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Morning Snorkel to Molokini or Coral Gardens
This is the classic morning snorkel tour, to Molokini, that made us famous and continues to thrill Maui's visitors year-after-year! While other boats attempt to pack multiple snorkel sites into one trip, the Four Winds II chooses stay at Molokini the longest. This means we provide you with the most snorkel time! Additionally, the added time gives you more time to explore much more of the crater, hop back on the boat for some rest, relaxation and refreshment, and then dive back into the crystal-clear water for some more thrilling snorkel discoveries.
More Snorkel Time at One Location!
One snorkeling destination ensures that you get more out of your snorkeling experience by staying at one site longer, rather than having to spend time mooring and outfitting passengers at two different snorkeling locations. Plus it makes the trip much more relaxing in the sheltered waters of the Crater! This is how we provide you with the best snorkeling on Maui!
Glass Bottom Boat
The Four Winds II is the only snorkeling tour in Hawaii that offers a real Glass Bottom Viewing Room where you actually can sit inside and enjoy a 180 degree view, both in front and below you. This is a great option for those that cannot snorkel or swim. Even grandparents that are unable to join in snorkeling, but still want to be part of the fun, can enjoy the trip. You'll feel like you are sitting right on top of the water! No other boat to Molokini can compare to the Four Winds II, and no other trip offers you the fun-packed experience of our classic Morning snorkel tour!
The Four Winds II morning Molokini snorkel tour serves up a tropical breakfast and hot barbeque lunch and features an open bar too. All snorkel gear and instruction is provided and we additionally offer you to experience SNUBA as an optional add-on to your underwater experience. From soaking up the sun on our spacious decks to sliding down our water-slide, to the best underwater sights on Maui, this classic morning snorkel is absolutely loaded with amenities, features and a great time for all!
DESTINATION: MOLOKINI or occasionally CORAL GARDENS
DAILY DEPARTURES: 7AM - 12:30PM
TRIP DURATION: 5 HOURS
DEPARTS FROM: MA'ALAEA HARBOR, SLIP #80
- Tropical Breakfast
- BBQ Lunch
- Open Bar
- All Your Snorkeling Gear
- Expert Instruction
- Glass Bottom Viewing Room
- 2 Spacious Decks
- 3 Boarding Ladders
- Lots of Marine Life
- Turtle Watching
- Seasonal Whale Watching
- See Boards (similar to a large boogie board but equipped with a built-in view port)
- Boogie Boards
- Optical Masks
- Fresh Water Showers
- Sport Fishing Equipment
- Vistas of Maui's Coastline and Other Islands
- Cool Fish Tattoos for Kids
- And More!
SAFETY FIRST: Your safety is important to us! Each of our crew members are Red Cross certified and excellent swimmers. While snorkeling, we make sure there is ample crew, both in and out of the water, for your assistance and safety. We also have a certified scuba diver in the water for those that SNUBA.
WHALE WATCHING: From December 20th - April 20th, this trip additionally features outstanding humpback whale watching action! Also, during this time of year, we are unable to utilize any of our sport fishing gear because of the whales.
Snorkel sites are selected at the discretion of the captain. We always attempt to reach Molokini when prevailing weather and conditions permit.
Please be sure to read our Policies Page
These items are not included as standard trip features, but are well-worth adding them to your Four Winds II morning snorkel trip. The most popular add-on is SNUBA. SNUBA is similar to SCUBA, but does not require wearing tanks, or heavy gear. It also does not require any certification. SNUBA is really easy, extremely safe and loads of fun. Even kids can do it! (More about SNUBA) We also have professional video services and underwater camera rentals too! (More about Video Services)
SNUBA - $59
Professional Video of Your Trip - $32
Underwater Digital Camera Rental - $40
Wet Suit Rental - $5
What To Bring:
Pack for your snorkel excursion like you would for a day at the beach.
- Non-Aerosol Sunscreen (over-spray from aerosol makes boat decks slippery)
- Light Cover-Up or Light Jacket
- Camera (make sure you've got lots of storage on your media card)
- Perhaps Some Extra Cash (should you want to rent a wetsuit or underwater camera or buy a souvenir t-shirt, etc.)
- For very young children, we suggest that you might want to bring a swim vest that your child feels comfortable wearing.
- For those over 21 years of age, a PICTURE ID is required if you would like to be served alcoholic beverages from our open bar.
- If you have your own snorkel gear, and feel more comfortable with it, you are welcome to bring it! However, we do provide sanitized, quality snorkel gear and flotation devices free of charge.
For directions to the harbor... (click here).
Turtle Cleaning-Station Stop:
After snorkeling at Molokini Crater, as we cruise back to Maalaea Harbor, we make a special stop at the Sugar Beach "Turtle Cleaning-Station". This is a really cool location where many turtles congregate and allow specialized “cleaning fish” to nibble and remove the algae from their shells and bodies (kind of an ocean car wash for turtles). Because turtles are air-breathing creatures, they have to surface frequently. We almost always see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on the surface at this spot. All this means you get a chance to see them up close and personal! Plus, your vantage point from up-top on the deck, looking down at the surface of the water, makes for fantastic turtle photo opportunities!
Fun For Everyone!
From the young to the “young-at-heart”, this trip has something for everyone and is guaranteed to be loaded with fun! We pride ourselves with making sure each and every passenger is treated like family and our expert crew is famous for their hospitality, service and sharing the aloha spirit. This is why our morning snorkel is so popular with families and fun-lovers of all ages.