West Maui Snorkeling Experience by Boat from Ka'anapali

Lahaina, United States

From $179.94

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Choose The Magic Merman with confidence. Aboard a comfortable, and private boat in the company of guides who have extensive knowledge of local wildlife. Stop at two snorkeling spots where you can swim with turtles, see beautiful reef fish, and look for dolphins. Includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Head out onto the waters of West Maui aboard a comfortable
  • Learn about local wildlife and environment from your guides
  • Stop at two different snorkeling sites to explore the marine life
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and soft drinks

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Restroom on board
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for the crew! (Cash or Venmo) The crew takes care of you so take care of them!!!
  • Bring your own towel

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy
    2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    8:30am check-in!!!! Boat leaves at 9am The tour departs directly from Ka'anapali Beach in front of Whaler's Village. Go to the beach in front of Leilani's Restaurant. Look for the crew member in the bright GREEN MAGIC MERMAN TEE SHIRT on the beach! (8:30 check-in for morning tours)

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Guests should be physically capable of climbing 3 vertical stairs to load boat
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests may get wet when beach-loading onto the boat
  • Children must be at least 6 years old to participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

I was a little nervous to snorkel but the guides were super helpful, did not force anyone, and gave us all the flotation we needed so we felt good to go in the water.
Snorkel sights were lesser traveled and more quiet than others which made the trip relaxing.
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Amazing! Highly recommend!
Eric_g, Mar 2023
Absolutely amazing experience! We went during the first week of March during whale migration season. It was absolutely magical. Saw at least 8-10 whales and calves on the way to the snorkeling spots. First snorkeling spot was great, second spot was amazing! We swam within 15 feet of several sea turtles! The crew absolutely spoiled us with fresh fruit and banana bread for breakfast, a catered lunch, and desert. Finished off with a spa-like peppermint infused towel to get the salt off our faces. Crew was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and was very accommodating to first timers and pros. Cannot recommend this small business enough. Made our trip very special.
So much fun
Dedra_H, Feb 2023
What an amazing trip!!! The all female Captain and crew were fun, energetic, and full of great information and facts. Got to see turtles and whales. One of the best tours we’ve been on in Maui.
Sarah_H, Jan 2023
Incredible! We went late January, and saw about 10 whales and 10 sea turtles on this tour, it was unreal! They provided us plenty of food, drinks, and snacks. Delicious catered breakfast and lunch. You can tell the staff love their jobs and were so excited to be on the water. Couldn't recommend it enough!!!
Amazing experience
Trish_A, Jan 2023
Wonderful crew with tons of sea life knowledge! Friendly and fun experience. We got to see whales with their cubs and lots of turtles!
We had such a great time!...
Mercedes_V, Dec 2022
We had such a great time! Soooo much better than going out on a crowded catamaran! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! The banana bread and fruit in the AM was nice! Also, the wraps for lunch were really good too! Love to support small businesses like this because they really make you feel like your part of their family!! Thank you for the amazing experience! Will definitely be back!
Best snorkeling group out there
Mark_C, Dec 2022
The crew was amazing and the small group setting made for a wonderful excursion. We saw humpback whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Ten thumbs up!
We love the tour
Jia_W, Dec 2022
The tour guides were amazing. They served us very well and showed us some interesting things about whales. We saw a few whales at a very short distance. Tropical fish and turtles were everywhere! The water was a bit cold though. Overall it was a fantastic trip!
Best Money You Will Spend!
Heather_B, Oct 2022
We were able to see turtles, an octopus, and all kinds of fish. The crew was terrific and knowledgeable. I had never snorkeled nor been in the ocean, I felt safe the entire time. This was absolutely the best money we have spent on this trip. It was a small group and that made a huge difference for me. We passed other excursions with an overwhelming number of people on board.
Great Snorkeling Experience
Karina_P, Sep 2022
My husband and I booked this our last day in Maui, and it was hands down one of the best experiences while we were there! The guides were super helpful and encouraging, especially for those less experienced. They also showed and told us about different kinds of fish and other sea life that we may not have noticed when snorkeling. We snorkeled in two different spots, and we saw so many turtles at the second location! The food was catered from a local restaurant, and the Magic Merman team was great about accommodating to different diets (vegetarian, etc.). I highly recommend this group if you're looking to snorkel in Maui!
