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Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor

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Wailuku, United States
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get off the beaten path to explore the wild side of Molokini on this half-day adventure from Maui. The small, crescent-shaped island of Molokini is an extinct volcanic crater with a thriving coral reef, home to more than 250 species of fish and 38 species of coral. Hop aboard a 54-foot, single-deck catamaran and jump in the water for a snorkel at the Turtle Arches reef. Then, cruise around Molokini's rugged, red rock back wall, home to a variety of seabirds. Snorkeling equipment plus a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and refreshments are included.
  • Enjoy a snorkeling adventure from Maui
  • See more than 250 species of fish
  • Get up close with wildlife in their natural environment
  • Snorkeling equipment included
  • Continental breakfast and buffet lunch provided

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This trip takes you to quiet Molokini on a catamaran with a waterslide. 
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Professionally-fitted snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers, flotation device, learn-to-snorkel class, fish ID class, guided reef tour
Continental breakfast: banana bread, assorted pastries and fresh island fruit.
BBQ Lunch: teriyaki marinated chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, corn and bean salad, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Refreshments: sodas, tropical juices and filtered water.
One free child ages 6 and under per paying adult. Children ages 7-12 charged child rate.
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off are not available.
192 Maalaea Rd , 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

PWF retail store in Ma'alaea Harbor Shops next to Maui Ocean Center Aquarium shared parking Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • For each paying adult, 1 child ages 6 and under goes free. All children must be on the order/voucher as they account for a seat.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • To protect the reef environment and in support of the statewide ban on sunscreens, we will no longer allow the use of any non-reef safe sunscreen on board any snorkel eco tours. 4oz Reef safe sunscreen will be available on board for $13
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pacific Whale Foundation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor.
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What is the social distancing policy during Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor.

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  • "Weather plays a huuge factor here, proceed only if you’re okay not seeing what you want." See review
  • "Go on the early trip to beat the other boats." See review
  • "The water is very clear and there are fish to see, however unless you swim close to the rocks, this is very difficult in the rough conditions, you don't see as much." See review

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Honeymoon Adventures
Sarah_H
, May 2022
Made everything really easy, great food for breakfast and lunch, staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
star-4
Best snorkeling is Molokini
Albert_M
, May 2022
Molokini is the place to be We stopped first for the turtles despite the fact that the knew the water was very muddy; a waist of time The staff and the rest was excellent
star-5
Wonderful snorkeling time
Chalermpong_A
, May 2022
This is nonprofit foundation. You can have fun and make a difference for our ocean environment. The staffs are so friendly and helpful. The trip was wonderful. I definitely go back with PWF
star-5
We had a wonderful time. ...
Kristen_V
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time. We were last on Molokini in 1994! Molokini is not to be missed! The crew was wonderful and the boat was clean and well captained! A great trip for couples and families
star-5
Snorkeling trip
Jeffrey_W
, May 2022
Fantastic crew and experience. Lunch was very good as well. Water was amazing and staff was very informative
star-5
Fun & educational tour that gives back into ocean research
Tracy_L
, May 2022
This was a fun and informative excursion. Captain Tisok and his marine naturalists gave us a lot of great information about the geography and marine life on our trip that we found interesting and truly enjoyed. 80% of the cost goes back into research for their non profit organization. We always felt safe and looked after while snorkeling. The food was plentiful and the first alcoholic drink is free, though we did not partake due to mild motion sickness. We were able to explore turtle town first so that we weren't crowded in molokini crater in the early AM. Beautiful reef teeming with life. We didn't see any reef sharks or turtles at molokini but spotted a puffer fish and lots of other fish and coral. We saw couple for turtles and eels at turtle town.
star-5
Wonderful Staff
Prince_T
, May 2022
Staff was professional and pleasant! Very approachable and attentive to passengers when they needed assistance.
star-5
Wonderful fun and informative day.
Joann_R
, May 2022
Floating in water. Staff and the information they gave us about the area. Food was delicious. I would recommend this group to everyone, their work is important.
star-5
Amazing Day at Sea!
Angela_S
, May 2022
The crew was amazing! Very intelligent when telling us about the area, what we were gonna see and how they treated the visitors. Just like new friends. And even when you’re nervous as you are getting acclimated into the water they all talk you through the time as you’re holding onto their boards! So thank you!
star-5
Lovely Experience
Nancy_S
, May 2022
Unexpectedly saw humpback whales and babies, along with dolphins. Nice bonus! Great crew - very attentive and kind. Loved learning new things from the naturalists. Water was clear and lovely for snorkeling. I was a little disappointed in the condition of the coral and the relatively low number of fish. But I’m sure it is better than some other areas.

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