Frogman Charters – Afternoon Coral Gardens Snorkel
Frogman Charters has been snorkeling Coral Gardens longer than any other charter boat on Maui. You will find that Coral Gardens is just as good of a snorkeling site as Molokini. The afternoon snorkel is a shorter snorkel trip than the morning tours, but still has a lot of great things to see in the water. Frogman Charters only takes twenty minutes or so to get to Coral Gardens from Maalaea Harbor where this tour departs from, so you’ll have plenty of time to snorkel. Coral Gardens is not used nearly as heavily as Molokini and the reefs are still vibrant, alive and teeming with marine life.
Coral Gardens became a snorkel destination because of the trade winds that flow out to Molokini. If you have ever noticed the calmest time on Maui is the morning. The trades are light and the seas usually calm. After trying to motor out to Molokini with guests and suffering through rough seas, someone thought there must be a better snorkel location in the afternoon for our guests. It was at that time Coral Gardens as a snorkel site was born. Since then Coral Gardens has become a sought-after snorkel site among visitors who are looking for something a little different and Frogman Charters does a great job of making sure you have everything you need.
The Frogman is a 55’ power catamaran. There are no sails. Certified to host 66 guests Frogman Charters is a comfortable adventure. The boat features a main cabin, front deck, tanning area, restroom and a fresh water shower. The boat has main cabin, front deck and a restroom. And there’s a waterslide. There are 3 points of entry into the water. Two in the back on each side and one in the front, which is a stair that is lowered into the water.
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Bring a towel and sunscreen
All snorkel gear provided.
Snorkel 101 offered on the way to Coral Gardens
Noodles and boogie boards are available at no charge
Underwater cameras, optical masks and wet suits can be rented onboard for an extra fee aboard the boat.
Lunch is optional. It is an extra fee. If you decide your hungry the menu consist of hot dogs and soda. You would pay that on the boat.
Additional soft drinks can be purchased. Beer and wine can be purchased for guest over 21 years old. A valid photo ID is required.
The price for drinks runs between $1.00 and 3:00 with alcohol commanding the higher price.
No handicap access
Frogman Charters offers the least expensive snorkeling trip on Maui with their afternoon Coral Gardens snorkeling tour.
Take your family on a wonderful quality afternoon snorkeling at Coral Gardens. Coral Gardens is located beneath the Pali Cliff and known for calm clear waters teeming with marine life. This is the perfect snorkel adventure for families with children under 10 years old.
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- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free Cancellation
- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
Meet Location: Maalaea Harbor, slip 87, near the Coast Guard Station
GPS: 101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road Wailuku Hi. 96793
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day
Check-in 12:30pm. Departs at 1::00pm
Return is 4:00pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Total Duration: 3 hours
We took this dinner cruise with our 2 small children. Captain Eric was rude to us and treated us in such a humiliating manner that the couple sitting adjacent to us felt they needed to complain. As embarrassing as the whole experience was for us, what has been most disturbing is the company lack of follow through. We were offered an apology by the captain, we didn't get it. We were offered a refund and didn't get it and now they wont return our phone calls. Most of the dinner cruises run about the same price maybe $20 higher... go with a different company would be my suggestion.
My family and I did the Molokini snorkeling tour and it was so fun! The young guys who run the boat are so much fun and make sure you have a blast! I would recommend this snorkeling tour above all others in Maui