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Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Aboard Quicksilver MAUI Lahaina Harbor

From Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel Aboard the Quicksilver

Lahaina, United States
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Turtle Town is one of Maui's most famous snorkel destinations. Home to green sea turtles and an array of fish species, it's a great location to discover the local wildlife. Embark on an afternoon snorkel tour to the turtle cleaning station from Lahaina Harbor. During the winter months, the tour also includes whale-watching with a hydrophone to hear the humpbacks sing.
  • Learn about the local ecosystem from your guide
  • Enjoy lunch and non-alcoholic drinks included
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction is provided
  • Take in the coastal scenery of Maui while you sail

What's Included

  • Experienced captain and crew
  • Snorkel 101 Tutorial
  • Use of top-quality snorkel gear and floatation devices
  • Ice-cold water, soda, juice, coffee or tea
  • Two restrooms
  • Freshwater shower
  • Informative and historical narration
  • "Jump for Joy" 2nd deck jumping platform
  • Whale watch (seasonal Dec-April))
  • Lunch
  • Underwater photographer onboard offers custom photo shoots with several packages to choose from
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Towels
  • Underwater cameras are available to rent
  • Wetsuits are available to rent for $10.00 each
  • Dramamine is available for purchase 2 tablets for $5.00
  • T-shirts are available to purchase for $20.00 each
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 675 Wharf St
    675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA

    MEET AT: Lahaina Harbor, Main Loading Dock 675 Wharf Street, Lahaina HI 96763. MANDATORY CHECK-IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CHECK-IN SERVICE Look for the our crew member by the yellow "Quicksilver" sign near the main loading dock Show less

Start time

12:30 PM

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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Mandatory Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • PLEASE PRINT OR DOWLOAD YOUR TICKET AFTER CHECKOUT - THE MAJORITY OF YOUR QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED WITH INFORMATION LISTED ON YOUR TCKET
  • Snorkel locations are determined daily by our captains based on weather, swell, and many years of experience in Maui waters
  • Wildlife sightings, while likely, are not guaranteed
  • For vegetarian, gluten-free meals, or any other special dietary need please call at time of booking
  • With your safety as a top priority alcohol is served once the snorkel portion of the tour is complete
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Basic swimming ability recommended
  • Underwater photographer onboard can provide custom photo shoots and offers a variety of packages to choose from
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Whale watch portion is seasonal from December to April
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 111 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where do we depart from on the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:You’ll board Quicksilver at the world-renowned Lahaina Harbor at 675 Wharf St, Lahaina, HI 96761.

May 2021

Q:Is there parking near the dock for the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:There are several parking lots within walking distance of the harbor. There is free parking available at 750-760 Luakini St (appx. 5 min walk) and paid parking available at 641 Luakini St (appx. 4 min walk)

May 2021

Q:How early do I need to check in for the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. The boat sails on schedule, so please arrive early for check-in.

May 2021

Q:What type of boat is used during the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:The Quicksilver is a state-of-the-art motorized catamaran. There is an exciting water slide, a freshwater shower to rinse off the salt.

Oct 2022

Q:Are there shaded areas to relax on the catamaran during the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:Absolutely! The main cabin area is fully shaded with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the day!

May 2021

Q:What food is provided during the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:You may enjoy snacks, ice-cold water, soda, juice, coffee, and tea.

May 2021

Q:Is there a bar on board the boat for the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:Yes! Non-alcoholic drinks are included, however, adult beverages are available for purchase on board.

May 2021

Q:Is there a restroom on the boat during the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour?

A:Yes - there are restrooms available onboard.

May 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour if I have no snorkeling experience?

A:Yes! Snorkel gear is provided and the crew will give instruction on how to properly fit and use your equipment. For those who need a little more instruction, a class is taught by the captain onboard. This is great for first-time snorkelers.

May 2021

Q:Can I participate in the Lanai or Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Tour if I am not a strong swimmer?

A:Yes - Several different types of flotation devices including foam noodles and boogie boards are available for free. Wetsuits, which not only keep you warm, are also great flotation devices are available for rent.

