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Molokini Activities

Molokini Activities

Maui snorkeling to Molokini Crater

Molokini is a popular tourist destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. Its crescent shape protects divers from waves and the channel's powerful currents. However, experienced scuba divers will also drift dive off the 300-foot (91.5-meter) sheer outer wall, using the channel currents to carry them along. In the morning, when winds are calmer, smaller tour boats can also bring guests to safely snorkel the backwall of Molokini[4] as well.

The crater houses a lush reef with excellent visibility as deep as 150 feet (46 m). Molokini is home to about 250 species of fish, many endemic (see Ecology below). The best conditions occur in early morning.[5][citation needed] The water depth ranges from a single foot near the shore to 20–50 feet in the majority of the allowed dive spots.

Because Molokini attracts many boats, the Hawaii State Division of Boating and Recreation established mooring buoys and "Day Use Mooring Rules" for Molokini to protect against damage from dropped anchors. Its popularity has led many water-sport guides to lament that overcrowding has made the experience less attractive.

In Hawaiian legend, Molokini was a beautiful woman. She and Pele, the fire goddess, were in love with the same man. The jealous Pele cut her rival in two and transformed her into stone. The woman's head is supposedly Puʻu Olai, the cinder cone by Makena Beach.

This is one of various legends involving Molokini Crater.

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  1. Alii Nui Molokini 1-stop Snorkel Catamaran


    Available Mondays ONLY


    Adults:  $146.90   $131.90
    Children (4-12):  $110
    Infant (0-3):  Free


    SAVE $30

    (PER COUPLE - TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED - ORDER SOON)

    Alli Nui Sailing Molokini Catamaran

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #56


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5 Hours / 7:00am-12:00pm

    The Alii Nui Maui is an incredibly fun and comfortable 65 foot catamaran that will sail you to one of the most popular snorkel sites in Maui: Molokini Crater! Once there, you’ll have hours to spend snorkeling, snuba(huka) diving, and simply relaxing and taking in the ocean views. On a journey to Molokini during whale season (December – April), you’ll see the incredible humpback whales, and once it’s time to jump in, you’ll be able to hear the whales singing underwater, too! Amazing! Alii Nui frequents Molokini for snorkeling on a secluded reef abundant with sea life including the green sea turtle, an endangered species. All snorkeling equipment is provided complimentary including optical masks and wet suits. Instruction is given to individual needs and level of experience. Learn More
  2. B&B Scuba Diving Molokini / South Maui Shoreline


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Certified Diver 2-tank:  $129   $119
    1-tank Introductory dive:  $149


    SAVE $20

    (PER COUPLE - Limited Space - ORDER SOON)

    B&B Scuba Diving Molokini / Kihei

    2920 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753


    Recommended for 12 years and older
    Bring certification card.
    No flying, helicopters or traveling to elevated
    heights within 24 hours of diving.

    Intensity Level: INTENSE
    Duration: 4+ Hours / 5:45am-10:00am

    B&B SCUBA INC. runs a brand new Armstrong 40 ft. dive Catamaran. This very stable, fast boat has 2 fresh water showers, camera table, dedicated camera fresh water rinse, and a marine head. Diver / Instructor ratio is the best on Maui.There is also seating for 10 in the cabin area alone. The name of the new boat is the "KILIKINA II". Sign-up and see what the newest, fastest boat on Maui has to offer! Your adventure departs at 5:45am and returns by 10am. This takes advantage of the incredible early morning conditions; quiet winds, glassy water and fewer crowds. This also has you back on solid ground with the majority of your day ahead. After you exhaust your first tank at Molokini, second tank dive sites often include Red Hill (Little Beach), St. Anthony’s Wreck, White Rock, 85’ Pinnacle and 5 Graves (Turtle Town). Although these sites may be lesser known, they consistently deliver world class diving in a picturesque setting. A full service dive shop, B&B uses well-maintained, quality equipment where safety is paramount. Learn More
  3. Blue Water Rafting * Kanaio Coast & Molokini Snorkel


