Seafire Charters – Express Molokini Snorkel
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Think Fun! That is the definition of Seafire Charters’ Molokini snorkeling trip. Seafire is a hard-bottomed inflatable raft that specializes in small groups. Seafire Charters is also known for their friendly captain and crew as the company is family owned and operated. They arrive earlier at Molokini, before any other charter boat, giving you time at the crater without any crowds.
Seafire has been operating Molokini snorkel tours for over 30 years. During that time, they have taken thousands of guests to experience the wonders of Molokini Crater. When you snorkel Molokini, you will discover amazing coral reefs teeming with colorful marine life. Your morning snorkeling at Molokini will be entertaining, that’s for sure.
Molokini Crater is designated as a National Marine Reserve. Protected and cherished, Molokini Crater is also a wildlife refuge. While snorkeling at Molokini you will be amazed at the variety of marine life teeming within the crater. Seafire may, if the wind permits, snorkel the back wall of the crater. That is a special treat that the larger catamarans are unable to participate in due to their size and schedule.
Being in a raft is more intimate, less crowded and less prone to motion sickness. They are less prone because they don’t move through the water slowly like a catamaran. They are quick, to the point and provide an adrenaline rush. A Maui rafting adventure doesn’t include all the amenities of a catamaran. There are no restrooms, covered decks or BBQ lunch aboard this vessel. They are a quick, inexpensive and fun trip designed to get the job done in a stealth-like manner. You will save money, time and best of all have a wonderful experience.
Kihei Boat Ramp is the departure point for Seafire Charters Molokini snorkel. Simply put the charter boats that go snorkeling at Molokini from Kihei are all rafts, which means fewer people and a more exciting ride on the boat.
Snorkeling Molokini is a must do Maui activity for every first-time visitor. Like the thousands before you, you will probably return again and again. Like many, you will be using the Seafire again.
Tip of the Day:
Bring a towel and sunscreen. It is a good idea to know how to swim.
Seafire provides all the snorkel gear, snorkel 101, flotation devices. Wetsuits for rent.
Seafire provides a snack of fresh Maui pineapple, muffins, and cold drinks.
You may also B.Y.O.B. Plastic or cans only.
No children under 4 years old.
No pregnant women.
Those who have had recent surgery should use discretion. Consult with your physician before booking this trip.
With an early departure and a quick trip (5 minutes) to Molokini, Seafire Charters has the edge on snorkeling in Molokini. This 3 hour snorkel trip arrives before any other charter boat giving you Molokini Crater to yourself for a little over an hour. Once the crowds start to arrive, Seafire heads off to another Maui snorkel site. Depending on the water conditions the second site may be the back wall of Molokini or St Anthony’s wreck. Seafire has a special snorkel spot with loaded with green sea turtles in swallow water which gives you a close-up encounter unlike any other Maui charter boat. Now, that is a “Plus”.
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Meet Location: Kihei – Kihei Boat Ramp
GPS: 2800 South Kihei Road, Kihei, Hawaii 96753
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
48-Hour Cancellation Policy
Check-in 7:15am. Departs at 7:30 am
Check-in 15 minutes prior to activity start time.
Molokini as a snorkel destination is at the discretion of the captain. The captain may select another snorkel site during inclement weather.
Had a great trip today. The entire staff was so friendly and willing to help. Its not a massive boat that has a ton of people. So you get real personal attention. The staff getting in the water in your snorkel trip and will help find unique things to see in the water you wouldn’t have other wise seen.
Seafire offers small snorkel group. We love it. It was less crowded and better experience. Staff Sarah and Tommy are very helpful and friendly. There were three snorkelling stop. The third one seems to be the best place for turtles and reef sharks but we were unable to get into the water due to tiger shark alarm. Bummer! But we still got to see several turtles from the boat. And then they took us to another place with a shipwreck. Overall it was a enjoyable trip. Highly recommended!
Comfortable and clean boat. Crew provided friendly assistance and care during the amazing cruise. Besides snorkeling in one of the premium areas in Maui (Monokini) we saw amazing whale action, two pods of porpoises, turtles, birds, and fish of all kinds. Tommy, Sarah, and the captain provided the highlight of my trip!
If you want to snorkel with what feels like best friends that you've known for years then look no further! We were very impressed by this snorkel tour. Most snorkel tours take you to only 2 spots- Molokini and Turtle Town. Seafire brought us to a 3rd destination that was out of this world! Sea turtles and a friendly little shark. Seriously! Don't go with another tour. This is the one for you. *Side note* yummy snacks like muffins, fresh pineapple and drinks provided.
This was a great snorkeling experience. They were so attentive and made sure our masks fit properly and they were in the water with us making sure we beginners were all right. They ran though everything and gave us a lot of snorkeling tips. Would definitely recommend them.