Discover Olowalu

Sail with Trilogy to "Maui's Mother Reef" and experience one of the largest turtle cleaning stations in Hawaii!

This tour departs at 9:00 am











*Youths 13-17, Children 3-12, Infants 0-2

Trilogy Elua

55' custom sloop, rigged sailing catamaran

Built: 1986, Coon Bros./Chamberlain Enterprises/Maui
Sails: 1,200 sq. ft. working sails, custom spinnaker
Specs: 55' x 30', Draft @ DWL 4'
Capacity: USCG Licensed for 49 passengers + crew
Crew: Captain, 1st mate, 2nd mates as needed
Other Info: Twin 200 hp turbo Volvo diesel, awning, netting forward, two heads, cushioned and contoured seating. Netting and dive ladder forward, custom dive steps aft, full electronics/AC/DC, shade awning. First composite/epoxy vessel certified by USCG in Hawaii.

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Combine the best of both worlds: relaxation and adventure! Join Trilogy on the perfect excursion that leaves room for you to fit more into your day.  Conveniently depart from Lahaina Harbor and enjoy assorted tropical fruit as we set sail to Maui’s mother reef “Olowalu”*. This massive reef south of Lahaina is over 1,000 acres in size and has corals over 1500 years old. Olowalu is special for many reasons, most notably for its Turtle cleaning station and its mass production of coral polyps; Snorkeling Olowalu is some of the very best on Maui! After working up an appetite you are served a BBQ chicken lunch— dine at leisure and relax out in the sun as your Crew serves you cold drinks.  Capacity is limited in order to give everyone plenty of space for lounging and personalized attention throughout the trip.

*If weather prevents us from exploring Olowalu, we will choose the next best location.   

Fun Fact: 
Reefs begin when a polyp attaches itself to a rock on the sea floor, then divides, or buds, into thousands of clones. The polyps connect to one another, creating a colony that acts as a single organism. As colonies grow over hundreds and thousands of years, they join with other colonies and become reefs! Olowalu is called the “mother reef” because it’s responsible for starting many of the reefs on Maui, Molokai, Lana’i, & Kaho’olawe.

Included with Tour:
- Mom Coon's Cinnamon Rolls
-Tropical Fruit Tray.
- BBQ Chicken Lunch*.
- Snorkeling equipment
- For safety purposes, we require our passengers to wear a type of flotation while snorkeling. Trilogy offers two comfortable options for guests to choose from.
- Personal instruction.
- Wetsuit tops for everyone on board.
- Whale Watching December - April.
-Non-alcoholic beverages and chilled filtered water.
- For guests ages 21 years and up, enjoy two complimentary premium beverages on the return sail! 
(See Itinerary tab for more details of our meal and drink options). 

* Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request. Please call 808-874-5649 to request a special meal.  

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8:30 am 
Paid parking is available at the Republic Parking Lot on Dickenson Street: 155 Dickenson St, Lahaina, 96761.

8:45 am 
is 15 minutes prior to departure time by the Lighthouse on the main loading dock at Lahaina Harbor across from Pioneer Inn.

9:00 am from Lahaina Harbor.

Mom Coon's cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, brewed Kona coffee, tea, hot cocoa & pineapple juice. 

Arrive at Olowalu snorkel location. 

BBQ lunch is served on board by our crew. Captain Coon's hot BBQ teriyaki chicken, fresh tossed green salad with Mom's secret dressing, hot buttered corn on the cob, and assorted rolls. This is a first class luncheon experience with meals served on dinner plates with silverware.  Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request when booking your reservation.  An assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and chilled filtered water is available throughout the day. 

Sail (we really do sail!) back to Lahaina Harbor.

Return to Lahaina:

On the return sail to Maui, enjoy a cold beverage and locally-made ice cream as we set the sails and glide across the exciting waters between Maui and Lana‘i. For guests ages 21 years and older, two adult premium beverages are included on the return sail! Bar Menu: Moloka‘i Mule, Lana‘i Tai, Kona Brewing Co.'s Big Wave Golden Ale & Seasonal Lager, Red Wine & White Wine. (ID’s required to partake in Adult beverage service.)

* Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available only upon request. Please call 808-874-5649 to request a special meal. 

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Bring your swimsuit, towel, non-aerosol sunscreen, sun protection and a light jacket or sweatshirt for the early morning. This is a barefoot sail but if you prefer to wear shoes we recommend deck shoes or rubber-soled shoes.

We only accept credit cards for any onboard purchases. 

For more details on sunscreen, please refer to our blog post, IS YOUR SUNSCREEN REEF SAFE?


Print or view the tour fact sheet

For groups larger than 20, consider a private charter

Your Ticket Price Goes Towards

Blue Aina reef cleanup program - Trilogy parters with Surfrider Foundation to clean-up reefs around Maui
Maintaining day use mooring - For all boats in Maui county (helps save the reefs)
Eliminating overboard discharge - Trilogy is the first company in Hawaii to retrofit its boats to pump all waste onshore

Environment & Community

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