As Captain Dave put it, this is NOT JUST a snorkel trip... it's an ADVENTURE! This was by far the BEST thing my husband and I did while on the island! Seeing shipwreck beach, hearing about the Lanai legends, three different snorkel spots, and being driven into the mouth of a cave, were just some of the highlights! Captain Dave is hilarious and yes, crazy! :) But I never once felt like he wasn't capable of the things he was doing. I felt totally safe in his and Eric's hands. While we didn't get to see any dolphins (must not have been the dolphins' day), for my first snorkeling experience, it was more than I could have ever dreamed! I was unable to find the same snorkeling in any of the other places I went to on Maui. We didn't have to deal with any other people from other excursions, nor did we have to deal with any people just snorkeling off the beach, like I encountered at other beaches on Maui, during my own snorkeling adventures. Instead, my husband and I got to share each snorkel spot with only 30 other people. The boat reminds me of a river jet boat in the way that it handles the water and maneuvers through the channels. Oh, and be prepared to get a couple of extra hours than you originally planned... Don't go on this trip with a time frame in mind! Plan on the whole day because you will be out there the whole day anyway! :) Our 5-6 hour trip turned into 8.5! And no, Captain Dave didn't charge us extra! :)
If you are a stick in the mud and not ready to have a wild, crazy, fun time, skip this trip. However, if you are ready for the time of your life, amazing scenery, fantastic snorkeling, rockin' music, and a fun and happy go lucky crew, it is totally and completely worth the money!