Why Maui Snorkeling?
Maui Snorkeling is the focus of our tours and for good reason. The waters surrounding the islands are crystal clear and usually glassy calm. The reefs below are breathtaking and home to colors that are beyond imagination. Maui has such variety available when looking for a snorkeling tour. There are large group tours aboard huge vessels, which may be a bargain. Often these larger tours lack the intimacy and off the beaten path aspect that makes a snorkeling adventure magical. Hawaii Ocean rafting will take you on a small group tour aboard a speedy eco raft. When the weather is nice, we head for Lana’i!
The volcanic formations below allow for a kind of visual drama found nowhere else on earth. Lana’i is a sparsely inhabited and privately owned island. There is no real road system to speak of, so a boat is the best way to check it out. The journey from Maui to Lanai is sometimes half the fun. The waters there are home to many different species of dolphin, all of which enjoy frolicking in our wake. On our full day snorkeling trips we circumnavigate the entire island. This trip offers sights unseen by the vast majority of visitors. There is a GIANT shipwreck towering obove the surface on the backside of the island.
A Glimpse of Our Favorite Spot!
One of our favorite spots is just allong the coast of the neighbor island of Lana’i. As we approach this spot it appears to be an impossible snorkeling spot because we are in nearly 60 feet of water.There is a secret pinnacle here that reaches from the sea floor to just mere feet below the surface. You can snorkel right over the top or venture down along the sides. As you venture down the sides of the pinnacle you will see how the reef inhabitants change with the decrease in sunlight. As if this weren’t amazing enough, listen close and you will probably hear the clicks and whistles of the dolphins that greet us upon our arrival to magical Lanai. Maui snorkeling is also a way to see the Hawaiian green sea turtles from a different perspective. While it is never alright to touch a sea turtle, you can get pretty close. Join us, snorkeling is a magical way to spend the day.