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From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso

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From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
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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
Hot Coffee, Tea, Ice-cold sodas and Juice
Informative and historical narration
Fuel surcharge
"Jump for Joy" jumping platform
Breakfast
Lunch
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Alcoholic drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off not included nor available
Optional wetsuit and underwater digital camera rentals
Paid parking is avail in front of Maui Ocean Center ($2/hour or $8/5hours)
Towels
101 Maalaea Rd , 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

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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. There is also paid parking in front of Maui Ocean Center the cost is $2.00/hour and $5.00/8hours . 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 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, pastries, and assorted fruit. For lunch, we have a deli sandwiches (Roast Beef, Ham, Chicken) or pulled pork sandwich with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, chips, and a cookie. Sodas, water, and juice are available anytime.
Apr 2022
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 From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso ?
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: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso ?
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: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso .

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  • "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

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star-5
Best snorkel tour yet!
Jaime_M
, Aug 2022
The staff were all so kind, funny, and accommodating! We loved them! Turtle town was amazing, although, I felt like there were too many people on top of the turtles. Nature first
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are so pleased to hear that you had an awesome snorkeling adventure and that that you enjoyed our amazing crew!
star-5
Crew member to the rescue
Chelsea_H
, Aug 2022
What an amazing time. However, I would love to talk about the crew, there was one lady that saved my whole trip. Her name was Daniellea (I belive) she saw I was getting sea sick so she brought me to a little corner, gave me water and some ginger chews. After about 10 minutes I was back jumping off the boat and going down the slide. If it wasn't for her, I would have been so sick the rest of the trip. Thank you so so so much.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your review! Our crew aboard Calypso are absolutely fantastic. We are so glad to hear that Daniellea was there to help you get back to the fun. Mahalo!
star-3
Good for an inexperienced snorkeler
Gianrocco_S
, Aug 2022
I would recommend this experience if you are new to snorkeling or have little ones. My family (with 2 teens) has a lot of experience and have found many free offshore spots that are just as good if not better than this experience. The PROS: The boat is huge so there is enough space for guests to sit and relax. The boat has 2 bathrooms and multiple stairs off the back for guests to quickly get in and out of the water. The equipment was good and they offered different floatation options to help stay in the water longer. The crew was great. Very helpful and safety was top of their priority list. You will see fish at the crater and your will see turtles in Turtle Town. The CONS: Too many people. You have a small space to swim around and I was kicked or bumped into dozens of times. When a turtle appeared you had to fight for a spot to see it. The day we booked the water was rough and all 4 of us had to take Dramamine. We don't get sea sick put the current flowed into the crater and the boat rocked a lot. The fish at the crater were just OK. Same fish you can see for free off the coast if you do some homework. Turtle town did produce turtles but like I said it was very congested. We aware that sea conditions may not be perfect. If you get a day like ours be prepared to possibly feel sick or deal with challenging conditions walking around the boat. All in all it was fun, crew was great but a lot of money for something we could do for free off the shore if you are experienced, research spots and have equipment.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that some aspects of your trip were anything less than wonderful. Part of what makes the Calypso snorkel tour unique, is that guests get to enjoy the day on a large vessel with lots of amenities such as slides, snorkel gear, excellent customer service, food, drinks, entertainment, and professional photographers that capture memories that last a lifetime!
star-5
Great Experience
Leslie_M
, Aug 2022
Great crew! The lifeguards were vigilant and the crew available to help as needed. Enjoyed the snorkeling and the water slides.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic snorkeling adventure and that you enjoyed our amazing captain and crew aboard Calypso!
star-5
Calypso fun
Lisa_S
, Aug 2022
Great boat for a family looking for fun. So many crew members to help both on the boat and in the water. We rented a go pro on the boat and also purchased the professional photo package. Both were worth the extra money!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your feedback! The snorkel tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is a fantastic family-friendly activity to while you are on Maui. We are glad that you all had a great time!
star-5
Fun family snorkeling
MaggieHiggins
, Aug 2022
Staff was FANTASTIC! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Plenty of time at both locations. Getting breakfast and lunch was great as we didn't need to pack any food or drinks.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
We appreciate your review! Our crew aboard Calypso are fantastic. We are glad to hear that you had a smooth and enjoyable time on the snorkel tour to Molokini.
star-5
Great family experience
VICKY_S
, Aug 2022
The staff was very helpful, boat and equipment very clean. we have so much fun! Pictures done by Ali are very cool. Thank you so much!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time snorkeling at Molokini aboard Calypso and that you got some great pictures to remember the trip!
star-5
Great snorkeling Experience
sgerard
, Jul 2022
The boat had plenty of seating both in the shade and sun. Both breakfast and lunch were delicious! Plus the crew provided snacks throughout the trip. All The crew were friendly and attentive. Snorkeling was easy and the crew acted as lifeguards for those needing assistance. This trip was great for families- we traveled with 3 grandparents and they were able to snorkel for a bit with assistance from the crew and then enjoy relaxing on the boat while the rest of us continued snorkeling. All in all a wonderful experience!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
