West Maui Half Day Snorkel from Ka’anapali Beach

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West Maui Snorkeling Adventure
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Dive in to explore West Maui's underwater world during this half-day snorkeling excursion from Ka'anapali Beach. Under the guidance of your experienced captain, travel to some of the island's best snorkel locations to see green sea turtles (honu), schools of colorful tropical fish and maybe spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, or even humpback whales (seasonal). After snorkeling, enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the boat, accompanied by nonalcoholic refreshments and beer and cocktails for purchase. Breakfast, lunch, and use of snorkel equipment are included.
  • Half-day snorkeling excursion from West Maui
  • See marine life such as Hawaiian green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and tropical fish
  • Use of snorkeling equipment included
  • Breakfast and lunch on board
  • Nonalcoholic drinks included, alcoholic drinks available for purchase

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks, juice, water, coffee
  • Professional guides
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • 4 hours of parking validation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Please check in 30 min prior to departure at the Sea Maui kiosk between Leilani's & Hula Grill on the beach walk at Whaler's Village. We validate 4 free hours of parking for the Whaler's Village parking structure. Please bring your ticket with you & present it at CHECK IN, before we depart. Mahalo!

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to Ka'anapali Beach; meet your guide and group in front of Whaler's Village.

Board the boat and set off into the aqua water in search of the best snorkel sites for the day. Your experienced captain decides your stops based on the day's conditions. Onboard your breakfast are prepared, watch the tropical scenery glide by and keep an eye our for spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and even humpback whales (winter). 

You may stop at Mala Wharf, Oluwalu, Cliff House, or Honolua Bay for the best snorkeling. Slip on the provided snorkel gear and jump in, relaxing in the serene marine environment as you float in the warm water. Look for Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), schools of tropical fish and vibrant coral reefs. 

After snorkeling stops, climb back on board the boat and head for Ka'anapali Beach. Watch the images of your adventure, captured by the staff photographer, on an HD television. All images and videos are available for purchase. 

Eat lunch as you cruise back to the beach. Nonalcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. 

Your tour ends at Ka'anapali Beach.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues as this vessel loads from the beach.
  • Non-swimmers will not be allowed to participate in any in-water activities.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 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.

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Featured review
I have done lots of tours over the years and this by far is one of the most memorable ones. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The captain knew all the places to see the most amazing sea life. We saw turtles, saw whales and dolphins at play. Just amazing! Highly recommend this activity especially if you are visiting when the whales are here.


