Discover Kaanapali

Trilogy Excursions (4.7)
Board off the beach, plenty of kids on board. There is also a 50% discount for children!

Snorkel the protected bays of West Maui with convenient loading off Kaanapali Beach.

Jump on board only few miles from some of Maui's best snorkel sites.  Our experienced crew will choose the best location for the day and give you personalized instruction, ensuring you're confidently swimming among the fish in no time!

Ka'anapali Beach is one of the world's most celebrated beaches is the starting point for this popular snorkel sail. Due to the convenient beach loading, this half-day ocean adventure gets you to some of Maui's best dive sites quickly for swimming and snorkeling. With spectacular views of Moloka'i, Lana'i and the majestic West Maui Mountains as a backdrop, Discover Ka'anapali is a photographer's dream! From the pristine waters of Honolua Bay* to the expansive shallows of Olowalu*, Maui's Mother Reef, the west coast of Maui offers some of Hawai'i's most unspoiled coral reef ecosystems known for their abundance of honu (the Hawaiian green sea turtle).  

Ka'anapali is ideally located for enjoying the many ocean adventures we offer including sailing, snorkeling, and whale watching. And it is the only location where we actually pick up and drop off guests directly from the beach. Some of the best Maui snorkel sites are only a few miles away and our crew will choose the best destination for that day. Our experienced and dedicated crew are masters of teaching first time snorkelers, and if you're an old pro and want an underwater experience that goes beyond snorkeling, you may want to try SNUBA, one of our most popular upgrades. With those famous Maui tradewinds just a few hundred yards off shore, our crew wastes no time in hoisting sail and getting into some serious sailing! Finally, even if you are not staying on or near Ka'anapali beach, our later morning departures give you plenty of time to make the drive from any part of the island. 

  • Premium Snorkel Equipment
  • Optional SNUBA upgrade
  • Personal Instruction
  • 2 snorkel sites for variety and to avoid the crowd
  • Whale Watching December - April
  • Free wetsuit tops for everyone on board
  • For safety purposes passengers are required to wear a type of flotation while snorkeling. We offer two comfortable options for guests to choose from
  • Personal attention to each one of our guests

Food and beverage

  • Breakfast - Mom Coon's 4th generation recipe Cinnamon Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Kona Coffee, Hot Tea, Hot Cocoa & Pineapple Juice.
  • Lunch - Captain Coon's hot BBQ teriyaki chicken *GF, fresh tossed green salad with Mom's secret dressing, vegetarian luau rice *GF, and assorted rolls
  • Beverages - wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.  For guests ages 21 years and older, two premium beverages are included on the return sail!*Must have I.D. present. Bar Includes: Moloka'i Mule, Lana'i Tai, Locally Brewed Beer, and White Wine. 
  • Dietary restrictions - Vegetarian and vegan meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation. *GF- gluten free 
Time 8am
Check-in 15 minutes before scheduled tour
Duration 5 hours
Location Ka'anapali

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

1 - 8 Guests = Must cancel 48 Hours prior to trip departure time 
9 or more Guests = Must cancel 72 Hours prior to trip departure time  
Or full amount will be charged for your tour.

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.
No wheelchairs or walkers permitted (small or collapsable cane okay).

Frequently Asked Questions


Review Summary
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- Apr 2016 -

Jill G

Trilogy always does an amazing job with excellent food, costumer service and of course great snorkeling. The Discover Kaanapali tour was great with a take off from Kaanapali Beach! We had a fantastic trip to Honolua and Slaughterhouse Bay with great fish and turtle sightings. The trip was capped off with some great whale watching despite the late season. Kudos to the crew: Adam, Lowell, Mike and Captain Kevin.

- Feb 2016 -


On Valentine's Day we enjoyed the Kaanapali snorkel Trilogy tour. This ways my fifth time to Maui and my fifth Trilogy sail trip. Captain Kevin, Captain Carrie, Lowell and Randy did an outstanding job! They take the time to learn your name. trilogy is known for great customer service and this tour certainly lived up to that standard. We did the snuba option. Randy was extremely patience with us as we became comfortable with the snuba gear. He gave us great tips and took great care of us. Outstanding job by captain Kevin and the crew on the return back to the departure beach as we actually has the pleasure of sailing. This is always my number one activity for Maui.

- Aug 2014 -

Tom H

My son & I (mom needed a day to herself) embarked on the Kaanapali snorkel trip from Trilogy on August 14th. This was the second year in a row we did this trip and it was great!!! As usual the crew was exceptional: Capt. Kevin, Capt. Katie, Thomas & Ryan did a great job of catering to our every need. Can't wait until next year to book this trip again.

- Feb 2018 -

Jodi James

This was a great day, great cruise and exceptional crew. Each member of the crew showed off their talents and shined. Our captain made us feel safe and made some tough calls due to unusual weather. A large contingent was sea sick while other were skilled divers. The crew brought us home under sail after an experience that was the best we could have. February is whale season, members of the crew shared facts about the whales, the islands history and the sport.

- Dec 2017 -

Rich Grof

WE HAD A BLAST! If you are interested in trying snorkeling, don't start at the local beach. We tried that and found the waves were to much for us. On this cruise you'll get great service and they know where to go based on the weather and the ocean's conditions. We had a photographer on board, Aaron, and his shots we're fantastic. Don't bother bringing a underwater camera. Aaron took shots of my wife and I swimming together and added a bunch of great shots of us that I didn't know he was taking. We bought the package and it was well worth it. We had our mother in law with us and she had a great time too. Happy Swimming!

- Dec 2017 -

Glen P

To celebrate Sue and my 50th Wedding Anniversary, our daughter booked a sunset dinner cruise on the Trilogy II last evening for us and visiting relatives from England. I say without reservation that it was the absolute best cruise any of us had ever experienced! The boat is incredibly smooth, the food and drink were first class and best of all, the crew were attentive, funny, and informative. Along the way, we experienced whales spouting and breaching, a beautiful sunset and an incredible bright full rainbow that passed through the moon! I know this all sounds too good to be true, but it really did happen. Thank you, Trilogy, you were awesome and made this a trip we will never forget.

- Jan 2018 -

Sean Mathews

The entire experience top to bottom was off the charts. Cool giant catamaran, great staff and picturesque destinations. I'm mean where else can you dive an extinct volcano and then go swim with green turtles through dead hollow lava tubes! You can find prettier coral in the Caribbean and other places - that's a reality - however it'll be hard to surpass the experience my wife and I had. All the boys were professional, courteous and friendly. You felt safe throughout the entire adventure, and they're was good food and drinks. Total package. Compleat blast, I've got a shirt and pics to prove it;)

- Feb 2018 -

Jim VanDyke

We went on a classic 50 person tourist trip out to Mokini crater. All aspects of the tour were well executed, but overall it is a mediocre experience. The snorkeling is nothing to write home about and the boat ride is long. The staff did try and succeed at finding turtles for us to see while snorkeling on the way back from the crater. The experience could be improved by not playing loud music while going to/from the crater. Although you go on a sailboat, they use the engines most of the time. For the short time we mailed it was really nice...except from the awful music.


Wendy W.

Amazing experience. It's a year later and I'm finally getting around to writing my review. We had such a great experience with Trilogy that booking our...


Warren V.

Refund my money and I will consider updating my review based on your customer service. We booked a reservation for many months ahead of our vacation....


Adele B.

We had a great time on this catamaran going from Maui to Lanai. The crew and staff were outstanding and very efficient. They served pineapple juice and...