General

Is the food included in the price or could that be removed from the package?

Food and drinks are included and cannot be removed.

If individuals choose to stay dry and not snorkel, can they drink while others swim?

Yes, anyone not participating in the snorkel or any water activity may take advantage of the bar as soon as we depart the harbor.

Is the departure time flexible at all?

The earliest departure for our afternoon snorkel charter is 2:30p as we have a morning tour operating from 8a-2p.

Do guests have the ability to play music through a device of their own?

Yes, you can bring your own iPad/phone and connect it to the vessel’s sound system.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Our liquor license, however, unfortunately, prohibits guests from bringing their own alcohol on board.

From where does the Leilani leave?

Leilani is located at the Ma’alaea Harbor (101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road, Wailuku) on the ocean side jetty at slip# 68.

What if it’s bad weather? What is your cancellation policy?

All cruises are weather dependent although there is not a black and white answer to specifically what conditions will cancel a charter. Since your Captain has much more information about wind and water conditions than I do it will be their decision on whether or not to cancel a cruise. If the safety of our passengers is affected at all a cruise will always be canceled. In the event of a cancellation, you may either receive a full refund or reschedule your charter to another day. Parties of 6 or more passengers require 96 hours to cancel.

Do you accommodate vegetarian or vegan requests?

If you have vegetarians or vegans in your party, please give us a call on our customer service line at 808.242.0955, at least 72 hours in advance. Mahalo!

Molokini Snorkeling & Turtle Town Tour

How big is Molokini?

The islet stretches approximately 23 acres and reaches about 160 feet at its highest point with the calm sheltered waters offering snorkelers a delight of beautiful and colorful tropical fishes.

Where is Turtle Town on Maui?

Turtle Town is generally considered to be located at Maluaka Beach.

Is snorkeling at Molokini safe?

With its crystal-clear water, natural protection from high winds which permits calm waters, and abundance of sea life, Molokini is considered some of the best and safest snorkeling in Hawaii.

Why choose Maui Boat Trips for Molokini snorkeling?

With fewer passengers and more amenities and more personalized service, a Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour aboard the Leilani is the best choice for premier Maui snorkeling at the best value.

How long does it take to get to Molokini?

It takes approximately 1 hour to get to Molokini from Ma’aeala Harbor.

What does the trip include?

We offer a 5-hour Snorkel Adventure that heads out to both Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. We provide our guests with a continental breakfast, savory lunch, open bar, all of your ocean gear.

How much time will be spent snorkeling on the Whale Watching trip?

We’ll snorkel for about an hour and then head out to do some Whale Watching.

When is whale season?

December-March every year.

Will we see whales?

Whale sightings are guaranteed from December – March, but in the unlikely event that whales are not seen, you may return for a free Maui whale watching cruise.

What happens if we can’t make it to Molokini Crater?

If we can’t make it to Molokini Crater our Captain will always make sure to get our guests out to another beautiful snorkel destination. Safety is always our number one priority and we want you to be safe and comfortable in the water at all times.

How deep is it?

It’s about 70 ft. at Molokini Crater and 30 ft. at Turtle Town.

Is the water cold in the morning?

The water temperature stays around 70 degrees year round but if you find that to be too cold for you, we do have wetsuits available on board for you to rent for $10 (cash).

Will we see turtles?

We’ll likely see turtles; however, it’s not a guarantee being that they are wildlife. But we’ll take you out to a location where they’re often seen.

Important note: It is not common to see turtles at Molokini

Whale Watch

When is whale season?

December-March every year.

Will we see whales?

Whale sightings are guaranteed from December – March, but in the unlikely event that whales are not seen, you may return for a free Maui whale watching cruise.

What does the Maui Whale Watching trip include?

Maui Whale Watching trips on Leilani include whale sightings, complimentary meals, beverages, and an open bar. If you’d like to snorkel during your Maui Whale Watch, all snorkel gear and safety instruction is also provided.

How much time will be spent snorkeling on the Maui Whale Watching trip?

We’ll snorkel for about an hour, and then head out to do some Maui Whale Watching. We are flexible to your needs, so please let us know any special requests ahead of time.

When is Maui’s Humpback Whale season?

Maui’s Humpback Whale season is December-March of every year. Peak season is roughly late January-March.

Will we definitely see whales?

