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From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Snorkel Aboard Malolo

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Wailuku, United States
From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Snorkel Aboard Malolo

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Go snorkeling off the coast of Maui on this boat tour on board 'the Malolo,' a 55-foot (17-meter) power catamaran. Cruise to one of two snorkeling sites—either Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens—where you can swim along the reef system to watch for colorful fish and other marine life. The location is selected by the captain depending on the daily conditions. If you're lucky, you may spot turtles or whales, too. Equipment and instructions are provided by the crew. Lunch (hot dog and soda) by selecting the upgrade option when booking.
  • Maui snorkeling tour
  • Travel by catamaran to either Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens
  • Look for fish and other Hawaiian marine life along the reef
  • Optional lunch available for purchase when booking
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Professional, safety-oriented captain and crew
Transport on a 55-foot power catamaran
Top-of-the-line snorkel equipment
Flotation devices
Lunch
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Wetsuit and underwater camera (available for rent)
Hotel pickup and drop-off NOT INCLUDED OR OFFERED
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300 Maalaea Rd , 300 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

Check-In: 12:30 PM Departure: 1:00 PM Directions: Meet at Boss Frog's Dive and Surf (Ma'alaea Location) next door to Beach Bums. Meeting Address: 300 Ma'alaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793 Departure Point: Ma'alaea Harbor, Slip 87

1:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian & Gluten-Free option is available; please advise at time of booking if required.
  • A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation or reschedule.
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum drinking age: 21 years old.
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew!
  • All Snorkel Spots Are Determined Daily Weather Permitting. Please Understand and Respect Captain’s Decision on Snorkel Locations – In Your Best Interest.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 66 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Malolo 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is there public parking near the departure point for the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini?
A:Yes, you can park near the boat. There is also paid parking in front of Maui Ocean Center the cost is $2.00/hour and $5.00/8 hours . You will want to pay for 3 hours to make sure you have plenty of time. (Rates subject to change at any time.)
Apr 2022
Q:
How long is the boat ride to Molokini on the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:The boat ride is approximately 45 mins to 1 hour in each direction.
Mar 2021
Q:
How much time do we spend snorkeling during the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini?
A:On average, we spend approximately 1-1.5 hours snorkeling.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board for the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:Yes - there are two restrooms on board for your convenience.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimwear, sunglasses, a towel, a camera, and cash/credit card for any additional purchases.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a Vegetarian/Vegan option for lunch on the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini?
A:Yes, but we must know in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drink on the Maui Afternoon Snorkeling Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:Yes, you may bring your own food and drink, however outside alcohol is not permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Snorkel Aboard Malolo?
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 From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Snorkel Aboard Malolo.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Snorkel Aboard Malolo?
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 From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Afternoon (PM) Snorkel Aboard Malolo.

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  • "If you are not comfortable snorkeling on your own, this is the trip for you." See review
  • "To go to Hawaii and waste a day with subpar snorkeling is not ideal." See review
  • "If you're ok with just taking a boat ride out for 45 minutes, seeing a little bit of coral and a few fish, and then hopping back on the boat you'll love it." See review

