Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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
  • Snorkel and SNUBA at two exceptional locations aboard the largest Maxi Power Catamaran on Maui

What's Included

  • Use of Snorkeling equipment - **Please note. No full face snorkeling masks will be allowed for safety reasons**
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 233 Maalaea Rd
      233 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

      Check-in 7.30am. Google Maps 233 Maalaea Road, places you in front of US Coast Guard building. The pier is to your left. Walk onto the pier, turn left and go to the very end. Look for the large white boat with black and gold trim that says Pride of Maui on its side.

    Start time

    08:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • 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 travellers can participate
    • Check in at 7.30am, 30 Minutes Prior to start time
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 74 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    511 reviews
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    Excellent trip, equipment and crew
    Jeffrey_C, Mar 2023
    An excellent excursion. Equipment was top notch and the two snorkeling locations at molokini and turtle town were excellent. Instructions were clear and communication was good both before and during the trip. Lots of fun even for my family that has had suboptimal experiences with snorkeling in the past. Lunch was burgers and hot dogs and pretty good for what it was. Excellent flotation devices provided which was a plus. Boat had quite a few people on it (80-100) but density was still ok.
    Best choice!!
    Caitlyn_L, Mar 2023
    The crew was amazing. Not only was it a snorkeling adventure but the captain also took us on a little whale watching detour. We got to see lots of fish and a sea turtle. The slide was a huge hit for my family. Captain Jason was very helpful with my 6-year-old and my son loved it. The whole crew was so nice and helpful. My husband greatly enjoyed joking with the first mate. She was so much fun to be around. Breakfast and a hot lunch just made the day that much better. Definitely recommend the Pride of Maui for your snorkeling experience.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    We believe Captain Jason (also a father), is the kid-friendliest Dad in the harbor. He and his crew work hard to exceed your expectations. Takako was your first mate, who very regularly receives high praise from our guests. With over 20 years of experience on our team, she is also our GM. Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience.
    The crew was all super...
    Alyssa_Y, Mar 2023
    The crew was all super nice, attentive, and knowledgable. Kept the ship/bathrooms clean the whole trip. Crew came around with drinks often. Thoroughly explained all instructions for snorkeling, weather conditions and expectations for the voyage. The hot cooked lunch after snorkeling was great to have after a long morning on the boat.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    We appreciate our guests and want your experience with us to be the very best time you spend on Maui. Thanks for appreciating us too!
    JUST DO IT!!! Amazing Tour…❤️
    Janine_H, Mar 2023
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! We saw a ton of different fish at the crater with MANY whales along the way. Did not see any turtles at the second snorkel spot, can’t control nature!! All in all trip was great would definitely recommend for all ages. Staff were efficient and friendly!!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    We are so glad you had an amazing time! Thank you for recognizing my team and appreciating how friendly and skilled they are at taking care of our guests.
    Amazing morning
    Christine_P, Mar 2023
    We went to snorkel and see fish and turtles. We ended up with a amazing whale adventure. The staff was amazing. Caring and personable. They treated us all with such care. Would recommend them to everyone
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Caring for guests while sharing their wealth of knowledge on the ocean, is what our team is all about! So happy you saw so many whales during your snorkel excursion aboard the Pride of Maui.
    MAHALO for our BEST experience in paradise!
    Ron_C, Mar 2023
    Efficient, professional, SAFE & Uber Aloha staff! Super clean rig, great instructions & helped with in / out H2O of handicap & kids.. welcome & comfortable!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Mahalo for joining us and appreciating my super team! We have been operating here in the islands for over 40 years, and safety is our number one priority. We love our vessels and take care to keep them clean and very comfortable for our guests. It is an honor to serve all of our guests, and especially all who may need a little extra assistance in and out of the water.
    The crew were very...
    Dawn_S, Mar 2023
    The crew were very friendly and accommodating-excellent trip. Staff help everyone into the water and if you were uncomfortable they got eight in with you!
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    This is how it goes when you are in the care of the very best of the very best team of passionate watermen and women on Maui!
    Amazing bonus-whale season!
    Connie_G, Mar 2023
    The snorkeling at the crater was ok but so much better at Turtle Town the second location. The best and totally unexpected thing was whales were in Maui from Alaska! What an incredible sight!!!
    Great crew. Nice vessel...
    Sondra_D, Mar 2023
    Great crew. Nice vessel at a lower capacity. Easy booking process. Safety is always first with them.
