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Afternoon Snorkel to Molokini or Coral Gardens

Afternoon Snorkel Tour to Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

Snorkel Cruise & BBQ | 3.5 hour snorkel  |  1:30 pm – 5 pm daily

Coral Gardens: Rated one of the World’s Top Ten Snorkel Sites

Coral Gardens is one of Maui’s premier snorkeling destinations. Offering a treasure of underwater sights, including a chance to swim with turtles!

Our afternoon Maui snorkel tour goes to Coral Gardens (or Molokini Crater; location is weather dependent). This tour is a lighter and shorter version of our morning snorkel trip.

The Four Winds afternoon snorkel tour offers a hot grilled BBQ lunch, beer, wine, hard seltzers (alcohol served after snorkeling), snorkel gear, flotation, and instruction are provided. We additionally offer you the experience of SNUBA to take your snorkeling adventure to the next level ($69 +tax per person).

**Please know, Molokini Crater is always our first choice, however, safety is our top priority. All snorkel destinations are weather permitting.

Afternoon fun in the sun at a great price! With a later start time, it is a great option if you are not an early riser.

*During Whale Season (December – March), this tour offers whale watching opportunities!

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If your desired date shows unavailable... Don't worry! Call us at (800) 736-5740 and let us personally assist you.

DRY DOCK NOTICE: Four Winds II will be in dry dock Jan. 17-Feb. 22. Book our sister vessel Maui Magic for a afteroon snorkel tour instead.

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We highly recommend making your reservation in advance, due to the boat being at full capacity during summer months (high season). 

We also offer tours on our sister ship, the Maui Magic. If you would like to know more, please call us at (800) 736-5740 or check out the Maui Magic for additional availability.


Maui Snorkel

Swim with Turtles

Get the chance to snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles in their natural environment. These graceful creatures can often be spotted at Coral Gardens, a frequent stop on our afternoon snorkel tour.

Destination: Coral Gardens or Molokini (weather permitting)
Departures: 1:30 pm – 5pm daily
Check-in: 1:00 pm
Duration: 3.5 hours
Departs:  Ma’alaea Harbor, Slip #80


  • Hot Grilled BBQ Lunch
  • Beverages: Water, Juice, Soda, Hard Seltzer, Beer, and Wine
  • Snorkeling Gear and Flotation
  • Sea Boards (large flotations with clear view finder) & Boogie Boards
  • Optical Masks
  • Instructional Guide

Four Winds Catamaran Features

  • 2 Restrooms
  • Glass Bottom Viewing Room
  • 2 Spacious Decks
  • Plenty of Shade
  • 3 Boarding Ladders
  • Waterslide
  • Fresh Water Showers
  • Sport Fishing Equipment (Seasonal)

What to Expect

  • Turtle Watching (Coral Gardens)
  • Stunning Views of Maui’s Coastline
  • Fun Music
  • Tattoos for Kids
  • Amazing Marine Life
  • Whale Watching (Seasonal)

SAFETY FIRST: Your safety is important to us! Each of our crew members are Red Cross Certified, CPR and FIRST AID trained. While snorkeling, we make sure there is ample crew, both in and out of the water, for your assistance and safety. We also have a certified scuba diver in the water for those that SNUBA.

WHALE WATCHING: Seasonally from December- March, this trip additionally features humpback whale watching.

Note: During this time of year, we are unable to utilize any of our sport fishing gear because of the whales.

*Snorkel sites are selected at the discretion of the captain. We always attempt to reach Molokini when weather and conditions permit.


Extend your trip memories with SNUBA and photography!

  1. SNUBA – $69 +tax – SNUBA is easy, extremely safe and fun.
  2. Professional Photos/Video of Your Trip – Package prices vary
  3. Underwater Digital Camera Rental – Prices Vary
  4. Wet Suit Rental – $10

These items are NOT included as standard trip features, but a great way to extend the value of your trip. Build memories and try something new – our most popular add-on is SNUBA.

What to Bring:

Pack like you are going to the beach. Limited storage is available.

  • Towels
  • Swimsuit
  • Non-Aerosol, reef-safe Sunscreen (spray aerosol makes boat decks slippery and dangerous)
  • Light cover-up or light jacket
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for parking, wetsuit rentals, and gratuity
  • Credit card for add-ons and merchandise
  • We offer snorkel gear (all sizes), but you are welcome to bring your own
  • We offer life vests/floats for small children, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • A valid Picture ID is required for alcoholic beverages.

What to Leave at Home:

  • Valuables
  • Large bags
  • Aerosol Sunscreen (not only is it messy, it is not reef-friendly)
  • Strollers (infant carriers are permitted)

For directions to Ma’alaea Harbor.

This experience, to me, is what connecting with your family on vacation should be – adventurous, inspiring, and authentically local. Mahalo to the Four Winds Crew for their hospitality and spirit of Aloha. We hope to do it again in the future!”

Reviewed by joyovelarde

This is my 2nd trip with the crew of Four Winds Snorkeling. Still a great experience.
I recommend these guys to everyone I know!

Nathaniel P. Seattle WA

This was a great snorkeling experience! The boat was spacious with ample seating options. Best part is we were free to enjoy at our own pace. There was no tour guide shuffling us around from one spot to the next. The boat was clean and well maintained. There were lots of activities for younger ones.
Best part of the trip was how many whales we saw! Highly recommend this snorkeling experience.

Samantha R. Flushing NY

We snorkeled Coral gardens it was very calm and beautiful. We snorkeled for quite some time saw so many fish, and a SEA TURTLE, I literally swam side by side him! I loved every minute of this trip!

Janelle P. San Lorenzo CA

Started out the trip whale watching and we got the chance to see about 4 to 5 pods of whales! It was truly a breathtaking experience to see whales in their natural habitats. We did snorkeling at the coral garden which was just as stunning.

Mealnie X.
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Fun For Everyone

Fun For Everyone

From the young to the “young-at-heart”, this trip has something for everyone and is guaranteed to be loaded with fun! We pride ourselves with making sure every passenger is treated like family. Our expert crew is famous for their hospitality, service, and aloha spirit.

Glass Bottom Viewing Room

Glass Bottom Viewing Room

The Four Winds is the only snorkeling tour in Hawaii that offers a real Glass Bottom Viewing Room (not just a port). You can actually sit inside and enjoy a 180-degree view, both in front and below you.

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Experience The Fascinating Option Of SNUBA

Experience the Fascinating Option of SNUBA

SNUBA is great for those who have snorkeling experience and are strong swimmers. Dive down with a certified instructor, without the hassle of a scuba tank and all the equipment. SNUBA is a great bridge between snorkeling and scuba diving, and is available as an add-on on all of our tours!

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Whale Watch Season!

Whale Watch Season!

Our Maui Whale Watch and Snorkel Combo Tour combines both Molokini (or Coral Gardens) and Maui Whale Watching! See the Humpback Whales up close AND visit Maui’s top rated snorkel destinations. Whale Season begins in December and ends in March.

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