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Molokini Crater, Maui

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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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  • Everyone told us if we do one thing in Maui that this is it. Because of that, we really got our hopes up. We've done a good amount of snorkeling and this was by far the most disappointing. We were tol...  more »
  • Went snorkling and Snubaing here and it was unreal. To think you were swimming in the top of a crater was crazy. Beautiful waters and coral and fish. Had the best time here  more »
  • We left the dock at 8 am in shorts and lightweight t-shirts (already warm) with a big charter catamaran. We had only snorkeled once before off a beach on the big island, that was really cool, we saw l...  more »