Maui is arguably the best snorkeling in Hawaii. Our close proximity to Molikini Crater, Turtle Town and Coral Gardens ensures the shortest ride to the best snorkeling in Maui.  

 

Molokini Crater

Molokini is a crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic crater which forms a small, uninhabited islet located in ʻAlalākeiki Channel between the islands of Maui and Kahoʻolawe, within Maui County in Hawaii. It is the remains of one of the seven Pleistocene epoch volcanoes that formed the prehistoric Maui Nui island, during the QuaternaryPeriod of the Cenozoic Era. The islet is a Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary.

Molokini is a popular tourist destination for scuba diving, snuba, and snorkeling. Its crescent shape protects divers from waves and the channel’s powerful currents. However, experienced scuba divers will also drift dive off the 300-foot (91.5-meter) sheer outer wall, using the channel currents to carry them along.

The crater houses a lush reef with excellent visibility as deep as 150 feet (46 m). Molokini is home to about 250 species of fish, many endemic. The best conditions occur in early morning. The water depth ranges from a single foot near the shore to 20–50 feet in the majority of the allowed dive spots.

Because Molokini attracts many boats, the Hawaii State Division of Boating and Recreation established mooring buoys and “Day Use Mooring Rules” for Molokini to protect against damage from dropped anchors. Molokini remains one of the most popular dive destinations in Hawaii.

 

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What Our Customers Say

“We took the afternoon snorkel trip on the Lani Kai out to Molokini. I had 2 adults and 3 children in my party, and we had a great experience. I can’t say enough about the Crew. They were so incredibly friendly and helpful! They were very alert and aware of every person on board during the trip…”

Sierra K, CA

“We got on the massive boat with about 30 snorkelers total. They had coffee, water, juice and a selection of fruit & danishes for breakfast. It took about an hour to get to Molokini but it was totally worth it. The water is crystal clear and there was tons of marine life to explore…”

Steven S, Houston

“Went out on the Lani Kai on Tuesday. Staff was very friendly, organized and experienced. On the way to Molokini saw many whales; some up very close. Snorkeling equipment was top of the line. Brand new shorty wetsuits were available for a charge. A continental breakfast as well as a fresh deli lunch were included. Soft drinks, Mai tais,…”

Trips Along, Ontario

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