Top Maui Snorkeling Tours

trigger fish

While other Hawaiian Islands may compete with Maui for the most biologically diverse snorkeling destinations, none can compare to the dramatic natural beauty and otherworldly locales of the Maui snorkeling scene. On Maui, you can snorkel in the sheltered bay of an offshore crescent island or in the shadows of Lanai’s towering red sea cliffs. But it’s not all over the top here—Ka’anapali Beach near Lahaina is a great place to snorkel and all you need to do is strap on a mask and walk out into the waves. Check out this list of the top 10 Maui snorkeling tours!

molokini crater

#1 – Molokini Crater

This is the must-do snorkeling experience on Maui. Molokini, just off the coast of the South Maui shore, is an extinct volcanic crater and home to over 700 diverse species of fish. Explore the ridges of its reefs and watch fish dip in and out of nooks and crannies. This morning tour includes continental breakfast, lunch, drinks and all the gear!

Family-friendly | Food and drinks included | All gear included

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honolua bay

#2 – West Maui Coast

The shores of West Maui are well known for their rich snorkeling destinations, including Olowalu, Cliff House, Mala Wharf, and Honolua Bay. This luxurious catamaran sail will take you along the coast from Ka’anapali Beach, hitting the two best West Maui snorkeling spots. Breakfast, lunch, and premium bar drinks are included—as is a chance to lay out on the deck and catch some rays!

Family-friendly | Food and drinks included | All gear included

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coral reef

#3 – Pali Coast & Coral Gardens

Protected from strong winds by the West Maui Mountains, the Coral Gardens is an ideal snorkeling destination on Maui year-round. Just south of Olowalu, this rich ecosystem is home to a diverse population of marine life including angelfish, triggerfish, butterflyfish, and parrotfish, as well as an impressive array of natural reef formations. A must-see! Check out this tour which will take you there from Ma’alaea.

Family-friendly | Food and drinks included | All gear included

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sail maui lanai

#4 – Lana’i

Famous for its remote tropical beaches and pristine reefs, the island of Lana’i is a fabulous off-shore snorkeling destination, accessible only from Maui. This tour will take you across to the island with stops at Manele Bay and Hulopo’e Beach. Expect to see lots of tropical fish as well as very few other snorkelers at this remote Maui snorkeling destination. Breakfast and lunch included!

Family-friendly | Food and drinks included | All gear included

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#5 – Ka’anapali Half-Day Snorkeling

Are you looking for the full Maui snorkeling experience? Check out this half-day snorkeling experience with Ka’anapali Ocean Adventures. Travel to the island of Lana’i as well as see two famous Maui snorkeling spots. This tour includes snacks and drinks—and all the gear is included.

Family-friendly | Snacks included | All gear included

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