Calypso Molokini Snorkel

(3.9)
$130
Waterslide on the boat - need we say more? Kids love the glass bottom viewing ports and chocolate chip cookies too! Bonus, children get 35% off!
Why We Love It -  Waterslide on the boat - need we say more? Kids love the glass bottom viewing ports and chocolate chip cookies! Bonus, children get 35% off!

Maui's newest Snorkel Boat!


A comfortable ride, ease of entry in and out of the water, a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, an informative and educational island narration, and a professional captain and crew are but a few of the reasons this tour is the perfect choice for a great day out on the water.


Visit Maui's #1 snorkeling and diving destination Molokini Crater. Located 3 miles off the South shore of Kihei, and rising out of 300 feet of water, this extinct volcanic cone creates a unique experience in and out of the water. Many different species of marine life live within Molokini. Fish, urchins, harmless sharks, manta rays, and coral surrounded by crystal clear water all year round make Molokini a must do on your vacation activity list. Molokini is located inside a marine preserve which keeps the underwater world pristine.

Our second snorkeling spot of the day is Turtle Town which offers a unique experience to swim with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Calm blue water, beautiful coral and turtles make for a really fun and exciting time. After leaving Turtle Town we cruise down the south shore of Maui where our experienced captain gives an informative and historical narration covering celebrity homes, island history, and volcanic eruptions.

The Boat
  • Spacious, 149 passenger power cat designed by Incat Crowther in Australia and built by Navatek on the Island of Oahu.
  • 4000 square feet of comfortable, intimate and covered passenger seating spread throughout three separate decks, with tables for almost every seat.
  • 11 individual dive steps, each with its own handrail for safe and convenient entry into the water. The rear dive step is lowered into the water for ease of access.
  • Dedicated glass bottom viewing room with passenger seating and large glass bottom viewing windows
  • 2 water slides, including a “bow” water slide with an exciting drop.
  • Jump platform on the third deck, known as the “leap of faith”.
  • “Soft deck” flooring throughout all decks, which is easy on the feet
  • .Two fresh water showers.
  • Three restrooms, including an ADA/Handicapped accessible restroom.
Experience
  • Two site snorkel charter at Molokini and Turtle Town (weather permitting).
  • Approximately 1.5 hours at each site.
  • SNUBA (single dive) available for ages 10 and up (pay on board)
  • SCUBA available for either 1 or 2 tank certified SCUBA dives (pay on board)
  • Snorkel equipment, flotation devices and a “Snorkel 101” Course.
  • Videographer available for rent. Glass Bottom viewing windows and a water slide!
Food and Drinks
  • Breakfast includes ham/eggs, pastries, fruit, Kona coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and juices.
  • Lunch includes teriyaki glazed chicken sandwich or pulled pork BBQ sandwich, and macaroni salad. Vegetarian entrée available upon request (when booking).
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Sodas and juice
  • Alcoholic drinks available for purchase (pending approval of liquor license, Bring ID).
  • Great informative and historical narrative by our local crew!
To ensure safety we have a lifeguard in the water at all times watching over all our snorkelers and lending any assistance if needed. If you need additional entertainment after or instead of snorkeling, take advantage of our waterslide. It is so easy to use kids can have a blast all by themselves. If you don't want to snorkel, take a peek at the reef through our glass-bottom viewing port.
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Time 7:15 am - 12:15 pm
Check in at 6:45 am
Duration 5 hours
Location
Ma'alaea Harbor

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is required 24 hours in advance of tour time for parties of 5 or less, 48 hours in advance for parties of 6 to 8, and 72 hours in advance for parties of 8 or more, or full ticket price will be assessed.
 
At time of cancellation, a cancellation number will be issued and will be required for credit.



Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Restrictions

Entering and exiting the boat and accessing the on-board restrooms requires ascending and descending steep stairs.  Customers must have the necessary mobility to navigate this.


Frequently Asked Questions

Molokini Crater
Molokini is Maui's #1 snorkeling destination. Its crystal clear water, beautiful fish and unique scenery make Molokini epic for snorkeling and diving activities year around. Molokini is located 3 miles off the coast of South Maui. It is a Hawaii state marine life conservation district, home to more than 250 species of fish, many of which are endemic to this location. Manta rays, eels, harmless white tip and gray reef sharks also frequent the area. Molokini is also a bird sanctuary.

