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Molokini Crater Zodiak Adventure Snorkel and Turtle Cove Swim

Wailuku, United States
Maui Reef Adventure Tours aboard the Ocean Freedom and Reef Explorer

From $179.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go snorkeling in Maui with a half-day excursion to Molokini Crater and Turtle Cove. Climb aboard a boat for a scenic journey to Molokini Crater and then get in the water to snorkel at your leisure. See up to 250 species of reef fish and coral formations during the underwater adventure at this submerged volcanic crater. Continue on to Turtle Cove, a popular place to spot Green Sea Turtles. Lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks are included.
  • Explore the Molokini Crater during a snorkeling adventure
  • Admire views of Maui during a half-day boat and snorkel tour
  • Visit Turtle Cove and keep an eye out for Green Sea Turtles
  • Lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks are included

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Professional guide
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • Sunscreen/Sunglasses

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Check in at Ma'alaea Harbor loading dock, located at the very end of the pier by the biodiesel station. The boat is yellow, and will dock at 7:30 am for boarding. All seating is first come, first serve. Please allow enough time to park prior to check in.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check in time: 30 MINUTES PRIOR to departure for all tours.
  • Minimum age is 4 years old
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • There are 25 seats with arm rests and additional seating along the tubes. All seating is first come, first serve.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The boat cannot be held for late passengers, so please be on time and check in at 7:30 a.m.
  • No large backpacks or luggage allowed on board
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 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.

Q:Is a restroom available onboard?

A:Yes, there are restroom facilities available onboard for your convenience.

Jun 2023

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Featured review
I would book with these guys and look no further. Brad and Chris are phenomenal. You can tell they have years of experience. I highly recommend the zodiak, the ride is fast and fun but very comfortable and smooth, no need to worry about getting sea sick. Turtle cove was UNREAL. You’re basically guaranteed to swim with sea turtles, lots of them, and there were no crowds, just our group. The molokini crater snorkel is beautiful. You’ll get plenty of time at each stop. The crew also provided refreshments, a light breakfast, snacks and a tasty lunch. Brad and chris are knowledgeable and kept us laughing the whole time. You’ll love this experience, it gets right to the good stuff!


