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Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

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Discover the amazing array of marine life that populates Maui’s Molokini Crater during this small-group snorkeling trip. Head by boat to this long-extinct volcanic crater just off Maui, a top-notch snorkeling site where visibility often surpasses 180 feet (55m). Among the many creatures you may spot during your adventure are rays, tropical fish and variety of other wildlife. Finish your trip at ‘Turtle Town,’ another well-known snorkel site where you can glide through the water with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Your snorkel trip also includes, breakfast, lunch, local guide and snorkel equipment.
  • Be one of the first boats in the morning to snorkel Molokini Crater where visibility often exceeds 180ft.
  • Snorkel the back wall of Molokini, a place very few visitors ever get to see.
  • Look for dolphins at La Perouse Bay
  • Swim with the Hawaiian green sea turtle!
  • Enjoy world famous Maui cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit for breakfast and a delicious deli sandwiches and pasta salad for lunch.
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NO Back or Neck Injuries or Pregnant Passengers Please
Local guide and instructor
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2800 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

You can also put in Kihei Boat Ramp in Google Maps. Parking is free and you park at one of the two parking lots above the lot where the boats/trailers are. Look for the big red boat for check-in. Please make sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure - show up at 6:30AM, departure at 7.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Spend your day in Maui enjoying an up-close encounter with the island’s diverse marine life during this snorkeling adventure to some of the island’s top sites. You’ll stop by Molokini Crater and Turtle Town, allowing you the chance to spot a wealth of tropical fish, rays and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Check in for your day’s snorkel adventure early in the morning at the Kihei Small Boat Ramp. Skim over the waters near Maui in a speedy, eco-friendly military-inspired raft, heading first to Molokini Crater. This crescent-shaped crater is all that remains of a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Today it plays host to a wealth of marine life like rays and tropical fish. 

Thanks to your early start time, you’ll likely be the first boat at the site, ensuring an uncrowded snorkeling experience. Enjoy a continental breakfast before jumping into the water. Visibility at this top-notch diving and snorkeling site often exceeds 180 feet (55m), ensuring you clear sight lines all the way to the bottom. If you want to relax, feel free to take a break on the boat’s comfortable pontoons for some sunbathing. Then head to the backside of Molokini Crater, a snorkel site few visitors ever see.

Leave Molokini behind as you head to your next snorkel spot at ‘Turtle Town,’ stopping on the way to see some recent lava flows at La Perouse Bay, a favorite habitat for Hawaiian spinner dolphins. Arrive at your final snorkel site, ‘Turtle Town,’ where you’ll have a chance to swim with the gentle Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that inhabit the area. When you come back up, dig into a deli lunch before returning back to your departure point in Maui.
Stop At:  
Molokini Crater
Skip over the waves on a comfortable and speedy military-inspired, eco-friendly raft to the Molokini Crater, where you will snorkel with tropical fish, rays and various other wildlife. As the first boat to arrive at the crater, the waters will be uncrowded. Here, you'll also enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. Water visibility at this prime diving and snorkeling spot often reaches 180 feet (55 meters)! If you need a break, relax on the boat’s comfy pontoons and soak up the sun. After snorkeling in the crater, head to the backside of Molokini Crater, a place many people rarely see, for another snorkeling experience.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Keawakapu Beach
On your way to your final snorkeling destination, 'Turtle Town,' hug the Maui coastline and view the island’s most recent lava flow on the way to beautiful La Perouse Bay. The bay is a natural habitat for the Hawaiian spinner dolphin, so keep a look out and get your camera ready!
Stop At:  
Redline Rafting Co.
The Kihei Boat Ramp is where we depart from and return to. We are one of the first boats to Molokini because we can get there faster than most boats so you will have plenty of pristine time to snorkel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
La Perouse Bay
At 'Turtle Town,' jump in the water and swim with the friendly Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles! After snorkeling with the turtles, refuel with a deli lunch before heading back to Maui.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Guests must be able to climb a vertical ladder to re-board boat after snorkeling.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must show up 30 minutes prior to departure, 6:30AM for 7AM departure
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Redline Rafting
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips

  • "Don't miss out on this fun excursion when in Maui!" See review
  • "A word of caution: the ride can be a bit bumpy due to the ocean waves and you may get sea sick." See review
  • "Totally worth the extra money for the boat 🚣‍♀️ and smaller group." See review


925 Reviews
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Wonder under
, Sep 2021
It was my first time snorkeling. What a wonderful place to begin. My husband enjoyed it so much that all I seen was his backside. The guides were excellent and caring. I felt a little sea sick at times, they help me through it. All went well I definitely would do it again. Beautiful sites to see!!!
This should be in your bucket list,..
, Sep 2021
This was one of the best trips We have been on,.. Ali was fun to be with, and she was guiding us while we were snorkeling, pointing out the octopuses and turtles,.. Kai was very informative and was really good at giving the brief histories of the islands,.. guys, you can’t go wrong going with them on your trip here to molokini,.. its for sure going to be a memorable experience,.. and i can’t recomend them enough,..!
It was great lots of turtles.
, Sep 2021
The third location had so many it saw unbelievable. Eleven to Thirteen turtles. I recommend without hesitation.
, Sep 2021
Our guides we really great. Had a fun time In the speedy red boats. Snorkeling was great, and turtles were so fun to see. Appreciated that the guides new their stuff and improvised with a windy day to still provide a great experience. Really great company and nice that it smaller groups
Would do again!
, Sep 2021
Tour guides Ally and Johnny were very kind and considerate of each person's needs as well as knowledgeable about the area and made the trip special through commentary and jokes. Beware seasickness ;P
Best Day of Our Trip!
, Sep 2021
We had an incredible time! Highly recommend this snorkeling adventure. Don’t hesitate if you are on the fence about this one.
Best Snorkeling Experience
, Sep 2021
Hands-down the best snorkeling experience. Zach and Johnathon were terrific. They made it so much fun! We went to four different snorkeling spots and each one phenomenal. There were only 15 people, so Zach and Johnathon really made it a point to get to know each person and chat with them. They gave us breakfast and lunch, which was great. They made sure we had fun, but also kept safety a top priority. I was a little nervous to go snorkeling, but they reassured us and made us all feel safe so that we could have the best time. Already planning our trip back next summer and you better believe it will be with this snorkeling group!
Breathtaking and memorable.
, Sep 2021
Learning about the island as we went to snorkeling spots and swimming with turtles 🐢 The captain and Kim made the experience even better! I would definitely come back and do it again! Had such a great time! I recommend 100%
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth every penny
, Sep 2021
I unfortunately became very sea sick after our first snorkel stop, but they were very accommodating and did what they could to make me comfortable. The rest of my group had an absolute blast! They took us to 4 different spots to snorkel. They taught us a lot throughout the trip, but most importantly they were so fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best part of Maui trip
, Sep 2021
Couldn’t have imagined a better snorkeling experience or having a different crew out there with us. Tim and Zach were great. The day was amazing and unforgettable. Turtle Town was mind blowing.

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