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $140   $130
    Children (4-12):  $115


    SAVE $20

    (PER COUPLE - RAFT FILLS UP FAST - ORDER SOON)

    Blue Water Rafting Molokini / Kanaio

    2777 South Kihei Rd. Kihei, HI 96753


    Recommended For Ages 4+

    Duration: 5.5 Hours / 7:00am-1pm

    Sea Caves Along Kanaio Coast & Molokini Snorkel Adventure with dolphins, sea turtles, remote snorkeling sights including La Perouse Bay and up to 3 Molokini snorkel spots including the backside of Molokini. Trip includes breakfast, lunch, beverages and snorkel gear. Learn More
  4. Four Winds Maui Molokini Snorkeling Catamaran


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $105   94.95
    Children (3-12):  $75
    Infant (0-2):  Free


    SAVE $20

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    Four Winds Molokini Catamaran Tour

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #80


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5.5 Hours
    7:000am-12:30pm

    The Four Winds II is the only snorkeling tour in Hawaii that offers a real Glass Bottom Viewing Room where you actually can sit inside and enjoy a 180 degree view, both in front and below you. This is a great option for those that cannot snorkel or swim. Even grandparents that are unable to join in snorkeling, but still want to be part of the fun, can enjoy the trip. You'll feel like you are sitting right on top of the water! No other boat to Molokini can compare to the Four Winds II, and no other trip offers you the fun-packed experience of our classic Morning snorkel tour! One snorkeling destination ensures that you get more out of your snorkeling experience by staying at one site longer, rather than having to spend time mooring and outfitting passengers at two different snorkeling locations. Plus it makes the trip much more relaxing in the sheltered waters of the Crater! This is how we provide you with the best snorkeling on Maui! Learn More
  5. Friendly Charters Molokini / Turtle Town Snorkel


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $98   $79.95
    Student (13-18):  $75
    Children (4-12):  $62
    Children (0-3):  Free


    SAVE $36

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    Friendly Charters Molokini Boat Tour

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #76


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5 Hours
    7:00am-12:30pm

    The Lani Kai is a classy, 53-foot, double-decked, twin-diesel-powered catamaran that carries up to 59 passengers in comfort and style. Enjoy the freedom of snorkeling with a smaller group! The Lani Kai provides the spacious feeling of larger boats while carrying half the passenger load. Learn More
  6. Malolo Molokini / Turtle Town Snorkel Catamaran


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $89.95   $69.95
    Children (3-12):  $49.95
    Infant (0-2):  $59.95 - 1 Free per paying Adult


    SAVE $40

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    Malolo Molokini Catamaran Tour

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #87


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5 Hours / 6:30am-Noon

    Join us on our awesome Molokini and Turtle Town snorkeling adventure aboard Malolo. Malolo is a 55 foot comfortable, stable catamaran. She is equipped with easy access stairways into the water on both the front and rear of the boat. There is also 2 restrooms, trampolines to lay out on and a friendly, experienced captain and crew. A continental Breakfast and deli lunch are both included as is all your snorkeling gear. We also have flotation devices such as foam noodles, body boards and float vests for your use. Optional westsuits and high quality 16 mega pixel Olympus underwater digital cameras are available to rent. Malolo visits both Molokini and Turtle Town. You get approximately 1 hour of snorkeling at each site which is usually plenty to see all the marine and have a great time. If you want to read more information on Molokini you are in the right place. This website is a complete guide to Molokini, the most comprehensive on the internet. The overall trip time is approximately 5 hours. Learn More
  7. Paragon Sailing Maui Molokini Catamaran


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $120   $105
    Children (4-12):  $60
    Infant (0-3):  Free


    SAVE $30

    (PER COUPLE - TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED - ORDER SOON)

