Water activity

From Ma'alaea Afternoon Snorkel to Molokini or Coral Gardens

Water activity

From Ma'alaea Afternoon Snorkel to Molokini or Coral Gardens

From US$ 69.95 per person

Enjoy an afternoon snorkeling trip to either Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens, off Maui coast. Cruise on a 55-foot catamaran and discover colorful Pacific marine life.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Experience the biodiversity of Molokini Crater's coral reef landscapes
  • Swim through a curved bay that lies in a partially submerged volcanic crater
  • Experience Maui's best snorkeling spots with high-quality snorkel equipment
  • Sleep in with a leisurely afternoon departure time from Maalaea Harbor
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you sail on a spacious catamaran ship
Full description

Explore one of Maui’s most impressive sites on this relaxing afternoon catamaran cruise to Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens. Dive into the rich marine biodiversity of the reefs in this partially submerged volcanic crater.

Head to the meeting point at Maalaea Harbor for your check-in before boarding the Malalo catamaran. Set sail and admire the beautiful Pacific coastal views as you cruise towards your snorkel site. Stop at the ideal snorkeling location for that day. Have the option to purchase food and drink aboard. Jump into the pleasant water and look for colorful fish like parrot fish, yellow tang, and cornet fish. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive spotted eagle ray. Feel free to rent wetsuits, digital underwater cameras, and prescription masks on the day of your activity to enhance your aquatic experience. After your unforgettable swim, relax with a drink (available to purchase) on deck as you return to your boarding point.

  • Catamaran cruise
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Flotation devices
  • Captain
  • Crew
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Wetsuit and underwater camera (available for rent)
  • Tips
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet at the Boss Frog's Snorkel, Bike, and Beach rental store at 300 Ma'alaea Rd. Meet at least 30 minutes before departure to check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old by law
  • Snorkel destinations are dependent on weather conditions
  • The activity runs in most weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 229 reviews

Review summary

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Snorkeling was amazing! Highly recommend. John was a terrific kayak guide and so knowledgeable about the Maui coast, culture and helped make the experience fantastic. We saw beautiful sea turtles and loads of fish. the coral reefs he brought us to were a quiet place with no other groups or boat activity. The day before we snorkeled off a boat with 50 people and saw little. As long as you can take instruction and are able to paddle with another person (all our boats were 2 people kayaks) Go for it!

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March 24, 2023

When we got there the company did not have our reservation and they were fully booked. There were people that did not show up for their reservation and we were able to get on the excursion, but if everyone had shown up then we would have been out of luck. Overall the excursion was good!

March 24, 2023

We were slightly disappointed when we realized that we weren’t going to Molokini Crater. I wonder if that’s why they put OR Coral Gardens. I wonder if they ever go as it would be tough to get to the crater and back in 3 hours. I feel like it was a bit misleading. Snorkel was good once we got there which was a short boat ride away. Lots of fish but we could see the same ones snorkeling on our own. Lunch and snacks were provided which was nice but the crater was on our bucket list which still remains.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 170349