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  • Maui, Lahaina: Lana'i or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel

    1. Maui, Lahaina: Lana'i or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel

    Quicksilver Maui Deluxe Lanai Snorkeling Tour is now offering an afternoon snorkeling charter to either the beautiful coasts of Lana’i island or the magnificent area of Lahaina Turtle Town! Lana’i boasts large coral reefs fringe the wild, remote, and sparsely populated island. The waters off Lanai are home to a pod of spinner dolphins made up of more than 100 individuals! Oftentimes, you will see spinners leap from the water while your double-deck catamaran makes her way to the snorkeling site at Manele Bay or Shark Fin Rock (named for its shape, not its underwater residents). If the weather is too rough or uncomfortable to our guests to cross the channel between Maui & Lana’i, we will take our guests to Lahaina Turtle Town where turtles are always seen in the wild amongst a variety of beautiful Hawaiian fish! Enjoy snorkeling the translucent waters of Maui, sure to leave you in awe wit...

    Great experience! Lots of open space on the boat with assigned seating to help guests socially distance. Very knowledgeable crew! :)

  • From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

    2. From Lahaina: Lana'i Coast Maui Sail and Snorkel Trip

    Start the tour by boarding a brand new luxury catamaran at the dock in Lahaina. Set off on your incredible adventure along the spectacular coastline of Lana'i. Onboard the vessel, enjoy a continental breakfast of tropical fruit, freshly baked banana bread, and locally roasted coffee. Head towards the pristine reefs along Lana’i’s south shores where you'll discover stunning sea cliffs, uncrowded snorkeling sites, and expansive island views. Get geared up with the snorkeling equipment provided and plunge into the warm waters to discover an array of local marine life. 

    This relaxed tour does not have a set destination, so the experienced crew can select the best locations based on sea conditions, and visit multiple snorkel sites when time and weather allow. After swimming and snorkeling, sit back with a drink and enjoy a full lunch buffet while trying to catch a sighting ...

    Patrick and Dan made sure of safety first. Then explained every activity in detail, counted heads and made sure everyone was happy and knew what to do. We got in a great sail as the wind picked up and saw fish, coral and turtles. They could not have improved a thing. Best time ever!!!!

  • Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

    3. Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

    See an entirely new island in Hawaii on a catamaran cruise to Lanai. Start the day with Hawaiian music and a local breakfast. Listen to your captain chat about this slice of paradise, and keep a look out for spinner dolphins jumping in the air.

    Arrive at the first site on the coast of Lanai, and explore the underwater world with a crew member in the water at all times. Take advantage of the waterslide for an extra slice of fun.

    Marvel at the marine life as you snorkel beneath towering cliffs up to 300 feet high. Be among the few to snorkel at remote locations with great visibility, such as Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay. Get a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains as you enjoy an adult beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia on the trip back to Lahaina.

    Excellent experience, the captain was very informative and entertaining. We learned a lot about the islands while enjoying the ride. Snorkeling was great and we even stopped to swim in the deep blue and saw a pod of dolphins with babies. A great experience all in all.

  • Maui: All-Inclusive 3-Hour Snorkel

    4. Maui: All-Inclusive 3-Hour Snorkel

    Begin your snorkeling adventure by meeting in Wailuku. Feel the thrill of the open sea and dive into the warm, blue waters for an unforgettable experience. See Maui’s vibrant coral, fish, turtles, and more. Join the ship captain, a tour guide, and a local trainer on an adventure to the Coral Gardens for snorkeling or SNUBA. Experience a wealth of marine life in a calm and relaxed setting. If you are booking from November to April, you may have the chance to see the amazing humpbacks dance along the water. Grab a refreshment and a quick lunch as you learn and experience Maui at its finest. Slide down a 20-foot inflatable slide on the side of the ship. Have a fun-filled day whether you are a beginner at snorkeling or just wanting to have a great time with your family.

    I had a great experience on Sept 15. It would have been nice to know ahead of time that SNUBA would be available-- and the additional cost was very pricey-- but I'm glad to have done it. The Snuba instructor was fabulous, knowledgeable and attentive. Thank you!!

  • Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    5. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    Your snorkeling tour to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town begins at Maalaea harbor, where you'll board the boat. Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. Located off the south shore of Kihei and rising 300 feet (91 meters) out of the water, the extinct volcanic cone of Molokini provides the opportunity to see native Hawaiian marine life in their natural habitat. Spot manta rays, fish, and sharks, who swim around the coral year-round. Molokini is protected as a marine preserve and bird sanctuary, so you can expect pristine conditions. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world and take advantage of the two water slides into the water. You can also take a peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing room. To ensure safety, a lifeguard will be in the water at all time...

  • Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

    6. Maui: Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina Harbor

    Your eco-friendly wildlife adventure departs out of historic Lahaina Harbor aboard a 65 foot, double-deck powered catamaran. The journey over to Lanai takes approximately 60 minutes as the captain passes by known wild dolphin habitats before heading to your snorkel destination.

    Discover an underwater oasis and world-class snorkeling with warm crystal clear waters and vibrant reefs teeming with marine wildlife. Lanai is also famous for its large populations of wild dolphins, plus toothed whales, sea turtles, and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal.

    On the trip over, be treated to a continental breakfast of fresh island fruit, bagels and cream cheese, and apple danishes along with hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and juices. Take part in a guided reef tour with a certified marine naturalist and enjoy a leisurely snorkel.

    Great snorkeling.. dozen of turtles spotted and observed very closely… saw the dolphin. Great guide and info during the sail. Well done Crew!

  • Maui: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

    7. Maui: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

    Go snorkeling at one of Maui’s most impressive sites on this relaxing afternoon snorkel trip. Board a catamaran and cruise to either Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens to explore the Pacific underwater world. All equipment is included, and lunch is available as an add-on. 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. Your captain will pick the ideal snorkeling location for that day depending on sea and weather conditions. Enjoy $5 hot dogs on board and soda available on board. Jump into the pleasant water and experience the rich marine wildlife at your disposal. Float above the relaxing coral reef and spot colorful parrot fish, yellow tang, cornet fish, and much more. You might even catch a glimpse of a spotted eagle ray. Feel free to ren...

    The crew waa great, got alot of tips from Cesar, for our first time open water snorkeling

  • Maui: Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

    8. Maui: Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

    Discover Molokini aboard Paragon II, where your trip includes a continental breakfast on the leisurely sail across Ma’alaea Bay. Take in the stunning landscape that makes Maui special, and during whale season (December – May), spot the humpback whales as they swim nearby. While at Molokini, swim, snorkel, and rinse off with a fresh water shower. After snorkeling, indulge in a full lunch buffet and refresh with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. Maui’s afternoon trade winds can really get the boat going, so join the friendly crew at the helm and try your hand at sailing the high seas! 

    We had a great time on the Molikini Snorkel Sail. Snorkeling Molikini was the best snorkeling we've ever done in Hawaii. The water was crystal clear and we saw a huge variety of coral, fish and even eels. The captain and crew were great and so was breakfast and lunch. Fun, fast boat!

  • West Maui: Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

    9. 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.

    We sailed with Captain Justin and mates Matt and Harper. They were exceptional hosts on the Paragon. We traveled through a large group of spinner dolphins on our way out to the cove where we went snorkeling. The water was so clear you could easily see the bottom even in the deepest places. The number of fish and the variety was amazing! We ha a couple of nervous swimmers and the staff reassured us every step of the way. The sail back to the harbor was smooth and very fast! We would absolutely sail with Justin again!

  • Maui: Guided Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour

    10. Maui: Guided Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour

    Start the tour directly from the beach, where you’ll meet with your small group which will consist of a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people. Also meet your 2 certified tour guides, who will assist you throughout your tour.

    After a quick lesson and demonstration of how to operate the underwater sea scooters, the tour group will move on to one of the best local coral reef homes to Hawaiian sea life. Discover green sea turtles, starfish, butterfly fish, octopuses, rays, eels, and more.

    Throughout the tour, your guide will point out various species that inhabit the bay of Wailea Beach, and Turtle Town, and other local reefs. It is also possible to see manta rays and lots of turtles on any tour.

    Every trip is unique, as you will see different marine life each time. The area you wil...

    Had a blast without having to worry about the fatigue that comes with traditional snorkeling. Saw 3 sea turtles, eels, and an abundance of beautiful urchins and fish.

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Patrick and Dan made sure of safety first. Then explained every activity in detail, counted heads and made sure everyone was happy and knew what to do. We got in a great sail as the wind picked up and saw fish, coral and turtles. They could not have improved a thing. Best time ever!!!!

I had a great experience on Sept 15. It would have been nice to know ahead of time that SNUBA would be available-- and the additional cost was very pricey-- but I'm glad to have done it. The Snuba instructor was fabulous, knowledgeable and attentive. Thank you!!

Had a blast without having to worry about the fatigue that comes with traditional snorkeling. Saw 3 sea turtles, eels, and an abundance of beautiful urchins and fish.

Great experience! Lots of open space on the boat with assigned seating to help guests socially distance. Very knowledgeable crew! :)

From beginning to end a great and relaxing trip. Plenty of fish and quite a few turtles were seen.