Being located at a central point in Maui, Maalaea is the starting point for many water activities. Snorkeling in Maalaea has more destinations than anywhere else on the island of Maui. The Snorkeling Tours in Maalaea has a lot of destinations they can bring you. These tours can take you to the west shore or the south shore of Maui.

Molokini is one of these destinations. The Molokini Crater is very close by. It’s just a 20-minute boat ride from Wailea. This crescent-shaped partially submerged crater houses around 250 species in its safe embrace. Because of the shape of the islet, the waters in the crater is calm and protected from strong winds. Since the islet is made up of rock, the visibility of the waters here is excellent for snorkeling. Visibility here can exceed 150 feet. Maluaka Beach is another place these tours will take you. It is more commonly known as Turtle Town. It got its name from the Hawaii Sea Turtles that call this place home. This place is frequented by snorkeling excursions organized by the tour operators. Another location that is frequented by tour operators in Maalaea is the Coral Gardens of Maui. The Coral Gardens is teeming with tropical fishes, vibrant corals, and other unique marine life. Some of the animals you can see here are Angelfishes, triggerfishes, eels, pufferfishes, and green sea turtles.

Here is a list of the different options for Snorkeling in Maalaea.


Ocean Explorer Molokini Wild Side Eco-Adventure – Pacific Whale Foundation
Ocean Odyssey Molokini and Turtle Arches – Pacific Whale Foundation
Morning Snorkel Turtle Point 5 Hr – Alii Nui Sailing Charters
Morning Molokini One Stop – Alii Nui Sailing Charters
Afternoon Snorkel – Ali’i Nui Catamaran
Molokini and Turtle Town 6hr – Ali’i Nui Catamaran
Morning Molokini Snorkel – Aloha Blue Charters
Private 4 Hour Morning Charter – Aloha Blue Charters
Molokini – Aqua Adventures
Ultimate Sail and Snorkel – Cinderella
PM Coral Garden or Molokini – Lani Kai/Friendly Charters
Malolo AM – Sunday Special Snorkel – Frogman
Malolo Charters PM Snorkel – Frogman
Malolo Charters AM Snorkel – Frogman
Maui Magic Adventure Snorkel – Maui Magic
Afternoon Snorkel – Four Winds
Morning Molokini Trip – Four Winds
Snorkel Sail To Molokini – Paragon Sailing Charters
Pali Coast Performance Sail and Snorkel – Paragon Sailing Charters
Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel/Snuba and Scuba Dive – Pride Charters
Leilani Morning Snorkel – Leilani
Afternoon Snorkel – Pride Charters
Molokini “Discover Molokini” – Trilogy Excursions on Maui
Morning Molokini and Turtle Town Adventure – Lani Kai/Friendly Charters

Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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