Water activity

Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters

Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters

From US$ 89.95 per person

Cruise to Lahaina Turtle Town and spot Hawaiian green sea turtles and brightly colored tropical fish on this snorkel cruise. During whale season view humpback whales in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Take in panoramic views of the west Maui mountains, Lanai, and Molokai
  • Snorkel at Turtle Town Lahaina and discover the home of dozens of sea turtles
  • See nenue (lowfin chubs), goatfish, octopus, black durgon, and frogfish
  • See humpback whales swimming in their natural habitat during whale season
  • Hear about the fascinating behavior of humpback whales and their place in Hawaii
Full description

Spot Hawaii's native marine life in its natural habitat on a snorkel cruise to Turtle Town from Lahaina. Swim past green sea turtles, Moorish idols, and even humpback whales. For beginners, there is an onboard snorkel demonstration before you set out. Enjoy an onboard lunch and drinks.

Set sail from Lahaina Harbor towards Turtle Town, aka Mala Wharf (if weather conditions allow). In 1992, a powerful hurricane destroyed Mala Pier. The surviving posts have created an artificial reef and sanctuary where corals and other marine life thrive. Spot Moorish idols, green sea turtles, and saddle wrasse while snorkeling here. If snorkel conditions are not ideal at Turtle Town a.k.a. Mala Wharf, cruise to one of the other premier westside snorkel locations such as Honolua Bay, Airport Beach, or Launiupoko. All of these locations offer an excellent opportunity to see Hawaiian green sea turtles, brightly colored tropical fish, and beautiful coral reef formations. During the whale season (December to April), observe humpback whales as they enjoy the warm Hawaiian waters. This tour segment will include expert narration about the whales and provide a play-by-play commentary of the whales' behavior as you view them.

  • Lunch (hot dogs, chips, and a chocolate chip cookie)
  • Veggie wrap (avocado, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and onion)
  • Water, soda, juice, coffee, and/or tea
  • Captain and crew
  • Snorkeling 101 tutorial
  • Snorkel gear
  • Flotation devices
  • Whale watch (December to April)
  • 2 restrooms
  • Access to 2 showers
  • 2nd deck jumping platform
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase, $3 each)
  • Wetsuits (available to rent for $10 per person)
  • Underwater cameras (available to rent for $75 each)
  • Dramamine (available to purchase)
  • Parking fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Main Loading Dock at Lahaina Harbor to fill out a safety waiver and check in. Please give yourself extra time to find parking. Mandatory check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Drinks

Know before you go

  • The whale-watching season runs from December to April
  • 24-hour cancellation policy to receive a full refund/reschedule
  • Dietary restrictions must be noted at booking to reserve meals (Vegetarian, Kosher, etc.)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Snorkel spots are determined daily by the captain based on weather, swell, and snorkel conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 265 reviews

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super fun and super amazing. the staff were all friendly and kind, too! since the boat is pretty big, it can go over big waves easily. we did not need any motion sick medicine, so that was nice. we wish they had told us what we were having for lunch. we were not big fan of hotdogs.

July 23, 2022

My granddaughter got stung by a lot of jellyfish and they did not have vinegar on hand. They did get her to the boat quickly but were a little slow to get her ice. Loved that they had life guards in the water with us and lots of equipment. Boat was nice and lunch.

July 19, 2022

Me and my husband were on our honeymoon and did this experience and even though we both got stung by jellyfish we would do it again. It was fun all the crew treated us really well and even went out of there way so we could see dolphins. I would highly recommend them if your visiting.

July 13, 2022

Product ID: 398423