Turtle Town

In: Maui, Sightseeing

 

So you want to see Turtles !

We don’t blame you, we LOVE turtles and you’ll be surprised how many are swimming around even close to the shore line. It’s a wonderful experience not to be missed, enjoy

 

Hawksbill turtle – Turtle Town

 

Where is Turtle Town?

The unofficial Turtle Town starts at Makena Landing and the intersection of Makena Road and Makena Alanui Road.

This area is a great spot for snorkeling and has grassy areas, car parking, showers and restrooms.

No lifeguard on duty

 

 

Maluaka Beach

The best spot and considered the true Turtle Town is located at Maluaka Beach approximately 20 minutes south of Kihei.  It is located adjacent to Makena Beach and Golf Resort.

The best time to visit is early morning when the water is calm.

Other marine life you could expect to see are – moray eels, octopus, trumpet fish, butterfly fish, angel fish, humpback whales, damsel fish, surgeon fish and squirrel fish.

Facilities here include – snorkel gear rentals, shaded areas, chairs, umbrellas, bathrooms, a grassy park area and car parking.

No lifeguard on duty

Maluaka Beach

 

Squirrel fish

 

If you prefer to join a organised tour here are a few companies for you to consider.

 

PRIDE OF MAUI

Pride of Maui

 

PRIDE OF MAUI

Website:  www.prideofmaui.com

Harbor address:  101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku

Telephone:  877 867 7433

Hours:  7 days – 6am to 8pm

Pride of Maui is a 65 foot maxi power catamaran with 3,000 square feet deck space.

Features include – Panoramic viewing, spacious cabin, glass bottom, hot shower, water sllide, safe easy water access, hot bbq grill and an open bar.

 

TOURS

 

MORNING MOLOKINI & TURTLE TOWN SNORKEL TOUR

We really enjoyed this tour, well organised and a great day out enjoying the beauty of Maui and all the sights under the water.

Boarding/Check In – 7.30am

Trip duration – 8am to 1pm

 

BEST DAY ON MAUI TOUR

Boarding/Check in – 7.45am

Trip duration – 8am to 2pm

 

TURTLE SNORKEL AFTERNOON TOUR

Boarding/Check in – 1pm

Trip duration – 1.30pm to 5pm

 

MAUI KAYAKS

 

Maui Kayaks

 

MAUI KAYAKS

 Website:  www.mauikayaks.com

Address:  505 Front Street in downtown Lahaina

Telephone:  808 874 4000

Hours:  7 days – 7am to 9pm

Maui Kayaks provide tours suitable for beginners, families and kids ages 5 years and over.

Inclusions – Provision and transport of all kayak equipment, snorkel gear, refreshments, snacks and lunches.

Expert instruction and safety briefing on kayaking.

 

TOUR

 

MAKENA TURTLE TOWN ECO ADVENTURE

Duration – 3 hours

 

QUICKSILVER

Quicksilver

 

QUICKSILVER

 Website:  www.quicksilvermaui.com

Address:  Maalaea Harbor

Telephone:  808 442 3267

 

TOUR

 

DELUXE TURTLE TOWN & MOLOKINI CRATER SNORKELING TOUR

Duration:  5.5 hours – 7.30am to 1pm

After leaving Maalaea Harbor on Quicksilver’s high speed double deck catamaran, your first stop on this tour is at Molokini Crater,  where you can spend time snorkeling with the abundant marine life.  Your next stop is at Turtle Town for an amazing experience swimming with green sea turtles.

INCLUSIONS

Continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, sodas, juice, $2 beers and Mai Tai’s.

Glass bottom viewing windows, freshwater showers, snorkel gear, experienced captain and crew, wetsuit and underwater digital camera rentals, flotation devices, easy access to water, waterslide, shaded cabin and upper deck. 2 restrooms,  Jimmy Buffet music and Quicksilver trivia.

 

 

 

 

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