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Best Maui Boat Trips
We’ve shared 10 of our favorite Maui boat trips for you to enjoy. (in no particular order)
We love the large size of the Pacific Whale Foundation sailing catamaran the Ocean Spirit. Their snorkeling trips to Honolua Bay are legendary! It’s so much fun snorkeling the vibrant reef in this beautiful bay. One of the best Maui boat trips!
The Kai Kanani is the only boat that can board passengers from the beach in south Maui. It’s also the closest pick-up location to Molokini Crater. That means you spend less time getting to Molokini and more time exploring and snorkeling!
Four Winds II
This beautiful custom power and sailing catamaran has a shaded upper deck, shaded lower cabin, glass-bottom viewing room, waterslide, great food and drinks, and one of the best crews you’ll find in Hawaii. This is a top-notch vessel with experienced captains and a really fun crew.
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For those looking to snorkel at spots that are not crowded with other visitors, Trilogy does a great job of taking you to unique locations. They’re well known for trips to Molokini, Kaʻanapali cruises, afternoon trips, and snorkeling around the island of Lanai.
If you like to fish, this is your boat! They offer experienced private fishing tours out of Maʻalaea Harbor in south Maui that will take you to the best fishing spots off the coast. Captain Monroe Bryce knows bottom fishing on Maui better than most!
The Redline Raft gives you the opportunity to feel the water, and the breeze, and get to sites like Molokini Crater, La Perouse Bay, and Turtle Town before the crowds. Enjoy a much smaller group and a more exciting ride in the Redline Raft! Great crew and unique experience for everyone.
Maui Custom Charters
For a completely private experience, Maui Custom Charters offers custom sailing charters out of Maʻalaea Harbor for parties of up to six. Choose from snorkel tours, whale watches, sunset cruises, or create your own luxury adventure. Choose from S/V Nova, a 42′ Catalina MKII, or S/V Artemis, a 47′ Leopard sailing catamaran.
This large 54-foot power catamaran is built for speed and comfort. One of our favorite things about it is that they only take a max of 45 people, even though they can legally take up to 75. That means more room and more comfort on your way to a new adventure!
Maui Adventure Cruises
Departing out of Lahaina Harbor, Maui Adventure Cruises offers snorkel tours to the stunning island of Lanai. With crystal clear waters and plenty of protected coves, Lanai is known to be home to one of the largest populations of dolphins in the state. Many guests who have taken the tour report that they were able to spot dolphins on their journey around 80% of the time.
Privacy and luxury are the hallmarks of Island Star Maui. Accommodating groups of up to 18, this 57-foot luxury sailing yacht hosts various private sailing and snorkeling tours ranging from 2 to 7 hours. Explore some of Maui’s most exclusive reefs, search for whales and dolphins, and enjoy delicious food from the onboard menu.
If you’re into fishing, there’s a new business on Maui doing a great job deep-ocean sport fishing. Check out Steady Pressure Sport Fishing or call (808) 830-3474.