This flexible adventure also includes a visit to a second snorkeling destination, like Turtle Arches, and you will get to cruise along the coastline of Maui. You will enjoy a continental breakfast and sumptuous lunch prepared onboard.
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Check-in is 60 minutes prior to departure
48 hours advance notice is required for any changes or cancellations. Cancellations made within 48 hours of check-in time will be charged 100%.
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.
As an intermediate to advanced snorkel adventure, this trip is not recommended for non-swimmers, pregnant women, people with heart conditions, or anyone with neck, back or knee problems. Children under 7 are not permitted.
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.
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.
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.
Great store with great prices. Non-profit organization that helps marine wildlife protection and research so your money is going to a worthwhile cause. The trips to turtle island and molokini are fun and informative. Worth every second!
During our trip to Maui we took the Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure charter to see the humpback whales. We loved the experience so much a few days’ later we used them for a snorkel trip to Molokini Crater. The Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure is extremely committed to educating passengers about the ocean and sea life. The naturalists on board we’re extremely knowledgeable and made the experience memorable. They guarantee you will see whales and they knew just where to find them. One of the highlights of our trip!
This is the only non profit organization that helps whales and ocean research. They served lunch from Threes Bar & Grill; pulled pork and chicken sliders with their signature guava BBQ sauce. The fruit was fresh, the ocean was amazing, we saw whales slapping their fins, and one actually swam about 15-20 feet from our boat! Heading back the captain turned off the engine and put up the sails so we coasted back to port. We were lucky to see whales this late in the season! They recommend going in February during peak whale season.
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.
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!
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.
Amazing staff! The lady's that took us on our snorkel tour were incredible. The did they cooked was great and me and my wife had a perfect day on the water when them.
I have done this twice and would do it again. Try to avoid windy days. You can usually book same day even during the busy season. They find whales fast. They can't take you too close by law, but if the whales get curious, they will swim up to the boat -they call it "getting mugged" then. by law, the boat can't move. We got "mugged" the first time I did the trip - the whales swam right under us - it was incredible and I saw a breach from a distance. The second time there were lots of whale tales and a baby whale breached. You don't get this every time - but I guess frequently enough that I got 2 out of 2. Your iphone may not be enough to get a good picture - you'll want a camera with a good zoom.