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Molokini Crater

Maui, HI
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Ranked #82 of 231 attractions in Maui
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Type: Volcanos
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Traveler Description: At Molokini Crater you will swim and snorkel in the calm, protected waters. Inside the crescent shaped Marine Life Conservation District, you will... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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Altendorf, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I loved the Aqua Venture Team and boat. The 30 people on the boat had lots of space. The team was extremely helpful and funny - thank you Greg. The Molokini crater is always worth the trip despite the number of fish seems have declined over time. The swimming with the turtles was an experience which I will never forget.... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic 1/2 day for family! Great for kids (we have two boys 7 & 9), water clarity was amazing....reef not quite as good as Far North QLD. Saw turtles and plenty of fish, octopus and eels. The crew on Quicksilver were really friendly and great with the kids. Definitely recommend worth doing in Maui....

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Boston, MA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I loved snorkeling here! The water is so clear and there are so many cool fish! I'll admit the variety was sort of disappointing but the reef itself was beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. They warned about the water being cold but I'm from New England. The water was warm!! We saw some cool angel fish-types and some... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii , United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have visited Molokini Crater over 50 times but this was what I feel the best one yet. I felt good about choosing a Jet Propelled ( no propellor ) tour operator and felt I was protecting the marine life by doing so. I felt even better knowing that the boat company I went with lowered their carbon footprint by... More

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband & I went on our honeymoon to Maui and did a Molokini snorkel tour through our hotel. We didn't do the whole day one as it was so long and I would get sea sick, but we did a morning tour and it included the gear and snacks. It was perfect. The Molokini Crater is amazing. The water... More

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great fun for the whole family and you must visit, trip is one hour from Maui by water and you will love this. Coral reefs and fish are something to see! You will love this place. Another great place in Maui!

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the snorkelling at the Molokini Crater. We had a lovely breakfast on the boat on the trip out to the crater. The Crater really is teeming with fish. It was quite busy with different day trips but then the crater is large and can handle all the tourists. We then had lunch on our way to see the turtles....... More

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Burien, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked with pacific whale foundation. Overall our tour was great. Loved the crew. We also really loved the second stop, turtle town. Molokini had minimal fish diversity and not much reefs. The plus is we only stayed an hour here which is really all you need.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We toured with Captain Gabe and the Pacific Whale Foundation's snorkeling and turtle watch adventure. I have never met such an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and dedicated group of environmental advocates. We received not only excellent client care but also informative talks on the geology, sea life, and environmental dangers of the area.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went on the Pacific foundation half day snorkelling tour of Molokini and a swim with the turtles and saw hardly any fish and the only turtles we saw were on the surface on our return. Dont waste your money on this trip

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