Quicksilver Maui Snorkeling Charters

Quicksilver Maui Snorkeling Charters

Quicksilver Maui Snorkeling Charters
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
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Experience the rare opportunity to travel and see an entirely new Hawaiian island, Lanai. Lanai is the Pineapple Island, and is home to incredible snorkel destinations and sea life. Passengers commonly see spinner dolphins, which jump and spin in the air! Lanai has a resident pod of over 100 spinner dolphins. Lanai snorkeling destinations are beneath towering cliffs that climb to over 300 feet high! The photo opportunities are unbeatable. You will be one of the few people in the world to snorkel locations like Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay, each with up to 100 feet of visibility, and located in remote areas of Lanai. Your trip begins in the famous Lahaina Harbor and boards conveniently from Pier One, across from the Pioneer Inn. Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit and juice, backed by Hawaiian music. A comfortable ride, a professional captain and crew, and the chance to learn about this slice of Hawaii are just a few of the reasons this tour makes for an ideal day out on the waters of Lanai. The boating experience to the Lanai snorkeling destination is like none other aboard the famous Quicksilver, and the journey is a great opportunity to relax, listen to music, and observe Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kaho’olawe — each an independent Hawaiian island. Once you arrive at the first destination on the Lanai coastline, use the snorkeling equipment provided to explore the underwater world, and take advantage of the water slide for more fun, especially to entertain kids. A crew member is in the water at all times watching over the snorkelers and lending any assistance, if needed. You can also take a peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing area. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, soda, and juice are all included on this Lanai snorkeling tour! Some of the amenities on Quicksilver include a water slide, a shady upper deck, two freshwater showers, glass-bottom viewing windows, quality snorkeling gear, flotation devices, two restrooms and plenty of Jimmy Buffet music. You may rent a wetsuit or underwater digital camera at your own expense. On the way back, enjoy a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains and coastline while enjoying an adult beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia. This a truly special trip that very few get to experience.
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2023

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Kamada57
Castro Valley, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic time yesterday seeing three kinds of dolphins. Captain Heather just knew how to find them. She would do whatever it took see them (@ a safe distance) and she was so informed and humorous.
Snorkeling off the boat in Lanai Bay was so amazing. Great visibility and tons of fish. We staying in the water for the full hour and never tired.
Afterwards the party started when the bar opened. Very soon after, everyone on the boat was friends. Drinks were excellent and plentiful.
Nicole, as First Mate with the crew kept us guests happy and enthusiastic.
Highly recommend this trip to couples, families and girl squads. Fantastic!
Written May 23, 2021
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The dolphin tour to Lanai is such a special experience. Thank you for recommending the Maui snorkeling tour aboard Quicksilver!
Written May 24, 2021
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Sophia A
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The crew was nice and informative. Future tips:
The captain was very worried about people on the outside perimeter to stand but really the people in the inside is what matters most. There was a photographer who wouldn’t sit down. The whales were all on the right side to which he kept standing. No one told him to sit. The family next o us finally complained after an hour. Focus on the people sitting in the inside and the photographers not blocking our view just to get good shots.

The captain was so informative but I think less talking would be better. Sometimes I just wanted to hear the whales.

