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Tour Overview

Experience the wild side of Maui on this small-group ocean safari to Molokini and beyond. Throughout our expedition we’ll be on the lookout for any opportunity to have an awe-inspiring encounter with Maui’s marine life. Breakfast, lunch, warm showers, private restrooms and cold Maui brews are included for your comfort on this epic adventure. Our vessel, Ocean Explorer, is purposefully designed to offer unimpeded views and high maneuverability to traverse the waters of Maui Nui with ease. The deck offers a low-to-the-water perspective, you’ll feel fully immersed in the experience when watching wildlife or approaching the scenic lava formations of Maui.

The itinerary changes daily based on ocean conditions to ensure that we are snorkeling at the best sites off Maui’s coast and at Molokini. In addition to Molokini we will seek a coastal snorkel site where turtles rest, feed and get their shells cleaned by reef fish. With 6 hours to explore, our route is carefully curated to maximize snorkeling opportunities, sight-seeing and wildlife searching. We may visit the dramatic backwall of Molokini crater, the most recent lava flows off Maui of the Ahihi-Kinau Reserve or other geological wonders of the volcanic formation, Haleakalā. While wildlife sightings or specific sites canʻt be guaranteed, we have the potential to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, dolphins, sharks, rays and seasonally, Humpback whales.

Please note as an intermediate to advanced adventure, this trip is not recommended for non-swimmers, pregnant women, people with heart conditions, neck, back, knee or mobility issues. Children under 7 are not permitted. Prepare for an unforgettable exploration of Mauiʻs oceanic wonders!

Get an inside perspective on this unique tour!

Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
Departs: Daily at 7:30 am
Check-in time:  45 minutes prior to departure.
Check-in Location: Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store, Maʻalaea Harbor Shops, next to Maui Ocean Center.

Please mālama our policies for your safety and the safety of our ocean environment. Learn more

Tour Includes

  • Expert crew are certified as lifeguards and in CPR/First Aid.
  • Wildlife interpretation and guided experiences by our onboard naturalists.
  • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers.
  • Snorkel 101 lesson and floatation devices.
  • Onboard Jr. Naturalist Program for kids.
  • Low to the water, with the maneuverability and speed of a raft- but no amenities are compromised. This nimble vessel carries two restrooms and a warm shower for your comfort.
  • Our catering partners, Three’s Bar and Grill, are locally owned and operated in Kīhei. Maui Brewing Co. on the coast stocks our onboard bar. All ingredients are locally sourced when possible.
  • Breakfast: Overnight oats and banana bread, Maui Gold pineapple, POG juice, Maui OMA coffee
  • Lunch grilled onboard: free range chicken, kiawe-smoked pork with guava BBQ sauce, vegan burgers, all beef hot dogs, local style potato mac salad, Asian edamame slaw, and dessert.
  • Unlimited soda, juice, and filtered water, plus 2 complimentary alcoholic beverages. Enjoy Maui Brewing Co. beer or tropical seltzer.

What To Bring

  • Sunglasses, hat, light jacket recommended.
  • Low Soled Shoes (no high heels)
  • Towel
  • Credit card, our vessels are CASHLESS for purchases. Cash will graciously be accepted for gratuities only, mahalo.

Available Rentals

  • 2mm thick wetsuit tops.

Safety Tips

Snorkeling Safety Tips

  • Always snorkel with a buddy.
  • If you can’t swim, don’t snorkel.
  • Use a noodle and life jacket.
  • Choose a snorkel with a wide opening and no constrictions in the mouthpiece.
  • Join our captain for snorkeling 101 before getting into the water.
  • Learn to use the snorkel device before venturing out.
  • If you feel shortness of breath, stay calm, remove the snorkel and get out of the water immediately.
  • Discuss any medical conditions with the crew and if you are under a doctors care or have had cardiac health issues, respiratory health issues, high blood pressure, mobility challenges, consult with a healthcare professional before snorkeling.
  • 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.

Vessel Safety Tips

  • Guests need to use hand railings and step carefully when entering and exiting vessel on gangway.
  • No standing up on benches or chairs.
  • No sitting on hand railings, tables, counters or chair backs.
  • No smoking or vaping of any substance.
  • No children on shoulders.
  • Always keep a free hand for a railing or other fixed part of the boat, never carry more than can be taken in one hand.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wear low or flat-soled shoes.

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
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