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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.

Ka'anapali Beach: Express Snorkel Trip

2. Ka'anapali Beach: Express Snorkel Trip

Discover the marine life of Hawaii on an express snorkeling trip. Journey to one of the best snorkel sites in Maui, and be back at the beach in time for lunch. This experience is great for beginners and children. Board the boat at Ka'anapali Beach and cruise towards Mala Wharf or another popular snorkeling spot in West Maui. Your guide will choose the best location, depending on weather and sea conditions for the day. Jump into the clear waters to swim alongside Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Explore the reef, admiring the variety of colorful fish and corals. Relax on the deck with a drink from the open bar, as you cruise back to the beach.

Maui Lahaina Group Surf Lesson

3. Maui Lahaina Group Surf Lesson

During your visit to Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing, take a great opportunity to learn how to surf. Experience the calm waters of West Maui which offer perfect conditions for beginner surfers. Take part in a group lesson with a maximum of 5 surfers, which means you will have a ton of opportunity to learn from your professional surf instructor. Before you start, get you geared up with a surfboard, long-sleeve UV rash guards, and water shoes. Leave everything you do not want to get wet or whatever that does not float in the cubicles provided at the surf shop. On the beach, have a brief 15-minute 'land lesson' to go over safety measures and procedures. When your group is ready, head into the water to get started. Each surfer has their own turn to ride a wave and learn to surf. After your wave is complete, you will head back to the designated waiting area until the instructor signals for your turn again. The first few rides usually take some time, but it starts to move faster once everyone starts to get the hang of things. As an added bonus, there will be a professional photographer taking close up shots throughout your lesson.  The group surf lesson is 2 hours in total from the time you leave the surf shop to when your instructor signals you back in from the water. If you do finish early, there is a beach to sit on and wait until the rest of your class is done. Once the class is over, everyone will carry their surfboards back to the shop and then head back to the beach to shower off in fresh water. Return all your surf gear back to the shop and have an opportunity to check out your surf lesson photos which are available for purchase. 

Maui: Snorkeling and Whale Watching Cruise with Buffet Lunch

4. 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.

From Kaanapali: West Maui Snorkeling Cruise & Sea Turtles

5. From Kaanapali: West Maui Snorkeling Cruise & Sea Turtles

Not exactly an early riser? Reserve your morning for staying in bed and set off on an afternoon snorkeling cruise on the Sea Maui II catamaran from Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina. Snorkel around stunning coral reefs and swim alongside Hawaiian green sea turtles. Jump on board your boat to meet your friendly captain and crew and cruise out into the sea. Make your way to some of the best snorkeling spots in West Maui, immersing yourself in the serene underwater world. Explore the coral reefs and swim alongside the resident Hawaiian green sea turtles, colorful tropical fish, and discover many other surprises that depend upon what the tide brings you. Relax on the sun-filled deck as your travel, helping yourself to the open bar and traditional Hawaiian pu pu appetizers. Be back at your hotel before dinner.

Maui: Private Yacht Snorkeling Tour with Breakfast and Lunch

6. Maui: Private Yacht Snorkeling Tour with Breakfast and Lunch

Meet your captain and crew at Ka'anapali beach and climb aboard Kainani - your private luxury sailing yacht. Enjoy a light breakfast as you head out to sea, then jump into the warm waters and snorkel with a trained guide. Climb aboard to dry off and enjoy a delicious lunch as you head back to shore. Set sail from Maui's west coast in style on a first-class yacht complete with crew and captain. Make yourself at home as you savor a light breakfast of locally made banana bread and fresh fruit while soaking up the panoramic views of Maui's coastline. Once you arrive at your snorkeling destination, hop into the warm tropical waters with your in-water guide, who will give you safety information and teach you about the coral reefs. Swim through schools of fish, make eye contact with a sea turtle, and listen out for singing whales. When you are ready to return to the boat, your captain and crew will welcome you back on board with a delicious catered lunch paired with tropical juices and flavored seltzer water. Let the sun and wind dry you off as you relax, and look out for dolphins on the horizon as you sail back to shore.

Maui: Group Surf Lesson

7. Maui: Group Surf Lesson

Learn the classic Hawaiian sport of surfing in one group lesson during your time on Maui. Catch your first waves, paddle out into the Pacific Ocean's blue waters, and hang loose as you learn a new skill and sport. Meet your instructor and head straight to the beach for your ocean safety briefing and surf instructions. Then, grab your board, walk down the sandy beach, and paddle out to the ocean with your instructor nearby. Benefit from a small group class, where each instructor only has a maximum of four students to keep an eye on. That way, you know you're always having the personal attention and safety you need to enjoy your time surfing. After your lesson, head back to the beach and feel like a local knowing you just surfed in Hawai'i.

Maui: Private Surf Lesson

8. Maui: Private Surf Lesson

Learn the Hawaiian sport of surfing during a private two-person surf class on Maui. Ride the waves, paddle, and have fun with a friend as you learn a new skill. Benefit from your instructor's undivided attention during this private class. Make the most of having your own instructor to truly advance your surfing skills or to learn a new sport. Listen to an ocean safety briefing and surf instructions before hitting the waves as a duo, with your instructor never far away. Feel the cool water on your skin, the warm Hawaiian sun, and the salty breeze as you paddle, surf, and laugh during your class.

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What people are saying about Kaanapali

For my daughters 16th birthday we did lessons for her and my 10 year old . I was pretty nervous since my 10 year old was definitely the youngest one there . They let me know if she was holding the group back they would bring her back on the beach (which I was okay with ) she stood up and surfed along everyone the entire time ! They both had so much fun and it was the highlight of our trip . Both girls said it was the best thing they did the whole time we were in Hawaii . Their instructor , Tavner , was incredible and would highly recommend ! Also , there is an option to purchase pictures . I did not initially purchase pictures since I brought a camera , but they are pretty far from where I was standing to get a good picture ( I have a old camera ) luckily he ended up taking pictures of my girls and let me purchase at the end , I would recommend this option as you get a lot of pictures for a small price

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!

It’s a beautiful boat ride out to the most gorgeous reef and the staff are super friendly. I recommend this is a must if you are looking for a beautiful snorkeling experience

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

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