Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure - Lani Kai/Friendly Charters
Begin your adventure with a continental breakfast during the ride out to Molokini marine preserve aboard a fast and stable catamaran, the Lani Kai. Here at the preserve, while you are snorkeling, the crew will prepare a deli-style lunch for you to enjoy. After you are done snorkeling at Molokini you will depart for the Makena area along the southern coastline of Maui. This area is nicknamed Turtle Town because of the abundant population of Hawaiian green sea turtles. Snuba is offered at an additional cost of $50 and should be reserved ahead.
Operates: Daily: 7:00am to 12:00pm.
Departure Point: Departs from Maalaea Harbor slip 76.
Duration: 5 hours.
Equipment: 53' double deck power catamaran. Features include a water-slide, two fresh water showers, a spacious protected cabin area, two restrooms and three water entries.
Capacity: 59 passengers.
Includes a continental breakfast of bagels and cream cheese and tropical fruit.
Create your own gourmet deli lunch with choice of turkey breast, roast beef or honey baked ham, cheeses, breads, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, pickles and onions. Homemade pasta salad ,coleslaw, fresh veggie tray with ranch dip, broccoli, cucumbers, celery and carrots.
Chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.
Coke, diet Coke, root beer, Sprite, ginger ale, ice tea, guava and passion orange juice. Beer and Mai Tai's available after snorkeling.
Inclusions: All snorkeling gear, instruction and flotation devices are provided. There are some prescription masks (2.0 to 7.0 available), but please ask. Beverages and snacks will be available. Beer and Mai Tai's will be served after snorkeling.
Exclusions: Available at an additional charge: wetsuit rental $10, underwater cameras $25 or snuba for $50.00 (reserve ahead)
Serves Alcohol: There is alcohol that is available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
Must have a valid photo ID to be served alcohol. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: Friendly Charters Lani Kai Molokini Tours will not pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock. These Molokini tours can be reached via a taxi or Tom Barefoot's Tours could arrange for a rental car shuttle to pick you up directly at the dock. Lani Kai snorkel trips can be organized for the Monday of your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.
Student 13-17 with valid ID
Infants 3 and Under
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- # 51-75 Feet
- # Large Power Catamaran
- # 51-75 People
- # Central Maui
- # Molokini Crater
- # Turtle Town
- # Snorkeling
- # SNUBA Diving
- # 4-6 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Breakfast
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Alcohol Is Available
- # Moderate
- # Morning
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Central Maui
- # Maalaea Harbor
- # Requires Rental Car or Taxi From Cruise Ship
There have been 33 reviews written about the Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure with Friendly Charters.
Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5
My husband and son thoroughly enjoyed their snorkeling experience on the Lani Kai. The crew, the food, and the snorkeling were all exceptional.
This was our favorite tour. The location, staff, food, drinks, equipment (SNUBA!!!), everything was perfect! Thank you for recommending them!
Our whole experience was amazing! We did the Snuba and would definitely recommend it! We were even able to purchase underwater pictures from our Snuba dive. The whole staff was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend the Lani Kai/Friendly Charters!
weather wasn't the best that day but the boat and crew were nice.
a GREAT tour. I have worked in this industry myself, and the boat and crew were excellent..much nicer than the larger, more crowded boats around us. The instructors were experienced and knowledgeable, the crew was very friendly and helpful. All in all, I can not think of anything I would change. Great day!
The tour was great! The staff was very helpful and friendly. On the way back we came across a pod of dolphins and the captain went out of the way and spent an extra hour following the pod so the dolphins could play in our wake.
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour. The boat was very accommodating and while the winds prevented us from going to the Molokini crater, the Captain took us to a plan B snorkel site where we could see turtles. As a bonus, we also saw some rare monk seals basking in the sun.
We really enjoyed this snorkeling tour. Many other tours only go to Molokini, but this one took us to turtle town too. And the deli breakfast was also good.
Very nice. Boat was clean and staff helpful. Disappointed we didn't see many fish though.
Very Nice, everything we were hoping it would be. Skipper had to take else where because of weather conditions but that was ok, we still had fun. Your process was easy and straight forward. Thanks.
My family is from Maui so I have spent a lot of time visiting the beautiful Valley Ise. It was my finance's first time and I wanted to make sure we snorkel Molokini. The entire crew of Tom's Barefoot was amazing. They had a lovely and delicious breakfast spread with fresh fruit, coffee, juice and pastires. The trip also included beer and mai tai's! Lunch was perfect build your own sandwiches and salads. There is a slide off the side of the boat and every staff member was helpful, friendly, experienced and knowledge . It was a highlight of our trip, former. We will definitely be booking with Tom Barefoot the next time we are in the islands :)
Had Very good experience ....
