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Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkel Excursion (from Maalaea Harbor)

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Cruise with Pride of Maui and explore two of Maui's best snorkeling destinations where vibrant fish and sea turtles find homes in unique coral formations!


Molokini is one of the most popular snorkeling destinations throughout all of the Hawaiian islands, mostly due to its clear waters, clouds of tropical fish and large reef formations. You may see a manta ray or even a whale shark! After Molokini is a stop at Turtle Town, where dozens of Green Sea Turtles rest. Schools of colorful fish and unique lava formations create the perfect back drop to capture the turtles’ grace as they glide through the water. No trip to Maui is complete without some snorkeling, so snorkel the best sites the island has to offer!


  • Reef-safe sunscreen

  • Soft drinks / Juice

  • Coffee

  • Open bar (all-you-can-drink)

  • Flotation devices

  • Continental breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Appetizers

  • Cruise fee

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)
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Lunch Menu:

Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Veggie Burgers, Hot Dogs, Marinated Chicken Breast served with Maui Vegetables, Pasta Salad, and White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies.


Juices, Sodas, Wine, Bud Light, & Mai Tai's.

Duration: 6 - 8 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Reef-safe sunscreen / Soft drinks / Juice / Coffee / Open bar (all-you-can-drink) / Flotation devices / Continental breakfast / Lunch / Appetizers / Cruise fee / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

My friends and I went on this tour because we heard really great reviews from other vacationers, and we are so happy that we went with Pride of Maui. When we first got to the boat to check-in, there was coffee set and breakfast waiting for us the moment we stepped on the boat. The crew on board were really interactive with all the guests, getting to know us and making sure we had a great time on board. Snorkeling at Molokini was incredible! The water was crystal clear and we saw tons of fish. After Molokini, we had a BBQ lunch that was grilled on board and delicious! It was a full tour but luckily there was tons of open seating on the top deck, which was awesome. I also chose to SNUBA and that was AMAZING! Reed, was a great SNUBA instructor and made you feel super comfortable in the water. Harold was the videographer who also put together a fantastic video and photos that you can purchase at the end of the trip as well. I am so happy we went on this tour and I will remember it forever!

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  • 07:30-06:15

    Hotel Pick-up & Check-in at Ma'alaea Harbor

  • 08:00

    Snorkeling at Molokini

    Visit Molokini, Maui's most popular diving destination. Once a volcanic crater, the islet is now a sunken crescent that serves as a haven for all types of fish and sea birds. Take a dip and see a wide variety of colorful marine life!

  • 10:00

    Turtle Town Snorkel

    Just off the shore of the Wailea-Makena area in south Maui, Turtle Town is a coral reef where Hawaiian green sea turtles congregate to have their shells cleaned by small Hawaiian wrasses that eat parasites and dead skin.

  • 12:00

    BBQ Lunch

    Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the Pride of Maui, with freshly grilled burgers, hot dogs, and chicken, as well as pasta salad, fresh vegetables, and an open bar!

  • 13:00

    Return to Harbor

  • 13:00-14:00

    Drop-off at Maui Hotels

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  • Tours that are requested to reschedule within 72 hours prior to the start time of the activity are subject to a change fee of $10 per person. No refunds will be provided.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Swimsuit

Additional Note(s)
  • For cruise ship passengers, round-trip transportation is only available from the Kahului Harbor, but not the Lahaina Harbor due to the conflicting schedule of the tour operator's pick-up time and the cruise ship disembarkment.

  • SNUBA Option: If you are interested in SNUBA, you will be asked to notate this during the booking process. $58.00 for Adults/Children 8 years old and over and payable at the time of check-in. Experience the thrill of breathing underwater on our snuba adventure without the need to surface for each breath you take.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is on the Breakfast & Lunch menu?

  • Breakfast: Muffins, Fresh Fruit, Kona Coffee and Assorted Juices.
  • Lunch: Grilled Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Breast, Fresh Vegetables, Pasta Salad, Assorrted Juices, Soft Drinks and an Open Bar.

