View colorful marine life such as moray eels, manta rays, octopuses, and white-tip reef sharks roaming the reef at the crescent-shaped, partially submerged volcanic Molokini Crater, which was created from an eruption hundreds of thousands of years ago. Snorkel to see creatures closer to the surface, or scuba dive to reach bigger fish in deeper water. The crater also serves as a bird sanctuary, so bring your binoculars if you like birding. If you're here in winter, you might glimpse humpback whales in the waters near the crater. Plan to visit Molokini Crater during your Makena vacation using our convenient Makena day trip tool.
Tours to Molokini Crater
Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 5 hours
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $138
Duration: 5 hours
Maui Morning Snorkeling Tour to Molokini Crater & Turtle Town! (Ma'alaea Harbor) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Molokini Crater reviews
This a a great place to Snuba instead of snorkel, because there is a lot more to see closer to the bottom and the best way to get their is to snuba. This place is a natural wonder and I'm so happy... more »
Saw this from the air as we flew over it. Marvels of Of Lord GOD Creator are everywhere you look in Hawaii. more »
Good crater! Nice fish. Great views. You’ll want a boat to take you here. Snorkelling is good, but honestly there is better off the coast just by swimming off the beach, if you find a good map.
Nice place. Great destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. Just remember not to get on the island or prepare $10,000 out of your own pocket to pay the States penalty fees. The waves can be a bit tough so make sure to listen to the people that runs the excursion or be drift thousand of miles away.
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