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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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US$178.47 per adult
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Wonderful excursion. 100% recommend! Boat, crew, food, drinks, snorkeling, etc was perfect and my family had an excellent time!
Amanda_C, Mar 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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This is the ONE tour you MUST BOOK!
DAVID_G, Mar 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
5 star experience! Crew, Food, fish and the entire experience was perfect. Thank you for a great memory!
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The crew was very...
Kenneth_N, Mar 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
The crew was very personable and attentive. They gave us plenty of time in the water and took their time on the way back so we could get some great looks at the humpback whales.
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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 crew doted on all the...
Thomas_B, Mar 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
The crew doted on all the adventurers. Wet suits were available, I don't see that with other charters.
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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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Great crew fun time!
Michelle_S, Feb 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
We saw a lot of whales on our way back in which was so cool! The bathroom situation wasn't the best because you had to throw the toilet paper in the garbage can not the toilet
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This is the snorkel tour to book!
Mark_W, Feb 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Awesome experience! I researched 9 different snorkel options and I did not regret choosing this one. Good food, good staff, good snorkeling! We even made some stops to see some whales (in February). It can be a matter of luck when it comes to seeing whales but this snorkel tour had a better whale watching experience than a designated whale watching tour I went on a few days later. My wife and I agreed that this snorkeling tour was better than Thailand (Koh Samui) and Mexico (Tulum).
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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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Fun exciting trip
Debbie_T, Feb 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
The snorkeling was fun. Crew was great. Food was excellent Wonderful experience saw so many whales it was amazing
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Worthwhile excursion
Elizabeth_M, Feb 2023
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Saw 'tons' of whales and some dolphins. Food was good and crew entertaining and helpful. Would suggest a red wine choice.
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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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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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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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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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