This relaxing, two-hour excursion gives you time to enjoy a delicious meal, explore the incredible craft, listen to great island-style music, and watch the sun go down from your place on top of the waves! Book your sunset dinner cruise in Maui online today!
MOLOKINI CRATER SNORKELING TOUR
- Special Offer Pricing!
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 4-12
- Small Children Ages 0-3 1 Free Child Per Paying Adult
JOIN US FOR AN EPIC MOLOKINI CRATER SNORKELING ADVENTURE!
A Molokini snorkeling adventure aboard Calypso is the most fun on Maui! This stable, high-speed, triple-decker catamaran will get you to two snorkel sites fast: Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, and with all the equipment you need and plenty of food on board, what more could you ask for?
You’ll be welcomed aboard by our friendly crew and enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast. After everyone is settled in, it’s off to the most popular underwater destination in Maui for some morning Molokini snorkeling! While you’re enjoying the feel of the ocean wind in your hair, from December through April, watch the horizon for the incredible humpback whales!
Even if you’ve never snorkeled before, or are not a strong swimmer, you can still snorkel! The crew will patiently instruct you on how to use the snorkel gear. If you don’t want to snorkel or swim, the Calypso has a glass bottom in one section, so you can watch your friends and the fish. If you decide to join them later, reaching the water is simple. Wide staircases are lowered through the water’s surface. If you’d rather go express, the boat also has two water slides and a second deck jumping-off point.
After your Molokini morning snorkeling, Calypso will whisk you to Turtle Town – a second snorkeling spot. Off the south side of Maui, Turtle Town is home to a plethora of large sea turtles as well as dynamic reef fish. For lunch we serve turkey and ham Hawaiian sweet roll sliders with Mediterranean pasta salad, chocolate chip cookies, and triple chocolate brownie bites. The vegetarian option is Hawaiian sweet roll sliders with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado mayo. Unlimited ice-cold soda, juice and water are served all day long. And just when you think the trip couldn’t possibly get better, they come around with chocolate chip cookies.
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Molokini Crater is located between the islands of Maui and Kaho’olawe. This beautiful site is not only home to several fish species, but many species of birds, as well! The crater is a designated Marine Life Conservation District and bird preserve, so no fishing or climbing on the crater is allowed, but wearing flippers and a mask to watch the fish is perfectly wonderful.
The inner curve of the crater shelters a huge reef where the visibility is often more than 100 feet – perfect for snorkeling! Fish of all kinds will swim by, busily conducting their beautiful business. While you’re exploring, you may see parrotfish, black triggerfish, and longnose butterflyfish. An underwater photographer will be swimming in the mix too, capturing you and your friends/family discovering one of the coolest places on the planet!
- Mixed fruit, mixed muffins, and pastries
- Ice-cold soda, juice, and water
- Coffee and tea
Deli Sandwich Lunch
- Turkey and ham Hawaiian sweet roll sliders with Mediterranean pasta salad, chocolate chip cookies, and triple chocolate brownie bites. The vegetarian option is Hawaiian sweet roll sliders with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, alfalfa sprouts, and avocado mayo. (Vegetarian option must be ordered at the time of booking)
- Ice-cold soda, juice, and water
- Coffee and tea
- Professional and experienced captain and crew
- Use of top-quality snorkel gear and flotation devices
- Whale watch (Seasonal December-April)
- Informative and historical narration
- Two restrooms
- Two freshwater showers
- Water slide
- Jumping platform
- Alcoholic beverages are available to purchase for $3.00 each. Must be 21+ with a valid photo ID
- Wetsuits are available to rent for $10.00 each
- Underwater cameras are available to rent for $75.00 each
- Dramamine is available for purchase 2 tablets for $5.00
- T-shirts available for purchase for $20.00
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Parking fees
- Reef-safe sunscreen
- Valid photo ID – required for passengers 21+ who will be drinking alcoholic beverages
- Cash if you plan to tip the crew
- The ride to the snorkel location is approximately 45-minutes. If prone to sea sickness, please prepare accordingly
- Snorkel locations are determined daily by our captains based on weather, swell, and many years of experience in Maui waters
- Wildlife sightings, while likely, are not guaranteed
- For vegetarian, gluten-free meals, or any other special dietary need please call (808-661-9937) at time of booking
- With your safety as a top priority alcohol is served once the snorkel portion of the tour is complete
- Wheelchair accessible, however all surfaces are not wheelchair accessible (uneven terrain, stairs, etc.)
