Departs: Daily at 7:00 a.m. from Ma’alaea Harbor
This excursion takes you to Molokini Marine Preserve plus a stop at Turtle Arches, a spectacular reef off of Maui's south coast known for its underwater lava arches and large population of green sea turtles.Trip includes all snorkel gear, flotation devices, with wet suit rentals available, a tropical continental breakfast(fresh pastries, island fruits, juices, and brewed Kona Coffee), lunch(bbq grilled chicken, hot dogs, taro burgers, pasta salad and cookies), sodas, juices, water, up to 3 cocktails per adult(Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine, tropical drinks, and Mai Tais). Book early because this is a very popular tour!
Daily at 8:30 am from Ma’alaea Harbor
Snorkel off the island of Lana’i and watch dolphins in the wild – all in one trip!
For the ultimate in adventure, this exclusive Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventure offers a full day out on the water with two snorkel sites at two different islands.
* Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure
We depart in the morning from Ma'alaea Harbor and head for Molokini. After snorkeling this remarkable mid-ocean reef, we'll cruise around Molokini's rugged red rock back wall. Birdwatchers be ready: we often sight seabirds such as Wedge-tailed shear waters and Great frigate birds that roost here!
And then we'll set off to explore, stopping to view wildlife at sea turtle and dolphin habitats. We'll also choose a reef that offers the clearest and calmest conditions for our second snorkel site. Explore on your own or take part in a guided reef tour led by our knowledgeable naturalist.
Learn tips and techniques for underwater photography during a hands-on photo workshop at sea. You'll also learn how we identify individual sea turtles using photo identification -- we know you'll find it to be fascinating! You'll also learn about research techniques used to assess the population of turtles in this area.
Our Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure is offered on our 54-foot single deck catamaran, Ocean Explorer. With comfortable armchair seats arranged grandstand style on the bow, plus a shaded back deck, shower and onboard bathrooms, Ocean Explorer combines comfort with the thrill of being closer to the water and ocean wildlife. It's U.S. Coast Guard certified for just 49 passengers, but we'll carry just 40 people, so there's plenty of room for everyone.