Maui Snorkel Charters
Maui Snorkel Charters
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Are you ready for the BEST DAY EVER?! Our 4 hour adventure tour on the No Ka Oi includes 3-7 stops at Molokini and the South Maui Coastline! Our Snorkel Tour takes you to the best snorkel spots depending on the conditions for that day. No two tours are ever the same! The boat is comfortable and limited to 20 passengers for a more personal experience. We provide all snorkel gear, prescription masks, & swim belts at no charge. A small marine head is available for your convenience. Ginger ale/juice & a light snack are included. Wear your bathing suit, reef-safe sunscreen and cover up clothes. Bring a towel, a reusable water bottle and your camera for those Kodak moments. Check in is at 6:45am at the Kihei Boat Ramp and we arrive back around 11:00a.m. Address: 2800 South Kihei Road. Guests staying on the west side (Lahaina & Kaanapali area) please allow a 60 minute travel time to the Kihei Boat Ramp.
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2023

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Lily T
Campbell, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We booked a trip with Maui Snorkel Charters with reason that it is a small group of snorkelers and it is safer with Cov19. The captain took us to do 4 different snorkels sites two at Molikini island, and two near turtle town. We saw lots of whales on our way to Molikini and the captain make a stop for us to see whales along the way. It was a wonderful experience. The snorkel trip to Molikini was wonderful. The visibility was great almost to 80 ft. I am also a diver so I was very happy to see the Molikini wall and sea life so clear with just snorkeling. We saw quite a few turtles swimming around on our 3rd and 4th snorkel trip. Our hostess is so knowledgeable and friendly and make all the guests feel so welcome. If you like to see whales and great snorkeling experience without a big crowd, I would recommend you go with Maui Snorkel Charters. Their boat is small and fast so it can manuever to lots of nice snorkel places that big catamaran can't.
Written January 15, 2021
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Mahalo for joining us for a wonderful experience!
Written January 29, 2021
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emily n
Raleigh, NC7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I can't say enough good things about this trip and crew. I was looking for a smaller boat with lower capacity and the No Ka Oi delivered incredible value and an amazing snorkel trip. We were a mixed-generation group of six, spanning ages from 10 to 70 and everyone had a great time. Brian, Mal, and Aaron were all knowledgeable, helpful, and super friendly. The weather wasn't super, but the ride was smooth and the visibility was good at all of our stops. Pineapple and muffins were appreciated for breakfast and lunch offered some impressive wraps. I would take this trip again without any hesitations! Book it!!
Written January 20, 2020
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Mahalo for joining us!
Written January 29, 2021
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teachertraveladdict
Casper, WY113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
I took the Maui Snorkel Charter because I did not want to take on of the cattle boats(many passengers) out of Ma’aalea. I had been on another rafting company before and it was a really rough ride. The No Ka Oi has seating under shade inside the boat. You have your own storage under your seat. The crew was very helpful and had someone in the water with us at all times. We visited 3 spots at Molokini and one spot at Pu’uOlai. We were heading for a last snorkel at 5 Caves when there was a tiger shark warning. The captain kept us out of the water to be safe. He took us whale watching instead. The food was great and plentiful. I’ll go with them again. Thanks to Aaron, Mala and the captain!
Written February 9, 2020
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Mahalo for joining us!
Written January 29, 2021
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dianeniedz
Silver Spring, MD4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I booked with this snorkel service kinda blind, based on the early departure from Kihei, Maiu. What a fortuitous happenstance! Starting at the dock, it was obvious that our boat was the most beautifully equipped and clean compared to all others. Our seating was separated (by twos) with plastic sheeting, and we could stow our geat in cubbies beneath our seats. Our captain and mate Mallory were clearly very experienced from the instructions pre-boarding onto the boat. En route to Molak'i we encountered whales and had a spectacular show. The captain took us to four different locations to snorkel and the experience was amazing. We even heard whales calling in the distance - haunting and other worldly! I highly recommend Maui Snorkel Charters and would book with them again anytime I am in Maui!
Written April 3, 2021
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Diane, thank you so much for this detailed and stellar review! So happy you had an amazing time with us! Looking forward to seeing you again next time you're on Maui!
Written October 13, 2021
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Madalyn G
Denver, CO5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This was an amazing experience & I would highly HIGHLY recommend Maui Snorkel Charters! There were 12 of us on board plus our captain and crew, Brian & Mallory. They were great, stopping the boat for multiple whale sightings on our way to Molokini, explaining each area & telling us where to spot turtles once we got to Turtle Town. Super knowledgeable & fun! We are so happy we chose this outfit & will definitely book them on our next Maui trip!

It did get a little chilly on the boat (Early March) so I do suggest you bring an extra towel for the ride between stops.
Written March 8, 2021
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Thanks so much for the review and for the pro-tip about bringing a towel! Mahalo!
Written October 13, 2021
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Kevin N
76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Our Captains, Tyler and Ashley, were terrific. They were extremely educated on the stops we made. You could tell they are passionate about snorkeling in the areas and were enthusiastic to take us to each spot and tell us the importance of each area we snorkeled in. The boat we took was comfortable and stood out from others as it had some ways to block the wind out in the open which is key.

