Molokini Crater is a sunken volcanic crater that sits 2.5 miles off the south coast of Maui, Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean (20° 38′ 1″ N, 156° 29′ 50″ W). Vessels leave daily from Makena Beach, Kihei Boat Ramp, Maalaea Harbor and Lahaina Harbor to take visitors to the crater.
This ancient volcanic atoll can be found between the islands of Maui and Kahoolawe in the Alalakeiki Channel and is comprised of around 23 acres with a diameter of approximately 0.4 miles.
The island and the surrounding 77 acres have been deemed a Marine Life Conservation District and Bird Sanctuary. Molokini has a wide range of life, and a long, tumultuous history.