Molokini Morning Trip
Get face to face with the curious, exotic marine creatures of world-class snorkeling paradise Molokini Crater and its lesser-known, equally spectacular counterpart, Coral Gardens. Glide to these underwater nirvanas via the lavish glass-bottom catamaran, the Four Winds II.
This 5-hour, family-suitable voyage into Maui’s mysterious and beautiful underwater world is much more than an ordinary boat ride-with-dive. It guarantees you a mind-blowing day of snorkeling—even in bad weather conditions. Getting there is half the fun on the Four Winds II, a luxurious vessel powered by motors or sails, with panoramic 180-degree views via its glass bottom. And unlike most tours, this one does not head only to the deep clear waters of Molokini Crater or cancel if the weather is bad—it lets you discover Coral Gardens near the Maui coast. Coral Gardens is a hidden snorkeling gem in any weather, with waters ranging from 1 foot (0.3 m) to 20 feet (6.1 m) deep.
Whether you swim with the fishes at Molokini or Coral Gardens (or both), the diving is personalized thanks to the tour’s resident marine naturalist and its state-of-the-art gear. Optical masks, Sea Sleds, boogie boards, optional Snuba diving (like scuba, but with no tanks or gear), and more are included. The fish, sea turtles, and other creatures give you every reason to stay in the water, but the on-board amenities, including continental breakfast and a scrumptious barbecue lunch featuring chicken and pulled pork (prepared by the Four Wind II’s first mate), make it impossible not to climb back onboard!
- Continental breakfast featuring fresh bagels with cream cheese, jams, tropical fruit, Kona coffee, and juice
- Deluxe barbecue lunch featuring choice of chicken breast, pulled-pork sandwich, hot dogs or garden burgers, chips, and cookies for dessert, plus an open bar of beer, wine, and soda
- On-board marine naturalist narrates a video created during your actual trip, filming guests on the boat as well as those in the water and marine life below the surface (video is shown on the return trip to the harbor and is also available for purchase in DVD, VHS, and still formats)
- All snorkel gear and instruction, sport fishing, water slide, glass-bottom viewing (a room with seats providing views below the water, ideal for nonswimmers or those that cannot snorkel), 2 spacious decks, 3 boarding ladders, sea boards (like large boogie boards equipped with Plexiglas view ports), free use of optical masks, fresh-water shower, boogie boards, plus optional Snuba diving (like scuba, but with no tanks or gear to wear—no certification or experience necessary)
Check-in at 7:00 AM at Maalaea Harbor, Slip #80
Approximately 5 hours
Snuba is available on the boat for an extra charge.
Terms & Conditions
This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of this Activity. Otherwise the product is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.
All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.