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Molokini Crater

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Reviewed January 17, 2019

The snorkeling was beautiful with lots of colorful fish. On the boat ride we learned about the Pacific Whale Foundation and I adopted a whale named Lucinda!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ellen P
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Gorgeous place and worth the extra time and money to go on a charter - a small charter - not a huge dive boat with hundreds of people....I recommend Pacific Whale Watch people and they were terrific. Go when the sun is out and when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Claudia S
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We went with the Norwegian Cruise Line group excursion. This was my family and I's first time snorkeling and we had a blast! They offer pool noodles, floatation devices, and life jackets. The first stop was the crater and everyone got in the water. Then...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Went on a tour out here and it was a great snorkel spot. Really enjoyed it and the water was super clear.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

I spent Christmas morning cruising on the Pacific Ocean. The captain and crew were very friendly knowledgeable and entertaining. I’ve never been on a snorkeling tour before so I don’t have anything to compare it to but we seen a lot of whales and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

We came here on the Calypso to snorkel, but the waves were over 6 feet. The crater looked beautiful, but some said there aren’t many fish because of the sandy bottom

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Kids ages 9 to 23 and parents took a Molokini Tour and Turtle Town snorkeling tour. Molokini was great. Turtle town meh. next time I would only do Molokini, as we saw turtles at the local beach about every day on Kamaole III in Kihei....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dalan8675309
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Snorkelled here as part of the Four Winds II tour group. The coral was quite large, lots of fish. Cool to see the crater, I probably would not go out of my way doing this if you’re doing snorkelling tours at other sites. Didn’t see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank U1853YOsaraha
Reviewed December 2, 2018

If you've never been snorkeling then by all means go to Molokini but there are many other places on Maui that have better snorkeling and far fewer people. We were crammed in with over 60 of our best friends aboard the Malolo, courtesy of Malolo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We where blown away by the water and the reefs in Molokini. The snorkling and swimming was fantastic. We would highly recommend the trip on Caylpso.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 4, 2018|
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Response from Chloebebe | Reviewed this property |
We went to Both Honolua Bay and Molokini actually with Pacific Whale Foundation. Both are good, but in Honolua Bay you get see more fishes, sea turtles even one Mantra Ray and water is warmer compare to Molokini.
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from Aaronwoo | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in May, there were no signs of the volcano in Maui. Plenty of fishes and turtles. We even took a helicopter ride and didn’t see anything.
July 4, 2018|
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Response from Z3862GEashleyt | Reviewed this property |
Both are good options and while it’s true that Molokini is more popular and therefore usually more crowded, July is the slow season in Hawaii so either one you choose will be worthwhile and should yield great opportunities... More