Maui Submarine Tours

Maui Submarine Tours

Reef Dancer & Atlantis Submarine Discount Tickets

All of the submarine ocean activity tours in Hawaii are safe and enjoyable. They are a great way to see the underwater world of Hawaii and learn about the different marine life that lives there. Some tours are more popular than others, so it’s important to book your tour in advance.

 Maui Submarine Tours

Yellow Submarine Tours – The Reef Dancer

The Reef Dancer aka The Yellow Submarine is a semi-submersible boat that offers glass-bottomed tours of the underwater world off the coast of Maui. The boat has a large cabin with windows on all sides, so you can see the marine life without having to go underwater. The large underwater cabin can accommodate up to 40 people and the windows are large providing a clear view of the underwater world. The cabin is also air-conditioned, which makes it comfortable to sit in even on hot days. The Reef Dancer also has a diver who will bring up marine life for you to see up close.

The Reef Dancer is the perfect option for families with young children, as it is a safe and comfortable way to experience the underwater world. See many types of tropical fish, turtles, eels, colorful coral, and other aquatic life! It’s also a great option for people who are not able to go scuba diving off Maui. The Yellow Submarine – Reef Dancer departs from Lahaina Harbor and takes about 75 minutes to complete the tour. The tour includes a fish identification chart and a dive show. This is a super fun and educational way to experience the underwater world of Hawaii.

Atlantis SubmarineMaui Submarine Tours

Departing from Lahaina Harbor

Atlantis Submarines provide daily submarine tours departing from Lahaina Harbor that take you 120 feet below the ocean’s surface. On this odyssey, you’ll encounter the artificial reef created by the wreck of the Carthaginian. The total tour time is around 2 hours and departures leave every hour during the day. Morning times are a little better for visibility, but there really isn’t a bad time. On the tour, you’ll see a variety of underwater features including coral and many species of reef fish. Occasionally, guests of the Atlantis Submarine are treated to a white tip reef shark, or during the winter months, a humpback whale has been known to make an appearance. There is also a glass-bottomed boat departing Lahaina Harbor called the Reef Dancer. If your children are under 36″ tall, the minimum height requirement for the submarine, you’ll want to opt for the Reef Dancer. It cruises the coast in front of Lahaina and even has a diver that goes out and finds cool stuff for you to see. Advance reservations are required.

Atlantis Submarine Maui

Featured on National Geographic Television, their voyages explore exotic reefs, sunken ships, and fascinating marine life. Traveling to depths of 100+ feet, Atlantis Submarines provides you the experience to swim amongst wildlife without the risks of scuba diving. As the submarine headlights turn on, the captivating coral and reefs appear, showing an abundance of colors and marine life swimming around. Each window has a fish identification card, allowing you to determine marine life. In the winter months, you’ll be treated to whale watching throughout the experience.

Beyond the reef is the Carthaginian shipwreck. A 19th-century whaling vessel used to hunt the Humpback, now a gathering place for ocean life slowly being reclaimed by the sea. The seating arrangements are two rows, one on each side facing the windows. The seats are tight but comfortable, spaced 12 inches apart, perfect for both adults and children. The whole tour is narrated by a guide, available narration in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean via headsets, taking you on an entire journey about the history and mysteries of the Maui ocean. Each child must be a minimum of 36’ to ride the submarine, as they have to navigate a vertical 10-step ladder. Food and beverage aren’t provided and it’s recommended for wearing warm clothing for the chilly underwaters.

About Atlantis Submarines

Atlantis Submarines is a Canadian-owned passenger submarine company, that operates over 11 submarines and performs tours in Grand Cayman, Barbados, Aruba, Guam, St. Thomas, Cozumel, and in Hawaii at Kona, Maui, and Oahu. To reach the submarines, each passenger boards a shuttle ferry that takes 10 minutes to arrive. Over 12 million passengers have taken the Atlantis Submarine tours to date, and you could be the next.

Dedicated to having a cultural commitment, they have developed company values to highlight their local culture.

  • Aloha Spirit – Treat people with dignity, respect, and kindness
  • Ohana – Family
  • Kuleana – Responsibility
  • Laulima – Cooperation
  • Ike – Recognition, correct kindly
  • Hooponopono – Set things right
  • Lokahi – Peace, harmony, and unity

As the only submersible vessel on Maui, this is the best alternative for young children and people of all ages that don’t have the experience of diving or getting a lengthy and expensive certification process in exploring the ocean by themselves. This is the only tour to have packaged with other prestigious attractions, allowing you to experience all of what Maui can offer. Limited to 48 passengers, get tickets to see the largest attraction in Maui, and the opportunity to explore another world, underwater.

Atlantis Submarine Maui Tours Tips & Tricks

Atlantis is the only scheduled activity located in Lahaina while The Maui Ocean Center, Tropical Plantation, and the Bailey House Museum are located in Central Maui. Being able to immerse yourself in all 4 tours depends on where you are staying. Staying on the West Side of Maui is disadvantaged due to the Honoapiilani Highway traffic. South Side visitors have an advantage as most attractions are close apart from the submarine. Plan out your day, and take advantage of all the cultural wonders of Maui. Get your tickets today!

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