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From Lahaina: Afternoon Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise

From Lahaina: Afternoon Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise

Activity provider: Quicksilver Charters
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From US$ 89.95 per person

Cruise to Lahaina Turtle, considered one of the best snorkel spots in Maui. Dive into the clear waters to see Green Sea Turtles, Nenue, Goatfish, Octopus, Black Durgeon, Frogfish, and Parrotfish.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 3.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Listen to music and the captains share their knowledge of this island paradise
  • Experience the colorful underwater world while swimming and snorkeling
Full description

Take in the beautiful scenery on an afternoon charter that takes you to Lahaina Turtle Town. Considered one of the best snorkel spots in Maui for its artificial reef, made from the remains of the Mala Wharf. Snorkel in the stunningly clear waters, and catch sight of the vibrant sea life.

What makes this spot special is the artificial reef and its recreation among the destroyed Mala Wharf by a 30-foot surf during hurricane Iniki in 1992.

Now it is a healthy reef and home to a vast array of sea life including Green Sea Turtles, Nenue (lowfin chubs), Goatfish, Octopus, Black Durgeon, Frogfish, and Parrotfish. Enjoy snorkeling in the translucent waters of Maui, sure to leave you in awe with abundant sea life and unreal clear visibility.

Afternoon snorkels on Maui are a treat! There are very few options that do afternoon snorkel charters, which allows us to bring you to an exclusive area that will be little to no other tourism in the area - giving a unique experience you're sure to love. Lahaina Turtle Town is a very unique and highly desired snorkel location featuring turtle cleaning stations and an abundance of reef fish. This afternoon trip brings the possibility of experiencing an awesome boat snorkel charter without having to wake up at the break of dawn to get to the morning trips! Sleep in, enjoy the morning, and come for an awesome snorkel charter in the afternoon. Whale watch season officially starts December 1, 2021, so along with an awesome afternoon snorkel tour, you will have the opportunity to go Whale watching too. Humpback whales visit the Hawaiian Islands seasonally, so this is a combination of snorkeling at a beautiful reef as well as whale watching on the same tour.

All snorkel spots are determined daily weather permitting. Please understand and respect the captain's decisions on the safest snorkel locations for the day.

Where ever your captain takes you, the crew will provide you with snorkeling tips and gear. The catamaran has 2 restrooms and freshwater showers available for passengers. 

Includes
  • Lunch
  • Experienced Captain and Crew
  • Snorkel 101 tutorial
  • Use of top-quality snorkel gear and floatation devices
  • Ice-cold water, soda, juice, coffee and/or tea
  • Two Restrooms
  • Two Freshwater Showers
  • Informative and Historical narration
  • Jump For Joy" 2nd Deck jumping platform
  • Whale Watch (seasonally)
  • Gratuities
  • Adult Beverages (for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off not included nor available.
  • Wetsuit and underwater digital camera for rentals (for purchase)
  • Dramamine (for purchase)
  • Paid parking available in Lahaina
  • T-shirts available (for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

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 at 12:30 PM and prompt departure is at 1:00 PM.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Drinks

Know before you go

  • 24-hour cancelation policy to receive a full refund/ reschedule
  • Dietary restrictions must be noted at booking to reserve meals (Vegetarian, Kosher, etc.)
  • Mandatory check-in 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Bring cash if you'd like to tip the crew
  • From December 1, 2021 - April 17, 2022: This tour will be adding a Humpback Whale Watch segment in addition to the snorkeling
  • Any trips prior to December 1, 2021 will not have a scheduled Whale Watch segment to the tour
  • Gratuities, wetsuits, and parking fees are not included
  • Alcoholic drinks, waterproof digital cameras, anti-nausea medicine, and t-shirts are available for purchase onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 179 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! We all had so much fun, the captain was funny, the crew was nice, and the lifeguards were very attentive. As a larger person, I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it, but I had a lot of fun. If you're new to snorkeling, make sure you use a pool noodle, it definitely helps...

May 19, 2022

The captain and crew were amazing. We had the same Captain and crew on a snorkeling trip a day prior. They all are great. Cody took care of us and remembered us from the snorkeling trip from the day before. I would definitely recommend this crew for snorkeling and for the dinner sunset cruise. I would definitely book with these guys again.

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May 8, 2022

The crew was so nice and helpful! The captain was very funny all throughout and the rest of the crew were always there to help in any way. My wife lost an earring and they even helped tried to find it. The food wasn’t great, but the rest of the experience was great!

April 15, 2022

Product ID: 398423