Atlantis Submarine. Maui’s only real sub ride.
The Atlantis Submarine underwater excursion is one of the most unique tours you and your family can enjoy on Maui—and nobody needs to don a bathing suit! You’ll step onto a shuttle boat in Lahaina Harbor, cruise comfortably out to the Atlantis Submarine waiting for you offshore, and come aboard, climbing down a short ladder and settling comfortably into the air conditioned cabin of the sub. During whale season (December through April), you are likely to see humpback whales in the distance while you travel to the sub. The journey on the shuttle boat is fun in and of itself, but then the real adventure begins: you and your 47 fellow passengers are treated to a wild undersea experience that no tour on Maui even tries to duplicate!
Your experienced pilot and co-pilot gently guide the 65 foot sub through the sea to specific underwater sites that are chock full of marine life, while you gaze through the large portholes located all along both sides of the spacious cabin. As you descend over 100 feet below the surface, fish swim past you one by one and in the thousands! The pilot and co-pilot are also dedicated naturalists; they will describe the marine life as well as answer any questions you have about any of the amazing creatures you’ll see. There is a good chance you’ll glimpse blacktip reef sharks, eels, and jacks (ulua), as well as giant schools of goatfish. If you’re really lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of an octopus!
Among other sites, you will visit the sunken-ship-becoming-coral-reef Carthiginian, and later you’ll land in the sand at the bottom of the sea! How cool is that?
Atlantis Submarine doesn’t only give you an amazing trip; the company gives to the environment, too! Their subs are pollutant-free, and the head pilot, Rich Brunner, holds a volunteer position on the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council. (Great work, Mr. Brunner!)
Now that you’re ready to experience this unique underwater educational excursion on Maui’s Atlantis Submarine, book today!
U.S. Coast Guard approved submarine tour.
1000 ASA speed film recommended.
Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tour narrations are available by headset.
No food is provided on this tour, but you may feel like ordering seafood afterwards.
All passengers must be at least 36” (1 meter) in height, and they must be able to physically descend and ascend a 10 foot (2 meter) almost vertical ladder.
The trip from shore and back again lasts 1.5 hours, with 45 minutes spent underwater.
Check in 30 minutes before departure
Tour Location: Lahaina Harbor, Slip 18
LAHAINA HARBOR 675 Wharf StreetLahaina, Hawaii 96761
Check-in at Altlantis retail store on Front street in the Pioneer Inn. 658 Wharf street Lahaina, HI 96761. This is right next to Lahaina Harbor.