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Honolua Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Ka'anapali Beach: West Maui Half-Day Snorkel Adventure

1. From Ka'anapali Beach: West Maui Half-Day Snorkel Adventure

Begin your snorkeling adventure by departing from Kaanapali Beach on a luxury catamaran. On the way to the snorkel spot, enjoy some breakfast while keeping your eyes open for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and during the winter months, large humpback whales. The captain will determine the best spots to visit on the day, based upon the weather conditions. Once in the water, observe beautiful tropical fish, honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles), colorful coral reefs, and potentially some other rare underwater species. After the snorkeling session, have a delicious lunch with premium beers, cocktails, and other liberations. Relax as you cruise back to Kaanapali Beach, enjoying the scenery along the way.

West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

2. West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

Nobody knows the waters of Maui better than this local crew. Let them be your hosts as you explore and snorkel the incredible West Maui coast on Paragon. What’s your destination? Some local favorites are Olowalu, Honolua, and Mokuleia Bay, but the Captain will decide where the absolute best conditions are for the day. Depart Lahaina and head for the snorkel spot, usually about an hour away by boat. Spend some time snorkeling, viewing some of Maui’s most amazing underwater sea life.  Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as all refreshments including local beer, wine, and Mai Tais. Tradewinds usually pick up in the afternoon, just in time for an exhilarating sail back to the harbor.

Maui: Snorkeling and Whale Watching Cruise with Buffet Lunch

3. Maui: Snorkeling and Whale Watching Cruise with Buffet Lunch

Sail to Maui’s Honolua Bay Marine Reserve, renowned for its snorkeling opportunities, on a cruise from Lahaina. Swim alongside colorful fish and savor a buffet lunch with drinks onboard. Expect to hear the sounds of whales singing underwater while you snorkel with the gear provided. Board the catamaran from Kaanapali Beach with the assistance of the captain and crew. Head to the sheltered waters of Honolua Bay, or depending on conditions, take an alternate route toward Cliff-house, Lanai, or Turtle Town in Olowalu. As you snorkel along Maui’s west coastline, experience warm waters abundant with sea life. Observe a variety of tropical fish including Hawaii’s state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (reef triggerfish), and if you’re lucky, the endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle. After snorkeling, it's time to get back on board and treat yourself to a hot buffet lunch. Along with the mouthwatering flavors of local dishes, enjoy a complimentary open bar with Mai Tais, Chardonnay, and beers by Maui Brewing Co. Keep an eye out for whales from the snorkeling destination of the day as your experienced captain and crew seek out the humpback whales that frequent the islands on winter days. During the summer, sail into the trade winds on the lookout for spinner dolphins.

Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

4. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Venture aboard a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran to Honolua Bay and snorkel at two spots that are popular with sea turtles. Spot more marine life with the help of a naturalist guide. Marvel at water views while partaking in a delectable breakfast and lunch.  Departing from the historic Lahaina Harbor aboard the Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters with views of the Ka'anapali coastline to and Honolua Bay. Sail into the protected waters of the Honolua conservation area which is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, enjoy the marine environment.  Explore with premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program. Get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home.  Snorkel at two secluded spots that are popular destinations for sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral. Follow a certified marine naturalists guide over the reef. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Unwind as the boat heads out into the channel for the thrilling trip back to the harbor.

Maui: Eco-Friendly Night Dive Tour for Certified Divers

5. Maui: Eco-Friendly Night Dive Tour for Certified Divers

Explore the depths of Maui's tropical reefs on night dive led by a certified instructor and see the wonders of the sea in a different light. You'll be able to spot unique underwater creatures in this darkened underwater setting. With your small group, you will suit up with all of the necessary gear for your experience provided.  When you reach your dive spot, you start in the shallow water near your vessel then gradually descend to depths. There, you'll be surrounded by nocturnal sea life. Discover how tropical reefs look at night and be captivated by the reefs, teeming with unique sea creatures.  Use dive lights to shine beams on unique creatures such as colorful fluttering nudibranchs, foraging lobsters and crabs, and eels on the hunt for something to eat. You might even catch a glimpse of a majestic octopus or a squid.   Emerge from the dive under moonlight and stars and climb aboard your boat. On the journey back to shore, your instructor will share interesting facts and insights about the dive and the organisms you saw.

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What people are saying about Honolua Bay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The tour was fantastic and the crew, including Ronnie were excellent. Great customer service and interactions. A must do tour! We had the time of our lives. Thank you SeaMaui!

Nice food. Very helpful staff. Good focus on safety. Sailed to snorkel place and back. Had snorkel time of 1.5 hours. Plenty of room on boat

Awesome - awesome - crew was great - food was good and the experience was one of a kind!

Great staff, food and drinks! Meet all expectations and highly recommend. Great value!

I have no complaints about the tour, the team and the captain.