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Tips to Help You Get the MOST Out of Molokini Snorkeling

Most of us don't get to go Molokini snorkeling very often - this makes it all the more important to make the most of any trip to snorkel Molokini crater!

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On our last Maui, Hi vacation, these tips really helped us get more enjoyment out of our trip to Molokini Island, and I hope they do the same for you!

picture of boats on Molokini Crater Snorkeling Trips

1) Since Molokini snorkeling trips are very dependent on the weather, booking your trip to Molokini Island for the morning when the wind and water tends to be quieter will make it less likely that your trip to snorkel Molokini Crater will get cancelled. Also, the water tends to be clearer at that time of day, which will allow you to get better views of the underwater marine world.

2) Don't scare the fish! If you kick around too much, the fish won't get too close to you. So... just allow yourself to drift, motionless, in the water. My experience was that this is far more relaxing way to experience Molokini snorkeling, and it makes it WAY more likely that the fish around Molokini Island will swim right up to you for a close-up view! But, following this tip will make it hard to keep warm... soooo... see my next tip...

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3) If your boat rents wetsuits, I'd strongly consider renting one. As I mentioned in tip #1, the best time to snorkel Molokini Crater is in the morning, but the temperatures tend to be a bit cooler so early in the day. Wearing a wetsuit will keep you much warmer compared to wearing nothing but a bathing suit!

The LAST thing you want is to be COLD on your tropical Maui, Hi vacation, right?

I don't think I would have been able to enjoy our Molokini snorkeling experience nearly as much without the added warmth from the wetsuit.

4) It is prohibited to remove any marine life, sand or coral from the Molokini Island Marine Life Conservation District. Soooo, resist the temptation to take any souvenirs with you.

picture of sea urchin at Molokini Island on a Molokini Snorkeling Trip

5) Please snorkel Molokini Island (or anywhere else for that matter!) with a buddy. You can keep an eye on each other, and get help if your buddy gets into trouble.

6) When you snorkel Molokini Crater, make sure you don't get too far from the boat - you want to be sure you can get yourself back to the boat in one piece if you get fatigued.

This next tip might save you some cash if you happen to be taking your Maui, Hi vacation during whale season...

7) If you were considering booking a whale-watching excursion, I recommend that you book your Molokini snorkeling trip first! During whale season, it is very likely that you'll see some whales as your boat takes you from Maui to Molokini. Book your Molokini snorkeling trip during the first part of your Maui, Hi vacation. If you see whales, great! No need to book an extra outing. If you do NOT see whales, you'll still have time to book a trip to go whale watching in Maui later on.

Molokini Snorkeling Tours, Rates, and Bookings...Want More Information?

If you think you might want to snorkel Molokini Crater on your Maui Hi vacation, you can get more information on available tours, rates, and bookings on the Barefoot Tours site. (Link will open in new window.)

When you get to their site, just go to the left side of the screen under "Maui," then choose "Molokini Snorkeling from Maui" from the drop-down menu for their complete listing of tours, descriptions, and pricing.

Click here if you'd like to learn more about available Molokini Island snorkel tours on the Barefoot Tours site. (Link will open in new window.)

There are several reasons why I feel comfortable recommending the Barefoot Tours site:

  • They're a reputable local Maui company who has been in business for over 30 years.
  • They have an excellent low price guarantee!
  • They offer a wide selection of activities and tour operators, so I feel confident that you will find what you're looking for!

Click here to find out more about why I recommend Barefoot Tours for your Maui, Hawaii activities bookings!

More Articles of Interest:

1) Click here to read about our Molokini snorkel experience!

2) It also may interest you to read about our Top 10 Things to Do in Maui for Adventure! Click here to read more...

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