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Turtle Town snorkeling in Maui – tickets, prices, discounts, timings, what to expect, FAQs

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Turtle Town in Maui is home to numerous Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that can be found swimming both in shallow and deep water. 

This place has gained immense popularity among water sports enthusiasts, and many tourists don’t leave Maui without trying snorkeling. 

So dive deep and swim with turtles, fishes, eels, etc. and let your imagination run wild.

This article covers everything you must know before booking tickets for Turtle Town Snorkeling in Maui. 

What to expect at Turtle Town Snorkeling in Maui

Snorkel with turtles at Turtle Town and explore the ocean’s life, including beautiful coral reefs tucked into the seafloor. 

Gliding through the water chasing fishes, and turtles, discover the bright and colorful underwater world. 

From your snorkeling guide, learn about the aquatic ecosystems and all the important dos and don’ts of snorkeling.

Take high-quality photos and videos to keep the memories alive for life. 

All participants will be provided with top-notch protection gear, including life jackets, masks, etc.

Tickets Cost
Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video US$119
Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Malolo US$160
Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui US$196
From Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel Aboard the Quicksilver US$90
4-Hour Molokini Crater plus Turtle Town Snorkeling Experience US$175
Lahaina Turtle Town Snorkel with Sea Scooter US$145
Private Turtle Town Snorkel at Makena Landing US$179

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Where to book tickets

You can purchase your Turtle Town snorkeling Maui tickets online in advance.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the venue.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the attraction’s ticket counters.

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets, during peak days they may sell out. Booking early also helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Turtle Town Snorkeling Maui booking page, select the number of tickets, date, and timeslot, and click the Book Now button!

Upon payment, the tickets will be emailed to you.

You don’t need to carry any printouts. 

Show the e-ticket on your smartphone to the staff at the pickup point. Carry a valid ID. 

Turtle Town snorkeling in Maui ticket price

The cost of tickets for Turtle Town snorkeling in Maui depends on the type of tour you select to go on. 

The Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video ticket is priced at US$119 for adults aged 16 years and above, including children between 10 to 15 years. 

Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Malolo ticket costs US$160 for guests over 13 years and US$120 for kids between four to 12 years. 

Children under three years need no tickets.

The tickets for Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui are available for US$196 for guests aged 13 years and over and US$163 for those between three to 12 years. 

Turtle Town snorkeling in Maui tickets

Those who want to record their entire snorkeling experience in photos and videos can consider a “Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video” ticket. 

Another ticket, “Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Malolo,” lets you cruise along volcano crater Molokini and do snorkeling in Turtle Town. 

For a completely personalized experience, you can opt for a “Private Turtle Town Snorkel at Makena Landing” ticket. 

Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video tickets

Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video tickets
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Go for Turtle Town snorkeling Maui with expert snorkels who will take you through the spots with guaranteed turtle sightings. 

You’ll snorkel in small groups to ensure utmost peace while in the water. 

Record the entire experience in videos and photos and share your unique experience on Instagram and Facebook. 

Ticket Prices


Adult Ticket (16+ years): US$119
Child Ticket (10 to 15 years): US$119

Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Malolo

Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Malolo
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Cruise along a volcano crater Molokini and soak in the scenic views from the catamaran. 

Enjoy breakfast and lunch and sip on a variety of beverages to choose from, such as hot coffee, tea, ice-cold soda, and juice.

The catamarans are equipped with all amenities like trampolines, bathrooms, and separate decks, so even those who don’t jump into the water can have a good time on the boat. 

Get top-quality flotation gear like foam noodles, body boards, and float vests.

Wetsuits and high-quality underwater digital cameras are available for rent. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$160
Child Ticket (4 to 12 years): US$120
Infant Ticket (up to 3 years): Free

Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui

Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui
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Take a relaxing Molokini Crater catamaran tour, and on your way, enjoy the stunning views and peek into the water to spot turtles, fishes, and other sea creatures. 

Put in all snorkeling equipment and jump into the waters to follow Hawaiian green sea turtles.

First-timers can try out SNUBA (a blend of snorkeling and scuba diving), available at an additional charge.

While you are snorkeling, your kids can enjoy water slides and other interesting games onboard. 

Breakfast and lunch are included in the tour, and everything is cooked onboard by skilled chefs.

After snorkeling, head to the open bar and grab your drink–beer, wine, Mai Tais, whatever you like. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$196
Child Ticket (3 to 12 years): US$163
Infant Ticket (up to 2 years): Free

From Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel Aboard the Quicksilver

From Lahaina Turtle Town Snorkel Aboard the Quicksilver
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Set out for Turtle Town, also known as Mala Wharf, from Lahaina Harbour and learn about the gloomy history of the pier. 

