Calypso Maui – Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel
The Calypso Maui is the culmination of over 30 years of experience and research about Molokini snorkeling trips. The owners of the famous Quicksilver just finished construction of this monumental vessel that has been painstakingly considered to give you the ultimate Molokini snorkeling experience. Many of our clients are calling the Calypso Maui a “Floating Waterpark” with its waterslides and glass-bottom viewing room with 4 big glass panels. That’s right, it’s a glass bottom room that will immerse you in the ocean without getting wet! A great feature for those who aren’t interested in getting in the ocean. Most of the Molokini snorkel boats have one deck, a few have double decks, but only one has three decks! Taking the same number of passengers as the double deck boats means that the extra space is for you and your crew to relax and spread out in on your cruise. To say this vessel is large and stable is an understatement. It is the biggest boat moored on Maui and has room for your whole family, including distant relatives!
The Calypso Maui departs Ma’alaea Harbor early in the morning to take advantage of the calm waters and epic snorkeling conditions that exist only in the mornings. The crew will start you off with a hearty spread for breakfast that includes fresh fruit, fresh cinnamon rolls and other pastries, coffee, juice, and more!
Molokini Crater is one of the coolest places you’ll see in the Hawaiian archipelago. This incredible site is home to several fish species and a variety of coral! Molokini Crater itself is classified as a bird preserve and in the water as Marine Life Conservation District. Fishing is illegal, making the schools of fish huge and ready for you to enjoy watching underwater. Water visibility at Molokini typically exceeds 150 feet. With your snorkel, mask, and fins you’ll be able to swim around and enjoy the colorful and relaxing underwater scenery. Every safety concern has been taken into consideration and you can relax knowing that the captain and crew of the Calypso Maui undergo extensive training and are prepared for every possible contingency. Safety equipment such as floatation devices are readily accessible and the boat regularly receives an inspection by the United States Coast Guard.
One of the major development this boat has created is the ease of access to the water. Calypso has extra wide stairs that lower completely into the water, no need to hobble into the ocean, you can glide right in off the stairs. However, for you thrill seekers, there are multiple water slides and a special platform for making the big leap into the water! We love it, it really is an awesome way to spend a morning of your vacation.
Your second snorkel site will have you swimming with the turtles at Turtle Town! It is many of our clients’ favorite snorkeling site because of the chance to see these beautiful green sea turtles. We also regularly see Hawaiian spinner dolphins in the are too! Lunch is served at the second snorkel site and will delight your palate with a full BBQ buffet, don’t worry vegetarians, we’ve got you covered as well with many vegetarian options.
Calypso Maui Snorkel - Molokini and Turtle Town
- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free cancellation
- No booking or Credit card fees
Departs Maalaea Harbor Slip #82
GPS: 300 Maalaea Road, Wailuku Hawaii 96793
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Advance Reservations Required
Sunday, Mwonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Check-in 6:45 am, Departs at 7:15 am
Return 12:00 -1:00 pm
Check-in 30 minutes prior to activity start time.
Duration: 5 hours
Molokini as a snorkel destination is at the discretion of the captain. The captain may select another snorkel site during inclement weather.
Older guy with long hair was extremely rude when I returned my mask that was filling up with water just grabbed it out of my hand handed me a new mask and said problem solved! I then asked about mustache wax and he just grabbed the mask he handed me back from me and handed me a new one and said I don't want you to cry in front of your dad. Very rude and disrespectful!!!!!!!! Very upset!!!! Should be fired!!! Poorest service!!!! Feel very violated!!!!! Would give this place a zero but it won't let me!!!
Great prices and knowledgeable.
When you go here ask for Michele, she has the best customer service. She'll make sure you have the gear you need and tell you the best places to go on the island. She is very friendly and will make you feel like you've been friends forever. I'll definitely come back because of Michele.
Sarah Wollin was wonderful at helping plan a perfect Maui trip- safe spots for clear snorkeling and tips to get the most out of our time. They had darling dresses, tickets and equipment. We have used them for years and love going back. Other places can pressure time shares and don't listen to your time frame and needs. Thanks!
We had a group of five who came in to rent snorkel gear for the week. Three of us were rung up by sorrels, the name listed on the receipt. I can't say he helped us because he didn't. The worst customer service I have ever received. He seemed to be bothered to help us. Can't believe he has a job. The other two were lucky enough to have Michele.
We were on our way out of the store and I went back in and asked Michele about scheduling a helicopter ride for 4 members of our group. She took great care of us and the prices were great.
My husband fell hiking the day before our helicopter ride and tore his rotator cuff. We were not allowed to reschedule because it was not within the 48 hour window. Michele worked her magic and notified Air Maui to see what could be done. Air Maui called us and rescheduled our trip which was amazing.
Later two more people in our group decided to take the helicopter ride since we got a great deal and Michele worked her magic again and we were all in same helicopter.
Michele not only has exceptional customer service but a caring heart, beautiful smile and contagious laugh. We really felt like we had a new friend. We also loved her accent!!!
I also need to mention she left me a voicemail on the day we left to see how we enjoyed the helicopter ride, to see how my husband was feeling and wished him a speedy recovery.
Make sure to ask for Michele!
We love you Michele!!!
Good rental scuba gear. Rented surf boards one day, but staff wasn't really helpful and boards weren't great - Went somewhere else for that the next day. It's super cheap here for most stuff, but you kind of get what you pay for.