Kanaio Coast Rafting and Snorkeling Tour
Check in 30 min prior to tour scheduled tour time
Duration: 4 hours
**If purchasing a private charter, please select the number 1 in the drop down menu and on the following page in the notes section please indicate how may people are in your party (max 24)
The Kanaio Coast tour offers an opportunity to explore a rarely seen and uninhabited part of Maui, the volcanic Kanaio Coast, and a variety of remote exotic snorkeling sites, including both spinner dolphin and green sea turtle habitats.
KanaioSea Caves…Passengers can expect a rare treat as they tour along Maui's Gold Coast past Wailea and Makena to a remote and inaccessible coast line with spectacular views of the slopes of Mt. Haleakala. About 200 years ago at Kanaio, molten lava exploded from a side vent and poured into the ocean, forming incredible lava arches, grottos and sea caves. The experience of viewing a volcanic sea cave up close, or passing through a massive lava arch, should not be missed! (Conditions permitting) Photographers will delight with the array of unique formations that await at every turn
Dolphins Dead Ahead!
…Following Kanaio, you will cruise to the protected waters of La Perouse Bay, frequently encountering a school of spinner dolphins including babies, along the way or in the bay itself. Named for their acrobatics, these playful mammals will frolic in the wave produced by our boat, sometimes only an arm's length form the bow. Many times the dolphins will come and join the snorkelers! This experience has been described as spiritual and is a visual and auditory experience that one never forgets. One of several remote snorkeling sites may be offered (time and conditions permitting) such as the La Perouse Pinnacle, which is teeming with fish. Each site has a unique underwater terrain and variety of marine life.
Departing La Perouse we make one more stop in Makena where we serve a delicious
buffet lunch and snorkel with sea turtles and spotted eagle rays near pristine
lava fingers. These turtles, although endangered and protected, are accustomed
to seeing snorkelers and do not mind being photographed as they surface for air
just a few feet away.
WHAT TO BRING
- Hat or visor
- Light jacket or windbreaker
GOOD TO KNOW
- Not recommended for pregnant women, elderly or fragile people, or those with back or neck problems
- Minimum age is 4 years old (Adult supervision required under 12)
- For Private Charters, gratuity is already included in the price.
- Maximum capacity 24 persons
Blue Water Rafting - Kihei Boat Ramp located just south of Kamaole Beach Park III and across from the Maui Kamaole Condominium at 2777 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753