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Molokini Crater

Maui, HI
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Ranked #81 of 234 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: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Loco, Oklahoma
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We used "Pride of Maui" for the snorkel trip. I highly recommend them. On our trip to Hawaii we snorkeled several beaches and the crater. You do have to charter a boat to get to the crater. Cost with "Pride of Maui" was about $80 per person and included lunch and gear. This was the best coral formation we saw... More

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Alameda, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The water is calm enough for entire family to snorkel provided you get there in the morning. There are at least 5 different vendors providing such services judging from the number of boats anchored at Molokini Crater by 10am. Good: water is clear and warm enough to swim/snorkel without wetsuit - adult men mostly swam shirtless. Bad: not much fish... More

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Madrid, Spain
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The experience on Molokini was nice, but it felt like incomplete. We took an express tour, and we were expecting to see much more after seeing so many pictures in the internet and also after checking so many brochures that what we saw was beautiful but not as crowded as expected. Besides, the limited range of exploration was also a... More

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Newark, California
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24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Do this dive. Various tours are available offering snorkeling, scuba, or "snuba" - something sort of between the two. Bring along an underwater camera or find out if your tour boat has them available (ours did, and during the trip back to shore they put the images from your camera on a disc for you to take). We saw sea... More

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Paso Robles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went on this snorkel trip as an out of shape old dude. No problem! The coral gardens and the fish were absolutely stunning. The water was clear with visibility unlike any water I've ever been in. It was also warm and no wetsuit was needed. The boat crew (Quicksilver) was great and the captain was very informative about what... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My friends and I joined a scuba diving tour that took us to the outer reefs of the island. Did 2 dives and we had a blast!!! We saw many turtles, sharks (including a 3m long tiger shark from a afar according to the dive master), but the highlight was being under water with a pod of humpback whales...! The... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did a tour in February, and it took us first to bay where we saw turtles, (we bought the tour through Boss Frogs) and then it stopped in the Molokini Crater. It was calm and the reef was beautiful with a ton of fish to look at. It was a bit colder-- since it is in the middle of... More

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Redlands, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you love snorkeling, this trip is a must! There are many companies that offer this trip which includes a boat trip to the Molokini crater reef, and a second stop to Turtletown. We've been on this trip twice, both times really great snorkeling gear was included, several variations of flotation devices if you're not a strong swimmer,and a wonderful... More

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Altendorf, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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