We booked the Maui Snorkel Cruise (the best) and a whale watching excursion for the afternoon (we were told that the time we would be in Maui is the height of whale watching) thinking we had time to do both, on Maui. It turned out that we didn't have time for both, and missed the whale watching excursion. However, we didn't miss anything! The crew of the Maui Snorkel Cruise; Maui (Lahaina), Hawaii, was the best we have ever had!! The snorkeling was great, and the captain and crew were the best we have ever had! We snorkeled at the Molokini Crater and at a submerged pier that was a protected area where there are turtles, octopi, beautiful coral, harmless sharks, and other sea life. Moving between the two snorkeling sites, we did some 'whale watching', and saw so much everyone on the boat, including the captain and crew, were excited. We saw a lot of whales, many up close, including at least two competition pods (look it up) where there was a lot of activity from the whales, breaching, chin slaps, and tail slaps, to calves and their mothers. We saw spinner dolphins that played in the water and 'showed off' for us, quite close to the boat, melon head whales, and we even had a couple off 'false killer' whales that swam right under the bow of the boat, one on each side. The captain said that we were lucky, but we all believed that they just know where to take us.
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