Molokini Crater Blog

See what’s new at Molokini Crater! We also share articles about other regions of Maui County.

Maui News and Molokini Posts

Best Places To Stay On Maui

Although there are hundreds of places to stay on Maui, it can be tough to nail down an accommodation that fits your budget, style, and location preference. With the help of Maui Accommodations Guide, we’ve sorted through a slew of hotels, condos, and B&B’s to pick our favorites. What’s more, these top-rated accommodations are only a hop, skip, and jump staying in or near Lahaina.

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Maui Fishing Charters
Maui Fishing Charters

Top 10 Maui Ocean Activities

For millennia, life in Hawaii has revolved around the ocean. The early Hawaiians relied on the sea for both sustenance and recreation. While the islands have changed drastically since pre-contact days, a deep connection to the ocean remains among kamaʻaina today. Maui’s warm crystal blue seas also serve as a focal point for the millions of travelers that visit the island’s shores each year. From surfing to fishing to snorkeling, there are countless ways to experience the magic of the sea. Here are the top 10 best Maui ocean activities.

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Tips For Taking Great Underwater Photos

Whether you’re a well-versed photographer or an iPhone user, you’re probably looking forward to capturing stellar underwater shots during your visit to Maui. Well, snapping the perfect underwater image is easier said than done. Underwater photography is a tricky thing to tackle. However, a bit of preparation and knowledge can make a world of difference, whether you’re using a DSLR camera, iPhone, or GoPro. Before we dive into the more technical tips, let’s go over a few basic prerequisites for underwater photography.

Hawaii Underwater Photos Camera Gear

Below we’ve put together a collection of tips and tricks to help you get the most quality out of your underwater photos.

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Maui Magic Snorkeling Molokini
Maui Magic Snorkeling Molokini
Top 5 Maui Snorkeling Spots

Top 5 Maui Snorkeling Spots

Best Maui Snorkeling from Shore Here on the Valley Isle, it's no secret that nature is paramount to the island's allure. Maui is home to a rare type of in-your-face natural beauty. It's for this...

How to See Maui in Two Days!

How to See Maui in Two Days!

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 at a...

Best views of Molokini Crater from Wailea and Makena

Best views of Molokini Crater from Wailea and Makena

Situated between Kaho’olawe and Maui, Molokini Crater is one of Hawaii’s most unique and identifiable natural landmarks. This volcanic crater is partially submerged, so only a rocky crescent of land...

Things to Do with Kids on Maui

Things to Do with Kids on Maui

Maui is one of the most family-friendly beach destinations you can hope for, and an excellent place for kids of all ages to explore a wide range of both land and ocean activities. No matter if it's...

Molokini Questions Answered

Molokini Questions Answered

Via social media, email and comments, we're asked the same questions over and over.  So, we've answered them more thoroughly below.   Is your Molokini Crater question not answered below? Let us know...

Jellyfish in Hawaii

Jellyfish in Hawaii

Jellyfish Stings, Portuguese Man O’ War Bites, and Sea Lice: What to Know While Vacationing in Hawaii Beachgoers are often floored by the gorgeousness of Hawaii’s waters. And who can blame them? Few...

Maui Magic Snorkeling Molokini
Maui Magic Snorkeling Molokini

Top 5 West Maui Snorkel Spots

When it comes to scenic snorkeling, whale watching, and the perfect mix of outdoor activities, natural beauty, and nightlife, Maui is everyone’s go-to Hawaiian getaway. No matter what your level of...

Best Aerial Ocean Views over Maui Hawaii

Want to see whales breaching, the world's 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...

Spectacular New Molokini Photos

We saw these 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 shows the...

A Brief History of Molokai

From lush, razor-backed mountains to some of the largest sea cliffs in the world, it’s no wonder why Molokai is considered one of the best-kept secrets in Hawaii. Commonly known as the Friendly...

Maui Fauna of the Month: Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin

The shores of Maui are often synonymous with Humpback Whale sightings. And while these magnificent creatures are well-worth the decision to book your Hawaiian vacation during whale season, the...

Sailing off the Coast of Maui, Hawaii

We recently enjoyed a pretty amazing boating experience with Maui Custom Charters out of Maalaea Harbor.  This beautiful yacht only takes 6 passengers on private sails around the south and west...

Maui Animal of the Month: Hawaiian Monk Seal

Think of seals and odds are you’ll picture the craggy coasts of Northern California or the frigid waters of Oregon’s shores. But an exceptional breed of seal prefers sandier banks and warmer climes....

Wildest Whale Watch EVER!

We've been on countless whale watching trips in Maui waters: large catamarans, fast rafts, sailing charters, kayaks, snorkeling, from the beach, and from the cliffs. But nothing compares to a...

Salty Ceremonies on Maui

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! Wedding...

All About Molokini’s Back Wall

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....

Fish of the Month: Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

Much of the Hawaiian language is so beautiful it stops newcomers in their tracks. Mahalo, kokua, pono, keiki, kuleana—and who would ever be able to forget the oh-so-ubiquitous,...

Scuba Diving at St. Anthony’s Wreck

Ever dream of scuba diving a sunken ship in tropical waters? Our friend Trevor Boyce, from the Mill House Restaurant, went last week and got some great footage and photos from his dive at the St....

South Maui Weddings

We've listed some of our favorite spots to get married as well as great vendors for your wedding day on Maui.   Wailea Weddings When it comes to getting married in Maui, Wailea is the most...

Father’s Day Maui Treasure Hunt

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 soon...

Favorite Maui Breakfasts

Forget drive-thru breakfast burritos and protein bars eaten at your desk: Maui breakfasts are meant to be savored. Whether you’re fueling up for a day of fun or indulging after some Molokini...

A Brief History of Ni’ihau

Think of Hawaii and the major players of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island will likely pop into mind. But besides the smaller islands of Molokai and Lanai, which together with Maui comprise Maui...

Charles Lindbergh’s Hawaii

The Aviator’s Last Flight - Hana, Maui, Hawaii Hana—Maui’s remote, heavenly town—boasts both astounding natural beauty and fascinating history. It’s the birthplace of Kamehameha the Great’s most...

Underwater Adventure with Atlantis Submarine

We recently adventured on an incredible underwater tour with Atlantis Adventures exploring the deep blue world. The high tech submarine can take up to 48 passengers at a time out of Lahaina Harbor....

How to protect both your skin and Maui’s reefs

If you’ve been paying attention recently, you know how important it is to protect our oceans. Chances are, as an ocean lover, you probably are already doing your part by recycling, avoiding...

Maui Fishing

Maui is home to numerous tropical fish that are native only to Hawaiian waters. These fish come in all colors, sizes, and flavors as well as catch difficulty level. Maui Sport Fishing On the way to...

Maui Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Maui has small waves built for beginners and stand up paddleboarding. Below you’ll find detailed information about SUP in Maui, local tips, video, photos, & the latest updates. SUP lessons are a...

Maui Bike Tours

Ride from the summit of Haleakala Crater, enjoy the diverse trails of Maui, or cruise along the streets on your road bike. There are currently a couple of highly recommended ways to ride down...

Maui Chefs Table Blows Doors Off!

An unparalleled culinary adventure awaits you at The Mill House Restaurant and Bar.  If you're looking for a sensational evening or event, then you've met your match. learn more about the Maui Chefs...