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Molokini Crater

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Address: Maui, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-242-0955
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Small-Group Molokini Snorkel and Green Sea Turtle Adventure from Maui

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Worth a visit for the crystal clear waters

The water at Molokini Crater is crystal clear and there was a large diversity of fish, including yellow and convict tangs, black triggerfish, morish idols, moray eels, bird... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Molokini has average coral, clear water but very few fish. There were over 10 boats with hundreds of people all looking for fish. I saw more fish off my hotel beach. They also take you to turtle town. Out of hundreds of snorkellers a handful saw a turtle.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a catamaran snorkeling excursion with Trilogy to Molokini and would highly recommend it. The best snorkeling (most colorful, healthy looking reefs, lots of fish) we did during our trip to Oahu and Maui. By far better snorkeling than in Hanauma Bay in Oahu. We would definitely go back.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Water is clear compared to other Maui snorkel sites. Transport can take a while. Better snorkeling than Lanai.

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Pride of Maui to visit the Molokini Crater. They were outstanding. When you board in the morning they have breakfast and beverages to enjoy enroute to the crater. Once there you put on your gear (all provided), jump in and soak in the beautiful underwater scenery. There are plenty of tropical fish to observe. If you arrive... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Molokini is a beautiful dive spot with crystal clear waters. There are lots of different fish on this reef along with other reef life. I would suggest doing an early morning tour before the majority of tour boats come out - we went on a 7 AM excursion with Trilogy and were only 1 of 3 boats in the crater... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water at Molokini Crater is crystal clear and there was a large diversity of fish, including yellow and convict tangs, black triggerfish, morish idols, moray eels, bird wrasse, parrot fish and several different species of butterfly fish. Take the time to look at the fish carefully in order to differentiate between the different species. There are also sea urchins,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We took the morning trip with Quicksilver to Molokini (and afterwards to "Turtle Bay"). The snorkling at Molokini was very nice, but not spectacular like some other trips on Maui. Do this trip if you love snorkling and want to do it at all the good sites, or if you're willing to spend the money for those extra few %... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The water at Molokini is amazingly clear and the reef is beautiful and full of fish. We loved this experience and would definitely go back! The only drawback was how busy it got. There were several other tour companies there after a while, so we were restricted to a small portion of the crater, likely so the tour company didn't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

While the boat ride to the crater was great (at one point we could see five islands, FIVE!), the snorkeling experience was just okay. I understand that each tour each day is different, but for the time I went, I was pretty underwhelmed. For one thing, the water was abundantly clear, which was great. Now I'm not sure if it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is true. We booked our trip with Pacific Whale Foundation and took their Wild Side trip. The boat only carries a max of 38 passengers; we were 24. At 6 hours, this is a relatively long outing but time flies fast. Our captain anchored the boat near the edge and allowed us to snorkel the crater for a good... More 

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