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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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  • Our family of four, kids 12/14, have become avid snorkelers and only more so, during our time on Maui, so we couldn't wait for our tour to Molokini. It was marketed as an amazing snorkel destination w...  more »
  • My snorkling trip with the Trilogy V was fantastic. The crew member was awsome, starting with Captain Martin, Jill (so sweet) Nick (made laugh the whole trip) and Byron very proffesional. I am going t...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our time at the crater with Trilogy. Visibility was excellent and seas were very calm on the day we went. It was very beautiful. 
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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.