The Molokini Crater — one of the sweetest snorkeling spots in Maui County — has reserved parking. Only boats with certain permits are allowed to stop there — and each permit specifies where along the mostly-submerged volcanic crater they can put down anchor. Our favorite boat (and long-time sponsor of Top Maui Restaurants), the Lani Kai, has the absolute best spot. Right in the center of the crater, close to the wall — so it’s protected from the wind and water chop.
Here’s a picture I took from their deck on our last trip out:
(Come on. Really. Do I REALLY get to live here?!?)
To book your most excellent snorkel trip — complete with SNUBA options, lunch and yummy mai tais — go to their website. Tell them Molly and James from Top Maui Restaurants sent you to get your discount!
Friendly Charters/Lani Kai
1-808-244-1979 or toll free: 1-888-983-8080