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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Salty Ceremonies on Maui

January 2nd, 2019|1 Comment

While weddings in Hawaii are most often located on the shores of sprawling golden sand beaches or lawns of pristine resorts, there's an alternative not many couples consider - a boat! Hosting your wedding ceremony and/or reception aboard [...]

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All About Molokini’s Back Wall

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Arrive on Maui’s leeward side and it may be impossible to tear your eyes away from Molokini—a small, horseshoe-shaped landmass that rests between Makena and the outlying island of Kaho’olawe. Roughly two and a half [...]

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Some Of The Most Common Fish You’ll See In Maui Waters

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Guest Author: Susan Baker Aside from the Dolphins and turtles that you will frequently see on tours, you will be able to see a few special marine types in their vibrant ecosystems while snorkeling in [...]

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

4 stages of molokini's history

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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