Whale sightings are guaranteed from December-March. Although the whales are generally seen in abundance, in the unlikely event that whales are not seen, you may return for a free Maui Whale Watching Cruise.

How long is the Maui Whale Watching charter?

The duration of Leilani’s Maui Whale Watching trip is generally 3.5 hours. We can be flexible to your needs, so please reach out to our customer service department at 808.242.0955 to discuss options.

Private Charters

Can we book a charter for today?

Unfortunately, we need at least a couple of days to put together a crew, as well as providing the meals and drinks that come with the Private Charter.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Due to the Hawaii State Liquor Law we don’t allow any of our guests to bring their own alcohol on board. However, we’re more than happy to provide that for you and add that to your Private Charter.

Why does it say $1600 on your website?

Our Private Charters start at $1600 but goes up in price depending on the size of your party, how many hours you would like to charter the boat, and if you decide to add any of our upgrades.

Can we go to a different snorkel location?

Yes, as long as the weather permits we’d be happy to take you folks out to a different snorkel location.

Wedding Cruises

Can we get married on board?

Yes, we have guests that have both their ceremony and reception all on our vessel.

What kind of decorations are we able to bring?

You’re more than welcome to bring your decorations. We just ask that whatever you bring be tied down securely to the boat to avoid anything flying into the water.

Where am I supposed to wait before the ceremony?

In the past we’ve had our groom upstairs, while our bride waits downstairs until the ceremony begins. Then at that time you’ll head upstairs and we can have the ceremony next to our captain’s cockpit right before the sunset.

What are the prices for the upgraded menu?

Please give us a call on our customer service at 808.242.0955, at least 72 hours in advance let us know what menu items you’re interested in, and we’ll check with our chef to see how much it’ll be. Mahalo!

Can I bring my own photographer?

Yes, of course!

What kind of limits/rules do you have about having/bringing decorations?

We do not allow any glass or ceramics onboard. Balloons will not work as they get pulled out the moment we depart. Tape, staples, etc. cannot be used to hang decor. We can’t allow anything that may leave behind a sticky residue or puncture holes in the vessel. The fishing line tends to be the easiest way to hang decorations.

Can we bring a cake on board?

Yes, you may bring a cake. We will provide plates and utensils.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

What does the trip include?

The Sunset Dinner cruise is approximately 2 hours long, but can be easily catered to your needs. It includes beverages, and a special sunset appetizer menu.

Do you accommodate vegetarian or vegan requests?

If you have vegetarians or vegans in your party, please give us a call on our customer service line at 808.242.0955, at least 72 hours in advance. Mahalo!

Where will we travel to?

Our expert captain and crew will assess weather conditions, and comfortably cruise to the most optimum location for sunset viewing.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Unfortunately, the State of Hawaii and Maui County’s liquor license rules prohibit guests from bringing their own alcohol on board. If you have special requests, please contact our Customer Service department at 808.242.0955 to make advance preparations.

Will we see whales or turtles during the sunset cruise?

Maui whale season is roughly from December-March of every year. Although it is very likely to see whales and turtles, they are wild marine life that roam wherever they please. If you’d like to ensure that you’ll see whales or turtles, please consider our dedicated Maui Whale Watch charter, or Turtle Town Snorkel.

Couples Cruise

What does the Couples Cruise include?

Our Couples Cruise is designed to be catered to your needs. It includes a site visit of your choice to areas like Molokini Crater, Turtle Town, Coral Gardens, or Olowalu Reef. Guests can enjoy Maui whale watching, snorkeling trips, marine life viewing, magical Maui sunsets, and more.

How long is the Couples Cruise

The Couples Cruise is 3.5 hours, and can easily be flexible to your needs.

What time of the day can we do a private couples cruise

The Couples Cruise can embark at a variety of hours during the day depending on the date and season you’d like to book it for. Our customer service department is more than happy to help you design the timing that is best for you. Please call our customer service line at 808.242.0955 for more information.

Is food served on the Couples Cruise?

Yes. We can accommodate a variety of menu offerings including breakfast, lunch, appetizers, and beverages.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Unfortunately, the State of Hawaii and Maui County’s liquor license rules prohibit guests from bringing their own alcohol on board. If there is a special item that you’d like to request for your Couples Cruise, please call our customer service line at 808.242.0955 to make preparations in advance. We request at least 72 hours prior notice.

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