General Information Regarding Our Tours
****COVID-19 UPDATE: October 2020: We are beginning to operate tours on a limited basis with passenger limits. All available inventory appears online. Additional flexibility for private charters: Learn more.
Blue Water Rafting has been offering a variety of high adventure snorkeling and sightseeing tours since early 1985. Due to the range of sea conditions encountered and the lively nature of the ride, these tours are not recommended for people with limiting physical conditions. People with previous or current back or neck injuries, recent major surgeries, or are pregnant, should not book the tour and will not be allowed on board.
All tours depart from the Kihei Boat Ramp located just south of “Kamaole Beach Park III” and across from the “Maui Kamaole” condominium at 2777 South Kihei Rd. Click HERE for driving directions.
Tours depart rain or shine. Inclement weather conditions are usually temporary and rain gear is provided. Cancellations due to weather are extremely uncommon and all parties are instructed to appear at the boat ramp no matter what the weather seems to them.
These tours are best reserved for those who are adventurous in spirit and in reasonably good physical condition. Destinations are weather permitting and alternate sites may be chosen. However, it is rare for us not to reach our destination whether it be Molokini or Kanaio. If the captain deems the conditions to be unsafe for departure, a full refund will apply. No shows are non-refundable.
Our fast, stable, unsinkable, rigid hulled, inflatable boats are all powered with environmentally friendly, smoke free, twin Honda 4 stroke 225 HP outboard motors. CLOUD IX is a 27′ ALMAR RAIV carrying up to 24 passengers KANALOA and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, are 30′ ALMAR RAIVs also carrying up to 24 passengers.
Parties wishing to guarantee a particular boat may opt for a private charter. All boats have easy boarding ladders and are approx. 60% shaded by canopies.
Lunch is deli style consisting turkey and roast beef, veggies & dip, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, whole wheat buns, and condiments with a delicious homemade style chocolate chip cookie. Beverages are Hawaiian fruit juices and bottled water. Breakfast on the Kanaio/ Molokini consists of assorted fresh island fruit, muffins, Hawaiian fruit juices, and bottled water. Kanaio Coast Tour has a fruit and beverage break between sightseeing and snorkeling. (No alcohol allowed on board).
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