Turtle Town
South Maui Turtle town is located off the Kihei shoreline near the area referred to as Makena Landing. Turtle Town is said to be a cleaning station for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. A turtles shell can be over run by algae and other parasitic marine life. Regular cleaning is essential to their health and well being. Here turtles relax and have their shells cleaned by the local angelfish, tangs, wrasse and other algae eating fish that live amongst the coral.

Underwater cameras
Obviously pictures are a must on your Molokini snorkel adventure. How about underwater pictures? Look no further. We rent the high quality Olympus Tough underwater digital camera right on the boat. At 16 megapixels, these cameras offer unlimited video and still photos and are excellent at capturing fish, turtle and family members for later display on your Facebook page. $40 Rental Fee, includes DVD with all your pictures and video.

Wetsuits
Our 3mm wetsuits are not only great for keeping warm during snorkeling, they are also great flotation devices and they provide 100% uv sun protection. No need to reserve one early. We have plenty available on the boat. $10 for adults and children.

Glassbottom
Quicksilver features 4 glass viewing panels so you can see the marine life right through the bottom of the boat. This is a great option for people who do not intend on getting in the water but still want to take a peek at the reef. On rare occasions whales have been seen swimming under the boat on our whale watch tours.

Waterslide
Need a quick way into the water? Do your kids need entertainment? Look no further than the Quicksilver's waterslide. Its is located on the back of the boat next to our easy staircase into and out of the water so you and your kids can go around and around, down the slide and up the stairs, repeat to infinity and beyond!


Reviews

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(3.9)
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- May 2016 -

JoeanneJohn2005

This is the second time we took the 8 hour snorkelling cruise with Calypso Molokini Snorkel Maui. The Captain and his crew are friendly and knowledgeable. They are very conscientious of maritime safety for people and the marine animals. We saw several whales last time but due to calving season being over, none this time. Lots of beautiful fish and sea turtles. Breakfast and lunch are served on board and are quite enjoyable. The snokeling at Molikini was wonderful and had a great time at Turtle town too. A beautiful way to spend a day on the ocean and enjoy Maui. We'll be back next time we're on Maui.

(5.0)
- May 2016 -

Alistair B

This tour has turtle power! We booked this tour via our hotel concierge who gave us some great trips. The cruise leaves from Maalaea Harbor which is 45mins from Kaanapali. The boat leaves from slip 44 which is on the far side of the harbor. If you park near the boat it will cost you $12 for paid parking. We parked near the Aquarium for free which is only 5mins walk to slip 44. Calypso Molokini Snorkel is skippered by Brok who gives a fantastic talk about the islands and historical facts. Nice breakfast and lunch is served buffet style and a cheap bar with $2 beers and cocktails. This tour stops at two snorkel spots - Turtle Town where we saw over 12 different turtles and an abundance of fish. After and hour we sailed to Molokini which is a portion of an old volcano submerged in water. No turtles here but plenty of fish. Wetsuits are available at $3 and equipment is clean and in good working order. There is a morning trip departing at 6.45am or afternoon at 1.30pm. Go the morning as its less windy and great visability.

(5.0)
- May 2016 -

mofavreau

Saw some great fish, corals, whales and of course turtles! Captain and crew were wonderful.. Know just where To go and advise on specific areas to stay in for best viewing. Also how to keep everyone safe. Nice continental breakfast to start off on the way to molikini. If you get a little woozy they have ginger ale and instant dramamine on hand. We had an u expected whale sighting. Captain heard they were In the area from another boat so he stopped and just hung out for a bit and sure enough we spotted them. May 5th is kinda late so I didn't expect whales at all and there were two. Saw them fairly close along the top of water and rolling down to dive we saw their tails flip up out of the water. Super exciting. Lots of different fish species at molikini but a little crowded with people. Went to turtle town next and there were a bunch of turtles, huge. The coral in this spot is amazing. Tons of finger coral. Snorkeling from shore u just don't see this kind of coral and so abundant. On the ride back they served lunch. Simple, but pulled pork was great. Highly recommend the Mai tai too. They make them from scratch, not mix. Overall a great morning we were really glad we did it, and we don't usually do tours, preferring to explore on our own. This was a good one.

(5.0)

Stephanie D.

Loved, loved, loved it. We had such an amazing experience the staff was so awesome and friendly. We got there really early so we got the best seats. If you...