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My friends and I went on this tour because we heard really great reviews from other vacationers, and we are so happy that we went ...with Pride of Maui. When we first got to the boat to check-in, there was coffee set and breakfast waiting for us the moment we stepped on the boat. The crew on board were really interactive with all the guests, getting to know us and making sure we had a great time on board. Snorkeling at Molokini was incredible! The water was crystal clear and we saw tons of fish. After Molokini, we had a BBQ lunch that was grilled on board and delicious! It was a full tour but luckily there was tons of open seating on the top deck, which was awesome. I also chose to SNUBA and that was AMAZING! Reed, was a great SNUBA instructor and made you feel super comfortable in the water. Harold was the videographer who also put together a fantastic video and photos that you can purchase at the end of the trip as well. I am so happy we went on this tour and I will remember it forever! more

Island Explorer

Wonderful experience finished with swimming with turtles. Equipment provided was good and staff were helpful and friendly.


My husband and I took this trip while on our honeymoon. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this trip to anyone! ...All equipment was provided as well as breakfast and lunch (great food!). The water was crystal clear and we were able to see turtles, just as promised. All of the crew were very friendly and helpful. Overall, great experience! more


My wife and I had such a great time on this little cruise out to the Molokini crater. The crew onboard the Pride of Maui was outs...tanding and I was very impressed with their professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication to making all of the guests feel very welcome and comfortable with the activities on the slate. At no time did they ever shortcut the safety and well-being of anyone on the tour. I have snorkeled in a few other ideal locations around the world and this one definitely tops the list. The aquatic arena at the Molokini crater and at turtle town was amazing and we really enjoyed our experience. Many thanks to the crew and the terrific job they did. more

Scott Muzzy

This trip is a morning trip to Molokini and then Turtle town close to west Maui. The price is quite reasonable since it includes C...ruise, continental breakfast, burger lunch, drinks with alcohol or non-alcohol, and snorkeling gears. It has snorkeling noodles and boards for those who are not good at swimming. They also have lifeguard, so pretty safe for this trip. The total snorkeling time is two hours: one hour for Molokini, and one hour for Turtle town. Molokini is wonderful, many colorful fishes and coral reefs there. It’s the crater of a hidden volcano, of course extinct volcano. The next stop is Turtle town, which locates close to west Maui. It’s hundreds meters off the shore. We see several turtles under the water. We followed a turtle and enjoyed swimming with it. By the way, the scene from the cruise is fantastic. We have a broad overlook of Maui island and the valley in west Maui. more


My family enjoyed this adventure a lot. All staffs are so friendly. Breakfast and lunch were so great. Will never forget this grea...t experience. more


All of the staff members on this Molokini Snorkel Delux Cruise from Maalaea Harbor worked very hard constantly to make sure we wer...e having a great time. The boat was very clean, the food service was outstanding -- presented in a professional and appetizing manner. I would greatly recommend taking this cruise. There was no time wasted when anchoring for the snorkel tour. The crew knew exactly where to find the anchor (this was not the case in some of our past cruises in different islands. Don't know the name of the new girl on the crew (it was her first day) she was very beautiful, polite and cheery and did everything she could to please the other crew members and all the guests. There was enough food and drinks for everyone and access off and on the boat to go snorkeling was very easy compared to past snorkeling experiences that I have had. more

Barbara Angeja

I was very impressed with our snorkel cruise. The food was delicious and the staff was very nice. Unfortunately, the water at Molo...kini was rough - so they substituted Coral Gardens instead. Turtle Town was great - saw several turtles. I liked how they posted someone over the area where best to see them - so you knew where to go. Coral Gardens was good as well. They offered wet shirts onboard for $10, which is nice if you get cold easily. They also offer Snuba for $58 - you get to do that for about 30 minutes. Best to reserve ahead as they only offer a limited number. I felt they really work hard to give you a great experience - while keeping safety in mind. more

Traveling Jewels

It was amazing. My wife and me went for snorkling for the first time and we don't know swimming. But still we enjoyed alot. T...he people in boat are so friendly and very helpful for us. They provided us breakfast, lunch and alcohol. All are good in taste. In between they are coming to us and asking for cookies like that. I need a prescription glasses of -5 they have provided that snorkel also. We felt really good at the snorkel place too. And main think i booked through, these people are really amazing, they are calling me before 1 day and making sure that i have this activity and letting me know where i have to check in and all details. I really liked this website. Even i have a time problem some how they are managing and scheduling to other day and finally making that activity happening. Really good website for activities booking and had fun in Snorkel too... more


