The Valley Isle has an average year round temperature of 75-85°F. The great weather in addition to the beautiful blue water produces world class snorkeling throughout Maui County. Did you know that Maui has been voted “Best Island in the World” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine for ten consecutive years and “World’s Best Island” by the readers of Travel & Leisure magazine for five years. Even though it’s the second largest of the 8 main islands, it somehow manages to maintain that relaxed sunset feel. Your Maui vacation will be the trip against which all others will be measured. If you make it all the way to Maui, you really should hop on one of our tours and snorkel Lana’i.
People aren’t the only one’s that think the Maui weather is great. Out of the approximately 7,000-8,000 humpback whales surviving today, about 3,000 winter in Maui’s waters. Maui, and more specifically Lana’i is also home to many different species of dolphin. They often become the highlight for many guests on our tours when they leap and spin in the wake of one of our boat.
Hawaii’s predominant year round winds, known as the trade winds, blow from the northeast. Looking at the Lana’i map above you’ll notice that the best snorkeling spots are on south and west facing shores. These shores are hidden from the trade winds by the mountains so the water stays clear and calm. Our high speed eco rafts or scarab speed boat can zip you across the channel so you can spend more time snorkeling and less time travelling. We focus on providing experiences with small groups adventuring far from the beaten path.