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In addition to the Kaanapali snorkel tours and sunset cruises listed on this page, see these links for additional Kaanapali options


Teralani Sailing

 

Teralani II

5 Hour Snorkel

Teralani III

4 Hour Snorkel

Adults

$125

$100

Teens (13-20)

$105

$83

Children (3-12)

$73

$63

2 & under

$63

$53

Teralani charges a $5pp fuel surcharge which will be added to the cost of all tours

Teralani Sailing Charters offers two different daily tour experiences from Kaanapali Beach. Both Teralani 2 and Teralani 3 are beautiful 65' sailing catamarans.

Premium 5 hour Snorkel - Teralani II

Kaanapali's longest and best-featured snorkel trip ...  this tour includes a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch with hamburgers, hot dogs, and grilled chicken breasts, assorted cheeses, chips, tropical fruit platter, pasta salad, homemade potato salad, gourmet chocolate chip cookies and a full open bar including beer, wine, mai tais, etc after snokeling. Snorkel gear is included; destinations include Honolua Bay, Lanai, or Oluwalu. The captain chooses the destination based upon the best snorkeling visibility and ocean conditions. This tour is from 9:30am to 2:30pm daily except for Sundays. 

4 Hour Snorkel - Teralani III

Teralani also offers a slightly shorter snorkel tour for late risers ... this trip operates from 11:00am to 3:00pm every day except Thursdays. The 4 hour tour includes a make-your-own-sandwich deli lunch, open bar, and snorkel gear. NOTE: This tour will not operate during whale season from 12/15/2013 to 4/15/2014. The 5 hour Premium snorkel will still operate daily except for Sundays during whale season. 

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Cruise Ship Clients

NCL Pride of America cruise ship passengers who come into Kahului are able to do the 5 hour premier snorkel on their second day in port, but a drive of an hour is required. We recommend that you do a Molokini snorkel tour instead as Maalaea Harbor is much closer to your ship. Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do either Teralani snorkel and a short cab ride of 10 minutes is required.


Hula Girl Snorkel Tours

Adults $97, Children (2-12 years old) $82, Infants (under 2) free (plus 7% tax and $5 per person fuel surcharge)

Maui's newest and most luxurious sailing catamaran, the 65' Hula Girl is truly state-of-the-art. From her teak accents and comfortable seating on the foredeck ... to the VIP lounge and hi-tech navigation station on the flybridge ... this multi-million dollar custom catamaran will just make you say "wow." Hula Girl provides daily morning departures right from Kaanapali beach for their premium 5 hour snorkel tour. Cruise along the West Maui coastline to premier snorkeling destinations such as Honolua Bay Marine Preserve. Dive platforms at the stern and a wide stairway between the bows provides easy access to the underwater world. The tour includes high-quality snorkel equipment. Scuba diving is available as an on-board option; introductory diving is $75 and certified diving is $65 (in addition to the snorkeler rate).

Maui experiences steady trade winds about 90% of the year; after snorkeling the crew of the Hula Girl typically puts the 97 foot rotating mast and her racing sails through their paces ... enjoy trade wind sailing on the journey back to Kaanapali Beach!.

The Hula Girl was conceived as a "step up" from your standard snorkel boat ... the concept is to provide a "high-quality restaurant and bar that sails." This vessel is actually equipped with a full commercial kitchen and drinks and beverages are ordered a la carte off their menu and prepared to order. Prices are surprisingly reasonable ... lunch items run $7 to $13, beverages $2 to $3, and cocktails $4 to $6. See the complete Hula Girl Breakfast and Lunch Menu.

Tours are offered 4 days a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; checkin at 9:00am and the tour operates from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

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Cruise Ship Clients

NCL cruise ship passengers in Kahului are able to do the Hula Girl snorkel tour on the morning of their second day, but a dirve of an hour is required. We recommend that you do a Molokini snorkel tour instead as Maalaea Harbor is much closer to your ship. Lahaina cruise ship passengers are able to do the Hula Girl snorkel as long as your ship is in port on one of the days that this tour operates. A short cab ride of about 10 minutes is required..


Teralani Sunset Sails

 

Teralani II

Dinner Sail

Teralani III

Cocktail Sail 

Adults

$83

$62

Teens (13-20)

$73

$52

Children (3-12)

$63

$42

2 & under

$53

$32

Teralani charges a $5pp fuel surcharge which will be added to the cost of all tours

Teralani Sailing Charters offers two different daily sunset cruise experiences from Kaanapali Beach. Both Teralani 2 and Teralani 3 are beautiful 65' sailing catamarans. Both boats depart from Kaanapali Beach; guests take off their shoes and walk through the sand. You will likely get your feet wet (and maybe your ankels and occassionally your knees) when you board the vessel

Dinner Sunset Sail - Teralani II - 2.5 hours

Kaanapali's only true dinner cruise byffet -- the selections include assorted cheeses and crackers, Caesar salad, grilled vegetable ratatouille (egglant, zucchini, tomoato, onion & garlic), baked penne pasta, baked chicken breast in alfredo sauce, grilled ono (fish) in basil garlic pesto, focaccia bread, banana and coconut layered cake, and chocolate cake. Beverages include a full open bar with wine, champagne, micro-brewed beer on tap, Mai Tais, vodka, gin, and rum mixers, assorted soft drinks and tropical juices, etc.  Departure varies seasonally; typically the cruise runs from 4:30pm to 7:00pm in the summer and 3:30pm to 6pm in the winter. 

