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Molokini Crater

#77 of 368 things to do in Maui Features Animals
Maui, HI
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Small-Group Molokini Snorkel and Green Sea Turtle Adventure from Maui
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Molokini seems to be the IT place to snorkel in Maui & so we went despite some warning that it is overrated! Frankly, the snorkeling was alright. There were some fishes & corals but not many nor breathtaking like some other destinations I have been...More

Thank Faithbaby33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone told us if we do one thing in Maui that this is it. Because of that, we really got our hopes up. We've done a good amount of snorkeling and this was by far the most disappointing. We were told it would be full...More

Thank Ty H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went snorkling and Snubaing here and it was unreal. To think you were swimming in the top of a crater was crazy. Beautiful waters and coral and fish. Had the best time here

1  Thank Jonesy N Deb J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We left the dock at 8 am in shorts and lightweight t-shirts (already warm) with a big charter catamaran. We had only snorkeled once before off a beach on the big island, that was really cool, we saw lots of little colorful fish and some...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molokini was by far the least interesting snorkeling of our trip to Maui. If you enjoy boat rides, great. But you can find much better snorkeling sites on Maui (Honolua Bay, Po'olenalena were our favorites) without spending a lot of money for the ride. Maybe...More

Thank MMB1522
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time here. Absolutely stunning and we were even able to hear the whale calls whilst under the sea. An absolute must!

Thank Jemma B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us took a tour on the Calypso to Molokini crater and Turtle town. I actually liked the reef and sea life better at turtle town but it was pretty cool to snorkel in a crater. We saw multiple different fish including a ginormous...More

1  Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a guided tour out to the crater, and this was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. The water is crystal clear, and there was a good amount of sea life to be seen. We did the early morning trip, and so...More

Thank mikkel r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went just this past week, expecting for it to be the best snorkeling spot on the island. Wrong. There was very few fish, and the fish that were there were small fries. At least a few hundred other people were in the area as...More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this tour! We saw so many beautiful sealife and they even took us to Turtle Bay and we actually saw and swam with them! Crew was very nice. One of the highlights of our trip!

Thank Pam J
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Jane B
Is a wetsuit recommended for diving at molokini crater. Going in early May. If so what thickness and shorty or full suit? Bring your own or rent? Thanks for info.
15 April 2017|
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Response from kimberlyd812 | Reviewed this property |
I am 62 years old and did not need a wet suit. We went in April. I did not notice any difference between the Crater and on shore. Cool at first, just jump in and start swimming you'll do fine.
Heather G
If you have your own boating license, can you rent a boat and go yourself?
21 February 2017|
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Response from CaptQ1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, There is one boat rental company, but you cannot anchor there, must use a mooring and they are for commercial vessels only until 10AM.
Going to Maui in Sept. My wife and I are both scuba certified. Should we snorkel or scuba Molikini and which dive operation do you recommend and why? Thanks.
31 August 2016|
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Response from Saismeup | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the late reply. We did both and I preferred scuba diving. The key is to make sure you are at the crater before all the snorkel companies get there. When we went we were diving at first light and had the crater... More