So, you want to explore the island of Molokini, but getting to a tour departure location from your West Maui accommodations has proved too much of a hassle. A lot of visitors in this area have run into the same conundrum, and Molokini is one of the most interesting natural features accessible from Maui, so it’s a real shame to miss. Fortunately, this is one adventure that you don’t have to skip out on due to inconvenience.

We will take you on an exciting Molokini snorkel tour that departs from the scenic Lahaina Harbor. In fact, we’re the only tour company that does! That’s because we want to ensure that the best Maui adventures are in reach for our guests. If you haven’t been out to Molokini yet, we strongly recommend it, assuming you’re interested in snorkeling the vibrant coral reefs that reside there.

This ancient volcanic caldera has eroded down to a tiny size, compared to its neighbors, and there are no beaches at the foot of its sheer cliffs. That’s one of the reasons why it’s counted among the clearest snorkel/dive sites in the world. The crescent shape of the island also helps protect the reefs and the snorkelers from wind and wave action, which adds another layer of comfort and enjoyment to the experience.

Molokini is situated two miles offshore from South Maui. We’ll take you there straight from Lahaina Harbor so you can spend more time on the water, and less time on the road. You’ll be aboard the Lahaina Princess, a spacious 65′ double-deck adventure yacht that could accommodate up to 99 passengers if we didn’t cap it at 80. We will depart at 7am and return around 1:30pm. On your trip, we’ll provide you with lunch, which will consist of a deli style sandwich buffet, where you can put it together just how you like it. We have assorted bread, meat, cheese and toppings, with sides like potato salad, tropical fruit, chips, cookies and unlimited soda and juice.

When it comes time to get in the water, we provide premium snorkel equipment and will instruct you on how to use it. We also carry flotation devices and boogie boards. As for the things you should bring with you, we recommend a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and whatever else you want to use to cover your skin for the hours that you’ll be out in the sun. Last but not least, you might want to bring cash for souvenirs. The proceeds go directly to a few of Hawaii’s cutting edge marine scientists, whose research yields exciting new discoveries regularly.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your Molokini snorkel tour booking, you’ll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We look forward to seeing you onboard! Mahalo!

They say the best things in life are free, and who are we to argue? If you've ever experienced the natural beauty of Maui, you'll realize how true that is. Take in the views of our majestic mountains, soak up the sun on our warm beaches, explore the brilliant coral reefs offshore, and bask in the glow of Maui's famous flaming sunsets.

Here in West Maui, the setting sun puts on spectacular shows on a regular basis. The views from this part of the island make them even more dramatic. Here, the ocean takes center stage. You'll find tranquil little beaches lining the coast, and the sun descends down to the beautiful blue Pacific beyond.

The neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai add extra dimension to the scene. When clouds drift above them, so much the better. Those vibrant shades of pink, red and orange only appear when the setting sun's rays pierce the atmosphere to reflect colors off the clouds. That's what makes each sunset fascinating and unique. The clouds are always changing. Puffy cumulous take on a colorful outline, wispy cirrus tend to glow all the way through, and the low stratus bring all the colors closer to the ground so our eyes (and our cameras) can capture every detail.

You can enjoy all this from the beach, or from your accommodations, but you could also treat yourself to an especially lovely sunset dinner cruise to make the most of your evening. What better way to enjoy those gleaming arcs of light than aboard a smooth boat out on the ocean. The photo opportunities are amazing. On one side, you have your sunset, and on the other, a stunning look at Maui's dynamic landscape from the water, cast in an enchanting glow. After the sun has finished its show, the twinkling stars and lights on shore will emerge to dazzle you all over again.

Our dinner cruise features an elegant meal, sightseeing and dancing. For more information, take a look at our Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise page, and if you still need assistance, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Have you ever tried our Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise & Royal Lahaina Luau Combo? Since we’ve blogged all about our dinner cruises, we thought we’d highlight the luau half of the package. Once you’ve indulged your senses on our sunset dinner cruise, you can attend the Royal Lahaina Luau on the world famous Kaanapali Beach. Get ready for a parade of colorful Hawaiian flavors and fun entertainment.

