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Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

1. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

Departing from historic Lahaina Harbor, your adventure begins aboard Ocean Spirit, a 65-foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries, and fruit platters as we cruise up the beautiful Ka'anapali coastline to the breathtaking beauty of Honolua Bay.  Honolua Bay is protected as a marine conservation area and is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. After a safety briefing, snorkeling instruction, and fish identification session, you'll be able to enjoy the marine environment. Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for glasses wearers, is provided, as well as flotation devices. Children can participate in the Jr. Naturalist program, and you'll get a glossy marine wildlife photo card to take home. Snorkel at two secluded spots popular with sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral and enjoy free guided reef tours by certified Marine Naturalists. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. You just never know what you'll see and every day is a unique experience. Once you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork, and various mouth-watering salads. Relax as we head out into the channel for a thrilling sail back to the harbor.

West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

2. West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

Nobody knows the waters of Maui better than this local crew. Let them be your hosts as you explore and snorkel the incredible West Maui coast on Paragon. What’s your destination? Some local favorites are Olowalu, Honolua, and Mokuleia Bay, but the Captain will decide where the absolute best conditions are for the day. Depart Lahaina and head for the snorkel spot, usually about an hour away by boat. Spend some time snorkeling, viewing some of Maui’s most amazing underwater sea life.  Breakfast and lunch are provided, as well as all refreshments including local beer, wine, and Mai Tais. Tradewinds usually pick up in the afternoon, just in time for an exhilarating sail back to the harbor.

Maui: Eco-Friendly Night Dive Tour for Certified Divers

3. Maui: Eco-Friendly Night Dive Tour for Certified Divers

Explore the depths of Maui's tropical reefs on night dive led by a certified instructor and see the wonders of the sea in a different light. You'll be able to spot unique underwater creatures in this darkened underwater setting. With your small group, you will suit up with all of the necessary gear for your experience provided.  When you reach your dive spot, you start in the shallow water near your vessel then gradually descend to depths. There, you'll be surrounded by nocturnal sea life. Discover how tropical reefs look at night and be captivated by the reefs, teeming with unique sea creatures.  Use dive lights to shine beams on unique creatures such as colorful fluttering nudibranchs, foraging lobsters and crabs, and eels on the hunt for something to eat. You might even catch a glimpse of a majestic octopus or a squid.   Emerge from the dive under moonlight and stars and climb aboard your boat. On the journey back to shore, your instructor will share interesting facts and insights about the dive and the organisms you saw.

From Lahaina: Maui Nui Snorkeling with Breakfast and Lunch

4. From Lahaina: Maui Nui Snorkeling with Breakfast and Lunch

Embark on a snorkeling adventure with an open itinerary to discover the best snorkeling options available based on the day's ocean conditions. Depart from Lahaina and make 2 stops to explore the underwater world. Savor included breakfast, lunch, unlimited soft drinks, and 1 alcoholic drink. Start the tour with a continental breakfast as you meet your group for the day. Enjoy Maui vegetable frittata, assorted pastries, fruit platters, juice, and Maui coffee. Then, set off into the ocean in a boat small enough to go where bigger boats can't. Hear about the marine environment from the certified naturalist guides on board as you make your way to 2 popular snorkeling spots. Receive snorkeling instruction and learn how to identify the fish you'll see. Depending on ocean conditions, destinations could include Shark Fin or Lighthouse off the island of Lanai, Honolua Bay, Carthaginian, Mala, or Coral Gardens. Wherever you stop, marvel at a range of reef fish and coral with possible sightings of wild dolphins, green sea turtles, octopus, and more. Following your adventures in the ocean, relax with a delicious lunch cooked on board for you. This includes chicken breasts, kiawe-smoked pork with guava BBQ sauce, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, Maui-style potato chips, and dessert. Enjoy accompanying refreshments of unlimited filtered water and soda, plus one complimentary alcoholic drink after snorkeling (beer and wine only). After lunch, you'll return to your original starting point.

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What people are saying about Honolua Bay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Our snorkel trip with Sail Maui on Paragon was phenomenal!!! It was a last minute decision and we’re so glad we were able to book with them. The location was perfect for us because we could walk from our hotel in Lahaina. The weather turned out perfect for the day. The crew: Justin, Cass, and newcomer Tennasyn were fantastic. Justin was knowledgeable and skilled as the capt and his passion for sailing was great to see and experience. Cass and Tennasyn were attentive, so friendly and outgoing, and made sure everything we needed was taken care of. All three of them made the experience so relaxed and laid back there was no way you could not enjoy it. We were lucky enough to go out to Lana’i thanks to the conditions being perfect. The water was clear and calm, and the whale watching was an added bonus. Food, drinks, and music were perfect for the vibe. We had a blast and would definitely sail again with Sail Maui when we return to Maui!!!

The experience was amazing! We saw lots of fish and some sea turtles. The crew was wonderful and very servant-oriented. The size of the group felt intimate and not crowded at all. The food was wonderful as well. I would highly recommend this trip!

This was a great trip and supports a worthy cause. The crew was very friendly, food was good, and snorkeling excellent. I highly recommend PacWhale Foundation trips.

The crew was kind, the boat was amazing, and the food/drinks were fantastic!

Amazing time, worth it !!! Great staff and an unforgettable time!!