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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Best Small-Group Molokini Snorkel and Green Sea Turtle Adventure from Maui

Speed through the water from Maui to the Molokini Crater for a small-group snorkeling adventure where the underwater visibility often exceeds 180 feet (55 meters)! Spend your morning snorkeling on the wildlife-rich reef off the crater, where fish, rays and other wildlife call home. Next, venture to 'Turtle Town' to swim with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle! In addition to snorkeling, your five-hour experience includes a continental breakfast, deli lunch and fabulous Hawaiian views – what better way to spend a day?


  • 5-hour Molokini Crater snorkeling and green sea turtle experience from Maui
  • Look for dolphins at La Perouse Bay
  • Snorkel the waters of Molokini Crater with visibility exceeding 180 feet (55 meters)
  • Swim with the Hawaiian green sea turtle!
  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch

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Best Small-Group Molokini Snorkel and Green Sea Turtle Adventure from Maui

Molokini Crater

From Maui, embark on a small-group adventure to Molokini, a crescent-shaped volcanic crater located between the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kahoʻolawe.

Skip over the waves on a comfortable and speedy military-inspired, eco-friendly raft to the Molokini Crater, where you will snorkel with tropical fish, rays and various other wildlife. As the first boat to arrive at the crater, the waters will be uncrowded. Here, you'll also enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. Water visibility at this prime diving and snorkeling spot often reaches 180 feet (55 meters)! If you need a break, relax on the boat’s comfy pontoons and soak up the sun. After snorkeling in the crater, head to the backside of Molokini Crater, a place many people rarely see, for another snorkeling experience.

On your way to your final snorkeling destination, 'Turtle Town,' hug the Maui coastline and view the island’s most recent lava flow on the way to beautiful La Perouse Bay. The bay is a natural habitat for the Hawaiian spinner dolphin, so keep a look out and get your camera ready!

At 'Turtle Town,' jump in the water and swim with the friendly Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles! After snorkeling with the turtles, refuel with a deli lunch before heading back to Maui.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The trip was great, the guides were sooo nice, the food was very good and the snorkeling spots were top-notch! We stopped 4-5 times, although the last one was after lunch when everybody was full :-
However, we saw plenty of turtles, snorkeled Molokini front and back into the blue, saw Delphins, aso.. i highly recommend this tour! No complains at all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved the small group and the personal attention from the crew. I will recommend this trip to anyone going to Maui.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour with this group was outstanding. We were greeted at the launch site by our leaders who explained just what to expect, fitted with wet suits and off we went. The ride to Molokini was wonderful on the beautiful Hawaiian morning and we arrived at Molokini before most of the bigger boats got there. The snorkeling was spectacular! On getting back into the boat, one of our party has knee issues and the ladder to re-enter the boat was very difficult. The staff were wonderful and provided help, but be warned - if knee issues are a problem for you, this may not be the correct tour to take. The rest of the day was a wonderful experience except for the turtle adventure. The turtles were few and far between, and difficult to find. I guess I sort of expected more of a Turtle Refuge with tons of the guys swimming around. The use of the words Turtle Town in the tour description is a bit misleading. However, all in all, a great day with lots of fun snorkeling with two very good guides. The experience is highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

LOVED it - the trip was great. The guides did a great job of handling newbies/fraidy cats like me about the snorkeling and more experienced and adventurous people. I was nervous I would feel out of place. The boat ride was GREAT - they were knowledgeable and kept a good commentary with all of us. Everybody seemed equally pleased. Would DEFINITELY do this again and hope to get the same guides again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Sean and Chase did an outstanding job! My wife and I were on our honeymoon, and this was one of our favorite adventures of the trip!

Compared to the other snorkel tours, this was by far the smallest, which in my opinion pays dividends. Sean referred to each and every person by their 1st name. Chase was great at small talk giving tips on where to eat, and he also gave us a location of a waterfall/pool to check out that wasn't too far from our hotel.

There are 4 stops on the tour and all are very unique. The 3rd stop was my least favorite, but we did get to drive by some lava rock, which was very neat.

We saw plenty of fish and coral, but our favorite part was swimming with the sea turtles. We saw 3!

The breakfast and lunch are lite, but filling. Sean does a great job giving the history of what you're looking at, which I believe really brings it all together.

Finally, we were the 1st ones out to sea, and the last ones back. We will certainly be back the next time we are in Hawai'i!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

If you have only have time for one tour to do in Maui, this is the one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great experience and a must-do for Maui visitors! Very different from just snorkeling off of the beach as you get to boat into deeper waters next to Molokini and experience the awesome island and all of the beautiful reefs, corals, and colorful fish.
Seth, our tour guide and raft driver, was excellent as he had so much information about everything we were seeing and about Hawaii in general. He has a great personality and sense of humor, and played some great music on the boat ride as well. Definitely recommend this tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

SO MANY SEA TURTLES!! If I could give this tour 6 stars, I would! Our guides, Seth and Kelly, were fantastic and could not be more helpful. Kelly jumped right in the water with us to show us interesting sealife and Seth did a great job navigating and guiding us along the way. Their rapport was great and kept everyone laughing. We were provided with much needed wetsuits to stay warm, a delicious breakfast of fruit and cinnamon rolls, and a perfect lunch to cap off the day. With the boat's design, they really can get to places the larger boats cannot and offer a unique experience. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Kiki and Chase were especially helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. When there was too much wave action behind the crater, they found wonderful alternatives. The breakfast and lunch were delicious and bountiful! Snorkel equipment and wet suits were trouble free. They thought of everything to make this a very enjoyable trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was excellent. Our captain Sean and first mate Chase. Were friendly, professional, and very knowledgable about the islands. The snorkel was excellent. We went to 4 snorkel spots,saw amazing fish and swam with at least 4 turtles. I would highly recommend and ask for Sean!!!

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