The difference between the two snorkel tours is that they are on two different boats, that go to two different locations with two different meals. However, they both check-in at the same time, at the same harbor, and are, both, about 6 hours long.
Our Lanai Dolphin Snorkel is a 6 hour tour on our 70′ catamaran – the Kaulana. The Kaulana is a fun vessel that even has a slide! Although you don’t step foot on the island of Lanai, it is a exclusive snorkeling destination, renowned for seeing dolphins on the way out. We provide a hot BBQ lunch, served with fruit, potato salad, chips, and cookies for dessert. Plus, an adult beverage for those 21+ who have finished snorkeling.
The 6 Hour Molokini Crater Snorkel is on our 65′ vessel – the Lahaina Princess. Molokini is a marine reserve and bird sanctuary that has formed in the mouth of a once an active volcano. For lunch, we provide a build-your-own sandwich buffet with potato salad, fresh fruit, chips, and cookies for dessert.
Although all of our vessels are Coast Guard certified to be able to hold more passengers, we limit the number of guests that can join us for each activity in order to maintain the best experience and comfort for our guests.
Kaulana -145 maximum capacity, however, we do not go out with more than 100 passengers; often less.
Lahaina Princess – 99 maximum capacity, however, we do not go out with more than 80 passengers; often less.
Restrooms can be found on Kaulana, but not on Lahaina Princess.
If you are on our morning snorkel tours, we recommend bringing towels, sunscreen, a camera, cover-ups, and your swimwear, and any medications you may need. Wearing your swimwear, underneath your clothing, is the easiest.
We welcome pregnant women on-board, as long as they are comfortable. For pregnant women, our vessels are the best, as they provide the smoothest sailing experience. We do, however, always recommend consulting your Doctor beforehand to ensure they approve.
Yes, children are welcome on all of our tours.
No, we provide snorkel gear on all of our snorkel tours. If you would like to bring your own snorkel gear, please feel free to do so.
Yes, we do. Please inform the Captain or crew if you need prescription masks, as you board the vessel.
The average water temperature ranges from 75 to 80 degrees, depending on the time of year.
You don’t need one, however, if you do get cold, we have wetsuits available to rent for $15.
Our Captains thoroughly check the weather for each tour-if they determine the weather to be too bad to go out in, and need to cancel the tour, we try to contact you as soon as possible, and can offer a full refund, or, the option to reschedule. It’s important to leave a good contact number or e-mail, so we can get a hold of you if we need to.
Our captains check the weather for each tour, and determine the trip based on their reports. We often have localized passing showers, so it may seem like poor weather where you are, but won’t actually affect our trip in any way. Trust your Captain!
You may cancel or change your reservation as long as you do it 24 hours before the time of your tour.
Yes. There is parking, across from the harbor, at the corner of Prison St. and Front St.
You may bring a camera on-board, but please keep in mind that by doing so, you are doing it at your own risk.
No, smoking is not allowed on any of our vessels.
Each person is different, and we cannot predict if you will become seasick, or, not. Chances of getting seasick are higher if you are prone to motion sickness such as car sickness or air sickness. When in doubt, take preventative measures!
Take a seasickness preventative beforehand. While on the boat, make sure to have access to fresh air, and make sure you can see the horizon at all times. Also, avoid the lower-deck area and restrooms, if you are feeling ill. Please inform our Captain and crew if you are feeling ill.
Yes, we do. We sell Anchor Bars for $5 at the check-in booth at the harbor. Anchor Bars are a more natural (whey crisps, whey protein isolate, blueberries, fiber syrup, almond butter, brown rice syrup, vegetable glycerin, vanilla extract, sea salt, and ginger) form of nausea relief. It works in 15-30 minutes, and lasts for 3-4 hours. We’ve had rave reviews about their effectiveness.
We do not sell Anchor Bars on-board, so if you are concerned about seasickness, please bring your own medication, or, buy an Anchor Bar before you hop on-board.
There is no proven preventative to be better than the other, but our captains recommend taking Bonine or Dramamine. Ask your doctor what is best for you.
Yes, but please call our office to inquire which trip/menu would work best for you, and please inform us of any dietary restrictions, requests, or food allergies.
Children, of all ages, are welcome on-board.
At times it can be rough, with strong winds, rain and large surf. At other times, during our winter season, we have wonderful weather, with little to no surf, calm winds, and beautiful sunshine. Each year is different, and conditions change frequently throughout our winter months. Our captains do a great job monitoring the weather, so each trip will be comfortable and fun.
Mid-November through mid-March, approximately.
For our snorkel trips, we run Lanai on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Molokini trips depart Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The only day we are closed for our dinner cruise is Halloween – October 31st.
No, as they are wild animals, we cannot guarantee this.
We, usually, see dolphins in the morning on our Lanai snorkel tour.
We, usually, see turtles throughout the day, especially when we stop at our second snorkeling location, but we cannot guarantee them.
Yes, if we are at a designated snorkeling destination. However, please be mindful of your distance, as they are federally protected, and it is illegal to touch them.
Sea turtles, flying fish, spinner /bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales ( in season), tropical sea birds, and tropical fish.
Yes, if you would like to rent a wetsuit, camera, or leave gratuity for the crew.
Typically, you will still have cellphone service for the duration of your trip, however, it does depend upon your cellphone provider.
You may bring any type of food or nonalcoholic drinks on-board.
We do not allow passengers to bring alcohol on-board.
There is a large covered cabin area, with plenty of shade, on the lower-deck of all of our vessels.
It is highly recommended to wear sunscreen on all of our tours. We have complimentary reef-friendly sunscreen available on-board, and prefer it to be used over the spray sunscreen. Reef-friendly cream sunscreens are encouraged on-board, and if you are snorkeling on your own.
If you are having a celebration, please let our office staff know. Although you may bring cupcakes or cake (the shorter the better, because of wind), our resources are limited, and we do not have candles available on-board.
Yes, we do go to Molokini crater, however it is a bird sanctuary, and is not accessible for humans to walk on.
Yes, we snorkel off the coast of Lanai, usually, near Sweetheart Rock, however, we do not step foot on Lanai.
No, we do not offer transportation. However, there are many alternative methods of transportation, including asking if your hotel has a shuttle that goes to Lahaina harbor, the bus that will drop you off at Wharf Cinema (across from the harbor), and Uber/Lyft.
A bread basket and garden salad will be served prior to your entree.
At least one hour
Half an hour.
We do not stop at any beaches on our boat tours.
We do provide instruction on how to snorkel and use the snorkel gear. We also provide snorkel vests which aid in flotation, and there is always one of our crew members in the water with you at all times.
Yes, you can still enjoy our tours even if you don’t know how to swim.
If you are comfortable in water over your head with a flotation device, we may be able to get you into the water. The decision will be at the captain’s discretion.
As long as your wheelchair can be folded up/not electric, our crew will do their best to accommodate wheelchair passengers by assisting with boarding and finding seating. Depending our your mobility, seating may be limited to the lower-deck, as all of our boats require using stairs to get to the top-deck. We ask that passengers, with reduced mobility, remain seated while the boat is under-way. Please be aware that restrooms are located on a lower-deck at the bottom of a ladder. If you have any questions, please contact our office to inquire further.
A cane or crutches can be used to assist in boarding the vessel, however once on board they cannot be used and must be stored safely. There are railings and handholds throughout the vessel. Our crew members are able to assist as well.
All of our vessels are equipped with adult and child size life vests.
The state of Hawaii does not require you to wear life vests, but if you would like to, you may.
(Boogie boards with viewfinders?) Yes.
We take payment at the time of booking.