The Kai Kanani II is the only commercial boat that lives in South Maui, moored off of Maluaka Beach in Makena. Seven days-a-week, she takes passengers on the short cruise out to Molokini Crater, just 3 miles away, to swim and play in the clearest water in all of Hawaii.
South Maui Snorkeling Map Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Molokini. North Kihei usually has poor visibility and less marine life than South Kihei. To the South, rocky points covered in coral border all Kamaole I, II, and III. The beaches here all are great for enjoying with friends and family. Kamaole I is the largest and a great location for beach ...
Snorkeling Molokini aboard the Pride of Maui in the care of their expert Captains and crew means you can relax. Come in your bathing suit, and let them take care of all the details. You will be equipped with comfortable, sanitized, professional snorkel gear and everything you need to fully explore the underwater sanctuary of Molokini Crater.
6 reviews of Molokini "Most people say Molokini is an island. It is a moon shaped crater that can be seen from many destinations. Molokini became a big highlight of my trip in Maui because during the first morning my group and I went out there to…
Molokini Crater Marine & Land Species. Molokini Crater is known for its exceptional visibility, often exceeding 180 feet and 200+ feet on the lesser visited back wall. Crystal clear waters and protection from wind and waves inside the crater make for excellent snorkeling and scuba diving, not to mention the vast underwater life you're likely ...
A visit to this submerged crater, a protected wildlife and marine area, is one of the highlights of any visitor's underwater adventures while in Hawaii. Our snorkeling tours from Kihei aim to please, with not only the opportunity to snorkel inside the crater but the back wall as well. That's two different spots at Molokini!
Molokini Crater . Located approximately 2.5 miles off of Maui's south shore, Molokini Crater is one of the top snorkeling destinations in all of Hawaii. For visitors interested in seeing Maui's most unique marine life, as well as enjoying amazing underwater clarity, there is no better spot to enjoy the wonders of the Pacific.
Molokini Crater is Hawaii's only Island Marine Sanctuary. Almost half a mile wide, Molokini Crater peaks at 162 feet above sea level. Molokini Crater is home to 38 hard coral species and approximately 100 species of algae. The crater is home to approximately 50 species of plants, half of which are native to Hawaii.
No matter what adventure you choose, from our morning Molokini Snorkel PLUS excursion, seasonal whale watching, or private charters, Seafire is dedicated to making your time in Maui memorable, safe and fun. So book your adventure today and make your stay in Maui an experience of a lifetime!
I snorkeled Molokini in July. I would save the $300 and skip Molokini. It was not the best snorkeling we found on the island. Honolua bay, on the west side of the island, had much better snorkeling FOR FREE! If you drive out to the site, there is roadside parking, right across from a small (and delicious) food truck.
Departing from Kihei boat ramp, this is the quickest most efficient way to snorkel at Molokini and Turtle town. Molokini is only a 15 minute ride aboard this raft, so you can snorkel there and then at Turtle Town and be back in just three hours! And with only 22 people on board, you will certainly beat the crowds at Molokini as well.
Molokini Crater is considered by many as the #1 "must-do" adventure on Maui, and is the first stop on the trip. The crater is home to more than 250 species of marine fish, some of which can be found nowhere else on Earth. We'll spend enough time here to see multiple spots around the crater before moving on to other great locations.
Molokini is considered one of the best snorkel locations in Hawaii and is frequently voted a top reef snorkel site. The back side of the crater is rated in the 10 best dive spots in the world. Four Winds II offers the most time inside Molokini Crater – two hours snorkel time inside Molokini Crater!
Snorkeling Molokini Crater is the most popular destination for Maui snorkel trips. This crescent shaped tropical fish sanctuary, just off of the South shore of Maui, has good snorkeling because it almost always has clear visibility. The fish are abundant and not afraid of snorkelers.
Explore the Maui waters around Wailea-Makena, Kihei, Molokini, ʻ Āhihi-Kīna ʻ u Natural Area Reserve, La Perouse Bay, Hanomanioa Light, and the Kanaio Coast. During the holidays and the high seasons (December, January, February, March and June, July, August) it is important to reserve boat tours as far in advance as possible.
Molokini Crater is what's left from an eruption that is said to have occurred around 230,000 years ago. The cinder cone created has since been eroded to a crescent atoll. Since it's violent volcanic creation, Molokini Crater has served as a useful place for marine life, bird life and humans (for good and bad.)
Molokini is one of only three sheltered volcanic calderas in the world; its unique crescent shape provides a natural barrier against waves and currents inside the crater, providing excellent conditions for beginner to intermediate snorkelers. A perfect end to your Molokini Snorkel adventure finishes with a swim over the Reefs End.
Kihei Boat Ramp is the departure point for Seafire Charters Molokini snorkel. Simply put the charter boats that go snorkeling at Molokini from Kihei are all rafts, which means fewer people and a more exciting ride on the boat. Snorkeling Molokini is a must do Maui activity for every first-time visitor.
Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Molokini Crater during this 4-hour tour. Enjoy a continental breakfast at the dock before heading off on your snorkel adventure. Sail out to the crater and enjoy a "float snorkel" and swim among tropical fish, colorful corals, and possibly some Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.