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star-5
Snorkeling Molokini Crater
Viengkeo_I
, Aug 2022
We were very lucky to get calm waters and less ppl/crowds on our snorkeling day! I’m not a swimmer and was very reluctant to do this excursion. I’m glad I did it! They provide floatation belts, swim noodles, paddle boards. Actual excursion for snorkeling was 45min, snorkeling gear & fins were provided.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Safety is our top priority aboard Malolo! We appreciate your review and are pleased to hear that you had a smooth and enjoyable time snorkeling.
star-5
We saw a variety of fish....
Kathy_B
, Aug 2022
We saw a variety of fish. Even pet a octopus. Water was crystal clear. Staff was friendly. Great pictures of the teenagers underwater. Only wish we had photos of all of us in the water. Overall best thing we did on Maui.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your review! The snorkel tour aboard Malolo is fantastic! We are happy to hear that you saw some really cool marine animals. Mahalo for joining us!
star-5
Forecast called for winds...
Rob_L
, Aug 2022
Forecast called for winds up to 30mph and winds were so strong at the marina we were certain our trip on the mololo was going to be cancelled. Captain found the calmest, bluest, water we could have imagined and saw amazing fish and even an octopus. Highly highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
AWESOME! We appreciate your feedback. The snorkel tour aboard Malolo is one of the best places to view amazing marine animals. We are happy to hear that you had a blast and that you enjoyed our crew!
star-5
Great snorkeling trip to Molokini
Mike_C
, Jul 2022
My two teenagers and I had the best snorkeling experience. The staff looked out for us in the water and the boat ride was fun too! We definitely recommend this trip to others.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback! The snorkel tour aboard Malolo is a fantastic family-friendly activity to while you are on Maui. We are glad that you all had a great time!
star-5
Amazing adventure in Maui
Christine_V
, Jul 2022
This was a wonderful adventure. The water was so clear. We were able to see the coral and fish. I would highly recommend anyone coming to a Maui go on this boat trip. Well worth it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your review! The snorkel tour aboard Malolo is absolutely fantastic! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time snorkeling. Mahalo!
star-5
Amazing!
Angie_M
, Jul 2022
The crew was extremely helpful and made the trip so fun! 10/10 recommend will do it again when I return to Maui!!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for your review! We are happy to hear that you had a smooth and enjoyable snorkeling adventure aboard Malolo!
star-3
A nice afternoon in Maui
Patrick_Z
, Jul 2022
Overall this was a nice way to spend an afternoon in Maui with some limitations. Very helpful staff, nice catamaran, free sodas/cookies and ok snorkeling. I would recommend this trip but here are a few limitations: we didn’t end up in Molokini (snorkeling nature preserve), which for us was part of signing up for this particular trip since it is written in the photo, we ended up by the west end of Maui in an ok snorkeling spot (10-15ft of water with a some variety of fish) but the water had lots of brown debris which made it a bit hard to see fish below. The lunch/snack was hotdogs which do not appeal to everyone so many just ate chips and yummy cookies. The boat was full, so there wasn’t much room to move to another part of the ship, you could go stand up front, but mostly everyone stayed in the seats they first sat down in (whether in shade or full sun). So definitely a nice afternoon in Maui but with limitations maybe a little pricey at almost $90 per person.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your trip was anything less than expected. On Rare occasions we do need to reroute the boat to ensure our passengers safety. We are pleased to hear that you still had a great time aboard Malolo. Mahalo!
star-5
Great
Justin_T
, Jul 2022
Great crew and great experience. Great crew and great experience. Great crew and great experience…..
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you had a good time and that you enjoyed our amazing captain and crew aboard Malolo!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not what I was expecting; Not great
Tony_S
, Jul 2022
Didn't take us out to Turtle Town or Molokini, said most of the time they don't make it there because of winds. May as well say as much in their online offering. We went to not a great dive spot, could see a few fish and that's about it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We appreciate your feedback. Snorkeling locations are always based on current weather conditions, with the final decision made by our experienced captain. Passenger safety and comfort are the top priorities aboard the Malolo.We are so sorry to hear about this! We appreciate your response and are sorry to hear that your tour was anything less than expected.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun trip!
Traci_R
, Jul 2022
Great first time snorkeling. The floor deck was hot so that caused for some panic with kids— but otherwise it was great!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! The snorkel tour from Ma'alaea is a great family-friendly activity. Thank you for choosing us for your very first time snorkeling!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Friendly crew and nice...
