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Molokini Wild Side: Snorkel And Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor provided by PacWhale Eco-Adventures

Molokini Wild Side: Snorkel And Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor

Molokini Wild Side: Snorkel And Cruise from Ma'alaea Harbor
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Dive into the underwater landscapes off the coast of Maui on this snorkeling tour that departs from Molokini. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, the tour features live commentary about the area’s marine life and supervised snorkeling sessions in locations often unseen by visitors. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the itinerary while you take in frame-worthy views from the catamaran.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Snorkel in natural habitats off the beaten path
Naturalist guide offers little-known facts about the area’s ecology
Catamaran ride offers panoramic views of the coast and ocean
Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and equipment provided
What to expect
This small group eco-adventure travels off the beaten path to the wild side of Molokini. It includes an opportunity to visit one or more reefs where sea turtles are plentiful to observe these fascinating marine reptiles. This cruise is led by a team of certified Marine Naturalists and U.S. Coast Guard certified captain. It's based on our decades of marine research, including an extensive study of Molokini's fish, corals and wildlife. This tour departs in the morning from Ma'alaea Harbor and rally doesn't have a set itinerary.  Depending on conditions, they will often head first down towards La Peruse Bay in search of wild dolphins before heading to Molokini. After snorkeling this remarkable mid-ocean reef, you'll cruise around Molokini's rugged red rock back wall. If ideal conditions exist, you may have the opportunity to do a free float snorkel off of the back wall of the crater.  Birdwatchers alsobe ready: you'll often sight seabirds such as wedge-tailed shearwaters and great frigatebirds that roost here! And then you'll set off to explore, stopping to view wildlife and snorkel at one or two sea turtle habitats. Explore on your own or take part in a guided reef tour led by our knowledgeable naturalist.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15807P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • Beverages • Bottled water • Buffet lunch • Continental breakfast • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop off services are not available. • 4oz Reef safe sunscreen will be available on board for $13
Duration
6h
Departure details
192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA Check-in 60 minutes prior to departure time for continental breakfast at our Pacific Whale Foundation store in Ma'alaea harbor shops, next Maui Ocean Center Aquarium
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Fuel surcharge • Beverages • Bottled water • Buffet lunch • Continental breakfast • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop off services are not available. • 4oz Reef safe sunscreen will be available on board for $13
Departure details
192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA Check-in 60 minutes prior to departure time for continental breakfast at our Pacific Whale Foundation store in Ma'alaea harbor shops, next Maui Ocean Center Aquarium
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Please check in 60 minutes prior to your departure for continental breakfast served prior to boarding
To protect the reef environment and in support of the statewide ban on sunscreens, we will no longer allow the use of any non-reef safe sunscreen on board any snorkel eco tours. 4oz Reef safe sunscreen will be available on board for $13
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
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jcerva226427
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
What a great experience!
Jul 2021 • Family
My family and I took this tour yesterday 7/29/21. We loved every moment of it. The crew was amazing and so attentive to all of our needs. We got to go to 5 different swimming locations and enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you guys for a wonderful time!
Written 31 July 2021
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Aloha. We love to hear that we could help to provide your family with a comfortable and memorable experience witnessing the beautiful sea life! Mahalo.
Written 2 August 2021
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321jamief
Tupelo, Mississippi18 contributions
Adult family trip
Jul 2021 • Family
There was not a single thing to change on this excursion!
From breakfast to the educational tidbits, pointers, genuine love for what the crew was doing.... our whole group had an amazing time.
There was a lot of wind on the day we went out...but we did everything we were looking forward to; and our captain took the time to make sure we were safe and still getting what we paid for. Amazing.
I would do this particular tour again and again!
Yea for PacWhale!
(And lunch was AWESOME!)
Please tip the crew!
Written 23 July 2021
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Aloha Jamie. We are so happy to hear that you were pleased with your experience on our snorkeling ecotour. Mahalo for taking the time to leave a review!
Written 28 July 2021
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rociopenana
1 contribution
Highly recommended
Jul 2021 • Friends
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who loves snorkeling and wants to have a good day in the water. The crew was super nice and you could tell that they make an effort for everyone to have a good time. We were pretty lucky with the weather conditions and got to do a lot of snorkeling but these people are always super cautious of your safety, which is pretty important. At the end, they give a pretty good lunch, GREAT pull pork btw. I would definitively say that it was an experience in which I felt that I made good use of my time and money.
Written 20 July 2021
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Aloha. Our crew works hard to help you create lasting memories, and we want to say a warm mahalo for taking the time to leave us such a kind review!
Written 28 July 2021
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Paulina H
Seaside, OR4 contributions
Everything is great!
Jun 2021 • Family
Everything!! The service is really good. They are so organized and the experience is great. Is the second time we get this package when we come to visit Maui. And I will do it again.
Written 20 June 2021
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Aloha. We love to hear that you had such an enjoyable time on your ecotour with us. Mahalo and we hope to see you again soon!
Written 25 June 2021
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J M
1 contribution
A must do in Maui!
Jun 2021 • Family
Great crew and awesome snorkeling. Smaller group on board so didn’t feel crowded at all. Very friendly staff and accommodating. Saw turtles and all sorts of fish.
Written 8 June 2021
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Thomas H
Eau Claire, WI2 contributions
Great snorkel and marine life tour!
Took the tour to Molokini Crater (snorkeled front AND back). Saw green sea turtles, whales and dolphins. Marine biologists who made up the crew were courteous and friendly and very informative of what we were seeing and the behavior of the marine life we saw. On board lunch was baked right there and beverages served at end of tour. Excursion lasted just long enough (7:30am-1:30pm) to see and do what we wanted yet left time for us to enjoy other ocean adventures and fun!
Would definitely go again!
Written 1 April 2021
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John G
It's so wonderful to hear that your had a wonderful experience on our Molokini Wild Side snorkel adventure and were treated to some dolphins and whales as an added bonus. We thank you for your support and will hope to see you again.
Written 5 April 2021
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406kristenn
2 contributions
Best on island
Living in Maui, I have taken many (many, many, many) snorkel and whale watch tours over the years. The PacWhale Wild-side snorkel was by far the best experience and value to date. The staff- Makayla, T and Captain Aron, were so helpful, curious and knowledgeable! They took advantage of the perfect conditions and took us to explore parts of the shoreline no other tour company had.

