Signature Deluxe Snorkel with Kai Kanani

A luxury snorkel to Molokini crater and Turtle Town from Makena.


Summary: Head out for the deluxe snorkeling trip to Molokini and Turtle Town (conditions permitting), Kai Kanai’s most popular snorkeling trip. The Kai Kanani operates their 65-foot catamaran from South Maui, making it just a short ride out to Molokini Crater. The snorkel trip includes excellent food and beverages (coffee! chocolate chip cookies! open bar!), a convenient south Maui location, and a fun, knowledgeable crew.


Molokini Crater Mid-Morning Tour Highlights

  • 3.5-hour snorkeling trip to Molokini and Turtle Town (conditions permitting)
  • 9:45 am departure for optimal viewing of the coral and fish
  • Departs from Maluaka Beach (beach loading so you will get wet): click here for directions
  • Multiple course meals and an open bar, so you will have as much fun out of the water as you will in the water

Kai Kanani’s Signature Deluxe Snorkel Tour Details

Enjoy a deluxe snorkeling trip to Molokini aboard Kai Kanani’s 65-foot catamaran. Your ride to the famous snorkeling spot will be fast — the beach loading location means you can make the trip to Molokini in just 15 minutes.

Molokini Crater is a partially submerged volcanic crater that is a marine sanctuary and a popular snorkeling spot, accessible only by boat. You’ll also visit Turtle Town on the tour, conditions permitting. But you’ll also have a wonderful experience when you’re not in the water. Kai Kanani makes sure to have what you need onboard including Maui Roasters Coffee, hot chocolate, and a full bar (offered after snorkeling). There are three courses of food, starting with a light breakfast and ending with full lunch and dessert.

Kai Kanani leaves from Maluaka Beach (click here for directions) for boat loading, which can be a challenge for some people. During beach loading, you will have to wade into the ocean to reach the stairs of the boat so do plan on getting wet. But that beach loading location is just a few miles from Molokini, which makes the trip out there short and gets you in the water snorkeling before anyone else. Plus, it’s an extremely convenient location for anyone staying in Wailea. The trip lasts 3.5 hours, which means you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore or relax by the pool. Kai Kanani offers free transportation to the boat from select hotels.

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Kai Kanani also offers a sunrise snorkel tour to Molokini which is famous for being the first boat to the crater for snorkeling. Have the crater to yourself. Check it out here Molokini Sunrise Snorkel Tour.

About the Kai Kanani Crew

Kai Kanani is a Native Hawaiian family-owned company that has been in operation for more than 30 years. They operate their catamaran tours out of South Maui, and you can hop aboard for a snorkel trip, sunset sail, or whale watching adventure. Kai Kanani supports local farmers and small businesses by shopping locally for the meals and drinks they serve onboard. Their attention to detail, fun and knowledgeable crew and excellent customer experience have earned them more than 1,300 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor.

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