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Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)

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Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)

From $149.95 / person

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more

Safety measures
icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Over 200 different species of fish inhabit Molokini Crater, and you have the chance to search for them all aboard this Maui snorkeling tour. Inside this ancient volcanic caldera that rises up out of the sea, you might also find manta rays, sea urchins, eels, or even a harmless shark. This tour also stops at a spot called Turtle Town along the Maui coastline, where you have the chance to swim alongside enormous Hawaiian Green sea turtles. Enjoy amenities like a glass-bottom viewing room and snorkeling equipment as well as a buffet lunch on the triple-decker catamaran.
  • Snorkel at Molokini Crater
  • Come face to face with Hawaiian Green sea turtles
  • Professional lifeguards and glass bottom viewing port
  • Enjoy breakfast and lunch while cruising the coast
  • Splash off the onboard water slide
  • All snorkeling gear included
  • Catamaran has three restrooms and two freshwater showers

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour takes you to great snorkeling spots aboard a catamaran with showers and two waterslides.

Additional Details

Duration: 5 hours: Tour Duration is 5 - 6 hours; depending on ocean conditions.<br/>Molokini Snorkel Adventure: Visit Maui’s #1 snorkeling and diving destination Molokini Crater. Located 3 miles off Maui, the visibility is often 180 feet! Also stop at the world famous "Turtle Town" to swim with sea turtles.
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Two slides
Maui's only triple-decker catamaran with plenty of seating
Glass-bottom viewing room
Professional captain and crew
Use of top-quality snorkel gear and flotation devices
Ice-cold sodas and juice
Informative and historical narration
Fuel surcharge
"Jump for Joy" jumping platform
Optional pay on-board "SNUBA". Available for guests 8 years and up. Certain health restrictions apply. SNUBA® allows gets to enjoy the simplicity of snorkeling and also the wonders of breathing underwater. SNUBA® is a unique patented shallow water diving system bridging the gap between snorkeling and scuba diving
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Alcoholic drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off not included nor available
Optional wetsuit and underwater digital camera rentals

Departure Point

101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

HARBOR ADDRESS: 101 Maalaea Rd, Maalaea HI 96763. WHERE @ HARBOR: SLIP 82 MANDATORY CHECK-IN: 6:45am PROMPT DEPARTURE: 7:30am PARKING: Paid parking is avail. next to boat ($.50/ hour) & the free parking lot is between the Maui Ocean Center and the 76 Gas Station.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian & Gluten-Free option is available; please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A 48-hour notice is required for cancellation or reschedule.
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age: 21 years old.
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew!
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All Snorkel Spots Are Determined Daily Weather Permitting. Please Understand and Respect Captain’s Decision on Snorkel Locations – In Your Best Interest.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Calypso Charters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where do we depart from on the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:Slip 82, South Ferry Dock, 101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI, 96763
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the dock for the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:Yes, you can park near the boat. Parking is $0.50/hour. You will want to Pay for 6 hours ($3.00) to make sure you have plenty of time. You can pay in cash or with a credit card.
Mar 2021
Q:
How early do I need to check in for the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:Check-in time is at 6:45 am at Slip 82, South Ferry Dock, 101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI, 96763
Mar 2021
Q:
What type of boat is used during the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:Our power catamaran is built with three decks of fun. When the boat is moving forward, the twin hulls cut through the water, so the catamaran rides on top of the sea-surface winds. This leads to a comfortable, smooth trip for you and your group.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are there shaded areas to relax on the catamaran during the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso?
A:Two of the cabins are completely covered to provide ample shade, but both ends are open to the sea air. The huge tinted windows along both the port and starboard sides ensure that you always have a good view of the great Pacific beyond the railings.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I participate in the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso if I am not a strong swimmer/snorkeler?
A:Absolutely! The crew will patiently instruct you in the use of our snorkel gear. In addition to the essential mask, fins, and snorkel sets, we also offer prescription masks and comfortable flotation devices for your use.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I join my group if I don't want to get into the water during the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso?
A:Yes - If you don’t want to snorkel or swim, Calypso has a glass bottom in one section of the boat, so you can watch your friends watch the fish. And if you decide to join them later for your own snorkeling experience, reaching the water is simple.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring for the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:We recommend that you wear your bathing suit under your regular clothes and bring a towel, waterproof camera, sunscreen, a hat, and cash for the ‘cash bar.’
Mar 2021
Q:
What kind of food is provided during the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:For breakfast, we have muffins, banana bread, and assorted fruit. For lunch, we have a Turkey sandwich on Ciabatta bread, coleslaw, chips, and a cookie. Ice-cold sodas, water, and juice are available anytime.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are there vegetarian options available during the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available. Let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout. Also, be sure to call us at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to your sailing for confirmation.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a restroom on the boat during the Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Calypso from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:Yes, there are three restrooms on board for your convenience. There are also freshwater showers to rinse off once you are done swimming/snorkeling.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor).

