MOLOKINI & TURTLE TOWN SNORKELING
BEST DAY ON MAUI TOUR
The ocean surrounding our beautiful island is full of amazing experiences and memories not soon forgotten …
… if you know where to go to find them.
MAUI’S ONLY MOLOKINI SNORKEL, DOLPHIN WATCH AND TURTLE SWIM ADVENTURE
Enjoy your Best Day on Maui aboard our comfortable 50’ Uniflite motor yacht. Maui Boat Trips is owned by experts with 40 years of experience in Hawaiian waters.
We extended our trip longer than the other boats to provide additional time to show you some very special places. We purposefully limit the number of guests to devote more time to share our knowledge and Aloha.
Your freshly prepared BBQ lunch includes big juicy burgers, hot dogs, marinated chicken breasts and an open bar with ice cold micro-brewed beer, premium wines, martinis and tropical Mai Tais. Homemade macadamia nut white chocolate cookies are baked fresh daily for your enjoyment.
MORE TIME ON THE OCEAN – We offer the only 6 hour excursion with time to enjoy three ocean activities at a very relaxed pace. Complete your Maui vacation with the Best Day on Maui Tour which includes snorkeling, sea turtles, and spinner dolphin watching. Maximize your value by enjoying all of these popular ocean adventures on the same cruise. Includes exceptional snorkeling at Molokini and Turtle Town, dolphin watching, snorkeling, BBQ lunch, open bar, ocean gear (including viewport boogie boards for the keikis) and impeccable service.
Molokini Crater / Turtle Town / Dolphin Watching
Maalaea Harbor – Slip 68 (Map and Directions)
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are your guide for the best Maui snorkeling trip of your life! Your veteran Captain will choose two locations with the best overall conditions for your safety and enjoyment.
Favorite destinations include Molokini Crater, Coral Gardens and the infamous Turtle Town. Enjoy unsurpassed water clarity at Molokini Crater, teeming with a variety of colorful fish and coral. Swim with Sea Turtles at Turtle Town, or Turtle Reef. Your expert crew will provide site orientation and instruction, so you can relax and fully enjoy all that snorkeling on Maui has to offer. We take the time to make sure your experience is truly memorable!
We have been in the business for 40 years, right here in the Islands and know what our guests appreciate and come back for. By limiting the number of passengers and extending the cruise, we deliver unsurpassed customer service, at a relaxed pace. Leilani is a very clean and comfortable 50 foot Uniflite Motor Yacht. We offer quality equipment and exceptional service at a price you will appreciate. Our expert crew loves to share all that Maui has to offer and strive to exceed your expectations.
* The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are protected under the law. It is important for all of us to be mindful and respectful to our marine friends. It is unlawful to touch, chase, ride or harass the sea turtles in any way.
Our Captains and crew have logged thousands of hours and know these waters. Let them take you to their favorite locations at a relaxed pace, so you can fully appreciate our very special island and its amazing marine animals. Trained to the highest levels, your crew embodies a true love, knowledge and respect for the ocean. We seek out the best locations for green sea turtles and dolphin activity and snorkel destinations with the best overall conditions. Our dedication to the “guest experience,” culminates what you will remember as your Best Day On Maui.
Specializing in private charters from 2 to 140 passengers, aboard two different vessels, we are equipped to accommodate small, intimate outings, or large and grand events.
A private boat charter aboard “Leilani” is the perfect way to show your family, friends or business associates how much they mean to you. We offer the most personalized service at the very best price so that you can afford to treat your guests to a unique experience they will not soon forget.
Dolphin Watching in Maui aboard your own private motor yacht clearly demonstrates to your guests just how special they are! We readily accommodate special requests tailored to your event and specific interests. Let us know what you seek or ask us for ideas. We’ve been in the business a long time (40 years) and have organized countless private charters for wedding receptions, family gatherings and business events. Our vessels are well appointed with unsurpassed amenities and comfort. Leilani is the perfect motor yacht for groups up to 40 passengers.
If you are planning a large event we accommodate up to 140 passengers aboard our sister vessel Pride of Maui, the largest and most stable maxi power catamaran on Maui.
FOR MORE INFO: Please call us at 877-867-7433 or send an email to Leilani@mauiboattrips.com
CALL OR EMAIL TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR PRIVATE CHARTER WHILE YOUR PREFERRED DATES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
WHALE WATCHING SEASON
MARCH 31ST – DECEMBER 31STMORE INFO
BEST DAY ON MAUI SNORKELING, TURTLE, & DOLPHIN WATCHING
The Best Day on Maui tour features world class snorkeling, dolphin watching and a turtle watch all on the same trip. Our six-hour excursion is from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.
We provide a continental breakfast and delicious BBQ lunch, cooked right onboard our 50-foot custom vessel. Join us for snorkeling at two of Maui’s exceptional snorkeling destinations, including Molokini Crater and Turtle Town or Turtle Reef.