691 reviews
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Best Maui snorkeling.
JohnN_C, Feb 2024
Honolua bay had lots of different fish and turtles with clear water. Lots of whales and spinner dolphins.
James_H, Feb 2024
Everything was unbelievable from start to end!! Experience of a lifetime for both me and my wife!!!!
Another terrific Sea Maui experience
Laurie_T, Feb 2024
The buffet breakfast (scrambled eggs, bacon, rice) and buffet lunch (hui hui chicken, Caesar salad, pasta salad) was yummy. Staff made great mai tais and were very attentive to guests. Enjoyed the snorkeling. Sea Maui never disappoints!
The highlight of our trip to Hawaii!
Mark_S, Feb 2024
What an incredible experience, and an insane deal. For the price you get a 3-4 hour boat trip, breakfast, lunch, and booze- AND snorkeling with professional photos to purchase! We had a blast, the crew was incredible, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in checking out underwater wildlife.
The best
Sara_E, Feb 2024
By far, my favorite snorkel trip I took this time! I did 4 other boating/snorkel/ whale watching excursions and I felt that this one was the best. The crew was fantastic, the snorkeling was wonderful the area to sit and walk around on the boat was great there was even a spot to lay out and tan and the food was very good. I’d choose sea Maui again if I was going to snorkel for even one trip.
Great day out!
Eileen_T, Jan 2024
Lots of dolphins and whales. Snorkeling saw a bunch of turtles and fish on coral. Very pleasant staff. Helpful, get you drinks, explain things. Felt very safe and fun.
10/10 recommend
Steve_W, Jan 2024
This experience with Sea Maui was amazing. The crew was clearly experienced and helped us in every way possible. The addition of the progressional photographer elevated this trip even more. We saw whales, turtles, an abundance of really cool fish. The food was great, drinks were great and again we can’t say enough about the amazing friendly crew
Awful company
lauren_m, Jan 2024
Very disappointed with gratuity forced on us because one person booked for 4 families- one being cognitively impaired. Sea Maui/Viator forced a $21 dollar tip PER PERSON. BE CAREFUL OF BOOKING!!! Some didnt eat or snorkel even- some were minors- the crew acted no differently because our total headcount was 13. 4 distinct families. DO NOT BOOK FOR OTHERS!
Stellar snorkel experience
wilcox4dsmj, Dec 2023
Excellent crew and captain! Wonderful experience! Snorkeling was worthwhile and fun! Saw whales and dolphins too.
Loved it!
Natasha_I, Dec 2023
The boat ride was perhaps a bit too long, but the snorkeling experience was outstanding. Great variety of fishes, green turtles, eels, and other reef inhabitants were plentiful and as interested in snorkeling creatures as we were in them. The crew was very accommodating and friendly, the captain was hilarious and very entertaining, and on the way back we saw some whales as an add-on bonus. And if you are traveling with teenagers who are always hungry, we were offered breakfast and lunch! My teens (and I) were very happy with the overall experience! Highly recommend. Mahalo!
Wonderful Maui excursion!
Leslie_B, Dec 2023
Wonderful experience on the catamaran! Great crew, they were very attentive and kind. We saw mama and baby humpback playing with a dolphin! Snorkeling was awesome- sea turtles, lots of beautiful colorful fish. Would highly recommend!
Excellent excursion and well worth it!
Julie_P, Dec 2023
What a great excursion! The boat operators were so kind and friendly. We saw many whales and the food was great!
“Snorkeling” more like whale watching
Amanda_M, Dec 2023
Staff were great and the experience was amazing. My only issue was this was a snorkeling trip and we went to only one spot. The rest of the time we were whale watching. We had plenty of time to go to a different snorkeling area. There are separate whale tours and I didn’t book one of those so this was disappointing that this was the majority of a “snorkeling” trip.
Viator should include...
Aaron_T, Dec 2023
Viator should include arrival time everywhere they print a start time so that it’s clear that you need to arrive 1/2 hour early. Sea Maui made an awesome trip for us. Viator needs to include arrival time on their emails
Extraordinary experience with phenomenal service
Erika_C, Nov 2023
Extraordinarily professional and helpful deck/service crew. Loved Ronnie sharing her naming of the humpback whale story as we spotted whales on our return. Vegetarian and gluten free accommodations were made for us (although I’m happy I brought a couple of snack bars for my picky eater) Drinks were poured heavy handed with good selection. Onboard photographer captured great underwater and boat photos of our group! If I could give the SeaMaui snorkel 1/2 adventure more stars, I would!
Bruce_W, Nov 2023
Fun. Relaxing. Engaging and personable crew. Conditions were perfect. Sea life was interesting. Definitely recommend.
Amazing Crew!
gonyouta, Oct 2023
Amazing day on the half day snorkel. Peter, the check in crew, Captain Linda, Nic and Travis were awesome! They went above and beyond to make sure everyone had the best day! Can’t recommend enough!
thumbs up!!!
Panchita_P, Oct 2023
It was a great, fun, amazing experience of our first time snorkeling :) staff were so nice and friendly that made us comfortable and relaxed. Wonderful!!
Great Memories!
Kelly_Z, Oct 2023
The captain and crew were great! Very helpful and friendly. The snorkeling was beautiful! The food was good… I had May kids and they all had a blast!
Great snorkeling tour
Chungchih_Y, Oct 2023
Great snorkeling tour, we saw many beautiful fish, few turtles and many dolphins. excellent service, wonderful crew members. Will definitely recommend it.

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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