• Location: Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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On this snorkeling excursion from Kahului port, swim with fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles at two of Maui’s best snorkeling sites. Experience the clear, crystalline waters of Molokini Crater, and search for turtles off Maui’s historic and volcanic southern coastline. It’s the perfect shore excursion in Maui for exploring the underwater world, where colorful corals and a wealth of marine life are only a boat ride away.

Highlights

  • Maui snorkeling adventure shore excursion
  • See tropical fish, sea turtles and other underwater life
  • Snorkel near Molokini, one of the top 10 dive spots in the world
  • Receive expert snorkel instruction and the use of snorkel equipment
  • Port pickup and drop-off and breakfast and lunch included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Kahului Shore Excursion: Snorkeling Adventure

Snorkeling Adventure

While you’re cruise ship is docked at port in Kahului, embark on a thrilling, aquatic adventure to the southern shore of the island, where you’ll board the comfortable Pride of Maui for a cruise of the southern coast.

The first stop will be Molokini Crater, a partially submerged, volcanic islet with exceptional visibility. On most days, you’ll be snorkeling in calm, protected waters that teem with thousands of reef fish, and where visibility can often be as good as 100 feet. As a Marine Life Conservation District, Molokini is home to over 250 species of tropical fish, and you never know when you could spot an octopus or harmless white tip reef shark.

Once you’ve finished snorkeling and are relaxing back on board, you’ll cross the channel to the Makena shoreline of Maui’s southern coast—an area that’s known for its large population of endangered Hawaiian Green sea turtles. As the boat’s stairs are lowered in the water, scan the area for green and brown shells that look like floating rocks, or watch for their bald, rounded heads to emerge for a quick gulp of air. When you eventually find one underwater, casually observe their fluid motions and grace as they swim across the reef.

All of the necessary equipment for snorkeling is provided along with this tour, as are flotation and optical masks that are complimentary to use. And, as you swim with schools of tropical fish and cruise the colorful reefs, a videographer will capture shots that are available for purchase on board.

Finally, in addition to snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles, this Maui snorkeling shore excursion also includes continental breakfast, as well as a filling, deli-style buffet that’s served on the way back to shore.

Customer Reviews

lisa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Fantastic excursion with a great crew on 'The Pride of Maui'. Saw a whale while cruising to snorkel site, the snorkeling was amazing and catered for all abilities. Coming from NZ we found the sea warm, snorkeling among tropical fish was surreal, seeing a couple of turtles topped off a great experience. Highly recommend this excursion.

tomzeni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A fabulous experience. The excursion was prepared with any type of equipment for snorkeling, snubbing, or scuba-ing. Totally professional. Checked everyone out prior to going into the water. Had people in the water watching the snorkelers and providing tips. They also provided breakfast and lunch. You cannot find a better snorkeling adventure into the Molokini crater!

Eric L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This trip was easily one of the highlights of our honeymoon! for such a reasonable price we got a continental breakfast, lunch, open bar, and pristine snorkel locations!


We were on the Norwegian cruise. Pick up was simple they met us just off the boat and had us driven by taxi all included about a half hour to the harbor. We were boarded on the boat the pride of Maui where they served a continental breakfast while we were taken to the first snorkel sport: Molokini. This spot was very clear and calm, probably the best snorkeling we had on this whole vacation! After spending an hour, we boarded the boat and made our way to the second location: Turtle bay. During the transport, we were served a lunch of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken, and vege burgers for those interested. They also had soda and macaroni salad, as well as all of the fixings for your sandwiches. The second location was a bit choppy so we left a little early, but we did see a giant sea turtle! On the hour long trip back to harbor, they had an open bar with Maui brewing company beer and a variety of cocktails.

The staff was super friendly and they had many options for those who wanted to do more than snorkeling. They had a photographer with underwater cameras and GoPro's for rent, an option to do SNUBA hybrid between SCUBA and snorkeling for an extra charge, and for those who where SCUBA certified they had SCUBA equipment - although this may be a separate excursion and definitely an extra charge. Overall, we would definitely go on this excursion again and would recommend this to anyone visiting Maui!

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The trip to crater and then to turtle beach were both great snorkeling. Took lots of videos and pictures. Crew on ship were fun and helpful.

Gail M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The entire day was great. We saw many whales, had great snorkeling and very nice lunch. The captain and staff were very informative and helpful.

PETER S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Good connections from ship to port. Efficient check in procedures. Breakfast was a little underwhelming and the boat was full. Good instruction for first time snorkellers and the equipment was new and clean. I guess they can't control the fish who were maybe on holidays themselves, but we were fortunate and excited to swim with three large green sea turtles, a definite highlight until the manta ray wandered past ! This happened because of the skill of the lady guide who floated around the group spotting for us. All staff were great.

sandy

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Very professional crew and well organised for SNUBA,
SCUBA or just snorkelling. The crater has lots of other companies snorkelling there too so you are restricted where you can go. The water is wonderfully clear but the variety of fish is limited if just snorkelling. Recommend for SNUBA or SCUBA

carolrburton

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Had a great time. Our first stop to Molokini crater was VERY crowded. There were about 8 boats at the reef and not much room to explore. We had to stay in a fairly small space. I actually got to see an octopus and a squid though, so that was way cool! Our second spot was not that special. I didn't see any turtles myself, although there were a few spotted. Lunch was really good. Hamburgers, hot dogs, with all the trimmings. Salad and veggies with fruit. The crew were all very attentive and helpful and friendly. I would give them a 5 plus, as well as the lunch. The reason I only gave it a 4 was because of how crowded it was. Definitely worth doing!

Norma D

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Snorkelling was as expected. Saw lots of turtles, lunch was wonderful. Crew was very helpful and informative.

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