Xpress Maui Snorkel

Xpress Maui Snorkel

Adult (Ages 21+) $119
Teen (Ages 13 - 20) $99
Child (Ages 3 - 12) $79
Young Child (Ages 2 and under) Free
Starting Price for Private Charter $3,000

Duration: 2.5 hours

Availability: Daily at 8am (April 15th – Dec 14th)

Experience Sea Maui’s Best Xpress Maui Snorkel Tour

Maui is home and the best spot in Hawaii to have a snorkel tour! After all, the island is close to Molokini Crater, Turtle Town, and Coral Gardens. Adding to that, getting to the best snorkeling spots in Maui is easy and fast. That’s why many Maui snorkel tours are huge tourist catchers since the adventure is something that never gets old — a testament to Sea Maui’s continuing success in giving these types of tours to visitors.

Xpress Snorkel Tour: The Fastest way to Enjoy Maui Snorkeling at a Unique Location
Xpress Snorkel Tour is the fastest way to enjoy Maui snorkeling at a unique location! Sea Maui has unique sails like no other tour boat, creating extra fun and exciting options for all to enjoy.

Our expert and experienced crew will take you to the best snorkel site based on the weather. The crew focuses on providing you with the clearest and calm waters available in the morning. You’ll likely be up close with the resident Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, colorful tropical fish, coral reefs, and other surprising marine life. These spots make for an unforgettable adventure in an underwater playground filled with all types of Hawaiian sea life. So if you’re not looking for a fancy half-day excursion and just want to get straight to the snorkeling, this is the trip for you.

Tailored experiences for all types of snorkelers
Our Maui snorkel tour caters to both novice and experienced snorkelers. Visitors who snorkel with Sea Maui range of all ages and skill levels, including those afraid of the water and many with no prior snorkeling experience. Our crew will assist you by teaching you how to put on a mask or how to improve your freediving skills.

We focuse on allowing you to develop confidence in the water regardless of your swimming ability. This aspiration to teach is due to our love and appreciation of the wonders of tropical seas, urging us to pass our passion on to you!

Our Maui snorkeling tour is different from boat snorkeling tours to Molokini Crater and other places that anchor at one limited location with buoy markers to contain the large masses of snorkelers. After all, we make sure to cater to all types of snorkelers and make sure to personalize each experience to make your adventure the best.

Things to Expect in The Xpress Maui Snorkel Tour
Your extraordinary morning of Maui snorkel tour will begin at about 8 am. First, a marine biology briefing is offered on identifying different species and interesting facts about the aquatic environment. Additionally, we provide a lesson for those who have not snorkeled before, including tips and techniques to improve existing skills for the more experienced snorkelers. During your tour, we view and identify fish, turtles, coral, and more and go at a slow, leisurely pace.

When you show up, wear your swimsuit underneath clothes and shoes that are easy to get on and off. You will need to bring a towel, waterproof sunblock, and a hat or visor to protect you from the sun.

Other than your enjoyment, your safety and the preservation of the seas and its wonders are also our priority. This is why we practice responsible snorkeling, one of the least intrusive yet most intimate interactions possible you will get in the Hawaiian sea. Our Maui snorkel tours are designed to stimulate your sense of inquiry, discovery, and the joy of learning that comes with exploring the underwater world first-hand. As mentioned previously, we’ll provide a snorkel lesson and a marine biology briefing to help you identify the different species and understand and enjoy the different fish, coral, turtles, and the environment you encounter.

Cool beverages are provided on this Maui Snorkel Tour
We’ll provide complimentary juice, water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and lemonade for refreshments. Below are the drinks served during the tour:

All our trips include a full open bar for guests 21+ years of age with proper ID.
We offer 2 local beers, white wine, champagne, bourbon, light rum, dark rum, and vodka. We can also create various cocktails such as Maitai’s, Maui Mules, etc.
Our non-alcoholic beverages include a variety of soft drinks, lemonade, passion orange guava juice, & water.

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!




Chandler, AZ

Great time for the family!

What a great activity! The crew was very helpful and attentive. This was just the perfect amount of time to get out on the water and snorkel.

We saw about two dozen turtels and two five foot sharks. It was awesome. The sharks stayed hidden most of the time and actually wanted nothing to do with anyone so it felt quite safe.

I would reccomend them to anyone who is a beginner or even experts who want a shorter snorkel experience. My son, 11 and daughter, 15 loved it.


Highly recommend!


This trip exceeded all expectations!! The crew was very nice, welcoming, fun and helpful. We saw dozens and dozens of sea turtles on the dive! We had plenty of time in the water and then were treated to an open bar once we got back on the boat. It was the perfect amount of time spent on a trip; not gone too long, but it wasn’t “short” by any means either. I would recommend this booking to everyone coming to Maui!