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Snorkeling at Molokini

In our last big family adventure of this Hawaiian adventure, the four of us got up early (that’s sort of a theme on some of these things) and headed to Ma’alaea Harbor for an 8 a.m. snorkeling cruise.

There are so many options for tour providers and different types of tours that it can be hard to decide. Thankfully, TripAdvisor has worked out well for us – especially on activities. Combining this with the guidebooks, we decided to go with Trilogy. And, we were not disappointed. These guys have been in business for nearly 40 years for good reason.

We started off with some brief instructions, an overview of the day and then warm cinnamon rolls with fresh fruit while on our way to Molokini. Did I mention the hot chocolate and Kona coffee that was ready for us when we got on?

We snorkeled the crater for a bit – Mike and Max together, me and Mara doing the same. The water was very clear and we saw some great fish. From there, we headed back to the Wailea shoreline to scout out sea turtles and different fish. The water wasn’t nearly as clear, but the sea turtles were there. Mike got some great underwater pics (thank goodness for those disposable cameras) that we can’t wait to get developed.

After a great lunch, it was time to had back to the harbor…across plenty of white caps that soaked the front (including Mike, Max and Mara). Once we got to the point of putting the sail up, Mike had a chance to show off his driving skills. What a way to cap off the day!