A comfortable ride, ease of entry in and out of the water, a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, an informative and educational island narration, and a professional captain and crew are but a few of the reasons this tour is the perfect choice for a great day out on the water.
|Time||7:15 am - 12:15 pm
Check in at 6:45 am
Cancellation is required 24 hours in advance of tour time for parties of 5 or less, 48 hours in advance for parties of 6 to 8, and 72 hours in advance for parties of 8 or more, or full ticket price will be assessed.
At time of cancellation, a cancellation number will be issued and will be required for credit.
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.
Molokini is Maui's #1 snorkeling destination. Its crystal clear water, beautiful fish and unique scenery make Molokini epic for snorkeling and diving activities year around. Molokini is located 3 miles off the coast of South Maui. It is a Hawaii state marine life conservation district, home to more than 250 species of fish, many of which are endemic to this location. Manta rays, eels, harmless white tip and gray reef sharks also frequent the area. Molokini is also a bird sanctuary.
South Maui Turtle town is located off the Kihei shoreline near the area referred to as Makena Landing. Turtle Town is said to be a cleaning station for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. A turtles shell can be over run by algae and other parasitic marine life. Regular cleaning is essential to their health and well being. Here turtles relax and have their shells cleaned by the local angelfish, tangs, wrasse and other algae eating fish that live amongst the coral.
Obviously pictures are a must on your Molokini snorkel adventure. How about underwater pictures? Look no further. We rent the high quality Olympus Tough underwater digital camera right on the boat. At 16 megapixels, these cameras offer unlimited video and still photos and are excellent at capturing fish, turtle and family members for later display on your Facebook page. $40 Rental Fee, includes DVD with all your pictures and video.
Our 3mm wetsuits are not only great for keeping warm during snorkeling, they are also great flotation devices and they provide 100% uv sun protection. No need to reserve one early. We have plenty available on the boat. $10 for adults and children.
Quicksilver features 4 glass viewing panels so you can see the marine life right through the bottom of the boat. This is a great option for people who do not intend on getting in the water but still want to take a peek at the reef. On rare occasions whales have been seen swimming under the boat on our whale watch tours.
Need a quick way into the water? Do your kids need entertainment? Look no further than the Quicksilver's waterslide. Its is located on the back of the boat next to our easy staircase into and out of the water so you and your kids can go around and around, down the slide and up the stairs, repeat to infinity and beyond!
Went on the Calypso because we had a diverse party (some very comfortable in the water, others not) and wanted a comfortable deck space. We definitely got what we wanted, including: comfortable seats, camera / photo services for rent, optical goggles (!), nice service, food, lots of floatation devices, and finally lots of wonderful aquatic life to see! We got super lucky with the weather and it was awesome. I would assume that for those who are looking for molokini snorkeling only (no bells and whistles needed) or who are comfortable swimming the reefs around island, there are cheaper options out there. For those who want a comfortable deck, I would definitely recommend the calypso.
My husband and I went on a Calypso Snorkeling Cruise to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. It was a clear calm day and we got a great look at the tropical fish and turtles. It was a beautiful day and the experience was well worth the $. Please purchase reef safe sunscreen!!! Protect the reef. My husband and I normally don't buy the photos but our photographer, Marley, took such great photos of us and the underwater photography is something really unique and special, so we splurged for the package, and it was well worth it.
Saw some great fish, corals, whales and of course turtles! This company is excellent! The crew is friendly, knowledgable, patient and kind. The Molikini Crater is like swimming in an aqaurium, the water is crystal clear and pristine, it is loaded with tons of beautiful fish/sea life The great things about this company: -You get two experiences, the crater and turtle town (many other companies only go to the crater) -Naturalist on board will point out different kinds of fish, answer questions and will show you where you are most likely to see turtles (he was right on at both spots) -Great equipment and instruction -Boat is so easy to get on and off of in the water -Yummy breakfast and lunch included -Plenty of indoor and out door seating options -Please use reef safe sun screen to help preserve this beautiful place
Had a blast! Loved every bit of it, we paid the extra to Snuba at Lanai. As soon as we went down into the water we were above a turtle eating underneath...
Just a personal pet peeve. When I have to be there at 6:45am and there is nothing telling me we have to wait until after 7:30am to board is just annoying....
One of the best experiences in Maui! We got a recommendation for this snorkeling tour in Lanai from Kelly at Maui Tickets for Less and it was definitely a...