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do bring your own towel ( and wet suit if you like to stay warm in the water)." See review
  • "Give yourself plenty of time for parking, walking there, etc." See review
  • "If you want to really enjoy snorkeling, it may be better to be in a smaller group on a smaller boat." See review

Reviews

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441 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Not as expected, but good.
John_M
, Oct 2021
The crew was great. The trip was comfortable. The snorkeling was fun, the snuba experience was amazing, the breakfast was from Costco, but ok, the lunch was NOT the promised hawaiian BBQ buffet, but room temperature (supposed to be cold) turkey sandwiches (mine was soggy from the lettuce getting warm), thethe American cheese was gooey and terrible, and then lays chips.... terrible. I will say the crew - especially Emily and Annie - everyone, was great! Helpful, happy, engaging .... Overall a good Eveleth with just a few disappointments. They should send out notifications if they have to make changes to the programs....
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing crew aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini :)
star-5
Worth every penny....beyond expectations!
Susan_O
, Oct 2021
From the outstanding Crew, to the super fun slide and our first SNUBA experience! What an EPIC day!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
AWESOME! Snuba is such a great activity aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini.
star-5
Snorkeling Molokini
Liz_P
, Oct 2021
This was an Anniversary trip for 31 years ago we got married in Maui. We took a trip to Molokini like this one. ❤️
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Congratulations and thank you for joining us aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini.
star-5
Great morning
mdecker
, Oct 2021
We had a great morning on this boat tour. It was 1/2 capacity so did not feel like jammed in like cattle. Breakfast was fruit, muffin and banana bread. Lunch was sandwich, cookie, chips and soda. Great places for snorkeling and the staff are very friendly and they are willing to help you all the time.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to review the snorkeling tour to Molokini aboard Calypso!
star-5
An experience worth repeating.
Caroline_W
, Oct 2021
From the very beginning the crew at Viator made this an amazing experience. The communication prior to the trip was very useful, with parking suggestions and what to bring along. They were very friendly greeting us at the pier and did a great job of checking us in and explaining everything to us. Everyone remained masked and safe throughout the trip (unless swimming, eating or drinking) and we felt safe and well cared for. The pilot did a great job of guiding us through the waves and chop to two great snorkeling locations. At the first location we saw MANY different fish. The fish were obviously used to swimmers and had no problem swimming and hanging out near our toes. The crew made sure that swimmers of all ability levels could enjoy the water and they had lifeguards in the water and on the boat deck to watch and ensure that everyone stayed safe. At the second location we saw beautiful reef and Turtles! At first you had to really check out the contours of the sand to see them, then once you saw their outline it was easy to spot more. Those that were swimming around were easier to see and very cute. We would definitely recommend this trip to others and plan to do it again, on the same boat, with friends. We had a great day.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of the Molokini snorkeling tour aboard Calypso. Sounds like a great day!
star-5
Snorkeling at its best
James_M
, Sep 2021
Enjoyed the molokini snorkeling & the slide, jumping platform off the boat. Crew was very helpful & meals were good. Saw lots of turtles too. Naturalist helped us find under water creatures
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Turtles and slides! Thank you for joining us aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Memorable moment in Maui
Lauren_T
, Sep 2021
We had a great time snorkeling, enjoyed the tropical fish and coral Reefs, were able to Swim with the sea turtles, and create memorable moments with friends. what could be better than that? Tony and the crew were amazing, extremely helpful and first class all the way!! Definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Nothing better than swimming with turtles on the Molokini snorkeling tour aboard Calypso! Thank you for your recommendation
star-5
Beautiful and relaxing
Claudia_R
, Sep 2021
The crew on the Calypso were a delight. They were very attentive. I felt very secure with their knowledge of the boat and snorkeling/snuba expertise. We saw lots of beautiful fish, coral and sea turtles. Swimming in the pristine water was a wonderful experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience snorkeling Molokini aboard the Calypso boat tour! Snuba diving is so much fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was such an amazing...
Jennifer_G
, Sep 2021
This was such an amazing experience! The boat was awesome and the crew were incredible. They were so helpful and knowledgeable and ensured everyone had the best possible time!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Perfect! Thank you for taking the time to review the Molokini snorkeling tour aboard Calypso.
star-5
Great crew
Todd_M
, Sep 2021
Great crew helping out. Due to rocky waves at Molokini my grandson was a little sick but the crew helped out to make sure he was ok. We felt very comfortable with the crew
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
The Calypso crew is awesome! Thank you for joining us on the Molokini snorkeling tour.

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