Arrive at the beautiful Royal Lahaina resort in Kaanapali where you will be welcomed with a shell lei. Peruse the luau grounds for Hawaiian arts & crafts demonstrations along with plenty of charming photo opportunities. A lively Master of Ceremonies will guide you through an evening of entertainment featuring talented dancers, musicians and fire artists. The finale includes a mesmerizing fire dance that includes all of the evening’s performers.

“But what about the food?” you may be wondering. Well that is the best part! You’ll get to see the traditional imu presentation, which refers to the underground cooking technique developed by ancient Hawaiians. It’s what gives kalua pig its tenderness and savory mouthwatering flavor. But your meal won’t be limited to the famous kalua pig. There will be so much more. The luau will also provide a smorgasbord of kalua turkey, fresh island fish and island chicken as the main entrees. Served alongside will be Hawaiian sweet potatoes, fried rice, corn, seven assorted salads, fresh pineapple, poi, lomi lomi salmon, taro and guava bread. That’s not all! They haven’t forgotten dessert, which will be coconut cream cake, chocolate cake and haupia (Hawaiian pudding). Keiki (kids) get their own special buffet with traditional favorites, including hot dogs, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and potato chips.

Imagine all the festive flavors of this all-you-can-eat Hawaiian luau buffet alongside the exciting entertainment lineup, all at a prime oceanfront location on Kaanapali Beach. Throughout the evening, you can also indulge yourself at the open bar, which will serve standard cocktails, maitais, beer, wine, soda and fruit punch. Watch the vibrant sunset light up the sky as all your senses are treated to this magnificent experience. When you’re finished, you can step onto Kaanapali Beach and go for a walk, or perhaps just sit and relax with your loved ones.

What more could you ask for in a Hawaiian dining experience? This luau is popular among families, friends, couples, local residents and visitors alike. We hope you’ll take advantage of our special Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise & Royal Lahaina Luau Combo, and that every minute of your time brings joy to your Maui vacation. Mahalo!

No Maui vacation is complete without ocean adventures. Whether you're out exploring tide pools, walking the beach, swimming, snorkeling, or coming out on any one of our Maui boat excursions, taking great pictures can be rewarding. In fact, everyone seems to have a camera or smart phone in hand these days when they're out on their adventures around the island. But with so many ocean activities, you can imagine how many accidents vacationers have with their phones. They're dropped overboard on boats, soaked on the beaches by surprisingly ambitious waves, and slipped from pockets into streams. Water damage is no fun, and few warranties cover water damage. So why not be the savvy, prepared vacationer in the pack and waterproof your phone?

Not only does waterproofing save your phone from wet accidents, but it also provides the opportunity for even more exciting pictures. Some waterproof cases even include flotation so your phone won't sink to the bottom of the ocean. With all these options, people are bringing their phones with them while body boarding, surfing, kayaking, and even snorkeling. Imagine the images you could capture from the surface of the water, and even beneath it.

There are a few good options in particular, that are known for their quality.

DiCAPac: This company provides waterproof cases for a number of different types of phones and other gadgets. For example, their case for the iPhone 6 protects the phone at depths of up to 10 meters of water, which is about 32 feet. Believe it or not, they're selling it for about $15. These cases also float. Sounds like a small investment to protect something much more valuable, right?

Case Marine: This is a nice option if you want your case to be almost invisible. Unlike the DiCAPac, it doesn't provide floatation, but it does protect your phone to the same 32-foot-depth. It costs just $9 at this point in time, but being a Japanese company, shipping costs might be more expensive than other options.

AquaPac: This UK company makes waterproofing cases for an impressive array of products. Unlike the other two options, flotation depends on the phone, so they recommend you test it out. On the plus side, the touchscreen works normally through the case. Their smart phone cases cost around £20-30, which is about $30-40, depending on the fluctuating values of our currencies.

Another option is to explore the many waterproof phone cases on Amazon and check out the reviews and product specifications. There are so many choices these days, it's just a matter of taking some time to select the one with the features that are most important to you.  We hope you find the perfect case to ensure that you don't have any mishaps on your Maui ocean excursions and other aquatic adventures!