Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure

Why We Love It -  Smaller group and more intimate way to explore the underwater crater! Includes everything from reef-safe sunscreen and premium snorkel gear to adult beverages, breakfast, and lunch!

Explore the iconic crater of Molokini with our eco-tour. The best diving and snorkeling destination in Maui is this gorgeous reef, popular for its abundant coral, clear water, resting seabirds and colorful fish.

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.

All adventures carry a maximum of 38 guests on our Ocean Explorer, the catamaran that offers unimpeded views with open seating. You will have sufficient room to enjoy the stunning views and move around. We do not recommend this tour for pregnant women, non-swimmers, individuals with heart conditions, or people who have back, neck or knee problems. Kids below 7 are not allowed.

Tour Includes
  • Maritime naturalists
  • Finest snorkeling gear, with optical masks
  • Snorkeling instructions and flotation devices
  • Two snorkeling destinations
  • Filtered water and reef-safe sunscreen
  • 8"x10" mini poster glossy photo cards
Food and Drinks
  • Premium continental breakfast including Vegetable Frittata (potatoes, eggs, bell pepper, spinach, onion, mushroom, parmesan, and cheddar), fruit platter and assorted pastries
  • Lunch includes grilled chicken with lettuce and spinach, carrots, tomato, cucumber, Mac Potato Salad, bean, and corn salad
  • Dessert: chocolate chip cookies
  • Refreshments include unlimited juice and soda

Vessel Details
  • State-of-the-art and eco-friendly catamaran
  • Length is 54'. We limit 34 passengers although boat certified for 49.
  • Separate serving area and shaded galley
  • Bathrooms for men and women
Optional Items
Available for rent onboard are underwater cameras, wetsuit shirts, and binoculars
Time 7: 30 am
Check-in is 60 minutes prior to departure
Duration 6 hours
Location Maalaea

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

48 hours advance notice is required for any changes or cancellations. Cancellations made within 48 hours of check-in time will be charged 100%.

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.


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. 

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- Sep 2019 -


I am tardy in writing this review, but I have to share our experience with Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure’s Molokini Wild Side Snorkel! This excursion is perfect for those more adventurous, intermediate to advanced snorkelers looking for a truly one of a kind snorkeling experience! No two trips are alike on this particular excursion (hence the excursion being titled “the wild side”), as each day is customized to the ocean conditions; and where the 2-3 snorkel stops will vary. We loved the smaller group size (no more than 38 passengers), & where children under 7 are not permitted. Everyone on this vessel is an experienced snorkeler, which means that we got more in water time to explore the various treasures under the sea; and at locations where other vessels don’t get to go. What made this particular trip truly epic is that we had the rare opportunity to do a drift snorkel on the North Wall of Molokini Crater, which offers a 300+ft drop & incredible visibility! The conditions were just right, & the passengers onboard experienced enough to allow us to do this challenging drift snorkel. I literally wanted to cry underwater, as this truly was “the most magnificent & thrilling snorkel stop I’ve ever had!!!” Having had the opportunity to snorkel this wall was quite possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I will cherish it forever! The all female crew was fabulous & uber efficient & attentive! All in all, a must do excursion in Maui; and when looking for an adventurous, one of a kind snorkel experience!

- Nov 2019 -


We went on the molokini wildside tour on the ocean explorer. I highly highly recommend it!!! First of all this was the perfect size ship, not too many people at all. Excellent food, gorgeous sights! We saw so so many dolphins, fish, and sea turtles up close! The food was heavenly to come out of the water and smell fresh barbecue and be handed cold beer and wine!! The people in charge were top notch and spoiled us! I want my money to go to this organization that does so much for local Hawain children and animals. Thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!!!!

- Mar 2019 -


We did a whal watching tour on a big boat which was great. But there is a "snorkling on the wild side of molokai" tour which was on a much smaler boat and on that trip we saw whales, and snorkeled at molokai and with turtles so i recommend that trip. The pacific whale fou dation is non profit and the tours are very well operated! You learn a lot and contribute to the conservation of the ocean! Absolute recommendation.