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Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo from Ma'alaea Harbor
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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Imagine swimming in a sunken volcano that teems with thousands of fish, while splashing in crystal clear water. On this Molokini snorkeling tour, cruise out to the crater, before jumping in the crystalline waters and scouring the colorful reef. Make a second stop dependent upon conditions, and search for turtles at Turtle Town or a spot named Coral Gardens. This family-friendly Maui activity is one of the island's most popular, and an unforgettable day of exploring the underwater world.
  • Search for sea turtles and tropical fish
  • Cruise the island's scenic coast
  • Receive onboard instruction and snorkeling gear
  • Continental breakfast and deli lunch included
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Professional, friendly, safety oriented, experienced captain and crew
Continental breakfast, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, juice and fresh fruit
Deli lunch
Ice cold sodas and juice
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Flotation device
Easy stairway in and out of the water
Shady cabin
2 Restrooms
Freshwater showers
Great informative and historical narrative
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Wetsuits and Underwater Cameras available for rent
Hotel pickup and drop-off Not Included or Offered

Departure Point

300 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

6:00AM Check-in // 6:30AM Departure Departure Point: Maalaea Harbor, Slip 87 Address: 300 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA Directions: Meet at Boss Frog's Dive & Surf (Ma'alaea Location) next to Beach Bums

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Vegetarian & Gluten-Free option is available; please advise at time of booking if required.
  • A 48-hour notice is required for cancellation or reschedule.
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum drinking age: 21 years old.
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew!
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All Snorkel Spots Are Determined Daily Weather Permitting. Please Understand and Respect Captain’s Decision on Snorkel Locations – In Your Best Interest.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 66 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Malolo Charters
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is there public parking near the departure point for the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town!?
A:There are two parking lots nearby: the Ocean Center (complimentary) and Harbor Parking (fee)
Mar 2021
Q:
How long is the boat ride to Molokini on the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town?
A:The boat ride is approximately 45 mins to 1 hour in each direction.
Mar 2021
Q:
How much time do we spend snorkeling during the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town?
A:On average, we spend approximately 1-1.5 hours snorkeling.
Mar 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board for the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:Yes - there are two restrooms on board for your convenience.
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:We recommend bringing sunscreen, swimwear, sunglasses, a towel, a camera, and cash/credit card for any additional purchases.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a Vegetarian/Vegan option for lunch on the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town?
A:Yes, but we must know in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food/drink on the Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town! (Ma'alaea Harbor)?
A:Yes, you may bring your own food and drink, however outside alcohol is not permitted.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo from Ma'alaea Harbor.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo from Ma'alaea Harbor.

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Traveler Tips


  • "They offer wet suits, but it only feels cold when you first get in." See review
  • "Food on boat is ok.If the vendor can provide better gear, find a better than this Turtle Town, and make more fun on boat, it will be more attractive." See review
  • "Try to get there early so you can sit upfront." See review

Reviews

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747 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
It was a great...
Merna_A
, Jan 2022
It was a great experience, the crew was nice, the boat is comfortable, they made sure we had time to swim and see everything. Had a lot of fun!
star-2
Crowded and food gross
Hans_B
, Jan 2022
Waaay too crowded. Nowhere comfortable to sit. Food was gross! Snorkeling not great and nothing special.
star-5
Bucketlist checked
Daryl_W
, Jan 2022
After reading various reviews and talking with people that have lived here for awhile I lowered my expectations. Please understand I have never paid to go snorkeling. This is my 10th snorkeling experience in Hawaii but the first from a boat. The best snorkeling is usually within 100 feet of shore but there is no other way to get to the shores of Molokini. I was pleasantly rewarded with: a fabulous crew, great conditions, smooth ride, very good visibility with plenty of colorful fishes and one swimming eel. BONUS we diverted to Coral Gardens which had better visibility than Turtle Town yesterday. More colorful fishes and much better coral of course. BONUS #2 we still had a little time so the captain took his time searching out whales for us. Was great to see so many off in the distance plus one mama & her baby nearby. Unexpected was the school of flying fish. TIP-I recommend this smaller boat for snorkeling. The Calypso and Quicksilver are bigger and pricier but more bumping into each other in the water.
star-4
Sun, fish and whales
Harold_B
, Jan 2022
Staff was very good with getting us all the enjoyment. My only complaint is they need to tell the people where to check in at. Not very good instructions. Boss hogs by the shops. Had no idea and walked all over trying to figure out. But was fun seeing the fishes.
star-5
Great experience
Cimarron_W
, Jan 2022
We had a great time. Captain Tony and crew were fun and informative. We saw lots of colored fish and several sea turtles. The food they provided was good and plenty of it.
star-5
Awesome Turtle Tour
romana_v
, Jan 2022
This tour was awesome! The best part of our tour was swimmimg with the turtles. The water was clear and calm, the crew perfessional and organized, and the snorlking awesome. We loved the tour! The only thing I would change is fewer people.
star-2
I’ve Done Better Snorkeling Solo
Aaron_R
, Jan 2022
I was pretty disappointed in this experience. The snorkeling on the front side of Molokini isn’t anything you can experience elsewhere by renting your own snorkel gear. The staff was okay, I had to ask multiple times for my veggie option meal, and they seemed to really limit you on food (recommend bringing your own snacks). Also, Turtle Town was nothing to rave about. The water is murky and dozens of people are swimming all around you just to get to one honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle). From what I’ve heard from others, go with a tour group that’s smaller and takes you to the backside of the crater so you can see larger sea life.
star-5
child friendly tour
Olgalluliana_c
, Jan 2022
awesome experience, worth every penny. My 5 year old had an amazing time after he got comfortable in the ocean. Staffing was very pleasant and made us feel secure and comfortable.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
The Malolo snorkeling tour to Molokini is perfect for all ages and abilities. The best family activity on Maui!
star-5
Trip was awesome. Crew...
Steven_J
, Jan 2022
Trip was awesome. Crew very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. Just remember to bring your own towels.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Awesome! The Malolo crew is the best. Thank you for sharing your tips and joining us on the snorkeling tour to Molokini.
star-4
Great crew, nice boat, not great snorkeling
Kathryn_H
, Jan 2022
We weee booked on the early cruise on the smaller Molola but the day before we were rerouted to the Calypso. The crew on the Calypso was fantastic. The boat was full—not sure how many but I’d say about 50 people. It didn’t feel terribly crowded on the boat because everyone had their own seat and we even had our own table! We saw several whales including a momma, baby and “escort” who came within 75 feet of the boat. Another whale breached no more than 50 yards from us. I took away a star because of the experience at Molokini. There were way too many people crammed into the small area they allowed us to snorkel in. Since we were positioned in the center of the island there wasn’t much to see there either, so it was confusing as to why we even bothered. The next stop at Coral Gardens (fortunately, high ocean swells kept us from the usual stop) was fabulous, though. Great snorkeling and they allowed us a much bigger area so we could all spread out in the water. We had a great time but I’d skip snorkeling at Molokini unless you can find a smaller boat that takes you to the best part of Molokini. Unfortunately, Coral Gardens is not the normal stop for the Calypso and I’ve not heard great things about “turtle town.”
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Mahalo for joining us aboard the Malolo snorkeling tour to Molokini!

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