This was a great snorkel cruise. The crew was outstanding. The Pride of Maui boat was very clean and comfortable. The food servi...ce was great. It was served in a very professional way and very appetizing. There was more than enough food to eat and drinks to drink. The alcoholic drinks when snorkeling was over were in abundance. I have been on some snorkeling cruises where you get only ONE complimentary drink. The staff members did everything in their power to make our snorkel cruise enjoyable, safe, and accommodating. In fact there was a new girl (don't know her name) it was her first day on the job and she did everything she could to please the patrons and other crew members. I definitely recommend this cruise to everyone. more

Barbara Angeja

What an experience. Little island in middle of ocean. I never imagined that I would be snorkeling in the middle of the ocean and a...ctually enjoying it. Loved every minute of it. My 11 year old did not want to leave. Bring your video cameras as well or rent them. We brought back the experience to enjoy all the time. more


Molokini snorkel delux cruise was an awesome experience for me and my family. Unfortunately bad weather didn't allow us to go... to molokini island but they took us other snorkeling spot which was beautiful. All the crew members were very helpful & caring. It was nice to see that every crew member was making sure everyone is safe and enjoying . Food & drinks were just awesome . Me and my family are vegetarian and most of the places we get very little or less options. But on this cruise we could enjoy lot of food like vege burgers ,pasta ,salad & juices. Overall very efficient service . I must recommend this cruise . more

Sagar Magdum

The day started off well as a greeter showed us where to park. A quick walk to the boat where we filled out the waivers and were a...ble to see the sun come up behind the island in the distance. We formed a line to board (very organized) and took a boarding picture. Unfortunately the weather at Molokini was not favorable, so we went to two alternate stops. At the first we were able to see four sea turtles! (along with the associated tropical fish cleaning them). The second stop was closer to the rocks which was pretty awesome to watch the waves crash and the reef was much shallower. A few different fish were there as well. There was a slide for the children and the adventurous adults. Lunch was served after the first stop. Hamburger, hot dog or chicken and some side items. Throughout the day Ryan (the videographer) took excellent underwater shots and generally just had a very pleasing demeanor. He seemed to really love his job (who wouldn't, right?) After the second stop the bar service opened and there were crew members walking around offering refills. Talk about service! As we rounded back to the harbor the wind and waves picked up but the captain still kept the boat stable. It was a very enjoyable snorkeling experience and I would highly recommend it. more

barbara schafer

The entire crew on the "Pride of Maui" was wonderful and caring. The trip was awesome. The weather was in our favor. We ...went out to the Molokini crater and snorkeled while there my son and I tried snuba for the first time and loved it. The guide for that was very knowledgeable and helpful. The videographer was very concerned to get everyone's picture. We moved to a different location to see the turtles and again the crew was concerned that everyone got to see a few of them. The food on board was also enjoyable. The only downside for me and my kids was that it didn't last longer. more


My wife and I had never gone snorkeling before, and during our honeymoon, we had planned many activities, but this was the one we ...weren't sure how it would turn out. We decided to do the snuba diving, and our instructor was amazing. He was laid back and helped encourage us when we were first nervous in the water. After a few minutes, everything got easier, and before we knew it, it was time to come up. We were also able to snorkel at Turtle Town, and got to swim by a sea turtle, and that was a super unique experience. Of all the things we did in Hawaii, this is the one thing that I would be sure to do again when we come back. more

Justin Daniels

Crew was amazing! Had a great day! I was the only one in our group of 4 apprehensive, but the crew was so accommodating, I joine...d the fun! Great day, great excursion! more

NJ family

The boat was in excellent condition, the crew was very helpful and organized so that all were safe at all times and having the gre...atest experience Molikini is the most awesome snorkel trip That we do on maui every time we vacation we have gone , but pride of maui is the best experience yet. We will definitely book on this boat again .. captain Scott made it a very safe and enjoyable experience. more

c. thompson

This was a great cruise out to the best place I have ever snorkelled, the water at Molokini Crater is really clear and there are l...ots of fish we even saw a Reef Shark. Turtle Town was great too and we saw a couple of Turtles while we were there, it is just a shame that most people don't listen to guidance and surround the poor things. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and when I was feeling unwell made up a nice drink to help. I would definitely recommend this tour to other, however check before boarding if you will make it to the crated or not as they won't tell you until you have left the dock (experience of some friends who went a few days before us). more


We did Real enjoyed. Cudos. ................,..,,.


