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Address: off South Shore, Molokai, HI

The longest and richest barrier reef of all the Hawaiian islands is located...

The longest and richest barrier reef of all the Hawaiian islands is located in the South Shore of Moloka'i.

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Lovely reef - lots of sea turtles, fish and coral

Molokai does not have great snorkeling directly off the beaches, so we took a boat trip out to the reef with Molokai Fish and Dive. It was well worth it. The coral is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Molokai does not have great snorkeling directly off the beaches, so we took a boat trip out to the reef with Molokai Fish and Dive. It was well worth it. The coral is beautiful. There were lots of fish. But the highlight for us was the second snorkel site they took us to, because there were many sea turtles. At... More 

1 Thank AussieBonz
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

My wife and I visited Molokai since it was the last of the Hawaiian Island that we haven't been too. We had read about the barrier reef and it sounded amazing so we booked a tour with Molokai Fish and Dive shop. FYI, it is the longest barrier reef in all of Hawaii! The coral reefs were beautiful and teaming... More 

3 Thank james1628
Denville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Hire a tour guide to take you to the best spot. You'll get to see fish, sea turtles, blue rice coral and other corals that form the reefs that you can't get to from the beaches. Unfortunately when we went (deposit required) it was somewhat overcast so the colors were somewhat muted.

1 Thank Svensk11
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I only had a chance to dive twice here, but that was enough to see a manta ray, two spotted eagle rays, many turtles and a few moray eels. The fish concentrations were localized around a few spiny ridges with populations elsewhere being low by Hawaiian standards.

Thank jetlag_8
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

Be sure to add sorkeling in Molokai to you ""to do" list. Molokai Fish and Dive shop will get you there... Captain Tim and deckhand/guide Gabe will show you miles and miles of beautiful coral, fish and giant turtles.

3 Thank Nadrafied
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I don't remember which company we used, but I'm sure they're all just the same, as long as they bring you there! We went on a 2 hour guided tour, where we were free to reoam about, but could stick with the guide if we wanted to. While we were on the boat heading towards the reef, we were shown... More 

1 Thank Jessyca H
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We borrowed flippers from our B&B host, and a snorkel and mask for my husband. I had my own mask with prescription glass and a snorkel. What neither of us had was any practice or experience with using the equipment or swimming in the ocean. A day with wind stiff enough to blow your towel away is not the kind... More 

15 Thank DonnaFromOklahoma
Irving, TX
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

We almost didn't make it. we had two days left. Called Molokai Fish and Dive on Monday for a Tuesday snorkel and were told they were only doing a dive tour. So we booked a whale watching tour for Tuesday instead. While at the wharf Tuesday morning, ran into the owner of Fish and Dive to be told that they... More 

9 Thank shambhalaa

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