kai kanani sailing in south maui

With the closest departure to Molokini Crater, Kai Kanani enjoys exclusive shore-entry at Maluaka Beach in Makena. Get there faster on one of the most beautiful sailing catamarans in Maui, Hawaii. The Kai Kanani is never crowded due to the spacious deck and cabin area. Enjoy continental breakfast, deli lunch, beverages, beers on tap and cocktails. You’ll be given quality snorkel gear, flotation devices, and snorkel instruction. Marine Naturalists will guide you through the waters as you arrive at Molokini Crater in less time than any other vessel!

check-in at the Public Parking Lot on the South Beach Access for Maluaka     Call: (808) 879-7218

Pacific Whale Foundation Molokini snorkeling

A double decker luxury adventure catamaran is the ideal vessel for cruising to Molokini Crater for an epic snorkeling adventure alongside friends and family. Enjoy the views from the shaded interior cabin, or head to the top deck for fresh air, sunshine and an excellent viewpoint for spotting Maui’s plentiful marine life. With onboard Marine Naturalists, guests will enjoy a memorable snorkeling experience at both Molokini Crater and a second location at the captain’s discretion. All tours include premium snorkeling equipment and instruction, flotation devices, continental breakfast, a BBQ lunch and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Excellent value and service!

Daily trips directly from Ma’alaea Harbor, a convenient departure for most visitors on Maui.

four winds ii

This deluxe 55′ sailing catamaran was designed and built for 1 main purpose: Sailing to Molokini Crater and giving visitors the best trip possible. Maui Classic Charters has succeeded in this by developing a high-quality, stable catamaran with fantastic features such as a large glassbottom viewing room. They’re equipped with twin grills to make delicious food and the wet bar is prepped and ready for your ride back. Four Winds II has a shaded upper deck as well as a comfortable cabin for before and after your snorkeling, snuba diving or scuba dive experience.

Daily from Maalaea Harbor slip 80    Call: (800) 736-5740

trilogy snorkeling

Trilogy operates 2 catamarans to Molokini: a 64′ Custom SeaRunner/Cutter Rigged Sailing Catamaran and a 55′ Searunner/Sloop Rigged Catamaran. Both vessels average around 20 or so less passengers each trip than they are licensed for. That means you have far more room to leisurely roam around these large vessels. Some of our personal favorite characteristics of the Trilogy trips include their legendary fresh baked cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, and kona coffee breakfast. They also have 2 snorkel sites, so you can always avoid the more crowded spots. Their lunch is great and the crew are a lot of fun!

Daily from Maalaea Harbor slip 62 or 99 Call: (888) 225-MAUI

redline rafting

If you’re ready to spice up your snorkeling on Maui, hop aboard the Redline Raft, a much more intimate way to experience the ocean, which jets you around to many of the island’s most beautiful spots, including the front side and less visited back side of Molokini Crater, La Perouse Bay, where you’ll get the opportunity to see the famous Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins up close while brushing up on your geology knowledge, and finally Turtle Town, where you’ll snorkel with protected Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Includes breakfast, deli lunch, shortie wetsuit and all snorkel gear. Underwater camera rental available. Great staff and a fun adventure!

Daily from the Kihei Boat Ramp    Call: (808) 757-9211

malolo charters

Malolo, 55 foot catamaran, is an excellent budget option for Maui travelers who are interested in seeing the beauty of Maui’s unique marine life. The Sunday morning Malolo snorkeling tour to Molokini Crater includes all snorkeling equipment, snorkeling instruction, breakfast, lunch, and beverages throughout the day. This is definitely one of the best prices you’ll find for trips to the crater, where visibility often exceeds 150 feet, so hop aboard and experience it for yourself.

Sundays from Maalaea Harbor Slip #87    Call: (808) 856-4274

Humble Tours Maui Hawaii

Humble Tours has formed a unique niche in the Molokini snorkel tour market, offering two-hour snorkeling expeditions to Molokini without any of the frills. Humble Tour’s home base at Kihei Boat Ramp is only a 15-minute ride from Molokini Crater, allowing you plenty of time in the water during the two-hour adventure. While some snorkel tours opt to visit a different location if conditions aren’t ideal, Humble Tours proudly guarantees you a trip to Molokini or your money back. Humble Tours is the perfect choice for travelers with their hearts set on visiting Molokini, or those who only have a short time on Maui. Learn more about this special place from your passionate crew, and know that one percent of your purchase with Humble Tours goes to local environmental non-profits.

Twice daily from Kihei Boat Ramp
Call (808) 281-7450


Ma’alaea Harbor is the most popular departure and centrally located.

Kai Kanani is the only boat that leaves from shore in Makena (closest to Molokini.)

Lahaina harbor is convenient for those on the west side.

Kihei Boat Ramp allows for a few vessels to depart from this convenient location, including Redline Rafting.
molokini crater departure points
Molokini Snorkeling Trips

More Boats to Molokini

Maui Magic

54 foot power catamaran out of Maalaea. 1.800.736.5740