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Molokini & Turtle Arches Snorkeling

By Pacific Whale Foundation
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Highlights

  • Opportunity to snorkel in the world-famous Molokini crater

  • Up-close encounters with green sea turtles at Turtle Arches

  • Continental breakfast & barbecue lunch served onboard

  • Hassle-free, complimentary parking at Ma'alaea Harbor Shops

  • Fascinating snorkeling class conducted by naturalist guides

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided snorkeling cruise to Molokini and Turtle Arches

  • What's included

    Snorkel mask, snorkel, and fin rental

  • What's included

    Snorkeling lesson and naturalist program for kids

  • What's included

    Continental breakfast and barbecue lunch

  • What's included

    Plus soft drinks, juices and water

  • What's included

    FREE Marine Wildlife oversize postcards

  • What's excluded

    Reef safe sunscreen available for purchase on board

Know Before You Book

  • Family option tickets are valid for 1 adult and 1 child (age 12 or younger). If there is more than 1 child in your party, you must book tickets for each additional child.

  • Wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, and binoculars are available to rent for a surcharge, payable directly to the supplier on the day of the activity.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure time.

  • Reef safe sunscreen 4oz bottles available for purchase on board

  • Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Any food allergies must be called in directly to Pacific Whale Foundation 48 hours prior to tour

What you can expect

Snorkel the world-famous dive site of Molokini crater before heading to Turtle Arches, known for its large population of resident green sea turtles. An early departure means that you reach this world-famous snorkeling destination before it gets busy, letting you have the serenity of the underwater world all to yourself.

On your way to the crescent-shaped volcanic crater, listen as your naturalist guide conducts a snorkeling class for beginners and discusses the delicate ecology of the area. As you cruise across the sea, enjoy a tropical continental breakfast featuring sumptuous baked pastries, local island fruits, juices, and freshly brewed Kona or Maui coffee.

When you arrive, glide down the onboard slide for an easy and exciting plunge into the ocean, or simply walk down the stairs into the warm water. Once below the waves, check out exotic creatures like the triggerfish, parrotfish, and raccoon butterflyfish as they dart past you with marvelous arrays of colors sparkling in the filtered sunlight.

From there, cruise across to Turtle Arches to swim among gentle green sea turtles as they drift through fascinating underwater lava arches. Warm up on deck as your savor a barbecue lunch with grilled chicken, hot dogs, and veggie burgers, all served on fresh rolls with all the dressings and condiments.

Pacific Whale Foundation advocates for the use of protective clothing and reef-safe sunscreen to help protect fragile coral reefs and to promote a healthy ocean environment. We support the statewide ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate and, beginning November 2019, we are moving from encouragement to enforcement and instituting our own ban onboard PWF vessels of sunscreens containing: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, avobenzine, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate in order to alleviate any additional stress on the coral reefs. When buying sunscreen, it is important to read the ingredient list, as the term “reef safe” is not regulated and can be used as a marketing device. Choose sunscreen that is non-nano zinc oxide based. Mahalo for helping us protect the ocean.

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  • Molokini Hawaii

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Pacific Whale Foundation
  • 192 Maalaea Rd
  • Wailuku Hawaii
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