Blue Water Rafting – 5 1/2 Hour Kanaio Coast and Molokini Snorkel
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This journey to the remote Kanio Coast includes all the same features as the shorter 4-hour adventure but makes a stop at Molokini too! Enjoy the sea caves, spinner dolphins, sea turtles and all of the fascinating sights of the rugged Kanio Coast along with Molokini Crater. The last stop for the day for this tour with Blue Water Rafting is at Molokini. Most of the daily Molokini charter boats will have left the crater by the time you arrive with Blue Water Rafting which provides an un-crowded experience as you explore the wonders of Molokini Crater. This is an awesome adventure for those who enjoy snorkeling in small groups and the rush of a high-speed raft. Blue Water Rafting provides an on-board continental breakfast, deli-style lunch complete with juice, soda, and water.
The ride down to the Kanio Coast is breathtaking. The snorkeling at these Maui snorkel sites is far superior to any other snorkel site on Maui.
The first snorkel site is along the Kanio Coast where Blue Water Rafting does what has become known as drift snorkeling. Drift snorkeling is smart snorkeling. Drift snorkeling is when the boat throws out a rope behind the boat grips it. The boat then moves forward slowly, motoring across the reef with the snorkeler moving across the area without exerting any energy. What a concept!
As a snorkeler, you will see more fish along with covering more ground and spending less energy. If you are anything like me, that’s a good thing as I’m not in any shape to spend an extended period of time in the water without feeling fatigued.
The color in the reef speaks for itself. Nowhere on Maui are the reefs so alive and teeming with marine life. Thousands of species of fish call the Kanio Coast home and they move along the reefs, busy with their life’s in a leisurely manner looking for food and basically giving the reefs a lively look. Dolphins also call the southern coast of Maui home. Bottle Nose and Spinner Dolphins swim in pods that make the waters look as if they are boiling. Continuously playing, ever smiling the dolphins of Kanio are friendly and plentiful. Imagine snorkeling and have a dolphin swim up and smile at you. I guarantee you will be amazed. The Kanio Coast is the only place on Maui this is likely to happen, so what are you waiting for. Join us today.
Whereas the inside of Molokini Crater is bustling with charter boats, the backwall of Molokini sees none. Only scuba diving charters visit the backwall. The backwall of Molokini is deep and teeming with all sorts of marine life that isn’t present on the other side of the wall. The fish are bigger and there are a lot more of them.
I have snorkeled with Blue Water Rafting on several occasions. As an agent, every ne in a while it’s a good idea to check in with different Maui activities so we can see what has changed or not. In most cases changes The revolve around the menu. With Blue Water Rafting, the adventure is the same as it always has been. Their belief is if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The Kanio Coast Molokini snorkel trip is one of my favorites. Small groups with only fish in the ocean. I like it that way. I know snorkeling the Kanio Coast and the backwall will always remain as it is, mainly due to the fact that Blue Water is the only charter boat company on Maui who snorkels these two areas.
Blue Water Rafting has been snorkeling Maui for over 30 years. They were the first snorkel boat on Maui to offer snorkeling tours to the Kanio Coast and the first to combine Molokini snorkeling into one tour with the Kanio Coast. The company is a small business on Maui that is family owned and operated. Snorkeling the remote southern coast of Maui is there passion. Showing snorkelers, the backwall of Molokini is special and Blue Water Rafting provides the only Molokini snorkel trip that does that.
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Bring sunscreen and a towel
No restrooms aboard.
Deli Style Lunch
No expecting mothers
No people with bad backs no neck problems
No children under the age of 6.
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Meet Location: 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: 5.5 hours
The Kanio Coast and Molokini as a snorkel destinations are at the discretion of the captain. The captain may select another snorkel site during inclement weather.
CASEY AND BRIAN ARE THE BEST! First snorkeling trip and these guys made it memorable! Not only did we go to some amazing spots we also got a little history lesson! And the guys are hilarious! From the moment you get on board they make you feel comfortable and make sure you know they are right there if you need anything. You’ll be able to store belongings in a dry locker and a small breakfast and lunch are provided. Don’t have gear? NO PROBLEM! These guys have everything you need on board and will even go over how to use it. The ride can be wet so make sure you keep that in mind. If you want THE BEST experience Blue Water Rafting is the place to go!
Amazing time, been snorkeling around the world and this trip is one of the few I would be happy to go on again. Smaller groups(at least on my day) were there compared to the other overcrowded boats meant less crowded areas and the ability to adjust our times at the spots for what interested us the most.
What made this the best though was Casey, seriously if your reading this you were amazing. For everyone else hope you get him to have a very relaxed guy passionate about the area and culture talking about the history of the island and the area.
Our tour guides were so fun and energetic. The ride was amazing. And we got to see the sea turtles. The wind was rough but the guides made sure we got our money's worth on the trip. Highly recommend if you want a thrill.
If you are fortunate enough to go out with Captain Joe and Stephanie you'll have a great time. We went out Aug 13...a passenger got sick after first snorkel stop. Captain Joe took him all the way back to dock...waited while some used the bathroom...and took us back out to snorkel. Great time beautiful water and the lava flow they took us to was absolutely beautiful. It was a wonderful snorkeling adventure. Thank you.
One of our vacation highlights! We've done several snorkel tours in Maui and this was the best. Larry, our skipper, was terrific. All ages of our group had a blast and we saw more turtles than we could count. Well worth it!