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Maalaea Harbor
Maalaea Harbor

Maalaea Harbor

101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road, Maalaea, Hawaii, 96793

The Basics

The scenic 89-slip harbor is nestled in the southern inlet between West Maui and the Haleakala Crater. In addition to water sports activities, visitors can enjoy shopping at the Maalaea Harbor Shops, oceanfront dining, and a visit to the nearby aquarium. Some of the harbor’s most popular activities include snorkeling adventures to the crescent-shaped Molokini Crater, whale and dolphin watching excursions, and sport fishing adventures. You can also charter private yachts, take sailing lessons, and more.

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Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
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$178.47 per adult
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Absolutely great!
What a great experience! Crew was so helpful getting our 84 year-old mother on and off the boat. They went above and beyond making sure we had everything thing we needed. Highly HIGHLY recommend
Barbara_L, Oct 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Amazing time!
Bridget_R, Aug 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Such an amazing time. We weren’t able to go to our original spot due to it being so windy, but they had a plan B. So glad they put our safety first and plan B was lots of fun! Crew were so nice and helpful! Glass bottom boat was a plus for those who don’t want to go in the water. Definitely recommend this tour!
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Amazing experience snorkelling
Shirley_M, Jan 2023
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
This was by far one of the best excursions we did in Hawaii. The snorkelling was amazing and the boat ride was a lot of fun. The food was very good for lunch and we all had seconds! The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and made sure we felt safe and had fun. This crater snorkelling is not to be missed!
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The whole package
esther_b, Nov 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
This is the third time I travel with the Pacific Whale Foundation. The crew is always excellent, the knowledge shared very pertinent and enhances greatly the whole trip. Beyond the fact that this trip is supporting a great cause, I have been able to compare and recommend this company!
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Awesome snorkel trip!
Cari_C, Oct 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Crew was friendly and helpful. They stayed out longer than all other boats. Plenty of time to explore the under water world of the crater. Breakfast and lunch was fair. Note come early for parking. They fill up fast. Worst case you may have to park over by the aquarium public lot and hike around to slip 80. Allow your self some time for that. Over all we'll worth it!
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Fun Day!
Michael_H, Nov 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
The boat ride was amazing. We saw spinner dolphins from the boat, but turtles were scarce even though the crew tried a couple spots. The Captain took us to Molokini Crater second which allowed our boat to have the place almost to ourselves. The food was ok. It satisfied our hunger after a couple hours in the water. Was happy to support the Pacific Whale Foundation with part of our tour fee. The crew was attentive and knowledgeable.
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FAMILY FRIENDLY
Mariela_T, Oct 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
Super fun trip , the staff was super friendly and helpful. I don’t know how to swim but the flotation devices they have helped a lot. I enjoyed my time and seen ALOT of fishies
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Great tour. Crew was very...
Dan_F, Oct 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Great tour. Crew was very friendly and helpful with any questions. Equipment was good quality. Good amount of fish to see, water was clear and warm. The lunch and breakfast were both good.
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Awesome
Kimberly_F, Oct 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
Captain Chris and team were great! We had one of the best snorkeling experiences we’ve ever had. The locations were beautiful and had amazing fish and turtles. We learned so much too about preserving the oceans and the life in them. We were very inspired!
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Four Winds Snorkeling - Molokini
Nancy_W, Oct 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Captain and crew were great! Everyone was very friendly and helpful, providing tips and hints for snorkeling at Molokini. Even the barbecue lunch was above expectations!
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Awesome Crew and Best Snorkeling Ever
Kristi_S, Sep 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
The crew was awesome and very professional. They give great instructions. The food was great! Best burgers. Now, for the snorkeling, totally awesome. It was wonderful. The time in the water was just right. Seeing a sea turtle come up to the surface was the highlight.
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Great for all ages- great staff
Ben_D, Sep 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
Great with kids. Staff was very attentive and kind. Would definitely recommend. 2 snorkeling spots and a slide, jump platform and water mat. Lots of fun things. Great good and drink. I definitely recommend renting the $10 wetsuits!
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Great snorkeling expirience
Andrea_S, Aug 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
I'm glad that we choose to take the early trip since the wind picks up in the afternoon. Fortunately, we were able to snorkel at Molikini Island. That spot is spectacular and you can see so many different fish.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Maalaea Harbor is the go-to spot for travelers who want to get out on the ocean—book a tour in advance or head to the harbor to learn more about tour options and activities.
  • Restrooms and showers provide a place to clean up after a snorkeling adventure.
  • Some of the tours departing Maalaea Harbor are wheelchair accessible but check with the tour operator to make sure their accommodations suit your needs.
  • Shops, restaurants, and a marina store ensure you have everything you need for a day out on the water.
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Trip ideas


How to Get There

The harbor is located less than 10 miles from Kahului and Hawaii’s major airport—take Highway 380 to Highway 30 south. From the West Maui resort area, take Highway 30 south. If you want to avoid driving and enjoy the views along the way, book a tour that includes round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

The harbor is open daily, all year round. Choose a morning tour to avoid the winds that tend to pick up later in the day. For whale watching, visit from late November through early April.

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Visiting the Maui Ocean Center

Known as the Aquarium of Hawaii, the Maui Ocean Center offers an immersive and educational experience. Visitors can explore a living reef, encounter a vast diversity of marine life in the open ocean exhibit, and learn about humpback whales in a unique virtual simulation. Visit the center before a snorkeling or whale-watching excursion to give yourself a headstart on learning about the area’s marine life.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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