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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
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Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
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$178.47 per adult
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Amazing time!
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!
Bridget_R, Aug 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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Highly recommend
nqquathamer, Jul 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
Terrific crew and experience! They take safety and conservation seriously. Kids 8 and 15 both loved it.
star-5
Super fun.
Arthur_S, Jul 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
Seeing all the beauty and colors under water. Coral and colorful fish like out of a book. The boat ride was very interesting and fun with the high winds. The crew was excellent and very helpful. Safety was top priority. Would recommend to everyone. Mahalo.
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Great excursion.
Anonymous, May 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Outfit ran on time and efficient. Excellent service and care for safety, rules & laws. Good food. Expensive extras but nice to have the options. Very nice staff.
star-5
We had a wonderful time. ...
Kristen_V, May 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
We had a wonderful time. We were last on Molokini in 1994! Molokini is not to be missed! The crew was wonderful and the boat was clean and well captained! A great trip for couples and families
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Wonderful experience
Toby_C, Apr 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
The crew was very friendly and informative about the trip and the area. They were also great about everyone’s safety.
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100% worth it!
Jon_C, Apr 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
100% worth it! The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to safety of everyone. Breakfast and lunch were super tasty! We even got to see a monk seal while snorkeling at Molokini!
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Highly recommend!
Michele_H, Aug 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
A really fun voyage! The crew was very knowledgeable, the food was delicious, and the pictures they took were so pretty! We really enjoyed this excursion! I would highly recommend doing this!
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Great trip
Becky_C, Aug 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
Our family had a great time on this trip. Friendly and knowledgeable guides, enjoyable lunch after the snorkeling was done, incredible blue water. All our photos looked like we used filters! We would choose this operator again.
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BeAutiful experience
Lisa_P, Aug 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
We had a wonderful time! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable! Beautiful experience! Breakfast and lunch were also delicious!
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Visibility was incredible...
Arlo_B, Aug 2022
Four Winds II Molokini Snorkeling Tour from Maalaea Harbor
Visibility was incredible and so many fish to see. My son did the snuba diving and loved it. Staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend it for the whole family
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The first place we were...
James_W, Aug 2022
Molokini and Turtle Arches Snorkeling Trip from Ma'alaea Harbor
The first place we were going to snorkel at had too strong of a current and so we went to plan B which was ok. We did get to see one turtle there. The snorkeling at Molokini was amazing, however. I’d definitely recommend this to others.
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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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