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Located 2 miles off Maui's south coast, Molokini is an extinct volcano that is now designated as a State Marine Life and Bird Conservation District. Its crescent shape acts as a fortress that provides protection from waves and powerful currents making this area one of the top ten dive sites in the world. Molokini's back wall sharply drops off to depths of 300 feet. In the center is a lush reef area with excellent viewing up to 150 feet. The pristine waters are home to about 250 species of fish - some of which are found nowhere else on earth. Boat tours leave for Molokini from Ma'alaea Harbor or Kihei Boat Ramp. The best conditions for visiting the islet are early in the morning.
Multiple vendors offer half-day and full-day snorkel and dive trips complete with gear, snacks, water, showers, and more.
Do not walk on the island as it is a protected preserve.
Do not feed the marine life, remove anything from the area, or approach sea turtles or seals.
Do not attempt to kayak to the island as the currents between Maui and Molokini are very strong.
Power boat rentals are available from the harbor areas.
Located 2 miles off the southern coast of Maui, the island can only be reached by boat. The island can be viewed from lookouts along Highway 31 and from Makena Alanui Road.