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How to Experience the Best Catamaran Snorkeling on Maui


With incredible wildlife and some of the clearest ocean on the planet, Maui, Hawaii is an amazing place to snorkel. The island is surrounded by hundreds of spots for snorkelers – it just depends on where you want to go and what you want to see! If you don’t want to head out alone, a snorkel sail or cruise is a great way to explore the Pacific Ocean. Hop aboard and prepare to be amazed by creatures like sea turtles, tropical fish, vibrant coral reefs, and more! Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy catamaran snorkeling on Maui.

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The Best Catamaran Snorkeling on Maui

Four Winds II

Four Winds II is a 55-foot, glass bottom catamaran that’s perfect for families. The boat has a water slide, stereo sound system, onboard movies, BBQ grills, and a crew that knows how to cook! Guests can choose from two different Maui snorkeling trips: a morning snorkel to Molokini Crater and an afternoon snorkel to Coral Gardens or Molokini. Both tours are ideal for all ages and can accommodate every level of snorkeling experience.

Trilogy Excursions

The crew at Trilogy Excursions is here to help you enjoy Hawaii’s amazing marine life! They offer guided tours of Molokini Crater, Ka’anapali Beach, Olowalu, and the island of Lanai. Not sure which one to choose? We recommend taking Trilogy’s original tour to Lanai, which has been departing out of Lahaina since 1973. This full-day excursion has it all: sailing, snorkeling, a cultural island tour, and Trilogy’s famous cinnamon rolls and teriyaki chicken BBQ.

Gemini Charters

Located on the sands of Ka’anapali Beach, Gemini is a luxurious 64-foot catamaran that offers snorkel tours of Honolua Bay. West Maui’s coastline is known for its superb snorkeling, warm waters, and abundant sea life. Keep your eyes peeled for tropical fish like Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaii’s State fish) as well as endangered Hawaiian Green sea turtles. A hot buffet lunch and open bar are also included in your trip.

Sail Maui

Sail Maui has been catering to island visitors and locals for over 20 years. Once aboard the Paragon or Paragon II, guests can choose to explore the Pali Coast, Molokini, West Maui, or the island of Lanai. Tours depart daily from Lahaina Harbor and Ma’alaea Harbor.

Pride of Maui

For incredible snorkeling at Molokini Crater, look no further than Pride of Maui. This company boasts the most spacious vessel on Maui, with an expert crew and unsurpassed amenities. Be sure to sign up for their 5-hour Molokini Snorkel Adventure which takes you to the crater and Turtle Town. It’s considered the best trip on the island and includes all snorkel gear, video services, and a free breakfast and lunch.

Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

After an unforgettable day of catamaran snorkeling on Maui, take a short drive back to our bed and breakfast and unwind. Our inn is located in peaceful Wailuku and offers comfortable accommodations, top-notch amenities, and beautiful views. We even provide a delicious homemade breakfast each morning! Visit our accommodations page to see what’s available or give us a call at (808) 244-5897 to make your reservations. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • 808-244-5897
  • 2199 Kaho'okele Street Wailuku
    Maui, Hawaii 96793