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10 Amazing Turtle Snorkeling Tours in Maui to Book Now

Turtle snorkeling in Maui is one of the most popular activities in Maui and the tours listed below will take you to Turtle Town, where you can snorkel with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles!

Turtle Town is located on the southwest coast of Maui and is a protected Marine Life Conservation District. This means that the turtles are not disturbed by humans, and are very used to swimmers.

The turtle snorkeling tour usually lasts about two hours and includes all your snorkeling gear. You will be taken out to Turtle Town on a boat, and given a brief lesson on snorkeling.

Once you’re in the water, you will be able to swim with the turtles and see them up close. The turtle snorkeling tour is a great way to see these fantastic creatures in their natural habitat.

1. From Ma’alaea Harbor: Molokini & Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard Malolo

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Price: $120 per person

Duration: 5.5 Hours

Departs From: Maalaea Harbor

Rating: 4.5/5 (900+ reviews)


  • Search for sea turtles and tropical fish
  • Cruise the island’s scenic coast
  • Receive onboard instruction and snorkeling gear
  • Continental breakfast and deli lunch included
  • Professional, friendly, safety-oriented, experienced captain and crew
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Flotation device
  • Restrooms
  • Freshwater showers
  • Great informative and historical narrative

2. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

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Price: $150 per person

Duration: 5.5 Hours

Departs From: Maalaea Harbor

Rating: 4.5/5 (670+ reviews)


  • Experience the dramatic landscape of an extinct volcanic crater at Molokini
  • Get up close to Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles in Turtle Town
  • Swim and snorkel with the colorful marine life of Hawaii
  • Visit 2 of Maui’s best snorkeling locations
  • Relax aboard a comfortable boat with restrooms and showers
  • Molokini entry ticket
  • Maalaea Harbor entry ticket
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soft drink

3. Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma’alaea Harbor

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Price: $181 per person

Duration: 5 Hours

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Departs From: Maalaea Harbor

Rating: 4.5/5 (500+ reviews)


  • Enjoy a snorkeling adventure from Maui
  • See more than 250 species of fish
  • Get up close with wildlife in their natural environment
  • Snorkeling equipment included
  • Continental breakfast and buffet lunch provided

4. Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui

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Price: $196 per person

Duration: 5 Hours

Departs From: Maalaea Harbor

Rating: 4.5/5 (300+ reviews)


  • Enjoy a catamaran trip to the Molokini Crater and snorkel in Turtle Town
  • The all-inclusive trip provides meals, snacks, and drinks (alcohol included) onboard
  • Learn about the surroundings from your guide
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment

5. Hawaii Escape (8 Days)

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Price: $2,724 per person

Duration: 8 Days

Departs From: Waikiki

Rating: 4.7/5 (5,250+ reviews)


  • 7 nights in Hotel (Oahu, Maui)
  • Flight (Oahu-Maui-Oahu)
  • Professional, insightful, and fun, our Trip Managers, Drivers, and Local Guides in the USA & Canada are highly trained and ready to show you this incredible part of the world
  • Included Meals: 7x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 4x Dinners
  • Private Coach

6. Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video

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Price: $99 per person

Duration: 1.5 hours

Departs From: Makena Landing Park

Rating: 5/5 (260+ reviews)


  • Avoid the hassle of traveling on a large tourist boat
  • Learn about the ecosystem from your guide
  • All snorkel gear and instruction is provided
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Raw Video clips of our adventure
  • Life Jackets
  • Photos

7. From Lahaina: Afternoon Turtle Town Snorkel Cruise

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Price: $90 per person

Duration: 3.5 hours

Departs From: Lāhainā Loading Dock

Rating: 4.5/5 (160+ reviews)


  • Take in panoramic views of the West Maui Mountains, Lanai, and Molokai
  • Snorkel at Turtle Town and discover the home of dozens of sea turtles
  • See nenue (low fin 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
  • 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
  • Restrooms
  • Freshwater Showers
  • Informative and Historical narration
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8. From Lahaina Harbor: Turtle Town Afternoon Snorkel Aboard the Quicksilver

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Price: $90 per person

Duration: 3.5 hours

Departs From: Lāhainā Loading Dock

Rating: 4.5/5 (160+ reviews)


  • Learn about the local ecosystem from your guide
  • Enjoy lunch and non-alcoholic drinks included
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction are provided
  • Restrooms
  • 2nd deck jumping platform
  • Whale Watching (Seasonally)

9. Maui: Eco-Friendly Molokini and Turtle Town Tour with Lunch

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Price: $176 per person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs From: Maalaea Harbor

Rating: 4.6/5 (160+ reviews)


  • Explore the stunning biodiversity of the coral reefs in the Molokini crater
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast of delectable pastries, fruit, and hot coffee
  • Search for sea turtles as you snorkel through the waters at Turtle Arches
  • Sit down to a flavorful lunch of grilled chicken, burgers, and green salad
  • Learn about the reef in a family-friendly way from professional naturalists
  • Certified Marine Naturalists onboard
  • Premium snorkel gear, including optical masks for eyeglass wearers
  • Flotation devices
  • Fish identification instruction
  • Junior Naturalist Program for kids
  • Marine wildlife glossy photo card
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch grilled on-board
  • Refreshments

10. Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

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Price: $91 per person

Duration: 2.5 hours

Departs From: Makena Landing Park

Rating: 4.8/5 (140+ reviews)


  • Kayak through Makena Bay to see Turtle Town, home to a high concentration of Hawaiian Green Sea turtles
  • Snorkel to top spots around the Bay to see the flourishing marine wildlife
  • Snacks and beverages are included on this tour
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Snorkel gear
  • Safety orientation
  • Snorkeling at 2 top sites

Can You Swim with Turtles in Maui?

Yes, you can swim with turtles in Maui. There are several turtle swimming excursions available through tour operators.

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You can also snorkel with turtles at many of the popular beaches on Maui. Some of the best places to swim with turtles are Black Rock Beach, Napili Bay, Turtle Town, and Makena Landing Beach Park.

What is the Best Time to See Turtles in Maui?

The best time to see turtles in Maui is from May to October.

This is when the Hawaiian green sea turtles are most active. You can also see turtles year-round, but they may be less active during the winter months.

During the winter months, the waves are too big for them to come close to shore.

Around this time is also when cacao is being harvested so check out these four chocolate tours of Maui!

The best time of day to see turtles in Maui is from 11-3 pm because this is the hottest time of day.

Where is Turtle Town Snorkeling Maui?

Turtle Town is the most famous turtle snorkeling spot in Maui. It is located near Makena Bay and right off of Makena Landing.

It is about 100 meters offshore so if you are trying to swim there from shore be prepared for a bit of a swim.

I hope that you found this post helpful and that you were able to find the perfect turtle snorkeling in Maui tour.

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