Lanai Half Day Snorkel Adventure

Lanai Snorkel from ka'anapali

$138 Adults Ages 21+
$118 Teens Ages 13 - 20
$88 Children Ages 3 - 12
Free Young Children Ages 2 and under
$6,000 Private Charter • Sea Maui II 5 Hour Hire: $5,500 + $500 Fuel + Tax
$8,000 Private Charter • Sea Maui III 5 Hour Hire: $7,500 + $500 Fuel + Tax

Tuesday and Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm

Food & Drink Included + Whale Watching Dec-Apr

Snorkel in the stunning Manele Bay fish sanctuary!

Sea Maui offers the ONLY Lanai snorkel tour leaving right from the beach in Ka’anapali. Your Lanai snorkel sail adventure departs every Tuesday and Friday morning in the sand behind Whaler’s Village and the Leilani’s restaurant.

As we set off to the island of Lanai, you will be offered a hot breakfast and coffee prepared by Chef Joey. While sipping your morning coffee you can take in views of Ko’oloawe and Lani and watch Maui fade away as we approach the secluded snorkel sites offered around the shores of Lanai.

While in the water you will be swimming with tropical fish, Honu (Hawaiianiian green sea turtles) and colorful reefs. Once back on board, you will enjoy a buffet lunch prepared by Chef Joey and will be served our premium beers, handcrafted cocktails and other soft drinks and juices as we set sail back to Ka’anapali Beach.

We will be using HD cameras to capture your Maui snorkeling adventure throughout your trip. We will display these photos and videos on our onboard TVs and you will have the opportunity to own these memories after your tour.

This Lanai snorkel cruise departs at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Easy-to-find check-in location at The Whaler’s Village Shopping Center and the only boat with a physical location on the beach. Our kiosk is located along the beach walk at Whaler’s Village between Leilani’s and Hula Grill.
The only boat with 4 hours of free parking validation, savings of $20 or more!
Exceptional staff & service/certified naturalists for whale watches
All crew members are lifeguard and CPR certified.
Premium open bar
Complimentary juice, water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and lemonade
Private charters also available

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Statement

Sea Maui has taken extraordinary measures to ensure your health and safety while on board

What is a "Beach Loading Catamaran"?

Our vessels load directly from the sands of Ka’anapali Beach, not at a dock or harbor. This means you will need to walk down into the wet sand and into the water a few steps before reaching our dropdown staircase to board our boats. We do not recommend our trips for those with mobility issues or anyone who may have trouble walking on their own/unassisted. In certain circumstances we will change our boarding location due to weather/beach conditions if needed. If there is a change in boarding location each guest will be notified using the phone number and email provided during the booking process. Permits to load from Lahaina Harbor or other locations are limited and we cannot guarantee the ability to change locations if poor beach loading conditions arise. ⛵️



Will I get wet?


What type of shoes should I wear?

All trips are barefoot, we will collect your shoes during the boarding process. We recommend wearing flip flops or sandals as your footwear will be placed together in a bin for storage during the trip. Shoes worn for medical purposes may stay on, just keep in mind they will get wet and sandy. ❌👠

Where do I check in? Is there parking nearby?

Check in at our “Sea Maui” kiosk located between Leilani’s and Hula Grill along the beach walk at Whaler’s Village Shopping Center. If you’re driving, we do validate parking up to 4 hours for the Whaler’s Village parking structure. Just bring your ticket and present that at CHECK IN so we can validate that for you. We do not have the ability to validate parking after our sunset trips return. PLEASE be sure to present your ticket before departure. Any additional parking fees beyond 4 hours will be the responsibility of the guest. Mahalo! 🚙🎫



Do I need to know how to swim in order to snorkel?

Yes. In order to participate in our snorkeling activities we do require that our guests can swim on their own. You don’t have to be a strong swimmer as we do have many flotation options available to assist, however you must have some swimming ability to snorkel. All of our snorkel locations are offshore where the boats will tie up to a mooring or drop anchor. These locations are anywhere from 25ft-40ft deep so you will not be able to touch bottom at any point during your snorkel trip. 🏊‍♀️

Is the snorkel gear included?

Yes. We include all the necessary gear you will need for snorkeling including masks, snorkels, fins, and flotation devices. We do not provide prescription masks or masks that fit over eyeglasses, we recommend visiting The Snorkel Store for rental options (mention Sea Maui for a discount 🤙🏾). We carry junior size fins for small kids all the way up to size 15 for adults. For flotation we have pool noodles, inflatable snorkel life vests, kids water wings, and boogie boards. If you prefer that your small child wear a form fitting swim vest we recommend you bring your own as the many different sizing options do not allow us to stock them on board. Due to United States Coast Guard recommendations we do not allow full face mask snorkels to be used from our vessels. 🤿

What is your cancellation policy?

No problem! We do require a 48 hour notice for a full refund. In certain circumstances we may be able to still provide a full or partial refund within the 48 hour window, we handle those situations case by case. If you need to cancel for any reason, regardless of timeframe, please call us at (808) SEA-MAUI so we can go over options with you. Many times we are able to resell the seats, cancel the catering that was ordered for your trip, etc. If a reservation is not cancelled and a guest “no shows” we will not be able to offer any type of refund. We will do our best to work out a solution! We don’t enjoy keeping a payment from a guest that didn’t get to experience a trip with us, but we also don’t like to lose money either. We’re very fair and understanding, we realize that plans change. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can help you salvage your payment. 💰 🤙🏾

When is the best time to see whales?