The trip was great! Service was excellent, the staff was very helpful. The two snorkeling locations we visited had great diversity.... We saw turtles at the second location, which was awesome. The food was great. more


Snorkel in comfort and be treated like royalty. Huge boat, plenty of room for everyone. A place to upstairs to get sun or a place ...downstairs to shade yourself. Clean restrooms on board. Place to change out of those wet clothes. Everything available from snorkel gear, wet suits and cameras! Lots of delicious food. Just fabulous. This is a must do if you want a great snorkel adventure. more


The Pride of Maui Molokini Snorkel Cruise was a great snorkel package. There were two snorkel locations, provided meal, drinks, mi...scellaneous items available to use or rent (see below), and the information from the optional 5-minute class gave some useful tips for the subsequent snorkeling we later did on our own on our trip. The waters by Molokini were so clear, it was unbelievable how far through the water you can see. Turtle Town waters were less clear than Molokini but had more varied sea life. Whales were breaching along our path to the crater. I wasn't expecting much from the barbecue but it was surprisingly tasty and filling. They offered neoprene suits to rent. A variety of underwater camera and camera accessories could be rented. Waist floatation and noodles were available for use. Environmentally-friendly sunscreen was also provided. There was a life guard nearby who would let you know when a turtle was in the area at Turtle Town. The slide on the boat was also fun. more


The boat and crew were fabulous. What a great way to see the coast of Maui and experience the magic. Everyone was well informed an...d treated us very well. Your experience and knowledge was greatly appreciated. Mahalo!,The Schultz clan more


One of the best snorkeling tours we have ever been on. Friendly staff and awesome snorkeling. Highly recommend!


All of the staff were extremely helpful and made this experience really wonderful. I had not signed up for snuba initially, but af...ter getting on the boat my Mom and I decided we would really love to have that experience - and Justin the snuba instructor made it happen for us! I am completely hooked what an amazing experience, Justin couldn't have been more attentive to the group and made sure we saw all sorts of things - eels, octopus, fish you name it! Turtle town was a little rough once we got there due to weather but still managed to see at least three turtles!! I did get motion sick intermittently but the staff had this great fresh ginger drink kept me going so I could enjoy as much snorkeling as I could handle. Would definitely do this again, might even go get scuba certified now!! more


Nice boat, great friendly staff and good equipment. 5+ hours on the water with breakfast, lunch and a bar included. Just wear a ...swim suit and bring a towel. Great snorkeling locations too! more


Nice boat, great service, and the location is so different from snorkeling anywhere else!


Great attentive staff. Great venues at Molokini and Turtletown. I swam with a turtle. The food was great- best burger I've... had in a while. The boat ride was great. I liked having the option of being out of the sun on the main deck or outside on the the deck or up on top and there was plenty of seating. It was nice having a restroom available. We really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend this trip for all ages. There was a toddler on board and some older people who did not swim but stayed on the boat and still had the option to view fish through the glass bottom window. more

Lane W

Fun, knowledgeable crew. Crystal clear waters. Brilliantly colorful fish as far as the eye can see. And I got to swim with two sea... turtles! Good food. Definitely the highlight of our Maui vaca. We were a little concerned with the advertised "open bar". We really weren't looking for a booze cruise. But the bar doesn't open until AFTER both snorkeling stops. Yay! more


Great Trip. Crew was great and very friendly. They were very helpful with my daughter who had a broken foot and made sure she was in the water and had a great time. more

Thomas Family

We had a great time! The crew was very friendly and helpful with the gear. Will do it again one day!


I meet very kind crew. Surprisely She have work there during 12 years. I met her 12 years ago at honeymoon. So I glad meet her.

Seo hyunggon

The morning check in was very easy and they had coffee. We brought our own gear but bought wet suits to stay warm. The creator had... some different varieties of fish. Turtle Town was my favorite. They gave us more than we could eat for lunch. The crew was fantastic and we had drinks on the way back. Thanks again for the great time more

Stephen Puglisi

We have been on similar tours before so had some idea of what to expect. The boat was a little tricky to find (to the left of the ...main harbor entrance). The crew were excellent, very professional, friendly and organised. They had a lifeguard in the water for the snorkeling, which makes this a great choice for families. The snorkeling spots were very busy but we saw lots of great fish at Molokini, and we saw 4 turtles at turtle town. The food was very simple, but they have a lot of people to feed so it needs to be. more


