Atlantis Submarines has launched an undersea exploration package that combines the fun of a Maui sub tour with the thrill of snorkeling off Lanai. Offered in conjunction with Maui Adventure Cruises, the Atlantis package provides clients with the opportunity to see and experience marine life around two islands.
During the Atlantis adventure, clients ride in a 65-foot 48-passenger submarine featuring lots of head and legroom and large viewing ports. The vessel explores the waters off the Lahaina coastline, sinking as low as 150 feet , where they can spot marine life of all sizes, shapes and colors. A highlight of the tour is seeing the Carthaginian replica whaling ship, which Atlantis sunk in December 2005 to create an artificial reef and self-sustaining habitat for marine life in the area.
The second tour -- Maui Adventure Cruises’ Lanai Dolphin Adventure -- departs Lahaina Harbor and crosses the channel to Lanai, where the captain chooses snorkel sites that provide the clearest and calmest ocean conditions. Snorkel gear, instructions and safety tips are provided. Dolphins, green sea turtles and manta rays are often encountered. Lunch and other snacks are included, along with a souvenir photo.
Cost for the sub and snorkel package is $159 per adult and $80 per child ages 5-12.