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, a top snorkeling destination, followed by a swim with the sea turtles at Turtle Arches

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

Turtle Arches is a great snorkeling location with deepwater lava arch formations and where turtles are frequently sighted. You will snorkel under the guidance of experts who will guide 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 (Important for the preservation of the reef’s ecosystem) 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
  • 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 7:00 am
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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- Jul 2018 -

Patsy Johnson-Stewart

Awesome snorkel excursion!! They give you so much knowledge, delicious food, and supply all your gear. The entire crew is so well versed in the islands, waters, and snorkeling itself. They really make sure you get to see what you want safely & explain things you may not have known before! They are funny & silly & so smart. If you're wanting to learn about local sea life, the history of islands, or just have a really fun snorkeling trip I highly recommend going through this company. They are reasonably priced, and well worth your time. Plus all proceeds go to a good cause! What could be better than that!?

- Jul 2018 -

Dan Matteo

One of the best experiences we’ve had in the US. The staff was great - funny, helpful and accommodating. The snorkeling was awesome - saw tons of reefs and wild life. And the food was really good too - banana bread and fresh fruit for breakfast, a BBQ lunch (really good) and a free drink at the end. Plus the guides give you recommendations around the island. Highly recommend.

- Jun 2018 -

Horror Frans

I am so happy I booked my snorkeling trip with pacific whales. This was my first time snorkeling, I am terrified of open water and fish in general. So I knew it would be something that I might end out chickening out about. I jumped in the water and had a major panic attack so I went back on the boat. Well there was nick one of the staff member right there keeping me calm. So anyone would of just not cared but nick finished passing out the noddles to other swimmers and said come on I’m gonna help you. Well took about 10-15 min of his time inside the water with me keeping me calm and teaching me to breath and stay relaxed also having a conversation to keep me talking and thinking about other things and not freaking out again. Well after 10-15 min I was calm and doing it with out freaking out on my own. I know not everyone has panic attacks and it might not be something u would have to deal with but just the way he treated he didn’t want me to loose the opportunity. Nick you rock!!!! And actually the entire staff was no nice and knowledgeable. Loved them all... I will definitely be back and will book with them again.. mohalo pacific whales foundation.

- Jun 2018 -

Brandon Scales

The captain and his crew I really great on the ship. They are all very passionate about their work and educating others about it. The first spot, crater is so-so you see a lot of fish. Second spot a little better nice view and may or may not see turtles.

- Jun 2018 -

Lauretta Kalla

Yes! Amazing we had such an amazing time. Seas were rough, but that’s nothing we have control over. The staff was awesome, knowledgeable, friendly, and kept up entertained throughout the trip. Can’t wait to go back!

- May 2018 -

Jennifer Karim

My family and I did the sunset tour from 530pm-730pm. It was a lovely ride from the start. The crew were so polite and the ukulele player was wonderful. He gave us a bunch of information about the 5 islands that were in view from where our boat was coasting. The food was pretty good for being a heavy appetizer on a boat kind of a deal. It’s good for kids as we took our very excited 4 year old with us and he did great. The boat is safe and plenty of spaces to sit and relax and watch the sunset. Would highly recommend if you are looking to go on a boat ride during your stay. The photos I posted are all different times of the evening and none are color corrected.

- Jun 2018 -

Siddhika Ghaisas

We signed up for a dolphin watch boat with these guys. It was a great experience.. They have a nice boat with a planned 3 hours ride. 3 hours is a sufficient time and they make sure they take you to right places to see dolphins! They also have learned staff on the boat and they give you a great deal of information about dolphins in Maui! Enjoy !!

- Jun 2018 -

Derek Dedora

Went on the whale watch in March of this year had an excellent time! We were lucky enough to see a whale and her calf circle the boat, our kids loved it. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend trying the whale watch if you get a chance!

- 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!

- Apr 2018 -

Brandon Zoras

This is a well organized company. The moment you book you get details such as where to park for free, online booking, email waivers was easy and staff were super friendly at the store. We had 18 people on a boat that holds 90 so it was so nice to spread our. We went near the end of whale season so saw a few whales and one baby that was flipping around on its back. The crew were super nice and knowledgeable. You also got complementary drinks on the boat. It was a nice two hours on the water. The only thing I didn’t care for was when you get off the dock there is a person selling you a photo of you getting on the ship, I guess some people are into that so an ok option for them.