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Molokini Snorkel Charters

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the boat ride to Molokini Crater?

20 minutes. We depart from the Kihei boat ramp.

Will I see turtles?

Green Sea Turtles are abundant at Turtle Town. These magical creatures are very curious by nature and will approach the calm and relax snorkeler. Sightings are daily, encounters are very common.

What else will I see besides turtles?

Maui Waters is home to more than 250 species of fish painted in every color of the rainbow, some of which can be found nowhere else on Earth. We encounter whales seasonally and often dolphins en route to our snorkeling destinations.

Are the trips safe for children & elderly?

Yes, we are family friendly! And it’s our priority to give the best experience on the water despite age or physical limitations. However your safety comes first. Our minimum excursion age is 5 years old and is not intended for pregnant women. We advise that discretion should be used for those with back or neck injuries, or those who had a recent surgery due to the nature of the ride.

Is there parking at the Kihei Boat Ramp

Yes. There is plenty of parking above the truck and trailer parking area in the flat dirt and paved area. Walk to the boat ramp area and meet for check-in at the black and yellow boat in the parking lot.

Do we need to know how to swim to snorkel?

No but it is a very big plus. Being limited in your swimming abilities may limit some of the more adventurous places and weather conditions we snorkel in. We have flotation devices, swim belts, and lifeguards in the water at all times, but If we think a snorkel site is above your abilities, we will simply suggest you sit this one out and wait till the next site. Always safety first!

What equipment do you provide?

We provide all of the snorkel equipment, including flotation devices and wet suits. Some of our guests prefer to use their own mask and snorkel.

Do you provide breakfast?

Yes, we recommend arriving 30 minutes before departure time as we serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and granola bars while fitting your snorkel equipment. On our way out to Molokini Crater, we serve a breakfast consisting of a fresh Maui pineapple, muffins and a variety of cold beverages.

Do you provide lunch?

Yes, we provide a variety of deli-style wraps, served with chips and cold beverages.

What should we bring?

All you really need is a towel and a swim suit. We recommend reef friendly sunscreen, camera and a change of clothes.

How long is the tour?

The morning snorkel adventure is 4.5 hours, check-in time is 7:15 AM and we depart at 7:45 AM.

Do you cancel in bad weather?

The weather reports come out of Honolulu and therefore can be inaccurate for Maui. Many systems move through quickly so if we haven’t called you, please show up for your scheduled tour. All of our destinations are weather permitting and our Captain may choose another location that is suitable. In the event that we do have to cancel, we will give you the option to reschedule or a full refund.

What if I need to cancel or make changes to my reservation?

Occasionally unexpected events might happen during your vacation and for this reason we can provide a full refund with a 48-hour cancellation notice; changes can be made within 24 to 48 hours prior to your tour and will require a $25 fee.

What if I'm running late and miss the check-in time?

We leave promptly at 7:45 AM.  We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before departure time, as we use this time to custom fit your snorkel equipment. If you arrive late, but before the boat leaves, we can accommodate you—snorkel equipment will be issued on board and options are limited. We can make special accommodations, such as prescription masks.

How can I thank the crew?

Gratuities are accepted in cash form and are greatly appreciated. Gratuities will only be given to the hard working crew members on board, and the Captain will not accept any. You might consider bringing some spare cash on board for this purpose. If you think that the Maui Snorkel Charters team took care of you on your trip, please thank them! Mahalo.