4 Hour Kanaio Coast

(4.4)
$115
Ages 4 and up
We can?t accommodate pregnant passengers, fragile elderly, or those with back or neck problems. And there are no wheel chair accommodations or provisions for service animals.

Pristine coastal reefs and magical coastline. Get away from the crowds.


Snorkel remote coves, pinnacles, and bays experienced by few and inaccessible by car. Sightsee the crystalline volcanic formations of Maui's most recent lava flows. This trip includes snorkeling at dolphin and turtle habitats, lunch, beverages and snorkel gear.


The Kanaio Coast Tour offers an opportunity to explore a rarely seen part of Maui, The Volcanic Kanaio Coast and a variety of remote exotic snorkeling sites, including both spinner dolphin and green sea turtle habitats.

The Kanaio Sea Caves
Passengers can expect a rare treat as they tour along Maui's Gold Coast past Wailea and Makena to a remote and inaccessible coastline with spectacular views of the slopes of Haleakala. About 200 years ago at Kanaio, molten lava exploded from a side vent and poured into the ocean forming incredible lava arches, grottos and sea caves. Experience entering a sea cave by raft or passing through a massive lava arch (conditions permitting)! Photographers will delight with the array of unique formations that await at every turn.

Cruise the protected waters of La Perouse Bay where we frequently encountering schools of spinner dolphins, including babies, along the way or in the bay itself. Named for their acrobatics, these playful mammals will frolic in the waves produced by our boat sometimes only a few feet from the bow! On many occasions, our snorkelers have been approached by the dolphins while in the water. This is a visual and auditory experience that one never forgets!

One of several remote snorkeling sites may be offered (time and conditions permitting) such as the La Perouse Pinnacle, which is teaming with fish. Each site has a unique underwater terrain and a variety of marine life.

Turtles & Lunch!
We make one more stop in Makena where we serve a delicious buffet lunch and snorkel with sea turtles and spotted eagle rays near pristine lava fingers. These turtles, although endangered and protected, are accustomed to seeing snorkelers and do not mind being photographed as they surface for air just a few feet away. Explore the sea caves and lava arches of Maui's remote and rugged Kanaio Coast on the most challenging and invigorating snorkeling adventure that Maui has to offer. Discover secret coves abundant with coral, colorful tropical fish, and exotic marine life.

Food
Breakfast on the Kanaio tour consists of assorted fresh island fruit, muffins, Hawaiian fruit juices, and bottled water. Lunch is deli style consisting of turkey and roast beef, veggies & dip, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, whole wheat buns, and condiments with a delicious homemade style chocolate chip cookie. Beverages are Hawaiian fruit juices and bottled water.

The Ride
Blue Water Rafting has been offering a variety of high adventure snorkeling and sightseeing tours since early 1985. Due to the range of sea conditions encountered and the lively nature of the ride, these tours are not recommended for people with limiting physical conditions. People with previous or current back or neck injuries, recent major surgeries, or are pregnant, should not book the tour and will not be allowed on board.

Weather Conditions
Tours depart rain or shine. Inclement weather conditions are usually temporary and rain gear is provided. Cancellations due to weather are extremely uncommon and all parties are instructed to appear at the boat ramp no matter what the current weather conditions. These tours are best reserved for those who are adventurous in spirit and in reasonably good physical condition. Destinations are weather permitting and alternate sites may be chosen. However, it is rare for us not to reach our destination whether it be Molokini or Kanaio. If the captain deems the conditions to be unsafe for departure, a full refund will apply. No shows are non-refundable.

Our Rafts
Our fast, stable, unsinkable, rigid hull, inflatable rafts carry up to 24 passengers and are powered by environmentally friendly, smoke-free, twin Honda 4 stroke 225 HP outboard motors. Parties wishing to guarantee a particular boat may opt for a private charter. All boats have easy boarding ladders and have approximately 60% shaded canopies.

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Time 7:00 am
Check-in 30 minutes prior
Duration 4 hours
Location Kihei Boat Ramp

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

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.


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.


