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Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor

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Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor
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Overview

A trip to Molokini Crater grants visitors the chance to take in scenic ocean views from a catamaran and discover the world below the surface while snorkeling at the underwater lava formations of Turtle Town. The calm water and bountiful marine life make this an ideal snorkeling spot for everyone from first-timers to long-time snorkeling enthusiasts. Plus, a guide provides security and instruction for beginners.
  • Enjoy a catamaran trip to the Molokini Crater and snorkel in Turtle Town
  • The all-inclusive trip provides meals, snacks, and drinks (alcohol included) on board
  • Learn about the surroundings from your guide
  • The area is known for its great visibility and plentiful marine life—especially sea turtles
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Departure Point

Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea, HI 96793, USA

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Check in at 7.30am, 30 Minutes Prior to start time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 74 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pride of Maui

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 74 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Molokini Crater and Turtle Town Snorkeling Tour from Ma'alaea Harbor.

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star-5
Best experience ever
Ilene_J
, Jul 2021
I cannot express enough what an incredible experience our family had with the Pride of Maui!!! From the second we walked in to the boat to the very end!! A huge shout out to the scuba diver tour guide Justin! My family dove into the snuba experience. For me, I struggled with the breathing under water and was about to call it quits. Justin swam up to me and would not let me quit. He step by step got me through it!!! I cannot thank him enough for that!! Never in my life have I had such an amazing experience in such beautiful waters!!! Strongly recommend the pride of Maui
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star-5
Great Time
Debbie_G
, Jul 2021
Great time and helpful and knowledgeable crew.. would do it again in a heart beat everyone was so nice and helpful really looked after all of their passengers
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star-2
mixed bag
KathrynE_M
, Jun 2021
mixed bag. The woman working on keeping everyone fed was amazingly attentive! She is five stars and really great. The guy who led the snuba only let me go on one of the two snuba excursions. Others got double the snuba. While I signed up prior to lots of the youngsters, I think he thought a 50-year-old woman would not be into it or mind only getting one outing. It's a bummer to be stereotyped. Not much fish at the crater. No turtles. Saw more fish at Ajiji. Snorkeled with turtles at Kamaole 1.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Aloha, SNUBA diving is offered to all of our guests, as a one dive experience, at one of our two stops. This is because we are limited on the number of guests that we sign up and take SNUBA diving. It is sold on a first come first serve basis, until all spots are taken. Therefore, not many do a second SNUBA dive, and then only when another person who has signed up, decides to opt out and give their spot to someone else. This occasionally happens, when a family member changes their mind after signing up, and gives their spot to another family member, or friend, etc. In speaking to my SNUBA Instructor, Justin, he recalled a recent day, when a couple of children in a particular family, took their older family members spot, because the Uncle said the two younger ones were so excited, he and his wife decided to give their spots to the younger family members to enjoy again. This may have been the day you joined us and saw the two of them doing a second SNUBA dive. However, I am a 62 year young waterman, and most of our Captains are either over 50, or approaching 50 years of age. Your assumptions about age are incorrect. The crater is a world class snorkel destination with exceptional visibility not found along the shore line. There is a nice variety of colorful fish and coral, some endemic to the crater itself. Thank goodness for so many other guests who've been to the crater with us, that have described their experiences, about what a truly special place the crater is. You are correct, there are no Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles at the crater, because of its distance off shore. The clarity of the water and unique sightings of other marine life is part of what makes Molokini so special though. Its distance offshore occasionally attracts Hawksbill Sea Turtles, which are more nomadic by nature, but not green sea turtles. We do however see many other wonderful animals out at the crater not commonly sighted along the shoreline reefs, including Manta Rays and Whale Sharks. I'm sorry, but after living in the islands over 45 years, I have to disagree that beach snorkeling at Kamaole I, though on a good day, is far better than Miami Beach, or most other US beaches, most assuredly does not compare in any way to the unique and very special snorkeling found daily at Molokini Crater. There is so much to take in and appreciate, if you slow down and not worry so much about "counting turtles". However, because turtles are so popular, we do take you to "Turtle Town", for the second snorkel stop. Scott Turner CEO
