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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

4.5
star-4.5
524 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
The crew was amazing and...
Carly_B
, Jan 2022
The crew was amazing and very knowledgeable. We had the best time! Plenty of time to snorkel at Molokini and coral gardens.
star-5
Best day ever!
LILIANA_G
, Jan 2022
Everything was perfect! The staff is incredibly incredibly nice!!! We saw sooo many whales! The captain did an amazing job at pointing out whales, dolphins and more! This is my 4th time doing the molokini snorkel (it’s a must every time we visit Maui), but, this has been my favorite by far!!! I will book the calypso only from now on!!!
star-3
Not something I would recommend
Jason_U
, Jan 2022
I took my parents in this tour and it was not what I had hoped. The sales pressure was more then I liked. They never announced when snacks or lunch were available, so by the time we figured out that snacks were available they were all out. Since this was during Covid and they didn’t seem to have any precautionary measures in place when it came to the distribution and sanitation of the snorkeling gear, we didn’t partake. The crew didn’t use gloves and if something didn’t fit they just gave you a new one but the old one seemed to go back with the others. This made my parents feel unsafe. I wouldn’t recommend this tour. Too many people and lots of sales pressure.
star-5
Wonderful snorkel tour
Nathan_W
, Jan 2022
Great time, the crew was awesome! Food was great. Found some turtles, some beautiful fish and even some whales! Overall a great experience!
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 traveler 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 traveler 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!

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