Shore Excursion Details

Molokini Crater & Turtle Snorkel

Kahului, Maui

Molokini Crater & Turtle Snorkel


  • 7
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

Come aboard as we depart from Ma'alaea Harbor aboard one of our extremely stable, 65 ft., double deck, powered catamarans and head out to our first snorkel site, world-famous Molokini Crater. Maui's iconic crescent-shaped islet is a beautiful reef known for its crystal-clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish and resting seabirds. A protected marine conservation area, this volcanic crater is only accessible by boat with a certified tour operator. You'll snorkel about an hour at Molokini and then head to your second snorkel site, Turtle Arches, with its underwater lava formations and frequent green sea turtle sightings. Your tour will be led by our certified Marine Naturalists who have a love for our oceans and will educate you about what you'll be witnessing throughout your trip. Your adventure includes a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, refreshments, 1 complimentary alcoholic drink (beer, wine, tropical well drinks), snorkeling gear, free reef tour by one of our Marine Naturalists, learn-to-snorkel instruction, fish ID class, Junior Naturalist program for kids, and a free wildlife poster from our Ocean Store once you return to the harbor. Moreover, all profits from this and all Eco-tours are used to fund Pacific Whale Foundations' ongoing research, conservation and education programs aimed at protecting our oceans through science and advocacy. If sea conditions make either Molokini or Turtle Arches unsafe, our captains will utilize their experience to select the best possible alternative sites. Sometimes that may mean snorkeling the entire time at Molokini or substituting the Turtle Arches site for another spot know for green sea turtle populations.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and participants should be in good physical condition and be able to swim. The tour is not recommended to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns; However collapsible wheelchairs under 50 lbs. are permitted as long as guests can walk onto the vessel without assistance. Guests must be put in a fixed seat for departure and the wheelchair will be stored onboard. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Snorkel sites are subject to change depending on wind and sea conditions. All snorkel gear and floatation devices are included. Full Face Snorkel masks are not allowed. Wetsuits may be available for rent. Vessels are cashless and only accepting cash for gratuities. Wetsuit rental, sunscreen purchase and additional drink purchases must be done with credit cards. Snorkeling can be a strenuous activity and is not recommended for those with heart, circulatory, respiratory or other related health issues. Turtle sightings are not guaranteed, subject to sea and weather conditions. Bring a towel, light cover-up, hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes. No drones or outside alcohol allowed. Tour vessel is cashless for purchases. Only credit, debit or digital payment methods with a QR code will be accepted for on board purchases.

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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