Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail

Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail

Duration 5 Hours

Adults (Ages 13 and older): $178.45

Children (Ages 5-12): $125.95

Children under 4 are free

Come aboard Ocean Spirit, a luxury sailing catamaran, and cruise the beautiful Kaʻanapali coastline to the breathtaking waters of Honolua Bay.

This is the only cruise visiting Honolua Bay from Mā’alaea Harbor, centrally located and convenient to all of Maui. With this small group setting operating at 50% capacity, you’ll have ample space to savor this intimate experience while sunbathing on deck, feeling sea spray on the nets or recharging in our shaded cabin. Honolua Bay is designated as a Marine Life Conservation District and is renowned as one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel sites. Wildlife encounters while snorkeling most commonly include the the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle and an array of reef fish, many of which are endemic to the Hawaiian Island chain. Hawaiian Spinner dolphin sightings are also common as we sail along the northwest coast of Maui. Breakfast, a BBQ lunch prepared onboard, and a premium bar are included on this cruise. With sailing, turtles, dolphins, snorkeling, epic island views and local fare, immerse yourself in Maui and soak in all that this place offers during this exclusive experience.Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Check-in Time: 45 minutes prior to departure
Check-in Location:Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center.

Tour Includes:
Expert crew are certified as lifeguards and in CPR/First Aid.
Wildlife interpretation and guided experiences by our onboard naturalists.
Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers.
Snorkel 101 lesson and floatation devices.
Water slide and warm showers.
Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids.
Custom rigged sails for navigating Maui’s trade winds and bow nets for over-ocean seating.

Our catering partners, Three’s Bar and Grill, are locally owned and operated in Kīhei. Hawaii Sea Spirits, in Kula and Maui Brewing Co. on the coast stock our premium bar. All ingredients are locally sourced when possible.
Breakfast: Maui Vegetable Frittata, croissants, Maui Gold pineapple, POG juice, Maui OMA coffee
Lunch grilled onboard: free range chicken, kiawe-smoked pork with guava BBQ sauce, vegan burgers, all beef hot dogs, local style potato mac salad, Asian edamame slaw, and dessert.
Unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus 2 complimentary alcoholic beverages. Enjoy local Ocean Vodka, Fy Gin, Kula Rum and Maui Brewing Co. beer or tropical seltzer.
What To Bring

Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
Low Soled Shoes (no high heels)
Credit card, our vessels are CASHLESS for purchases. Cash will graciously be accepted for gratuities only, mahalo.
Available Rentals

2mm thick wetsuit tops, underwater cameras, and binoculars.


Please be sure to only have reef safe suncreen

Personl Gear

Full Face Masks are not permitted

Cancellation Policy

We accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your trip.


Michael B wrote a review
Los Angeles, California
Second trip in a week with this company, first whale watching, then this incredibly enjoyable snorkeling trip to Honolua Bay in northwest Maui. Their Spirit motorized sailing catamaran is spotless and crewed by complete pros trained in marine wildlife and conservation. They are a nonprofit, but these folks know how to have fun... The catered food was plentiful and tasty, the drinks good, and the service super personable. The snorkeling equipment was sanitized, very well-maintained and correctly fitted. Lots of fish, some nice corals, great water temperature, and excellent sailing. Captain Chris, Desmond and Michelle are a major asset in the experience and are incredibly attentive. We even got 30 minutes of excellent whale viewing on the way back to Lahaina. My unreserved highest recommendation for the PacWhale team and I will book them again next trip.

Toronto, Canada
We truly enjoyed our sail to Honolua Bay and our snorkelling there. Seeing dolphins on the way north and on the return trip was a bonus. The crew were amazing - helpful, knowledgeable and obviously enjoy their jobs. The food and beverages were amazing and there were just the “right” number of people on board. We appreciated the education provided by the staff - I think this is what would set PacWhale apart from other organizations. Thanks for an enjoyable day!