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PWF Molokini Turtles Wild Side Snorkeling

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Experience Molokini in a small group setting, made of a maximum of 40 lucky participants, aboard the Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Explore, a fast, comfortable and sleek single deck catamaran, that will glide over the Pacific Ocean over to Molokini where you'll snorkel in waters boasting over 100 feet visibility, in average. You will also get to explore areas not usually visited by the bigger and slower boats. You'll get incredible close-ups of areas which are famous for giant sea turtle and dolphin sightings, and more! Your cruise also includes breakfast, a delicious BBQ lunch, drinks, all equipment, and even a cocktail for your way back to Maui! The Molokini Wild Side Adventure is the perfect option for those looking for a personable yet exciting cruise!


  • Exciting 6-hour small group Molokini adventure
  • Fast & sleek 54-foot power catamaran
  • 2 world class snorkeling sites
  • Awesome chance of sea turtle sightings
  • Expert narration by Marine Naturalists
  • Continental Breakfast & BBQ Lunch
  • One cocktail per adult included
  • Professional & courteous crew & captain
  • Top-of-the-line snorkeling gear
  • Flotation devices
  • Shaded back deck
  • Bathroom & fresh water shower on board
  • Free Marine Wildlife Poster
  • Wet suits, camera & binoculars rentals available
  • Departing from Maalaea Harbor
  • Ages 8 & up welcome!

Vessel Ocean Liberty will be used for this tour during the month of May.

**Destinations subject to change due to sea or weather conditions.  Ocean creatures are in the wild, and not confined to a tank, therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.


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Days & Hours

Monday thru Saturday at 7:30 AM
(This is a seasonal tour, not available from 5/1-6/21, yearly)

Duration: 6 hours

Location & Directions

Location: PWF Store, Maalaea

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Activity Details
Get ready for a fun and exciting Molokini cruise aboard the Ocean Explorer, one of Pacific Whale Foundation's fastest catamarans.  Your crew comprises of certified Marine Naturalists and U.S. Coast Guard certified captain, who will do everything to make sure you have an unforgettable experience!  You will snorkel at Molokini, considered one of the world's finest snorkeling and diving sites, and boasting visibility ranging from 100 to 160 feet! The Ocean Explorer offers a comfortable ride, and will get you from one stop to the next quickly, so you can spend more time in the water!  It's certified to take up to 49 passengers, but for a more personable ride, PWF takes a maximum of 40 guests.  Your captain and crew will be scouting the best of the best sites so you can have more opportunities to encounter giant sea turtles, dolphins and all sorts of marine life only found in the Hawaiian waters.
Included on your package are quality snorkeling gear and expert guidance and tips given by PWF's naturalists, who will also offer a refresher snorkeling class for those who would like to participate.  Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 8 years old and those who have had a recent surgery or experience chronic back or neck pain. 
Additional Information
Continental Breakfast: Banana bread, assorted pastries & fresh island fruit
BBQ Lunch: Teriyaki marinated chicken breasts, hot dogs, garden burgers, potato salad, corn and bean salad, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Drinks: Ice cold sodas, juices & filtered drinking water
Bar: Blended cocktails, Local micro brew beer, wine, Mai Tais (1 FREE, per guest)**
**Alcohol can only be consumed once participant will NO LONGER re-enter the water. Due to Maui County ordinance, adults 21 year and older MUST present a valid Government issued picture I.D. before being served an alcoholic beverages.  

Also Included:
Professionally fitted, premium snorkel gear (including optical masks for eyeglass wearers)
Flotation devices
Free snorkel skills improvement lesson
Free fish I.D. class
Free guided reef tour
Free marine wildlife poster

Affordable rentals of wet suit shirts, underwater cameras and binoculars.
Love the snorkel gear? You can arrange to rent it for the week for a small additional fee.

  • No children under 8 years of age
  • No pregnant women
  • No one with chronic back or neck problems
  • No one who has had a recent surgery
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