Maui Snorkeling tours can come in all shapes and sizes. Our tours focus on small groups snorkeling far from the beaten path. We depart from Lahaina harbor on Maui’s West side and set out for the island of Lanai. The experience to be had aboard our high speed eco raft is often an unexpected highlight of the tour. Once you arrive in the waters of Lanai you will be struck by the rugged coastline and crystal blue waters. What awaits below is nothing short of breathtaking.
Spinner Dolphins (Naia)
Naia (spinner dolphins) are common throughout Hawaii and pods of these acrobatic marine mammals can often be seen off the island of Lanai. Spinner dolphins are aptly named for their affinity to spin as they leap out of the water. Seeing these playful animals ride in the wake of your boat is an unforgettable—and not uncommon—experience.
Although they are a threatened species, Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, are the most common sea turtle found in Hawaii. You can see large honu sometimes sunning themselves or bobbing along the reef on Lanai’s coast. Because these are a protected species, it is important not to touch the honu.
Hawaii’s abundant waters are home to a variety of fish. In fact, roughly 20% of fish species in Hawaii are unique to the islands. From the bandit angelfish to Hawaii’s state fish the humuhumunukunukuapuaa (which ironically isn’t endemic).