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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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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.
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Use of Snorkeling equipment
Local guide and instructor
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2800 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
Skip over the waves on a comfortable and speedy military-inspired, eco-friendly raft to the Molokini Crater, where you will snorkel with tropical fish, rays and various other wildlife. As the first boat to arrive at the crater, the waters will be uncrowded. Here, you'll also enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. Water visibility at this prime diving and snorkeling spot often reaches 180 feet (55 meters)! If you need a break, relax on the boat’s comfy pontoons and soak up the sun. After snorkeling in the crater, head to the backside of Molokini Crater, a place many people rarely see, for another snorkeling experience.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Keawakapu Beach
On your way to your final snorkeling destination, 'Turtle Town,' hug the Maui coastline and view the island’s most recent lava flow on the way to beautiful La Perouse Bay. The bay is a natural habitat for the Hawaiian spinner dolphin, so keep a look out and get your camera ready!
Stop At:  
Redline Rafting Co.
The Kihei Boat Ramp is where we depart from and return to. We are one of the first boats to Molokini because we can get there faster than most boats so you will have plenty of pristine time to snorkel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Perouse Bay
At 'Turtle Town,' jump in the water and swim with the friendly Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles! After snorkeling with the turtles, refuel with a deli lunch before heading back to Maui.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Guests must be able to climb a vertical ladder to re-board boat after snorkeling.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must show up 30 minutes prior to departure, 6:30AM for 7AM departure
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Redline Rafting

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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 12 travelers.

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A morning in the aquarium.
, Jun 2021
Swimming with the turtles and seeing beautiful sea life in Molikini was worth the early start. Kaika and Sean were knowledgeable and friendly. The boat ride was fun and safe. They took us to several spots which provided different experiences. They also provided wetsuits which made the water more comfortable.
Terrific immersion in ocean life
, Jun 2021
Magnificent snorkeling with abundant life -- Molokini atoll and its back wall; La Perouse Bay and Turtle Bay off Maui; adept boat and people handling; and a flow of education about the history, geology, and biology of the area. A perfect morning of immersion in ocean life.
An amazing day
, Jun 2021
The snorkeling was wonderful. Tim and Kim took great care of the customers each step of the way. Loved the education that went on during our trip. And loved the dad jokes, too! Cannot wait to go again! The small group and early departure made the trip even better.
, May 2021
This was amazing. The Captain and Kim were very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to swim with the sea turtles and snorkel in the Molikini Crater. Highly recommend!!
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Snorkeling trip
, May 2021
Excellent, very informative in relation to the history and culture. Great snorkeling., good times for our group.
A must
, May 2021
Worth every penny. We got to see more than the other tours & the staff was great. Also, we were great on time. Which I appreciated.
Great trip !
, May 2021
Very fun trip The guys was super nice . The snorkeling spots was great ! The lunch was tasty to!(wrap with chicken) Really great trip for a half day !
Amazing! Best snorkeling trip we have ever experienced!
, May 2021
This snorkel trip was amazing from beginning to end! Chase and his crew have thought of everything. Started the morning with a quick ride out to molokini crater. Had a quick breakfast of cinnamon rolls and fruit and then into the water! Nothing was rushed, had a marine biologist on board to answer questions, and someone in the water with you. Went to the back of the crater which was unique! Then on to 3 other snorkeling spots. Chase made the boat ride almost as much fun as the snorkeling riding fast through the water while playing music, riding waves and ending with a few doughnuts for thrills. Last snorkel spot had tons of turtles’ this was by far the best snorkel trip we’ve ever done (and we’ve done quite a few) if you’re coming to Maui book this now!
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The BEST Tropical Adventure!! Worth every penny!!
, May 2021
Oh my goodness where do I begin?! BEST tour ever. Seriously. Tim, Katie, and Kim were the friendliest, most knowledgeable guides that TOTALLY maximized our time out in the water. The raft is a BLAST! With the music pumping and the water splashing up on our legs, the experience just couldn’t be beat. Everything felt so safe, but also exotic and something you’d never be able to do on your own. We had tons of time in the water, and the guides gave us great little nuggets of info along the way. The lunch and breakfast were wonderful and much appreciated! Could not recommend this tour enough!
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Gotta do it!
, May 2021
We had an amazing trip! The boats were fast and fun! The breakfast and lunch were perfect! Our guys were professional, educational and fun! I would highly recommend!
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