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Molokini Crater Snorkeling Tour in Maui
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 4-12
- Small Child Ages 3 & under - free per paying adult
- * Rates may vary during peak seasons & holidays.
Join Us for an Epic Molokini Crater Snorkeling Adventure
A Molokini snorkeling adventure aboard Calypso is the most fun on Maui! This stable, high-speed, triple-decker catamaran will get you to two snorkel sites fast: Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, and with all the equipment you need and plenty of food on board, what more could you ask for?
You’ll be welcomed aboard by our friendly crew and enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast. After everyone is settled in, it’s off to the most popular underwater destination in Maui for some afternoon Molokini snorkeling! While you’re enjoying the feel of the ocean wind in your hair, from December through April, watch the horizon for the incredible humpback whales!
Even if you’ve never snorkeled before, or are not a strong swimmer, you can still snorkel! The crew will patiently instruct you on how to use the snorkel gear. If you don’t want to snorkel or swim, the Calypso has a glass bottom in one section, so you can watch your friends and the fish. If you decide to join them later, reaching the water is simple. Wide staircases are lowered through the water’s surface. If you’d rather go express, the boat also has two water slides and a second deck jumping-off point.
After your Molokini afternoon snorkeling, Calypso will whisk you to Turtle Town – a second snorkeling spot. Off the south side of Maui, Turtle Town is home to several large sea turtles as well as dynamic reef fish. A deli OR roasted pulled pork sandwich lunch with vegetarian options will be served at this time, and water, sodas, and juice are available all day long. And just when you think the trip couldn’t possibly get better, they come around with chocolate chip cookies.
Ready for the ultimate Maui snorkeling adventure? Book this epic tour online now!
Molokini Crater is located between the islands of Maui and Kaho’olawe. This beautiful site is not only home to several fish species, but many species of birds, as well! The crater is a designated Marine Life Conservation District and bird preserve, so no fishing or climbing on the crater is allowed, but wearing flippers and a mask to watch the fish is perfectly wonderful.
The inner curve of the crater shelters a huge reef where the visibility is often more than 100 feet – perfect for snorkeling! Fish of all kinds will swim by, busily conducting their beautiful business. While you’re exploring, you may see parrotfish, black triggerfish, and longnose butterflyfish. An underwater photographer will be swimming in the mix too, capturing you and your friends/family discovering one of the coolest places on the planet!
- A scenic cruise
- Snorkeling at Molokini Crater & Turtle Town (equipment provided)*
- Breakfast, lunch, and drinks
- Friendly captain and crew
* In addition to the essential mask, fins, and snorkel sets, the boat also offers prescription masks and comfortable flotation devices. You can also rent a wetsuit to help you keep warm, and rent an underwater camera to bring home shots of the amazing animals you’ll see!
- Assorted Tropical Mixed Fruit (may include pineapple, strawberries, cantaloupe, honey dew melon)
- Assorted Muffins (usually blueberry, poppyseed and chocolate muffins)
- Assorted Pastries
- Assorted vegetables (may include broccoli, celery, tomatoes, cauliflower with ranch dressing)
- Your choice of either a roasted pulled pork Sandwich w/ BBQ sauce or an assorted croissant deli sandwich (which may include roast beef, ham or chicken)
- Quinoa salad (vegetarian option)
- Assorted chips
- Large delicious chocolate chip cookie
- Juices (passion, orange, guava, pineapple, orange, cranberry, lemonade)
- Soft Drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, ginger al)
- Hilo Brewery beer (Humpback Lager, Red Ale & Tsunami IPA)
- Alcoholic Beverages (We carry rum, light rum, vodka, tequila and whiskey. The tropical favorite Mai Tai our #1 request. Rum and coke, screwdrivers, and special requests also available)
- Hot Coffee/Tea
If you have a dietary restriction (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.) this must be noted and specific dietary restricted requested at time of booking.
Food is not included for free kids. You must purchase a child’s ticket to include food.
