Discover Olowalu

Trilogy Excursions (4.8)

Combine the best of both worlds: relaxation and adventure! Snorkel Olowalu and explore one of the largest turtle cleaning stations in Hawaii!

Join us on the perfect excursion that leaves room for you to fit more into your day. Conveniently depart from Lahaina Harbor and enjoy assorted tropical fruit as we set sail to Maui's mother reef - Olowalu*. This massive reef south of Lahaina is over 1,000 acres in size and has corals over 1500 years old.

Olowalu is special for many reasons, most notably for its Turtle cleaning station and its mass production of coral polyps. Snorkeling Olowalu is one of the very best sites on Maui! After working up an appetite, you are served a BBQ chicken lunch - dine in leisure and relax out in the sun as your crew serves you cold drinks.

Capacity is limited in order to give everyone plenty of space for lounging and personalized attention throughout the trip. *If weather prevents us from exploring Olowalu, we will choose the next best location.

  • 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

  • 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 Blue 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 9:00 am
Saturday and Sunday
Duration 4 hours
Location Lahaina 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).

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- Mar 2018 -


Snorkel cruise today to Olowalu reef. The crew was excellent and extremely attentive. We saw excellent Humpback Whale action on the way to and from Olowalu Reef. The crew members were very knowledgeable about the whale behavior we witnessed. The grilled chicken, brown rice and salad lunch was very good. Plenty of food to go around. The snorkeling on the reef was awesome. We saw sea turtles hanging out in the "cleaning station". I recommend this trip to others and will do this again myself in the future. Please protect the reefs and enjoy the beauty that Maui offers.

- May 2018 -


We had too little time on Maui to be able to take a whole day or longer trip. However, we did opt for one of their half-day excursions (to Olowalu) and it was brilliant. We really wish we’d been able to take a longer trip! Captain Emily and her crew were extremely welcoming and attentive. We were very lucky that the day we went out it was a relatively quiet trip, meaning the catamaran felt extremely spacious and rather luxurious. This was also helped by the friendly crew and delicious cinnamon rolls served up as we made our way to the snorkelling destination. Once at the reef, we had the memorable experience of swimming with sea turtles, as well as getting to see a whole array of brightly coloured fish on the coral. All the equipment and tutorials from the crew were excellent (one of us had never snorkelled before, but felt very confident after help from the crew). On the return sail, the food and drink were flowing (including beer and cocktails, plus plenty of other non-alcoholic beverages). The food was to a much higher standard than we had anticipated! All in all, the whole trip has left us with friendly memories of this holiday. Swimming with turtles has felt like an amazing privilege! We would love to return to Maui again in the future, and if we do we would definitely book another sailing.

- Apr 2018 -


We've done the Excursions tour to Laini a few times and have really enjoyed it. We've recommended it to many - who have also done it and enjoyed it. This time we decided to do the snorkeling trip to Olowalu. It was awesome! Of course the boat and crew were excellent - as we knew they would be. We happened to do this on April Fools Day / Easter. The weather and water were amazing - which always helps. We spent some time cleaning up a large snag just outside of the harbor before settling sail for the reef. We'd heard the reef was great snorkeling - and we've been to most of the best places around - and now we have a new favorite. This was unbelievable - like an aquarium. We saw all the usual (except dolphins for some reason). At first they played down the likelihood of seeing whales - and by the time we were done we had to navigate between them to get back! Again, this turned out to be one of the highlights on our trip to Maui.


Brandon S.

Simply the best snorkel adventure I have ever been on. The boat was amazing. The captain was hilarious. Nick and the crew were funny and helpful. The...


Nessa M.

Ok... what?! We literally JUST left our snorkeling trip with Trilogy and I couldn't wait to post a review. Their service was superb!! It is so worth EVERY...


sandy m.

On 8/28/19, we did the cruise to Lanai. The crew (Captain "Turtle" Brian; Angelo; Aquaman; Ali and the rest we're soooooo awesome!! Best trip ever! We had a...