Molokini Boat Comparison

We thought it would be helpful to share some of the more important characteristics that influence your decision when booking a boat charter to Molokini Crater off the south coast of Maui, Hawaii.

Molokini Charter Comparison

We include: departure point distance and time, type of boat, size of the boat, max guests on board, times and duration of trips, and current ratings on Yelp and Tripadvisor. Keep in mind, this is updated as of the date below:

UPDATED LAST ON April 11th, 2024


Molokini snorkel comparison

Visit Specific Molokini Charters

We’ve listed a number of Molokini Snorkeling Charters available below.

Pacific Whale Foundation Snorkeling Molokini
Kai Kanani Snorkeling Molokini
Redline Snorkeling Molokini
Trilogy Snorkeling Molokini
Four Winds Snorkeling Molokini
Malolo Snorkeling Molokini
Maui Snorkel Charters
Makena Coast Charters
Calypso Snorkeling Molokini

Molokini Snorkeling

If you’ve ever snorkeled at Molokini, you’ll know why it’s considered world-class.  We’ve personally been snorkeling off the shore from Maui thousands of times.  We’ve also been snorkeling at Molokini Crater close to 100 times.  If we had the choice, it’s always gonna be Molokini.

Snorkeling from the shore is great, but the safety and clarity on the inside of Molokini’s Crater are unparalleled.  Plus, it’s fun to be on a boat off the Maui coast. A bonus is whale watching in season, along with occasional dolphins playing in our wake.

There are plenty of boats to choose from, so make sure you choose the best Maui snorkeling tour for you and your family!

Trilogy Snorkeling Molokini
Trilogy Snorkeling Molokini

Lana’i Island from Lahaina


Molokini isn’t the only place to go with great snorkeling! Those staying closer to Lahaina should consider a trip to the nearby island of Lana’i (the Pineapple Isle.) The snorkeling around this seldom-visited island is spectacular.

If you still have your heart on visiting Molokini, and you’re staying near Lahaina, consider driving to Maalaea Harbor (20+ minutes.) Some boats do go to Molokini from Lahaina, but it’s a very long trip.

dolphins off Lanai