We invite you to meet some of the fascinating creatures that roam Hawaii's tide pools at night during our Moonlight Tide Pool Exploration at a South Maui tide pool, guided by PacWhale Certified Marine Naturalists.
Brittle stars, urchins, octopi, oh my!
This discovery event is recommended for people ages 6 and over. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be provided. Advance reservations are required.
Past moonlight tide pool explorations have included opportunities to observe brittle stars, shrimp, snails, urchins, octopus and species of juvenile fish in their natural habitats. You’ll learn why some fish are red, why others have stalked eyes and how you can interact with these animals in an eco-friendly way.
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Please no slippers/flip flops – teva type sandals, sturdy shoes are fine, just not slippers/flip flops.
*Passport to Nature Student passes must be brought to the event for validation. Student must accompany a paying adult.
*All reservations are non-refundable within 48 hours prior to the scheduled check-in. All no-shows are non refundable.
PWF Eco Adventures reserves the right to reschedule or cancel due to weather at the discretion of the naturalist.
Normally, we accept cancellations 48 hours prior to the scheduled date of your trip. Due to the current health crisis, we will consider late cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, i.e. quarantine, isolation or flu-like symptoms. As we do this in good faith, we deeply appreciate the earliest cancellation notice possible.
Park in the dirt lot whose entrance is on the side south of the Mana Kai resort in south Kihei (just past the Kihei boat ramp – there is a sign that reads “Public Beach Access”). If you happen to turn into the first paved road at the Mana Kai resort, there is also a dirt parking lot on the left hand side you can park in as well. Walk south from the lot to the south side of the Mana Kai resort. Tidepoolers should walk onto the grassy area and past the pool by the Five Palms restuarant. Naturalists can be found walking between the grassy area and the rocky shoreline. The intro is done on the grass by the palm trees in front of the yoga studio.
Aloha, We Are Open! Our PacWhale Eco-Adventures are open for booking as we welcome visitors back to Maui. Quarantine restrictions were lifted on Oct. 15th for those following the state’s pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements.