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Maui: Snorkeling and Sailing Adventure with Buffet Lunch

1. Maui: Snorkeling and Sailing Adventure with Buffet Lunch

The primary destination during most of the year is Maui’s Honolua Bay Marine Reserve, renowned for its superb snorkeling. Alternative snorkeling locations include Cliff-house, Lanai and Turtle Town in Olowalu. While snorkeling along Maui’s west coastline, experience warm waters abundant with sea life. You will see a variety of tropical fish including Hawaii’s state fish, the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and if you’re lucky an endangered Hawaiian green sea turtle. After snorkeling, a hot buffet lunch is served and the complimentary bar is open. During the summer months, the crew sets sail into the tradewinds always on the lookout for spinner dolphins. During the winter months, the crew sets off to look for Maui’s annual visitors, the humpback whales.

Maui: Premier Snorkel Adventure

2. Maui: Premier Snorkel Adventure

Experience the thrill of the ocean on a fantastic catamaran cruise to find the best snorkel spots of Maui. Your experienced captain will seek out the finest spots and the best schools of fish, as informative crew help you prepare for an incredible underwater adventure. You will be cruising on a state of the art catamaran, departing from Ka’anapali beach for an experience you will never forget. Begin your day with delicious Kona coffee, tropical juices, and a continental breakfast as you leave. Once you have dropped anchor, dive in to the beautiful waters and discover the extraordinary marine life. Look out for dolphins and turtles in the crystal clear waters as you swim around schools of tropical fish. After your snorkeling adventure, climb back on board and feast on a barbecue lunch. Dig in to Maui potato chips, barbecue chicken breasts, hamburgers and hot dogs, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the young, and young at heart! Grab a beer, cocktail, or soft drink from the open bar, while you enjoy an invigorating trade wind sail – depending on the season - back to Ka’anapali on this tropical 6-hour adventure.

Maui: Ka'anapali Wild Dolphin Sail

3. Maui: Ka'anapali Wild Dolphin Sail

Enjoy a 2.5-hour dolphin watching adventure in a luxury schooner sailing vessel. Spot dolphins in their natural habitat and enjoy a bite to eat in an island setting. Set sail and witness some of the local dolphin species in action. Get up close and personal as you spot the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, friendly Bottlenose Dolphins, and the elusive Pantropical Spotted Dolphins. Listen to your on-board, expert guides as they teach you how to interpret their behaviours and share fascinating facts about wild dolphins. Dolphin sightings are guaranteed or you will be invited to go again for free while on your vacation.

Ka'anapali Beach: Express Snorkel Trip

4. Ka'anapali Beach: Express Snorkel Trip

Discover the marine life of Hawaii on an express snorkeling trip. Journey to one of the best snorkel sites in Maui, and be back at the beach in time for lunch. This experience is great for beginners and children. Board the boat at Ka'anapali Beach and cruise towards Mala Wharf or another popular snorkeling spot in West Maui. Your guide will choose the best location, depending on weather and sea conditions for the day. Jump into the clear waters to swim alongside Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Explore the reef, admiring the variety of colorful fish and corals. Relax on the deck with a drink from the open bar, as you cruise back to the beach.

Maui: Private Surf Lesson

5. Maui: Private Surf Lesson

Learn the Hawaiian sport of surfing during a private two-person surf class on Maui. Ride the waves, paddle, and have fun with a friend as you learn a new skill. Benefit from your instructor's undivided attention during this private class. Make the most of having your own instructor to truly advance your surfing skills or to learn a new sport. Listen to an ocean safety briefing and surf instructions before hitting the waves as a duo, with your instructor never far away. Feel the cool water on your skin, the warm Hawaiian sun, and the salty breeze as you paddle, surf, and laugh during your class.

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What people are saying about Kaanapali

We thought this trip was great! The snorkel location was awesome (a sunken pier where there the reefs have lots of fish/turtles), and it's a perfect length of time for those who don't want an all-day trip. The crew is very welcoming, and the snacks and drinks are a perfect way to end it. We highly recommend!

My wife and I really enjoyed our snorkeling g trip. All the employees were polite and hard working They were also very helpful in correcting our double billing (accident). Our next trip to Maui we will be taking another snorkeling trip

We had such a great time and our guides were super friendly and awesome! I wish we had gotten the longer day! The pool noodles were great to have but we found we didn't really need them out there.

This was way better and fun than we expected! Awesome trip and fun guides all the way!!

The crew and views were amazing! Such a blast and even saw dolphins!!