Maui Magic
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
This is adventure snorkeling at its best! Get access to some of the most amazing reefs and tropical fish. This faster paced trip arrives quickly out to Molokini crater (before the crowds), then on to explore the Maui Coastline. We visit spots where you can see and snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (all snorkel spots are weather permitting). Our morning adventure snorkel tour serves up a tropical breakfast, grilled hot BBQ lunch, and drinks (including beer and wine after snorkeling). All your snorkel gear, flotation and instruction are provided. The Maui Magic limits the passenger count to 45 and children under the age of 5 are not recommended.
Wailuku, Hawaii
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2024

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Auntie Athena
Maui, HI19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The Maui Magic Snorkel Excursion is one of my favorite things to do! My most recent experience was about a month or so ago, when they started allowing Tours out to Molokini again. There were a total of 7 Passengers and 3 Crew. It was like a private charter, my friend and I were the only 2 on on the top deck! (Even with a full boat, there are less passengers than most of the Molokini Snorkel Tours- I have found that the crew is always very professional and friendly.)

The morning starts with a Hawaiian Chant and Continental Breakfast as we head out across the Bay to Molokini. It is such a beautiful sight, with the sun coming up over Haleakala Volcano and the views from Kihei to Makena... The customer service is excellent, with low passenger count, they can spend more time with their guests. The Boat has 2 wide staircases for easy water entry, all Snorkel Gear, BBQ Lunch with Burgers and Hot Dogs and Veggie Burgers. The Beer & Mai Tais are always a plus on the ride back to Maui!

Maui Magic (weather depending) will snorkel 2 locations, normally Molokini and then at a Turtle Reef. They normally offer SNUBA, which i have tried several times, love it. They also have a Slide and you can jump off the front of the boat as well. PS: they have a 'walk-in bathroom', something many boats do not offer.

All in all, the Maui Magic is a great Snorkel experience with great Food and an even better Crew! Can't wait to go back...
Written August 20, 2020
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Aloha exploremauitoday, Thank you for your review! We appreciate you choosing the Maui Magic and I am thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable time during your tour. We would love to have you back on board with us and thank you again for sharing your experience! Mahalo, Nikki Andricci
Written November 11, 2020
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Paul F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We took the Maui Magic our today for a snorkeling adventure and all aspects of the trip were outstanding. The Captain and crew were extremely friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable of the marine wildlife and Maui history.
We were provided clear instructions of what was needed for the day and what to expect. The directions to the boat were clear and accurate. We departed on time and immediately saw a handful of whales after leaving the harbor. The captain provided an appropriate amount of information throughout the voyage to Molokini Crater and was more than willing to address questions one on one.
It was the first time snorkeling for our six year old and the staff took the time to explain all of the gear and how to use them to her in a way she would understand. The snorkeling experience at the Crater and Turtle town were excellent and we had plenty of time to see the fish, eel, turtle and other marine wildlife that were passing by. We always felt very safe and the experience was very casual and never rushed.
The lunch exceeded our expectations as the Maui Waui burger was awesome and the Tecate and Mai Tais hit the spot after a fun morning adventure.
On the return boat ride to the harbor we saw multiple humpback whales, including a group of three that passed right under our boat! All in all an excellent adventure and great value. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it again and would recommend it to anyone of any swimming ability who would like a casual but informative snorkeling experience.
Written March 15, 2020
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Aloha paulfZ3290U, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write us a review! I'm very happy to see that you fully enjoyed your snorkel experience with the Maui Magic. We hope you get to take a trip to Maui again soon and we would LOVE to have you and your family out with us again! Mahalo, Nikki A.
Written March 16, 2020
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Jenny B
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Started out at 7:30 am and made our way to two snorkeling spots- Molokini and Makena - saw eels, turtles, a Hawaiian Monk seal, not to mention a menagerie of colorful fish and of course the whales! They served a very satisfying breakfast and lunch plus beverages on the way back. But the best part was our awesome crew. A huge shoutout to Captain Jason and Katie and the rest of the crew that made us feel like part of the gang. Our experience and enjoyment was their number one priority and I can’t recommend this tour more!!
Written January 17, 2020
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Aloha T5321OEjennyb, Mahalo for your review! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your snorkel tour with us on the Maui Magic. That's great that you were able to see so many different types of marine life! Thank you again for choosing the Maui Magic and we hope to see you again. -Nikki Andricci
Written January 20, 2020
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Jess H.
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is one of the only boats offering Molokini snorkel charters during these times of COVID-19, but it isn't worth one cent.

Not only did I feel at risk with the way they failed to enforce COVID-19 precautions throughout the trip but the service was terrible. The captain was very rude from the moment we met him and the crew appeared annoyed with us any time we interacted with them. The male crew member only gave very short and terse responses and the female crew member seemed to only want to talk to the other crew member or the captain. It really ruined our experience because we felt that we were a nuisance to them, rather than their paying customers.

Breakfast and lunch were meager attempts at a 'continental' breakfast or a delicious juicy burger, it was more like a small overcooked piece of rubber between two stale pieces of bread.

