Maui-Snorkeling/boat trips?

Old Oct 21st, 2001, 09:30 AM
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Maui-Snorkeling/boat trips?

Suggestions for must do snorkelling/day trips sought for first-time Maui visitors!!
Old Oct 21st, 2001, 01:21 PM
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must do day trips IMO would be a drive up to the top of Haleakala..another would be the road to Hana...oh ya I know,, alot of people say its not worth the drive, but for a first timer, you gotta go!!..
As for snorkeling, Molokini is nice but a little over crowded sometimes..
Black rock is a great spot..go out around the tip and follow th rock around where its less crowded, you might catch some rays and turtles..
Old Oct 21st, 2001, 04:01 PM
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Maui Dive Shop has a good snorkelling package to Molokoni. They were reasonably priced and very professional.
Old Oct 30th, 2001, 05:15 AM
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For snorkeling - be sure to do an AM trip, because the afternoon trips run into wind problems - that's why they are less expensive. We went with Frogman II, and thought it was a great trip, although many are similar. Frogman is a catamaran, with sailing on the way back from Molokini. They also did a great job of finding turtles at "Turtle Town" (not a real place but wherever the turtles are hanging out). Also had Mai tais on the return trip - a nice touch!
Also, got to do a Haleakala downhill - I would recommend Haleakala Bike Co., or a similar outfit that takes you to the top and allows you to do the downhill unescorted instead of the group downhills. We didn't do the sunrise, and many say it isn't worth the inconvenience of getting up in the middle of the night, but your decision.
If you like sailing, do a performance sail on the America II. Rather inexpensive, it's fast and wet! This is a boat that was actually in the trials for the Americas Cup.
Luaus - Old Lahaina, there is no substitute.
Submarines - if you do a lot of snorkeling, you'll find id a bore for the expense - same things to see as snorkeling, only 80 feet down.
Hope these suggestions help.
Old Oct 31st, 2001, 11:37 AM
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you don't need to do a boat to snorkel, best snorkeling we did was off the beaches, Black Rock was good, so was Wailea, but the best was a place they told us about at Snorkel Bob's south of Wailea Ahihi Bay down near LaPerouse Bay (where the last lava flowed) the road looks like it is going to end, it gets very narrow, there is no beach only lava rock, you get in it is knee deep look down and fish are everywhere, lots of coral here too, the water is very calm this place was spectacular. Just ask the locals they can get you there.

I agree with the earlier posters about the Old Lahaina Luau and you really cannot miss Haleakela. Another great drive is north on Hwy 30 north of Kapalua towards the blowhole (again just ask the locals) wonderful seacliffs.

Have a wonderful time.

We get a great boat as well check out Paragon Tours, they are a sailing charter out of Lahaina, they have awesome crews and really sail, several different trips to choose from. It was the best.
Old Nov 2nd, 2001, 08:23 AM
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Jennifer - I agree with a lot of the replies. I go to Maui every year & some of my favorites are: Old Lahaina Luau is great, but kind of pricey. Trilogy does a wonderful all day snorkeling trip to Lanai. Pacific Whale Watch has some good trips. You can do a lot of snorkeling on your own. Buy travel guide "Maui Revealed" and use to drive road to Hana (you'll see beautiful sights most people don't see), and for the drive up beyond Kapalua. Have fun!!
Old Nov 2nd, 2001, 12:05 PM
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I did the Trilogy trip to Lanai and loved it! I highly recommend Trilogy.

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