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Maui Whale Watching Tour

Seasonal Tour – Offered December – March
Whale Watch & Snorkel Combo | 3.5 hours | 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm daily
Includes Hot BBQ

Our Maui Whale Watch and Snorkel Combo Tour dedicates time to and from your snorkel destination so that you can search for whales in the wild. Observe them in their natural habitat in Maui!  See the humpback whales up close AND visit Maui’s top rated snorkel destinations.

The Four Winds II Afternoon Whale Watch & Snorkel Combo Tour serves up a hot grilled BBQ Lunch. All beverages and snorkel gear are included, making this afternoon whale watch and snorkel tour a great value. Experience Maui’s humpback whales as they come to Maui to calve, mate, and rear their young!  See pods of whales, whale acrobatics, and even hear them singing in the water.

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Hear Maui’s Whales Sing

The Four Winds II has a hydro-phone (a large microphone) on board, which the captain can lower into the water. You will love listening to the songs of Maui’s whales LIVE on board. You can also hear them singing while you are underwater snorkeling or SNUBA diving. 

Maui Whale Marine Naturalists On-board

Four Winds II Marine Naturalists and crew are fun and engaging and will explain and educate you on Maui’s whales, which are federally protected creatures. Learn interesting facts about the humpback whales, including behaviors and why the whales migrate to Maui.

Relax On-Board

For those who do not wish to get in the water and snorkel, there’s still plenty to enjoy. Explore the glass bottom viewing room and relax on the spacious decks. Our knowledgeable and helpful crew can explain Maui’s surroundings, and provide you information on whales and other marine life. You can eat and drink at your own leisure while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Maui’s coastline.

Guests can experience SNUBA, which can make your snorkeling adventure exceptional.

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

Included

  • Dedicated Time to Observe Maui Whales
  • Beverages: Water, Juice, Soda, Beer and Wine
  • Snorkeling Gear and Flotation
  • Sea Boards (large flotation device with a clear bottom) & 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

  • Whale Watching (Seasonal)
  • Stunning views of Maui’s Coastline
  • Fun Music
  • Tattoos for Kids
  • Lots of Marine Life
  • Turtle Watching

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.

NOTE: During Maui’s whale watching season (December- March) we are unable to utilize any of our sport fishing gear.


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

SNUBA

Extend your trip memories with fantastic lunch, SNUBA and photography!

  1. SNUBA – $62 – SNUBA is easy, extremely safe and fun.
  2. Professional Photos/ Video of Your Trip – Package prices vary
  3. Underwater Digital Camera Rental – Starting at $40
  4. Wet Suit Rental – $5 (cash only)

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 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). You are welcome to bring your own
  • We offer life vest/floats for small children. 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.
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 and our expert crew is famous for their hospitality, service and aloha spirit.

Glass Bottom Viewing Room

Glass Bottom Viewing Room

The Four Winds II is the only snorkeling tour in Hawaii that offers a real Glass Bottom Viewing Room (not just a port) You actually can 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 snorkeled before and are strong swimmers. Dive down with a certified instructor but without the hassle of a scuba tank and all the equipment. It’s a great bridge between snorkeling and diving and its offered daily!

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Whale Watching

Whale Watching

See the whales in action performing aerobatics, breaches, tail slaps, spy hopping, and more!

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