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THE BEST MAUI SNORKELING TOURS

Snorkel Molokini in Comfort

Enjoy our 50’ Uniflite motor yacht for up to 49 passengers, owned by experts with 40+ years of experience in Hawaiian waters.

Your freshly prepared continental breakfast includes croissants, muffins, and cookies, served with fresh fruit and Kona coffee. Your lunch includes pulled-pork sandwiches, pineapple coleslaw, and jumbo steamed hot dogs. We also offer an open bar with ice-cold micro-brewed beer and refreshing tropical Mai Tais. Are you vegan? Learn more

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Molokini Crater
Snorkeling

When snorkeling at Molokini Crater, guests have the opportunity to view and explore Maui marine life in their natural habitat.

Crescent-shaped Molokini Crater is a Hawaii Seabird Sanctuary, and home to over 250+ species of tropical fish. Within the partially submerged crater, Maui snorkel depths range from 1-150 feet. The water is crystal clear, allowing guests to see vibrant reef formations, rare coral species, and abundant marine life. Molokini snorkel tours provide an opportunity to see incredible marine life species like Picasso Triggerfish, Yellow Tang, Trumpetfish, Butterflyfish, Ornate octopus, Moray Eels, Manta Rays, and more.

Molokini Crater is an uninhabited and partially submerged volcanic islet located off of Maui's south shoreline.

This type of crescent-shaped volcanic crater is extremely rare. It's one of only three found in the world. Situated in between the Island of Maui, and the outer Island of Kaho'olawe, Molokini is a 23-acre Hawaii Seabird Sanctuary. It’s an incredible location to experience a Maui snorkeling tour. The islet is surrounded by gorgeous reef formations, a variety of rare coral species, and over 250 species of tropical fish. Molokini snorkeling tours are a fantastic way to explore the Island of Maui.

Aboard our 50-foot Uniflite Power yacht, guests can embark on a Molokini snorkel tour like no other.

Leaving from Ma'alaea Harbor in the morning, guests can look forward to arriving at Molokini when ocean conditions and water clarity is at its best for viewing Maui marine life. With an expert captain and crew, this 5-hour, limited capacity Molokini snorkel tour includes all snorkel gear and instruction, safety information, a continental breakfast, a delicious BBQ lunch, and an open bar with local Maui beers, premium wines, Mai Tais, and more refreshments.

On a Molokini snorkel tour, guests can expect to cruise Maui's ocean in comfort. With over 40 years of experience in Hawaiian waters, our tours are led by an expert captain and crew and operate at a limited capacity to ensure that guests have the best experience possible.

Rated as the 'best boat tour in Maui,' our guests enjoy a commitment to unsurpassed customer service while traveling to in-the-know Maui snorkel destinations. Once we reach Molokini, the crew will provide snorkel safety information, and guests will be directed to the best spots for Maui marine life viewing. Maximize on your vacation in Hawaii, and join us for a Maui snorkel trip like no other.

Molokini Crater is one out of three partially submerged volcanic islets of its type in the world. This 23-acre crescent-shaped islet is a Hawaii Seabird Sanctuary.

Within the crater, guests can enjoy a rare kind of Maui snorkeling tour. The crater houses a naturally protected reef full of unique and endemic Maui marine life. It's possible to see vibrant reef formations, rare coral species, and over 250 types of tropical fish marine animals like parrotfish, butterflyfish, triggerfish, and Hawaiian green sea turtles. The most popular Maui activities at Molokini Crater are Maui snorkel tours, SNUBA, and scuba diving.

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ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE

Join us for 5 hours
of Maui Snorkeling

We invite you to join us for five hours of incredible Maui snorkeling! Aboard Leilani, guests have an opportunity to travel to top-notch Maui snorkel destinations based on optimal weather conditions. Designed for Hawaiian waters, Leilani is a 50ft Uniflite Power yacht fully outfitted with all of the amenities needed for an enjoyable Maui snorkeling excursion. Our tours operate with a limited number of guests to ensure comfort. They include all snorkel gear and instruction, delicious food, an open bar, fresh water showers, and many incredible photo opportunities in and out of the water.

Booking a Maui snorkel trip on Leilani is a decision to embark on the top-rated activity on Maui! Our Maui snorkeling charters provide everything you need to feel confident and safe in Hawaiian waters. Our expert captains and crew are the best in Maui, with 40+ years of professional boating experience. Leilani features all of the snorkel gear and flotation devices needed for a fun and safe trip, including snorkel masks, fins, floating noodles, life jackets, and more.

