Makai Adventures Lanai Snorkel
(This tour is Seasonal: April to November)
- This tour runs seasonally from April through November
- Fast powerboat with smaller capacity for uncrowded snorkeling
- Snorkel multiple sites on the south and even west side of Lanai
- Minimum age is 4
Take a break from the crowds in Lahaina and experience the pristine waters with Makai Adventures Lanai! Their powerboat, Kainalu, is comfortable and spacious and features cushioned seats, dry storage, flotation gear, on-board restroom, freshwater shower, easy ocean access with a large swim step, dual swim stairs and half shade / half sun seating.
As the Captain points out sites, sit back and enjoy the views as you cruise across the 'Au'Au Channel to the island of Lanai. This island boasts many of Hawaii's best coral reefs, miles of sea cliffs, remote coastlines with sea caves and arches, blowholes, ancient Hawaiian burial sites, and King Kamehameha The Great's favorite fishing grounds. Your 2-3 snorkel sites will be Captain's Choice, which means the captain will choose the best destinations based on the day's conditions, which makes each trip unique! Keep an eye out for dolphins and humpback whales above the water, and down below swim with schools of fish, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and colorful coral.
Anchored in a remote cove, a deli "build your own" sandwich station will be served along with veggies, fresh cut fruit, water and soft drinks. After lunch, head back to Lahaina as you take in the breathtaking ocean and island views.
Makai Adventures Lanai Snorkel Rate
$169.99 per Adult, $139.99 per Child (3-12) (plus 7.1667% Hawaii sales/harbor tax)
GPS Address: 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina, Hawaii 96761 Click to view map
Schedule: April – November on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30am – 1:30pm
Check In: 7:00am at Lahaina Harbor slip #16
Duration: Aprroximately 6 hours
Vessel: 37 foot Premium Custom powerboat with 24 passenger capacity.
Tour Includes: Snorkel gear, deli style "build your own" sandwich station with fresh cut fruits and veggies. Soft drinks and ice cold water. To keep plastic out of our oceans, they provide a 5-gallon jug of ice cold water for you to refill your reusable water bottles or use the provided paper cups.
What to Bring / Wear: Swim suit, towel, sunscreen (no spray sunscreen), hat, sunglasses, camera, and a light jacket or sweater. Feel free to bring a wetsuit top or sun protective clothing as well as a reusable water bottle. If you need a speciality mask such as a prescription mask, you can rent one at most snorkel shops before your trip. You are also welcome to bring alcoholic drinks for after snorkeling.
Restrictions: Minimum age is 4. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and anyone with back or neck injuries or problems.
Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this reservation until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!
Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event. All tours go out rain or shine. Inclement weather conditions are usually temporary and rain gear is provided. Cancellations due to weather are extremely uncommon and all parties are instructed to appear at the boat ramp no matter what the weather seems to them.
Kevin's Activity Tips:
Makai Adventures runs a great trip to Lanai. This tour isn't available all year ... during the winter months of December through March they do whale watching instead. But during MOST of the year, from April through November, this boat runs to Lanai several days a week.
This boat is fast enough and the tour is long enough (about 6 hours) for them to not only hit the spots along the east and south shores of Laani, they often (usually) go all the way to the WEST side of the island, which is really remote. Few boats go this far, and there are some excellent snorkel spots back here, including my personal favorite anywhere in Hawaii called "Sharkfin." When you see this rock sticking up out of the water you'll understand how it got its name!
This is a good snorkel trip for people who have been to Molokini and some of the other popular snorkel sites on Maui and are looking to get away to someplace different ... and less crowded.