AMAZING! Thank you for your review. The snorkel tour aboard Calypso is one of the best activities to do on Maui. We are pleased to hear that you all had a wonderful afternoon. Mahalo!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome Experience
Robert_C
, Jul 2022
The whole trip was awesome from begging to end. Food was great, diving locations were awesome especially at turtle town.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review! The snorkel tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is fantastic! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time. Mahalo!
star-5
Amazing Adventure !
VICTORIA_S
, Jul 2022
Fantastic, fun, knowledgeable and responsive staff that always made you feel cared for and safe. Lifeguards on board too !!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Our crew aboard Calypso are the best! Safety is our top priority. We are pleased to hear that you all had a blast!
star-5
Awesome day
Ami_E
, Jul 2022
Entire crew was great with jokes, advise, safety, information, and entertainment. Gluten free options are available but limited.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Our crew aboard Calypso are the best! Thank you for joining us for an awesome snorkeling adventure.
star-5
Delightful boat and snorkeling tour
James_Y
, Jul 2022
Gorgeous clear water at crater; crew was very helpful and friendly to our large family group. Everyone enjoyed it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your review! The snorkel tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is fantastic! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time. Mahalo!
star-5
Molokini is so clear....
candy_T
, Jul 2022
Molokini is so clear. Crew is friendly. Boat is nice. Saw two turtles but I think being early off the boat helped. Turtles seemed to leave not long after all the people showed up.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your review! The snorkel tour to Molokini is one of the best places to view marine life. We are glad that you all had a blast!
star-5
Perfect snorkeling adventure for families!
Susan_G
, Jul 2022
The crew was fantastic and the ship was well equipped for every thing you could need for snorkeling. The first stop was pretty limited to where you could swim so I had to be careful not to bump into other snorkelers from my boat. But the second stop actually required swimming for about 10 minutes out to look for turtles. I really liked the nice variety of food and drinks included-the bbq pork was delicious! Everyone was so nice and helpful and made the trip lots of fun. Plus we had great weather for sailing. It’s a bigger boat which also helped prevent motion sickness. I would recommend going especially if you’re new (or it’s been a long time) to snorkeling or have children with you. They had a range of flotation devices to help you feel safe and relaxed in the water.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
The snorkel tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is a great family-friendly activity to do while you're on Maui. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and that you all had a blast!
star-5
Snorkel
Anthony_D
, Jul 2022
Awesome adventure very friendly and always there to offer additional assistance Food was great and worth the money for sure
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review! The views from Ma'alaea harbor are fantasic. We are happy to hear that you had a great time snorkeling aboard Quicksilver.
star-5
Molokini snorkeling paradise
Freya_M
, Jul 2022
Loved swimming with the turtles. The photographer got some great photos of the turtles and my son. Beautiful views of the islands and the snorkeling was fantastic. Such clear water. We had a great time!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
AMAZING! Thank you for your review. The snorkel tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is fantastic! We are glad that you all had a blast!
star-3
It's a fun experience.
Vijetha_A
, Jul 2022
The tour itself was good. Captain and his crew were informative, attentive, helpful and sweet. However, I am giving 3 stars. I reduced 1 star because, I did not see as many fish as I had hoped. You can see more fish and varieties if you go to any other beach for free. I know it's not their fault. But I did pay for a snorkeling tour. I reduced another star for food. We are vegetarians and we got a side salad as our main. I was not expecting that when their website said vegetarian options available. Vegetarians need carbs and protein too. Especially, after a 2 hour swim in the ocean. Now to the good part. The tour had slides and dive boards to jump into the 200ft deep ocean. When is that not fun! They had a smaller slide and a big slide keeping kids and adults in mind. We got free ice creams. Because of the deep water, I learnt how to dive underwater. They gave us good snorkel gears, differnt kinds of floatation, wet suit (if required), crew members on the water continuously guiding and helping us. The crater itself was beautiful to look at. Overall, it was a good way to spend the morning. If you have kids, I would highly recommend this tour (you know your kid is safe and can look at the deep deep ocean).
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate any comments that our passengers choose to share. We are sorry to hear that the vegetarian meal options were not as expected. We are changing our catering company and will be improving upon the food that is available to our customers. We are glad to hear that you and your family still had a great time snorkeling and jumping off of the diving boards. Mahalo!
star-5
A must do
Ariana_C
, Jul 2022
It was an amazing experience, we really enjoyed the Molokini crater. I eould definitely do it again. The food was delicious and there was plenty of food. They even gave us ice cream which was amazing, I was feeling queasy and after the ice cream I got much better. Loved the water slide and the platform to jump feom the boat.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you had a great snorkeling adventure and that you loved the food. Thank you for joining us for a fantastic boating adventure aboard Calypso!
star-5
Incredible Experience!
kathrynpierce91
, Jul 2022
Awesome experience. The crew had us covered for every moment of the trip. From incredible snorkeling, slides, a boat tour of Maui, and ensuring our safety the entire way, this was incredible. Would give more than 5 stars if I could! An absolute must do in Maui!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your your review. The safety of our passengers is our top priority aboard Calypso! We are so pleased to hear that you had a spectacular time on the snorkel tour to Molokini.
star-5
Captain Greg's Snorkel Adventure
Jack_M
, Jul 2022
Captain Greg and crew were great! Loved his humor and also the jump! Food was just what we needed and his snorkel tutorial took the end off of some of our anxiety. My daughter enjoyed renting the GoPro from Marley. Overall a great experience had by all!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review! The amenities provided on Calypso make the trip and snorkeling experience so fun! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful time.

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