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.

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Review Summary
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- Oct 2019 -


Perfect Day! This excursion was an 11 out of a scale of 10. We took the 8 am catamaran out of the harbor. The staff were so friendly and provided the beat service. We didn’t expect continental breakfast with fruit and warm cinnamon buns - yum and forget the diet. The staff waited on everyone. Then we reached Molokai and were able to swim out to the right edge where the coral and fish were so beautiful. Then we swam to where the water drops to depths greater then the eye can see under water. I saw the most amazing blue color and the coral and fish along the ocean walls were cool. The hour flew bye. Next we headed to Turtle point and swam along the lava tubes from depths of 100 ft to ten feet. The water was clear and you could see every detail of the bottom. Lunch and refreshments was next and we popped up the sail and headed back to the marina. I highly recommend...

- Oct 2019 -


The snorkeling excursion that we did with Trilogy was one of our top experiences from our recent trip to Maui. They day that we had was pretty perfect - we had great weather and were able to see a monk seal and a turtle while snorkeling. We arrived early and were the second group on the boat. When you check-in, they have each group sign in and then you are allowed on the boat. They ask that you leave your bag / extra items in the cabin below and then you can grab a seat on the deck. While there is plenty of room for everyone (about 50 people), there are about ten 2-person tables that are the prime spots. We were able to get a table which was nice to have, especially when we ate lunch. There are beverages (coffee / juice / water) when you arrive and they serve breakfast (cinnamon rolls / fruit) while the boat is en route to Molokini. Once we arrived at Molokni, there was about 45 minutes to snorkel. This location has good visibility and we saw coral, fish and the monk seal. We then went to another location and had about the same amount of time. While the visibility was not as clear, we did see a turtle! On the way back to the harbor, the crew serves lunch and drinks. They provide plenty of food and it is very good (chicken, rice, Caesar salad, roll). Ice cream is served for dessert. We really appreciated that the crew served us and we did not have to get up and/or stand in a buffet line. During the last 30 minutes of the trip, the captain raised the sails on the boat and we enjoyed a leisurely trip, basking in the sun, music and cold drinks. The crew was friendly and they worked very hard, each taking on different roles throughout the day. One other item to mention is that Trilogy provides a photographer on board the boat. The photographer takes pictures of all of the guests and also gets in the water to take underwater photos. You then have the ability to purchase the rights to the photos, which we decided to do. It was nice to keep our phones below deck and still know that we would have plenty of pictures from the trip.

- Sep 2019 -

Grace C

We had an incredible trip on the Trilogy for snorkeling in Molokini and a trip to Turtle Town. The staff were funny and helpful, providing a great level of service. We were not experienced snorklers but the instructions were very clear. Best of all, the views from the boat and the snorkling experience were AWESOME!! Molokini is like putting your face in the water and watching Finding Nemo live :) We loved it and I'll be back any time I come to Maui.


Lola J.

I don't like boat cruises. They're crowded and cheesy. Trilogy excursions redefines the boating experience. **Room to sit and watch the water in peace....


Beth H.

The reviews are spot on. This is the best tour on the island. We had such a great time. The staff was amazing. The boat was perfect. Not too many people....


Kelly K.

THE BEST! We had so much fun on our whale watch tour on 01/29/2020. We departed from Ka'anapali Beach and did the early tour. It was very convenient for...