Just beneath the crystal clear, aquamarine waters of Maui, you’ll find a thriving cornucopia of sea life. Some of our most interesting locals are just off our shores, like hogfish, filefish, moray eels, trigger fish, wrasse, groupers, cornetfish, seahorses, angelfish, flounder, frogfish, tangs, sand perch, tiger sharks, barracuda, sea turtles, emperor fish, manta rays, snappers, puffers, and so many more. Snorkeling in Maui is an absolute must for visitors of all ages, but you also need to take care of your vacation budget. Hawaii isn’t known for being cheap, but the savvy vacationer can still have an amazing time in Maui on a tight budget. Here are five ways to save on snorkeling adventures:

• Compare tour companies

The simplest way to find the cheapest snorkeling tour company in Maui is to ask. A quick Google search will give you a list of multiple tour companies in your area. Pick up the phone and ask them about their pricing. Ask if they have discounted times or days. Be careful. The saying, “You get what you pay for” exists for a reason. Before booking with the cheapest snorkeling tour you can find, check their reviews and make sure you are working with a legitimate company.

• Go in the off season

Summer and winter are the busiest seasons in Hawaii when snorkeling tour companies have plenty of business. However, in the spring and fall they may be looking to book tours and willing to lower their prices. The weather is gorgeous in Hawaii all year round, so you can still have a magnificent time in the off season and enjoy the lower prices.

• Bring a group

Many snorkeling tour companies in Maui offer group discounts. If you are visiting Maui as part of a work trip, a family reunion, or a larger group of friends or families, get everyone on board to go snorkeling together. Don’t be shy about asking a tour company if you can get a group discount.

• Find coupons

Tour companies will regularly do promotions or post coupons for snorkeling tours, especially during the off season. Newer companies may also advertise promotions on places like Groupon. If you aren’t picky about which company you go snorkeling with, take full advantage of coupons and promotions. Again, just check the reviews for the companies to ensure that you are working with professionals.

• Ask the concierge

Most of the hotels and accommodation rental companies (like Ali’I Resorts) have relationships with local tour companies. Oftentimes they can get discounted pricing for their guest. Ask the concierge or your booking agent if they can recommend a local snorkeling tour company and if you can get a discount. You may be pleasantly surprised! At Ali’I Resorts, we are always willing to help our customers plan fun activities in Maui that fit their budget. Give us a call today 866-572-2664.