Calypso Molokini Snorkel

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.
  • 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.
Time 7:15 am - 12:15 pm
Check in at 6:45 am
Duration 5 hours
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.


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.

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.

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.

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!


Review Summary
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- Oct 2019 -


Went on the Calypso because we had a diverse party (some very comfortable in the water, others not) and wanted a comfortable deck space. We definitely got what we wanted, including: comfortable seats, camera / photo services for rent, optical goggles (!), nice service, food, lots of floatation devices, and finally lots of wonderful aquatic life to see! We got super lucky with the weather and it was awesome. The staff on Calypso are incredibly helpful & friendly!! We loved the boat (esp. the slides & high jump!) Breakfast & lunch were great. The Crater got a bit crowded for snorkeling, but still plenty to see. LOVE the "sea boards" for kids so they can enjoy too. Definitely recommend this to all! Aloha!

- Oct 2019 -


The boat and the crew were fun and awesome! Really loved this as a cap to our vaca. Was disappointed we didn’t see turtles but they definitely make it a fun trip!

- Oct 2019 -

Jeff J

We took a party of 7 on a morning tour on Calypso to Molokini and Turtle Town. Fortunately we went on a calm day, which made for a smooth ride and clear waters. The crew is friendly and we felt very safe. Even while snorkeling, some of the guides hung out in the water on floats, helping anyone with issues, anti-fog spray, etc. The food was pretty good for a shipboard buffet. It was cool to see Molokini, tons of fish, but similar to what you’ll see along the Maui shoreline. In other words, you don’t need to take a tour just to snorkel. The snorkeling everywhere in Maui is very good. After the crater, we boated to Turtle Town and it delivered! -We saw 3 good size turtles and even more fish. Overall, we recommend this tour on the Calypso.


Paul R.

We just did the Lanai trip with seven adults and six kids age 6 months to 11 years. The surge was South surge was bad in Lanai so we North up the coast....


Melody W.

One of the best experiences in Maui! We got a recommendation for this snorkeling tour in Lanai from Kelly at Maui Tickets for Less and it was definitely a...


Zoe S.

What a day!! I booked a 2-hour whale watching for me and the family last minute (night before). Price was very affordable. $167 for 4 adults and 3 children....