Once the boat stops, you can take advantage of one of the rarest amenities of any boat in Maui. Descend beneath the lower deck into Calypso’s glass-bottom viewing room. Four panels of large aquarium-style glass transform the ocean into, well, an aquarium! There is space to sit, relax, and really take in the lovely coralline views. Bring the younger kids so they can see what their older siblings are discovering outside the boat.
First and foremost, we focus on safety. Calypso is a United States Coast Guard certified passenger vessel. We take care to abide by all the USCG applicable rules and regulations, and we carry all the necessary safety equipment that is required. We also provide safety instructions and information about the snorkel sites and the boat.
2nd Deck Jump Platform
Are you a daredevil, or do you want to be? On Calypso’s high second deck, the “leap of faith” awaits. Do you think you’re ready to take the leap?
Should you care to spend your water time strictly on the surface, Calypso’s got all kinds of ways to float you. Included in your Molokini snorkeling tour are pool noodles, float belts, boogie boards, and life vests of all sizes. Wetsuits can help you float, too, and they are available to rent. For the whippersnappers, we’ve got kickboards complete with viewing windows! These boards are so comfy, kids have been known to nap on them while checking out the fishes.
Ease of Water Access
Almost every place you look, Calypso has created a path straight to the place you want to be – the ocean! 11 individual dive stairs lead you right to the water, and each has its own handrail for a convenient entry and exit. The rear dive step is particularly cool. It’s lowered directly into the sea, which is quite similar to boats visiting the Great Barrier Reef! You’re going to love it.
Two Water Slides
As if your Molokini snorkeling tour couldn’t get any more fun, Calypso sports two exciting water slides. One zips you straight up and off the bow with a thrilling drop. The other is a bit calmer, but still quite fun. The whole family can go up and down, and around and around all day. Slide, shout, splash, swim, climb stairs, and do it again. Why not? You’re on vacation!
Our crew members are advanced ocean explorers, and they will explain the snorkel equipment they provide. You will be outfitted with a snorkel set that fits to your face and feet, and you will learn what to expect on your first float above the reef. Feel free to ask questions throughout your Molokini snorkeling tour. When you’re ready to hop in, go for it!
4,000 square feet of comfortable, intimate and covered seating is found on three separate decks. There are tables for most every seat. Each deck is outfitted with speakers, so no matter where you’d care to sit, you will be able to hear the narration, safety information, and jokes from captain and crew. For the best tan and the best views, go up to the top deck. When you return to your seat after your ocean adventure, no worries – every chair was made to get wet and still feel cozy.
Two Freshwater Showers
Once your Molokini and Turtle Town snorkeling sessions are complete, and you’re pau playing in the sea, it’s super nice to rinse off all the salt. “Pau” means “finished” in Hawaiian, and Calypso has two freshwater showers available for you to use. The shower water is warm, too!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Imagine you’ve made friends with Calypso’s fun, responsive, and dynamic captain and crew. You are now happily spent after snorkeling Maui’s blue waters and exploring the truly epic boat. You and yours are relaxed in the shady cabin when out of the blue, your favorite crew member brings you a delectable gift – chocolate chip cookies! We can tell you from scrumptious experience that biting into a cookie is one of the best ways to end an incredible day at sea. And yes – we have plenty to go around!
Large Shady Cabin
There’s a good chance you’ll need a break from the island sun during this 5.5 hour tour, no matter how much you want to prove to your co-workers that you went to Hawaii. No problem! Calypso has you covered – literally! The shady main cabin will provide all the respite you need, along with plenty of airflow. Enjoy comfortable chairs, tables to accommodate small and large groups, and the tasty food and drink counter. Yes, please!
Calypso is fully equipped for a half day excursion on the water. There are three on-board restrooms for your convenience. Once installed on a boat, they’re known as “marine heads,” of course. The heads are located on the main deck, which is the first one you’ll discover when you come aboard.