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Molokini Crater, Maui

(3.9/5 based on 480+ 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 very beautiful and a nice boat ride from Lahaina but the snorkeling is only average. It is very crowded and the reefs are showing years of excessive use.  more »
  • What a fantastic trip we had today!!!! The captain and crew of the Lanai Kai were absolutely fantastic !!! Conditions were very tough but the captain persevered and found us a beautiful, calm snorkell...  more »
  • My husband and I flew to Maui for our first time February, 2017. Even though we were exhausted from our flight from the East Coast, our early morning snorkeling tour woke us up! Tim and Alex from Redl...  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.