I love to support local business, but this was a disgraceful experience, and to think that this is what tourists are experiencing as a representation of Maui's aloha spirit is so sad. I hope others can save their money for a more worthy and welcoming boating opportunity. Very very disappointed.
Written August 21, 2020
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Aloha jh3277, I am very sorry that your trip wasn't what you had hoped for. I can guarantee you that our company takes COVID-19 very seriously and we are constantly taking precautions to make sure that everyone remains safe on board. We are diligent with temperature checks and health screenings before boarding and per the DLNR, we practice as much social distancing on board where practical. Crew members and guests on board wear face coverings when boarding and when feasible on the tour. Our employees follow proper protocols and sanitize the boat before the trip and continually during the tour. We constantly strive to make sure every guest on board has a memorable experience and I apologize if that wasn't the case during your trip. As a company that has been on Maui for over 35 years, we take great pride in our local community and providing the Aloha spirit. If you would like to further discuss your trip, please feel free to contact me personally: Mahalo, Nikki Andricci info@mauiclassiccharters.com 808-879-8188
Written November 11, 2020
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madbren
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
My family and I had the most amazing day on the Maui magic. Katie was INCREDIBLE. She was so kind and remembered the name of every single guest on the boat throughout the tour, making us feel welcome and truly cared for. We saw turtles at the reef, whales on the way back to the the harbor. Molokini was super fun. Cannot recommend this tour enough!!!
Written December 11, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review! I will be sure to pass this along to Katie and the rest of our crew and we hope to see you again. Mahalo, Nikki A.
Written December 30, 2020
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QJ
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Watching all sorts of fish and the most beautiful sea turtles beneath the surface, seeing clearly and breathing easily, is truly a real magic. The staff are so patient and helpful, they cook amazing food and keep everyone safe and comfortable. The captain made sure to bring us to the best locations based on the day's weather. I felt accommodated for everything from my safety and comfort to the carefree fun I was enjoying. I'd always go.
Written October 20, 2021
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Mahalo for your review and for joining us on the Maui Magic!
Written November 11, 2021
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Keala
Kapolei, HI1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Our family was visiting from Oahu and we wanted to try some of the tourist attractions while there are no tourists, so we planned a trip to Molokini crater. Overall the trip was enjoyable, Molokini was empty of people, freshly cooked lunch was delicious, and the all-female crew were very helpful and kind. Our complaint is that the captain seemed very irritated and annoyed, and he was very rude. We loved everything else, but will surely try to call ahead to make sure we never have the same captain again.
Written August 8, 2020
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Aloha KSaloha72, Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your snorkel trip, our crew members, and our fresh BBQ lunch. I wanted to sincerely apologize for the experience you had in regards with our captain. We want nothing more than for you to have the best experience possible. It would be extremely helpful if you could contact me personally so that we can follow up with the individual and make sure that this is something that never happens again. Mahalo for joining us and thank you for any further information you may be able to provide us. Aloha, Nikki Andricci info@mauiclassiccharters.com 808-879-8188
Written November 11, 2020
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David B
Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We have been snorkeling in Florida, Mexico and South Texas. This was by far the best experience we have ever had. The crew was awesome, the food was good, the atmosphere electric, the snorkeling and Snuba were an experience we will never forget. On the way back we enjoyed some adult beverages and good conversations with crew and guests. The fact the reef was in full action made it one of the most amazing snorkeling experiences to date. Definitely recommend this place to anyone coming to Maui.
David
Written August 29, 2021
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Mahalo David! We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience. Aloha!
Written November 11, 2021
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Colleen C
Solana Beach, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Phillip and the boat crew were friendly, informative and knowledgeable. We had an amazing day watching humpback whales, snorkeling at two different stops (Molokini and at a turtle beach. They have an underwater sonograph which captures the beautiful songs of the Humpback whales. We saw so many whales it was a lifetime experience. The Maui Magic crew paid attention to detail, were safety oriented and had great equipment. The boat size was perfect, not overly crowded and had a small group of people to enjoy the day with. This was definitely a highlight of our trip! Our daughter got to slide off the boat after snorkeling as a bonus!
Written February 17, 2023
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Mahalo for your review! So happy to hear you enjoyed listening to the whale songs with the hydrophone! It's a pretty amazing experience. We hope to see you again soon! Aloha, Nikki
Written February 24, 2023
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Dawn S
Schaller, Iowa, United States1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Maui Magic is the best snorkel tour in Maui! These guys know how to make you feel welcomed and treat you well! We started the day with on time check in and were welcomed with breakfast of muffins, fruit and juice/coffee/soda. The first stop was Molokini Crater. They then give you snorkel gear or you can sign up to Snuba! We chose Snuba and with great instructions and an attentive instructor we were on our way to enjoy all there is to see. You can even rent an underwater camera and they will transfer the photos to you! They offer a mid morning snack of Veggies and Dip with drinks on the way to Turtle Cove. Once there you get to snorkel/snuba dive while they prep lunch. They grilled hamburgers with all the trimmings and offer a vegan option as well. DELICOUS!! On the way back they offer cookies and additional beverages and adult beverages.

We had a great time and would highly recommend this tour to everyone!
Written September 13, 2022
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Thank you for choosing the Maui Magic! We are thrilled to hear you have a great time.
Written October 28, 2022
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