They provided a truly unique experience well away from the usual crowds at monokini (we were the only boat there!) Thank you all so much for a perfect day!
Written 9 February 2021
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John G
Mahalo for coming out with us on our Molokini Wild Side small group snorkel cruise. We're so glad to hear that you found it a unique and rewarding experience and appreciate your kind review. You stay safe and healthy and we'll hope to have you out with us again.
Written 10 February 2021
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Renae S
32 contributions
Fantastic experience
Had another great experience with PWF. The naturalists on board on phenomenal! Great snorkeling, whale watching, lunch.
Written 10 March 2020
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Thank you so much for choosing to come out with us on your snorkeling ecotour and providing your feedback. Mahalo for joining our crew!
Written 11 March 2020
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Miguel L
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Wonderful snorkel cruise
Jun 2019
Pacific Whale Foundation is the best. My wife and I highly recommend any of their cruises, particularly whale watching or molokini.
Written 9 February 2020
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Aloha. We love to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review!
Written 10 February 2020
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Sierra S
1 contribution
Amazing captain and crew made the experiace
Jan 2020
Our Captain Callen, along with the crew Emily and Laura made the already amazing experiance just that much better. We were able to go swim with the turtles, whale watch between destinations and see thousands of beautiful fish. The crew paid special attention to everyone ensuring all guests were able to see some of the amazing marine life this beautiful ocean has to offer. They took care to point out turtles, unique shells, and interesting fish for everyone to take home a special memory of Maui.They changed the normal roation of activities due to good weather and managed to get us to be the only snorkling group at every stop we made. All emplpyee's combined knoweldge and obvious passions for marine education and conservation made the experiance exciting and memerable.
Written 21 January 2020
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Aloha. We love to hear that you enjoyed your snorkeling ecotour with us. Mahalo for your review.
Written 22 January 2020
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