Molokini Snorkel Trip Aboard the Four Winds II in Maui, HI

Maui Classic ChartersSlip #80Maalaea, Maui, HI 96793
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Featured in Maui, Hawaii, Molokini Snorkel Trip Aboard the Four Winds II offers an exciting family-friendly experience. Guests can explore premium destinations like Molokini Crater and Coral Gardens to see spinner and Pacific bottlenose dolphins, reefs, fish and other aquatic life while enjoying free use of snorkel equipment and optical masks, a waterslide, an onboard daily movie, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Maalaea, Maui Travel Experts
  • Bring a camera, towel, non-aerosol sunscreen, a light cover-up, and sunscreen.
  • Wetsuits and other equipment are available for rent onboard.
  • Guests (21+) who wish to consume alcoholic beverages must provide a photo ID.
  • Breakfast and lunch are served throughout the cruise.


from Molokini Snorkel Trip Aboard the Four Winds II
Aloha and welcome aboard Maui Classic Charters and get ready for some classic FUN! We are proud to be one of the top snorkel charter companies in the state of Hawaii. You are invited to experience the very best snorkeling tours that Maui has to offer. We provide you with the snorkeling trip of a lifetime to some of Maui’s premier snorkeling destinations like; Molokini Crater and Coral Gardens, as well as, the unique thrill of discovering Hawaii’s dolphins (Spinner Dolphins and the Pacific Bottlenose) in the wild.

Special Features:
- Roomy Deck Space
- Covered Cabin
- Large Glassbottom Viewing Room
- Free Use of Snorkel Equipment
- Fresh Water Shower
- Waterslide
- BBQ Grills
- Sportfishing
- Sound System
- Free Use of Optical Masks
- Optional SNUBA
- Marine Naturalist and Videographer
- Onboard Daily Movie
- Photo Services and Underwater Camera Rentals
- Wetsuit Rentals
- Tradewind Sailing

Tripster Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Tripster Customer
Grandville, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good day out to Molokini"
June 2019
Enjoyable trip out to Molokini. The boat is fine, and the food is good and plentiful. The limited areas for getting on and off the boat during snorkel time are not managed very well by the staff. Overall, though it is not fault of the boat, I am not sure it's really worth spending around 2.5 hours out and back to see the fish at Molokini. I saw plenty of fish, albeit in more shallow water, right off shore both on Maui and Oahu. And I didn't have to wake up at 5:30am to see them.
By the way, there are like 50 different ways they try to get you to spend more money once on the boat, so either bring cash or learn to tune it out.
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Stephen Gregory
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun aboard the Four Winds II"
April 2018
We had an Excellent time on the Morning sail of the Four Winds II. The trip to Molokini was fantastic and we saw plenty of Whales along the way. we spent 2 hours at the Crater and had a great time swimming in the crystal clear water with endless fishes. We saw Dolphins, Moral Eels, Octopus, and thousands of fish. Even heard the Whale song under the Water. Food was good and there was plentiful alcohol after we finished Snorkelling and right up to the Harbour. Wine was not the best but there was plenty of it!
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Tip: Remember Suncream. It's chilly out on the water but the Sun is still STRONG

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
"Loved the Four Winds II experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
We went on an afternoon snorkel trip and had a fantastic trip all the way around. Very friendly captain and crew that made us feel very comfortable! Great food, great vessel, and we lucked out and hit the whale watching at the right time too, so that was an added bonus to the snorkeling experience that we had. Crew paid attention to our needs and when only one snorkeler was still left in the water, they stayed without hurrying them out of the water. One of our top 10 experiences in our week long stay on Maui. Great job to the entire crew... we would definitely go again, thanks for showing us how to treat a customer! My only regret is not renting one of their waterproof cameras to capture some underwater memories. Next time!
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"Great trip and great value!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2020 NEW
We did the afternoon trip to Molokini, which was great. Crude were amazing and were always walking around helping with gear, offering water and pog, picking up garbage when you were done, and offering drinks. The BBQ was really good quality burgers with nice assortment of toppings. Complimentary beer was a nice touch too. We saw a ton of whales and the snorkeling itself was pretty good. Many different fish than shore coral areas and much bigger. If you do afternoon tour, make sure you check weather before for the usual Maui afternoon winds! If it’s forecasted calm, book it!!
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"Had a good time, even though it was windy and rough."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2020 NEW
We had a good time snorkeling and seeing whales, the crew were attentive and did a good job and the food was decent too. I am an experienced diver who has taken a few dive charters in my time.
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Kingston, Jamaica
"Crowded, but great snorkeling experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
The staff was friendly and they provided food and drinks. The Molokini crater was a great experience, but they warned us before booking we might not go to the crater for the afternoon tour. Luckily this time we did. Saw a few whales along the way. The boat was very very crowded and I bumped into a few people while snorkeling. There are also a few other boats there with snorkelers. Food was okay, grilled burgers and chicken sandwiches. They gave out some muffins too.
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Kelowna, Canada
"Afternoon snorkel MEH"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019 NEW
We went on an afternoon snorkel trip with our two teens and my parents yesterday. It was OK. every year we do a trip and this was our first with Four Winds. It was only okay. Can’t quite put my finger on it but no where close to say the Pacific Whale Foundation or Blue Water rafting. We did the afternoon snorkel and they took us to Coral Gardens (Oluwalu). The water was so murky. You couldn’t see anything, ( not that that’s their fault) but I feel like they shouldn’t have been actively trying to sell snuba and encouraging everyone to get out in the water. It’s as though the staff really couldn’t have cared less. They did their jobs, but completely without passion. The food was fine, the music fine, Cold beer is always good. But although we paid less then on other trips, we got less. I won’t go with them again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Molokini Snorkel Trip Aboard the Four Winds II

