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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10 Things You Can Do in the Same Day as Visiting Molokini Crater

April 1st, 2020|1 Comment

whether you choose to explore the Crater while snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, or even kayaking and outrigger canoeing, it shouldn't be your only thing on the list for the day! Here we give you 10 more options for exciting Maui activities than can be combined with your day trip to Molokini.

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Maui Fauna of the Month: Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin

March 18th, 2020|1 Comment

These beauties belong to the Delphinidae family, a group of marine mammals that comprises toothed whales. One of the spinner dolphin’s closest living relative is the hippopotamus—the pig-like amphibian we often associate with the waters of West Africa.

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How to See Maui in Two Days!

February 1st, 2020|3 Comments

If you only have a small window to explore the stunning beauty of Maui, we want to make sure you don't waste your time behind a slow-driving chicken farmer on the Road to Hana or end up eating [...]

Boat Transportation

Humble Tours

Head to Molokini from Kihei Boat Ramp on one of two tours a day to the best snorkeling for a quick 2-hour trip at the best price.

Pacific Whale Foundation

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

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.



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


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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Molokini Snorkeling Trips