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Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure - Lani Kai/Friendly Charters

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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. Read Full Description

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.

Guests 21 and over please bring a valid picture ID for consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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, or snuba for $56.00 (reserve ahead)
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.
Serves Alcohol: There is alcohol that is available during the activity.
Restrictions: This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% 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.

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Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure - Lani Kai/Friendly Charters

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This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% 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.


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There have been 56 reviews written about the Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure with Friendly Charters.

Average Product Rating: 4.8 / 5

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Debra F
My husband and son thoroughly enjoyed their snorkeling experience on the Lani Kai. The crew, the food, and the snorkeling were all exceptional.

Joanne Lighton
This was our favorite tour. The location, staff, food, drinks, equipment (SNUBA!!!), everything was perfect! Thank you for recommending them!

Tiffany Mitchell
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!

Randy Wallace
weather wasn't the best that day but the boat and crew were nice.

Jim Johnson
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!

Kushal Dave
Good service

Vanessa Ma
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.

Emily Beezley
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.

tomoko takeda
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.

Cynthia Grasso
Very nice. Boat was clean and staff helpful. Disappointed we didn't see many fish though.

Terry Eberli
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.

Diane Parilla
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 :)

swanand abhyankar
Had Very good experience ....

Diane Shopteau
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.

Shane Cogar
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!

Gilbert Ferrer
Great overall experience. Everyone was terrific and provided superior customer service. A 5 star rating.

Thomas Tu
Great recommendation Trish! Great experience on the Lani Kai!!!

Trish Teeters
Still my favorite Molokini Snorkel!

Brenda Merriman
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.

Katelyn Shea
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.

Judy Halone
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.

Gerald Sowers
Drinks and Sandwiches were very good! Girls were very polite and Helpful! We had a blast!

Daniel Koessl
Great experience. Booked very late and were happy to get the last two seats.

Angela Murphy
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!!!

Georgi Karamihaylov
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.

Kelly McGregor
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.

Kathy Pauly
We had a great time! One of the highlights of our trip!

Janice Taisey
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.

Linda Smith
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

Alexa M
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!

Lauire Williams
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!

Ken Watten
We had a wonderful time on the Lani Kai snorkeling trip.

Karen Martin
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!

Angelique Bolk
Tom was very helpfull and found for us the best provider.

Juliette Robinson
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. Wewere also lucky to see some early whales returning. I would highly recommendthis trip with this crew. Thank you

Russell P
My son and I had a great time on this tour. The staff was wonderful. Highlyrecommend the snuba, it made our trip. Saw everything we wanted including coral,turtles, even spotted a couple of whales. Awesome.

Ben T
Our trip on the Lani Kai was great. The crew were very approachable and helpful,while being firm but friendly when necessary (don't touch the turtles!!). Theboat was just the right size -- never felt too crowded. Molokini was beautiful,although there were a few too many other boats. The snorkel spot we went toafter that was even better -- no one else was there, and we got to see severalturtles. 10/10 would repeat

Jane Silver
We had a great time. A bit disappointed with Turtle Town but enjoyedMolokini. Staff was wonderful.

Vanessa Bradley
We had the best time on this snorkel trip and it was our first time snorkellingand we are addicted! Great staff and equipment. Lots of food and drinks.Awesome day!

John Cross
Because the weather wasn't ideal, we didn't reach Molokini. However, the captainrerouted to a couple beautiful snorkeling areas. Plus, we saw whales close up.Great trip. Great crew. Plenty of food and drinks. Lots of fun. I would goagain.

John Bendlin
The captain and crew were very professional and friendly. They worked veryhard at insuring that everybody had a good time and very helpful. Youwon't be disappointed to book with them.

Wesley Wise
Friendly Charters made our experience really special. All of the crew went outof their way to make sure everyone was taken care of and having a great time.Molokini was really rough the day we went so we only snorkeled there for a bitthen moved to Turtle Town which was much more pleasant! The boat was a bitcrowded but there was a place for everyone to sit so that was not a problem. Tworestrooms on the boat. Plenty of snacks to keep everyone fed and hydrated. Aftersnorkeling, complimentary beers and mai tais were very cool! I felt a littlesick so I didn't partake but my wife loved the mai tais! The snorkeling wasphenomenal, and the snuba was very cool, a bit pricey. I highly recommend thisexperience, especially if you've never done it before! Warning one person on theboat did get very sick, so be aware if you're easily sea sick. Rest of thepeople seemed to enjoy themselves the whole time. Much mahalos to the captainand crew, they were phenomenal!

Nancy Leclerc-Davidson
Our group of 7 ranged from experienced divers to a 2 year old. We all hada great time. Our toddler grand-daughter got in the water and floated withher mom. We saw two eels fighting and several octopii. Colorful fishwere abundant. There was a lot of food for both breakfast and lunch.The pasta salad was excellent. The Mai Tais were tasty. Werecommend this trip for everyone.

