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Maui: Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

1. Maui: Molokini Snorkel & Performance Sail with Lunch

Discover Molokini aboard a fast-sailing catamaran, where your trip includes a continental breakfast on the leisurely sail across Ma’alaea Bay. Take in the stunning landscape that makes Maui special, and during whale season (December – May), spot the humpback whales as they swim nearby. While at Molokini, swim, snorkel, and rinse off with a freshwater shower. After snorkeling, indulge in a full lunch buffet and refresh with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. Maui’s afternoon trade winds can really get the boat going, so join the friendly crew at the helm and try your hand at sailing the high seas! 

Maui: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

2. Maui: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner and Drinks

Watch the glow of the sunset on the Kahalawai Mountains, Lanai Island, and the Molokini Crater on this sunset catamaran cruise from Ma’alaea. Keep an eye out for humpback whales while listening to Hawaiian music. Savor a gourmet dinner and relax with two drinks from the bar. Depart from the Ma’alaea Harbor and set off into the waves on a catamaran. After exiting the harbor, enjoy a complimentary drink before the dinner service kicks off. Explore the alcoves of the boat, gaze out over the ocean, and snap photos. While soaking up the tropical views, listen to island-style music. For dinner, chef Keoni will serve the succulent Hawaiian prime rib, Mahi Mahi, teriyaki chicken, ribs, steamed vegetables, white rice with soy sauce, and more. As you dine, take in views of Kaho’olawe and Lanai in the distance, as well as the top snorkeling location, Molokini Crater. Gaze out at the Kahalawai Mountains of Maui extending toward the sky. You are likely to see humpback whales visiting the islands from Alaska along with other marine mammals.

Maalaea: 4th of July Fireworks Harbor Cruise by Catamaran

3. Maalaea: 4th of July Fireworks Harbor Cruise by Catamaran

Feast your eyes on stunning 4th of July fireworks while sailing the Lahaina harbor. Great for groups of friends, couples, or a combination of both, this evening party cruise is complete with alcoholic beverages, heavy pupu's (appetizers), and music, offering you a lively Independence Day experience.  After boarding the catamaran in Ma'alaea Harbor, enjoy two refreshing cocktails, beers, or wines while snacking on light appetizers, chatting with your fellow cruise guests, or dancing to the music. As you approach Lahaina Harbor, get ready for the vibrant fireworks that light up the sky and surrounding water. Choose a seat on one of the three available decks, all with excellent vantage points, and take in the explosive show before sailing back to Ma'alaea Harbor.

Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise from Lahaina or Māʻalaea Harbor

4. Maui: Catamaran Whale Cruise from Lahaina or Māʻalaea Harbor

Discover why Maui is the place to spot humpback whales during an exciting ocean adventure in peak migration season. Board a comfortable catamaran at either Māʻalaea or Lahaina Harbor and escape into the ‘Au ‘au channel which boasts the greatest number of whales near Maui. Venture out into the warm and protected ocean waters which make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. Known for their acrobatics, the whales are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean. Join the captain and crew in keeping a lookout as you stay refreshed with a variety of beverages, including wine and local beer. This trip is exclusively sailing, so relax onboard without the drone of a motor as you head to wherever the whales may be. Sailing out of Māʻalaea Bay and Lahaina can be quite exhilarating on a catamaran, so keep in mind that this trip can be more of an adventure if the winds are up.

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What people are saying about Maalaea

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,176 reviews

Very organized and the crew was very knowledgeable and friendly! Was amazed how clear the water was so we saw lots of cool marine life ! A highlight of our vacation on Maui

We had a great time. The reef is great especially at the outer part. Crew did an amazing job and sailing was awesome! Worth it.

Amazing coral formations and lots of colorful fish. Excellent snorkeling. Sailing with just wind power was awesome

Never seen water so blue in my entire life! The crew was exceptional and I will be doing this again!

Great staff on the boat, tons of fish. Really nice time.