Colorful fish, graceful green sea turtles, frolicking dolphins and even wintering whales are just some of the joyful memories one can take home after a day on the water. All this is waiting for you at Pride of Maui.
The secret to achieving ocean transcendence for you and your fish seeking friends and family is options. Options can make one more comfortable, less anxious, extra excited and dizzyingly delightful and keep it all memorable, in a good way.
The Pride of Maui has achieved perfection when it comes to options. It’s the best vessel option for the ocean shy who prefers a sturdy and roomy ride on a smooth riding catamaran that was designed and built especially for Hawaiian waters. There is an oversized open deck for those who want the option to soak in the sun during the ride but also has a cool and sheltered main cabin for those who prefer to be sheltered from the elements. There is also an option to rinse off the salty water under a fresh warm water shower, private restroom facilities even a glass bottom viewing area and even an option to enter the water via submerged stairs or water slide.
Having the option of being at the best snorkel spot during your day on the water can make the difference from fair to fantastic. The Pride of Maui has the option of more than one snorkeling spot that will insure that you will have the best in the undersea world of fins and flippers. Molokini is a clear water haven for the fancy finned fish while Coral Gardens is a well developed collection of reef and coral, and Olowalu is Maui’s largest coral reef calm and kind conditions with twenty-four different species of rare coral, some hundreds of years old.
Speaking of fins, there is the equipment option. Boogie boards with are the most popular option when it comes to the kids and sea skittish, while professional, sanitized snorkeling gear usually goes swimmingly with salty dog snorkelers. There is also a wonderful option for those who want to bump it all up a notch. Perfect for anyone who is over eight years of age and adventuresome, SNUBA allows many who want to stay submerged for longer and dive deeper into the underwater world under the watchful care of our platoon of SNUBA instructors and without the necessity of a full blown PADI certification or complicated tanks.
Although the ocean and fish are center stage on the Pride of Maui, there are onboard refreshment options as well. There is Kona coffee and or orange juice fresh fruit or muffins for those on our daily morning tour. All tours have an option of grilled beef or veggie burgers, hot dogs or pasta salad and beverages. Adults have a post snorkeling option to choose from a list of cocktails, ice cold beer and wine.
These options are available everyday all year-round on our very popular 5 hour morning tour. Those who prefer a less expensive “later in the day” experience are welcome to opt for the afternoon Turtle Snorkel Tour during the months of April-December.
So whether you are with your special “plus-one” or a flock of family and friends, options will insure that your experience will be top notch with a multitude of options for all, and that is for anyone, true nautical nirvana.