Tom_K
, Jul 2022
Friendly crew and nice boat. Even with the wind, it was a fun afternoon for some easy snorkeling with kids.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Sounds like a spectacular snorkeling adventure aboard Malolo!
star-5
Very nice time!
leah_b
, Jul 2022
The gentlemen that worked on the boat were fun, helpful and courteous! We had a nice time and we all felt very safe.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review! Safety is our number one priority aboard Malolo. We are pleased to hear that you all had a blast!
star-5
Awsome crew
Robert_R
, Jul 2022
Our trip was cut short do to bad weather. But the crew was Awsome they made the best out of a bad situation
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that some aspects of your trip were anything less then wonderful. We are glad to hear that our amazing crew was able to provide you with stellar service.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Not worth it
JOSH_A
, Jul 2022
Trip was canceled half way to Molokini. Had to turn around because of high winds . Captain said we would all be refunded . Was also promised the hot dog , chip and soda lunch which we never received. All around bad experience. Very disappointed
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your trip was anything less than expected. On Rare occasions we do need to reroute the boat to ensure our passengers safety. Please contactus on your next trip to Maui, we would love the chance to win you over.
star-2
Could have been better
Suresh_K
, Jul 2022
Unless you are a good swimmer this is not a good option. The safety handout said that non/weak swimmers will be given a ‘snorkeling 101’ at the first stop. There was no first stop. You strap on the floaties, jump in the water and pray to god. It would have helped if the crew has checked the fit of the gear before each person got into water; one or more of the crew was “in” the water with non/weak swimmers. Would not have minded paying more for a better supervised snorkeling trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. With a full boat and crew it can be difficult to monitor every passenger individually. In the future, please do not hesitate to ask any of our experienced crew for assistance. Safety is our top priority aboard Malolo!
star-5
Great experience for the family!
Christopher_C
, Jul 2022
Crew was really great. Well run tour! Surf conditions were challenging all around the islands, but they took us to a really great location that was calm with lots to see.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with an amazing snorkeling adventure aboard Malolo!
star-3
Good snorkeling but not Molokini
JackyH
, Jul 2022
Good snorkeling trip overall, but I am INCREDIBLY disappointed that we didn’t go to Molokini Crater or Tutrtle Town, as advertised. We weren’t told we weren’t going there prior to departure, and if we had been, I would’ve asked for my money back. “Coral Gardens” was a coral reef that didn’t outshine any other coral reef I’ve seen, and to be frank, I did better snorkeling behind my hotel in Maui. This was our only opportunity to visit Molokini Crater and we missed it without any explanation. If it was due to “rough seas” and the captain’s decision, that should’ve been told to the passengers ahead of time. If you’re looking for some snorkeling for your family- this is a good trip; food is provided, there’s a nice crew and you swim in safe waters. We saw gorgeous coral and fish. If you’re looking for Molokini Crater, however, try another tour that will guarantee it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. It is difficult for us to notify passengers ahead of time of the weather inconveniences because passengers often book through third party companies, and because weather changes day to day and even sometimes by the hour. We are glad to hear that you still had a good time snorkeling aboard Malolo.
star-3
Snorkel time
LaShonia_D
, Jul 2022
Well we got confused at meet up time. The crew was good enough to linger and let our friend get there. For that gesture by the young man wearing a baseball cap and was also lifeguarding at 1000% I give 10 stars. Overall experience 4 star the fish were few the crewman on the mic was junky with his attitude. People putting hands all over food a 0 especially post covid and post snorkeling lol
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than expected. We are looking into aspects of your trip where we may have fell short, so that we can improve upon them in the future. We are glad that our amazing crew was there to make your experience more enjoyable.
star-2
Not worth it
Yvette_F
, Jul 2022
Overrated and overpriced. We had better snorkeling at the beaches on our own. Not worth paying for this
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We appreciate your feedback and we are sorry to hear that the weather conditions were less than ideal. Please contact us on your next trip to Maui. We would love the chance to win you over.
star-4
Snork It!!!
Kyvan_L
, Jul 2022
My second time snorkeling and I loved it. The water is so clear that I could see fishes swimming below my feet.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
AMAZING! Sounds like a fantastic time snorkeling aboard Malolo.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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