Molokini Wild Side


Visit world famous Molokini Crater on this small-group experience, with a second, expertly-selected location that is based on a customized itinerary for the day

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Each adventure carries no more than 38 guests on Ocean Explorer, a 54 ft. single deck catamaran with open seating and unimpeded views. Snorkel the iconic volcanic crater and its beautiful reef known for crystal clear waters, abundant coral, colorful fish, and resting seabirds. A flexible itinerary includes visiting a second snorkel location, determined by our expert crew based on conditions of the day (like Turtle Arches, Puʻu Olai or the rarely visited back-side of Molokini!) as well as cruising along Maui’s coastline. Continental breakfast is included and a delicious BBQ lunch is prepared onboard. Get an inside look into this exciting tour HERE

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, knee or mobility problems. Children under 7 are not permitted.


For safety reasons, the use of full-face masks is not permitted on our snorkel ecotours. We do provide high quality snorkel gear on board for all guests. Learn more.

Departs:  7:30am
Check-in time:  45 minutes prior to departure.
Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center. Click here to view our location on Google Maps.

  • Your Trip Includes

    • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard
    • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
    • Flotation devices, snorkel instruction, fish i.d. class
    • Two snorkel sites
    • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids
    • Free Marine Wildlife oversize postcards
    • Continental breakfast: Maui Vegetable Fritatta (eggs, potato, bell pepper, onion, spinach, mushroom, cheddar, parmesan), banana bread, fruit platter.
    • Lunch: chicken breasts, kiawe-smoked pork with guava BBQ sauce, hot dogs, vegan beyond burger, “local style” potato/mac salad, Asian edamame slaw with herb namasu dressing, dessert
    • Refreshments: unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus two complimentary alcoholic beverages including Maui Brewing Co. beer, wine and tropical cocktails for adults 21+ with valid picture ID (additional adult beverages and refills available for purchase)

    Our vessels are CASHLESS for purchases. Only credit, debit or digital payment methods with a QR code will be accepted for on board purchases. Cash will graciously be accepted for gratuities only. Mahalo.

  • What to Bring

    1. Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
    2. Credit card or cash for optional souvenirs and gratuities.
  • Safety Tips

    • Please wear flat or low-soled shoes
    • For safety reasons, the use of full-face masks is not permitted on our snorkel ecotours. We do provide high quality snorkel gear on board for all guests. Learn more.

  • Also Available

    • Affordable rentals of wetsuit shirts, underwater cameras, binoculars
  • Membership Benefits

    • Regular updates on PWF Research, Education and Conservation
    • Special Access to Industry Experts
    • Quarterly Member Spotlight
    • Exclusive Access to our Membership Portal
    • Invitation to Member Only Events
    • One of a Kind Member Merchandise
    • Priority boarding on PacWhale Eco-Adventures vessels
  • What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

    Normally, we accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your trip. Due to the current health crisis, we will consider late cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, i.e. quarantine, isolation or flu-like symptoms.  As we do this in good faith, we deeply appreciate the earliest cancellation notice possible.

Pacific Whale Foundation advocates for the use of protective clothing and reef-safe sunscreen to help protect fragile coral reefs and to promote a healthy ocean environment. We support the statewide ban on sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate and, beginning November 2019, we are moving from encouragement to enforcement and instituting our own ban onboard PWF vessels of sunscreens containing: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, avobenzine, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, and ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate in order to alleviate any additional stress on coral reefs. When buying sunscreen, it is important to read the ingredient list, as the term “reef safe” is not regulated and can be used as a marketing device. Choose sunscreen that is non-nano zinc oxide based, like those found in our Ocean Store. Mahalo for helping us protect the ocean.


Book Online Save 20% Become a member
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Adult (13+)
From $224.94
Child (7–12)
From $174.94

Hawaii Visitor Update

Aloha, We Are Open!  Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui.  Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.