Is this a kid-friendly activity?
Yes. The Four Winds II is the best vessel for families and groups with young children and the elderly. The boat offers glass bottom viewing, which young children find fascinating.

What type of sunscreen should I bring?
We ask that guests do not bring spray-on sunscreen. Spray-on sunscreen gets picked up by the winds and causes slippery decks around the boat which result in a safety hazard for our guests. With this in mind, we recommend that guests bring a squeeze-type lotion with an SPF of 15 or higher.

Are strollers allowed onboard?
Yes. Strollers must be collapsible in order to be onboard.

Are life vests available onboard?
Absolutely. We carry child and adult sized life vests at all times.

Can I participate if pregnant?
Our vessels are very safe and stable and often accommodate pregnant guests. Many even go snorkeling too! Ultimately, when it comes to a pregnancy, it is always best to ask your doctor if they feel it is safe for you to be on a boat or go snorkeling. Each pregnancy is different and you and your doctor know what is best.

Is a lifeguard available during the snorkel portion of the trip?
We have what we like to refer to as our "Ocean Safety Crew". This is a dedicated crew member, who is on a large surfboard that keeps a watchful eye on all our folks in the water. They even provide assistance with your snorkel gear if you are having any problems.

While they serve the same function that a lifeguard does on shore, they are not lifeguard certified. However, all our crew members are highly competent in the water and are also Red Cross certified in both First Aid and CPR. So you, and your children, are in good hands, both in and out of the water.

How much will it cost me to park at the harbor?
The cost of parking is .50 cents per hour or $12 for a 24 hour period.

Do I need to bring cash or can I purchase items onboard with a credit card?
You can use a credit card onboard to purchase SNUBA. However purchases for wetsuit rentals and underwater camera rental, a video of your trip, or tee shirts require cash. It is also handy to have a little cash with you, should you want to leave a gratuity for the crew.

Are flotation devices available?
We provide (free of charge) Sea Boards (or View Boards as some call them), Boogie Boards, and Sea Belts (a specialized snorkeling floatation belt that makes it possible for even non-swimmers to enjoy snorkeling) for anyone who needs them.

Can I bring my own snorkel gear?
Sure! If you own your own mask, snorkel or set of fins we would definitely encourage you to bring what you feel comfortable snorkeling with. However, in the event you do not, we do provide you with snorkel, mask, and fins for free.

How long will I be allowed to snorkel for?
Guests enjoy over 2 hours of snorkel time at our destinations.

Are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free food options available onboard?
We do have vegetarian burgers (Boca Burgers). However, we do not have any vegan menu items. If you do have special dietary requirements you are most welcome to bring your own food onboard the boat. If you do bring foods, please bring them in a small cooler bag as our galley space is limited and we can not refrigerate anything for you.

With regards to a gluten-free menu, our Morning Snorkel Trip includes a Gluten-Free selection of BBQ pulled-pork and marinated chicken breasts for lunch. We also have lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions that can accompany the BBQ pulled-pork and chicken breast. While we don't have Gluten-Free buns, you are welcome to use your own or use some lettuce leaves. For breakfast, we offer tropical fruit and cream cheese. You are more than welcome to bring your own Gluten-Free muffin or pastry. The Afternoon Snorkel Trip offers Gluten-Free all-beef hamburger patties (with no filler) and Gluten-Free marinated chicken breasts with all the above mentioned trimmings.

Can I buy aspirin or Dramamine onboard?
No, due to health laws and the risks involved with dispensing any types of medications, we can not provide these items to you. If you require any medication or think you may need some, please bring it with you.

What should I bring onboard?
We recommend that guests bring a towel, extra cash, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera in addition to appropriate beach and swim attire.

Are wheelchairs allowed onboard?
Yes! The Four Winds II can accommodate wheelchairs on a daily basis. Please keep in mind that whomever requires the wheelchair will initially need carried up a couple of stairs or walk up, on their own, a couple of stairs to get onboard. Our crew will assist you in accomplishing this. Once onboard the wheelchair can be used.