Molokini Crater

– Maui’s home for snorkeling clarity as well as protected ocean and bird life.  Come scuba, snuba, snorkel and/or whale watch in season at Molokini!

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Maui Animal of the Month: Hawaiian Monk Seal

November 6th, 2019|1 Comment

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Spectacular New Molokini Photos

October 10th, 2019|0 Comments

We've got some new photos to share of Molokini Crater from the air. Our friend Nick shared some pretty impressive photos he recently shot from his doors-off helicopter.  pretty amazing shots!  If you're going to [...]

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Best Aerial Ocean Views over Maui Hawaii

September 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Want to see whales breeching, the worlds tallest sea cliffs and emerald-green rainforests, all within one hour?  Then hop aboard a first-class ride in the sky and get ready to have your socks blown off! Each [...]

Boat Transportation

Pacific Whale Foundation

Multiple trips and vessels to Molokini from Maalaea Harbor by expert captains, naturalists and whale lovers

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.

Calypso

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

Malolo Charters

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

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History of Molokini

4 stages of molokini's history

From Lava to Life

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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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Molokini Snorkeling Trips