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From: Ma'alaea Harbor: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens

From: Ma'alaea Harbor: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens

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From US$ 89.95 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 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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

Exploreone 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
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Boss Frog's Snorkel, Bike, and Beach rental store at 300 Ma'alaea Rd. You’ll find the store next door to “Beach Bums BBQ & Grill.”

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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 214 reviews

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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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May 2, 2022

Perfect duration of time spent snorkeling on Coral Gardens lots of variety of fish seen and even a turtle not to mention the two whales close by on the way back to shore! Great staff, funny, helpful and knowledgeable! Food and drinks served! Boat and amount of people on it were perfect!

April 25, 2022

We had a nice experience in this afternoon trip for snorkeling. I wish the destination was the Molokini Crater but the conditions were better around the coral reef in open sea water. The crew was nice and helpful. It was easy to reserve and find the office but the check in was a bit messy with all the people arriving at the same time. Other that, all went smoothly. I would use this company again!

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April 17, 2022

Product ID: 170349