Where can I snorkel?
We normally suggest Murphy’s Beach to folks who wish to snorkel on Molokai. It’s located at mile marker 20 on the east end. The beach is nice, the water is shallow and clear and almost always safe for swimming/snorkeling.
Another good choice is Dixi Maru Beach on the west end. It is a protected cove that offers safe swimming/snorkeling except when the winter surf is very high.
For all ocean activities on Molokai, EXERCISE CAUTION. A good basic rule is “If you don’t see local folks in the water, you probably don’t want to go in.” Be especially careful on the long Papohaku Beach. Winter surf there is EXTREMELY dangerous, don’t even go wading there.
You can rent snorkel gear at http://molokaifishanddive.com if you don’t bring your own.
They will take you to the reef’s edge in their dive boat so you can swim and visit with colorful tropical fish, turtles, and other reef critters.