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Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

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From $208.22

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.

What's Included

  • NO Back or Neck Injuries or Pregnant Passengers Please
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Local guide and instructor
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 2800 S Kihei Rd, 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

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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.

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.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Keawakapu Beach (Pass By)

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!

Additional Info

  • 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 24 travelers
Operated by Redline Rafting

Cancellation Policy

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q: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

Q: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

Q: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

Q: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!
A word of caution: the ride can be a bit bumpy due to the ocean waves and you may get sea sick.
Totally worth the extra money for the boat 🚣‍♀️ and smaller group.
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Great snorkeling experience
Mason_C, Jun 2022
Great experience! Four spots in one morning. Great guides. The boat made a difference, always get the smaller boat that moves fast and this one was awesome! Highly recommended!
Amazing Trip
Theresa_C, May 2022
What an amazing experience snorkling Molokini Crater. The coral reefs are so stunning! We saw lots of fishes and the best part was swimming with 2 turtles 🐢. Kai and Kim are the best captains! 10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Highly recommended! Just book it! Experience the best of Molokini Crater
Excellent adventure!
LeAnn_A, May 2022
What an amazing experience! The boat water and crew way exceeded our expectations !!! Many good memories were made that day!
Turtle cove was the highlight
Laura_C, May 2022
Guides were very friendly, humorous…. and experienced. Highlight of the tour was turtle cove were we swam with 6 very large sea turtles.. they swam within feet of us the entire time in the cove… very nice sea bed as well. Had a great time!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Snorkeling on the inside...
Doug_L, May 2022
Snorkeling on the inside of the Molokini crater is fantastic as the water is crystal clear. The guides from redline tours or knowledgeable and kept an interesting conversation of all the local features in history
Such a fun day!
Brittney_C, May 2022
This experience was amazing! I’ve been on boat tours before, but this was super fun! The staff are amazing and funny. They brought us to great spots. Definitely recommend smaller tours in general since they’re more personal
Leila_J, May 2022
We had a fabulous time! The variety of locations was wonderful and we were always ahead of the crowds.
Had an awesome trip with...
Marisa_M, May 2022
Had an awesome trip with Redline Rafting. Jace and Ari were terrific guides and made the ride out to Molokini, La Perouse Bay, and Turtle Town fun and informative. It was nice being part of a smaller group - I never felt crowded and had plenty of space when snorkeling. I definitely recommend going with Redline's smaller, faster vessels than with those bigger boats and groups!
The small boat makes it a...
Igor_N, May 2022
The small boat makes it a fun ride, and it was nice to see the back of the Molokini crater. The guides were very friendly and helpful.
Excellent snorkeling tour
Mitesh_P, May 2022
This was honestly one of the best tours I’ve done. The small group was perfect, we had a good amount of time at each spot and saw a manta ray! The turtle stop was amazing, I have never got to be so close to turtles before and the guides were great and knowledgeable. If you get sea sick it might not be for you, but if not, go for it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
The tour guides were...
Ruth_H, May 2022
The tour guides were awesome! It was a great opportunity to see multiple snorkeling spots all in one day! I highly recommend this company!
Can’t miss experience!
Nghe_Y, Apr 2022
Awesome guides who were very knowledgeable and skilled. Great music playing to the adventure ride across the waters. And of course, wonderful snorkeling areas esp swimming with the sea turtles and catching the “elevator waves!”
1 traveler found this review helpful
Gotta do this tour.
Rick_E, Apr 2022
So much to see! Both sides of the crater, amazing! Then swimming with the sea turtles, what an experience. If you only do one excursion on Maui this is it!
Best Molokini and Maui snorkeling tour
Marc_S, Apr 2022
Best Molokini and Maui snorkeling tour. Tim, Josh and Redline are fab! Experienced many unique aspects on this tour than any other I've taken prior even in the same locations.
Try This Snorkeling Adventure
Asya_S, Mar 2022
Jonathan and Eric were knowledgeable and took good care of us. Terrific time on and under the water! Very professional. Spent extra time showing us some whales and teaching us about them, which they didn’t have to do. Highly recommend!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Nicole_G, Feb 2022
Great trip! Awesome guides!! Loves the whole trip!! We would recommend this to anyone coming to Maui!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best snorkeling!
Amy_P, Feb 2022
Wonderful experience! All snorkeling gear was provided, including wetsuits. Saw many different beautiful fish, sea turtles, and whales. Delicious cinnamon rolls and fruit for breakfast and sandwiches, etc. for lunch. Chase and Zach did a great job. Highly recommended!
Best snorkeling from Maui
Joe_D, Jan 2022
Great snorkeling trip to Molokini!! On our trip, our guides pointed out some of the other islands and showed us some great places to snorkel. Comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Definitely recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience, went in...
Mary_W, Jan 2022
Great experience, went in January for our honeymoon. Whales everywhere and even saw a couple turtles!
Great Snorkeling Experience
Hannah_W, Jan 2022
Our five hour snorkeling trip was everything we could have asked for. Not only did we snorkel in the most beautiful places, we were able to snorkel with sea turtles and hear the whale song under the water. We had no knowledge of snorkeling equipment or even what to do and left feeling like pros. We felt safe and taken care of and saw more fish and sea life than we ever could have imagined. On top of all that we lucked out and saw so many whales and all the wonderful whale behaviors, the guides knowledge of the island and sea was top notch.


Product code: 5534SNORKEL