We booked though the Lahaina Cruise Company for the Lanai Snorkel trip. Capt. David Girvin and his crew Raquel, Lily and Meric aboard the Kaulana made for an exceptional tour of the waters off Lanai and Maui! Capt. David and all his crew were very knowledgeable, providing facts about all the islands and surrounding waters, making this not only a snorkeling venture but also sightseeing tour. We were even able to see the top of the Big Island! My husband and I took our 7 year old daughter. This was her first time snorkeling. She had so much fun with the help of Lily personally helping her make adjustments to her mask and Raquel helping us find sea turtles. I felt very safe as Capt. Dave was very clear and instructional about what to do if anyone aboard needed help while on board or in the water. Capt. Dave did his best to ensure a smooth sail...very few sick people on board. Breakfast and Lunch were excellent. We tend to be picky about our BBQ. Lily's burgers and chicken were thoroughly cooked and not burnt. Finally, eating aboard the Kaulana was a pleasure with table style seating opposed to rows of benches as found on other ships like the Pride of Maui! Capt. Dave advised against the "famed" Molokini for snorkeling due to lack of fish. We found this proved to be true a few days later when we sailed with the Pride of Maui and saw very little of anything at Molokini. BTW don't go with Pride of Maui...they cram a ton of people on their boats and just dump you off...very impersonal. THANK YOU Capt. Dave, Raquel, Lily and Meric for making us feel more like friends than customers!!
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