Restrictions

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Accommodate People With Disabilities?
Unfortunately this may not be the tour for you.  We can?t accommodate pregnant passengers, fragile elderly, or those with back or neck problems. And there are no wheel chair accommodations or provisions for service animals.

What Kind Of Rafts Do You Use?
Our fast, stable, unsinkable, rigid hulled, inflatable boats are all powered with environmentally friendly, smoke free, twin Honda 4 stroke 225 HP outboard motors. CLOUD IX is a 27? ALMAR RAIV carrying up to 24 passengers KANALOA and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, are 30? ALMAR RAIVs also carrying up to 24 passengers. Parties wishing to guarantee a particular boat may opt for a private charter. All boats have easy boarding ladders and are approx. 60% shaded by canopies.

Is There A Minimum Age Requirement?
Child age limit: 4 years minimum. (adult supervision required under 12) Children under 4 years may be accommodated on Private Charters (no infants).

What Is Your Policy Regarding Weather?
Tours depart rain or shine. Inclement weather conditions are usually temporary and rain gear is provided. Cancellations due to weather are extremely uncommon and all parties are instructed to appear at the boat ramp no matter what the weather seems to them.These tours are best reserved for those who are adventurous in spirit and in reasonably good physical condition. Destinations are weather permitting and alternate sites may be chosen. However, it is rare for us not to reach our destination whether it be Molokini or Kanaio. If the captain deems the conditions to be unsafe for departure, a full refund will apply. No shows are non-refundable.

Is Breakfast and/or Lunch Included?
On tours less than 3 hours, only beverages are included. For longer tours, lunch is deli style consisting turkey and roast beef, veggies & dip, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, whole wheat buns, and condiments with a delicious homemade style chocolate chip cookie. Beverages are Hawaiian fruit juices and bottled water. Breakfast on the Kanaio/ Molokini consists of assorted fresh island fruit, muffins, Hawaiian fruit juices, and bottled water. Kanaio Coast Tour has a fruit and beverage break between sightseeing and snorkeling.PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol allowed on board.


Reviews

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(4.4)
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- Jun 2018 -

peter_green40

Our family of five had a great time on the 4 hour Makena Coast/Snorkel tour. Captain Tim and Spencer were legendary!!

(5.0)
- May 2018 -

Nancy B

We did the 4 hour Konaio coast tour. Tim and Spencer were a fabulous guide/captain team. I thought they were nuts on the way out because the water was very rough, but they knew what they were doing and made sure everyone had a great time. We snorkeled several reefs, seeing a great array of fish and even swam with 4 turtles. The snacks/lunch were great. These smaller boats are a much better way to go than the cattle call catamarans.Be ready for adventure, relax, and enjoy the day!

(5.0)
- May 2018 -

Matt V

What a fantastic tour! We did the 4-hour Kanaio Coast tour and thankfully, with winds blowing from the north, cinditions on the Kanaio Coast were calm enough to get up close to some incredible lava formations. The tour is something like a walk back through the recent volcanic history of Maui, with our knowledgeable guide Toby pointing out areas of lava from eruptions 200, 400 and 600 years ago. The water on this coast is incredibly pristine as there are no discharges from human habitation. Snorkelling here one can see numerous fish species but perhaps not quite as many as parts of the coast around Kihei. Not to matter as the second snorkelling stop south of Kihei has sea turtles and a great quantity of reef fish. Getting up so close to the turtles was certainly a highlight for our 13 year old daughter. A great tour, exceptionally well guided with cracking humor as well.

(5.0)

Justine W.

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Our Captain and guide, Casey and Brian, were awesome!! They were so personable, funny, and knowledgeable of the crater and marine life....

(5.0)

Ken F.

The snorkeling was incredible! Molokini is a 5 star location! This company...not so much. Captain Joe was chill and okay, but I need to point out that he...

(2.0)

Victoria M.

Best snorkel trip in 15 years of coming to Maui My son and I took the five hour trip that takes you up close and personal with the Kanaio Coast and 4...

(5.0)