Maui Snorkeling, Friendly Charters & The Lani Kai.

Maui Snorkeling, also known as Friendly Charters, owns and captains The Lani Kai. The Lani Kai is a classy, 53-foot, double-decked, twin-diesel-powered catamaran that carries up to 59 passengers for snorkeling trips in Maui, whale watching in Hawaii, and SNUBA diving trips. We dive at various locations including, Molokini Crater, Turtle Town and Coral Gardens.

The Lani Kai provides the spacious feeling of larger boats while carrying half the passenger load. This allows our crew the time to pamper you, and to make this adventure one of the most memorable experiences of your vacation.

The Lani Kai offers:

  • A large shaded cabin
  • Seating for everyone inside, outside, and on the bridge
  • Our custom snorkel stairway makes it easy to get in and out of the water
  • Wide spacious swim steps at water level
  • Two freshwater showers
  • Two heads (toilets)
  • Two sunning trampolines
  • Water slide
  • Catered buffet meals
  • Free Mai Tais, beer, sodas and water
  • Kids 3 & Under are always FREE

What separates us from other boats is our wonderful, experienced crew. We customize the experience for all our passengers and we love to introduce Maui to first-time divers!

Our senior captain, Marc, has run boats out of Ma'alaea Harbor for 20 years, and has been captain on the Lani Kai since 1998.

If you're an experienced snorkeler we'll let you follow your own path in the water, within sight.

We help beginners with all their needs, until you feel safe. Even if you can't swim you can learn to snorkel!

We don't spoil your experience with a lot of microphone talk.


Happy Clients

Meet Our Crew

Marc Minkler
Captain Marc Minkler
Senior Captain
kiwini crew
Captain Kiwini Hall
Captain / SNUBA Guide
Joe White
Joe White
SNUBA Instructor
Chealsea Evans
Chelsea Evans
Mia Minkler
Arin Fitch
emily crew
Emily Mullen

We seek adventure where others only dream