Original Cocktail Sail - Teralani III - 2 hours

Teralani's original sunset sail includes appetizers and snacks and a full open bar. The menu includes assorted cheeses and crackers, chips and pretzels, pineapple teriyaki meatballs, spinach rolls, spring rolls, antipasto platter, and vegetable crudite. Beverages include a full open bar with wine, champagne, micro-brewed beer on tap, Mai Tais, vodka, gin, and rum mixers, assorted soft drinks and tropical juices, etc. Departure varies seasonally; typically the cruise runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the summer and 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the winter. 

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Cruise Ship Clients

NCL Pride of America cruise ship passengers who come into Kahului are able to do Teralani sunset cruises but it does require a rental car as the drive to Lahaina takes a little under an hour. For rental cars with cruise ship shuttle pick-up see our rental car page. Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do this tour on their first day in port with a short cab ride to Kaanapali as long as your tenders are running until 8pm.


Hula Girl Sunset Cruises

Maui's newest and most luxurious sailing catamaran, the 65' Hula Girl is truly state-of-the-art. From her teak accents and comfortable seating on the foredeck ... to the VIP lounge and hi-tech navigation station on the flybridge ... this multi-million dollar custom catamaran will just make you say "wow." The Hula Girl offers two different sunset sailing excursions ... she was conceived as a "high quality restaurant and bar that sails." All food and beverages are ordered from their menu ... and appetizers and entrees are prepared to order by the Hula Girl's chef in their on-board commercial kitchen. Prices are reasonable ... appetizers range from $4 to $12 and the most expensive entree is $20. Beverages are $2 to $3 and cocktails are $4 to $6. Wines are available by the glass or the bottle.

2 Hour Sunset Sail - Currently offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays

  • The focus of this excursion is high tech sailing in West Maui's tradewinds in summer months, and on whale watching during winter months. Beverages, cocktails, appetizers, and lite dinner fare available for purchase ... see the sunset sail menu.
  • Adults $65, Children (2-12 years old) $60, Infants (under 2) free
    (plus 7% tax and $5 per person fuel surcharge)

2.5 Hour Sunset Dinner Cruise - Currently offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

  • Extended cruise ... in addition to the beverages and appetizers offered on the sunset sail, a variety of entrees are offered for purchase ... see the dinner cruise menu.
  • Adults $78, Children (2-12 years old) $62, Infants (under 2) free
    (plus 7% tax and $5 per person fuel surcharge)

Note: The Hula Girl departs from Kaanapali Beach; guests take off their shoes and walk through the sand. You will likely get your feet wet (and maybe your ankels and occassionally your knees) when you board the vessel

KKS / V

Cruise Ship Clients

NCL Pride of America cruise ship passengers who come into Kahului are able to do the 2 Hula Girl 2 hour sunset but it does require a rental car as the drive to Lahaina takes a little under an hour. For rental cars with cruise ship shuttle pick-up see our rental car page. Lahaina cruise ship passengers can do this tour on their first day in port with a short cab ride to Kaanapali as long as your tenders are running until 8pm.

ACTIVITY TIPS

Kevin at Falls

Teralani II and III are both beautiful sailboats that are meticulously maintained and offer a quality premium snorkeling experience on Maui's west side. Capacity on these boats is 49, which is less than half of the people you'll find on most of the Molokini snorkel tours. People also appreciate the mid-morning check-in times  ... this is a good choice for people who don't want to get up at 6am every day on their vacation. In the wintertime Honolua Bay isn't available as a snorkel destination ... winter swells make Honolua Bay a surfer's paradise but those waves make snorkeling impossible. The water becomes murky and you can't see a thing. In the wintertime this boat's destination is the south shore of the West Maui Mountains ... the added bonus during this time of year is the numerous whale sightings on the way. The Teralani boats also offer two different Maui sunset sail experiences, one with dinner and one with heavy appetizers. All drinks and food are included with the published rates for the Teralani.

As we said a moment ago, the Teralani II and III are beautiful sailboats ... as a matter of fact they are two of the nicest in the Hawaiian island. But the nicest ... and newest ... in Hawaii ... without a doubt ... is the Hula Girl. This stunning new boat has replaced the venerable Kapalua Kai and is now offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury in snorkel tours and dinner cruises here on Maui. This boat is SOMETHING ... flat screen TV's, killer sound system, teak accents, closed circuit video systems to monitor all the decks and keep an eye on the sails, digital charting at the navigation station ... all I can say is I am glad I don't have to pay the mortgage on this multi-million dollar vessel.

The Hula Girl was conceieved to be a high-quality restaurant experience that happens to float around on the water for added ambiance. Food is prepared to order on-board in their commercial galley ... do keep in mind that this means you will need to bring your wallet along on the tour ... all food and beverages are purchased a la carte. Prices are reasonable though ... and complete menus are posted with each tour offering above.

All of these boats pull right up onto Kaanapali Beach for boarding ... you take your shoes off and walk across the sand to get on the boat. You will likely get your feet wet as the first step onboard will either be on wet sand or in a few inches of water (you could even get splashed up to your knees if a wave hits while you are boarding). Occassionally we have someone who just can't load this way ... if that's the case consider doing a dinner cruise out of Lahaina Harbor instead.