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Molokini Crater, Maui
(3.9/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Molokini Crater and other attractions in Wailea using our Wailea travel itinerary maker.
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  • Molokini is a beautiful dive spot with crystal clear waters. There are lots of different fish on this reef along with other reef life. I would suggest doing an early morning tour before the majority o...  more »
  • This morning arrived at the small booth facing the pioneer inn, at 6:30 for the skorneling in molokini crater for two $ 199 celon the saleswoman breakfast aboard all equipment provided and lunch with wine and beer, well great, after 1 hour 30 boat view a whale then the crater and the proposed rental of the jackets of protection of diving for $ 10 per person useful but why in supplement , heavy swell beginners risk drowning, women rest next to their men, a lot of fish, but a lot of risk departure after a half hour that we a. seemed well longue.arret again at turtle Bay view two giant turtle and then again skorneling well nice and secure, lunch, lunch very plain no wine no beer but sodas in all a sandwich to recompose by you even disappointing during this time around we barbecues on catamarans which we did well want .then a nice cocktail with fresh cooki, then return a1h30, so before you choose a charter company inform you of the superhero of your purchase to not be shortchanged.
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  • The water at Molokini Crater is crystal clear and there was a large diversity of fish, including yellow and convict tangs, black triggerfish, morish idols, moray eels, bird wrasse, parrot fish and sev...  more »
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  • The best snorkeling I've ever done was here in Maui, on a charter boat that went here and to Turtle Town... absolutely amazing
  • Everybody stops by here for diving, and there's a REASON for it. I have never seen so many fish in my life! Went there with Lahaina Divers and we moored on the far west part of the crater, away from the other dive boats, where the land slopes down underwater. Perfect spot. One of the "must sees" for any diver.
  • Great but not 5 star amazing. Water was clear and lots of fish but on the surface you'll see and swim through a ton of debris that kinda ruins the atmosphere. Went with Boss Frog booking. The boat isn't as packed some describe it to be. Nice boat ride with free snacks and sandwich lunch. The water felt the same as snorkeling at the beach so don't get suckered into the 10$ wet suit rental sales pitch.
  • My wife and I loved it! Work on your breath hold and you can easily dive down 40+ feet if you want.
  • My wife and I snorkeled here on our honeymoon and had a blast. It was amazing seeing several turtles swimming right next to us! The water is super clear and marine life is abundant.