    Paragon Sailing Molokini Catamaran Tour

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #72


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5.5 Hours / 7:30am-12:30pm

    Discover Molokini aboard Paragon II, where your trip includes a continental breakfast on the leisurely sail across Ma’alaea Bay. Take in the stunning landscape that makes Maui special, and during whale season (December – May), spot the humpback whales as they swim nearby. While at Molokini, swim, snorkel, and rinse off with our fresh water shower. After snorkeling, we’ll invite you to indulge in a full lunch buffet and refresh with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. Aboard Paragon II you will experience the thrill of a lifetime! Our Molokini snorkel trip boast the best sailing of all our trips. Maui’s afternoon trade winds can really get the boat going, so join Paragon’s friendly crew at the helm and try your hand at sailing the high seas! Kids sail half price. Learn More
  8. Quicksilver Molokini / Turtle Town Snorkel Tour


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $109.95   $89.95
    Children (7-12):  $59.95
    Children (0-6):  free with 2 paying Adults


    SAVE $40

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    Quicksilver Molokini Boat Tours

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #44


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5.5 Hours / 7:30am-1pm

    The Quicksilver is Maui’s premier Molokini snorkeling tour. A comfortable ride, ease of entry in and out of the water, a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, an informative and educational island narration, and a professional captain and crew are but a few of the reasons Quicksilver is your only choice for great day out on the water. Learn More
  9. Redline Ocean Rafting * Molokini & Kanaio Coast Snorkel


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Adults:  $145   $135
    Children(8-15):  $110


    SAVE $20

    (PER COUPLE - RAFT FILLS UP FAST - ORDER SOON)

    Redline Rafting Molokini / Kanaio

    2800 South Kihei Rd. Kihei, HI 96753


    Recommended For Ages 8+

    Intensity Level: INTENSE
    Duration: 5 Hours / 7:00am-12:00pm

    This fantastic Maui snorkeling adventure would leave even Jacques Cousteau thrilled, as he grinned from ear-to-ear! Hold on as our boat zooms across Hawaii’s sparkling warm tropical waters out to Molokini Crater. Your adventure begins when we leave from the small boat ramp in Kihei. Kihei is a convenient location of origin that will give us the advantage of being one of the first boats to arrive at our Molokini Crater snorkeling spot. After Molokini, your Maui snorkel guides will zip you over to the Forbidden Coast on the south side of Maui. This area is generally buffeted by high winds, but when the winds are light, it is an amazing place to get underwater. There are lava arches, grottoes, and caves, inhabited by epic underwater life that is visited by human life only rarely. La Perouse Bay is a favorite hangout spot for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, and Redline will take you there, too. Excellent! Learn More
  10. Trilogy Discover Molokini Snorkeling Catamaran


    Available Daily


    Adults:  $135
    Teenagers (13-18):  $101.25
    Children (3-12):  $67.50
    Infant (0-2):  Free


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    Trilogy Molokini Crater Snorkel

    101 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, HI 96793 Slip #56


    Recommended For All Ages

    Duration: 5 Hours
    7:00am or 8:00am departure

    Trilogy travels to Molokini Crater at two separate times every morning: 7:00 am and 8:00 am, and the excursion lasts 5 ½ hours. Continental breakfast (including homemade cinnamon rolls) is served on the way, and an amazing BBQ teriyaki chicken lunch is served after you snorkel. (There is a vegetarian option for lunch, as well. Just let them know your preference when you book.) For those passengers 21 and over, 2 alcoholic beverages are included–post-snorkel, of course. Trilogy Excursions Maui provides all snorkel gear, including wetsuit tops for your comfort as well as all the instruction you may need. You can also upgrade your activity to SNUBA once you are onboard, of you like. SNUBA allows you to stay underwater quite a bit longer and explore several feet deeper than you can while snorkeling on the surface. Trilogy's Catamaran provides ample room offering a spacious vessel that visits two snorkeling locations- the crystal clear waters of Molokini* and the remarkable shallows of the Maui coastline that is home to many Hawaiian honu (sea turtle). Not only does this give their guests additional variety, but it’s their way of avoiding some of the crowds. Learn More

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