This tour was great. As a first time snorkeler, I was a bit nervous but the crew spent time with me and were very encouraging. The one negative that I wish somebody had mentioned was the fact that the Maalea harbor charged to park. By the time I figured out where to pay, I was late getting on the boat and missed the beginning of the instructions by the boat captain.
Awesome tour. Came at the very beginning of whale season (technically one day early) and were still surrounded by whales going back into the harbour. The snorkeling was great around molokini and almost better at the second dive. The snuba was better than either my wife or I had anticipated. The crew were very friendly and our snuba instructor even gave us details on a killer hike after we got off the boat. Definitely recommend these guys for sure!
Great overall experience. Everyone was terrific and provided superior customer service. A 5 star rating.
Great recommendation Trish! Great experience on the Lani Kai!!!
Still my favorite Molokini Snorkel!
We really enjoyed the snuba and Due to my allergies I could not eat the food. The staff were fantastic and the drinks were great. The price was very high considering we could only go to one location. I booked over the phone for snorkeling and snuba and when we got on the boat.
Amazing tour! We had a great time, the crew was so friendly, made us feel right at home and gave us helpful advice for the remainder of our trip. The one thing I was disappointed in was that they charged us for the wetsuits. The tour was fairly expensive and we couldn't stay in the water without the wetsuits for more than a few minutes, so I feel like they should be included.
This was our first experience snorkeling. We know we could have rented our own gear and snorkled out at Makena, but this was by far the best choice we made. Our guides were friendly, didn't treat us as "just another tourist," and provided great spots for viewing sealife. We liked it so much, we are booking again for six weeks AND bringing along two additional guests! By far, a great company, great service, friendly and professional. Worth it.
Drinks and Sandwiches were very good! Girls were very polite and Helpful! We had a blast!
Great experience. Booked very late and were happy to get the last two seats.
Great tour! It was my first time snorkeling and can't wait to do it again or SNUBA! A special thank you to the crew for helping my mom acclimate to her first time snorkeling and check off a item on her bucket list. The crew was friendly, helpful and accommodating. My only suggestion would be to have a larger selection of food for people that have food allergies. Thank you so much for the awesome experience!!!
MUst -do trip with best team ever. Friendly stuff with so much professionalism. It was a great day. I wish I do it again and again.
Snorkeling and Snuba was awesome! The crew and captain on the boat were very accommodating and friendly. Snuba instructor Maricella was very patient and made everybody feel comfortable. I would definitely do this again.
We had a great time! One of the highlights of our trip!
Lani Kai/ Friendly Charters was incredible!! The staff were wonderful and very attentive. I got sick on the water and they immediate sensed something was wrong and attended to me.
This was our favorite adventure last summer. The booking process was simple...in fact Kai went out of his way to get us booked on a snorkel trip that would fit our schedule. The entire crew was great and friendly. Food was yummy! We would definitely recommend Tom's Barefoot Tours and the Lani Kai
We had a great time on this snorkel trip! Really enjoyed the crew and great spots they took us to! Thanks for helping us book another great trip tom!
Not only was the trip on the Lani Kai wonderful, working with Toms barefoot was the best! We had a beautiful perfect day to go out on the boat (even though it IS early I would recommend the early tour) Even Haleakala was clear to the top so we could see the sun rising over the mountain!! The water was super clear so great snorkeling. The Toms organization was wonderful to work with. They called to check on everything the day before because we had some bumps in the road (and emergency room visits )with some of our party. That call was helpful, reassuring, and unexpected. One thing we learned at the harbor is the even numbered berths are on one side and the odd the other so keep that in mind as you arrive for your trip!
We had a wonderful time on the Lani Kai snorkeling trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed our snorkel tour. The staff was amazing...accommodating and helpful in every way. We saw so many beautiful tropical fish, eels, coral and more at Molokini and were not disappointed when we got to see several sea turtles at turtle town. It was a fantastic experience!
Tom was very helpfull and found for us the best provider.
This adventure was one of the highlights of our vacation. A great crew , equipment and wonderful to snorkel with so many different fish in Molokini. We were also lucky to see some early whales returning. I would highly recommend this trip with this crew. Thank you