West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach

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


Dive in to explore West Maui's underwater world during this half-day snorkeling excursion from Ka'anapali Beach. Under the guidance of your experienced captain, travel to some of the island's best snorkel locations to see green sea turtles (honu), schools of colorful tropical fish and maybe spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, or even humpback whales (seasonal). After snorkeling, enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the boat, accompanied by nonalcoholic refreshments and beer and cocktails for purchase. Breakfast, lunch, and use of snorkel equipment are included.
  • Half-day snorkeling excursion from West Maui
  • See marine life such as Hawaiian green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and tropical fish
  • Use of snorkeling equipment included
  • Breakfast and lunch on board
  • Nonalcoholic drinks included, alcoholic drinks available for purchase

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks, juice, water, coffee
  • Professional guides
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • 4 hours of parking validation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Please check in 30 min prior to departure at the Sea Maui kiosk between Leilani's & Hula Grill on the beach walk at Whaler's Village. We validate 4 free hours of parking for the Whaler's Village parking structure. Please bring your ticket with you & present it at CHECK IN, before we depart. Mahalo!

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to Ka'anapali Beach; meet your guide and group in front of Whaler's Village.

Board the boat and set off into the aqua water in search of the best snorkel sites for the day. Your experienced captain decides your stops based on the day's conditions. Onboard your breakfast are prepared, watch the tropical scenery glide by and keep an eye our for spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and even humpback whales (winter). 

You may stop at Mala Wharf, Oluwalu, Cliff House, or Honolua Bay for the best snorkeling. Slip on the provided snorkel gear and jump in, relaxing in the serene marine environment as you float in the warm water. Look for Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), schools of tropical fish and vibrant coral reefs. 

After snorkeling stops, climb back on board the boat and head for Ka'anapali Beach. Watch the images of your adventure, captured by the staff photographer, on an HD television. All images and videos are available for purchase. 

Eat lunch as you cruise back to the beach. Nonalcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 

Your tour ends at Ka'anapali Beach.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues as this vessel loads from the beach.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Non-swimmers will not be allowed to participate in any in-water activities.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 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.

