Quicksilver to Molokini
Retail Price $94.95. OUR PRICE ONLY $79.95!!!! The Quicksilver is one of our favorite snorkel boats here at Auntie Snorkel. There are many good boats that go to Molokini, but the Quicksilver AM Molokini and Turtle Town trip really stands out from the crowd.
Quicksilver AM Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise and Dolphin Encounter
Retail Price $94.95 Our Price only $79.95!!! Guaranteed Best Price!
Check in 7:15 AM, Departure 7:45 AM, Return 1:15 PM daily from Maalaea Harbor Slip #103
You’re snorkeling adventure starts early and departs from Maalaea Harbor which is a short drive from both the Kihei/Wailea Resort area and the Kaanapali Resort area. The Quicksilver is a state of the art deluxe 55’ power catamaran. As you board the boat you are greeted by your friendly crew and captain. A hearty continental breakfast spread awaits you complete with Hawaiian pastries, local fruit, Kona coffee and assorted juices.
On the way from the harbor to Molokini Crater the crew outfits each quest with snorkeling equipment, including mask/snorkel, fins, and floatation if desired.
One of the reasons we love the Quicksilver so much is that it is one of the fastest rides to Molokini Crater. Since the Quicksilver is so fast more time is spent snorkeling and less time is spent getting to and from the snorkeling sites. The first snorkel site of the day, Molokini, is a a crescent shaped partially submerged volcanic crater. It is considered the best snorkeling site in the Hawaiian islands. It has been a marine preserve for over thirty years and is home to hundreds of species of fish and dozens of species of coral, many of them found only here in our Hawaiian waters. The underwater visibility is consistently over 150 feet.
Once at Molokini, the crew opens up the glass bottom viewing area and the water slide. If it is your first time snorkeling, or if it has just been a while, you’ll be happy to know that the Quicksilver specializes in first time snorkelers. The crew goes over the basics and will assist you with making sure your gear is comfortable and properly adjusted. They have noodles and boogie boards available for added piece of mind. Two lifeguards board Kayaks and keep an eye on the group for added safety.
After over an hour of snorkeling at Molokini Crater the crew blows the whistle and it is time to continue the adventure. For the next leg of the trip the you will explore the remote Kanaio Coast for an opportunity to view the wild spinner dolphins. The spinner dolphins ride the bow wakes of the boat and travel in large family groups often consising of over one hundred dolphins. Unfortunately the dolphins can be elusive and we’ve been out on days when they were no where in sight.
Your second snorkeling site of the day is Turtle Town. Unlike the elusive dolphins, you can count on swimming with lots of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. These guys are big, real big. Adults average over 400 pounds, but don’t worry they are vegetarians and only like to eat seaweed. They have seen plenty of snorkelers and they don’t seem to spooke easily so bring along an underwater camera for some amazing turtle photos.
You will have over an hour to snorkel with the turtles, abundant tropical fish and coral at Turtle Town. While there you will be served a mouthwatering BBQ lunch of cheese burgers, chicken breast burgers, and veggie burgers with all the fixings and salads, complete with a $1 cash bar for Mai Tais, and beer and wine.
For the ride back to the harbor the crew brings around chocolate chip cookies. For most folks we talk to this trip is one of the highlights of their vacation.
Book here online by clicking the add to cart button above, or call 1-855-4AUNTIE and Paul or Mark will answer and assist you with your reservation. Aloha.
Some activities are not recommended for pregnant women or those with back problems. Prices, features, & tours are subject to change without notice. All Prices are per person & subject to taxes, fuel surcharges, and harbor fees. Limited seats available on some trips. Molokini Crater trips and fire dancing are weather permitting. Some air tours impose weight limits.
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