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
Guided snorkeling cruise to Molokini and Turtle Arches
Snorkel mask, snorkel, and fin rental
Snorkeling lesson and naturalist program for kids
Continental breakfast and barbecue lunch
Plus soft drinks, juices and water
FREE Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
Reef safe sunscreen available for purchase on board
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.
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