Molokini Crater, Maui, Hawaii
Why does everyone keep talking about Molokini Crater? There's good reason why Molokini is considered one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations in the world.
Molokini Crater was formed from ancient volcanic eruptions. The Crater is an extinct partial cinder cone that has formed into an atoll. It now serves as a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. This makes Molokini prime snorkeling territory with over 250 fish species. Some of these tropical fish can be found nowhere else on Earth.
The inner waters of Molokini's crescent shape offers graded semi-shallow waters perfect for snorkeling. With its close proximity to Maui's south shore, Molokini snorkeling is easy to get to.
Getting to Molokini
The best way to get to Molokini Crater is on a snorkeling cruise from Maalaea Harbor. Any other way of getting to Molokini can be dangerous as the currents can be extremely strong between in the channel. Molokini is 2 1/2 miles off the South Maui coastline. Cruises from Lahaina are offered, though it takes much longer. The fastest and best way to get there from Lahaina is to drive to Maalaea for a cruise. Often when coming back to Lahaina, the extra distance can be bumpy and uncomfortable, so again, it's best to leave from Maalaea Harbor.
The Best Molokini Snorkel Cruises
The best way to get to Molokini Crater is on our deluxe snorkeling cruise out of Maalaea Harbor on the Quicksilver. If you're more interested in savings, we have a great value trip as well. Different boat, same destination, less money.
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