Dolphins, turtles, sea caves, remote snorkeling sights including La Perouse Bay and up to 3 Molokini snorkel spots including the backside of Molokini. Trip includes breakfast, lunch, beverages and snorkel gear.
Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure.
|Location||Kihei Boat Ramp|
100% refundable if cancelled at least 48 hours before check-in. Changes or cancellations should be made through the modify or cancel buttons on your booking confirmation.
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.
No pregnant passengers or those with back or neck problems. No Children under 4 years of age; adult supervision required for those under 12. No wheel chair accommodations or service animals.
We took the combined Kanaio Molokini tour 5.5 hrs. Captain Joe was amazing, assistant Ben- not so much, kind of dull. Met at the dock in the AM- could have been a little more organized. Then boarded the small boat- amazing tour of the south part of the island and lava, detailed explanations throughout entire tour by Joe. Clearly he loves his job and passionate about Maui. After lava tour- muffins, drinks and fruit. We then snorkeled initially in the bay. beautiful fish and corral. Waves were intermittent but fun. Didn't get nauseous at all. Then Molokini- couldn't snorkel backside too rough, but along reef was some of the most amazing snorkeling we had done. Beautiful wall and drop off, 1000's of fish, all species, eels. Then off to turtles, saw numerous amazing turtles along another reef by the shore. All in all well worth the cost, will definitely repeat next time in Maui.
We took the Kanaio/Molikini tour (5.5 hours) the first week in September with Captain Tim and Stephanie. They were professional but fun, and very enthusiastic for us to have a great morning with them. When we started, the water was extraordinarily calm, so we got a fantastic view of the lava cliffs and the coastline. By the time we got to Molikini, it was much rougher, and the crew made the best of making sure we got to snorkel safely by changing our plans slightly. In no way were we gypped, and we were happy to have great snorkeling in a location where we could enjoy it. The boat was clean, the lunch was good, and it was a really nice group on board. This cruise was good for snorkeling but also for the fine opportunity to see the coastline from the water and to hear about the history and geology and animals of Maui. Plus the boat leaves from the boat ramp in Kihei, a plus since we stayed in Kihei. Definitely a great experience and a good price for that experience.
We went on the Kanaio / Molokini trip in March of 2018. The staff greeted us promptly at 6:30 at the boat launch and after a quick description and safety briefing we were on our way. Before you book this tour, note that they use small boats which give an intimate and up-close experience with the water. There is also limited space on the boat to keep things dry so make sure you pack accordingly. We then got into the boat with captain Larry and Spencer who treated everyone on the boat to a first class experience, great customer service and really good jokes. The first stop was to go and visit the lava flows of the Kanaio coast. During the trip to the flows we saw some whales which the captain stopped for to let the sightseers take pictures and view the whales, at which point we continued. Due to the small size of the boat, our captain was able to get up close and personal with the rock formations and gave a brief description of how the flows had formed. Following that was a light breakfast and some snorkelling in La Persouse Bay, with a nice reef. The next stop was to Molokini, where we snorkelled along the back wall with its deep, clear water, multiple ledges of coral, and a large school of fish near the surface. We were unable to snorkel on the inside of Molokini due to the weather conditions (the choppiness of the water inside the crater) however the Bluewater team was able to ensure that we were able to still see some great sights at Molokini. Next stop was along the coast near Makena, where we snorkeled a reef and were greeted by the sight of ~4 sea turtles, capping off the snorkelling portion of the adventure. The final stop was to another bay where a light lunch of sandwiches was served where we were given the opportunity to interact with Larry and Spencer and they told us more of the history of the area along with other sights to see on Maui. A quick return to the dock and a very professional and practiced method of disembarkation ended this trip very nicely. I highly recommend this company and tour to anyone who wants an intimate experience with great snorkeling and experienced, friendly staff.
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