Onboard Leilani, our guests have opportunities to visit various in-the-know Maui snorkel destinations. With over 40 years of unrivaled Maui charter experience, our expert captains and crew will choose the best destinations pending the season, weather conditions, and optimal water clarity for Maui snorkeling. Molokini Crater is a crescent-shaped and partially submerged volcanic crater abundant with marine life. Coral Gardens, which is best reached by boat, is a protected cove located south of Lahaina Town. Turtle Town and Turtle Reef are Maui snorkel spots home to Hawaiian sea turtles and more tropical fish varieties.

Leilani is a 50ft Uniflite Powered yacht. She's U.S. Coast Guard Certified to carry up to 49 passengers, yet we purposefully never book more than 40 guests to ensure we can provide our guests with the most maximized Maui snorkel experiences. With safety and comfort at the top of our list, our tours provide all snorkel gear and instructions needed from beginner to novice. Leilani is a highly stable ocean vessel, and all boat trips come equipped with safety gear, flotation devices, and life jackets.

All of Leilani's captains and crew members are the best you'll find in Hawaiian waters. Collectively, they have tens of thousands of working hours in Maui's oceans. They're highly trained, accomplished, and skilled Maui charter professionals. Our crew is passionate about Maui's oceans, marine life, the environment, and overall guest experience with an extremely valuable insider's perspective of Maui snorkel locations. They love to share their academic knowledge with guests. Aboard our Leilani Maui boat trip, our guests leave with memories that last a lifetime.

UNDERWATER WORLD

There is always something to see

The North Pacific Humpback Whales travel from Alaska to Maui's oceans every winter. On a Maui snorkel trip or a Maui Whale Watching Tour, whales are seen yearly between December and March. The peak season is January-February, when guests can see the whales in abundance in Maui's waters. These majestic ocean creatures travel to Maui's oceans for breeding and birthing their young calves. During peak season, it's common to see baby Humpback Whales frolicking and playing on the ocean surface as they learn skills and grow vital for their upcoming trip back to Alaskan waters.

The Island of Maui is home to over five species of sea turtles, including the Hawksbill, Leatherback, Loggerhead, Olive Ridley, and Hawaiian green sea turtles. When snorkeling in Maui and visiting beaches and shorelines, the Hawaiian green sea turtles are the most common turtles to see. Known as honu in the ancient Hawaiian language, these turtles are endemic to Hawaiian waters. They're currently considered a threatened species and protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973.

In the ancient Hawaiian language, all dolphins are called Nai'a. Although over 13 species of dolphins are found in Hawaiian waters, the most commonly seen on a Maui boat charter are the Hawaiian spinner, spotted, bottlenose, and rough-toothed dolphins. They are even found swimming with nearby humpback whales during the Winter season. The Hawaiian spinner dolphins are particularly unique and quickly spotted because they are small, fast, and love jumping, playing, and spinning in Maui's oceans. Sightings are not guaranteed*

On Maui, there's a wide variety of large deepwater and tropical fish to see in their natural habitat. When snorkeling in Maui, the most commonly seen marine life includes Hawaiian sea turtles and an abundance of colorful reef fish. Frequently sighted fish are yellow tang, raccoon butterflyfish, trumpetfish, Moorish idol, rainbow butterflyfish, triggerfish, and the famous Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. Maui snorkelers may also see the wrasse fish cleaning Hawaiian green sea turtles' shells and more marine reef animals like sea cucumbers, sea stars, octopus, eels, and manta rays.

Coral reefs are found only in 2% of the world's oceans, and some of the most incredible coral reef formations surround the Island of Maui. Not only do they protect Maui's coastline, but they also are home to a diverse network of tropical fish varieties and marine life. When snorkeling in Maui, it's important not to touch or step on the coral reef because it's incredibly fragile. Snorkelers will commonly see lobe coral (10-45 feet deep), cauliflower coral (10 feet deep and less), blue rice coral (found on reef floors), and finger coral (found in protected waters within 100 feet).

ABOUT MARINE LIFE
Underwater Snorkeling with Maui Marine Life. Afternoon Boat Charter Cruise to Turtle Town