Join us for an exhilarating 4 hour Maui Snorkel Tour aboard Reef Explorer, Hawaii’s newest custom built Super Raft.
This smooth, fast and fun ride will take you to snorkel the crystal clear waters of Molokini Crater, and arrive with impressive speed. Molokini Crater is a crescent-shaped volcanic crater about 3 miles off Maui’s south shore, and is one of Maui’s most unique and beautiful places to snorkel.
Our small group tour stays away from crowds and gives guests a semi private experience. We spend less time traveling to Molokini Crater and more time in the water, exploring the marine life of this natural volcanic wonder.
Molokini, a crescent-shaped volcanic crater about 3 miles off Maui’s south shore, is one of Maui’s most unique and beautiful places to dive and snorkel. Its shape creates a protective oasis from waves and strong channel currents. The partially submerged cinder cone is home to a lush reef teeming with marine life, 250 different species of reef fish and hundreds of species of coral, some of which are found only in Hawai’i. Reef sharks and moray eels can sometimes be seen in the crater.
This world-renowned spot has excellent visibility, with depths ranging from only a foot near the shore to 20-50 feet in most dive spots, to over 300 feet at its deepest points. It has an area of 23 acres and is almost a half mile wide. It is the remains of one of seven volcanoes that formed the prehistoric Maui Nui island over 230,000 years ago. Early Hawaiians visited Molokini to fish, as well as to hunt seabirds, eggs, and feathers. Today, the crater is a Hawai’i state seabird sanctuary.
On this trip we also stop at our favorite Turtle Cove to swim with an abundant population of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. This unique cove is known as a turtle cleaning station, and is where this protected species come to have their shells cleaned by Surgeonfish. Our favorite turtle cove is not accessible to large tour boats or catamarans, which allows a completely private experience to swim with these graceful creatures. We often see up to one dozen at a time!
Up close and personal. Our Rigid Hull Inflatable rafts are fast, safe and fun. Our favorite way to get out on the water, Reef Explorer allow guests to sit just a few feet above the ocean and take in the fast and exhilarating ride.
With small group sizes we travel to more remote locations to swim with sea turtles, view Maui’s stunning sea cliffs and snorkel areas where large tour boats simply cannot go. Our fast and fun rafts are one of the many reasons guests choose our private charter over catamarans and sail boats.
Groups up to 20 passengers will sail aboard our fast raft, the Reef Explorer
Boats are Docked at the Ma'alaea Harbor
11 Ma’alaea Harbor Rd
Ma’alaea, Maui ,Hawaii 96753
48-hours notice is required to be eligible for a full refund. Less than 48 hours notice and no-shows may be charged full price without exception.
Private Charter Cancellations
120 hours (5 days) notice is required to be eligible for a full refund. Less than 120 hours notice and no-shows may be charged full price without exception.
48-hours notice is required to request a tour change of date or time. All rebookings are subject to availability and must not conflict with minimum capacity requirements listed below.
A combined minimum of 6 guests is required for a tour to operate. Should a tour not meet the tour minimum, customers will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. While advanced notice will be provided when possible, tour cancellations may be up until 1-hour before the activity start time.
Inclement Weather or Company Closures
All trips are subject to change or be canceled without notice due to the weather or other unforeseen circumstance. The company will make the final decision and may cancel at any time should the weather conditions be deemed unsafe or unfit to complete the activity. Customers will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund in the case of any operator cancellation. While advanced notice will be provided when possible, tour cancellations may occur up until the activity start time.