What a wonderful adventure! We loved this 1/2 day snorkel trip to Molokini and "Turtle Town". It took nearly 4 days to... convince my husband that we should go on an organized snorkel trip. I was tired of looking for great places to snorkel and knew the cruise would provide what we were looking for. Thanks to the wonderful crew, it was one of our most memorable days in Maui. Our boat captain was fantastic and the staff did a great job explaining the days events. Everything was well organized, timely and relaxing. We can't say enough great things about the delicious meals, cold drinks(alcoholic and non-alcoholic), breathtaking views, fish and turtles! As luck would have it, we even got to see a few whales. We enjoyed the experience and look forward to doing it again. Aloha! more

Oregon Girl

We are a family of five with 3 kids under 4.Call us brave or crazy,we wanted try snorkeling for the first time.All we have end of ...the day is a wonderful memory of our first snorkeling adventure.With a 4 year old on a wheel chair, we couldn't have asked for more.The crew was just fabulous.They also had super cool floating boards for kids which has a transparent area for could float with adults and they too can enjoy the ocean wonders. My 4 year olds were quite thrilled seeing the corals and turtles.I would call it a success adventure when every one in the family including the toddler had their own share of ocean fun and adventure.We had just enough time to snorkel on both the locations despite 3 kids and adults taking turns.Here again,it was the crew which made everything possible for us.If you wanna try snorkeling with small kiddos, my hands raise for this one! more


Molokini is not as stunning a snorkel spot as some say: there's only a select variety of fish and there's no impressive ...coral reef. The water is very clear though. But there are definitely much better snorkeling options elsewhere to be found. We had a muddy water day for Turtle Town sadly, but I got to see a turtle nonetheless, which was nice. The tour organisation was class though, well-spirited. Breakfast was decent, lunch was very good. And there were a lot of whales to be seen! I must say that even with Molokini not completely living up to its reputation I had a good fun day. Time well-spent. more


Overall and enjoyable day. Catamaran was nice and comfortable. Guides, chiefs and barman very good service. Snorkeling was fairly ...good, lots of sea turtles to be seen - guides very helpful in locating and ensuring everyone had a chance to view them. Unfortunately on the day we went we were unable to go to molokini due to rough waters - I was very disappointed about this as a big reason I booked this was to see the under water crator. The tour guides however did their best to accommodate for another spot. Breakfast, lunch dessert and alcohol were all served - food was good. I was pleasantly surprised about the amount of catering/alcoholic drinks that were provided given the length of the tour more


The overall trip was great. The snorkeling was fun but crowded. Snorkeling to see turtles was fun and I am happy we got to see the...m but they are not guaranteed. more


We didn't get to either spots listed in the title of the tour due to weather. Maybe, in the future, they can offer a discount...ed 2nd trip so you can actually get to Molokini Crater. They don't offer that, so you get what you get. The "glass bottom" boat is also a deceiving description of this boat. Don't go based on this alone. The area we went was suitable for a relaxed first time snorkel. Lots of people, but my Mom still got first class treatment due to her fear of the new adventure. Heather ensured she felt comfortable in the gear and went into the water with her to get her comfortable to go off on her own! It was a very good experience, although I would not take a tour like it again. I would opt for something with less people on a smaller boat, for sure. If you choose to purchase the photos at the end, make sure you sought him out to actually take some pictures of you first or you will just have a lot of pictures of other people. The pics he took of my Mom are really good, although there are none of me while snorkeling. But, there were a LOT of people, so how could he possibly get pics of everyone. All in all the boat was clean, the people were nice, and the snorkeling was really great! The food was pretty good, too. more


My kids had a great time as did my husband, but I did not. I can swim, but am not used to deep water (35 feet) and the waves. I ...asked for an adult life jacket and was told to just hang on to the rope on the back of the boat. I should have asked another crew member as Tiffany and Jason were awesome, but the guy I asked at the back told me it wouldn't help. So I was left panicking at the back of the boat while my husband went out with my two young boys. In hindsight, bring your own life jacket if you or your kids need one to make sure it fits and works for you. I'm sure my boys will go again, but I'll stay on shore. more

Not a snorkeller

There was not much fish to see:-( The organization for the trip waa good.


Felt like I was on a cattle boat. Too many people. Hard time seeing anything. The whole time I was wishing I had researched bet...ter and booked on a smaller more intimate boat. Hardly any fish at Molokini then went to rocks south of Wailea and saw much more, but had just been there the day before on our own. more

Maui girl

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