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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 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
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!
  • 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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star-5
Great first time snorkelling
Tyler_W
, Dec 2021
Good for beginners, the effort to reward ratio pays off well on this trip. Waters were generally calm, especially at the actual snorkel sites. Having breakfast and lunch included was nice. Captain and staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Be aware that it is a bigger boat so there will be a bit of queue to get in the water. But we spent a good amount of both locations; didn't feel rushed. Get to the Harbour early to find parking. Will be easier to pay on your phone as the pay machines get lined up. Sitting at the bow of the boat offers great views of any whales, dolphins, or other creatures which may show up along the way.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
These are great tips! Thank you so much for joining us aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini. Awesome that you saw whales and dolphins!
star-5
Awesome turtle time!
Joey_S
, Dec 2021
We had a great time. Experience and food were great. Crew was great. Tip them well, they deserve it!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Yahoo! Thank you so much for the shout out and for joining us aboard the Calypso snorkeling tour to Molokini.
star-5
Best experience for beginners
Raj_S
, Dec 2021
Amazing captain and crew, patient with beginners and professional at the same time. Plenty of options for floatation devices, small kids can use the board with a glass view to get an equivalent experience. Each location Molokini and turtle town is exactly 1 hour, rest of the 3 hours is mostly for boat time, prep, etc. it feels a little less if I’ve to call one negative, especially for beginners who needs additional time to settle down. Food has few options, if you are vegetarian or vegan call them a day head.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for such an epic review and coming out on Calypso Charters, we look forward to hosting you on your next Maui vacation! Aloha
star-3
Not so good
Gina_H
, Nov 2021
This was noted as likely to sell out so I booked 5 months in advance. Friendly staff and a nice triple decker boat. Unfortunately, the weather was rainy and windy in the morning that we were scheduled to snorkel. We were informed that snorkeling at Molokini crater wont be possible due to weather conditions but there will be a different spot with many fish and sea creatures. Understandable that location needs to change due to weather conditions. Well, the water was so cold and hardly any fish was visible. We were given just 1 hour to snorkel and I thought we will be stopping by another spot, but no! The weather was all clear by the time we start heading back. In terms of food… the Breakfast was fruit and store bought muffins. Lunch was pork sandwich with chips. We bought few adult beverages for $2 each but not drinkable 🙄 Overall, super disappointed after spending close $700 for 5 people.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that the snorkeling trip did not meet your expectations. Snorkeling locations are always determined by current conditions, with water clarity, passenger comfort and safety as top priorities. We hope that you'll try again on your next Maui vacation as most of our reviews note the impressive marine life.
star-1
Waste of Money
Sean_M
, Nov 2021
Most memorable part was not even going to Molokini or Turtle cove. We were taken to a snorkel spot off shore and weren’t even allowed to explore very much of the area. Wouldn’t recommend this trip or company to anyone!!!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you for your feedback. The snorkeling location is always weather dependent and determined based on the best water quality, safety and comfort of our passengers and crew. We are sorry to hear that the tour did not reach your expectations.
star-5
Would recommend
Heather_M
, Nov 2021
The crew were very nice and very informative! Beautiful ride out to Molokini with great snorkeling. Lunch was great too!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Your review and recommendation of the snorkeling tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is much appreciated!
star-4
Review
MOONCHUL_J
, Nov 2021
It was good!!! I recommend this place. The crew was nice, weather was perfect, captain was kind. All is good
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you so much for recommending the snorkeling tour to Molokini aboard the Calypso!
star-5
Amazing Ocean Experience
Toby_A
, Nov 2021
The snorkeling at Molokini was AMAZING! My family enjoyed the experience there. Got to also “snubs” and interact with the tropical fish. Captain also took us to Turtle Town. And we swam near a huge sea turtle. Perfect Day out in the Ocean.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
SNUBA! So fun. We are pleased to hear that you had a perfect day of snorkeling with turtles at Molokini aboard the Calypso tour.
star-5
Calypso was fantastic!
William_D
, Nov 2021
Great trip and Crew was great. Very helpful at all aspects from equipment, in water safety, and food. One of the best outings we have had during many vacations.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Great! Sounds like a fabulous Maui activity snorkeling Molokini aboard the Calypso with your family. Thank you for joining us.
star-5
Magical snorkeling
Ravi_R
, Nov 2021
Crew was great they will help you with the gear and we had a 5 year old with us the members really helped us to put him in water and made us experience the magical reef garden .
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
The Calypso is a great Molokini snorkeling tour for kids! Thank you for your review.
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