Morning Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkeling Excursion






The Molokini snorkel excursion is our most popular snorkeling adventure.

Once you have been, it is easy to understand why snorkeling Molokini has become the number 1 snorkeling destination in the Hawaiian Islands. Molokini offers exceptionally clear water with visibility reliably in excess of 150 feet.

Molokini snorkeling is truly a unique experience, as there are only 3 volcanic calderas including Molokini in the entire world. In this offshore marine sanctuary sparkling waters are just the beginning of an experience you will not soon forget.

With hundreds of species of fish and marine animals endemic to Hawaii, and coral combinations not found anywhere else in Hawaii, Molokini snorkel is a rare opportunity to view marine life and coral formations not found at other Maui snorkel destinations or anywhere else in the world. Molokini truly is in a league of its own. A World class Molokini excursion deserves a “first class boat”.

Come in your bathing suit, and we will take care of all the snorkel details.

snorkeling at molokinisnorkeling mauiSnorkel Molokini aboard the Pride of Maui in the care of our expert Captains and crew means you can relax.

You will be equipped with comfortable, sanitized, professional snorkel gear, flotation devices, and optical masks, to fully explore the underwater sanctuary.

If you are feeling even more adventurous, take your snorkel experience to the next level, by participating in SNUBA diving at Molokini.

turtle snuba diving

SNUBA is the best of both worlds – a hybrid between snorkeling and SCUBA diving.

If you are up for an exhilarating underwater adventure, our Maui snuba is the adventure for you! With snuba you will enjoy the unique experience of weightlessness and breathing underwater up close with the beautiful marine life in a safe, controlled environment, about 15 feet below the surface, under the watchful care of our expert Maui snuba instructors.

You do not have to carry that heavy air tank on your back. It is attached to a raft on the surface above you, with a long hose and breathing apparatus that you breathe from. All you have to is relax and breathe.

Maui SNUBA diving is a unique adventure requiring NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE or special talents at all. You just have to be at least 8 years of age, in average health and willing to experience the adventure of a life time.

SNUBA aboard the Pride of Maui provides you with once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the ultimate underwater adventure.

“The Pride of Maui crew was great and the half day tour was awesome. The crew was super professional, the equipment was top notch, and the food service was great.”    Andre G. Toronto, ON

turtle townsting rayTurtle Reef (aka Olowalu)  is bordered by a coral reef and underwater lava formations, animated by numerous colorful fishes, starfishes, and other aquatic delights. As you splash into an ocean of fun at Turtle Reef, you will be welcomed by one of Maui’s most gentle residents, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are a protected species and it is unlawful to touch, chase, ride or harass them in any way. Swim calmly, and respect the green sea turtles in their natural environment.

The curious sea turtles, who are intrigued by your presence, will often swim near you, to get a closer look.

breakfastGrill ShotBeyond satisfying your compelling desire to explore the underwater wonders of Molokini and Turtle Reef, your crew also takes care of all your other needs. Our snorkel cruise starts with muffins baked fresh in our own kitchen, fresh tropical fruit, orange juice and freshly ground and brewed Kona Coffee. While you are snorkeling at Molokini, your crew will fire up the grill and cook up some of the best BBQ you have tasted. You will enjoy big juicy burgers, chicken breasts, veggie burgers, jumbo hot dogs, pasta salad, and homemade cookies.

“Amazing trip, best thing we did in Maui and VERY affordable. Where else do you get breakfast AND lunch along with the best snorkeling anywhere. Highly recommend this to anyone. Even my 7 year old daughter did it.”   Rich F. Antelope, CA

dolphinswhalesYou may even be joined by Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins surfing on the large wake of the boat.  Video

Of course, every winter we are honored with the presence of the North Pacific Humpback whales which arrive in large numbers.

Sightings of these majestic animals along the route to Molokini are plentiful.  Video

We offer scuba for certified divers which we cater to in small groups of 7 divers MAXIMUM, ensuring a very personalized Maui SCUBA experience. Our Molokini snorkel & scuba tour is an opportunity for families and groups to share in the excitement of the day on the same boat at the same time. The divers get to blow some bubbles while the snorkelers enjoy the reef too! If you are certified scuba diver but rusty, this is a great opportunity to refresh your skills in a small group of divers, at one or both of the 2 sites we visit, Molokini Crater, Turtle Reef (aka Olowalu), or Coral Gardens depending on conditions

pride of mauiOur flagship the Pride of Maui features unsurpassed amenities! She is Maui’s largest and most stable maxi power catamaran, with more space to comfortably move throughout. Heated fresh water showersHeated fresh water showers , two restrooms, a Glass bottomGlass bottom, Super water slideSuper water slide, six entry points, Swim platformsSwim platforms and Deeply submerged stairsDeeply submerged stairs, are some of the creature comforts which separate us from the smaller, less equipped boats.

Throughout your snorkel experience, you will be cruising on board Maui’s finest 65-foot Maxi Catamaran the Pride of Maui. During our 5-hour trip you are free to roam her 2,500 square feet of open deck space. With perimeter seating and very wide beam (width), moving around is easy and comfortable. You can lounge on the sprawling upper deck, where you will enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the scenic Hawaiian Islands.

“For a high-speed, action-packed snorkel-sail experience, consider the Pride of Maui.”   The New York Times

With more than 30 years of experience under our belt, we pride ourselves in safe, fun, adventure.

Nine out of ten morning excursions are enjoyed at Molokini Crater and Turtle Reef. On the occasional day when inclement weather prohibits safe passage to Molokini, the Captain will select another superb snorkeling destination in Maui, with names like Fantasy Reef, Olowalu, and Turtle Canyons. These names were given to these Maui snorkel locations for good reason, and you can bet that your snorkeling adventure aboard the Pride of Maui, will be the highlight of your vacation here on the valley isle of Maui!

Please note: All our Maui snorkeling destinations are weather dependent. For your safety and comfort, the Captain may select alternate locations for your adventure. Mother Nature delightfully cooperates about 90% of our trips.



Molokini Crater and Turtle Reef

Where to Board
Maalaea Harbor Public Loading Dock

Boarding/Check in: 7:30 am

Trip: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

What to bring

Snorkeling gear and instruction is included and provided for you.

Camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, and towels.

Underwater Camera rentals are available for purchase.

Picture ID is required for passengers consuming alcoholic beverages.


Includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and open bar.

Fresh homemade muffins, Tropical Fruit,
Kona Coffee, Juice

Juice, Soft Drinks,
Beer on tap, Wine & Mai-tai’s

Fresh Vegetables, Ranch Dressing Dip

Lunch (HOT off the Grill)
Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Breast
Vegetables, Pasta salad, Cookies



SNUBA (ages 8 & up)


SCUBA (one tank)


SCUBA (two tank) $76.00 snubasnuba


* SNUBA or SCUBA can be added as an extra onto your snorkel trip. After confirming trip availability, a pop-up screen will appear and you will be asked if you would like to add Snuba or Scuba to your trip.

** SNUBA and SCUBA prices are per dive site.

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