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
- Most travelers can participate
- Basic swimming skills recommended
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
TWO WATER SLIDES!
As if your Molokini snorkeling tour couldn’t get any more fun, Calypso sports two exciting water slides. One zips you straight up and off the bow with a thrilling drop. The other is a bit calmer, but still quite fun. The whole family can go up and down, and around and around all day. Slide, shout, splash, swim, climb stairs, and do it again. Why not? You’re on vacation!
EASY OCEAN ACCESS!
Almost every place you look, Calypso has created a path straight to the place you want to be – the ocean! 11 individual dive stairs lead you right to the water, and each has its own handrail for a convenient entry and exit. The rear dive step is particularly cool. It’s lowered directly into the sea, which is quite similar to boats visiting the Great Barrier Reef! You’re going to love it.
LARGE SHADY CABIN!
We understand you want to work on your tan, but there’s a good chance you’ll need a break from the island sun at some point. No worries! Calypso’s got you covered – literally! The shady main cabin gets plenty of airflow, and will provide all the respite you need. You’ll find comfortable chairs, tables to accommodate groups of all sizes, and – of course – the tasty food and drink counter.
Our crew members are advanced ocean explorers, and they will explain the snorkel equipment they provide. You will be outfitted with a snorkel set that fits to your face and feet, and you will learn what to expect on your first float above the reef. Feel free to ask questions throughout your Molokini snorkeling tour. When you are ready to hop in, go for it!
First and foremost, we focus on safety. Calypso is a United States Coast Guard certified passenger vessel. We take care to abide by all the USCG applicable rules and regulations, and we carry all the necessary safety equipment that is required. We also provide safety instructions and information about the snorkel sites and the boat.
Once the boat stops, you can take advantage of one of the rarest amenities of any boat in Maui. Descend beneath the lower deck into Calypso’s glass-bottom viewing room. Four panels of large aquarium-style glass transform the ocean into, well, an aquarium! There is space to sit, relax, and really take in the lovely coralline views. Bring the younger kids so they can see what their older siblings are discovering outside the boat.
4,000 square feet of comfortable, intimate and covered seating is found on three separate decks. There are tables for most every seat. Each deck is outfitted with speakers, so no matter where you’d care to sit, you will be able to hear the narration, safety information, and jokes from captain and crew. For the best tan and the best views, go up to the top deck. When you return to your seat after your ocean adventure, no worries – every chair was made to get wet and still feel cozy.
Should you care to spend your water time strictly on the surface, Calypso’s got all kinds of ways to float you. Included in your Molokini snorkeling tour are pool noodles, float belts, boogie boards, and life vests of all sizes. Wetsuits can help you float, too, and they are available to rent. For the whippersnappers, we’ve got kickboards complete with viewing windows! These boards are so comfy, kids have been known to nap on them while checking out the fishes.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!
Imagine yourself happily spent after snorkeling Maui’s blue waters and exploring the huge boat you’ve been riding. You’ve made friends with the fun, responsive, and dynamic captain and crew. You and your family are relaxing in the shady cabin when out of the blue, your favorite crew member brings around a delightful surprise – cookies! We can tell you from tasty experience that biting into a chocolate chip cookie is a fantastic way to end an incredible day at sea. And take heart – we have plenty to go around!
TWO FRESHWATER SHOWERS!
Once your Molokini and Turtle Town snorkeling sessions are complete, and you’re pau playing in the sea, it’s super nice to rinse off all the salt. “Pau” means “finished” in Hawaiian, and Calypso has two freshwater showers available for you to use. The shower water is warm, too!
2ND DECK JUMP PLATFORM!
Are you a daredevil, or do you want to be? On Calypso’s high second deck, the “leap of faith” awaits. Do you think you’re ready to take the leap?
Calypso is equipped with three restrooms – known as “marine heads” once you’re aboard any boat. The heads are located on the lower, main deck for your convenience.