Couldn't get on the boat until posed for a photo with a life saver ring (not allowed to skip it).Also the fee includes a dontation to the Pacific whale foundation, would have been good to know this up front.Lunch was pretty good as the general helpfulness of the crew.The snorkling was ok but now as good as some other Pacific islands like Fiji and Tonga.
My family of seven went on this tour during our stay in Maui and everyone really enjoyed it. I've only been on a handful of snorkeling tours and this is one of the best so far. It's hosted by a conservation group called the Pacific Whale Foundation and all the money paid for the tour is given back to help protect and save the reefs. Also, all of the staff on the tour are college level marine biologists or have marine studies backgrounds so during the boat rides to and from the snorkeling spots there are two they host talks and information groups. You can learn about what you are seeing while enjoying the amazing views of Maui from the decks of the boat. The tour starts early but it's worth it for the clear waters. They feed you a small breakfast banana bread, pineapple and melons, yogurt and beverages as you travel to Molokini crater. After that they take you to Turtle Arches to see the sea turtles. While there they host a guided snorkel reef tour which was informative and fun. Once you are back on board the boat a buffet lunch is served, everyone gets a plate and then there are seconds for what is left. There was definitely enough food and you can enjoy the views as you travel back to the Pacific Wale Foundation docks. They provide: reef safe sunscreen, snorkels and flippers, noodles/flotation devices, food, beverages and water. They also have buyout rash guards for 10 which are worth it for the sun protection and help floating. I found with the rash guard I didn't need the noodle and the sun protection is worth it especially if you burn easily. Definitely one of the better snorkel trips I've been on and felt nice to help protect the gorgeous reefs and fish you are enjoying.
Die Tour ist perfekt organisiert. Es gibt Taucherbrillen, Flossen, Schwimmhilfen Nudel, Weste und sehr aufmerksames Personal. Es waren bei uns 2 Mitarbeiter mit Surfbrett im Wasser, die aufgepasst haben, dass alles gut geht. Es gibt später ein reichhaltiges Buffet und viele Erläuterungen zu den Schnorchelspots und der Meeresfauna -und flora. Die Tour würde ich wieder buchen. 1 Stern Abzug gibt es dafür, dass einfach sehr viele Personen ca. 100 auf dem Schiff waren. Beim Schnorcheln kommt man sich schon mal in die Quere, das ist nicht sehr angenehm.
This trip is absolutely a must do while in Maui! We took the 7am tour and it was absolutely perfect. Every crew member is so wonderful these people are so smart and they will tell you anything you'd want to know about the marine life out there. We were lucky to see several different kinds of fish and even a sea turtle. By the time you get back on the boat the food they serve while its no gourmet meal hits the spot and the boat ride back is just smooth sailing. I looked up several different snorkeling trips and I am beyond pleased with this choice. It's worth every penny I can't wait to go back some day.
Fantastic experience. Worth every penny, especially considering that our kids were free! The captain and crew were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Breakfast and lunch were included healthy and tasty. Crew watched over every person in the water carefully. We saw turtles and fish and coral. Others saw things like reef sharks. 2 snorkeling spots in absolutely beautiful waters. We will visit again.
Excellent snorkeling trip that brought many fabulous memories to our family. Plenty of beautiful fish to see at both the Molokini and Turtle arches locations. The crew was knowledgeable about the fish, area and history. We saw several sea turtles and even a 'garbage' rescue was performed preventing the turtles from harm. Highly recommended.