966 reviews
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Great Snorkeling and awesome crew!
carolewaffles, Sep 2023
The crew was great! Great snorkeling! I loved the small group size and the boat was very comfortable and fast. We were to the snorkeling sites in no time!
Great snorkeling excursion
Mark_S, Sep 2023
Great snorkeling and very friendly staff! We visited great locations and saw lots of turtles and a wide variety of fish!
Phenomenal morning in and on the water!
Ryan_K, Aug 2023
Turtle town was fun for both of us. Loved Molokini and seeing how it looks a little better than pre pandemic.
Most excellent!!
Susan_L, Aug 2023
Beautiful crystal clear water and tons of beautiful sea life. Shipmates were knowledgable and friendly and very helpful. 5 star
Patricia_R, Aug 2023
All of it was memorable but the most commendable is how the crew took care of my husband as he experienced some fear and anxiety in giving snorkeling a try. Awesome and perfect attitudes!! 👏🏼👍🏼
Amazing snorkeling
Mandy_G, Aug 2023
Knowledgeable staff, beautiful boat ride and amazing snorkeling. Lots of turtles, an eel and even a shark on our snorkel adventure. We all had a blast and made lots of memories..till next time!
Great choice
Andy_B, Jul 2023
Awesome experience, the crew is amazing and the boat is super fun! We had two young kids with us and the crew made sure we had a great time!
Exhilarating adventures,...
Remedios_M, Jul 2023
Exhilarating adventures, incredible and fun! I love those turtles and different colored fishes in that crystal-deep blue water! Thank you, Brian, Maria, and Esteban! You guys did an excellent job making our trip fun, enjoyable, and safe. I will sure tell everyone about this. Thank you!
Lovely Water Voyage
Rita_E, Jul 2023
My family and I had a blast! We saw so much wildlife and it was the highlight of our trip! Thank you Maria, Ryan and JJ for a wonderful time!
Best excursion to Molokini
Sandra_H, Jul 2023
The crew was profesional and knowledgeable. Made sure everyone was having a good time. Most impressive was snorkeling Molokini with its crystal clear waters and hundreds of variety fishes. Spectacular experience🤙🏼
It was amazing to see the...
Natasha_W, Jul 2023
It was amazing to see the turtles up close. Molokini Crater was beautiful. Crew were great. Very friendly and knowledgeable. A must see when you are visiting Maui.
Great time!
Jacqueline_R, Jul 2023
My favorite part was turtle cove. Our guides provided us with pool noodles which helped me not tire out. I felt safe while snorkeling. Our tour guides (Ryan, Maria and JJ) did a really great job. They were out on the water with us, pointing out when turtles surfaced and even give us some knowledge. Water was choppy at the Molokini Crater during our time there and I did feel some sea sickness but Maria kept checking in on me. We went out from 8am to 11:30ish. We did have to cut our time short at Molokini crater due to weather conditions but not by much. I felt like it was enough time to do everything with NO RUSH. They provide you with muffins, water and soda during check in and later fresh cut pineapple, chips and a sandwich on the way back to port.
Crew was fantastic!! Very...
Shalesz_S, Jul 2023
Crew was fantastic!! Very enjoyable!! Would highly recommend!! The crew was very informative! Awesome time!!
Great snorkeling trip off Maui
Jeff_O, Jul 2023
The crew was professional and friendly, the boat was well equipped and shaded, and the snorkel gear was clean and well maintained. Well done!
Christopher_M, Jul 2023
I’ve done Molokini Crater and Turtle Town snorkel trips before but no one was more fun than this one. Not only did we get to see a bunch of turtles, bottlenose dolphins, coral reefs, fish, etc but we also got to cruise all the way around the crater which no other tour has done. Great captain and amazing crew. Will definitely use Maui Reef Adventures next time I’m here. Highly recommend!
Great family outing
John_H, Jul 2023
Our Capitan and the crews were very friendly. We started the trip by visiting a spot where we snorkel with the sea turtles and when we got to Molokini it was wasn't as crowded and the water clarity was beyond believe. Lots of fish to see by the reef Coral. It was like swimming in an aquarium. I would not hesitate to recommend this company or join them again. Mahalo!
Incredible, must-do, awesome crew
Jennifer_B, Jul 2023
Wow! Just incredible! This was a highlight of our trip! We saw 10+ turtles at the first stop, and then the second stop was even better! Molokini Crater didn’t disappoint! We saw eels and so many other fish that we hadn’t seen yet even though we’d been snorkeling two times on our trip! The crew members (Jenn, Maria, and Ryan) were so kind and attentive! A Portuguese man of war wrapped itself around my hand, and Jenn literally pulled it off of me—rockstar! Maria helped me by giving me some tenderizer and ice. It cleared up in no time. No big deal! If you’re concerned about getting seasick(I was), you’ll be fine when the boat is moving! Stay in the water at the turtle stop as long as you can because that’s when the waves were making the boat move more! I didn’t even take meds, and I never got sick. My children (6, 10) LOVED this boat ride and snorkel stops! Even the refreshments provided were yummy! The boat was comfy with seats, restrooms, and a lovely breeze. This is definitely worth the money! Don’t come to Maui without doing this!
Trip cancelled
John_H, Jul 2023
The trip was cancelled during the first hour due to a medical emergency, will you be providing a refund?
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Yes, a full refund has been issued to all passengers due to the medical emergency onboard. Mahalo for your understanding.
First Snorkeling Experience
Darcee_S, Jul 2023
My fiancé and I had never snorkeled before and this was a great tour for people who were new to snorkeling or experienced! We saw countless turtles, schools of fish and even an eel! The snacks, drinks and lunch provided were also excellent! It was nice to not need to bring anything but coral-safe sunscreen and a towel. Can’t recommend this tour more. Book it and see for yourself! Thank you to Captain Brad, Jen and Estevan!!
Amazing snorkel trip
Jennifer_G, Jul 2023
Amazing snorkel trip. Loved the boat and the crew. Saw tons of fish and turtles. And we were lucky enough for a rare dolphin sighting.

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