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, with world class snorkeling, all the amenities and an awesome crew. Book early, these sell out fast.

Rated the top TripAdvisor tour in the country!!

Snorkeling at Molokini Crater is a "must-do" and 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 coast line that is home to many Hawaiian honu (sea turtle). 

Departing from Ma'alaea Harbor, you will have an easy and fast 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 chosen #1 sailing company on Maui for over 42 years and chosen #1 Tour in America by TripAdvisor 2017! 

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 7:00am or 8:00am
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!

- 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...