Molokini Boats

Find the right boat to take you to Molokini Crater from the south coast of Maui, Hawaii. We share best boats from Kihei Boat Ramp, Maalaea Harbor & Makena.

Molokini Boat Transportation

Kai Kanani Sailing

Kai Kanani

kai kanani sailing in south maui  

With the closest departure to Molokini Crater, Kai Kanani Maui catamaran cruise 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 instructions. Marine Naturalists will guide you through the waters as you arrive at Molokini Crater in less time than any other vessel! Kai Kanani offers sunset cruises as well.  


check-in: South Beach Access at Maluaka Beach - Call: (808) 879-7218

Redline Boat

Redline Rafting

Redline Boat  

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 backside 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!  


check-in: Kihei Boat Ramp - Call: (808) 698-5837

Pac Whale Boat

Pacific Whale Foundation

pac whale boat 

A double-decker luxury adventure catamaran is the ideal vessel for cruising to Molokini Crater for an epic Maui snorkel cruise alongside friends and family. During winter months, this tour can turn into a whale-watching experience as well. 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 (and possible whale watch) 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!  


check-in: Maalaea Harbor Shops at Pac Whale Store - Daily Trips

Malolo Boat


Malolo Boat  

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.  


check-in: Maalaea Harbor Slip 87 - Call: (808) 270-0885

Trilogy boat


Trilogy boat  

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 fewer 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. Lahaina snorkeling tours are available if you want to check out other sites around Maui. Their lunch is great and the crew is a lot of fun! If you have a large group, book a private charter.  


Maalaea Harbor slips 62 and 99 - Call: (888) 225-maui

Four Winds boat

Four Winds II

Four Winds boat  

This deluxe 55′ sailing catamaran was designed and built for one 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 glass bottom 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 Molokini snorkeling, snuba diving, or scuba diving experience. Private boat charters are available.  


Daily from Maalaea Harbor Slip 80 - Call: (808) 879-1571

Makena Coast Charters

Makena Coast Charters

Makena Coast Charters  

Makena Coast Charters offers exhilarating rafting excursions to Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. You’ll be joined by only a few other passengers, making this tour feel like a semi-private experience. Learn about Maui’s diverse ocean life from the knowledgeable crew and enjoy a memorable day on the water. Lunch and snacks are provided. Molokini Crater, a Marine Life Conservation District, boasts visibility up to 150 feet, making it a top snorkeling destination. Additionally, ask about their beautiful sailboat trips, perfect for a relaxing sail along Maui's stunning coastline.  


Departs from Kihei Boat Ramp. Call: (808) 874-1273

Maui Snorkel Charters

Maui Snorkel Charters

Maui Snorkel Charters  

Climb aboard Maui Snorkel Charters’ 40-foot adventure boat for an epic snorkel safari. This four-hour morning snorkel tour visits Molokini and up to four other South Maui snorkel sites – potentially even Molokini’s elusive backside. The crew are experts at finding the best snorkel spots for the day, so you never know where you might end up. But you can trust that you’ll get an intimate and unforgettable experience.  


Check-in: Kihei Boat Ramp. Call: (808) 270-8776


Ma’alaea Harbor

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



Kai Kanani is the only boat doing shore-entry in Makena (at Maluaka Beach.)


Kihei Boat Ramp

A few vessels leave from this spot, including Redline Rafting.


Lahaina Harbor

This isn’t the best spot to leave from, as it’s far away. Try Maalaea.


molokini crater departure points

More Maui Vessels

Not finding what you’re looking for?  Try one of these excellent boats for your next trip in Maui waters. You can also check out some photos of a recent sailing charter off the coast of Maui we took.

Calypso Snorkeling Molokini
Pacific Whale Foundation Snorkeling Molokini
Maui Magic Snorkeling Molokini
Maui Fishing Charters
Pac Whale Snorkeling Molokini
Pac Whale Snorkeling Molokini