Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

Badge of ExcellenceKihei, United States
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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
  • Please bring sunscreen and towel
  • Please arrive at 6:30AM for checkin
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Keawakapu Beach (Pass By)

Redline Rafting Co.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

La Perouse Bay

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Must show up 30 minutes prior to departure, 6:30AM for 7AM departure
  • Not recommend for individuals that experience seasickness
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

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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We loved every minute of this snorkel trip! Our guides were amazing and really provided top notch service. We were able to see all sorts of fish, sea turtles, spinner dolphins and we even spotted a Humpback whale! The lunch was perfect after all of the swimming and the music/boat ride was so much fun. So grateful for this trip! (P.S. My husband's not a strong swimmer so the team helped him get used to the water with floating devices which really allowed him to have a wonderful experience!) Mike and his colleague were awesome!


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Hari_P, Oct 2023
Ali was amazing helping kids and making them feel comfortable with snorkeling! Great service and would do it again anyday! 10 stars…
Great snorkeling experience!
Aaron_M, Sep 2023
Great experience with a fantastic crew. Would definitely recommend and plan to book with them in the future!
Fascinating tour to Mololini Crater.
Beat_H, Jul 2023
Snorkeling at Molikini Crater. Have seen two turtles. Interesting geological history of the crater. Speedy boat.
Awesome snorkeling trip....
John_A, Jul 2023
Awesome snorkeling trip. Top shelf crew. Captain Tim and Allie were terrific! Highly recommend this excursion!
Fun family experience
Rodger_J, Jul 2023
The elevator on the backside of molokini crater was a lot of fun! Also got to see and snorkel near several sea turtles. Fun crew. Great family time!
A lot of fun
Gabriele_C, Jul 2023
Great Team! Wonderful snorkeling! Five hours of fun and adrenaline!! Turtles, tropical fish and wonderful landscapes
A must do adventure
BARBARA_J, Jul 2023
The crew was amazing. They made the day. We visited 3 snorkeling sites and were allowed as much time as we needed. The smaller group, the speedy pontoon boat and the blue hawaiian waters made for a great experience.
Amazing snorkeling adventure
Patricia_H, Jul 2023
Very impressed with the back of the crater and the color and clarity of the water. Seeing the beautiful fish and turtles were awesome. Zach and Tony did a fantastic job, very friendly and informative. Highly recommend this excursion.
Great Family Activity!
KatieKiernanMarble, Jul 2023
We had a fantastic time on this trip, and the crew was amazing! My younger son was nervous and they were so patient and supportive (and the first to cheer when he started snorkeling!). Would absolutely recommend this to anyone!
Very fun trip
Brant_C, Jul 2023
Really fantastic time, a must-do in south Maui. Snorkeling was fantastic, guides were fun and professional, breakfast and lunch were good.
So fun!
Brandie_F, Jul 2023
Great trip, lots of fish and turtles! Only the weather could of been better, great experience would do again!
Awesome snorkeling, great staff!!
Kristen_C, Jun 2023
Wonderful snorkeling!! Had great captain and 2nd mate- they worked well together and entertained us with stories and history. Brought us to great spots to snorkel. Highly recommend
Best Day of Snorkeling Ever!!
Jenn_H, Jun 2023
Toni and Allie were the absolute best! They were very professional and ensured our safety while also being highly personable with great senses of humor! I got sea sick and they also made sure that I was ok and able to still have a good experience! Every snorkeling spot was full of marine life, history, and adventure! I can’t recommend this excursion enough!
Matthew_O, Jun 2023
What a great adventure! We have been snorkeling before with different outfits but this was by far the best. Very knowledgeable staff and well rounded with locations and scenery. I’d recommend the 5 hour for sure!! Thank you
Choose this tour!!
Melissa_R, Jun 2023
Highlight of our trip thus far! The description of this tour was delivered above and beyond. I’m still taken back with the experience, particularly the backside of Molokini - just amazing! My husband’s favorite was the sea turtles. So glad we went with Redline. They showed great care for our safety the entire time, a wealth of knowledge regarding Maui and our different snorkeling spots, and were fully-focused on ensuring everyone had the best time. Thank you!
Safe, fun-filled excursion
Lisa_E, Jun 2023
Safe, fun-filled excursion that my entire family adored. Worth leaving earlier to beat the crowds. It’s worth the extra money to have a smaller group & faster boat so you can stop at more places. My teenagers enjoyed the fast boat ride as much as the snorkeling. Very knowledgeable & friendly guides as well.
Fun trip!
Roberta_B, May 2023
The turtles were awesome! Best part of the trip! The driver played some great music on the ride as well.
Best Snorkeling from Kihei.
JudithD_A, May 2023
Best Captain and crew, concerned about our safety and very informative about islands etc!! Food and overall all service was excellent, will book again.
Redline is the best!
Kristopher_G, May 2023
Awesome experience! We were unsure of if we wanted to do a snorkeling experience and we’re so glad we did — and even more glad we chose Redline! Chase and Ally were incredible guides. They were friendly, fun, and helpful!
Enjoyed our trip. ...
Robert_D, Apr 2023
Enjoyed our trip. Snorkeled at a few different places and we saw some turtles. Crew were good and we had nice weather.

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