Maui Snorkel Charters

Enjoy a Snorkeling Experience like no Other with Maui Snorkel Charters
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The family-owned and operated Maui Snorkel Charters offers a unique approach to the standard snorkel trip. Enjoy a seafari-like experience that allows you to swim throughout several snorkel sights and avoid crowds, via the fastest, most comfortable boat in all of Maui.  

- The Local Expert Team

Located in Maui, the family-owned and operated Maui Snorkel Charters features a custom-built boat the No Ka Oi. After years of enjoying the underwater world of coral reefs, turtles, fish, octopi, and other marine life, Maui Snorkel designed a custom boat to take advantage of all this along with the tropical teal waters and views of the mountainous islands and white sand beaches as part of their company Maui Snorkel Charters. Like Maui itself, the Ko Kai Oi is the best in the region when it comes to comfortable and safe snorkeling charters. 

Speaking of safety, guest safety is the number one priority above all else for Maui Snorkel Charters. The Ko Kai Oi is designed with high-tech safety features like foam air hybrid collars, prop guards, and a JPO joystick control for effortless and safe maneuverability. There are also three sets of stairs (not ladders) on board to make getting in and out of the water easier for guests. Maui Snorkel Charters also ensures amble staff is on board to ensure guest safety both on the boat and in the water. In fact, the staff all meet U.S. Coast Guard and Maui standards. 

Another notable difference that Maui Snorkel Charter presents over other area snorkeling companies is the comfort level for guests. This company purposely avoids maxing out the capacity of their boat solely so that guests can lounge and easily move about the boat enjoying full-size cover for guests to get out of the sun. They also provide plenty of time for each stop, allowing guests to explore in-depth before returning to shore. 

When snorkeling with Maui Snorkel Charters via the Seafari Tour, guests will enjoy an entire day of hitting the best snorkel spots in the area. While other boats and companies obviously have the same goal in mind, Maui Snorkel’s philosophy is to hit the best spots with the caveat of avoiding the crowds. The seafari approach sees guests start snorkeling in one spot while the boat drifts closely by, allowing guests to move from one to another. Guests will visit between two and five sites, while other companies will list these as separate stops. 

This efficient approach allows guests to experience more snorkeling opportunities without wearing out by getting on and off the boat. The Maui Snorkel Charter boat is also smaller and allows greater maneuverability around the big crowds, giving guests access to unique spots that simply aren’t accessible by larger boats. The crew at Maui Snorkel Charter also features a crew that provides multiple sets of eyes on guests and the ocean, ensuring that no charter ever misses a hidden site or fun oceanic creature. 

There is no need to worry about tiring out though on the safari-like approach as the captain and crew keep a keen eye on all guests who are snorkeling. If you feel tired or get cold, the boat will easily swoop in and pick you up. You can either enjoy the rest of the tour from the comfort of the boat or jump back in the water at any point. The call is yours! 

Boasting the fastest snorkel boat on Maui, Maui Snorkel Charters allows you to enjoy the best snorkel spots on Maui, all while watching the playful antics of spinner dolphins and humpback whales during their season. The seafari-like approach provides a unique take on the standard snorkeling adventure. There is also a four-hour tour that features a trip to Molokini and up to four other spots. Regardless of the tour you choose, it is sure to be the best day ever! Maui Snorkel Charters are available in public tours as well as private charters. 

Insider Tips:
-The minimum age for Maui Snorkel excursions is five years of age. The charters are not designed for pregnant women. 
-High-quality snorkel equipment is provided as well as reef-safe sunscreen and flotation devices. Some guests do instead prefer to use their own masks and snorkel equipment. 
-All guests need to enjoy a day of snorkeling in a towel and swimsuit. You can bring an underwater camera if you desire to take photos of the beautiful coral reefs and marine life.