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Four Winds II Is In Dry Dock Now Till Dec 23rd. Book Maui Magic Tours

Maui offers an abundance of marine sealife! Hawaiian sea turtles are definately a star (take the afternoon snorkel tour to Coral Gardens for the best opportunity to encounter sea turtles).

Maui’s pristine water is the perfect habitat for common reef fishes, like Hawaii’s state fish Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, brilliant tangs, the smoothly shy trumpet fish, and crazy-looking unicornfish. Large reef fish like the parrotfish and surgeonfish are common.  Don’t forget Maui’s little fish, pencil urchins, octopus, and eels swimming in and out of the coral reefs!

Maui’s snorkelers can be treated to bigger, life impactful encounters with the stars of the ocean, such as manta and spotted eagle rays, the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, and the harmless white-tip reef shark. Dolphins and whales (seasonal whale watching tours available from Dec. to March).

Like all carers of the world, we ask that our snorkeling guests respect our precious sealife. Take some time here to get to know Maui’s sea creatures so when you snorkel Maui, you’ll know what to look for!

Two Jumping Dolphins

See Dolphins on the Maui Magic!

Maui is blessed with its fair share of scenic landscapes, but the main beauty of the island lies beneath the water surface. From the brightly colored tropical fish and the Hawaiian Green sea turtles to the vast stretches of coral…

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Sea And Turtle

Snorkeling with Maui Sea Turtles

Swim with the Sea Turtles of Maui Although we can never guarantee you will see Hawaiian sea turtles, it is quite likely that you will sight them during your snorkel trip to Coral Gardens! Some of the best snorkeling in…

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Coral Google

Snorkel Coral Gardens on the Four Winds

Snorkeling at Coral Gardens Coral Gardens has some of the best snorkeling on Maui. Whether you’re looking for colorful tropical fish or a chance to see Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Coral Gardens has it all.  Located just south of Olowalu…

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Hawaiian Monk Seals

The Hawaiian monk seal is an endangered species that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands andis one of two remaining monk seal species; the other being the Mediterranean monk seal. The Hawaiian name is ʻIlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, or "dog that runs in…

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Oddities of the Sea

Frogfish When you join us for a snorkel tour to Molokini crater, Coral Gardens or elsewhere on either the Maui Magic or the Four Winds II, you never know what you might encounter! This very rare shot of a Frogfish…

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Eagle Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray

Hihimanu “Magnificent’ or “Elegant" Bird The Spotted Eagle Ray can be found in shallow coastal waters and bays, in depths down to 260 ft. They can be found globally in tropical regions, including the Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Atlantic Africa,…

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Orangeband Surgeonfish

There are over 80 species of surgeonfish worldwide with 25 of these varieties living in Hawaiian waters.  Although they come in many different color variations, they all share the same basic structure. The name “surgeonfish” comes from their hard spines…

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Snorkel Coral Gardens

We Love Monk Seals! The Hawaiian Monk Seal haul themselves to the warm, sunny beaches of Hawaii to rest. Exhausted after a night of hunting, they often sleep for and entire day in the sand just above the surf, then…

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Fish Under The Sea

Manta Ray

The giant manta, aka Pacific manta, is one of the largest of the rays and are closely related to sharks. These harmless, majestic creatures have short tails and no stinging spines. They are very acrobatic and are able to leap high…

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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Swim with a awaiian Green Sea Turtle Sea turtles are graceful saltwater reptiles, well adapted to life in their marine world. With streamlined bodies and flipper-like limbs, they are able to swim long distances in a relatively short time. When…

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