Oct 2022

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Reviews

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Friendly and accommodating snorkel tour!!
Stephanie_G, Aug 2023
Wonderful Snorkel Tour!!! Our family did the 3 hour tour tour with our 18 month old, and we loved it!! We were hesitant to do it knowing we had our toddler, but the crew was friendly and very accommodating!! They offered a little kayak boat with a glass bottom for our daughter to use and she loved it! We pushed her around in it and she was able to see lots of turtles! We got close enough to Turtles where we had to keep our distance since you can't touch them. We brought our daughters life vest for her just in case they didn't have one small enough. Hot dogs and chips are included with the tour, and the $3 Mai Tais on board after you snorkel were delicous!! It was a bit crowded with over 100 people on tour, and the boat capacity was 149, but overall we highly recommend this tour!!! Book it!!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Wow, thank you so much for this detailed review of your trip! The Turtle Town snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver from Lahaina is the best family vacation activity on Maui :) We are glad you enjoyed the crew, drinks, and turtles. Mahalo!
Just a nice day.
Patti_N, Aug 2023
Snorkeling and seeing different fish. Very disappointed in not seeing a multitude of turtles as we did on Oahu. Staff were on paddle boards as we were snorkeling and kept shooing us away from the rocks. Did not appreciate. That is where the sea life likes to hang out. Lunch was good.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your cruise. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. While seeing turtles isn't guaranteed, we are looking into every aspect of your trip to find where we fell short so that we can address those issues immediately.
Good experience! Crew was...
Ananya_S, Aug 2023
Good experience! Crew was great-super friendly! We really appreciated that they had a vegetarian food option. Wish we saw more in the water but that’s very day dependent.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the crew and food aboard Quicksilver for the Turtle Town snorkel tour. Mahalo!
Awesome afternoon
Jen_G, Jul 2023
This snorkel trip was so fun, safe and easy. The crew provided everything from flippers and snorkel gear to floaty noodles and lunch. The captain was chill, informative and organized. They even had lifeguards out on surf boards which was comforting. The boat is super fun with the slide and jumping platform too. We needed the afternoon departure and were so glad to find it! Highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you so much for the detailed review of your time aboard Quicksilver for the Turtle Town snorkel tour from Lahaina! It sounds like you had an incredible time. We appreciate your review!
Snorkeling Adventure
Kristin_N, Jul 2023
Excellent staff who were helpful and knowledgeable! They were attentive to all our needs and we had a wonderful time snorkeling! Great day!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Amazing! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the staff aboard Quicksilver for the Turtle Town snorkel tour from Lahaina. They are the best! Mahalo.
Such Fun!
Carrie_R, Jul 2023
Such fun … swam so close (keeping the 10’ of respectful distance, of course) to majestic sea turtles!! Fun crew, great snorkeling, and yummy lunch. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
You saw turtles! Amazing! Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your fantastic time aboard Quicksilver for the Turtle Town snorkel tour. Mahalo!
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Shashidhara_S, Jul 2023
Didn’t show up We haven’t go this attraction because of our car has a problem So we didn’t show up for this
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are sorry you weren't able to make it! Please give us a call or visit us again on your next visit to Maui.
I would skip it next time
Erin_H, Jul 2023
The crew aboard the Quicksilver was great, no complaints there. We booked this tour specifically because we wanted to go to Turrtle Town, but that’s not where we went. I understand that water conditions change and that can’t be controlled but an explanation at least would have been nice. We went to a very small cove and the boundaries given were not enough space for the 100+ people that got off the boat. We saw very little wildlife while snorkeling and it ended up feeling like a bust. Next time I would definitely book a smaller tour. With the number of people who report not actually going to Turtle Town it feels like they should rename the experience. Again, the crew and accommodations were great the snorkeling location just didn’t follow suit.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your cruise. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. We are looking into every aspect of your trip to find where we fell short so that we can address those issues immediately. On rare occasions we have to reroute trips due to weather or sea conditions. Swell and wind direction are important safety considerations, and these elements can also affect snorkeling visibility. Our captains and crew are trained to make the best decision for the safety of all passengers and crew. These decisions are rarely, if ever, are made before the vessel leaves the harbor, but are instead made when the captain leaves the harbor and can better judge the currents and swell. We still provide the same trip length and amenities, albeit at a different site. We make every effort to put our guests in the best, safest conditions possible. We strive to provide stellar customer service to all our passengers and guests. While over 90% of our reviewers rate us as excellent or very good, we appreciate and value all feedback our customers choose to provide. We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing ocean environment and are very sorry that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. Please give us a call or visit us again on your next visit to Maui. We’d love to get a chance to win you over.
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Aleksandra_I, Jul 2023
In the boat trip was amazing. The crew was so nice.IlEverything was good, but In turtles town didn’t have turtles.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Mahalo for recommending the Turtle Town snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver. Join us another time for a better chance at turtles!
So fu!
jasmine_s, Jul 2023
The crew was amazing! And it was such a fun experience! For the price we got lunch and happy hour drinks and overall it was so fun
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We are pleased to hear you had fun on your Turtle Town snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver from Lahaina! Mahalo for taking the time to leave a review.
Great tour!
Ginny_H, Jul 2023
