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Molokini and Turtle Arches - Pacific Whale Foundation

Tour Highlights:
  • Snorkel Molokini reef AND a 2nd snorkel 'green sea turtle'  and underwater lava arches spot
  • Crystal clear water, lots of coral, colorful fish, sea birds
  • Kids 12 & under go FREE (1 paying adult)
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
  • Continental breakfast 
  • Lunch grilled on-board
  • Beer, wine, Mai Tais, soda, water and juices
  • Snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
  • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish i.d. class
  • Certified Marine Naturalists on-board
  • Morning Maalaea departure
  • Only Reef Safe Sunscreen is permitted. See restrictions for details.
  • No full face snorkel masks allowed
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Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

Snorkel the world famous reef at Molokini Marine Preserve and also snorkel Turtle Arches where green sea turtles swim amid underwater lava arches. Expert naturalists will guide you and they also offer free learn to snorkel classes for beginners.
Guests with walkers please let an agent know at your time of reservation so that we can best accommodate you.
Operates: 7:00am, 8:00am., 8:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 7:00am, 8:00am Sunday and Monday.
Departure Point: Check in 45 minutes prior at the Pacific Whale Foundation store, located GPS: 192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku. The complimentary parking shared lot with Maui Ocean Center Aquarium, The main entrance to the Ma'alaea Harbor Shops and To Pacific Whale Foundatio
Duration: 5 hours.
Equipment: Ocean Odyssey and Ocean Voyager are 65 foot double deck power catamarans. During Dry Dock in 2018 Ocean Voyager - 65 foot double deck power catamaran will be operating.
Capacity: 110 passengers.
Continental Breakfast

Tropical fresh fruit, Muffins and Bagels with cream cheese.
BBQ Lunch
Grilled Chicken breast, Hot dogs and Veggie burgers served on rolls with lettuce,
tomato and sprouts with a side of pasta.
Unlimited soda, island fruit juices and hot Kona coffee.

Inclusions: Guide, all necessary safety, snorkel gear and flotation devices, snorkel lesson and guided reef tour, junior naturalist program for the keiki's (children), continental breakfast, BBQ lunch and beverages.
Exclusions: Bring a towel, cover up, hat and sunglasses, extra cash for souvenirs and a recreational life jacket for kids 30lbs and less.

Reef-safe Sunscreen Only: To protect the reef environment, starting NOVEMBER 1ST PWF will no longer allow the use of any non-reef safe sunscreen on board any snorkel eco tours (available for purchase on board). No sunscreens containing: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, avobenzine, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate in order to alleviate any additional stress on the coral reefs. When buying sunscreen, it is important to read the ingredient list, as the term “reef safe” is not regulated and can be used as a marketing device. Choose a sunscreen that is non-nano zinc oxide based.

Snorkel Mask Safety: Does not allow the use of any full-face snorkel masks on the snorkel eco-tours until more research is done with these masks.

Vessel provided: The Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to substitute vessels and equipment.

Alcohol consumption: Guests must have a valid picture ID to be served alcohol. The Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to substitute vessels and equipment.

Cancellation Policy: This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
Pride of America Cruise Ship: Pacific Whale Foundation Tours will not pick up cruise ship passengers at the cruise ship dock. These Molokini tours can be reached via a taxi or Tom Barefoot's Tours could arrange for a rental car shuttle to pick you up directly at the dock. PWF trips can be organized for the Monday of your cruise ship schedule. Please book well in advance to assure availability.

There have been 18 reviews written about the Molokini and Turtle Arches with Pacific Whale Foundation.

Average Product Rating: 4.7 / 5

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Michael Sean

Great trip with Pacific Whale Foundation this weekend, the outstanding part of this trip was the crew ! extremely attentive to the passengers safety. even though the conditions were less than ideal for snorkeling the crew did a fantastic job. I would strongly recomend this trip for families and people of all levels of skill in the water. we saw a pod of doplhin turtles and loads of exotic fish, and had a great lunch.

