provided. No turtles were seen in turtle town which was disappointing but that was no fault of the company. Beautiful snorkelling, clear water and lots of fish at the crater.

October 19, 2022

Product ID: 72967