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Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

Kihei, United States

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the amazing array of marine life that populates Maui’s Molokini Crater during this small-group snorkeling trip. Head by boat to this long-extinct volcanic crater just off Maui, a top-notch snorkeling site where visibility often surpasses 180 feet (55m). Among the many creatures you may spot during your adventure are rays, tropical fish and variety of other wildlife. Finish your trip at ‘Turtle Town,’ another well-known snorkel site where you can glide through the water with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Your snorkel trip also includes, breakfast, lunch, local guide and snorkel equipment.
  • Be one of the first boats in the morning to snorkel Molokini Crater where visibility often exceeds 180ft.
  • Snorkel the back wall of Molokini, a place very few visitors ever get to see.
  • Look for dolphins at La Perouse Bay
  • Swim with the Hawaiian green sea turtle!
  • Enjoy world famous Maui cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit for breakfast and a delicious deli sandwiches and pasta salad for lunch.
Spend your day in Maui enjoying an up-close encounter with the island’s diverse marine life during this snorkeling adventure to some of the island’s top sites. You’ll stop by Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, allowing you the chance to spot a wealth of tropical fish, rays and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Check in for your day’s snorkel adventure early in the morning at the Kihei Small Boat Ramp. Skim over the waters near Maui in a speedy, eco-friendly military-inspired raft, heading first to Molokini Crater. This crescent-shaped crater is all that remains of a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Today it plays host to a wealth of marine life like rays and tropical fish. 

Thanks to your early start time, you’ll likely be the first boat at the site, ensuring an uncrowded snorkeling experience. Enjoy a continental breakfast before jumping into the water. Visibility at this top-notch diving and snorkeling site often exceeds 180 feet (55m), ensuring you clear sight lines all the way to the bottom. If you want to relax, feel free to take a break on the boat’s comfortable pontoons for some sunbathing. Then head to the backside of Molokini Crater, a snorkel site few visitors ever see.

Leave Molokini behind as you head to your next snorkel spot at ‘Turtle Town,’ stopping on the way to see some recent lava flows at La Perouse Bay, a favorite habitat for Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Arrive at your final snorkel site, ‘Turtle Town,’ where you’ll have a chance to swim with the gentle Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that inhabit the area. When you come back up, dig into a deli lunch before returning back to your departure point in Maui.
Stop At:  
Molokini Crater
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Keawakapu Beach
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Redline Rafting Co.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Perouse Bay
Admission Ticket Free
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What is the maximum group size during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

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Best snorkeling trip ever!
, Mar 2020
Really not too much to add to the already stellar reviews. We have snorkeled all over the Pacific and Caribbean, and this really was the best trip ever. So here are some things to consider: We snorkeled in not 1, not 2, but 4 different locations that were not crowded with other tours. Healthy coral and tons of fish. There was a naturalist on board to explain history, habitat, geology, culture, marine creatures, etc in depth. Learned A LOT. Super patient with clients. Our family was always the first ones into the water, and the last ones out, sometimes by what was probably a long time to the others, but we were never rushed, allowed to explore at our own pace. Stopped to watch whales and learned what exactly they were doing and why..also listened to the whales under water several DO NOT want to miss that! (March migration) If you come to Maui, and want to snorkel, go with these won't regret it!
Molokini crater
, Mar 2020
Awesome trip with great crew - totally worth the extra dollars to have a smaller group and get everywhere first. Great lunch too
Surreal snorkeling experience
, Mar 2020
This was by far one of the coolest experiences I got to do in Hawaii. tevia and chase were amazing tour guides and were very knowledgeable . We got to see all kinds of cool fish and sea turtles. The best part was when we went to the turtle part of the tour and we could hear the whales singing to each other under water!!!! That was the most surreal thing to experience. I definitely recommend everyone so this excursion. It’s fun for every age group from children to older people in their 60s and everyone had a blast.
Amazing Experience and Excellent Captains
, Dec 2019
The snorkeling was fantastic, the boat ride was a blast, and Mike and Sean were incredibly fun and accommodating. Highly recommended.
Magical Morning in Maui
, Dec 2019
We loved every minute of this snorkel trip! Our guides were amazing and really provided top notch service. We were able to see all sorts of fish, sea turtles, spinner dolphins and we even spotted a Humpback whale! The lunch was perfect after all of the swimming and the music/boat ride was so much fun. So grateful for this trip! (P.S. My husband's not a strong swimmer so the team helped him get used to the water with floating devices which really allowed him to have a wonderful experience!) Mike and his colleague were awesome!
Highly Recommended Snorkeling Tour
Jimmi H
, Oct 2019
Great snorkeling tour. Excellent performance by the very professional crew. The team knows exactly where to go for the great experiences. All in all a great tour.
Educational and entertaining
, Oct 2019
With expertise on the islands and marine life on board, the trip was a learning and fun experience. We had relatively rough seas and the captain handled the boat to make our ride smooth as possible. Scientist on board entered the water and would show us hard to see sights (e.g. octopuses). Worth the cost, great music onboard and left with a great lunch.
Snorkling Adventure
, Oct 2019
Best snorkeling ever. We saw so much. Our guides were excellent - so knowledgeable and fun, fun, fun
Best snorkel trip for your $$
Antony W
, Oct 2019
Small group (13 on our trip) fantastic crew, very knowledgeable, helpful and really friendly. Took us to all the best spots and made the ride fun too.
Snorkelling with turtles
Zerrin M
, Sep 2019
Simply awesome. Great snorkelling spots, nice small group. Very informative crew. Great value for money

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