Discover Molokini

Trilogy Excursions (4.7)
Ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls. Need we say more? Half price for kids 12 and under!
Check-in at 6:30am for one of the first trips to Molokini.
Lay down on the mesh netting between the hulls with your honey, it feels like your skimming over the water!
Why We Love It -  Our all around top pick for a trip to Molokini, all the amenities and an awesome crew. Book early, these sell out fast.

Discover one of Maui’s premier snorkeling destinations!!

Snorkeling the Molokini Crater will be a highlight of your Maui vacation! There is no better way to experience the beauty of the Hawaiian waters and this ancient crater than on a luxury sailing catamaran! There is ample room on our spacious vessels and you will visit two snorkeling locations - the crystal clear waters of Molokini and the remarkable shallows of the Maui coastline that is home to many Hawaiian honu (seaturtles).

Departing from Ma'alaea Harbor, you will have a fast and easy trip to the crater area. We will hoist the sails and take advantage of the consistent warm tradewinds that Maui is famous for. Come on out and discover for yourself why we have been voted Maui’s #1 sailing company for over 42 years.

Tour Includes
  • 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 - Teriyaki Grilled Chicken, Fresh Tossed Green Salad with Mom's Secret Dressing, Luau Rice and Hawaiian sweet 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 and gluten free meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation.
Vessel Details
  • Trilogy II - 64' Cutter Rigged Sailing Catamaran licensed for 84 passengers, average number of guests is 54 passengers.
  • Trilogy V - 55' Searunner/Sloop Rigged Catamaran licensed for 67 passengers, average number of guests is 45 passengers. 
  • Both offer covered cabin, cushioned seating inside and out, large galley, his/hers bathrooms, netting, custom swim steps
Tour Options
  • Upgrade +$69. SNUBA diving in Maui uses a unique, patented shallow water diving system that bridges the gap between snorkeling and scuba. Available to ages 8 years and up as an upgrade. Click here for more info.
Time 7:00 am or 8:00 am
Duration 5.5 hours
Location Ma'alaea Harbor

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).

**There are times that the weather will make snorkeling at Molokini Crater or the Maui Coast Line undesirable and dangerous. On these days, the Captain will choose the best alternate snorkel location.

Frequently Asked Questions


Review Summary
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- Apr 2016 -


We have taken trips with Trilogy the last 3 years that we have visited Maui (6 year time span). Trilogy is the best! This trip we went out whale watching with them and had a great time! We also took a trip out to Molokini and felt spoiled! They are so attentive to your every need. The Crew is friendly and knowledgeable. The food is great! The boats are beautiful and well kept. Every trip to Maui will always include a sail with Trilogy! Highly recommend!

- Mar 2016 -


First rate trip for our whole group! Our family (5 adults, 5 teens) had a great time. Wonderful trip out to Molokini - saw numerous whales while eating tasty fruit and coffee cake. Little crowded at the snorkel site but that's because it was spring break that week, not because of Trilogy. Our second stop at Turtle Town was even better - lots to see and not as many people. Staff pleasant and fun - attentive to safety but still kept everyone having a good time. Excellent service and great food too! Highly recommended!

- Feb 2016 -


Had the pleasure of taking the 7 am trip to Molokini with Captain Martin and his crew. Would definitely come back and do this again. Trip departs from Maalea Harbor which is not a bad drive from Kihei or Kapalua. The Captain was very informative throughout the trip and made sure we had a good time. Given the trade winds, the trip to Molokini can be quite difficult. The Captain communicated this to us and said that if it was too windy then we would snorkel at a second dive spot. We ended up being able to make it to Molokini, but also to the second dive spot. It was so much better than Molokini. Got to see some awesome fish and sea turtles. Even saw some whales. Had plenty of snacks on the boat and they provided a nice teriyaki chicken/fried rice/salad plate for lunch. Even some beers on the way back!

- May 2018 -

Valerie Streeb

We went on a snorkeling trip and it was a great experience. The boat was comfy, the food was delicious and restrooms were nice. The staff kept a close eye on the weaker swimmers and were immediately bringing in any struggling swimmers. The island was the first stop and was gorgeous with tons of fish, sea urchins, and coral. The second spot didn’t have much to offer and people returned to the boat rather quickly after getting into the water. They have a good reef safe sunscreen to use on the boat free of charge as the normal sunblock kills the coral and is a big no no.

- Jun 2018 -

Patrick Brown

We had a great day snorkeling at Molokini. The crew were excellent - polite and engaged while also laid back and fun. They were very knowledgeable about the area and provided great advice on where to find turtles and other marine life. The food was excellent too. We would book this tour again in a heartbeat.

- Jul 2018 -

Allie Morgan

My favorite thing we did on Maui. Kind and experienced staff, good food, and plenty of room to sit and enjoy the view — not to mention it was clear they cared about respecting and preserving their marine environment. Highly, highly recommend. Thanks Capt. Pat, Willie, and everyone else!

- 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!


Edward L.

Trilogy Tours Our half-day tour to Molokini was awesome! The Trilogy crew was friendly and fun. As soon as we arrived at the harbor, we were met by...


Miranda H.

We took two trilogy catamaran trips during our 11 day stay in Maui. Snorkeling on Lana'i - fun! The day started with cinnamon rolls and breakfast...


Talise D.

i couldn't have been more pleased with Trilogy excursions! I'm really glad we choose them to take for our catamaran trip! They are VERY organized and the...