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star-5
Maui Snorkel trip
Mark_M
, Jun 2021
Great boat and super friendly and helpful staff. Continental breakfast and delicious hot lunch ( burgers, chicken). Water was beautiful. Can rent optional wetsuit on boat for additional $10.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank You for the 5 stars and kind words. Maui truly is No Ka Oi... number 1 So is my team!!!
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star-5
A bucket list must!
Merrilee_C
, Jun 2021
Amazing experience! Fish were just feet away, and so many varieties! The crew did a great job making sure we had an awesome experience!
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star-5
Definitely Deserve 10 versus 5 Stars
Red_Glass_Slipper
, Jun 2021
I vacation 6 times a year, and this was by-far one of the best and most organized one that I've been on. Absolutely worth every penny!! First, each crew member multi-tasked and did a role rotation from bartender to cook to scuba diver, and I'm sure other roles that the passengers weren't aware of. Second, the water activities...scuba diving and snorkeling were amazing. Third, the food and open bar were definitely a big plus.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
WOW! Yes ,10 Stars!! We love it! We’ve been in the business over 40 years and some of my senior crew over 20 years. In fact 90% of my guys have been with me over 15 years. It’s no wonder they are the experts they have become! Thanks for looking behind the scenes and noticing how hard and efficiently they operate in their quest to keep things flowing smooth and safe, while exceeding your expectations. The fact that they do it with smooth precision is truly impressive. Thanks for noticing! And appreciating!
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star-5
Fun, fun adventure
MarieannYvonne_A
, Jun 2021
The crew is very helpful and attentive. Food was good. Tour was very organized. Accurate description of the location would have been helpful to minimize stress especially when you are running late.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thanks for taking time to share your experience with others. We know what it is like to be on vacation, especially in a place that may be new to you, with street signs and place names in Hawaiian. Its not always easy to find where you are going. We like to stay on schedule for the planning of all our guests, though do our very best to be as understanding and accommodating as possible when our guests are running a little behind. Mahalo Nui Loa, Scott
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star-5
Highlight of our trip
Tracy_G
, May 2021
Great crew. Beautiful day and boat ride to the crater. Couldn't do turtle town stop due to surf but had extended time snorkeling at molekini. BBQ lunch and mai tais were nice too!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Aloha and thank you for sharing your experience. Molokini Crater is a world class snorkeling destination and we appreciate you understanding our decision to remain at the crater, due to the exceptional conditions, vs the big surf along the shoreline impacting conditions at Turtle Town. There are those days when the conditions require rethinking our routes and destinations. I’m so fortunate to have some of the most experienced Captains in the business, who’ve been on our team for decades. Your safety is our number one priority followed by providing you with the very best snorkeling possible. We are fortunate to have consistent weather patterns with excellent snorkeling at both sites, and even more fortunate to have intelligent guests who understand and appreciate that there are those days when the weather does require adjustments to be made and though not often, sometimes on the fly..... 😊
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star-5
Amazing Staff, Amazing Experience!
Crystal_B
, May 2021
The was hands down one of my favorite excursions. The staff members were amazing. They were so accommodating and friendly and made the whole experience so enjoyable! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank You for recognizing the best team in the business. My guys are second to none. We appreciate you recognizing the level of service and care we provide, and agree these are the most important considerations when looking for an exceptional experience. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share. Mahalo, Scott Turner CEO
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star-4
Great crew
Aishwarya_D
, May 2021
This was my first time snorkeling and the crew is super helpful in giving tips and making me feel comfortable and confident to snorkel. But did not see alot of fish.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Aloha, Thank You for your kind words about our expert crew. They truly are the best of the best and make me proud everyday! We have been in this business here in the islands over 40 years, and my core team has been with me for decades. I’m so fortunate to have this solid foundation of competent, caring professionals who are passionate about the ocean, love their careers, and appreciate our guests. Thank You for joining us and spending your time appreciating my team. Mahalo, Scott Turner CEO
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