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Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters
Water activity

Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters
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From US$ 89.95 per person

Likely to sell out

Cruise to Lahaina Turtle Town and spot Hawaiian green sea turtles and brightly colored tropical fish on this snorkel cruise. During whale season view humpback whales in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Take in panoramic views of the west Maui mountains, Lanai, and Molokai
  • Snorkel at Turtle Town Lahaina and discover the home of dozens of sea turtles
  • See nenue (lowfin chubs), goatfish, octopus, black durgon, and frogfish
  • See humpback whales swimming in their natural habitat during whale season
  • Hear about the fascinating behavior of humpback whales and their place in Hawaii
Full description

Spot Hawaii's native marine life in its natural habitat on a snorkel cruise to Turtle Town from Lahaina. Swim past green sea turtles, Moorish idols, and even humpback whales. Enjoy an onboard lunch and drinks.

Set sail from Lahaina Harbor towards Turtle Town, aka Mala Wharf (if weather conditions allow). See where, in 1992, a powerful hurricane created an artificial reef and sanctuary where corals and other marine life thrive. Spot Moorish idols, green sea turtles, and saddle wrasse while snorkeling here. If snorkel conditions are not ideal at Turtle Town a.k.a. Mala Wharf, cruise to one of the other premier westside snorkel locations such as Honolua Bay, Airport Beach, or Launiupoko. See Hawaiian green sea turtles, brightly colored tropical fish, and beautiful coral reef formations. During the whale season between December to April, observe humpback whales as they enjoy the warm Hawaiian waters (time permitting). Learn from expert narration about the whales and provide a play-by-play commentary of the whales' behavior as you view them.

  • Lunch (hot dogs, chips, and a chocolate chip cookie)
  • Veggie wrap (avocado, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and onion)
  • Water, soda, juice, coffee, and/or tea
  • Captain and crew
  • Snorkeling tutorial
  • Snorkel gear
  • Flotation devices
  • Whale watching (December to April, and time permitting)
  • Restrooms on-board
  • Access to 2 showers
  • 2nd deck jumping platform
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase, $3 each)
  • Wetsuits (available to rent for $10 per person)
  • Underwater cameras (available to rent for $75 each)
  • Dramamine (available to purchase)
  • Parking fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers

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Meeting point

Meet at the Main Loading Dock at Lahaina Harbor to fill out a safety waiver and check in. Please give yourself extra time to find parking. Mandatory check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Drinks

Know before you go

  • For beginners, there is an onboard snorkel demonstration before you set out.
  • The whale-watching season runs from December to April
  • Dietary restrictions must be noted at booking to reserve meals (Vegetarian, Kosher, etc.)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Snorkel spots are determined daily by the captain based on weather, swell, and snorkel conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 349 reviews

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Everyone in our group loved everything about the afternoon snorkel adventure. They thought it was the perfect amount of time to be out there. The staff were great- friendly and informative- especially enjoyed the captain’s narration and good humour. The food and drinks were much enjoyed too. A spectacular afternoon seeing the whales and snorkelling. Thank you from Nova Scotia!

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March 22, 2023

Fun simple snorkel and whale watching event. Lots of turtles but not as many fish as some other locations if your looking for fish and coral then other options would be better. Tons of turtles though and lots of drinks and snacks on the boat. Staff was great on boat with commentary and service.

March 9, 2023

The weather wasn't the best (very windy), so we were only able to snorkel for a short time & not in the Turtle Town. The water was murky, but it was still fun. We enjoyed a pod of dolphins swimming by the boat and a humpback whale with her calf from a distance. Always enjoy a boat trip.

March 7, 2023

Product ID: 398423