The Magic Merman Maui
Kevin_B, Sep 2022
The Magic Merman Maui was an excellent snorkeling experience. Our tour guides: Jill, Jess and Shasta made sure everyone had a wonderful trip. First time snorkeling and it was fantastic.
Great Snorkeling experience!
pattyd14, Aug 2022
The crew was wonderful (Emma, Jill and Chasta). They were very helpful for first timers. We loved the smaller boat experience. It was much more personal. The food they served was great also!
Highly recommend this group!
Kate_R, Aug 2022
Very friendly and well run tour. Communication on what to expect was excellent before our trip and throughout the tour. Crew Emma and Aiden were so friendly and chatty with local knowledge and tips. Captain Jill clearly experienced. I was with my husband and kids ages 11 and 12 and felt very safe throughout. The small group of 20 helped make this a special experience for our family and not just another tourist crowd. Would highly recommend for families. Food was amazing - fresh fruit, banana bread, wraps for lunch with veggie option, juice/soda/water offered multiple times.
Best Snorkel
Shanon_O, Aug 2022
Jill, Emma, and Brayden were great! We had an amazing time! We saw dolphins on our way to the snorkel spots and swam with turtles. Even saw sharks and an eel!
Amazing family experience
Lenaya_N, Jul 2022
We traveled with my in-laws (5 adults and 3 kids 6 11 and 12) this trip was amazing. The small group was great with the small kids and really allowed us to ask questions and chat with Derek and Shasta. We got to go to 2 amazing spots and saw lots of different fish and turtles. Derek and Shasta were very helpful and answered all our questions about the animals we saw. We even got to hold an urchin. We had banana bread pineapple and strawberries for breakfast (try the cream cheese on there it’s delish!) and a wrap (vegetarian option available) with chips for lunch. We can’t wait to come back!
A must fun thing to do! Worth every penny
Leia_L, Jul 2022
Swimming with the turtles and seeing lots of beautiful fish, eels and shark to boot was an experience! The crews are knowledgeable and very helpful! The snacks provided were delish! I really enjoyed this adventure and would highly recommend!
Awesome Start to our Maui Vacation
Jennifer_B, Jul 2022
The crew was super-friendly and spent time while we were traveling from spot to spot talking to each of the groups on the snorkeling tour. They were very knowledgeable and talked to everyone about the different types of fish and animals we were likely to see at each stop. We went to three different spots (~30-45 minutes of snorkeling per spot) and saw a variety of bright colored fish, an eel, tons of sea turtles and a couple of white-tipped sharks. As we travelled, the crew served fresh pineapple and strawberries and banana bread for breakfast and wraps for lunch. We enjoyed every minute of the adventure and would do it again in a heartbeat! It was a great start and our vacation and I would highly recommend!
Wonderful experience!
Kathryn_W, Jul 2022
My husband and I had our catamaran cancelled last minute and we were so lucky it did! We were able to book the Magic Merman and we had the best time. Will, Emma and Shasta were absolutely amazing. They made sure we always had a drink if we needed one and gave us bits of information on our boat ride. We went to three different stops. The first snorkel stop we were the only ones around and the coral reef and fish were beautiful. We were given banana bread which was amazing! We were able to spot a pod of dolphins and sit there for 5-10 minutes to watch them swim by. Lastly, we went to another spot to snorkel with at least 10 sea turtles. It was incredible to watch them swim. We had lunch which included a sandwich wrap and chips while we went back to dock the boat. Great experience 10/10 recommend!
Must do!!!
Jerry_R, Jul 2022
Best experience we had in Hawaii! Derrick, Emma and Shasta were so nice and the level of service was amazing! They provide noodles and floats for the nervous snorkeler and watch closely over the experienced just to make sure all is well! My 10 year old was a snorkeling pro after this trip! We got to go to 3 different spots. We saw so many cool fish and turtles! The boat was really nice, and the food they provided was delicious - especially the banana bread! This trip is a must do!
Great snorkeling experience
Michelle_H, Jul 2022
Excellent service and very professional staff. Fun trip where we saw lots of turtles and fish. Food was good and trip was really fun!
The Magic Merman- Truly a magical experience!
Shireen_W, Jul 2022
Absolutely an unbelievable experience. Captain Will and our guides were incredible, making our experience personal and relaxed. Locations were perfect, especially stop 1 at the remote Lanai. Stop 2 was also amazing, with viewings of 9 turtles, 2 sharks and countless fish. Our family were average at best snorkelers and felt comfortable the entire time. Food was delicious and plentiful. Cannot recommend this enough for any family no matter your level of snorkeling.