Grab your snorkel and hit Molokini Crater, three miles off Maui's southern coast. The marine conservation area attracts 2,000 summer snorkelers a day, all in search of Molokini's 250 fish species. Boat expeditions leave daily from Maalaea Harbor and the Kihei Boat Ramp.

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Beach Review of Molokini Crater

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Snorkeling
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This famous dive site boasts perfectly clear water, with up to 100 feet of visibility daily.
  • Molokini is a Marine Life Conservation District Seabird Sanctuary and around 250 fish species occupy the water, including whale sharks, spotted eagle rays, and manta rays.
  • Sail over before 10 a.m., when the crater is still relatively quiet and conditions are best for snorkeling and diving.

Two miles off Maui's south coast
Maui, Hawaii

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 800-464-2924
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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