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Address: Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
Phone Number: +1 800-942-5311
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Molokini Wild Side: Snorkel And Cruise From Maui

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We took the new catamaran from Lahaina to Monolua bay for the snorkel/sail. There were 18 passengers on boat! Snorkeled in the bay and another stop and were only boat there! Fresh... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the new catamaran from Lahaina to Monolua bay for the snorkel/sail. There were 18 passengers on boat! Snorkeled in the bay and another stop and were only boat there! Fresh grilled lunch and an amazing sail back to Lahaina, 1st mates were both marine biologists and very knowledgable . Looked way more finals relaxing than the crowded boats... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice and helpful crew. Ok food, BBQ was just ok. They filled the boat a few bodies too full. We have gone with the PWF before and loved it. This trip we did not push to the front or try to rush in line. We took our time and although we checked almost first we took our group pictures... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst not a new catamaran it done the job adequately transporting the tour to the crater in very calm seas and overcast conditions. The view snorkeling in the crater is incredible and we even saw a small white tip reef shark swimming by at the oceans bottom minding its own business. Lunch was a BBQ and it was very well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trip, great sitings of whales and dolphins, great staff. Just a pity my photography didn't do it justice!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this cruise on August the 5th, the Adults only cocktail cruise on the Spirit Catamaran. It was the highlight of our trip. The boat wasn't packed, there was plenty of food and the quality of the canapes was insane, so sooo good, seared fish, prawns, quesedillas, so good! You won't leave hungry. The drinks were great too, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a start, we had done the Molokini Crater snorkel trip on on first full day on Maui. We were not overwhelmed, but still decided to try the Honolua Bay snorkel trip, also through Pacific Whale Foundation. GOOD MOVE! The trip out of Lahaina to Honolua Bay was on a sailing catamaran. We had only 32 passengers on the boat,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family took the Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch tour and it was the worst part of our Hawaiian vacation. We made our reservations days in advance. We checked in at their store the morning of our trip to get our boarding passes. We then walked across the street to wait in a long line of fellow passengers. I should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views were great. The food and drinks were good. We had a nice romantic time on this 2 hour voyage around Maui, but didn't see any dolphins or whales...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 6-hour venture with Captain Craig and his crew of Callen, Jules, and Megan represented a highlight of 11 days in Hawaii! Not only were all crew members highly certified life guards, these amazing young women-also marine biologists- grilled lunch, provided an informative talk about ocean life, scouted great snorkel sites, served drinks, and generally kept the entire boat entertained... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent for families with kids from 8-9 years old. Crew members have "junior ranger" type classes during 1.5 hour trip each way. Saw several dolphins which excited everyone. Lunch was filling. Quality of fish was very good during 90 minutes snorkel, but quantity could have been better. About $70 per person, but get a deal thru the tour places including... More 

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