Years ago, hurricane Iniki completely destroyed Mala Wharf leaving the dock pilings strewn across the ocean surface. 

This gradually was built into an artificial reef, today teeming with vibrant marine species.

If weather conditions are favorable, you can snorkel at Mala Wharf, but if not, you’ll be heading to other destinations like Honolua Bay, Airport Beach, or Launiupoko.

From here, you can spot sea turtles and a range of tropical fishes. 

During the whale season between December to April, you can even see humpback whales as they return to the warm waters of Hawaii during winter. 

Lunch is included in the ticket. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13+ years): US$90
Child Ticket (7 to 12 years): US$60
Infant Ticket (up to 6 years): Free

4-Hour Molokini Crater plus Turtle Town Snorkeling Experience

4-Hour Molokini Crater plus Turtle Town Snorkeling Experience
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From Kihei Boat Ramp, guests can begin check-in at 6.30 am. 

The boat leaves the dock at 7 am, taking you first to Molokini Crater for a short 15 to 20-minute trip. 

Afterward, the boat will move towards Turtle Town for snorkeling. 

All snorkeling gear will be provided to participants, along with refreshments and snacks.

Ticket Price (5 to 65 years): US$175

Lahaina Turtle Town Snorkel with Sea Scooter

Lahaina Turtle Town Snorkel with Sea Scooter
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Dive into the underwater world off Lahaina with a Yamaha sea scooter and spy octopus, rays, sea turtles, and eels on this fully guided sea scooter snorkeling tour. 

Before you pick the scooter, you’ll be given the required training on how to operate the scooter and snorkeling gears. 

Discover the ocean floor and see marine life up close. 

Ticket Price (8 to 50 years): US$145

Private Turtle Town Snorkel at Makena Landing

Private Turtle Town Snorkel at Makena Landing
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Try this personalized stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and snorkeling tour in Turtle Town and explore Wailea Coastline off Makena Landing.

Hear the live commentary of the ocean expert as you glide through the water and pay attention when they spot fishes and turtles. 

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (18 to 90 years): US$179
Child Ticket (3 to 17 years): US$179

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Meeting point for Turtle Town Snorkeling in Maui

Different Turtle Town snorkeling tours have different meeting or pickup points. 

Please check the details for the meeting point on the booking page when booking tickets. 

Turtle Town Snorkeling in Maui timings

Most Snorkeling Turtle Town Maui tours start around 7 am in the morning.

You may select a desirable timeslot when booking tickets. 

Irrespective of the start time of snorkeling, make sure you reach the meeting point at least 30 minutes earlier for a timely check-in and complete all required formalities. 

How long does snorkeling take

Snorkeling in Turtle Town Maui typically lasts between 1.5 hours to 6 hours, depending on the ticket option you choose. 

Snorkeling tour Duration
Turtle Town Snorkel with Photo and Video 1.5 hours
Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkeling Adventure Aboard the Malolo 5.5 hours
Maui Snorkeling Molokini Crater and Turtle Town aboard Pride of Maui 5 hours
From Lahaina: Turtle Town Snorkel Aboard the Quicksilver 3 hours
4-Hour Molokini Crater plus Turtle Town Snorkeling Experience 4 hours
Lahaina Turtle Town Snorkel with Sea Scooter 1.5 hours
Private Turtle Town Snorkel at Makena Landing 2 hours

Best time to go for Turtle Town Snorkeling in Maui

Best time to go snorkeling
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The best time to go Snorkeling in Maui Turtle Town is early in the morning when the winds and waves are calm, the temperature is moderate and fewer tourists are on the water. 

The fishes and turtles are most active in the morning, looking for food, so the chances of encountering sea creatures are high


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FAQs about Snorkeling in Turtle Town Maui

Here are a few questions people usually ask before going snorkeling in Maui Turtle Town.

Where can I buy tickets for Snorkeling Turtle Town Maui?

Tourists can buy tickets for snorkeling in Maui Turtle Town online or at the venue, on the day of their visit. For the best experience we suggest you book your tickets online, in advance.

What should I wear for Snorkeling in Turtle Town Maui?

You can wear a swimsuit or swimming clothes and bring a rashguard, sunscreen, and hat for sun protection.

Do I need prior experience for Snorkeling Turtle Town Maui?

You should be able to swim while snorkeling. You’ll also receive a short training session before the activity. 

Do I need to sign a waiver for Snorkeling Turtle Town Maui?

All guests need to sign liability waivers at the time of check-in. 

Can anyone go snorkeling at Turtle Town Maui?

Pregnant women, guests with heart problems, back and neck conditions, recent injuries, or surgery, and those with visual impairments are not allowed to snorkel.

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