We thought it would be helpful to share some of the more important characteristics that influence your decison when booking a boat charter to Molokini Crater off the south coast of Maui, Hawaii. We include: departure point distance and time, type of boat, size of boat, max guests on board, prices, times and duration of trips, and special details like open bar and naturalist on board.

Molokini Crater Tours Comparison

Molokini Boat Charter Comparisons

Redline Rafting

Small groups, fast and fun, rafting is one of our favorite ways to see the islands. Redline Rafting only allows 20 guests maximum on their 35 foot rafts.

Pride of Maui

This roomy, fully equipped 65 foot double decker catamaran leaves from Maalaea Harbor with no more than 149 guests. They have 2 trips daily as well as sunset cruises and whale watching in season.

Hawaiian Paddle Sports

The most unique way to visit the crater, you and 5 other guests take a very personal trip to Molokini for an unforgettable adventure in a 45 foot Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe. Weather dependant and only experienced paddlers. Adult Price: $199

Kai Kanani

One of the top luxury catamarans in Maui waters, this beautiful 65 foot catamaran takes 80 guests maximum to Molokini and Turtle Town. They pride themselves on bringing far less guests than capacity allows.


Trilogy operates a fleet of sailing catamarans from 50 to 64 feet and a maximum guest count of 60. They are one of the few charters that make trips to 2 different areas at Molokini Crater!


This 50 foot yacht takes trips to Molokini as well as private charters to pretty much any area of Maui County. They have an open bar and include trips to Turtle Town.



A double-decker sailing catamaran making trips to Molokini with a glass-bottom viewing area, waterslide and more.

Molokini Snorkeling Trips

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.