West Maui Snorkeling Experience by Boat from Ka'anapali

Maui, USA
Deluxe West Maui Snorkel Tour
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Choose The Magic Merman with confidence. Aboard a comfortable, and private boat in the company of guides who have extensive knowledge of local wildlife. Stop at two snorkeling spots where you can swim with turtles, see beautiful reef fish, and look for dolphins. Includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Head out onto the waters of West Maui aboard a comfortable
  • Learn about local wildlife and environment from your guides
  • Stop at two different snorkeling sites to explore the marine life
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and soft drinks

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Restroom on board
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for the crew! (Cash or Venmo) The crew takes care of you so take care of them!!!
  • Bring your own towel

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy
    2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    8:30am check-in!!!! Boat leaves at 9am The tour departs directly from Ka'anapali Beach in front of Whaler's Village. Go to the beach in front of Leilani's Restaurant. Look for the crew member in the bright GREEN MAGIC MERMAN TEE SHIRT on the beach! (8:30 check-in for morning tours)

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests should be physically capable of climbing 3 vertical stairs to load boat
  • Guests may get wet when beach-loading onto the boat
  • Children must be at least 6 years old to participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Most amazing experience! We saw so many fish, turtles, whales, and a few sharks! The crew was great, knowledgeable, and so friendly! The food (banana bread, fruit, wraps, chips) was delicious! Would recommend to anyone.


