Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure - Pacific Whale Foundation
This new Molokini tour is a small group eco-adventure that travels off the beaten path and includes a sea turtle photo safari, with instruction in underwater photography and the opportunity to participate in sea turtle research. Departing from Maalaea Harbor, the first destination is Molokini, where you can enjoy some relaxed and leisurely snorkeling. Next, cruise around the rugged red rock back wall of Molokini. Seabirds such as wedge-tailed shearwaters and great frigatebirds nest on this islet and are often seen. Then, cruise along the dramatic coast of Makena, past the volcanic shores of the Ahihi Kinau Nature Reserve and La Perouse Bay. Spinner, bottle nose dolphins and manta rays are often seen. Last but not least, stop at Nahuna Point, one of the sites of Pacific Whale Foundation's sea turtle research project. You'll learn about the research techniques that are used to assess the population of turtles in this area, and you'll be invited to help out as they conduct a survey of the sea turtles that are found here.
Operates: Daily with a 6:30 am check in for a pre-boarding continental breakfast. Tour is from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
Departure Point: Check in at 6:30am at the Pacific Whale Foundation store, located in the Ocean Center Shopping Complex in Maalaea. This tour departs from Maalaea Harbor.
Duration: 6 hours.
Equipment: Ocean Explorer - 54 foot power catamaran.
Capacity: 37 passengers.
Start with a tropical continental breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries, prior to boarding.
Deli lunch with pasta salad.
Beverages include island fruit juices, hot Kona coffee, ice cold sodas and juices. After the second snorkel site, enjoy one complimentary drink of beer, wine or a mai tai.
Inclusions: All snorkel gear and flotation devices, a free snorkel lesson, guided reef tour, tropical breakfast, deli lunch and beverages. There is a free Junior Naturalist Program available for the keikis (children). This activity is handicap accessible by walker only. Restrictions may apply.
Exclusions: Wet suit top rentals are available for $10. Bring a towel, cover up, hat, sunglasses, extra cash for souvenirs and a recreational life jacket for children under 30lbs.
Serves Alcohol: There is alcohol that is available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: Participants who use a walker can go on this tour.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
We have a 48 hour cancellation and reschedule policy. Guests must have a valid picture ID to be served alcohol. Pacific Whale Foundation reserves the right to substitute vessels and equipment. The minimum age to participate in this activity is 8 years old. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or individuals with back problems.
No Child Under 7
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- # 51-75 Feet
- # Large Power Catamaran
- # 31-50 People
- # Central Maui
- # Molokini Crater
- # South Shore of Maui
- # Snorkeling
- # 4-6 Hours
- # 6-8 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Walker Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Breakfast
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Alcohol Is Available
- # Moderate
- # Morning
- # Sea
- # No Translation Available
- # 6-8 Year Minimum Age
- # Central Maui
- # Maalaea Harbor
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