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Molokini Crater

Address: Maui, HI
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$153*
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Molokini and Kealewai Snorkel Cruise
71%
Ranked #68 of 212 Attractions in Maui
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Activities for older children
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Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I did my dive at Molokini Crater with Lahaina divers, The site is amazing! a Partially submerged tip of a volcano forms a crescent shaped island surrounding an underwater plateau which is alive with all varieties of sea life. Just being able to say that I dove into the mouth of an inactive underwater volcano is too cool. My visit... More 

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Booked a tour to Molokini Crater from the Pride of America and arrived at the wharf in howling gales and showers. It was looking most uninviting but we boarded the twin hulled launch and headed the 10km or so off Maui. Unbelievably the weather was perfect, the water deep blue and crystal clear at the Molokini Crater. Saw thousands of... More 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Molokini was an awesome place to snorkel. The water was crystal clear, the fish were abundant and the view of the crater was spectacular. It is amazing to be in the water about 10 feet from shore, then look up and see the massive crater around you. Hint #1 – Make sure the tour you take also goes to Turtle... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Be prepared for a massive amount of tourists from several snorkeling charters. No one watches where they are swimming either, make sure you take some type of PFD along with you for safety precautions.(I don't snorkel with a PFD typically, but I was not about to drown from a kick to the head) There are tons of fish to see... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Molokini crater was one of my favourite excursions while visiting Maui. The visibility was 150-200 feet below which allowed us to see all the beautiful coral reef and countless tropical fish. Considering this was my first ever snorkeling experience, I have a feeling nothing else will quite compare! Highly recommended :) I can't wait to go back again.

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Boise, Idaho
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went with Seafire after reading all their wonderful reviews. We were.not disappointed. Amazing. Kind, caring and genuine staff. We saw whales, countless turtles, a few harmless resting sharks and other amazing marine life. I could not give a higher recommendation.

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Erial, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The fish, the clarity and the calmness of the water will amaze you. Perfect spot for experienced and inexperienced -- young and old. Not to be missed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I booked a snorkel trip to Molokini Crater and "Turtle Town" with Boss Frog's tours. We have snorkeled in multiple countries and had heard great things about Molokini Crater. Well I'm not sure if these people have ever snorkeled before because we saw only a few fish and NOTHING worth staying in the water for. I happened... More 

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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The volcano crater looked great, but the reef does not seem to be in a very healthy condition. It felt like there were more people than fish in the water. Will not come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

It's not every day you get a chance to swim in a volcano crater with coral surroundings. There was plenty of marine life and even though there were other boat tours we didn't feel the area we snorkelled in was crowded. All in all it was a great experience and one that must be done if you're ever in Maui.

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