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Molokini & Turtle Arches Snorkeling

by Pacific Whale Foundation Duration 5h Features animals Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price was $117 Discount price is $105
Amazing! 4.6/5 Expedia Guest Rating View all 74 Expedia Verified Reviews

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. As you return to the harbor, raise a tropical Mai Tai or a refreshing local beer from Maui Brewing Company to toast to your day of adventure.

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. As you return to the harbor, raise a tropical Mai Tai or a refreshing local beer from Maui Brewing Company to toast to your day of adventure.

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7 AM Cruise

Duration 5h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees The Group Ticket is valid for 1 adult and 1 child 1(age 12 or younger). A ticket is required for any additional children; if this ticket is not purchased at the time of booking, an additional fee will be charged on the day of the tour.
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8 AM Cruise

Duration 5h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees The Group Ticket is valid for 1 adult and 1 child 1(age 12 or younger). A ticket is required for any additional children; if this ticket is not purchased at the time of booking, an additional fee will be charged on the day of the tour.
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per adult Price was $116.12
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It only takes 2 minutes

Molokini & Turtle Arches Snorkeling

Activity Location

Molokini

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Pacific Whale Foundation

    192 Maalaea Rd

    Wailuku


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


Inclusions

  • Guided snorkeling cruise to Molokini and Turtle Arches

  • Snorkel mask, snorkel, and fin rental

  • Snorkeling lesson and naturalist program for kids

  • Flotation devices and reef-safe sunscreen

  • Continental breakfast and barbecue lunch

  • 1 alcoholic beverage per adult plus soft drinks and water

  • Full-color souvenir marine wildlife poster


Know Before You Book

  • The Group Ticket is valid for 1 adult and 1 child 1(age 12 or younger). A ticket is required for any additional children; if this ticket is not purchased at the time of booking, an additional fee will be charged on the day of the tour.

  • If you are 17 or younger, you must have your parent's or guardian's permission.

  • You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • 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.


Molokini & Turtle Arches Snorkeling ratings based on 74 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Amy C

United States

Nov 27, 2017

The company, guide, and tour themselves were well

done — and if you’re interested in seeing plants, waterfalls, ocean, plants, waterfalls (and not very impressive ones), ocean, etc., you’ll enjoy this tour. But we lost interest after only a couple hours. I’m one who loves to explore local shops, foods, arts & crafts, etc., and was disheartened as we passed one adorable roadside stand after another, hoping there’d be more of that on this tour. If you’re not in the best physical condition, the 12 hours spent mostly sitting might be taxing as well. There were only brief chances to walk around, and my husband, who has back issues, was miserable before very long. Again, if this is your thing, you may enjoy it; but if you are looking for more variety rather than repeatedly asking yourself “Is this almost over?” this may not be the tour for you. I will say that our guide/driver, Jessica, was very fun and knowledgeable, and she sure knew how to maneuver those roads, even in pouring rain!

JAIME H

United States

Nov 25, 2017

You need to watch the wind forecast

We canceled the Molokini part of the trip due to winds/currents which was disappointing, but we still did some great snorkeling. The crew was amazing and so friendly. Well worth it.

Carla G

United States

Nov 14, 2017

This was the best

Great crew, Great food, Great equipment! The crew was funny , informative and very very helpful and patience with those needing a little extra TLC. And proceeds go to a great cause ! It's a win win ! Mahalo Pacific Whale Foundation !!