Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor

Wailuku, United States
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From US$178.47

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Snorkeling in Molokini Crater is undeniably one of the best parts about visiting Maui. Here in this crescent, submerged volcano off Maui’s southern coastline, over 250 species of fish inhabit a world-class reef. Experience water so exceptionally clear you can see down 75 feet, and swim with schools of tropical fish while cruising the vibrant reef. You can also just sit and suntan on the deck, with sweeping views of Haleakala set just off the back of the boat.
  • View the underwater sights from the glass bottom viewing room
  • Four Winds Catamaran Features: • 2 Restrooms • Glass Bottom Viewing Room • 2 Spacious Decks • Plenty of Shade • 3 Boarding Ladders • Fresh Water Showers • Waterslide • Sport Fishing Equipment (Seasonal)
  • What to Expect • Abundant of Marine Life • Turtle Watching • Whale Watching (Seasonal) • Stunning views of Maui’s Coastline • Fun Music • Tattoos for Kids

What's Included

  • Tropical Breakfast
  • Grilled BBQ Lunch
  • Beverages: Water, Soda, Beer, Wine and Juice
  • Snorkeling Gear (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Sea Boards (large flotations with clear bottoms) & Boogie Boards
  • Optical Masks
  • Instructional Guide
  • Flotation Belts (for adults) and Life Vests (for young children)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
  • Wetsuit rental - $10

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 101 Maalaea Rd
    101 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

    Maalaea Harbor, Slip #80 (on the "Ocean Side" or the Jetty) *Harbor offers metered parking and is only payable by credit card. Please scan QR code at the harbor to pay.

Start time

07:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

From Maalaea Harbor, board a 55-foot, glass bottom catamaran for a Molokini snorkeling tour, where you’ll enjoy a breakfast of bagels and fruit served with juice and Kona coffee. On the hour long cruise to Molokini Crater, take in the views of Haleakala volcano, and try to identify the four other islands that are scattered across the horizon. You’ll also hear commentary from an onboard naturalist who serves as your guide.

Upon arrival at Molokini Crater, splash into the waters teeming with thousands of fish, and cruise over one of Hawaii’s healthiest coral reefs. With its deep sand channels, shallows sections of reef, and wealth of colorful marine life, Molokini Crater is an exceptional outing for experts and first-timers alike. You can also take a turn on the waterslide.

If you'd like to see the marine life without getting wet, peer through glass on the bottom of the boat, where children and families can watch schools of fish.

Once you've finished snorkeling in Molokini Crater, enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ lunch of chicken breasts, pulled pork, or hot dogs, with a garden burger option for vegetarians. Lunch is accompanied by chips and dessert, and an open bar of beer and wine is served on the cruise back home.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Sailing subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • Snorkeling at Molokini crater is "weather permitting". We can never guarantee a snorkel location. Safety is our top priority.
  • All Passengers Must Sign Waiver Prior to Tour.
  • Please bring reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a change of clothing, swimsuit and sandals
  • For an additional fee, you can select the following:
  • SNUBA guided experience is available for purchase onboard (limited availability) - $69+tax
  • Photography & Video - Prices Vary
  • Underwater digital camera (pictures are downloaded onto a USB drive) - Prices Vary
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wetsuit rental - $10
  • Maalaea Harbor offers metered parking. Guest must scan QR code at the harbor and pay by credit card.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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A beautiful morning and ride to molokini. The captain and crew you are so professional and polite. Truly a caring bunch. The snorkeling was great oh, we saw more then we expected. We thank you all, great job crew.