Guests aboard Leilani enjoy a relaxed pace and extra time for your Captain to locate the best conditions and marine mammal (sea turtle and dolphin) activity. Your Best Day on Maui starts with a delicious light breakfast of croissants, muffins, and cakes, baked in
your own certified kitchen and served with fresh fruit, OJ and Kona coffee. Your expert crew will equip you, provide site orientation and snorkeling instruction, in preparation for an hour of snorkeling at world famous Molokini Crater.
After snorkeling the coral reef at the crater, rinse off in our fresh water shower. Refresh yourself with a cold beverage while we fire up the barbie to serve freshly prepared hot dogs, burgers and marinated chicken breast with all the fixins. There’s nothing quite like a burger or dog served “hot off the grill” on the open ocean. Vegetarian menu is available upon request with advance notice and we always grill up some extra veggie burgers to complement our fresh pasta salad.
The Hawaiian name for dolphin is nai’a and refers to most dolphins found in Hawaii. With 13 species of toothed dolphins (nai’a) swimming in the tepid waters of Hawaii, the most common are the Hawaiian spinner, spotted (kiko), bottlenose and rough-toothed dolphins.
Spinner dolphins are the most common and are found in resident pods around the Hawaiian Islands resting in shallow bays during the day and hunting at night for small fish. Spinner dolphins are one of our favorites due to their playful behavior and acrobatic maneuvers.More about Spinner Dolphins
Dolphins in Hawaii are called spinners for their high, spinning leaps, spinner dolphins are known as playful, eager bow-riders throughout much of their range.
It is not uncommon for the spinner dolphins to approach us as we sit idle in the water.
Close encounters initiated by the dolphins are common on a tour in Maui.
Spinner dolphins can make up to 5.5 spins in one leap. Dolphins also make nose-outs, tail slaps, flips, head slaps, “salmon leaps”, and side and back slaps.
Spinner dolphins are wild animals whose daily habits are reasonably predictable and we enjoy a high percentage of sightings.
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are actually named after the color of their body fat.
Numerous studies by marine biologists indicate that the green color is due to the algae that the animals eat. The majority of these turtles have dark-brown hard shells or carapaces. The younger ones, called hatchlings, will have black hard shells. Then, as they grow, orange and yellowish tints appear. Sometimes, they develop olive, gold, and reddish brown shades or swirls and other irregular patterns.
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles will at times, swim to the shore, crawl towards the beach, and bask under the sun. Scientists explain this sunbathing behavior as the turtles’ way to regulate their body temperature.
Although they can stay underwater for more than two hours, the turtle’s tendency is to go to the surface for air every few minutes. This might be the reason why some ancient legends claimed that the Sea Turtles led the first people to discover the Hawaiian Islands.
A mature North Pacific Humpback Whale averages about 40 ft in length and weighs about 40 tons, although they’ve been known to grow up to 16 meters or 52 ft long.
Their heavy bodies can weigh up to 50 tons. The heart alone is about 400 lbs or more. The size of the whales makes them hard to miss, especially when they swim in groups. Female whales are slightly larger in order to defend themselves and their nursing calves from the more aggressive males.
Some common behavior includes blowing and spy-hopping. They also slap their tails on the water, which is believed to be an act of communication and to demonstrate their individual strength. Spy-hopping is when the humpback whales come high out of the water to have a look around at the world above.
Maui boasts almost 250 different species of fish. Part of the fun is being able to interact with and identifying the fish.
Some common ones that you will see are the Teardrop Butterflyfish, Lemon Butterflyfish, Four-Spot Butterflyfish, Potter’s Angelfish, Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish, Yellow-Tail Wrasse, Ornate Wrasse, Banner Fish, Moorish Idol, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Cleaner Wrasse, Picasso Triggerfish, Black Triggerfish, White-Spotted Damsel, Hogfish (which is a part of the Wrasse family) and the incredible Flying Fish!
The wonderful potential for sightings continue on as you are also very likely to see...
Pincushion Sea Stars with their vibrant red and gold coloring, Spotted Moray eels (which are usually seen swimming through coral reef crevices), octopus, Manta rays, Orange Tube Corals, Feather Duster worms, Spanish dancers (also called Nudies), Slate-pencil sea urchins, Ghost crabs, Portuguese Man-O-War, Hawaiian monk seals and Sea cucumbers, which get their name from their cucumber-like shape.
Your Best Day on Maui sends you home with cherished memories of a fun filled day of ocean adventure.
As a bonus, we share via our Facebook page footage of the turtles and dolphins, which our crew films, so that you can share your experience with family and friends back home. You might even see yourself on camera in the foreground, when the dolphin come up next to the boat. The dolphin photos and video is provided at no extra cost to you.
There is no need to book multiple outings when you can experience Maui snorkeling, Maui Spinner Dolphins and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles all on the same tour. The Best Day on Maui Tour!