7:30 AM - 13:30 PM
Wild Side Molokini Eco-Adventure (MAUI ISLAND)
|Vibrant Coral Reef||Monk Seals|
|Sea Turtles||Humpback Whales (seasonal)|
|Wild Dolphins||Continental Breakfast|
|Certified Marine Naturalist||BBQ lunch|
This activity is on MAUI ISLAND and does NOT include transportation.
Pacific Whale Foundation has been offering quality ocean eco-adventures to Molokini for more than 30 years. We are pleased to offer a new small group Molokini eco-adventure that travels off the beaten path. It includes an opportunity to visit one or more reefs where sea turtles are plentiful and learn about these fascinating marine reptiles. There's no trip like it on Maui.
As with all of our Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures, this new trip is led by our team of knowledgeable Certified Marine Naturalists and a professional U.S. Coast Guard certified captain. It's based on our decades of marine research, including an extensive study of Molokini's fish, corals and wildlife.
We depart in the morning from Ma'alaea Harbor and head for Molokini. After snorkeling this remarkable mid-ocean reef, we'll cruise around Molokini's rugged red rock back wall. Birdwatchers be ready: we often sight seabirds such as Wedge-tailed shearwaters and Great frigatebirds that roost here!
And then we'll set off to explore, stopping to view wildlife at sea turtle and dolphin habitats. We'll also choose a reef that offers the clearest and calmest conditions for our second snorkel site. Explore on your own or take part in a guided reef tour led by our knowledgeable naturalist.
Our Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure is offered on our 54-foot single deck catamaran, Ocean Explorer. With comfortable armchair seats arranged grandstand style on the bow, plus a shaded back deck, shower and onboard bathrooms, Ocean Explorer combines comfort with the thrill of being closer to the water and ocean wildlife. It's U.S. Coast Guard certified for just 49 passengers, but we'll carry just 40 people, so there's plenty of room for everyone.
|Length of Tour||7 hours|
|Tour is operated||Daily|
Please Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure, Parking is free at the Whale Foundation Store
Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Store -612 Front St Lahaina, HI 96761
At the Harbor Shops at Ma’alaea (next to Maui Ocean Center)
-Expert narration by our Certified Marine Naturalists
-Opportunity to learn about sea turtle research
-Professionally fitted, premium snorkel gear (including optical masks for eyeglass wearers)
-Free learn-to-snorkel class
-Free fish i.d. class
-Free guided reef tour
-Free Jr. Naturalist program.
-Tropical-style continental breakfast (coffee, juices, fruits and pastries)
-Barbeque lunch: chicken tenders (marinated in teriyaki sauce), hot dogs, veggie burgers, marinated Kula cucumber salad, pasta salad, Kaiser rolls & Homemade double chocolate chip cookies (made with organic flour)
-Refreshments: sodas, tropical juices and filtered water. (After snorkeling, adults age 21 and over with valid picture i.d. may enjoy one complimentary alcoholic beverage, including local micro-brew beer or wine or Mai Tai. Refills available for sale at a reasonable price.)
-Free marine wildlife poster.
-Free downloadable Hawaii Wildlife Guides: Hawaii's Coral Reef, Hawaiian Monk Seals, Hawaii's Sea Turtles, Hawaii's Humpback Whales, Hawaii's Wild Dolphins
Transportation is NOT included
|Additional Items To Bring/Wear:||
-For ages 8 and over only (Children are aged 8-12)
-This eco-adventure is not recommended for pregnant women or individuals with back problems
-If you wish to enjoy a complimentary alcoholic drink, please be sure to bring your valid picture i.d. to show proof that you are 21 years of age or older
-Affordable rentals of wet suit shirts, underwater cameras and binoculars are available
-Love the snorkel gear? You can arrange to rent it for the week for a small additional fee
A minimum of 48-hour notice is required prior to departure time for changing, rescheduling or cancelling your activity. *Tours cancelled or rescheduled within the last 48 hours are non-refundable.
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|Office Hours:||We are open every day, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hawaiian Time|