Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

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  • 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.

Start time

07:00 AM

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)

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

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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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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Amazing snorkel trip
Suzanne_Z, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful snorkeling trip, so much better than one of the larger boats with lots of people. Since our trip started early in the morning we avoided the larger crowds of snorkelers that arrived later on the big boats. Our captain did a great job of narrating the trip with interesting facts. The back of Molokini was fascinating and the fish were much larger than the ones in the front of the crater. Saw lots of turtles at Turtle Town and diverted for several minutes to watch some passing whales. The ride of the raft was also a lot of fun - highly recommend!
Jace and Kelly were...
Beth_S, Feb 2023
Jace and Kelly were fantastic! Helpful, funny, informative- great experience! The tropical fish at the crater were incredible. The ease of these boats allows you to go to different spots quickly. Guaranteed wonderful snorkeling, turtles, and whales!!
Worth every minute!
Angela_C, Feb 2023
Best snorkeling trip we've ever taken! Tim and Hannah were fun and knowledgeable. It was so great to have a small group, we could get in and out of the water quickly. I'm prone to seasickness and felt great the entire time, even on the smaller vessel. We saw so many whales, turtles, and fish. The most diverse wildlife of any snorkeling we've ever done. The kids really appreciated all of Tim's 'dad' jokes too 😂
Great snorkle, found us...
Heather_K, Feb 2023
Great snorkle, found us awesome spots even after storm. Once in a lifetime event. Great crew and even better advice on what to look for.
Whales, turtles, fish, oh my!!
Karla_b, Jan 2023
Snorkeling off the backside of the Molokini crater is not to be missed!! The sea life was beautiful and hearing the whale song under the water was epic!! Are captain and crew were very knowledgeable and entertaining through out the trip and we are so thrilled we had the best time!! 10/10 recommend redline tours!!
Overall a good experience
aniruddhadas, Dec 2022
Molokini crater snorkeling was fun. Too crowded though.. I wouldn’t recommend this if you are doing this for the first time.
Amazing trip! Whales, dolphins, tropical fish and TURTLES!
Lisa_C, Dec 2022
We snorkeled at 4 spots and the Captain and crew knew how the visibility would be and the beat places to go. We got to see many different types of fish and swim with at least 7 turtles! In case anyone ia wondering whether someone who doesn't want to snorkel should go - definitely! My Mom stayed on the boat and saw turtles come up for air. Plus we say many whales, spinner dolphins and some babies! Made for an amazing trip!
Perfect snorkeling and great guides!
Michael_M, Dec 2022
Perfect day, saw all the things! Tim and Josh were most excellent navigators, hosts and emissaries. Highly recommend!!!
great day
Leslie_E, Dec 2022
The whole day was great Appreciated the encouragement from the crew for those of us who are not comfortable in ocean
Great time
leslie_l, Dec 2022
Always great time at red line. Third time going over the last 10 years. Always courteous and first boat to Molokini. Get to both sides and then turtle beach. Captain “surfed” the larger waves we had this time and was fun. Was windy but not a problem for the captain at all.
Super fun!
Jolie_T, Dec 2022
This is a must do when visiting Maui. Tim and Jake were exceptional guides! Educational and super fun trip! If you are prone to motion sickness make sure you take something for it, the water can be rough by the crater.
Eric_M, Nov 2022
Lack of communication frustrated and disappointed this survey is ridiculous i would not recommend i would not recommend
Turtles up close
Mary_W, Nov 2022
This was a fantastic snorkel experience. Chase and Zach were great operators and took us to 4 different places to snorkel. Snorkeling with the turtles was the best!
Bumpy memorable ride! Sit up front
Ale_G, Nov 2022
A great time! The boat is pretty fast ride, a little bumpy but i definitely recommend sitting in the front! We wouldn't have had such a fun ride in a bigger smoother boat. My friend and I were laughing so much when it was rocky and we were clinging to our seats! Staff is super friendly and nice. the spots we went to were nice to swim fishes were definitely present! The price is a little steep but worth the experience.
Perfect experience!
Hugh_H, Nov 2022
The whole redline team were extremely knowledgeable and so much fun! Also, the snorkel spots were the best we’ve seen in Hawaii. We will use redline again, every time we come back to Maui.
Great adventure for the money.
Vanessa_W, Nov 2022
Captain Tony was very entertaining. He did a great job finding excellent snorkeling locations where the fish were abundant. The boat ride was a lot of fun too. Swimming with the turtles was magical! Having a light breakfast and lunch was a bonus. It was awesome having a small group too. I highly recommend this adventure!
An amazing and fun adventure!
Fran_L, Nov 2022
What an amazing adventure! Tony and Ally were great hosts, and took us to 4 snorkeling spots, the last which included green sea turtles. Every location was fantastic and we never felt rushed. A casual and fun excursion!
souhaila_j, Nov 2022
Great time snorkling 4 times just amazing Go for it if you like the ocean and the snorkling Small group Perfect crew
Incredible small group crater tour!
Katie_T, Nov 2022
Our experience was incredible! The small group experience was great and our guides were amazing. We did the 5 hour tour and it was an incredible time. The boat ride was awesome. Four stops at incredible snorkel spots with breakfast and lunch. 10/10 would recommend and so again!
Great time!
Ried_D, Oct 2022
Overall great time. Guides were fun, knowledgeable and helpful. Small group = more fun. Highly recommend.