Mulokini crater was our first stop. This was incredible. The water was extremely clear and blue. We saw a lot of beautiful fish and coral. The area is just extremely clear and unlike any place we’ve snorkeled.

Next was reefs edge that had more beautiful fish, coral and a cool area where the depth of the edge dove off into the deep blue sea. A few people spotted an octopus at this location.

After that we went to the back side of the crater to a unique vertical coral area for a few minutes and then stopped two other places to do some searching for turtles. We ended up getting to spot a couple of them. We were out for 3-4 hours and had an amazing time.

At first, I was hesitant about hearing that we could stop at 5 or more spots but really it worked well. The boat is perfect for getting in and out and at each spot, we spent the perfect amount of time.

I will note that there’s really no add-ons. No food or drinks on the trip but really there isn’t any long trips between snorkeling spots for that. It’s really all about the beauty under water which is what we expected and liked.

Lastly, their snorkel gear was the best we’ve used on many trips we’ve taken. It sealed nicely and worked well.

I’d do this same tour again if I came back to Maui and I’d highly recommend Maui Snorkel Charters!
Written September 11, 2021
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Wow - thank you so much for this review! So glad you had a good time and we would love to see you if you guys make it back to Maui! Mahalo!
Written October 4, 2021
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Peg T
Anchorage, AK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We chose MSC because they seemed to offer more bang for the buck on what we were looking for in a Kihei based Molokini snorkel operator. We couldn't have been happier with our decision...the boat was very well kept, safe, and comfortable and the crew was top notch. Very friendly and the convenience of being able to leave from Kihei and avoid the insanity of the Maalea or Lahaina harbors was icing on the cake.

We made it out to Molokini in a half hour tops and had a solid hour to ourselves before many other people showed up, and the weather and ocean conditions made getting some extra time in on the outer reef and backside possible. We had a mother and calf humpback decide to swim around the boat for a half hour which took away from snorkel time but no one seemed to mind! Then we finished up with some time off Makena Landing for swimming with turtles, a great way to end the tour.

100% recommend these guys to anyone, they were super chill and great with snorkelers of all ages and abilities but kept the show on the road and made sure safety was a priority. Bonus points for blasting AC/DC Thunderstruck as we departed the harbor.
Written March 18, 2023
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Thanks so much for joining us and also for sharing your experience! Love to hear that you had a great time!
Written August 7, 2023
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C Thompson
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I booked my tour with Maui Snorkel Charters because they were one of the top rated companies for Molokini snorkel tours and they did not disappoint. My tour during the end of February 2021. I felt comfortable with their COVID precautions. Captain Brian and crew Mal were friendly, helpful, knowledgable, and fun. Maui Snorkel Charters picks several snorkeling spots based on the conditions that day, which for me was four. We even stopped for whales a couple of times. I would definitely recommend Maui Snorkel Charters to anyone who is interested in snorkeling Molokini Crater, it was a fantastic experience!
Written March 8, 2021
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Mahalo for the 5 stars and for the review! So glad you enjoyed your time with us!
Written October 13, 2021
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Nomad731618
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This company and crew delivered in so many ways! We did the Molokini reef snorkeling tour in early March, at the start of a vacation that we'd end up cutting short due to the COVID crisis. We saw many, many beautiful tropical fish of all shapes, sizes, and colors, anenomes, urchins and crawling crustaceans, as well as reef sharks and a half dozen giant sea turtles. Our crew kept us informed and entertained in equal measure--incredibly knowledgeable and personable folks who very clearly love what they do and enjoy sharing the beauty with others. The breakfast and lunch were delicious as well. Finally, we appreciated that they proactively worked to address anxiety around COVID, despite there being almost no urgency in Hawaii at the time of our trip. Even before launch, the company took great effort to protect the health of passengers by creating space between seats on the boat, taking precautions with equipment, and reminding boaters of the recommended "social distancing" tips.
Written March 26, 2020
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Mahalo for joining us!
Written January 29, 2021
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mail4mel
SF bay area75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So this was the most amazing snorkeling we have done. The staff were super friendly and engaging. They looked after, but didn't hover over my 2 kids. They made sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. They made a point to talk to the adults and the kids and to get to know us. While in the water, they made sure we were pointed to see the turtles (so many turtles!!!) and the most majestic ray! Personally loved that in the midst of explaining where we were going, she stopped midway and yelled "whale!" The boat was smooth and super comfortable on the ride to/from. Liked that there was storage under our seats and they gave us snacks between stops. Loved the smallness of the boat and how quickly we were able to go from one stop to the next, for a total of 5 stops.
Written February 26, 2020
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Mahalo for joining us!
Written January 29, 2021
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