Quicksilver – Offering Amazing Ocean Adventures to Remember Around Maui and Beyond
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you’ve always dreamed of enjoying ocean adventures in the heart of paradise, sign up for the tours offered by Quicksilver. Snorkeling tours, whale watching trips, and sunset dinner cruises all await your arrival. Private charters are available, too, for when you want to build your own adventure.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

If you’re ready to go on memorable ocean adventures in paradise, sign up for a trip with Quicksilver. A true Lahaina favorite, this tour company offers snorkeling tours, whale watching excursions, and sunset dinner cruises to remember. They even let you choose your own adventure and bring along all your family and friends by signing up for their private charters. Depending on which of their trip options you choose, you may stay along the Maui coast, go out to Lanai, or even travel to Molokini.

To sign up for their tours, you just have to give them a call at your convenience. They stay plenty busy throughout most of the year, however. So, aim to phone the crew as soon as you know you’ll be on the island. Then, time your departure from the hotel just right to ensure you’ll arrive onsite about 30 minutes early to check-in. All tours depart from the main loading dock on Wharf Street in Lahaina at the given departure time.

On all their tours, you’ll ride in style on their double-hull catamaran. Built for adventures in Maui, this vessel cuts through the choppy water like butter while keeping the ride smooth for all onboard. Throughout the ride, you’re welcome to chill out on the cushioned seats on the deck and enjoy the views. Or relax in the shady main cabin to get out of the sun for a little while.

If you’re going on a snorkeling tour, the crew will provide all the gear – barring wetsuits, but rentals are available for an extra fee. Then, they will go over just how to fit the snorkel mask over your face, and then use it to view all the amazing sights beneath the surface. Then, you just have to travel down the easy-access staircase to enter the water. Not a strong swimmer? Grab a noodle, float belt, boogieboard, or another floatation device before hopping in.

Then, once you tire of all the snorkeling around, climb back on the boat to use the freshwater shower. Or go to the second deck jump platform to leap off the side of the boat again and again. In between all the fun, you can get reenergized with cookies, cookies, and more cookies. No, seriously, they have a seemingly never-ending supply of cookies on hand for all to enjoy.

On the dinner cruise, they go well beyond cookies alone, of course, even going as far as serving beer, wine, and mai tais with your scrumptious meal. You can get the same ocean dining experience on a private charter if you wish as well.

Their most popular adventures are:

Afternoon Snorkel Tour
If you love sea turtles, sign up for the Afternoon Snorkel Tour for a chance to visit Turtle Town. Set along the shores of Lahaina, this top snorkeling spot features tons of amazing turtles in their natural habitat. You’ll get to snorkel around with them for hours, all while taking underwater photos and making memories to last a lifetime.

Sunset Dinner Cruise
There’s perhaps nothing more magical than seeing the sun go down along the ocean horizon on the Sunset Dinner Cruise. You’ll get to sit at table right on the deck while enjoying those phenomenal views. All the while, a Hawaiian-style meal will come your way, complete with beer, wine, or mai tais.

Whale Watching Trips
During the winter months, you can go on Whale Watching Trips to see these magnificent beasts swimming all around Maalaea Bay. Your captain will narrate the trip, giving you key insights about the Humpback Whales’ activities. Don’t find any whales while you’re out? You get to go again for free.

Upon signing up for a private charter, you get to call the shots. Just let the crew know where you’d like to go, what you’d like to do, and which foods and drinks you want to enjoy. Then, they will bring your vision of the perfect charter trip to life right before your very eyes.

Insider Tips:
-Put reef-safe SPF 50+ sunscreen on before arriving for check-in. Then, reapply the sunblock at least every two hours to avoid getting sunburnt.
-Bring a pair of sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection. The sunlight reflects off the water, making it even brighter out than usual.