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Wildest Whale Watch EVER!

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

These snorkelers enjoy a Vava'u whale watch with a humpback breaching only feet away from them! Watch this whale breaching video with the sound on.  We'd be freaking out too! The video was shot by [...]

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10 Things to Reserve before Maui Vacation

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

When traveling to Maui, there are a few things worth reserving beforehand in order to escape hassle and/or higher prices.   1 - Car Rental It feels like regardless of when we reserve, we always have a [...]

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Spectacular New Molokini Photos

August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

We saw these recent photos from Redline Rafting, and we had to share them.  You can't really beat Molokini in the afternoon with no wind and no one around.  Doesn't get better than that! This [...]

Boat Transportation

Pride of Maui

Leave from centrally located Maalaea for great snorkeling on a popular large catamaran.

Kai Kanani

Leaving from Makena, this luxury catamaran is the fastest way to Molokini Crater.

Trilogy Excursions

Trilogy's attentive crew, uncrowded catamarans, and tasty food make for one great day!

Redline Rafting

Leaving from Kihei Boat Ramp, this is one of the fastest and most fun ways to get to Molokini.

Four Winds II

A deluxe 55' sailing catamaran equipped with grills, and a wet bar that offers a fun, relaxing trip to Molokini.

Kai Anela

A great, safe, eco-friendly trip to Molokini leaving from Kihei Boat Ramp.


A double-decker sailing catamaran making trips to Molokini with a glass-bottom viewing area, waterslide and more.

Frogman Charters

A 55' catamaran offering a great trip for those looking to see Molokini on a budget.

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History of Molokini

From Lava to Life

Molokini Crater is what’s left from an eruption that is said to have occurred around 230,000 years ago. The cinder cone created has since been eroded to a crescent atoll.

Since it’s violent volcanic creation, Molokini Crater has served as a useful place for marine life, bird life and humans (for good and bad.)

The little, uninhabited island has been fished, bombed, and finally protected.

More Molokini History

Activities at The Crater


Molokini offers calm, clear waters to snorkel in a marine preserve.

SCUBA Diving

There are multiple spots to dive, including the world-famous backside of Molokini.


Wanna scuba without the certification? Snuba allows you this opportunity.

50 Things to Do on Maui

We've put together a list of our favorite things to do and see on Maui.

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