KIHEI -- The Pacific Whale Foundation has a number of new tours for
the summer, including two with excursions to Lanai, and programs
for kids, with an emphasis on marine education.
The Lanai Afternoon Snorkel Adventure is a trip to the reefs
around Lanai. The Oceanic Dolphin Encounter and Snorkel
Eco-adventure trip offers dolphin watching and snorkeling.
Both trips leave from Lahaina Harbor.
The Lanai Afternoon Snorkel trip is on a sailing catamaran. It
includes snorkel gear, refreshments and snacks, an on-board snorkel
class and a guided snorkeling reef tour with a naturalist who swims
with the guests to interpret what they see.
The trip leaves at 1 p.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays
through Saturdays. The price is $39 for adults and $19.50 for
children ages 4 to 12.
The Oceanic Dolphin Encounter and Snorkel Eco-adventure look for
unusual species of dolphin near Lanai. The catamaran cruise departs
Lahaina at 7:30 a.m. and returns at 1 p.m.
A naturalist on board describes the social behavior of several
types of dolphins that may be seen. The boat makes stops at two
different reefs for snorkeling.
Included in this trip are snorkel gear, on-board snorkel
lessons, boogie boards, breakfast, lunch, beer, mai tais and
The cost is $89 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 4 to
Another program offered this summer is the Molokini and Turtle
Arches Snorkel Eco-adventure featuring snorkeling at Molokini (a
half-moon-shaped piece of land off Maui) and at Turtle Arches,
which is a spot near Maalaea Harbor where turtles congregate.
Kids up to age 12 go free when they are accompanied by one
paying adult. The price for adults is $59 each. The kids-go-free
offer is valid through Nov. 30.
This trip leaves from Maalaea Harbor at 7 a.m. and returns at
noon. It includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments, snorkel gear and
flotation devices. A naturalist goes along to interpret what guests
see in the ocean.
Pacific Whale Foundation
Phone: (800) 942-5311