Blue Water Rafting – 4 Hour Kanaio Coast Snorkel
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Blue Water Rafting is a journey to the remote parts of Maui where no other charters venture. With their 22′ Avon raft, Blue Water Rafting powers you to the sea caves on the Kanio Coast. This 4-hour adventure provides you with 2 Maui Snorkel spots and both are outstanding. This remote snorkeling location is unspoiled teeming with marine life, turtles , and dolphins. The entire journey along the Kanaio Coast of Maui is a National Marine Reserve. The dolphins are fun to watch and the sea caves are so cool.
This snorkeling tour off Maui with Blue Water Rafting explores the Kanio Coast. The Kanio Coast is rugged, remote and unspoiled. Blue Water Rafting was the first Rafting Trip to begin Maui snorkel tours to the southern tip of Maui where the last volcanic eruption from Haleakala spilled into the sea.
The regions hold many secrets from lava arches to caves that will make this day special. Snorkeling in the bay where the dolphins hang out most of the time is a rare gift when snorkeling on Maui. Cherish it, marvel at it and remember this day forever! The lava caves are cool because they are deep, and Blue Water Rafting enters the caves. Oh Yeah! No other snorkel tour on Maui enters caves. The lava arches will remind you of just how intriguing Maui really is. Remotely located the caves and arches are inaccessible by land. They are today as they were form by Haleakala.
There is something about dolphins that lure people to where ever they are. Perhaps it’s their playful moods, their smile or laughing eyes that make them so popular among visitors. They are abundant along the Kanio Coast. They play away from human eyes in their own playground in the remote bays that line the rugged coast of Kanio.
Who knows, maybe a dolphin will swim up to you and smile. That would be something to remember your Maui vacation by…
Drift snorkeling is not a new concept, but one that isn’t practiced very much on Maui. The reefs are so colorful and teeming with thousands of different species of fish that the only way to see, just a small portion of it is by drift snorkeling. Drift snorkeling is when the boat tosses out a long rope and the snorkeler grabs the rope, the boat gently moves forward pulling you along. As the boat moves over the reef, so do you. Personally, I find this outstanding. Snorkeling can wear you out.
Blue Water Rafting has been plying the Kanio Coast since 1985. They are a family owned and operated small business. Their devotion to sharing Maui with every visitor is legendary. During your adventure the crew will share the history, legends and myths of the area. This is so cool because the southern coast of Maui is the least visited area on the island. It stands to reason that the reefs are more alive with marine life than other snorkel sites on Maui like Molokini. Rafting trips are not for everyone. The boat move through the water quickly, and it can be a bit bumpy depending on the ocean currents. Rafts are light on shade and have no restrooms aboard, but they are fun.
One of the things that makes rafting in Maui unique is the time it takes them to get to the snorkel site. By having the ability to race through the water at a higher speed than the larger catamarans, you get more time snorkeling and less time looking at the coast slowly go by. It’s not a road trip, it’s a snorkel trip on Maui that you will never, ever forget.
So join us today for an adrenaline packed day of fun snorkeling with Blue Water rafting
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Bring a towel & sunscreen.
Deli Style Lunch
No expecting mothers
No people with bad backs no neck problems
No children under the age of 6.
The Kanio Coast as a snorkel destination is at the discretion of the captain. The captain may select another snorkel site during inclement weather.
Other Activity Options by Blue Water Rafting: Blue Water Rafting – 5 1/2 Hour Kanaio Coast and Molokini Snorkel
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- Free Cancellation
- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
Departs from Kihei – Kihei Boat Ramp
GPS: 2800 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Hawaii 96753
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
6:30am Check-in, Departs at 6:45am
Check-in 15 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: 4 hours
Our trip snorkeling with Captain Toby and First Mate Josh was excellent. They were super enthusiastic about the trip but very serious about our safety and the safety of the habitat which I appreciated. We took the express trip at 11:30 which is a great time to snorkel Molokini Crater. We took a chance on it being a rough trip as the winds often pick up by then, but we lucked out that day. I especially enjoyed that the fish were not afraid of us. We started at one end and Captain moved the boat as we moved along so we did not have to worry about being far away from the boat. The trip happened to include a monk seal sleeping on shore of the island as well as whale watching as two males and a female crossed our path. We stopped to watch them compete. The female passed under out boat and breached many times. It was helpful that Captain Toby knew where to tell us to look, when to expect the whales to appear and to get cameras ready. Thank you, Toby, and Josh for a great trip. Note: For older snorkelers like us, 65-70 years, there are 5 seats with back rests in the raft and the rest are bench seats. No big deal if going early in calm whether but can be difficult if seas are rougher.
if I could give them 2000 stars I would. Honestly the best snorkeling experience for what we paid. Awesome boat ride out to Molokini, chill crew, and music too. They definitely went above and beyond for us. If I ever return to Maui I’m definitely booking them again
Absolutely amazing and worth every penny! We did a 5 hour trip with captain Larry and Spenser and they were full of knowledge and could tell you anything you wanted to know about the island! Words can’t describe the beauty and fun you will have. We swam with turtles, saw dolphins and whales!!! Definitely will be doing this again.
There weren't nearly as many fish or as many varieties of fish as I had hoped to see, but that's not really something Blue Water Rafting can control. These pictures are from my trip with Blue Water Rafting in October 2018. We did, however, see a couple sea turtles, which was awesome! I was very happy about that. And Captain John was a very cool dude.
Wife and daughters lover the snorkeling trip they went on. Excellent service and employees. Fun ride. Great snorkeling spots. Even gave them advice of other great snorkeling spots south of Kihei.