After an eventful dive at Molokini Crater, the anchored was lifted and we cruised north to our next dive destination of the day. Along the way, the Pride of Maui offered an incredible lunch buffet which included hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, pasta salad, vegetables, rolls, dessert, and more–and they will also provide vegetarian options if you give them advance notice.
Located on the western side of Maui just offshore of the small town of Olowalu is a dive site known as Turtle Town II. The beautiful West Maui mountains are the perfect backdrop against the crystal clear turquoise sea, and with minimal waves and excellent visibility we could see the colorful reef more than 30 feet below the surface.
Our second stop of the day was a location known as Turtle Town II.
Now, let’s cut to the chase…one would expect that at a location called “Turtle Town,” your chances would be pretty high of seeing a specific type of wild animal, you know… specifically speaking… maybe some sea turtles, for starters.
Unfortunately for us, the Honu were not home that day, however, the fish were friendly so I spent some time trying to capture my new friends on camera.
The Pride of Maui is a great choice if you’re looking for an activity for your whole family. They offer snorkeling, snuba (which is sort of an “intro” to scuba diving), and of course, scuba diving. Snorkel excursions are offered morning and afternoon, and they also offer whale watching tours, as well as sunset cruises.
Enjoy whale watching (in-season), breakfast, two different ocean locations to explore, lunch, and an open bar on the cruise back to the harbor (21+, obviously); prices for the morning snorkel start at $91+tax, including the discount to book online. I’ll admit that I was worried about the amount of people who were on the boat that day, but somehow they made it feel less crowded than it really was. Mahalo Pride of Maui!