Turn off the engine more- it was completely majestic when all you heard was the whales breathing. The engine was shut three different times. I wish they kept it off longer so we can hear those amazing creatures not the engine and the captain talking
Written March 21, 2023
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We appreciate your feedback and will share with our crew!
Written March 21, 2023
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pwrightnm
Albuquerque, NM55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The minute we left the dock we ran into a pod of spinner dolphins . So fun to see ! Next up , snorkeling . The spot they took us to was so so . It’s so close to shore you can swim to it . It’s at the end of an old concrete boat dock . Not very picturesque ! While we did see turtles there were very few fish . Water was murky and with 100 people bumping into each other it just wasn’t that great . I’m sure there are prettier turtle viewing spots . We were fortunate enough to see a very active display of whales . Awesome !!! All in all an enjoyable day .
Crew was great . Captain entertaining .
Written December 12, 2022
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Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had an awesome time on your snorkeling adventure aboard Quicksilver. For a more intimate experience, try one of our other snorkel tours aboard Malolo and Calypso!
Written December 17, 2022
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Hailey K
Chico, CA13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
For the price it was great. The crew was super lively and helpful and caring. Captain let my 8 yr old son drive the boat on our way back. I wish we had more time to snorkel. We saw 1 sleeping turtle and a few fish but other than that there wasn’t very much activity that day. On the way back we saw a bunch of whales and the crew was very knowledgeable and told stories. The food was cheap (my kids loved it) but like I said for the price it was really cool and I recommend it for families on a budget.
Written March 16, 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience. Marine life can vary as can visibility in the ocean, based on current weather conditions. Snorkeling aboard the Quicksilver boat tour is a great family activity on Maui.
Written March 16, 2023
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Jamie B
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Unfortunately I would not recommend this tour to a friend or family. The tour was 1 hour late (granted there was a cruise ship blocking up the harbor so I was understanding of that and it is not the reason for the 2 star review). Once we boarded, we only cruised for approximately 5 minutes from the harbor to a broken down pier to an area to snorkel, that I could have swam to from shore. We did not go to turtle town as advertised. We did see turtles which is great but why on earth would I pay hundreds of dollars to boat to a snorkeling beach spot when i could have just gone there for free? After the snorkeling they served hot dogs and chips. I’m glad there was food at all for my kids. We then cruised out to sea for about 10 minutes and stopped to watch some whale spouts, which was the highlight of the trip. This tour gets 1 star for the crew and 1 star because we actually did go out to sea for a little bit and got to see a whale spout. Overall it was very disappointing for the amount of money we paid. We had better snorkeling by our condo and better food.
Written December 5, 2022
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We appreciate your review and are sorry to hear that your trip was anything less than wonderful. We try our best to provide guests with a fun and safe boating experience with excellent customer service. Please contact us on your next trip to Maui, we would love the chance to win you over.
Written December 7, 2022
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SeanPeb
Oregon12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
From seeing 20 sea turtles to following 3 whales for an hour, this trip was incredible. It truly exceeded expectations. And the crew was funny, friendly, and knowledgeable to boot. Special shout-out to the captain who had us all laughing!
Written March 5, 2023
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Wow! Sounds like an amazing day and the best place to see turtles on Maui. Thank you for joining us aboard the Quicksilver snorkeling tour.
Written March 12, 2023
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Debbie A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
We took a Whale-Watching Tour on Quicksilver and it was phenomenal. Our captain and guide not only pointed out where the whales were; she gave us factual information about their migration patterns, birth, mating, growing etc. This tour was even more than I hoped for.
Written February 13, 2023
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We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your whale watching tour on Quicksilver! It truly is a beautiful and educational experience. Join us again soon!
Written February 15, 2023
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Hiro
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience. The captain and crew members are incredible. At Turtle Town, we could see bunch of sea turtles, fish and quiet sharks. On the way back, we were greeted by friendly dolphins up so close. We got stung by the jellyfish but the crew took a good care of us. There were plenty of drinks and food waiting after a good swim. Captain was so knowledgeable about the islands that the tour was quite educational as well. Jumping from top deck was lots of fun too if you are after a bit of thrill. Having the afternoon schedule was perfect for us as we could still sleep in and just chill out without hussle. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. 👍
Written October 23, 2022
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Our captain and crew aboard Quicksilver are absolutely fantastic! We are so pleased to hear that you all had a blast and that you got to see some amazing marine animals aboard Quicksilver! Mahalo
Written October 30, 2022
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Bill B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Watching the mother/ baby together with the male whale behind her. Then when a new male heard about her and the baby, he became a competitor to the male that was with the mother. The show began!!! Also saw large school of spinner dolphins, that was neat too. We were constantly watching activity on this trip. 5 star for sure. Drinks and water were served ....8 minutes away from dock. Water was much appreciated with the bright sun. It was a SUPER EXPERIENCE. WE'VE DONE 4 there whale watching, but this was by far the best. Constant information from captain. Great female crew.!!!! Maybe that had something to do with the 5 star award. Keep it up. And happy whale watching thru 2023. Sandi Beavers, from Beaverton ,OR.
Written January 9, 2023
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Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic experience on your snorkeling adventure aboard Quicksilver!
Written January 10, 2023
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Jack Jacob
Lawton, OK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Captain Paul was informative and entertaining. The crew was absolutely fabulous! The pictures we bought were tremendous, even the underwater shots! Gavin, Micah, and Julia were attentive, professional, and friendly. The boat was clean and safe. Loved jumping off the boat on the second deck. The snorkeling was breathtaking. The equipment was well maintained. Overall, a great value. If we ever get back to Maui, we would definitely use them again.
Written November 10, 2022
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We appreciate your review and are so pleased to hear that you had smooth and fun time on your snorkeling adventure aboard Quicksilver. We look forward to serving you again. Mahalo!
Written November 11, 2022
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