Finding Maalaea is a cinch. It’s one of the most central spots on Maui. But finding your boat slip, parking, or your restaurant is much easier with these Maalaea Maps.
Directions from Central & North Maui
Areas: Kahului, Wailuku, Waikapu, Paia
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
From Central and North Maui, take Honoapi’ilani Highway (Hwy 30) and go south until you reach the stoplight near Carls Jr. and the Maui Ocean Center. Make a left and drive down into the parking area for the harbor.
Directions from West Maui
Areas: Olowalu, Lahaina, Ka’anapali, Napili, Kapalua
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
From West Maui, take Honoapi’ilani Highway (Hwy 30) and go southeast. After passing through the tunnel, you’ll see a sign for Maalaea Harbor. Turn right at the sign near Buzz’s Wharf, and arrive at the parking area for the harbor.
Directions from South Maui
Areas: Kihei, Wailea, Makena
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
From South Maui, take Pi’ilani Highway (Hwy 31) and go north. Alternately, you can also follow South Kihei Road to Hwy 31 until you get to the stoplight. Turn left towards Lahaina onto Honoapi’ilani Highway (Hwy 30), and make another left at the stoplight near Carls Jr. and the Maui Ocean Center.
Driving Around Maalaea:
Although Maalaea is easily reached from almost any area of the island, why not get there in style! Rent an all new lifted 2018 Jeep Wrangler from Maui Lifted Jeep Rentals and rest assured you’re in the best vehicle possible to explore Maui’s most stunning areas. Crank the aloha tunes and enjoy views of Maalaea Harbor and nearby areas like Baby Beach, Haycraft Beach Park and Sugar Beach from the seat of your lifted Jeep at an excellent price.
Types of Boat Tours Available
Maalaea Harbor has a huge variety of ocean tours available, including snorkeling, scuba diving, SNUBA, bottom fishing, sailing and more. Slip numbers are listed on the piers. Even numbers are further out on the ocean side, while odd numbers are on the land side. To book these boats, call (808) 892-3177.
Slip #37: Aloha Blue Charters – Snorkeling, Whale Watching
Slip #42: Island Star Excursions – Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Sailing
Slip #44: Quicksilver – Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Sunset Dinner Cruising
Slip #47: Mahana Naia – Snorkeling
Slip #55: Maui Magic – Snorkeling, Whale Watching
Slip #55: Pacific Whale Foundation – Whale Watching
Slip #56: Alii Nui – Sunset Cocktail Cruising
Slip #62: Trilogy – Whale Watching
Slip #65: Maui Fun Charters – Bottom Fishing on the Pamela
Slip #68: Pride of Maui – Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, SNUBA, Whale Watching, Sunset Cocktail Cruising
Slip #68: Leilani – Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Sunset Cruising
Slip #68: Maalaea Sportfishing – Sportfishing
Slip #70: Shadowfax – Private Snorkeling, Whale Watching, SUP, Sunset, Live Aboard and Sailing Cruises
Slip #72: Paragon Sailing Charters – Snorkeling, Sailing
Slip #76: Lani Kai – Snorkeling, SNUBA, Whale Watching
Slip #80: Four Winds II – Snorkeling, Whale Watching
Slip #88: Malolo Charters – Snorkeling, Whale Watching
Slip #97: Maui Fun Charters – Bottom Fishing on the Marjorie Ann
Slip #99: Trilogy – Whale Watching
Looking to book a snorkel trip to Molokini Crater or Coral Garden? Call (808) 892-3177.
Ferries to Neighbor Islands
For travelers and residents who would like to visit Maui’s neighbor islands of Lanai and Molokai, the only current departure sites for the respective ferries is from Lahaina Harbor, though Expeditions’ Maalaea to Lanai ferry is set to reopen sometime in 2016.
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“We went to to Molokini for our anniversary. The snorkeling was superb and the crew really fun. We also did a sunset cruise, which turned into a whale watch! It was unreal! So many whales. February apparently is the best time to go. NOTE TO SELF.”
Frankie Smits – California
“We ate at Beach Bums as well as the Oceanside Restaurant. Beach Bums was fun and perfect for hanging with friends with beers. Oceanside was something completely different. Each dish was other worldly! We ate there 4 times in 6 days. SO GOOD!”
Jenny Henderson – Georgia
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