Does the boat have bathrooms?

Yes, we actually have 2. Never underestimate the value of a bathroom (head) on a 3 to 5-hour boat tour… in very clear water!

Do I need to have experience snorkeling?

Absolutely not! Our crew will help you every step of the way. Our trips are designed for experienced and inexperienced snorkelers of all ages.

Do I need to bring my own snorkeling gear?

Nope! All of our trips include all  necessary snorkeling gear.

Are meals included?

Absolutely. The morning trips offer breakfast and lunch with juices, soft drinks, beer and our famous Mai Tai’s!

Are kids really free?

Yes. Maui Snorkeling offers kids 3 & Under FREE trips. We even provide food and drink at no additional cost. So, save your wallet and get two meals on us!

Do you have group pricing?

Yes. We offer group discounts, and we also provide private charters for a variety of events and celebrations. Please call us at 216.410.3378 for more information about planning your perfect group snorkeling, SNUBA or whale watching trip with Maui Snorkeling.

Do you offer senior pricing?

Yes. We offer senior pricing for all of our snorkeling trips in Maui. Visit our Trips page for exact pricing.

Do you offer transportation?

We do not offer transportation but there are plenty of options on Maui, no matter where you are staying.

Is there shade on your boat?

Yes. The Lani Kai II has a variety of places for you to get out of the sun. Our mid-sized boat allows everyone a comfortable trip.

Do you provide towels?

Sorry, not at this time!

Is snorkeling safe for kids and seniors?

Yes. Our crew goes to great lengths to ensure that everyone is comfortable and safe before entering the water. Our dive locations are selected for their beauty but also their safety.

Can we use a full-face snorkeling mask?

No. We do not allow full-face masks on the Lani Kai. But, we do provide all of your snorkeling equipment at no additional cost.

Can I dive if I’m pregnant?

Snorkeling is a very calm and relaxing experience for all, especially pregnant moms! The Lani Kai is a 53-foot catamaran, so it’s exceptionally smooth in the seas.

Are there vegetarian options?

Yes. Our meals offer a variety of vegetarian options. We can also accommodate a variety of diet specifications restrictions. Just call us at 808.244.1979 with specific requests and we’ll do our best to help you.

What is the alcohol policy?

We are still awaiting our Hawai’i State Liquor Permit for the Lani Kai II. While we await our approval, guests are permitted to bring their own alcohol. Please do not bring any glass on the tour and DO NOT consume alcohol before any water activities on the Lani Kai.

Is it safe?

Yes. Our crew has decades of combined experience and we go to great lengths to ensure that we treat all of our passengers with the ultimate amount of care.

Are morning trips & afternoon trips different?

Morning trips are 5 hours with two meals included and the Afternoon trips are 3 hours with one meal included. Also, the Morning snorkeling trips usually go to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. Afternoon trips normally travel to Coral Gardens.

Is there parking at the harbor?

Yes. Diamond Parking Services manages all parking lots in the harbor. Each lot has machines that take cash (No change is given) and credit cards. The cost for parking is around $3.00 for 5 hours.

What time do we check-in at the boat?

Check-in for the Morning trip is 6:30AM and the Afternoon trip check-in is 12:30. Please allow yourself plenty of time for the commute. Depending on the season, Maui can become very crowded with delayed roads. Allow plenty of time to comfortably park and get over to the Lani Kai.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your snorkeling trip, please write to us at [email protected] at least 24 hours before your scheduled trip. We understand that things happen and we’ll do our best to accommodate your travel plans. Cancelations will be refunded the payment amount minus the 8% booking fee that we incur from TripWorks.

Can I pay with cash?

Yes. Please call us at 808.244.1979 to make arrangements. We will reserve your spot with a credit card and will process your cash payment on-site or at our offices. Just call us for details.

How many passengers?

The Lani Kai is a 53-foot, double-decked, twin-diesel-powered catamaran that carries up to 59 passengers comfortably. It’s large enough to handle the seas, but small enough to avoid the “sea of humanity”!

How do I get to the boat?

The harbor is located at 101 Maalaea Road., Maalaea, Maui, Hawaii. We are located just off of Highway 30. Please note that the docks/slips are NOT in numerical order! Our slip (dock) is #76 and is located at the end of the harbor on the ocean side. See our Contact us page for our map. You can also text us at 808-244-1979.

what are your hours for customer service?

You can contact us 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Call 808.244.1979 for assistance. If the phones are busy, leave a message and we’ll return your call in short order. You can also text us at 808-244-1979.

Do you offer kids sizes?

Yes. We provide all necessary snorkeling and SNUBA equipment for all ages and sizes at no additional cost.

Does SNUBA cost extra?

Yes. In addition to the base snorkeling trip rate, SNUBA costs $85.00 for the 1st dive spot and $150.00 for both dive spots. You will have the option to buy at checkout or wait to decide when you arrive on the boat. Keep in-mind that SNUBA has limited availability so the sooner you decide, the better.

What food is served on the Lani Kai?

We offer a tremendous continental breakfast and deli-style lunch on our morning snorkeling trips. In the afternoon, we offer a deli-style lunch. Juices, soft-drinks, beer and Mai Tai’s are included, as well. (NOTE: Alcohol cannot be consumed until dives are completed.)

Is there a Kama’aina Rate?

There sure is. Kama’aina are priced at the Senior rate for the 5-Hour Morning Tours.

Do Afternoon Tours go to Molokini?

The Afternoon Tours usually DO NOT go to Molokini. The trade winds and currents make it difficult for us to get to Molokini in the afternoons. There are rare occasion when the winds and currents cooperate, but you should not expect to get to Molokini in an afternoon tour with most boats on Maui.

Mask Policy During Covid?

We follow all local, state, and federal guidelines with regard to Covid-19. We ask that all passengers wear masks when not eating or snorkeling and allow for adequate social distancing for the comfort of all guests.

How many passengers on your tours?

The Lani Kai II is U.S. Coast Guard approved for 72 passengers, but we run our tours at only 50-55 people. We are focused on ensuring a relaxing environment for all. You won’t have to worry about loading and unloading with 100-150 other people like many of the boats on Maui.

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