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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 Travellers 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)
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!
  • Travellers 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 travellers
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 sanitisation during From Ma'alaea Harbor, Maui: Molokini Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Calypso ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised 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
Great family fun
Scott_A
, Jun. 2022
The crew was super friendly and assisted our little ones with the snorkel gear we had brought with us. They fed us and served ice cream cones on the way back to the harbor. Great overall experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review! The snorkel tour aboard Calypso is a great family-friendly activity. We are happy to hear that you all had a great time.
star-5
My son and husband seeing...
Sara_S
, Jun. 2022
My son and husband seeing a reef shark! We were unable to make turtle town due to the Weather but I am glad they put safety first.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Safety is always our number one priority aboard Calypso! We are so glad to hear that you had a great time and that you even saw a shark!
star-4
It was nice
Troy_A
, Jun. 2022
What we did was fun. It was overshadowed however because we were expecting to snuba as advertised but we’re told that was no longer an option. We do expect to be compensated for the additional charge that included snuba! My email is ahearnt@sbcglobal.net Or phone at 6306328887
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
We apologize that your experience was anything less than expected. Please contact us directly for further assistance with this issue.
star-5
Best snorkeling ever!
Margaret_T
, Jun. 2022
The crew was amazing and helpful. The snorkeling was beautiful. The food was great! Such a great time.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful snorkeling adventure aboard Calypso.
star-5
So amazing to take true family!!!!
Stephen_B
, Jun. 2022
See the fish and turtles!!! And enjoy the family. It was so much fun and will be a memory forever. Crew was amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear that your snorkel adventure aboard Calypso was incredible!
star-5
Great time!
Jessica_S
, Jun. 2022
Great experience!! Awesome crew, yummy food! Swam with turtles and so many beautiful fish! Would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback! We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing marine life aboard Calypso.
star-5
Amazing!!! Would highly...
Melissa_M
, Jun. 2022
Amazing!!! Would highly recommend. Crew, view, food and drinks are awesome !!!! Can’t wait to come back
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Sounds like a fantastic snorkeling adventure to Molokini aboard Calypso!
star-5
Great day on the water!
Traci_B
, Jun. 2022
The crew was very helpful and explained everything . The Calypso is great size. I love that there are so many ladders back on the boat. The kids loved the jump platform and slides. I’d recommend getting there a little earlier than the check in time so you can get a close parking spot and a good seat. I do get motion sick so I took Bonine and it worked great. There were a couple of times it was rough and I was glad I had taken it. My kids didn’t have any issues. Snorkeling was fun in both places. We were lucky, it was a beautiful day and the water felt great. I thought I’d see more fish like what I’ve seen in the Caribbean but the overall experience was very fun! I’d definitely recommend this excursion.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Our crew aboard Calypso are wonderful! We are so happy to hear that you had an awesome snorkeling adventure with your family.
star-3
Hope for calmer waters
Andrew_T
, Jun. 2022
Great crew and vessel but choppy waters meant no snorkeling at the Crater. Not impressed with turtle town at all. One turtle and not that many fish. Better snorkeling on my own with more turtles on beach by hotel. Should have gotten discount or some type of credit. Talking to locals - not getting out to snorkel on Crater happens. Understand safety comes first but a lot of money for what we experienced. Date of trip - am of June 15th.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. On rare occasions we do have to reroute the boat due to extreme weather conditions to ensure passenger safety.
star-5
A Maui MUST DO
Collen_R
, Jun. 2022
Great time!! Had so much fun, crew was fantastic and it was a beautiful tour. Molokini was beautiful, we didn’t see any turtles there but the reef was stunning. The trip to turtle town was very rewarding!! Saw multiple turtles and had a perfect day! Thank you!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you so much for your review! Turtle town is one of the best spots to see amazing green sea turtles. Thank you for joining us aboard Calypso.
star-5
One of the highlights of our trip.
