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Maui Snorkeling


Maui is as beautiful underwater as it is above.   Dazzling displays of butterfly fish, angelfish, tang, and grunts surround you, with needlefish, flounder, and crabs providing unusual- looking sights.   The water is warm year-round, though in winter you might want to rent a wetsuit if you plan on snorkeling for very long.  However, if you get cold, it's a good excuse to sun yourself on the gorgeous beaches! 

The best snorkeling on Maui can be found offshore at Molokini Crater.  A submerged volcano, the crater has been declared a Marine Life Conservation District, and fish and sealife abound.  We didn't snorkel there, but we did scuba dive, and we can vouch for it's beauty.  It does get very crowded there, so try to get there early.  All snorkel tour operators visit Molokini.

The best sites from shore can be found, coincedentally enough, where the best beaches are.  From Kihei to Makena, up around Napili Bay, and especially around Olawalu, Maui offers up some of the best snorkeling anywhere.   Just remember, if you want to see lots of fish, go where there is coral or rocky areas.  Stay away from sandy bottoms, as coral can't grow there, providing no food or shelter for the fish.

The links in the table below will give you a good overview of good snorkeling sites and tips for good snorkeling, and who to book snorkeling tours with.  Check out the tour operator sites to pick a tour that sounds good to you, and then visit our Discounts & Bargains page to save big $$!  You can also see our pages on Scuba Diving and Snuba for photos and more information about the underwater world.

Molokini Snorkeling Tours

Dolphin Discovery Maui Snorkeling Adventure
Discover Hawaii dolphins on a spectacular Maui snorkeling adventure beyond Molokini aboard the Maui Magic, the only large vessel that can travel beyond La Perouse and explore the Kanaio Coast (backside of Haleakala)!

   

Maui Snorkeling and Sailing

Four Winds Maui Snorkeling Sail
Enjoy Maui snorkeling at pristine Molokini Crater or beautiful Coral Gardens aboard the Four Winds II, a brand new glassbottom sailing catamaran!

   

Maui Snorkeling Tours from Maui Tours

Lahaina Princess Molokini Snorkeling Cruise
Explore the undersea wonders of Molokini Island and Olowalu Turtle Reef and enjoy a continental breakfast, a delicious BBQ lunch and an open bar! Maui's only Molokini Snorkeling with convenient west side departure.

   

Molokini Snorkeling Tours from Maui Tours

Molokini & Kalaeloa Maui Snorkeling Cruise
Snorkel in the warm, crystal-clear waters of Molokini Crater Ocean Preserve and Kalaeloa (“Turtle Town”) aboard the 92-foot Prince Kuhio motor yacht!

   

Molokini Snorkeling Tours

Molokini Snorkeling and Luau Combo
Explore the undersea wonders of Molokini Island and Olowalu Turtle Reef and enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars at the Royal Lahaina Luau!

   
Kaanapali Maui Snorkeling Tours Trilogy Discover Ka'anapali
Enjoy the thrill of Maui sailing and Maui snorkeling at two of the most breathtaking spots in Hawaii!
   
Lanai Snorkeling Tours Ultimate Adventure in Paradise
Enjoy a day of adventure on the remote and beautiful island of Lanai - Frolic with dolphins , and explore Lanai's mysterious interior on an Island Jeep Safari!
   
Molokini Crater Snorkeling Trilogy Discover Molokini
Voted the #1 activity on Maui, Trilogy will thrill you with speed sailing and pamper you with delicious food and 2 amazing snorkeling and dive sites!
   
Maui Snuba Maui Snuba & Snorkeling Tour
If you want to avoid the crowds and get true personalized service then join Aqua Adventure for the Maui snuba and snorkeling tour of a lifetime!



Snorkeling Tips & Sites



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