A volcanic atoll located 2.5 miles off of Maui's southern shore, Molokini Crater was once used by Hawaiians for hunting, gathering, and fishing.
How long is boat ride from Maui to Molokini?
About an hour
Is Molokini Crater snorkeling worth it?
This crater is NOT worth the visit (time or money). Although our tour guides were great and on-time. This crater is NOT worth the visit (time or money) since we saw minimal fish, minimal coral – You're better off exploring the many snorkeling options the island has to offer.
Can you swim to Molokini Crater?
No, you can't swim to Molokini Crater. There are 3 main areas that boats depart from. Makena and Kihei Boat Ramp are some of the closest. Maalaea Harbor is where most boats leave from, which is convenient and not far from Molokini.
Can you paddle to Molokini Crater?
While nearly half a million visitors snorkel and scuba dive Molokini Crater each year, very few choose to join us for a challenging paddle to the historic crater.
How do I get to Molokini Crater?
How can you get to Molokini? The only way to get to Molokini is by boat; so don't try to swim there! With a number of quality snorkel and scuba companies offering daily trips, you can choose the type of boat that best suits your needs and interests.
How far offshore is Molokini Crater?
While Molokini Crater is physically close to the southern coast of Maui, at just 2.5 miles offshore, as a part of 77 acres of protected habitat has helped preserve it in a relatively pristine state.
How long is the kayak to Molokini Crater?
Molokini Snorkeling… by Kayak! Located 4 miles off shore from Turtle Town, this paddle ends up being 9 miles round trip that only a very select few guests make in kayaks. This kayak tour is more about the challenge of paddling to Molokini than it is about snorkeling at Molokini.
Are there sharks in Molokini Crater?
One of the more common species of shark at Molokini Crater is the white tipped reef shark. This shark gets its name from the white tip on its dorsal fin and they average 4.5 ft in length. The white tip shark is docile during the day and can be found cruising along the bottom of the reef.
How deep is the back side of Molokini?
How far is Molokini Crater from Kihei?
12. Molokini Crater Snorkeling 2 hours Tour. Easy and comfortable 15 minutes ride to Molokini Crater from Kihei Boat Landing.
Where do Molokini tours leave from?
Considered to be an underwater paradise by many, it is no wonder that Molokini is one of the most popular dive and snorkel sites in Hawaii. Many of the tour boats conveniently leave from Ma'alaea harbor which is great whether you are staying on either the West side or South side of Maui.
What is the water temperature at Molokini Crater?
Is it warm enough to swim in Maui in December?
While Florida's ocean temperatures drop as much as 25 degrees from August to January, Maui stays within 5 degrees of its highs year-round! That means that during the holidays, Maui visitors swim in ocean waters that average a comfortable 75 degrees.
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