Pacific Whale Foundation Molokini & Turtle Arches Morning Snorkel Trip | Special $169.95 & Kids 0-4 Free!

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Pacific Whale Foundation’s Molokini Crater & Turtle Arches Snorkeling Tours

Come cruise with Pacific Whale Foundation aboard their luxury double-decker catamaran touring two spectacular sites, world-famous Molokini Crater & Turtle Arches snorkel sites!

Molokini is breathtaking! Not only is it the coolest snorkel site in Hawaii it is also listed among one of the top snorkel spots in the world!  Molokini is our iconic crescent-shaped islet.  Molokini’s spectacular reef is known for its crystal clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish, and resting variety of incredible seabirds, like the black-footed booby who fly thousands of miles to be there!

This is a fantastic trip for adults and kids alike. Have fun exploring Maui’s world-famous Molokini crater with over 250 unique species of reef fish and abundant marine life. As if that is not enough, they will also include a second snorkel spot at reef known for abundant Hawaiian Green Sea turtles and underwater lava arches.  There are many  Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles here in Maui’s waters and they are used to inquisitive snorkelers.  You will likely snorkel with many of these gentle giants at Turtle Arches.

Departs: 7:00 am daily

Check-in time: 6:15 am

Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store & Logo Shop, Ma’alaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. Park in Maui Ocean Center Aquarium.

Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)

Location: Meet at Harbor Shops in Ma’alaea Harbor

GPS Address: 101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793

Included in the trip:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and Free Bar including beer wine and Mai Tais.
  • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
  • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish i.d. cards
  • Two snorkel sites, Molokini & Turtle Arches
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Full-color marine wildlife poster


  • Continental breakfast: banana bread, assorted pastries, fresh island fruit, juice, Maui coffee
  • Lunch, your choice of grilled chicken sandwichs, taro burgers, or Maui hot dogs. Sides: potato salad, veggie salad, chocolate chip cookies
  • Refreshments: unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus one complimentary alcoholic beverage including Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (additional adult beverages and refills available for purchase)

Available to rent onboard: binoculars, underwater camera, wetsuit shirts


  • Slides and stairs to easily enter and exit the water
  • Lifeguard in the water
  • Floatation devices available

What to expect:

You will check-in at the Ocean Store in Maalaea Harbor by the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium parking lot, which is located in the center of Maui and is the most central harbor on the island.

The crew provides breakfast a spread for the boat ride from Maalaea Harbor out to Molokini including muffins, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, juice, and fresh fruit.

From mid-November to mid-April you can watch Humpback Whales while you enjoy your breakfast and coffee.

On the way to Molokini Crater, the crew will come around with top quality snorkel gear and fins for everyone. If you have your own gear, or if you rented gear from us you can bring it along with you. The crew also offers snorkel instruction to new snorkelers and those wanting a bit of a refresher.

When the boat approaches Molokini Crater get your camera ready because you will be absolutely stunned by the beauty. Molokini Crater is the best snorkel site in all of the Hawaiian Islands and has been a marine preserve conservation zone since the 1970’s. The water clarity is consistently a mind-boggling 150 feet. The water is warm, protected and calm as the shape of the crater naturally blocks currents and waves. You can see schools of colorful fish and huge reef formations as you peer into the water before you even get off the boat.

You will have over an hour to explore one of the top snorkel sites on earth in a safe and welcoming environment.  Pacific Whale Foundation puts two crew members on the water to act as life guards while you snorkel. After you are done snorkeling you will love the warm freshwater showers.

The crew prepares a beautiful lunch spread as the boat takes you to the second snorkel site where you will swim with the amazing Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles! Turtle Arches is home to dozens of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. They have interacted with thousands of visitors and are not scared of snorkelers. Turtle Arches is located in the Makena area of Maui and is a stunning snorkeling site for coral and abundant fish but the star of the show here are the huge friendly Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Get your camera ready because I don’t care who you are, it is really cool to get a selfie snorkeling with a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle!

This is one of my favorite companies on Maui. They have an amazingly enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew. On my most recent trip, I saw an eel and an octopus! ~Mark Noble, Owner

*All snorkel spots are visited weather permitting. If Molokini snorkeling conditions are less than ideal, Coral Gardens off the west side of Maui is usually the Captain’s next choice.

Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ma’alaea

Check-in at the Ocean Store in Maalaea Harbor by the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium parking lot.

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