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Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei

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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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Use of Snorkeling equipment
Local guide and instructor
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2800 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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?
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?
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?
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?
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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What is the maximum group size during Molokini Crater and South Maui Coast Adventure from Kihei?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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


831 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Great snorkeling experience with a good and accommodating crew.
, Jul 2021
Great snorkeling experience with a good and accommodating crew. We saw various sea animals - a variety of fishes, healthy corals, and swam with sea turtles.
Redline Rafting Tours are the best!!
, Jul 2021
Highly recommend!!! Our family enjoyed the fact that it was a small boat and we only had 3 other families on with us versus the large snorkeling excursions. Tim, our captain, and Zach were excellent and provided us with a great time and a little history too. With such a small group they also provided individualized attention to all the guest. My daughters have ranked this the best part of our vacation and they especially enjoyed the open water ride down to the 3rd snorkeling spot in South Maui. I'm so glad that we chose Redline Rafting!!
Best day ever...
, Jul 2021
Seriously the perfect day! Everything from the crew (the best, and so fun!!) music, food, vibe and of course snorkeling were Amazing! So worth it! Even swam with a whale shark! Ali on board was fantastic and so kind to our daughter who wasn’t having her best day lol. So glad we booked through Redline. Highly recommend and will definitely do it again when we return.
Fantastic (but long) trip
, Jul 2021
Chase and crew were amazing. Awesome experience. We snorkeled 4 separate locations and had a great view at all of them. My wife was very over it by the end but I had a great time.
Great experience
, Jul 2021
Johnny & Ali were awesome. They were friendly and informative about the history of the island, Molokini and the reef. Both were helpful and engaging. They took us to multiple spots on the reef, to give us variety. Blasted some great music along the way. Overall a highlight of the vacation.
Unforgettable first snorkeling
, Jul 2021
I had never snorkeled before.... where do I start? To have my first dive - NO - 4 dives off S. Maui was surreal. Red Line Tours was an incredible company to experience all of this with! Everything about the adventure was top notch. I would go again in a hot minute! Thanks Viator!
Best experience ever hands down!!
, Jul 2021
This was by far the best part of our vacation ! The ride and crew was awesome and food was yummy ! We are already trying to book for next year for 3 times !!! Never been snorkeling before and this was easy to learn and super fun!! See you guys next year !!
Chase and Kim were wonderful!
, Jul 2021
The entire experience was a blast. Chase and Kim were thoughtful and took great care of each traveler. They were educated and familiar with the places they took us. The aquatic life was spectacular.
Super fun tour
, Jun 2021
Excellent snorkel tour! Our guides were very knowledgeable and brought us to some incredible spots! They make sure you are safe and have a good time.
Redline is the ONLY way to go!!
, Jun 2021
We had an amazing time with Zack and Chase! Cheesiest jokes you have ever heard! Great play list on the boat. They got us out to each snorkel spot quickly and told us where to go and where not to go and what to expect. It didn’t seem like 4.5 hours AT ALL
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