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One of the top things to do in Maui is a snorkel cruise. Maui is regarded as one of the best snorkel destinations in Hawaii. Choose from a variety of snorkeling tours departing from Kaanapali, Lahaina and Maalaea Harbor and explore Maui's tropical reefs. Cruise to top snorkeling spots such as Molokini Crater, Lanai, Mala Wharf, Coral Gardens, Olowalu and Honolua Bay. Cruise with Maui’s top snorkel boats such as Pride of Maui, Calypso, Pacific Whale Foundation, Trilogy, Sea Maui and more!

Hawaii Activities has the best snorkel cruises on Maui. Find great deals and discounts on the most popular Maui snorkeling tours. Book early as they sell out quickly!

There is a large selection of Maui snorkel cruises that go to many different locations around the island. To help you select the perfect option for you, check out this ultimate guide to book the best snorkeling tour on Maui.


Frequently Asked Questions


Where is the best place to snorkel on Maui?

Maui is home to countless perfect snorkel spots, the most popular ones can be reached by joining one of the many fun Maui boat tours.


1. Molokini Crater Snorkel - Molokini Crater is Maui’s number one snorkeling destination! Located about 9 miles offshore (1 hour boat ride), Molokini Crater is a half moon shaped volcanic atoll. The water here is exceptionally clear and teeming with tropical aquatic life thanks to its protected status as a Marine Life Conservation District. Most tours will depart from Maalaea Harbor. Top 5 Molokini Snorkel Cruises: Pride of Maui, Calypso, Pacific Whale Foundation, Aqua Adventures, Alii Nui.


2. Lanai Snorkeling Tours - One of Maui’s most popular snorkel locations is not on Maui, it is across the channel at Island of Lanai. Snorkel the pristine waters of Manele Bay with Pacific Whale Foundation Lanai Snorkel & Dolphin Watch from Lahaina, or Sea Maui Lanai Half Day Snorkel from Kaanapali Beach.

The best way to explore Lanai Island is with the all-inclusive Trilogy Discover Lanai Cruise. This tour is the best Lanai snorkeling adventure! In addition to experiencing great snorkeling at Hulopoe Beach, a protected marine preserve, you can get off the boat and explore the island. Relax on the beach, hike to Sweetheart Rock, and swim at pristine tide pools! It also includes a premium BBQ lunch and an optional 2-hour tour of Lanai city.


3. West Maui Snorkel - You don't always need to sail far to reach incredible snorkeling sites. The tropical reefs of west maui are an underwater dream come true. Enjoy convenient departures from Kaanapali beach. Depending on ocean conditions of the day you will explore the tropical reefs of Mala Wharf, Olowalu, Honolua Bay. The best Kaanapali snorkel tours are Sea Maui 2-Stop Snorkel Cruise, Sea Maui Express Mala Wharf Snorkel Sail, Trilogy Discover Kaanapali Cruise, and PacWhale Ocean Spirit Honolua Bay.



What is the best snorkel cruise for advanced and expert snorkelers?

Maui Snorkel Cruise Molokini Wild Side Adventure is a great option for more advanced snorkelers. This Molokini snorkeling tour takes you to the back wall of Molokini, an amazing snorkel spot for intermediate to advanced snorkelers. Enjoy more freedom to explore on this smaller group adventure and visit incredible destinations not easily reachable by larger boats.


Which snorkel cruises are the most family-friendly?

Pacific Whale Foundation Molokini and Calypso have the best deals for families, one child free per one adult. Calypso is also known for the most fun family-friendly boat thanks to its 3 decks, 2 waterslides and second deck jumping platform!


What is the Cheapest and Most Affordable snorkel cruise on Maui?

The afternoon cruises are typically cheaper than the morning ones. Calypso and Maui Classic Charters have the most affordable snorkeling tours on Maui.


Can I add SNUBA to my snorkel tour?

SNUBA diving is a great experience for novice snorkelers wanting more time below the surface. Feel what it feels like to breathe underwater. A great introduction to the world of SCUBA diving for anyone who loves to snorkel and swim in the ocean. Top Maui SNUBA Tours: Aqua Adventures, Trilogy Discover Lanai from Lahaina Harbor, Trilogy Discover Molokini, Trilogy Discover Lanai.


Maui Snorkel Boat Sizes:

There are snorkel boats of all sizes on Maui, knowing the difference when choosing is the best way to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience.

Large Boats (100 - 140 pax) - Calypso, Pride of Maui, PacWhale, Four Winds - These boats are all very large catamarans that provide a very smooth and stable ride and offer the most amenities and comforts on board. These are the most friendly to snorkelers of all skill levels.

Medium Boats (50 - 80 pax) - Trilogy, Alii Nui, Maui Magic, Leilani - Enjoy the same amenities and comforts as many of the larger boats but with a smaller crowd and a bit more luxury.

Small Boats (20 - 40 pax) - Sea Maui, Aqua Adventures, Aloha Blue Charters - Enjoy a small crowd size and more personalized service aboard these Maui snorkel adventures.

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Latest reviews of Coral Gardens & Kaanapali Snorkel

Loved it

2021/08/01 Families with Young Children Savannah

My family and I enjoyed our afternoon snorkeling.Lunch was great and the staff was awesome.

July 14 afternoon snorkel

2021/07/16 Families Eloisa

The staff was amazing and very attentive to everyone. BBQ lunch was super yummy.

Awesome trip

2021/06/28 Families with Young Children Rick

Awesome people ! They did a great job job of ensuring everyone had a good time

Fun snorkeling in Lanai

2021/04/14 Families with Young Children andres

Had a great snorkel morning with the kids in Lanai. The staff was very informative and pleasant. Very well organized and nice activity for the entire family. A great option to spend a morning while visiting Maui.

They did not provide the name of the boat

2020/01/04 Couples J Abernathy

The company did not state the name of the snorkel boat. My cab driver could not locate the boat and others had no idea what boat we were to go on. Later we noted in small print a reference to the name of the boat doing... more

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Great snorkel cruise from Kaanapali beach.

2019/08/11 Families Steve B.

Trip, crew, boat and food were great! Crew was professional and friendly. Trilogy III was spacious and comfortable. Food provided accommodated family members with allergies to gluten, peanuts and tree nuts. Was our s... more

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Coral Gardens & Kaanapali Snorkel (Snorkeling Cruises & Tours), Maui tours & activities, fun things to do in Maui | HawaiiActivities.com
One of the top things to do in Maui is a snorkel cruise. Maui is regarded as one of the best snorkel destinations in Hawaii. Choose from a variety of snorkeling tours departing from Kaanapali, Lahaina and Maalaea Harbor and explore Maui's tropical reefs. Cruise to top snorkeling spots such as Molokini Crater, Lanai, Mala Wharf, Coral Gardens, Olowalu and Honolua Bay. Cruise with Maui’s top snorkel boats such as Pride of Maui, Calypso, Pacific Whale Foundation, Trilogy, Sea Maui and more!