Paul Lukshin
Capt. Mack and the crew did a wonderful job, even though the day was a bit roughand windy. Snorkeling at Molokini was great. This boat is just the rightsize - not too big but with all the amenities. Also, you are not as restrictedas to how far you can venture from the boat. Be sure to do the morning trip.Really don't need the wetsuit; costs extra. But a rash guard would be helpful.Would definitely book them again on another trip.

megh shah
great service ... great tours

celia mckay
Absolute best excursion I have ever been on. My husband and I have neverbeen snorkeling, or to a tropical island before. I was scared out of mywits to enter the water, but the staff offered help, tips, and comforted me, sothat once I got the hang of it, I just loved every minute. It was a littleoverwhelming at first, I couldn't stop trying to breath through my mouth, butafter a few failed attempts, I relaxed. The amount of time at bothMolokini and turtle town, were perfect. I didn't realize how hard it wouldbe to swim back to the boat with the current against me at turtle town, butagain, I just relaxed, and powered through. We saw so many beautiful fish,and a couple of turtles too. On our way back we encountered a whale andher calf, an added bonus for that time of year. The food was nothingexceptional, but it wasn't what I went on the trip for. The drinks knockedme for a loop, which I was expecting, but after a couple of hours in the waterand sun, I guess I should'nt be surprised. My husband was thrilled to swimwith the turtles, which was an added surprise of this excursion. Did Imention all the crew were super friendly, and wanted to make sure you had agreat time, and were comfortable. They also offered Snuba for anadditional fee, which we didn't do, as I was already nervous about the wholetrip to begin with. I didn't mention that I almost didn't get on the boat,but a friendly passenger helped me relax, and made sure to keep an eye on me.I don't think I would have taken the trip if she didn't calm me down.We did use motion sickness patches, and neither of us had any issues.One other thing, they offered rentals of wet suits I think for 10.00 each,what I didn't realize is with a wet suit on you can't sink. An addedbonus. It also kept you a little warmer in the water, which probablywouldn't have been an issue, but I appreciated being warm in the water. Iwould do this excursion over and over, and now am looking for other islands tovisit to snorkel. Thank you Tom Barefoot, for all your help in choosingall of my excursions, and Lana Kai, for an absolutely lovely trip. One forthe memory book.

Joyce Deal Cruz
We took barefoot morning Molokini snorkeling trip and it was awesome!!! Theclear blue water, corrals and fish swimming around me made me feel like I wasinside of an aquarium!!! The boat name "friendly charter " really refersto every crew member, they were super nice! But this trip would not havepossible without the help of SANDRA, An employee from tombarefoot who helped myentire family book last minute trip from doing atv and this spectacular Molokiniadventure. As we all know last minute booking specially this peak summer seasonis impossible but SANDRA made it happen for us!! FROM MY FAMILY, WE THANK YOUSOOO MUCH SANDRA!!!!

Steven Stayrook
Great Charter! Fantastic crew. Little disappointed that we had tomiss Turtle Town but if the visibility is poor, then it is what it is.Instead we spent 2 hours at Molokini. This, to me, is too long tospend at this location. Way to many people crammed into the area. Tome, that translates into less underwater life to observe and getting bumped intotoo many times. Still saw lots of cool stuff and got some great picturesthough.

Jessica Remer
I booked several last minute tours through Tom Barefoot's and they were awesome.They found tickets where everything else was booked. They were kind and helpfuland I will use them again.

The snorkeling and snuba trip was the most amazing thing I've ever done. I wasso so glad Lani Kai Friendly Charters had Snubaman on board with the offer. Hesent me home with a disc of all the pictures he took underwater of the turtles,fish and me! Best experience of my trip.

Joann Sharp
My husband and I very much enjoyed the snorkel trip. The crew wasfabulous! I would recommend this charter!!

Steve Sampson
Great day on the Lani Kai. The crew was super helpful, easily getting usprescription goggles and taking care of any other concerns. Food was fine,nothing fancy, but we did not come for the food. Captain did change second stopfrom Turtle Town to Coral Garden on our trip. We had already seen a bunch ofregular fish and pretty coral at Molokini, so my family would have preferredTurtle Town. Otherwise, great trip at one of the more reasonable rates.

Sam Torres
Overall a great experience! Great views and excellent staff. Would definitelyrecommend this company to my other friends. Best part was doing the snuba andgetting the resulting pictures!

Pui Hang Yau
Very good!! Just join it!!!

Nicole B
In general, the Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure with FriendlyCharters was fine. Friendly and helpful crew, snorkeling locations wereok. We only saw 1 turtle that day and not too many fish but appreciate theboats do not have a lot of control in that area. I did upgrade and paymore for this particular boat b/c it had " water slide". That said, Iwould not do that again as the slide was nothing to write home about anddefinitely not worth the addl $. We've taken other boats which wereequally good if not better and less $.

Anthony Kunkle
A very nice adventure. It is extraordinary to have the opportunity to see such avast array of life in its natural habitat. The crew of the Lani Kai werefriendly, helpful and knowledgeable about everything, answering all of ourquestions and making us relaxed. If you have the chance to enjoy this outing,don't miss it.

Rachel Hofseth
The crew was incredible! Good service goes a long way and I highly recommendusing Friendly Charters.

Jason Carter
We had a great time! The crew knew what they were doing and were very friendly!To top it off, they fished on the way and managed to land a nice Ono!

Chandra Marshall
Super tour! I highly recommend it!!! Professional and friendly staff!