We operate whale watching trips from Dec 15th – April 14th. Prime time for whales is typically February but we do still see whales daily from Dec-April. All of our half day snorkels and sunset trips include whale watching during this time. We also offer 2 “whale watching only” tours at 11am and 2pm daily.🐋

I am pregnant. Can I go on your tour?

Typically most healthy pregnant women will not have any issues on our sailing or snorkeling trips. We do always advise that you clear your activities and plans with your doctor before traveling. Although our snorkel locations are typically very calm, certain days you may be required to swim against a current and/or swim to reach the best snorkeling area etc. We do offer many options for flotation and have multiple crew members in the water to assist if necessary. 🤰

What if the weather is bad?

Obviously weather plays a major factor in the operation of our vessels and the overall enjoyment of our trips. Although we are lucky to have the best weather on the planet, certain days weather, ocean conditions or beach conditions may force us to cancel. Our captains and the entire Ka’anapali fleet are constantly monitoring for rain, wind, waves, swell, and beach conditions. Some days the weather may look perfect but the surf or beach conditions may be too dangerous to safely load passengers from the sand or let passengers in the water at our snorkel locations. We do not take cancellations lightly and realize your time on Maui is valuable. We always do our very best to balance these decisions and try to make these calls as early as possible so that our guests can make other plans. Of course if we do cancel your trip we will offer the option of rescheduling or a full refund will be issued. Reservations made through 3rd party resellers may take longer to refund, we always advise that you double check with your booking agent to ensure they’ve processed the refund on their end after Sea Maui notifies them of the cancellation. If you are concerned with weather conditions at anytime, please feel free to call us at (808) SEA-MAUI. Mahalo! 💨 🌧 🌊



What if I'm prone to motion sickness?

Sea sickness is real and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise 😂 . Unfortunately we do run across the random passenger that will experience this uncomfortable condition during our trips. Even though catamarans have 2 hulls and are much more stable than monohull boats, we do tend to see some sea sickness here and there. A lot of factors go into what “we think” causes sea sickness but one remedy almost always works, dramamine! Motion sickness pills work wonders BUT you cannot wait until you feel sick to take them, by then it’s too late. We recommend if you are prone to sea sickness and still want to battle it out, take your motion sickness pill BEFORE getting on board. Just like any other pill, it takes some time to work. Of course we recommend speaking with your doctor before taking any type of drug, especially if you are taking any other type of medication. We also recommend the non-drowsy versions because we’d like you to be awake to experience the awesomeness of Maui!



SMKNA Mar 2019

Great Snorkel Cruise

Great snorkeling trip to Lanai. Smaller boat with around 30 or less people on our cruise made for a really nice, personal experience. The crew were all terrific and super friendly and loading on Ka'anapali Beach was really convenient. Best food on a snorkel cruise ever. It's been 10 days since our cruise, and I can remember the names of our crew: Capt. Phil, Sweet, James, and Mario. They were all great!


Reviewed Nov. 25, 2019

Fun trip and fantastic crew!


We booked about 2 weeks out for the Friday before Thanksgiving week. The weather wasn't looking great - high winds and potentially rough seas - but we headed down to the beach to check in. Peter was funny and engaging during his safety speech. He gave everyone the option to rebook because of the potential rough seas, but everyone stayed on. I think there was probably close to 30 people on board but it never felt crowded. The ride out to Lanai was not too choppy. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to get to the snorkel spot. We were served juice, coffee and a breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, and rice, which was quite good. On board they asked if anyone wanted to upgrade to try Snuba, s cross between scuba and snorkeling. The 3 of us (my husband, 9 year old daughter and I) were game, with two others. They only have room for 6. Our instructor Lars was nice and helped us get acclimated to it. What a fun experience! It was great to be able to stay under water for 30 minutes straight at about 15 ft. The visibility was pretty good, not excellent, because of the rough seas but we saw many fish and a turtle. On the way back the drinks were flowing and a delicious chicken with mac salad buffet lunch was served. The crew, especially James, were so nice and laid back. The ride going toward Maui was pretty rough. My daughter and I sat/laid down on the mesh area between the hulls. The crew warned us we would get wet. They weren't kidding! We were soaked and got bounced so many times, often to another part of the mesh area! It was fun and my daughter provided quite the laugh for many people. She was in a great spot once we got back near Ka'anapali when spinner dolphins were spotted. She was able to lay down and see them up close. What a great day we had. I would say that if you want more snorkeling time, you might try the West Maui trip as they stop in several spots vs just one going to Lanai. Also, book an excursion for early into your visit so in case the weather doesn't cooperate, you might be able to reschedule for a later day.


Individually Packaged For Covid Safety


(Local Style Hot Breakfast Bento)

Steamed white rice

Fresh scrambled eggs

Applewood smoked bacon

Grilled Portuguese sausage

Fresh Kona Coffee

Lunch Box:

Adults and Teens

Chef Joey’s famous Asian Chicken Wrap

Potato Mac Salad



Children 3-12:

Chicken Nuggets

Ranch Dipping Sauce



All of our catering is prepared by the award winning Executive Chef Joey Macadangdang. Chef Joey owns and operates multiple restaurants here on Maui and is well known for his 20+ years of making magic in the kitchen at Roy’s and other popular establishments. Why not pop into Joey’s Kitchen Ka’anapali or Joey’s Kitchen Napili during your stay!

What drinks are provided?
All of our trips include a full open bar for guests that are 21+ years of age with proper ID.

We offer 2 local beers, white wine, champagne, bourbon, light rum, dark rum and vodka. We can create many different cocktails such as Maitai’s, Maui Mules, etc.

Our non-alcoholic beverages include soft drinks, lemonade, passion orange guava juice, water and coffee.