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Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)
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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 Travellers Choose This Tour

This tour takes you to great snorkeling spots aboard a catamaran with showers and two waterslides.
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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
Breakfast
Lunch
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!
  • Travellers 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 travellers
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 sanitisation during Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso (MAUI / Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised 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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Traveller 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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518 reviews

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star-5
My brother, fiancé, and I...
Anonymous
, Jan. 2022
My brother, fiancé, and I took this tour in mid December and we absolutely loved it! The visibility at the crater is incredible and we saw so many beautiful fish. The crew were all so sweet and helpful. We even saw turtles! I would absolutely recommend to anyone. We will for sure be back next time we are in Maui.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
This sounds like a lovely family activity for your Maui vacation! Thank you so much for joining us aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini.
star-3
It’s not worth the money....
Rose_m
, Jan. 2022
It’s not worth the money. Not enough breakfast. They ran out. Lunch was not good. Coleslaw was rotten and people where all throwing it away. Staff was great and helpful. Snorkeling was amazing. Just not worth 150 bucks a person. The boat was fun. Slides where fun for the kids. Etc. Maybe for a cheaper price and get rid of the breakfast because we did not get any Anyway.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your cruise. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. We are looking into every aspect of your trip to find where we fell short so that we can address those issues immediately.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Will do it again!
Albert_W
, Jan. 2022
The whales and the view was ( whale) worth the trip. We had a great time. And the crew was very nice.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Haha! Whale we appreciate your review!
star-5
Amazing Morning at Molokini
Jacqueline_M
, Jan. 2022
We had a great day aboard Calypso! The crew were all very kind, fun, and professional. Breakfast (muffins and fruit), snacks (veggies and cookies), and lunch (pulled pork or turkey sandwich with chips) were all delicious and served in a timely manner. There is a photographer on board who takes lots of pictures of you boarding, riding on the boat, and snorkeling in the water. The snorkeling in Molokini was gorgeous and so fun. Definitely recommend renting a wetsuit ($10) if you’re going in the winter months. We rented them and were comfortable, but I imagine the people who didn’t were pretty chilly! We didn’t get to go to Turtle Town (dangerous waves with little visibility) but our captain instead took us whale watching for the remaining time, where we got to see whales come right up to our boat! It was incredible. My husband and I had a great morning/afternoon aboard Calypso and would definitely recommend this adventure to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
We appreciate you sharing your experience aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Fun snorkeling trip
Christy_W
, Jan. 2022
Fun trip and great snorkeling. We weren’t able to go to the second location because of the sea conditions but they made the best to help ensure everyone had fun and we saw some other sites and found some whales on the way back. Great crew and trip
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Mahalo! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Molokini snorkeling tour aboard Calypso.
star-5
Excellent
Ronak_N
, Jan. 2022
Very attentive crew members. Best place to snorkel. Excellent cruise service. Must do Calypso cruise!
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thank you for taking the time to give the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini a 5 star review!
star-4
Snuba was a cool experience
Todd_W
, Jan. 2022
The guides were really good and the snuba experience was really cool. I didn’t give this five stars because we weren’t able to go to turtle town because of visibility. I realize this wasn’t the crew’s fault but that part of it was disappointing. I would highly recommend if turtle town is part of it. There just isn’t enough to see by snorkel or snuba if turtle town isn’t included.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
SNUBA is a very unique experience, we are glad you got to try it aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini.
star-2
Unmemorable.
Asokan_S
, Jan. 2022
Not a memorable experience, herded with large group of people. Better to sail with one of the smaller charters
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
The Calypso vessel was constructed to host snorkeling tours for all ages and abilities in comfort. The three levels make it a very sturdy boat and there is plenty of recreation to choose from even if you didnt snorkel. We appreciate your feedback.
star-5
Book this trip!
Vanessa_W
, Jan. 2022
The service was fantastic! Although we only saw a few turtles at Turtle Town, we had good snorkeling at the first stop and we saw a lot of whales.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Wonderful! Whale watching and snorkeling aboard the Calypso is awesome. Thanks for joining us.
star-4
Tropics and the fish in the volcano
Allen_P
, Jan. 2022
Snorkeling in Molokini. Great variety of fish and an eel and sea urchins and coral. Warm water. Over at Turtle Bay, very cold and really couldn’t see much. Maybe saw one turtle. Not good. Strong surge and really had to swim far to see anything. Our kids, though, saw a few turtles
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed snorkeling at Molokini aboard the Calypso. Turtle spotting is an adventure, as they are wild marine life!

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