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Molokini Crater

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Address: Maui, HI
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Small-Group Molokini Snorkel and Green Sea Turtle Adventure from Maui

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Great experience - to many people (snorkeling)

Definitely a very unique experience however the people on the island hype up the snorkeling like there will be an abundance of colorful fish. There are plenty of fish, however... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here around 6:45 AM and were the first ones at the crater. The views are terrific. The water is very clear. I've heard of people late in the day it gets very crowded. The ship we took only had about 40 people on it so it didn't feel crowded. We've never been snorkeled before, but it was awesome.... More 

Thank BaileyL99
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely a very unique experience however the people on the island hype up the snorkeling like there will be an abundance of colorful fish. There are plenty of fish, however when snorkeling there are hundreds of others with you, making many of the fish swim away. We visited the turtle bay and there was 1 turtle. You can see more... More 

Thank sunsetch4ser
Goettingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Trip with a small Group and cool guys in Assistence! Early Start before all the big boats disturb the experience! Both Sides of Molokini, another stop to snorcle with sea turtles and of course bumping the waves- Great fun!

Thank Callimeramonty
Menlo Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great catamaran and crew. The second windiest port in the world was calm and the water was flat on the trip out to Molokini. Fresh fruit and goodies laid out for anyone who hadn't had breakfast. There were wetsuit tops for rent, thank goodness because I had my own long sleeve top and bottom for warmth but needed... More 

Thank oystertravel
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a snorkeling trip here with Trilogy (they were great). There were honestly more people then fish at this site, it's VERY popular. This could have been due to many factors: water temperature, time of day, time of year, destruction of reef habitats due to pollution-sunblock namely, etc. In general I was not impressed with the Maui reefs, we... More 

Thank Dutremblel
Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a snorkeler, you will appreciate being able to see to depths closer to 100 feet without leaving the surface. Enclosed in an arc, the water is also relatively calm...so if you are a first time snorkeler, you will gain a lot of confidence and comfort on this trip. And when you learn how this little crater really... More 

Thank JayRayGM
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can snorkel, snuba or SCUBA at this crater. There is quite a bit of fish life here, though the reef is somewhat disappointing compared to some in other locations. Perhaps if you are scuba diving you would be able to see a lot more. We did see a great variety of fish, orange sea urchins, and a large Moray... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if the water was not rough and even if there were less people in the water and even if the reef had more colour - there was still very little fish to see. Very disappointing. Go elsewhere.

Thank Bruce H
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four took a half-day snorkeling trip with the Pacific Whale Foundation. We visited Turtle Town and then Molokini Crater. This was by far the highlight of our trip. The boat had quite a few people on it, but it did not seem like there were that many because you could sit at the bottom or top of... More 

Thank Taylor P
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the trip to go snorkeling. The water was pretty rough and there wasn't much to see. I have snorkeled many places and the water here was deep with no reef and not much color. I did not like the waves with my children. The trip took about an hour from the dock which was about as long as... More 

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