(5.0)

Lauren B.

We absolutely loved our trip on the Calypso Molokini Snorkel! We took the snorkel cruise to Lanai. The crew is incredibly courteous and all about safety and customer...

(5.0)

Margaret W.

Extremely superior service, delightful entertaining crew that goes above and beyond to ensure a good time but also ensures all safe, comfortable and having...

(5.0)
- Jan 2018 -

Denise Brauer

Just returned from the Lanai snorkel tour. It was fantastic!!!! Our crew was very helpful and patient with me, helping me with my mask, (I’m claustrophobic) and the wet suit. I especially appreciated that they had lifeguards in the water with us, in case of any emergency. The time allotted for snorkeling was just right. A good Breakfast was ready as soon as we got on board and lunch was just as good. The crew was knowledgeable and did a great job keeping us informed as to what to expect as the day unfolded. Our captain went out of his way to allow us the time to whale watch and it was spectacular! What a beautiful day on the ocean. Clean boat, great captain and crew, good food. Great job, Calypso Molokini Snorkel!!!

(5.0)
- Mar 2018 -

Mike McGann

Lanai Snorkeling...saw whales, dolphins, turtles, fish, great food, great music, friendly crew. Captain is very entertaining. Stopped for whales. Stopped for dolphins. Awesome trip!

(5.0)
- Jan 2018 -

David Johnson

This is the 1st time I have reviewed anything. I felt compelled to write a review based on the bad review I read about this Boat and crew. We did the Lanai snorkel cruise. This is an amazing crew! I have been to Maui a few times and always taken a cruise when here. This is the first time I booked a "larger" boat, and was worried it would be a over packed boat and spoil my day. It did not! This crew is "AMAZING"! Very professional and personal. We were out on the unfortunate day when the accidental alert was sent calling all boats back to harbor. This crew remained calm and in touch with the guests and kept our day from being ruined. We saw more whales, dolphins and sea life than I have ever seen before and the cruise was not rushed due to the morning being interrupted. I would recommend this boat and her crew with confidence. Their food was good and plentiful and the drinks were a bargain. My tip doubled my tab and to be honest should have been more. These people are fantastic and really want you to have a memorable trip with them. Thanks again.

(5.0)
- Apr 2018 -

Dileep Kumar

To be honest, the snorkeling tour was mediocre. First the pros: 1. We saw pod of dolphins swimming. 2. Reasonable breakfast and lunch. 3. Chopppy, but ok ride to and from. They give medicines for the potential seasick candidates. Now the disappointing factors: 1. The snorkeling location (off of lighthouse in Lanai) is mediocre at the best. Not much to see a few fishes of the same type here and there. No big schools of fish that I am used to see while snorkeling in Mexico. I honestly saw better variety off of Kapalua beach (including eels and a turtle) on our own. 2. The crew was overly aggressive in the use of floatation devices. In my past snorkeling trips, I've had only one floatation device under the belly. Here they made me put a life vest + one pool noodle under arms and one pool noodle to hold with both hands. I am 160 pounds... That arrangement could float a whale! And my hands were not free to take video/picture. 3. They made my wife so scared about safety (she's a swimmer, just not a strong one) that she chickened out taking our 3 year old for snorkeling even with both of them wearing life vest. The vest + 2 pool noodles + a floatation device for kid + the child itself is too much to handle. In addition they insisted on our 10 year old (who is a strong swimmer) to take care of the little one, since we were 'not strong swimmers'. Net net, my wife and little one missed the snorkeling. 4. Snorkeling time was advertised to be 90minutes, but we got only an hour. Not a big deal since there was nothing much to see anyway. 5. They also tell the non swimmers to stay near the boat, from where you can't see anything. Not sure why they insist that since they were wearing vests + noodles too. Overall I've had much better snorkeling experiences than this. If you are still keen, check where they are going to take you. The lighthouse place was a disappointment.

(3.0)
- Sep 2017 -

Heather Dawson

Where do I start? The crew was so friendly and helpful, it was my daughters first time on a large boat (she is ten), and her first time out in open waters, and they helped her and made her feel so comfortable, they really went above and beyond! Captain Kiwi was wonderful and informative/funny. The food was decent, but I wasn't there to eat, I was there for the experience, and they made it top notch! Highly recommend this excursion! Thanks again to the entire crew for helping my daughter and I build a great memory.

(5.0)