From October 25th through November 15th the Four Winds is in Dry Dock. CLICK HERE for info.
Dry Dock Alert Four Winds Maui
From Sunday, October 25th through Sunday, November 15th, the Four Winds II will be unavailable for tours while she is in for her routine Dry Dock on Oahu.
Every two years, we take her out of the water to do a complete maintenance and make improvements. Should you wish to take a snorkel trip during these dates, we recommend that you check-out our other boat, THE MAUI MAGIC.
If you don’t have children under 5, or need a lot of shade, the Maui Magic is the ideal vessel for your Maui snorkel adventures! Fast and nimble, the Magic actually visits two snorkel sites (Molokini and another that is chosen daily by the Captain). The second snorkel site is where you can actually see and snorkel with turtles. Additionally, this trip also features a daily dolphin search where we look for Spinner and Bottle Nose dolphins in the wild!
It is great that you have chosen to book with Four Winds. We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon!
Can I swim with turtles?
Because of Molokini's unique location, and distance away from Maui's shoreline, it is not a spot that turtles will often travel to. However, turtles are frequently sighted at Coral Gardens where our Afternoon Trip usually snorkels at.
We also have our sister-boat, the Maui Magic, and she offers the opportunity to swim or snorkel with turtles almost daily because of her unique snorkel destinations.
Just remember, when it comes to swimming or snorkeling with turtles, you just can't attempt to touch them or harass them in any way. The Maui Magic has a selection of snorkel locations where turtles are often present. We typically see turtles at these special locations almost always. But always remember that the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is a protected species within the waters around Maui.
One snorkeling tip to use, If you want the turtles to come near you, is to swim calm and slow. No fast hand or arm motions. Kick slowly with your fins. Turtles are faster than you can ever swim, so if you attempt to kick to catch-up with them, they see you as a threat. So simply relax and be calm and many times the turtles will approach you!