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Best Day on the Water-Snorkeling
Kelly_D, Mar 2023
This was an amazing snorkeling trip! Molly and her crew were awesome! Saw a bunch of Whales, Dolphins, Fish and Turtles. Breakfast/Lunch were perfect for the trip and plenty of drinks!
We will book with them again
Robert_S, Mar 2023
The staff worked really hard to have a great trip for us. The boat had an incident that was out of everyone’s control, and the Tour group ended up giving us a refund. They did a phenomenal job.
Cheryl_H, Mar 2023
Snorkelling was amazing and saw some whales along the way. Staff was great. Good and drinks were good.
Great Excursion
Jeff_D, Mar 2023
Great excursion. The staff was fabulous and the whale sightings were incredible. The breakfast and lunch buffet was a pleasant surprise. Overall a great experience.
Fun tour for all
Beth_G, Feb 2023
We had a great time on this trip and loved capt. Linda and her crew. I gave a 4 just because I was a bit disappointed with the snorkeling. The spot we went was very cloudy and not much of a fish variety. They did mention weather was a factor. It was windy. We spent the majority of the day spotting turtes and whale watching which we loved. They served us a nice breakfast and lunch and the bar was flowing. The boat was very nice too. Over all we had a great time.
Great snorkeling & whale watching
Lisa_S, Feb 2023
Professional and fun crew led by Captain Molly. Beautiful whale watching along with snorkeling where we saw at least 15 sea turtles and 5 reef sharks. Lots of fish too! A hardy breakfast & lunch were included & they were able to accommodate several food allergies for us to boot!
Good day on & in the water
Nancy_D, Feb 2023
The Sea Maui crew was top notch. We had a great day, saw many colorful fish and lots of whales. The crew was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all questions. Would definitely book them again.
Spectacular whale watch and snorkel trip!
Lisa_W, Feb 2023
The captain and crew made the day an amazing time! We saw many whales breaching and the snorkeling was fantastic!
Excellent trip
Sharon_W, Feb 2023
Most fantastic trip with Captain Linda and crew. Tons of whales and fish. Food and drinks were great. Thank you!!!
Amazing day!!!
Amy_S, Feb 2023
It was perfect weather. We saw whales and turtles to the snorkeling site. We had breakfast and lunch was delicious. Saw turtles and lots of fish snorkeling. On our way back we saw dolphins and more whales. I was just a little disappointed they didn’t put up the sails. They said because of people watching the whales. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your feet. We got burned pretty badly.
Wonderful experience!
Tamara_D, Feb 2023
This whole morning was fun. It was windy so Captain Molly took care to take us to a snorkeling location with good conditions. The snorkeling was so fun. I am not super comfortable in the ocean & my husband is. We both had an amazing time. The food was great, open bar, encouraging and supportive crew. THEN...we went to whale watch. It was amazing and everyone had a blast. We will definitely do this excursion again next time we're in Maui.
Fun fun fun
Kristen_Y, Feb 2023
Saw tons of whales and baby whales Crew was AMAZING Snorkeling spot great Highly recommend We loved it
Highlight of our trip to Maui!
Marva_B, Feb 2023
Hands down the best excursion you could take. The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable. We had a professional photographer on our catamaran who took amazing photos. Snorkeling with the tropical fish and sea turtles capped off by amazing whale and dolphin sightings.
Exotic and incredible!
Chanda_J, Feb 2023
Everything was amazing! The staff was friendly, enthusiastic, information, helpful, supportive, fun and intuitive. Being able to observe the whales. Swim with the turtles and exotic fish and then ride with the dolphins was next level incredible! The photographer was fun and took outstanding photos as well. It was worth every hour and every penny. Thank you!!!
Great Experience
Nicole_J, Feb 2023
Great crew and first class treatment. We saw sea turtles, fish and humpback whales (Feb 2023). We would return to Sea Maui anytime for their other excursions
This is the experience!
Angela_M, Feb 2023
100% doing this again!!! First off, we had to reschedule the tour twice due to other vacation conflicts and Viator/Sea Maui were fantastic and quick to respond! Second, my husband and I can't say enough amazing things about this experience!!! He had snorkeled before on a larger vessel and this was the perfect size! The team with Captain Linda was soo on top of things! They were friendly and helpful and always checking in on us. We had a great spot to snorkel and if you aren't familiar with how to do it, Captain Linda walked us through that. The food was great, the music was excellent, the photo opportunities were amazing - just an A+++++++ experience!
Perfect half-day snorkel
Sarah_B, Feb 2023
Beautiful catamaran, friendly crew. The snorkeling spot that the captain picked for the day was amazing--clear water, colorful fish, sea turtles, octopus! The captain also stopped near some whales and dolphins for us to watch on the ride back to shore. The trip was so much fun, I wish we could've stayed on the boat longer!
Rocio_P, Feb 2023
*first time snorklers, nervous of open waters* *first time whale watchers nervous of seeing those giant creatures** This was the most EPIC and once in a lifetime experience. The crew was amazing and so attentive. The service was EXCEPTIONAL! The experience was AMAZING! We snorkeled with sea turtles they were so informative and professional but still hilarious and made you feel like you were among friends. They were very reassuring and made sure I relaxed before getting in the water. After 2 mins in the water I got comfortable and had a great time! I even got in a second time! After snorkeling we went whale watching (February is whale season) THE WHALES WERE INSANE! We easily seen 20 whales and they all swam up to our boat and put on a show for us!! It’s an experience I’ll NEVER forget. We we’re all screaming cheering clapping!!! The crew was as hyped as we were! I’ll never snorkel with another company again on Maui. The breakfast lunch and bottomless alcoholic drinks were also delicious! 100 out of 10!! What are you waiting for?! BOOK THEM NOW!!
Highly recommended
Kimberly_B, Feb 2023
The weather had been very bad up until the trip, but it meant snorkeling wasn’t a safe option- so the wonderful captain, Linda, provided us an amazing whale watching experience which went beyond our expectations- highly recommend.
Great Snorkeling and Fun!
Nicole_G, Jan 2023
We had an amazing time. Awesome crew, good food and drinks. The catamaran is spacious for all guests. We also saw some whales up close. Highly recommend this tour.