WHAT TO BRING:
• Wear swimsuits & cover-up
• Bring towels, sunglasses (reef safe please), sunscreen
• BYOBTRIP INCLUDES:
• Snorkeling at Molokini (weather permitting)
• Swimming with sea turtles (not guaranteed)
• Free learn-to-snorkel instruction
• Snorkel equipment
• Flotation devices available upon request
• Fresh Maui Pineapple, muffins and cold drinks (you may also B.Y.O.B. – no glass please)
• Possible dolphin and seasonal whale sightings
• Wetsuits available for rent
Featuring the only S.A.F.E. (Secured Around Flotation Equipment) boat in Maui, this charter is intended to entertain smaller groups giving personal attention and providing a more intimate experience. Equipped to hold up to 22 people, the boat provides a safe (they are virtually unsinkable due to the patented solid foam collars), fast and comfortable ride for all participants.
The three-hour adventure begins at 7:30 AM to avoid large crowds and trade winds that can make for a bumpy ride and gives you plenty of time to plan another adventure in the day. Check in at the Kihei Boat Ramp, only 5 minutes away from most Wailea Resorts and within walking distance to the South Kihei Resorts. This location provides a quick 15-minute ride to Molokini.
On the way to Molokini, the crew will prepare and sanitize your snorkel gear, ensuring it fits correctly and you are comfortable. During your ride, there will also be instructions for the beginning snorkeler. Once you arrive at Molokini, you are immediately ready to dive in and get wet. The crew will join you, provide assistance, and show you the interesting things Molokini has to offer. They will answer any questions you have about the sea life and will strive to make sure you see plenty of interesting fish, coral, shells, and on rare occasions; turtles, whale sharks, white tip sharks and more.
ABOUT THE DESTINATIONS:
Defined as the ‘must-do’ adventure in Maui, Molokini crater provides world famous snorkeling and is home to more than 250 species of fish painted in every color of the rainbow, some of which can be found nowhere else on Earth. Formed from ancient volcanic eruptions it now serves as a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation Sanctuary, making Molokini a prime snorkeling destination. With crystal clear water visibility that can exceed 150 feet, Molokini allows snorkelers to witness an abundance of sea life and coral. Molokini is one of only three sheltered volcanic calderas in the world; its unique crescent shape provides a natural barrier against waves and currents inside the crater, providing excellent conditions for beginner to intermediate snorkelers.
A perfect end to your Molokini Snorkel adventure finishes with a swim over the Reefs End. The experience has been compared to “flying” as you swim over the crater’s edge to witness a massive drop from a few feet to more than 200 feet!
Time and weather conditions may permit a voyage to the backside of Molokini. It is home to majestic underwater ledges and vertical walls dropping down to over 300 feet in depth with a visibility that can exceed 150 feet. Snorkelers of the back wall have witnessed sites of black coral, interesting rocks, and evocative ledges as well as manta rays, sharks, whales, schools of butterfly fish, squirrel fish and much more. The backside of Molokini is a more open ocean experience providing an advanced snorkel adventure.
South Maui Coastline
The next adventure takes us along the pristine South Maui Coastline; providing an unparalleled view of Maui that only can only be experienced on the water looking back at the island. Beginning in Makena past Wailea and ending in Kihei, this is what makes boating such an unparalleled way to experience Hawaii.
Turtle Cleaning Station
Just when you thought you had seen it all, the next destination visits a Turtle Cleaning Station. Turtle Cleaning stations are spots in the reef area where certain types of fish eagerly nibble away at the parasites and algae that accumulates on the turtles. It is often common to the see the turtles swimming around or lying on the bottom with fish around them doing their cleaning work. Here you will have another opportunity to snorkel and on most occasions be able to swim with turtles as they come to the surface for air.