Roxana Mihet
I booked this tour in mid-June 2015, and I travel on my own (F, 26 Yrs). It was amazing and I can only praise the staff. The boat was big, I made friends with some other turists visiting Maui. They explained how to snorkel without getting afraid, or swallowing water. The world underneath was FANTASTIC!!! Amazing reef, colorful fish, vegetation. It was exquisite. The staff was nearby IN THE WATER, helping people. I initially stayed by their floaters, and then I ventured on my own. They kept an eye on everybody and constantly asked if we were doing well. Definitely recommend this trip to Molokini.

Erin Foltz
We had an amazing time, great staff, great experience. We felt very safe and the food/drinks were good too. All around a wonderful trip!

Skipper Hamm
Had a really good time.

Alicia Carter
We didn't receive a picture of our trip. It would have been nice to get a family picture.

Jonathon Stewart
We've done a total of three snorkeling tours with Pacific Whale Foundation and have had a great time on every tour. The prices are comparable to other budget-friendly snorkel tours and we love to support the organization. The crew does a great job making you feel welcome from check in to exiting the ship. Each time I've learned so much about Maui and the sea life that surrounds it. The Molokin trip is definitely a must do! We've been twice and really enjoyed it. The reef is still pretty much intact and attracts are diverse set of fish. The first time we even spotted an octopus!

Becky Wallace
Nice large boat had plenty of knowledgeable staff. Left fair close to on time, and the snorkeling was great. The keiki naturalist time was a nice addition on the return trip, and food was pretty good for boat food. We had 130 on the boat, but didn't feel too crowded. Would book again to help the PWF and their non profit conservation.

Gary Hofmann
The people working for Pacific Whale Foundation are very pleasant and committed to the ocean. However the boat was overcrowded and the number of snorkelers at Molokini was insane.

gayle scarmardo
The captain chose not to dive at Molokini due to choppy water. It was a disappointing day of diving but a very good call regarding the safety of the passengers.

Deborah Choate
Trip was the best we've taken anywhere. Crew members were knowledgeable plesant and service was great.

Charles Kramer
Great customer service and enjoyed the educational talks on reefs, ocean life, environment, etc.

William G
This is my 3rd time snorkeling and by far the best. The staff was great! They had a quick lesson if you were a first time snorkeler or if you haven't done it in awhile. They had their crew on surf boards in the water with us to help if anyone had problems. We saw a couple of turtles and some beautiful fish! The staff is what made this excursion so good!!

DeeDee Gollin
Very, very nice trip. Staff were very helpful with all aspects of the trip. They did a great job educating us on various aspects of the ocean. Great lunch, very nice staff and fun trip!

Heidi S
We had the best time on this excursion. We highly recommend it. Tom's Barefoot Tours suggested it and we enjoyed the day immensely. The boat ride was beautiful and the crew took good care of its passengers with great food, drinks, and service. The snorkel location was ideal since the first stop was right at Molikini Island to see beautiful colorful fish and coral, and the next stop was around the island to see many large turtles. On the ride back to shore, we saw several dolphin swimming/jumping right next to the boat. This organization does great work and makes this trip informative and fun. Thank you!

katie won
This trip couldn't have been better. The staff were kind and very helpful. Molokini snorkeling trip was awesome. Got to see a lot of fish and turtles. I would recommend PWF to my friends and family.

Marc M
We went on the Molokini and Turtle Arches tour last week and it was excellent! Pacific Whale Foundation and staff were great.  We took the 7AM tour and were the second boat at Molokini so we got to snorkel before it got crowded. The food on the boat was good and the staff took great care of everyone. My daughters loved the educational aspect from PWF and all the talk about marine life, oceans, and the environment.  We swam with 2 different turtles and Turtle Arches to highlight a great day on Maui!

Janine Lauritzen
What a great trip. I have to use a walker. The e tire crew was pleasant,
professional and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure all my needs
were met. We had a great time and enjoyed the trip immensely.

Jeanne Hlavka
Great tour!

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