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AMAZING! Ten Stars.
Missy_A, Jan 2024
We cannot say enough about our trip!!! If I could give it 10 stars I would....incredible service and an amazing adventure. We did this on our last day in Maui and was one of the biggest highlights of our trip. Two awesome snorkling spots away from the big crowds. It was whale watching season and we got to see an incredible show along the way!! The smaller group makes such a difference. Shasta and crew were so incredibly knowledgable about marine life, we learned so much and had a great trip. You haven't had a trip to Maui if you don't book this experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much. I will petition Viator to add 5 more stars.
A highlight of our Maui trip with our 4 teens!
Sara_B, Jul 2023
Amazing trip, professional and friendly crew. Delicious food. We liked the experience on a smaller boat vs the larger catamaran style tour. We got to talk to our crew more and it was a more personalized experience. Both snorkel locations were amazing but the 2nd stop was a crowd pleaser where we swam with lots of turtles and saw a few reef sharks. Highly recommend!
West Maui is the best for Snorkeling Maui
Paula_G, Jul 2023
West Maui Snorkeling Experience by Boat from Ka'anapali, owned by Austin, Is the BEST! Family owned boat was comfortable and well equipped. Captain Brady and First Mate Emma were focused on safety, comfort and fun. Their knowledge of snorkel spots - quality equipment for those needed it, and Emma’s ability to spot sea creatures from her surfboard as our certified lifeguard was all amazing. Highly recommend you saying Aloha to them when you plan your trip to Maui!
Do it! Great for first time snorkelers who aren't strong swimmers.
LeSuong_G, Jun 2023
My best friend and I went snorkeling for the first time. The entire crew was amazing! We especially loved Shasta! She was in the water snorkeling with the entire group and when she saw my friend and I lagging behind (my friend couldn't get the hang of moving in the water very well), she swam back to us to check on us, and then she gave my friend her floatation device and literally pulled her along the water while I swam next to them. Shasta was very patient and friendly. She would engage the entire group by pointing out different sea creatures. Throughout the entire snorkeling adventure, the entire crew was wonderful! They all made us feel very comfortable and had a great sense of humor. They also fed us extremely well! We got fresh fruit, beverages (juice, soda, water, coffee), chips, cookies, wraps, and banana bread. We did 3 excursions while visiting Honolulu and Maui for the first time and this was by far my favorite one! Highly recommend!
Worth every penny!!! Awesome Crew
Jennifer_S, Jun 2023
Wear sunscreen and be prepared to see amazing sea life. The crew was extremely helpful and friendly. Our family of 5 had a terrific time and were blown away by the sea turtles. The snacks/lunch provided were delicious as well. I can’t recommend this tour enough. Would totally do it again
Perfect half day snorkeling trip for all. Absolutely recommend!
Traveler_T, Jun 2023
The magic Merman crew were so great! We had the best time. They all were super friendly knowledgeable and professional. They made everything so easy and comfortable. I highly recommend to people interested in a smaller more personable snorkeling experience. Thank you Magic Merman crew! You’re the best!!
Great crew! Great trip!
Marlies_S, Apr 2023
Brady, Shasta, and Emma our crew were great. Very knowledgeable about whales, turtles and sea life. Food was fantastic and snorkeling spots were right on. Swam with turtles! Really a fantastic trip!
Great snorkel excursion. ...
Andrew_W, Apr 2023
Great snorkel excursion. The crew was terrific. Two really nice snorkels - especially the crumbled pier where we saw countless Sea turtles. They efficiently served a light breakfast and lunch that hit the spot. We would definitely book with this group again.
Love the Green Merman Tour💕
Kaitlin_M, Apr 2023
We had the best time! Cannot say enough about this experience. Capt Brady, Shasta and Bethany were fantastic. Very informative, wonderful snorkeling spots and lunch.
Amazing! Highly recommend!
Eric_g, Mar 2023
Absolutely amazing experience! We went during the first week of March during whale migration season. It was absolutely magical. Saw at least 8-10 whales and calves on the way to the snorkeling spots. First snorkeling spot was great, second spot was amazing! We swam within 15 feet of several sea turtles! The crew absolutely spoiled us with fresh fruit and banana bread for breakfast, a catered lunch, and desert. Finished off with a spa-like peppermint infused towel to get the salt off our faces. Crew was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and was very accommodating to first timers and pros. Cannot recommend this small business enough. Made our trip very special.
So much fun
Dedra_H, Feb 2023
What an amazing trip!!! The all female Captain and crew were fun, energetic, and full of great information and facts. Got to see turtles and whales. One of the best tours we’ve been on in Maui.
Sarah_H, Jan 2023
Incredible! We went late January, and saw about 10 whales and 10 sea turtles on this tour, it was unreal! They provided us plenty of food, drinks, and snacks. Delicious catered breakfast and lunch. You can tell the staff love their jobs and were so excited to be on the water. Couldn't recommend it enough!!!
Amazing experience
Trish_A, Jan 2023
Wonderful crew with tons of sea life knowledge! Friendly and fun experience. We got to see whales with their cubs and lots of turtles!
We had such a great time!...
Mercedes_V, Dec 2022
We had such a great time! Soooo much better than going out on a crowded catamaran! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable! The banana bread and fruit in the AM was nice! Also, the wraps for lunch were really good too! Love to support small businesses like this because they really make you feel like your part of their family!! Thank you for the amazing experience! Will definitely be back!
Best snorkeling group out there
Mark_C, Dec 2022
The crew was amazing and the small group setting made for a wonderful excursion. We saw humpback whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Ten thumbs up!
We love the tour
Jia_W, Dec 2022
The tour guides were amazing. They served us very well and showed us some interesting things about whales. We saw a few whales at a very short distance. Tropical fish and turtles were everywhere! The water was a bit cold though. Overall it was a fantastic trip!
Best Money You Will Spend!
Heather_B, Oct 2022
We were able to see turtles, an octopus, and all kinds of fish. The crew was terrific and knowledgeable. I had never snorkeled nor been in the ocean, I felt safe the entire time. This was absolutely the best money we have spent on this trip. It was a small group and that made a huge difference for me. We passed other excursions with an overwhelming number of people on board.
Great Snorkeling Experience
Karina_P, Sep 2022
My husband and I booked this our last day in Maui, and it was hands down one of the best experiences while we were there! The guides were super helpful and encouraging, especially for those less experienced. They also showed and told us about different kinds of fish and other sea life that we may not have noticed when snorkeling. We snorkeled in two different spots, and we saw so many turtles at the second location! The food was catered from a local restaurant, and the Magic Merman team was great about accommodating to different diets (vegetarian, etc.). I highly recommend this group if you're looking to snorkel in Maui!
The Magic Merman Maui
Kevin_B, Sep 2022
The Magic Merman Maui was an excellent snorkeling experience. Our tour guides: Jill, Jess and Shasta made sure everyone had a wonderful trip. First time snorkeling and it was fantastic.
Great Snorkeling experience!
pattyd14, Aug 2022
The crew was wonderful (Emma, Jill and Chasta). They were very helpful for first timers. We loved the smaller boat experience. It was much more personal. The food they served was great also!

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