Maui: Eco-Friendly Molokini and Turtle Town Tour with Lunch

Maui: Eco-Friendly Molokini and Turtle Town Tour with Lunch

From $138.46 per person

Snorkel with experts at world-famous Molokini reef, plus a second snorkel spot known for green sea turtles and underwater lava arches. Discover an underwater paradise with certified Marine Naturalists.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Molokini, Maui's #1 snorkeling destination
  • Experience the wonder of snorkeling with green sea turtles and hundreds of vibrant fish
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch and refreshments throughout your experience
  • Learn about the reef from professional naturalists, with special Junior Naturalist Programme for kids
Full description
Enjoy a continental breakfast including pastries, fruit and coffee before sailing out to Molokini. Molokini, Maui’s iconic crescent-shaped islet, is a beautiful reef known for its crystal clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish and resting seabirds. A protected marine conservation area, this volcanic crater is only accessible by boat with a certified tour operator and is the #1 snorkeling destination in Maui. Learn about the history and nature of your surroundings and the efforts being made to protect the ocean here.  Snorkel at Molokini and discover a beautiful underwater world. For those who haven't snorkeled before, have the opportunity to partake in learn-to-snorkel instruction on the vessel. Be guided around the reef with professional naturalists and learn about this fascinating world.  Following your time at Molokini head to Turtle Arches and enjoy a bonus snorkel site with its underwater lava formations and frequent turtle sightings.  It's simply impossible to not smile as you watch the green sea turtles swimming so gracefully through the water. keep your eye's open as you never know what you'll see - eels, octopus, an abundance of reef fish. Once your done snorkeling and worked up an appetite, you'll be able to enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of  grilled chicken, burgers and various salads before heading back to Ma'alaea Harbor.
Includes
  • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard
  • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
  • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish identification instruction
  • Junior Naturalist Program for kids
  • Marine wildlife glossy photo card
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch grilled on-board
  • Refreshments
  • Reef-safe sunscreen (4 oz in a fully sustainable tube available for $13 onboard)
  • Wetsuit shirts, available for rental
  • Underwater cameras and binoculars, available for rental
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store located in the Harbor Shops of Ma'alaea (GPS: 192 Ma'alaea Rd., Wailuku, 96793: this will bring you to the main parking lot for the Harbor Shops of Ma'alaea and the Maui Ocean Center). Parking is free. Please allot enough time for parking as it can be limited. Tour check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Kids enjoy a fun and educational experience with our Junior Naturalist program for kids and free guided reef tour
  • To protect the reef environment and promote a healthy ocean, full-face snorkel masks and non-reef safe sunscreen is not allowed on board
  • Child pricing includes one free child age 6 and under per paying adult, each additional child will be charged $58.09 which must be paid upon check-in for your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 120 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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Good experience overall, good service, well organized! Would have liked more marine life and less food service! Also most of the people participating in the echo tours know about wild life and reefs and they don’t need the captain comments regarding « petting zoo »!!! Captain you should refrain on those comments!

April 4, 2021

In March, the conditions were not ideal. The water was very choppy and caused us to cut our time short at Molokini crater. Turtle town was OK, but we did not see any turtles, although others on the trip did. The bouncing and rocking of the boat caused more than half of the passengers to experience sea sickness. The staff/crew were wonderful though! They were all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. If we are here when the weather is better next time, we would definitely try this tour again. We also really liked knowing that the money we spent was going toward conservation, education, and research of whales and other sea life. Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew! I really wished I had cash on me to do so, as they really were great.

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March 9, 2020

Due to the sea and safety we were unable to reach Molokoni, which we found correct. So our rating is for snorkling which was good however the spot with many corals but little marine life. The water was clean and it was very tasty. Also very good the number of whales we saw. Very good comfort too.

January 4, 2020

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