Malolo Afternoon Snorkel Trip to Molokini or Coral Gardens

4.45 out of 5
(38 customer reviews)

Check in at Maalaea Harbor and cruise on out to snorkel Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens, depending on the weather, for your chance to see a variety of marine life.

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Malolo afternoon snorkel trip to Molokini or Coral Gardens.

The Malolo afternoon snorkel cruise is available Saturdays only. Please click here to view our other Maui afternoon snorkel choices.

One of the most magnificent places to snorkel on Maui is Molokini Crater, and you can only get there by boat. The Malolo, our 55 foot power catamaran, is a super comfortable ride that has everything you’ll need.  Even if our Malolo afternoon snorkel is your first experience with this fun ocean activity, you’ll have a great time. All equipment and instructions are provided by the fabulous crew, and there is a $5.00 hot dog and soda lunch served onboard, too!

Molokini Crater is a marine protected area, so the fish are free to roam, and you are free to watch them do so. The animals there are just beautiful, and you can happily lose yourself while floating above the reef. You are likely to see parrotfish, yellow tang, cornetfish, and surgeonfish, as well as many others. Lucky visitors will catch a glimpse of a spotted eagle ray cruising through, and don’t forget to look up—Molokini Crater is a bird preserve, too!

Digital underwater cameras are available for purchase. If you wear prescription glasses, there are optical masks you can rent to use underwater. If you tend to run cold, there are wetsuits for rent, and they bring flotation devices galore. The Malolo afternoon snorkel cruise has got you covered!

As each day unfolds on Maui, weather and ocean conditions naturally dictate the best snorkel spots. The experienced captain will decide whether you go to beautiful Molokini Crater or the aptly named “Coral Gardens,” a gorgeous reef off the west side. Coral Gardens is home to all kinds of wonderful marine life, too!

This tour leaves from Maalaea Harbor in the afternoon. (That means you get to sleep in!) Check-in is at 1:30 pm, and you return at 5 pm—enough time to make your dinner reservations.

Have a great time!

Check in 12:30PM. Return 4:00PM
Slip #87 MAALAEA HARBOR
101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Rd Wailuku, HI 96793
For help call Maui Activities at 808-856-4274

38 reviews for Malolo Afternoon Snorkel Trip to Molokini or Coral Gardens

  1. David H.
    5 out of 5

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    Expensive for just a snorkel tour but our group had a lot of fun. The crew was very polite and professional. They took care of us and ensured we had a good time. The breakfast and lunches were much better Than expected.

  2. Marty M.
    5 out of 5

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    Very fun time for our family. The crew was great and the snorkeling was awesome.

  3. Jonathan M.
    5 out of 5

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    Had an amazing time thanks.

  4. Teresa P.
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The crew was entertaining and very helpful! Food was decent and helped to curb sea sickness! Cookies were amazing by capt. Mo!

  5. Nyima Y.
    5 out of 5

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    First time Snorkeling and it couldn’t have gone better. I would definitely do it again! Thank you!

  6. Steve A.
    4 out of 5

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    Trip was great even saw WHALES had great time snorkeling CREW WAS FANTASTIC. THANKS

  7. Larry B.
    4 out of 5

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    Staff / crew did a Real good job. Good safety watch…everybody on board had a good time!

  8. Robin J.
    5 out of 5

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    Everything was great. Thanks!

  9. Sheila E.
    5 out of 5

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    Great trip to Molokini. We saw tons of whales on the way back. We loved it!!!

  10. Lateef P.
    3 out of 5

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    Poor instructions regarding parking and the paid bbq consisted of microwave hotdogs and nothing else. Great crew and very attentive.

  11. Patty S.
    5 out of 5

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    Nice snorkel trip to Molokini – calm trip out and we saw whales while we were there and on the way back.

  12. Laura G.
    5 out of 5

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    Had a blast. The crew was friendly and helpful.

  13. Jonathan D.
    4 out of 5

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    Rough waters. Lost glasses on board had no way to get ahold of boat to get them back.

  14. Michael H.
    3 out of 5

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    Weather was great, so they decided to take us to Molokini crater instead of Coral Gardens. Molokini was ok, but the longer boat ride cut our snorkeling time. I would rather spend that time snorkeling.

  15. Ross G.
    5 out of 5

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    We were able to visit Molokini in the afternoon due to mild conditions. The water is so clear it is unbelievable. We were able to see a large variety of fish including a 5-6 foot shark (Very rare to see one during the day, or so we were told.) As an added bonus, we spotted several whales, including one that slapped its tail repeatedly over the course of ten minutes or so. The Malolo, itself, is an easy boat to enter and exit the water. The personnel were great. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

  16. Byron S.
    5 out of 5

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    We got to see over 10 whales as well on this trip.

  17. Emily H.
    5 out of 5

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    The captains assistants were kind and helpful. Enjoyed my first time ever snorkeling. Thank you!

  18. Shaun N.
    2 out of 5

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    Gary was very helpful in providing information on great snorkelling areas. The tour to Molokini was underwhelming as the morning breakfast was very light. The fresh fruit was nice but the Costco muffins could have been replaced with croissants and yoghurt. At the crater itself, the snorkelling area was very crowded and quite restricted. More colourful fish emerged as tour boats and the numerous snorkelers they carried, departed. The ride back was very rough, and while the captain did a great job of navigating the rollers, many passengers became sick. It would have been helpful to have the crew attend to some of the seasick passengers with remedies, rather than just leave them to recover on their own. Overall, the snorkelling experience did not at rival that which was found off of Makena beach by simply walking into the water.

  19. Richard A.
    4 out of 5

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    The crew were top notch. Not many fish, not your fault. Otherwise very good.

  20. Tina D.
    5 out of 5

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    Excellent expedition, highly recommended!

  21. Mary F.
    5 out of 5

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    Awesome trip great crew
    THANKS!!!

  22. April E.
    3 out of 5

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    The crew just seemed unenthused. They were not very welcoming expect for the younger gentleman on board who served as the emcee

  23. Lisa K.
    5 out of 5

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    We loved the snorkel trip, but were just disappointed we didn’t get to swim with any turtles.

  24. Alechia M.
    5 out of 5

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    Great time on this tour. Crew was friendly and helpful.

  25. Judy and Sam L.
    5 out of 5

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    We had a great time. Seems like you offered the same as the other companies just less people and money. Thanks

  26. Scott W.
    5 out of 5

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    Knowledgeable guides. Good viewing angles. Lots of whales along the way.

  27. Shrutee T.
    1 out of 5

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    Good service but they should have cancelled the event. It was a waste of our time. The water was super choppy but they still parked the boat for us to snorkel.

  28. Bev D.
    5 out of 5

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    Nice to have corrective mask, made experience much better. Saw more whales than on prior whale watch boat, thx so much

  29. Tiera S.
    5 out of 5

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    Excellent crew, lovely location and ship!

  30. Lori H.
    5 out of 5

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    Staff was knowledgable and helpful! Trip was great!

  31. Jean D.
    5 out of 5

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    It is the only activity my family and I did in Maui that seemed worth for the $ value. We were very happy with it. Great organization. People very friendly. We felt in security at all time. Thanks/Mahalo

  32. Bobby K.
    4 out of 5

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    Wonderful excursion. The crew was the best. Saw Wales awesome fish and big turtles

  33. S.B.
    4 out of 5

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    We had a great time. Crew was friendly. Water in turtle town bit murky, unfortunatelly. Molokini was awesome. Saw lots of whales on the way

  34. Sarah T.
    5 out of 5

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    Boss Frog’s was great for our group of 7!

    The staff was super friendly, the equipment word very well! We saw everything from tropical fish and turtles to baby wales. We all had a blast!

    thanks guys!

    ST

  35. Jon W.
    5 out of 5

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    The entire session was great. it was one of those bucket list items. The charter was well run from the booking experience to the cruise itself. The crew was prepared, from the check-in at the dock to the foot rinse as we returned, everything went smoothly. The food was just right and the snorkeling was awesome. Oh- did I mention the crew? They made sure everyone was informed, comfortable with every procedure, every device and all the rules. Need one-on-one assistance? No worries. It is my opinion that this crew (Felicia, Kiko and Ben) are what made this experience stand out for my family and I. We highly recommend this experience and would do it again in a heartbeat. JW. (playlist needs more Jimmy Buffett)

  36. Virginia H.
    5 out of 5

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    Enjoyed tutile town best of all. Molokini was crowded with too many snorkel boats. Crew was great!

  37. Rick F.
    5 out of 5

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    Had a great day of snorkeling at Molokini and Turtletown. Crew was friendly and informative. Captain did a good job describing the whales and other sights. Equipment and food provided were quite adequate. No complaints. Worth the money.

  38. Alberto C.
    3 out of 5

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    The activity itself was good, but in turtle point , since the major objectivity is view a turtle there should be more help in where they could be and the boat was set very far from the best place to see them. About the reservation workflow in the internet, it was very bad, because I made our reservation in advance through the internet and during my travel received a email that there were no more spaces available in the trip. How come? If there were no more places available, why was I able to by it? And I was charged in the credit card. That is wrong. But I sow some customer being rejected in the activity we went for the same kind of problem. That is not acceptable. Afterwords we could with Derek help manage to fit in other boat at the same day.

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