Atlantis Submarine Adventure
Duration: 5 hours
Tour Code: ogk-002
Behold the awe-inspiring undersea world without even getting wet, by boarding a submarine and heading to a reef teeming with marine life.
From the pier in Kahului, it's a 1-hour drive to Lahaina where you will find the Atlantis shuttle boat and step aboard. While cruising to the dive site just two miles offshore, enjoy your unique perspective of Maui's breathtaking coast. From November to April you may even see a whale breaching, as they migrate to these waters during that time.
At the dive site, you will board the submarine, a technologically advanced air-conditioned vessel that's exceedingly comfortable. It stretches over 65 feet and is equipped with large viewing windows for maximum visibility. Descending through the crystal-clear water, a fascinating world comes into view. Brightly colored exotic fish, moray eels and all sorts of other indigenous species flourish here, and the sights are constantly changing as you cruise along.
After a bit, you will come upon the Brig Carthaginian, a replica of a 19th-century supply vessel. It was intentionally sunk here several years ago and now lies at a depth of 95 feet, where it serves as an artificial reef that attracts countless marine creatures. It's one of the best viewing spots off of Maui, so expect to be mesmerized as your submarine cruises around the ship.
At the conclusion of your submarine ride, you will re-board the Atlantis shuttle boat and motor back to the pier in Lahaina where you will have some free time in this charming town. Lahaina was Hawaii's capital in the early 19th century and was also a booming whaling village in the mid-1800s, an era described by Herman Melville in his classic "Moby Dick." You might want to spend your time in the city's historic district, visiting art galleries, or dining on regional Hawaiian cuisine. Wherever you wander, Lahaina's bustling Front Street makes for a wonderful starting point. Afterwards, you'll rejoin your coach and transfer back to the pier in Kahului.
Please note: There is a very limited amount of walking on this tour; however, participants must be able to negotiate a nearly vertical 7-step ladder without assistance to enter and exit the submarine. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Casual clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Participants must be at least 3-feet tall in order to take part in this tour.