Charles_S
, Jun. 2022
The crew was fantastic. We had a blast they made it fun and entertaining the whole trip. The breakfast and lunch and the ice cream were all delicious. They explained how to put on all the equipment and were super patient for us first timers snorkeling.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Our crew aboard Calypso are the best! We are pleased to hear that you had a great boating experience!
star-2
No good snorkeling despite good weather.
michael_e
, Jun. 2022
Molokini snorkel cancelled because of choppy water even though it was 72 sunny with light winds. Turtle town snorkel area had one turtle. Couldn’t even go near the reef or crew would tell you to come back. The food was Costco food. The crew was nice and friendly. They were the only high point. Not at all worth the money. I asked for a partial refund.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Oh no! We are sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. 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 appreciate your feedback.
star-5
Excellent trip
Kellie_P
, Jun. 2022
Excellent staff, very attentive and funny, food quality great and enough for extra snacks. Great location and we would recommend the Calypso
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Sounds like a spectacular time aboard Calypso! Thank you for your feedback.
star-5
Amazing Snorkeling!!
Jennifer_M
, Jun. 2022
Amazing morning experience! The winds were high so dramamine is a must! From the time we boarded until the time we disembarked the crew was helpful, fun and professional! The gear provided, the boat (all areas) was beautiful and very clean. The breakfast was continental as described and delicious! (muffins, coffee cake, fresh fruit, coffee and juice) lunch included pulled pork and lunch meat sandwiches, chips, soda, juice and a cash bar. Plentiful food and delicious! Ice cream for dessert. The snorkeling was amazing-made it to Molokini and Turtle Town as the weather cooperated. The captain was VERY clear when we boarded that the locations were weather dependent. There was a super fun photographer on board capturing pictures in and out of the water (for purchase but NO HIGH PRESSURE sales) The entire experience was amazing and we made memories we will never forget!! Book this tour!!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that we were able to provide you with excellent service, food, and memories for a lifetime! Thanks for joining us aboard Calypso.
star-5
Great Experience
Candace_S
, Jun. 2022
This day trip was so fun for my family of 4. My kids are 10 and 6. They enjoyed the snorkeling, using the slide, and jumping off the deck. The staff was awesome and very accommodating. The food was typical fingers foods but good!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
The snorkel tour aboard Calypso is an awesome family- friendly activity to do while you are in Maui. We are happy to hear that you and your family had a fantastic time!
star-5
Beautiful day snorkeling with family
Christine_H
, Jun. 2022
The crew was fun and friendly. The wind made the water a little choppy the day we attended, but the crew did their best to still make it fun for my family
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had an incredible cruise and snorkeling adventure to Molokini aboard Calypso.
star-5
Great underwater adventure
Robert_B
, Jun. 2022
Great boat and crew. Snorkeling at the crater was wonderful and we saw a ton of fish. Turtle Town we saw just one turtle but still great. Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
The snorkeling tour to Molokini aboard Calypso is incredible! We are happy to hear that you saw lots of spectacular marine life!
star-5
Excellent trip with great crew
Joseph_D
, Jun. 2022
Snorkeling Molokini. Swimming with turtles. $2 drinks. Crew was great. If you get sea sick make sure to take some Dramamine.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to hear that you had a great time aboard Calypso!
star-4
Great family experience
Traci_B
, Jun. 2022
The crew was absolutely amazing in all ways possible. The boat ride was pleasant, the food was good, and they make sure you’re having a stress free experience even when you have littles with you. We saw lots of tropical fish and turtles at two stops. The kids enjoyed the water slides (2 of them) too. They also have a platform for jumping off the boat. It was great to have Ashley the photographer swimming with you taking pictures of the family (and the prices were fair). The only, and I mean only, downside was that it was crowded in the water which made it hard to freely move around. It was a bigger boat, which makes it a less bumpy ride for those who get sea sick, but the trade off was the amount of people. All in all a fantastic experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback! The snorkeling adventure to Molokini is a great family-friendly activity to do on your trip to Maui. We are so glad to hear that you had a fantastic time aboard Calypso.
star-5
Must in Maui!
John_B
, Jun. 2022
Great time, the crew was fantastic and very happy to be there with us. The weather, the turtles, ocean, the crew, could not ask for more!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Sounds like a spectacular snorkeling adventure aboard Calypso. Thanks for joining us!

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