Discover Olowalu

Explore Maui’s "Mother Reef”, the largest contiguous reef in Maui Nui and home to sea turtles & ancient corals.

The trip to Olowalu becomes a trip to remember. Incredible coral formations, colors everywhere. The sea life was amazing and the turtle "car wash" fascinating, getting their shells cleaned by friendly fish. The boat was perfect, service above and beyond and everything smooth as could be. Trilogy respects both the environment and the islands and just does it right. Take a tour, you won't regret it.
We were very excited to see turtles and Olowalu is known as a "turtle cleaning station". Lots of fish, clear, turquoise waters, and yes, turtles. And I can't tell you how awesome it was to SNUBA! It is so peaceful and beautiful. We were called back to the boat for a delicious lunch. Thank you Trilogy for offering vegetarian selections and being allergy aware! Thank you to the crew for showing us a great time!

Our Discover Olowalu tour brings you to Maui’s mother reef, home to thousands of tropical fish and sea turtles right off the coast of West Maui. Enjoy your ride over on a world-class catamaran and get ready to dive into Maui’s warm waters for an uncrowded, close-up view of our reef. After your snorkel, enjoy a delicious BBQ chicken lunch (and premium bar drinks!) as you sail back to Lahaina, soaking up those breathtaking, unobstructed views of the sprawling West Maui Mountains. 

Adult  (19+)
Youth  (13-18)
Child  (3-12)

A Look at your tour


Start your tour with a breakfast of Mom Coon’s 4th generation sweet and fluffy cinnamon rolls and tropical fruit, all complimented with Kona coffee, hot tea and hot cocoa.

For lunch, enjoy our savory teriyaki grilled chicken, a crunchy tossed green salad with Mom’s secret dressing, luau rice and soft Hawaiian sweet rolls. Our dishes are always presented to you as a premiere luncheon experience – you won’t find paper plates and plastic silverware aboard our first-class boats! For guests 21+ (with ID), two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail, as well as soda and fresh, filtered water.

* For Vegan, Gluten Free, or Dairy Free meal requests, please contact customer service upon booking your tour.

olowalu reef

Olowalu is known as Maui’s Mother Reef, boasting an impressive 1,000+ acres of tropical reef, and containing corals over 1500 years old! Snorkeling Olowalu truly offers our guests some of the best visibility right off the coast of Maui’s West Side.

Also known as “turtle reef”, Olowalu is home to a manta ray and honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtle) “cleaning station”, which provides our guests the unique opportunity to watch as friendly tropical fish clean algae from the shells & backs of these majestic creatures. Surely a memory in the making! 

itinerary & departure

Our Discover Olowalu tour is from 9am-1pm, and departs from Lahaina Harbor from the main loading dock by the Lighthouse. Check-in time is 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.  

Paid parking is available at the Republic Parking Lot on Dickenson Street in Lahaina for $10.00 (credit card only); look for the “Trilogy Parking” sign. A Trilogy crew member will meet you and help with parking & directions to the harbor.

If using a GPS, you can enter this address for directions: 155 Dickenson St, Lahaina, HI 96761.

Included on this tour
  • Snorkel equipment & flotation devices (required for safety reasons)
  • Personal attention to each guest, including snorkel instruction/lessons
  • Whale Watching December - April
  • Complimentary wetsuit tops for each guest
  • Breakfast with Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls & fresh fruit
  • Trilogy's famous teriyaki BBQ chicken lunch 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and chilled, filtered water
  • 21+ yrs: two adult premium beverages 
  • Print or view the tour fact sheet
  • Complimentary reef-safe sunscreen if you forget to bring your own
  • NOTE: Bring your swimsuit, a towel, and/or a light jacket or sweatshirt.

Our Trilogy family takes seriously the responsibility of supporting our local Maui community and has a strong commitment to preserving our ocean and island environment. Learn more about Trilogy's involvement with the Community & Environment.

Trilogy adheres to DOLPHIN SMART Guidelines: All photos and videos were taken while viewing from a responsible distance. The dolphins or whales in these photos and videos approached the boat while the engines were in neutral or off. All underwater photos and videos of dolphins and whales were taken with a remote device while following guidelines for responsible viewing. More information on Dolphin SMART.