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Father’s Day Maui Treasure Hunt

June 16th, 2017|3 Comments

Happy Father's Day, everyone! I thought I'd share a fun thing I did for my wife and kids recently, in hopes that it inspires dads to do something different and create some memories they won't [...]

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Favorite Maui Ocean & Surf Instagram Accounts

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

We love Instagram.  We tend to follow Hawaii residents, artists and surfers.  It's going to sound weird, but we're proud of the curated list of 1000 people we follow.  Very interesting content.  But since Instagram [...]

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Debra Lumpkins and the Japanese tradition of Gyotaku

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Debra Lumpkins turns her snorkels into art through the Japanese tradition of Gyotaku Gyotaku is the traditional art of fish printing. The origins of Gyotaku can be traced back to the mid-1800’s where Japanese fisherman [...]

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.

Lahaina Princess

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Fun crew, and epic trip to Molokini leaving from Lahaina Harbor. Convenient for those staying on the west side of Maui. Price: Adults $80.95 and $52.08 for kids. 3 and under free.

Quicksilver

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.

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Activities at The Crater

Snorkeling

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.

SNUBA

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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