Great snorkeling, great crew! But it was a BIG group, not what you’d want to do if looking for a small intimate snorkeling tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Sounds like an incredible day aboard Quicksilver for the Turtle Town snorkel tour from Lahaina! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with us :) come back again soon!
The tour was too short...
Patricia_A, Jul 2023
The tour was too short and we were taken in one big circle...we ended up snorkeling near the harbor where we left from. It was not the experience that I thought we had paid for. I thought we were going to the island where the turtles are. It was not worth the money I spent.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your cruise. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. On rare occasions we have to reroute trips due to weather or sea conditions. Swell and wind direction are important safety considerations, and these elements can also affect snorkeling visibility. Our captains and crew are trained to make the best decision for the safety of all passengers and crew. These decisions are rarely, if ever, are made before the vessel leaves the harbor, but are instead made when the captain leaves the harbor and can better judge the currents and swell. We make every effort to put our guests in the best, safest conditions possible. We strive to provide stellar customer service to all our passengers and guests. While over 90% of our reviewers rate us as excellent or very good, we appreciate and value all feedback our customers choose to provide. We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing ocean environment and are very sorry that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. Please give us a call or visit us again on your next visit to Maui. We’d love to get a chance to win you over.
Wonderful Afternoon Excursion
Teddy_Z, Jul 2023
We had a great time on the boat and they took us to a great place to snorkel. We saw several turtles just hanging out.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Amazing! Mahalo for recommending the Turtle Town snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver from Lahaina.
Don't waste your time
will_f, Jul 2023
"Turtle town" was not at all what was described. Could do the same tour for $1.25 of gas and a 3 min walk. Don't waste your time!!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your cruise. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. We are looking into every aspect of your trip to find where we fell short so that we can address those issues immediately. Our captains and crew are trained to place the passengers in the best position to view sea life, and while observing whales, dolphins or turtles is not guaranteed, the large majority of our passengers get the opportunity for some great sea life experiences above and below the water. In fact most reviews mention great sea life experiences. We strive to provide stellar customer service to all our passengers and guests. While over 90% of our reviewers rate us as excellent or very good, we appreciate and value all feedback our customers choose to provide. We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing ocean environment and are very sorry that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. Please give us a call or visit us again on your next visit to Maui. We’d love to get a chance to win you over.
Excellent time great staff
sarah_d, Jul 2023
This was a great experience if you were looking for a half day snorkel. We saw plenty of turtles and had plenty of time in the water. The photographer was absolutely amazing, very helpful, and easy to work. Lunch was Costco food which is always great! The captain was funny and very helpful in helping people learn how to snorkel. The staff and crew were absolutely amazing. Just as a caution, my brother and his family took this snorkel a couple days later and they did not see a single turtle because they went to a different dive site than we did.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Fantastic! We appreciate you leaving such a detailed review of your time aboard Quicksilver for the turtle town snorkel tour from Lahaina. We are so glad you saw tons of turtles and enjoyed your day! Mahalo.
Not worth it
Erdem_T, Jul 2023
It was crowded aprx. 100 people. The area you are allowed was like a Olympic pool size so it was hard. We saw 3,4 turtles ( expecting more)
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback about your cruise. Providing fun, safe boating adventures is our highest priority, and we are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than wonderful. We are looking into every aspect of your trip to find where we fell short so that we can address those issues immediately. Our vessel is certified to travel with 155 passengers, but we only allow approximately 123 passengers on the vessel for each trip. We are one of the largest, fastest boats in the harbor, and we designed the boat to be as comfortable as possible. We love taking guests out to experience Maui's amazing ocean environment and are very sorry that we did not meet and exceed your expectations. Please give us a call or visit us again on your next visit to Maui. We’d love to get a chance to win you over.
great staff, we made it...
Dana_B, Jul 2023
great staff, we made it even though we were running late thank you so much. the ride and snorkeling experience was awesome.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Mahalo for recommending the Turtle Town snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver from Lahaina!
Great price for an afternoon adventure!
Sarah_F, Jul 2023
The crew was so nice! They gave a quick snorkle lesson to those who haven’t been before. We got about 50 min in the water because we stopped to see dolphins on the way! They provided a decent lunch and our favorite was the $3 mai tais on the way back! We had a blast for our first time! Thanks guys!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Wow, thank you so much for this terrific review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the snorkeling, dolphins, food and drinks aboard Quicksilver for your Turtle Town snorkel tour. Sounds like an amazing day!
Absolutely divine !!
Esmael_Y, Jul 2023
I absolutely 💯 loved the whole trip the crew was very kind and generous. Been snorkeling before but not like this . The fact you have life guards watching over everyone shows you really care about what you do !! I will never forget this experience
Response from Host, Jul 2023
The crew aboard Quicksilver for the Turtle town snorkel tour from Lahaina is the best! We are pleased to hear you felt safe and enjoyed your time with us :) come back soon!
Highly recommend for all!!
Amanda_L, Jul 2023
The crew was so helpful and made this experience one you have to go to! Highly recommend! So much fun
Response from Host, Jul 2023
We agree, the Turtle Town snorkel tour aboard Quicksilver from Lahaina is a must-do on Maui! Mahalo for leaving a fantastic review.
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