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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
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.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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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  • "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


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Highlight of our Trip
, Dec 2021
Our skipper, Eric, had a choice playlist. Whenever we moved on to the next snorkeling site, he would crank it up or chill it down as the occasion warranted. While we were bummed we didn't get to snorkel at La Perouse due to wind it was a kick to see our son riding the wave roller coaster on the front of the raft. The backside of Molokini was intimidating. Half our party conquered 'The Elevator', and the rest of us at least managed to take a quick dip before 'noping out'. Definitely for the adventurous! Molokini is a jewel among reefs. Unforgettable. We've gone with larger snorkel tours and were ultimately disappointed with the crowds frightening away the creatures we were there to see. Redline surpassed our expectations in every way. Their kindness with our kids and gentleness with explaining the lack of shark danger to my daughter has made us customers for life. I'd give them 10 stars if I could. All in all, this was a highlight of our trip.
Wow experience!
, Nov 2021
This was my first snorkeling experience. The guides were extremely understanding explained the whole process patiently and were wonderful throughout the trip. Needless to say the snorkeling experience itself was unparalleled.
, Nov 2021
Excellent crew. Friendly and informative, amazing snorkeling spots(sea turtles) recommend to friends for sure
Excellent hospitality
, Nov 2021
Excellent hospitality, great energy, very knowledgeable and fun. Late November and the water was 79 degrees. Wet suits available. We saw a lot of fish, coral reef, an octopus and turtles. We visited 4 different spots. Got some information on the island too.
Great adventure
, Nov 2021
Spinning dolphins, swimming with turtles and seeing early whales. Josh and Jonathan took us to the best places and made the day super special.
The snorkeling was...
, Nov 2021
The snorkeling was fantastic and our guides were awesome as they were super friendly and gave us a nice history of the area. Swimming with turtles was the topper. A great excursion. Mahalo!
Fantastic snorkel tour
, Nov 2021
Probably the best organized snorkeling tour in Maui. Because of the proximity, we got to the snorkel sites before any other of the boats so it never felt crowded. The guides were excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly.
The highlight of my Maui trip! Would definitely recommend and go again!
, Nov 2021
This was a great experience! The water was warm (Oct 31st) , clear, and teaming with sea Life. The monokini crater and sea turtles were delightful. I felt like a little kid. Had so much fun! It’s a smaller group which made it feel more personal. The crew were super friendly and very helpful! They took great care of us and gave us lots of info. Even pointed sea life in the water. Food was good. Delicious sweet rolls from a local bakery for breakfast and fresh sandwiches for lunch. This was a wonderful day! I would definitely recommend to anyone in Maui.
The clarity of the water...
, Nov 2021
The clarity of the water surpassed all expectations. It was the best activity that we did on our vacation. When coming back to the same vacation spots I usually try new experiences, but I would repeat this in a heart beat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Oct 2021
10/18/21 - Captain Jonathan and Kim were amazing tour guides. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. From start to finish, they provided an amazing experience. They took our group to multiple snorkeling spots that were absolutely breathtaking and the last stop was swimming with sea turtles. We would highly recommend this snorkeling tour to anyone looking for a more personal tour of Maui!

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