Maui Sumbarine

Frequently Asked Questions

Private charters can be arranged. Please keep in mind that the Reefdancer has 34 seats which is generally enough to hold a school group and chaperones. If you are interested in a charter for your large group, please click on the Contact link and to discuss the arrangements.

Yes! Please click on the Contact link to contact us for more information.

Yes. We recommend the free 3-hour parking lot at the corner of Front and Prison Streets, but there is street parking and a number of pay parking lots in the area as well. You’ll receive a map of the harbor area and nearby parking lots when you purchase your tickets.

Guests should check in right at our booth in Lahaina Harbor. Ignore all the desks trying to sell you timeshares that you may see along the way. We’ll provide you with detailed directions after purchasing your tickets.

Our boat is US Coast Guard certified and has life jackets on board for every passenger. However, the US Coast Guard does not recommend wearing one during the trip unless there is an emergency.

We only allow water in our viewing cabin. Please note that there’s a cooler and cups available.

No, but there is a public bathroom less than 100 yards from our booth at the harbor, and we suggest using this before or after your trip if necessary.

We’ll gladly watch your stroller at the harbor as the Coast Guard does not permit them on board the boat.

The Coast Guard does not permit wheel chairs on the boat, but it’s easy to board and navigate for most people. Boarding involves just a few steps and then there are 9 steps down in the cabin. Please note it’s not a ladder, but more like regular stairs in a house, and there’s a handrail. Feel free to ask our crew for help.

There are no restrictions on pregnant women attending our trips.

Yes! Our guests get some great pictures. Just remember to block your flash or turn it off when you take pictures through the windows so the flash doesn’t reflect back to you.

Maui Semi Submarine

Photo taken by a Reef dancer passenger

Whatever you feel comfortable in. You won’t get wet and the cabin is air conditioned but not cold.

You don’t need to bring much as the trip is easy and fun. But we suggest bringing a camera and perhaps sunscreen with you. Even though you’ll likely be inside our cabin most of the time, many people like to spend time on deck too, especially on the way back. So bring some sun protection if you think you’ll need it.

No! This is a great activity for everybody. We once had five generations of the same family on a tour. Reduced price tickets are available for children ages 6-12 and children 5 and under can attend for free. We only allow one free Wee One ticket per adult. Please note that due to US Coast Guard rules all children are required to have a ticket, even a free Wee One ticket, so please be sure that all members of your group are accounted for.

The weather is very reliable in Lahaina and it almost never rains, so this is not something to really worry about. You spend your time in the protected cabin and out of the rain! The fish don’t know it’s raining. In the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions, the Reefdancer team would make the decision whether to cancel the trip and notify all ticket-holders.

The entire tour is an hour long and while we board inside the harbor, you can start seeing things as soon as we’re outside the harbor. After we get to the reef our divers will perform their show and then we head back. Guests can choose to stay below and look for more wildlife or go up top for great views. 90 minute tours are also offered

Every time we go out it’s different, so we suggest you pick whatever day and time works best for your schedule.
What type of wildlife will we see?
Our trips explore the real underwater world and not an aquarium. We’ll always see the coral, and whatever fish and other creatures are around. Our divers also bring critters right to the window, and we often see turtles and even octupus.

The Reefdancer travels in calm protected waters, so it’s unlikely you’ll get seasick. However, if you are especially prone to motion sickness, you may want to consider taking preventive measures beforehand.

One of the only barrier reefs in Maui is located just about a mile from the harbor along the Lahaina coast. It’s off what’s called Baby Beach, a great beach for the family, but the barrier reef gives us a place for a great underwater view without being near the swimmers.

The Reefdancer is a glass-bottom boat that can seat up to 34 passengers. Guests can sit in the underwater viewing cabin and view the barrier reef and it’s inhabitants or sit up on the top deck and enjoy the beautiful views of Maui from the water.

We highly recommend you purchase tickets in advance, as cruises do sell out. To maximize the chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance! You can purchase tickets with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.