Molokini and Turtle Arches

Why We Love It -  Fun for the whole family! Swim with green sea turtles and experience Maui's top snorkel destination.

Visit Molokini Crater, the top Maui snorkeling destination, followed by a visit to the sea turtles at Turtle Arches 

Molokini is an iconic and stunning crescent-shaped island in Maui. The gorgeous reef is well-known for its clear and clean waters, colorful fish, abundant coral, as well as resting seabirds. As it is a protected conservation region, you can only access the volcanic crater by boat in the presence of a tour operator.

Turtle Arches is the second snorkel site that provides a great snorkeling location with frequent sightings of turtles and deepwater lava formations. You will snorkel under the guidance of experts, guiding you to the best spots. You will also enjoy a continental breakfast and a scrumptious BBQ lunch.

  • Certified marine naturalists onboard
  • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
  • Snorkeling instructions and flotation devices
  • Two snorkel sites
  • Onboard junior naturalist program for kids
  • Reef-safe sunscreen and filtered water available onboard
  • Full-color marine wildlife poster
  • Delicious continental breakfast including assorted pastries, banana bread, fresh island fruits, Maui coffee, and juices
  • Lunch including garden burgers, chicken breasts, hot dogs, veggie salad, potato salad and chocolate chip cookies
  • Beverages include unlimited juice and soda and one alcoholic drink. Alcoholic drinks include beer from the Maui Brewing Company, wine, or cocktails. Extra refills and additional alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
  • Ultra smooth, state-of-the-art and double-deck catamaran (65 feet)
  • Sunbathing areas with a spacious interior cabin
  • Galley with bar and serving area
  • Stainless steel BBQ
  • Freshwater shower,  separate bathrooms for men and women
  • Certified for 149 passengers; we limit to 130
  • Available for rent on board are wet suit shirts, underwater cameras, and binoculars
Time 7:00am
Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure
Duration 5 hours
Location Maalaea

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

Please provide at least 48 hours advance notice for any changes or cancellations. Tours cancelled within 48 hours of departure are charged the full amount.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Alcohol Policy
Alcoholic beverages are limited to three drinks per adult 21+ on our cruises where alcohol is available. Alcoholic beverages on snorkel cruises are served only after the snorkeling portion of the trip has been completed. You must show valid picture ID if you wish to consume any alcohol.

Fine Print
All activities are at your own risk. All reservations are non-refundable and changes are not permitted within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. Check-in is at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. All no-shows are non-refundable. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather, sea state or other exigent circumstances at the discretion of the Captain. Destinations, menus, vessels and equipment subject to change without notice. 

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- Feb 2018 -

Tom Dimond

We had a great day whale watching with an ethical company. We were recommended this company due to their hard work they do outside the tours. The tour is a great way to keep the foundation going and a very enjoyable experience. One of our highlights on Maui. Very informative guide and the boat had plenty of room to view the Wales from every side. If you don’t get sea sick- try to grab a table at the front for the best spot

- Mar 2018 -

Ken Miles

Great place to go whale watching. This is a non profit that puts its funds back into the community. We saw quite a few humpback whales while on our 2 hour excursion and we even saw a baby humpback. The crew was polite, informative and fun. The captain did what he could to minimize the rocking of the boat while putting us in the best position for viewing whales.

- Feb 2018 -

Chris Carlsson

Great company to go whale watching, snorkeling, and dinner cruise. They utilize their profit to do whale research and tracking these beautiful creatures as they return year after year. They have tremendous programs and even have volunteer opportunities from giving time, helping with operation duties, and community events. When you choose how to enjoy your time in Maui, you should help not only our local residents, but our aquatic life as well. Enjoy PWF!

- Jan 2018 -

John Borkenhagen

We did the discount whale watch tour on 1/30/2018. The tour lasts 2hrs. The boat launched at 2PM. We were close to different groups of whales almost the whole time. We saw whales doing every possible stunt, including about two dozen breaches next to the boat. The educated Naturalist guides provided very interesting facts on the hump back whales. It was a great nature experience along with an education. It was fun to watch the excitement from the young children on the boat when they saw the whales. You don't have to get up early to see the whales active like you have to for some other animals. Whales are active anytime. The waters were rough with winds at 15mph. The Naturalist said whales seem to be more active in bad weather for better communication. A down side of the rough weather was that a couple older adults got sick. They were moved to the back of the boat where it does not bounce as much. We decided to take a tour the same day we booked it. We booked on line. There were only a few tickets left, so plan a day ahead if you can. The $33 tickets were discounted 10% for buying on line. A $4.50 fuel surcharge was added. I recommend Molokini and Turtle Arches for whale watching. They have tours out of Lahaina and Maalaea. There tour boats from other businesses watching the same whales. Those boats were not nearly as nice.

- Feb 2018 -

Mike Rolle

The whale watching tours are fun, but I feel there is a major push to embellish every occurrence of a whale sighting. I understand human psyche, but it's almost like a news report, that is "hyped" to get people to feel a certain way. You know what I mean...the sensationalized tickers that read across the bottom of the news screen that serve no other purpose than to keep people watching. It sucks, and it's come to define "journalism" in general, and "news" reporting always. The people are cool and I appreciate what they do, but I say, lose the BS. Enjoy your time and everyone else will hopefully enjoy it too, You can't make people happy by "hyping" everything up. I, as well as most humans should understand that whales don't act on command in the wild. What you experience is to be enjoyed with the understanding that it may be great, or not much may be seen. Let's be real...

- Mar 2018 -

Tracy Johnston

My family very much enjoyed our whale sighting trip. The crew was fun and very informative. They found whales quickly. We were able to see multiple whales (2 different species even) as well as dolphins. I really enjoyed that they put the sonar equipment in the water so we could hear them communicating. Great trip!

- Feb 2018 -

Arielle Sabio

Such a wonderful time for these first time whale watchers. Our boat narrator Dan was super informative and fun, with the help of another crew member Annie on the Spirit boat. We were lucky enough to see a few whales breach, dive and even a couple of whales swim directly under our boat. Dan and Annie told us several whale facts as well. Would highly recommend the Molokini and Turtle Arches because it was a great time and especially because the money you spend helps to fund their nonprofit work.

- Mar 2018 -

maliha hossain

We went on a tour with them in spring and saw male humpback whales "competing"for a mate. My husband was able to get a video of them underwater as well with his camera. We saw some dolphins too. There were about 3 more boats from other companies in the water with us but our captain was the best because she stayed abreast with the whales the whole time, giving us great views, and it seemed like the other boats we're following her to find the whales.

- Jan 2018 -


The tour was great. I have been on a number of whale watching tours and this one was one of the best. The pontoon boat held about 18 people so that was nice. The guide and captain were both very knowledgeable and helpful. We seen many hump back whales including calves. Educational and fun.

- Jan 2018 -

Ty B

Went with them for a dinner cruise. For the money it was worth it. The boat essentially went south from the harbor about a mile or two out. It turns around and comes back after dark. Did I mention its all you can drink. They encourage drinking as much as you want and they won't cut you off unless you fall overboard. The boat was nice and we got a seat on the second level. We were lucky to have a friendly couple to chat with as well. The food was alright, nothing amazing, but definitely nothing wrong with it. It is just difficult to find a caterer who can feed a lot of people with hot food at amazing quality. They were above average but I am picky! Staff was very nice and upbeat.