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Molokini Crater, Maui

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#6 of 18 in Nature in Maui
View colorful marine life such as moray eels, manta rays, octopuses, and white-tip reef sharks roaming the reef at the crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic Molokini Crater, which was created from an eruption hundreds of thousands of years ago. Snorkel to see creatures closer to the surface, or scuba dive to reach bigger fish in deeper water. The crater also serves as a bird sanctuary, so bring your binoculars if you like birding. If you're here in winter, you might glimpse humpback whales in the waters near the crater. Plan to visit Molokini Crater during your Wailea vacation using our convenient Wailea day trip tool .
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  • Molokini Crater is a great place to go snorkeling! Most Resort hotels have activity centers that can set you up for a day of snorkeling at Molokini Crater and Turtle Cove.  more »
  • Yesterday my wife & I visited MOLKINI on a snorkel trip. I won’t mention the boat as this review would apply to ANY boat! We have visited Molokini twice before over the past 2 decades... The colorful ...  more »
  • Brilliant colours! Lots and lots of fish,so many different species. The water is so clear it's hard to tell the depth but you can see forever. The most beautiful blue calm waters  more »
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  • Great spot for snorkeling. Saw loads of trigger fish, starfish, anemones, sea urchins, Coral and even a small shark. Amazing! Crystal clear water. Just wear a rashie in the water off you want to avoid the burn!
  • Soooooo disappointing. The pictures used to advertise have got to be 5-10 years old. All the coral is dead and very little fish left compared to 15 years ago. If you want to see live coral id recommend a private boat.
  • Can't beat the snorkeling on this island. Pity there's no hotel or bar though to be found on it.
  • It's a magical place
  • Amazing snorkeling

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