Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure

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

Explore Molokini with our intimate eco-tour of the best diving and snorkeling destination in Maui.

You will love snorkeling in this iconic crater with a gorgeous reef popular for its abundant coral, clear blue water, resting seabirds and colorful fish. This flexible adventure also includes a visit to the 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 splendid catamaran that offers unimpeded views with open seating. So, you will have sufficient room to enjoy the stunning views and move around. We do not recommend this to 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
  • Colorful  marine life posters
Beverages and Food
  • 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, one alcoholic drink such as wine or beer for people over 21 (additional refills and adult beverages can be purchased)
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
Underwater cameras, wetsuit shirts and binoculars are available at affordable rent.
Time 7:30am
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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- Dec 2017 -

Sarah Moon

An amazing experience and great service! We got lucky and had a whale swim toward our boat. We even got to listen to the whales on the speakers. Guides are educated Naturalists and were just as excited as us! Cannot recommend enough. Oh yeah, and we saw dolphins. So cool!!!

- Dec 2017 -

Janneke Holzner

We are so pleased we booked our snorkelling trip through Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure. We loved hearing about the conservation work and outreach they are doing, and were super impressed that they actually practiced what they preached - the non-plastic cups, the use of proper crockery and cutlery, and the provision of reef safe suncream. The trip was great too - particularly the extra bits of whale chasing!

- Dec 2017 -

Bartek Borawski

I went on a snorkeling trip with them to Molokini. It was mediocre if you've seen some reefs before. The interesting part was going to Turtle Town where we could see green turtles. On the way we were fortunate enough to encounter dolphins and whales. Whenever that happened the captain would make some circles to let everyone catch a glimpse. There was a breakfast and lunch served on the board. The former was rather small and simple. For the latter there was decent chicken served. Either way it's not a reason to join this trip and we were happy we managed to have a breakfast at home before leaving.

- Jan 2018 -

Angeline Chang

I did the Molokini and Turtle Town snorkeling tour in January. Likely poor timing, but I did not see as many fish, turtles or other animals as I was hoping to see. I would recommend Dramamine for those who get seasick easily. I would also highly recommend bringing a wet suit top for those who get cold easily! The food served on board was great

- Oct 2017 -

Danny Cavazos

My wife and I went snorkeling and the staff here made the entire experience fun and informative! There were numerous life guards IN the water with everyone while we had fun snorkeling looking at the fish! The staff made us feel EXTREMELY safe and I am so pleased that they took extra pre-caution and special close attention with very watchful eyes to my wife since she was extremely nervous (she can't swim) and gave her a very enjoyable experience! They gave her a life vest, a flotation device and as many noodles as she wanted! I am so so happy with the staff!! They made my wife enjoy the entire experience! We are DEFINITELY coming back!

- 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.

- 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 -

Linda Sweet

Excellent day on the water. We took the deluxe sail trip. The crew were knowledge and friendly. We saw a ton of whales including a mother with a new baby. Highly recommend this experience.

- Oct 2017 -

Hugh Morgan

My wife, myself and our friend went on the Lanai Snorkel and Dolphin watch which was an experience we will never forget. The Captain and his crew were fantastic and very knowledgeable. They were also very attentive to ensuring everyone was enjoying themselves. My wife and I had a couple of mishaps. After spending 5 minutes in the water enjoying my first snorkel experience, I remembered I could not swim. My wife later on fell down the stairs to the back of the boat. The crew were amazing in tending to our situation. It did not deter our enjoyment. I would certainly go again.

- Jan 2018 -

Jodie Mandarino

We saw many active whales surfacing, breaching and whipping their tails. We also had a very interesting and knowledgeable Naturalist (Steven) to share some great information about sea life in Hawaii. A great experience!