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The experience is really...
Priyanka_G, May 2023
The experience is really good and crew is really helpful. They take care of your needs with a friendly smile on their face. Thank you!!!! I’m
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank YOU for joining us!
Great fun; great service.
Marci_G, May 2023
This was a great excursion and the crew was fantastic. Super friendly and helpful. They were really patient with less experienced swimmers. I was nervous about being out in the middle of the ocean, but they were great.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for the kind review! We love helping guests feel comfortable in the water and I am thrilled to hear you were able to feel safe and enjoy yourself. Mahalo! Nikki
Loved the experience!
Jack_L, May 2023
Although the trip over and back was very windy, we still enjoyed it. The crater was incredible! The crew were patient and very helpful with instructions. Food was great. Time spent at the location was perfect. Even saw a small shark! Incredible!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and let us know about your experience with us on the Four Winds II! We hope to see you in the near future. Aloha, Nikki
Best Birthday Ever
castone01, May 2023
The crew did a great job of taking care of us! The crater is teaming with unbelievably ocean life and we even saw an Octopus! The weather was exceptional, so we had a clear day and more than enough time to snorkel the crater. We highly recommend bringing an extra 10 bucks for the wetsuit, which makes it even more comfortable in the water for longer periods of time a note about sunscreen. Be sure to only bring a mineral based sunscreen to protect the beautiful reefs so we can continue to share these with others in the future. The food was excellent. We were serve breakfast of fresh fruit and muffins. The lunch options were delicious and very generous portions, which was really nice after the long snorkel the entire crew and Team were so professional. It was a wonderful day.
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo for choosing the Four Winds! We are so happy to hear you had a great birthday on board with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
Best experience ever
Tiffany_H, May 2023
One of the coolest experiences we’ve had ! Everyone was amazing, the food was delicious and I recommend trying snuba diving .
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo for choosing the Four Winds! We greatly appreciate you letting us know about your recent experience with us. Aloha, Nikki
Denise_H, May 2023
Fantastic! Best crew EVER. A beautiful place to snorkel. Good food and unbelievable views of Maui. Very safety conscious crew in the water with you at all times. Would go again!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a great time and we hope to see you again!
One Perfect Day
susandelaney, May 2023
The whole experience was great. Seeing the many species of fish was great. I had a friend with me who had never snorkelled and was very anxious. Seeing her overcome her fears and experience the underwater world was great to see
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for sharing! I'm thrilled to hear your friend was able to enjoy her snorkel experience and felt safe in the water. We would love to have you on board again soon! Aloha, Nikki
First time snorkeling and...
Karla_P, Apr 2023
First time snorkeling and the crew explained everything so well! Food was great especially the pull pork sandwich! Good choice of drinks and service was great! Would definitely recommend it!
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo for joining us!
Wonderful, Family Friendly Snorkel Sail
Julie_B, Apr 2023
What an amazing experience! The boat is great. The snorkeling was super fun. The crew really made this the best time. They were so helpful and ensured we had a great time. The glass bottom room was cool, though you don't see too many fish down there. The boat can't get close enough to the reef for the many fish that live there to swim by. However, there were some fish, and our 15 month old daughter at least got to see something, since she clearly wasn't going to be going in the water. Our son enjoyed using the little boat with the glass bottom window, so he could see some fish without having to snorkel. At only four years old, he wasn't quite ready for the full snorkel experience. The food was also good, and they made sure we had plenty to eat and drink. We even saw some whales, which is pretty rare for the middle off April, when most of them are already headed up to Alaska. We would definitely book with this boat again!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Aloha Julie_B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience on the Four Winds. That's great that you were able to see whales in April! We can't wait to have you and your family on board with us again! Mahalo, Nikki
All of our needs were met and it was really fun and gorgeous
susan_f, Apr 2023
The crew was top notch and the tour was excellent. Great food and gear. Homemade cookies, open bar… I wish there was more info about what we saw though there were info posters around. The focus was on everyone’s comfort which was great
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you and we are happy to hear you had an excellent time!
Wonderful Snorkel trip
Julie_J, Apr 2023
Great day! The Four Wind’s Crew is wonderful! They are very welcoming and enthusiastic. They provide good instruction to beginner snorkelers and a nice lunch. This was our second trip with this boat and I would book with them again.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Mahalo for joining us again! Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you for a third trip out with us on the Four Winds!
Snorkeling at Molokini
Sharon_C, Apr 2023
My family had a great time! The crew was amazing! It’s definitely worth the time and money. They have underwater cameras and a photographer for you to capture great shots’
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for your review and for letting us know about your experience!
Awesome crew! Great experience. Crew took care of individual needs
sindhu_p, Apr 2023
Went with fam! Overall great snorkeling trip and got to see some whales too. Crew awesome! Personalized experience
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you for choosing the Four Winds!
Do This Snorkeling Tour
Amanda_C, Mar 2023
Wonderful excursion. 100% recommend! Boat, crew, food, drinks, snorkeling, etc was perfect and my family had an excellent time!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for letting us know about your excursion with us on the Four Winds!
This is the ONE tour you MUST BOOK!
DAVID_G, Mar 2023
5 star experience! Crew, Food, fish and the entire experience was perfect. Thank you for a great memory!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank YOU for joining us! We hope to see you again soon. Aloha, Nikki
The crew was very...
Kenneth_N, Mar 2023
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.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Whale Season really is the best! Happy to hear you enjoyed our crew and your snorkel experience! Aloha, Nikki
The crew doted on all the...
Thomas_B, Mar 2023
The crew doted on all the adventurers. Wet suits were available, I don't see that with other charters.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo for your review!
Sail great, snorkel ok
Melanie_S, Mar 2023
We wanted a day on the water but not on a.cattle boat. Weather was great, clear and very sunny, only light winds, so Mother Nature did her part. The sail to Molokini was fine and we did spot several groups of whales while underway. Equipment was passed out so you could fit test masks, and condition of fins mask and snorkel fjne. But the condition of the reef is very poor, the preva lance of fish quite !ow and pretty homogenous. The number of boats going to the spot at the same time means it was quite crowded and lots of parents hau!ing kids on rafts created lots of traffic jams. Food was just ok. Sail back was lovely and whales put on a show. If you really want to see a !ovely reef and !ots of sea life, skip Molokini. Service on boat was friendly, so no comp!aints there. Leaving from Ma alaea Harbor great for Kihei located condos\hotels.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Aloha, Thank you for choosing the Four Winds II. I'm happy to hear you were able to see lots of whales! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our friendly crew! Mahalo, Nikki
Great crew fun time!
Michelle_S, Feb 2023
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
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Mahalo for mentioning our great crew! Industry standard on every boat has a "no paper" requirement, or the marine heads will not work properly. We hope to see you again! Aloha, Nikki
This is the snorkel tour to book!
Mark_W, Feb 2023
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).
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We are grateful you chose us to snorkel with! Thank you for the review and we are thrilled to hear you had such a great time. Mahalo! Nikki

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