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
  • 8"x10" mini poster glossy photo cards
  • 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
  • Refreshments: unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus one complimentary alcoholic beverage including Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (additional adult beverages and refills available for purchase)
  • Ultra smooth, state-of-the-art and double-deck catamaran (65 feet)
  • Sunbathing areas with a spacious interior cabin
  • Galley 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.

*Pending liquor license for some cruises.

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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- May 2019 -


Every detail was professionally handled - they create a great tour and I recommend it (we ended up moving our date from a windy day to a calm day and were glad we did). I considered a less expensive tour but we were glad we took this one. We snorkelled in two places - one for turtles (saw one) and one to see fish in the clear waters by Molokini. We appreciated the expert info and support from the team (Most people didn't rent the $10 wet suit but I get cold easily so I was glad I did, with 2 hours in the water).

- Apr 2019 -

Sophy D

Visited Maui in August and found Molokini and Turtle Arches by chance from a google search of snorkeling trips to Molikini Crater. What a find it was! The crew was absolutely amazing and really made the trip extra special! They were all evidently passionate about marine life and in fact are a nonprofit organization that donate a portion of your trip to marine research, education and conservation. They spent our free time on the boat talking with us and educating us about the ocean. Snorkeling in Molikini was amazing and the crew stayed in the waters with us to ensure our safety which was comforting. My husband dropped his personal snorkeling mask deep within thousands of feet in water and one of the crew member dove deep below to retrieve it ( he went above & beyond!) Unfortunately, water conditions did not allow us visibility for the second portion of our trip (turtle island) so the boat returned to another area of Molikini to snorkel some more. A crew member even took us on a guided tour within the waters to explain more about that area of the crater and navigate us through some rougher waters. On the boat -breakfast and lunch & one free alcoholic beverage (w/additional for purchase) were provided. Food was delicious and served to us by the crew. They also had all snorkeling gear, floats, slides,life vests available for all free of charge ( wet shirt last were available for $10 rent fee but we opted not to rent and honestly did not need them) It was overall a wonderful snorkeling trip to Molikini and while there are lots of choices out there-Pacific Whale is the best! They are also reasonably priced in comparison (my 9yr old’s ticket was free with an adult purchase) and it’s great knowing that your $ is going to marine charity. I can’t say enough about this wonderful crew that were all kind, so well organized and went out of their way to ensure not only that we were having a great time but that we were safe. Highly recommend!

- Apr 2019 -


The boat we took was comfortable, and the crew was great—mostly knowledgeable, enthusiastic young marine biologists. These people work hard! We were served a continental breakfast, which did not have any protein items. I must say I could have used a boiled egg to fuel me up. We were the first tour boat to get to Molokini, but we were fairly limited in the area we were allowed to explore. And, unfortunately, there weren’t that many sea creatures in our wedge of water space. The fact that it was somewhat cloudy may have contributed to the lack of visible sea life. We (huz, kid and I) had been expecting a spectacular experience, so we pretty underwhelmed and disappointed by Molokini. But our next stop at Turtle Town was fantastic. The underwater fingers of lava create some interesting topology there, and it was teeming with fish. Although Molokini was the big draw, Turtle Town made the trip worthwhile. In both areas, our guides were very watchful about keeping our group away from potentially dangerous areas (too close to wall or too shallow). After returning to our boat, we were served lunch—a choice between chicken or veggie or hot dog on buns, along with macaroni salad. We had the veggie burgers, which were very good. I think this organization does a good job in promoting protection of the oceans, and I love that they have a staff of marine biologists. They conduct a very good excursion.