Posted by: Ken Wheatley | August 24, 2007

Maui Day 3

Today we went snorkling at Molokini and it was great. We went out on the 46 foot Kai Kanani. One of the really nice parts of using them was that the catamaran left directly from the shore at the hotel (Maui Prince), so we didn’t have to drive a half hour to the Maalaea harbor to take another boat from a different company. Plus we were only 15 minutes away from Molokini instead of almost an hour by boat from Maalaea Bay.

We checked in at 8:30 and were on the water by 9am. To maximize the opportunity, we took the deluxe trip which was four hours in length with two stops – Molokini and then the giant turtle feeding ground which was very near the hotel. After we finished snorkling we motored West, away from the hotel, and then sailed back. They have a shorter trip but two hours didn’t seem like it would have been enough. We’re glad we took the longer trip.

The crew was very nice. The catamaran was new and nicely laid out. For example, we were able to get in the water from both the rear and front of the boat.

Breakfast was muffins and fruit, with whatever (non-alcoholic) drink you wanted. When we were done snorkeling however , the beer and mai tai’s came out, along with a buffet lunch – turkey, ham, cheese, tuna salad, potato salad, potato chips, etc.  Just before we disembarked, they passed out coconut cookies. Yummers!

It started to rain – actually more of a mist – just as we got back. Perfect timing. And considering that we don’t see rain all that often, it was a nice change.

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