Snorkeling at Molokini

Molokini is a volcanic crater that arises out of the water between Maui and Kaho’olawe.  As you drive around Maui it’s hard to miss and I’ve always been curious about it so we decided to book a snorkeling trip so we could see it close up.  The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a 5 hour boat tour that includes a light breakfast, snorkeling gear and lunch.

View of Molokini from the Boat

We had a great time.  The crew were all college-educated naturalists who provided a snorkeling tutorial, nature talks for adults and kids as well as preparing and serving food and drinks.  We were able to see loads of colorful fish and coral.

We also made an additional stop at Turtle Arches which is apparently a sea turtle hang out.  We saw a couple of turtles surface near the boat when we arrived and we were even able to swim with one while we were snorkeling.  All-in-all a great trip.

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