Don’t like getting up early? Well then, Lani Kai Maui has a great afternoon snorkel trip for you!
An afternoon snorkel trip to Coral Gardens with Lani Kai Maui is refreshing, dazzling, and super fun! The catamaran is large, comfy, and stable, and it has restrooms on board, fresh water showers, sunbather trampolines, and a water slide. Departing from Maalaea Harbor in the afternoon, this three hour tour is perfect for the adventurer who would like to sleep in!
You’ll have an incredible time with Lani Kai Maui exploring all that Coral Gardens has to offer. The coral reef and the fish living within it are the “hard to believe” type of beautiful; the vibrant habitat is constantly in motion with incredible colors and sounds. All kinds of butterflyfish flaunt their colored stripes and patterns, the lavender outer edges of the brown surgeonfish shine brightly in the sun, and wrasses zip by, flashing their dotted lines and multicolored scales. When it comes to sounds, listen for these: the domino damselfish defends its patch of reef with a kind of creaking noise, parrotfish rasp on coral with their strong beaks, and hidden snapping shrimp click their one oversized claw to make bubbles that burst with a snap. During whale season, however (December-April), you won’t be able to hear much of the reef music described above, because all those sounds are overarched by the haunting highs and lows of humpback whale song! (No one knows why the male whales sing, but the research up to 2015 found that sometimes the song will bring another male over, but never a female.)
Even if you don’t know how to swim, the Lani Kai Maui crew can teach you how to snorkel. They’ll provide all the gear and instruction you could possibly need, including masks with prescription lenses and extra flotation devices (even boogie boards!). If you’d like to try a new way of being in the water, you can upgrade to SNUBA and breathe from a tank floating on a raft above you. With SNUBA, you can stay down longer and swim deeper than when snorkeling. Also included on your trip are a scrumptious deli-style lunch, juices, sodas, and water. Beer and mai tais are offered to guests 21 and up once you’re finished exploring the reef.
Go ahead and treat yourself and your family to this excellent offshore excursion with Lani Kai Maui! Coral Gardens awaits!
Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Available Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Check in 12:30pm at Maalaea Harbor, slip #76.
Location: Maalaea Harbor
233 Maalaea Rd., Maalaea HI 97653