Snorkeling is the most in-demand and popular ocean activity for visitors looking for adventure on a Maui vacation. Get excited about Maui vacation planning, and learn about what you’ll see while snorkeling at Maui’s Turtle Town.
This may be an obvious statement, but Turtle Town is really a turtle town! Guests will see Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural habitat, sunbathing on the shoreline and swimming in the clear ocean. Other turtles that frolic in Maui’s Turtle Town are the Hawksbill, Leatherback, Olive Ridley, and Loggerhead. Hawaiian green sea turtles and the Hawksbill are the most commonly spotted, but guests will have a rare chance to see some of the others if they keep their eyes peeled.
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While snorkeling at Maui’s Turtle Town, you’ll notice that the underwater world is a living, thriving, and delicate ecosystem. Approximately 23% of the species found in Hawaiian waters are endemic, and there are about 680 tropical fish species alone. This number does not include invertebrates, corals, and other marine animals like turtles, dolphins, octopuses, and whales.
Besides viewing tropical fish at Turtle Town, guests have a chance to see some of Maui’s most famous residents: dolphins, rays, seals, and whales.
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Climate change, environmental threats, and tourist footprint do a lot of damage to Maui and Hawaii’s delicate coral reef systems.
Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) tends to the threats to Hawaii’s reefs and the nearshore ocean ecosystems through the local community, partnerships, and education. With the awareness that Maui County’s reefs are facing many threats, MNMRC started the Maui Coral Reef Recovery Team in 2010. This team comprises 16 of Hawaii’s chief coral reef scientists, management specialists, and community members.
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There is so much vibrant marine life at Turtle Town that it truly must be seen to be believed. We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our vessels for an unforgettable snorkel trip soon!