    Family snorkeling adventure!
    Eric_D, Mar 2023
    From the start of our trip it was well organized and the food was great! Even though our destination was diverted due to high winds. Your tour still delivered and our family had a great snorkeling experience. Your crew was great and helpful and will book another tour with your company. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
    Great trip
    Rick_R, Feb 2023
    Great trip out to Molokini crater for a snorkeling trip. The crew was amazing friendly and make sure we had an excellent time. I highly recommend it!
    Great day
    Donna_T, Feb 2023
    Captain and crew were awesome and so very nice. Due to wind and rough waters we couldn't start with the crater Snorkeling spot so the Captain moved on to another spot which we all appreciated. On the way back we saw so many whales, some so close to our boat, that we don't even need to do a whale watch! Thank you!!
    Great trip!
    Charles_A, Feb 2023
    Seeing a green sea turtle and seeing the whales so close. The snorkel was professional and tons of fun.
    Great experience, even for a rookie!
    Samuel_S, Feb 2023
    They had a great crew and ran like clockwork! This was only the second time I have snorkeled and they had everything figured out and saw lots of fish and 2 sea turtles!!
    Elaine_H, Feb 2023
    Great crew. Captain was very informative. Not super crowded. Food and drinks perfect. Easy on and off the boat to Snorkel
    Loved it! The crew was...
    Cindy_H, Feb 2023
    Loved it! The crew was amazing. This was my second time doing this with this group and it didn’t disappoint.
    Molokini Crater Pride of Maui Tour
    Thomas_U, Feb 2023
    With so many choices of snorkeling tours it can be hard to choose wondering how it will be, I chose The Pride of Maui Tour and it did not disappoint captain Patrick and his crew Matt, Olivia, and Hannah were awesome! From the communication, instruction and friendliness I was impressed! Although due to past weather we were not able to do Turtle Town but in exchange we got a whale watch show heading out and back in to Molokini Crater, Captain Patrick took the opportunity to give us a show like no other we seen a ton of whales and he took the time the park the boat several times and give tutorials on what he was seeing with the whales it was a’mazING!!! We had such a great time and when we got to the snorkeling they were well prepared with everything you could need to make it easy for all ages and experience to snorkel! We also got extended time snorkeling too and seen tons of ocean life in the beautiful waters of Molokini, he then took us on a tutorial tour of the crater which I did not see any other tour doing while we were there! Lunch and open bar was also great! We had the best time!!! Highly recommend Captain Patrick and his crew for the Molokini Crater snorkeling tour on The Pride of Maui!! Thank you Crew! Tom & Keri
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to provide such a comprehensive review ond overview of their day on the ocean, in the care of our amazing Captains and crew. Captain Pat has been with us for over 25 years and is one of the most experienced skippers in the business. Born and raised on Maui, he definitely knows these waters and generously shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise with all our guests. Captain Matt is also US Coast Guard licensed and has been with us for over 15 years. Matt was First Officer and co-Captain, on this day. Having been mentored by Senior Captain Pat, he too has a deep passion and understanding of our local waters. Hannah comes from a background of guest services, has traveled the world, with family roots here on Maui. She too is passionate about the ocean and sharing with our guests. Olivia is our youngest crew member, who has delighted all of us by her youthful spirit and desire to accommodate our guests. She comes from a family of watermen and women, and is an avid surfer and water woman, born and raised on Maui. We are awesome, (your words), because of our team. I am very careful as an owner in building our team over the past 40 years in the business, though it is they who at the end of the day deliver an unsurpassed level of care and goodwill for our guests, which is why you experienced that extra time with the whales and had the opportunity to explore the back side of Molokini. We love guests who appreciate the difference it makes to go out with us! Mahalo!
    Great day
    Raleigh_H, Jan 2023
    The staff was amazing. Very helpful. The trip was filled with information and saw a number of whales.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    This time of year is truly magical. The North Pacific Humpback Whales are here in large numbers. It is a time when our crew is just as excited to share their appreciation and passion for the whales as CD our guests are to receive.
    We had a great time...
    Karen_Y, Jan 2023
    We had a great time snorkeling and saw lots of whales. The staffs are very friendly and attentive. It’s one of the best experiences.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    So glad you had a great time. Indeed, our team is simply the best of the best! They are all about providing a “best” experience!
    Good snorkeling but great whale watching!
    CynthiaWillis_C, Jan 2023
    The best part of the trip was seeing so many whales on the way out and on the way back on. We saw lots of breaches, jumps and whale tails. It was awesome!
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    This is that magical time of the year when the whales migrate to Maui in large numbers for berthing. It’s an amazing opportunity for some of the very best whale watching in the world.