5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)
Speed through the water from Maui to the Molokini Crater for a small-group snorkeling adventure where the underwater visibility often exceeds 180 feet (55 meters)! Spend your morning snorkeling on the wildlife-rich reef off the crater, where fish, rays and other wildlife call home. Next, venture to 'Turtle Town' to swim with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle! In addition to snorkeling, your five-hour experience includes a continental breakfast, deli lunch and fabulous Hawaiian views – what better way to spend a day?


  • 5-hour Molokini Crater snorkeling and green sea turtle experience from Maui
  • Look for dolphins at La Perouse Bay
  • Snorkel the waters of Molokini Crater with visibility exceeding 180 feet (55 meters)
  • Swim with the Hawaiian green sea turtle!
  • Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch

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What You Can Expect

Best Small-Group Molokini Snorkel and Green Sea Turtle Adventure from Maui

Molokini Crater

From Maui, embark on a small-group adventure to Molokini, a crescent-shaped volcanic crater located between the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kahoʻolawe.

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.

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!

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great experience and a must-do for Maui visitors! Very different from just snorkeling off of the beach as you get to boat into deeper waters next to Molokini and experience the awesome island and all of the beautiful reefs, corals, and colorful fish.
Seth, our tour guide and raft driver, was excellent as he had so much information about everything we were seeing and about Hawaii in general. He has a great personality and sense of humor, and played some great music on the boat ride as well. Definitely recommend this tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

SO MANY SEA TURTLES!! If I could give this tour 6 stars, I would! Our guides, Seth and Kelly, were fantastic and could not be more helpful. Kelly jumped right in the water with us to show us interesting sealife and Seth did a great job navigating and guiding us along the way. Their rapport was great and kept everyone laughing. We were provided with much needed wetsuits to stay warm, a delicious breakfast of fruit and cinnamon rolls, and a perfect lunch to cap off the day. With the boat's design, they really can get to places the larger boats cannot and offer a unique experience. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Kiki and Chase were especially helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. When there was too much wave action behind the crater, they found wonderful alternatives. The breakfast and lunch were delicious and bountiful! Snorkel equipment and wet suits were trouble free. They thought of everything to make this a very enjoyable trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was excellent. Our captain Sean and first mate Chase. Were friendly, professional, and very knowledgable about the islands. The snorkel was excellent. We went to 4 snorkel spots,saw amazing fish and swam with at least 4 turtles. I would highly recommend and ask for Sean!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Friendly guides. Very knowledgeable. Starts nice and early so you are done by noon with the whole day ahead! We saw sea turtles and amazing fish!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is a great tour, two guys started this company and are doing great. It's only small groups - 12 in ours. They understand that you have to get to Molikini early to see the incredible coral and beautiful fish. We were there first, with their sister boat shotly behind us. We were there a full 45 min. before anyone else. When we left there were 12 boats and very few fish! Stopped in the back of Molikini too - that's new and very beautiful also. They also included Turtle City which few do, and again was well worth it. Breaakfast and lunch were included and very good. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a fun-filled adventure! In total, we got to stop at 3 different places to snorkel, each had a different highlight. Saw about 7-8 sea turtles at the last stop, which made everything worth it. Even the boat ride between spots was fun! Food was also delicious. Seth and Kiki were informative about aquatic life and Hawaiian/Maui history, which made the trip that much better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

So many different kinds of fish, we lost count. There were so many fish around us, I had one fish come up and bounce right off of my mask. The cliff was a great bonus. More and more fish, and the water was so clear we could see a couple hundred feet down the wall. At the turtle site, even though the bottom was stirred up because of the current and wind, we still got to hang out with several turtles, and there were a lot more fish there as well. We felt safe and comfortable the entire time. We had a few nice surprises on the way to and from the snorkel sites. We saw several large boats, swamped with people clamoring over each other. With our small group we didn't experience that at all. So I was very happy we chose the small group. Their equipment was in excellent shape, including their wet suits, and the boat was very clean and obviously well maintained. Beautiful water, beautiful fish, beautiful setting. Great tour company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great value for your money! Managed to see lots of turtles, a black tip reef shark and even a couple whales on the way home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was the best day in Maui! Kiki and Seth were awesome! We were the first to molokini and had the best spot on the reef. Then we got yo go to the back side and the big boats can't do that. Terrific team!

Love you guys!

Mike and Jude

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