Maalaea Cruises are centrally located between the Kahului Airport and the Lahaina/Ka'anapali resort areas. Exciting ocean adventures await you with with some of the best sailing, snorkeling, sportfishing and whale watching in the world.
Ocean adventures can bring you to Molokini Crater or close to turtles and dolphins along the beautiful central and south Maui coastline. End your perfect day in paradise with a sunset sail amongst the humpback whales in the winter.
• 89 Berths / Moorings • Boat Ramp • Loading Dock • Vessel Washdown
• Restrooms and Shower • Dry Dock • Fuel Delivered by Truck
• Repair Facilities • Restaurant and Boat Club • Harbor Office • USCG Station
Maui is the place to see humpback whales. Each year these magnificent creatures migrate south from Alaska, and although you can see them throughout Hawaii, the ‘Au ‘au channel off the coast of Maui boasts the greatest number. Our warm, relatively shallow and protected waters make an ideal location for the humpbacks to mate and give birth to their calves. These whales are known for their acrobatics, and are often seen fully breaching out of the ocean!
We generally spot humpbacks on all of our trips during the winter, but this season we’re offering an exciting opportunity to Sail with the Whales! We’ll embark from Ma’alaea harbor and set sail in the afternoon Tradewinds. This trip is exclusively sailing, so we can head to wherever the whales may be.
Whale Watching Availability December 15th to March 31st
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GungHo Sailing offers custom-tailored private sailing charters on Maui. We offer Day Sails and Sunset Sails and we are here to help you experience Maui in a new way.
The Daytime Sailing Charter is great for groups or families of six looking to enjoy a few hours of sailing around Maui.
Our snorkel sail includes snorkelling followed by sailing along Maui's spectacular coastline. All snorkel gear and instruction is included. Fresh pineapple is included. All sails accommodate up to 6 guests, adults or children.
This is a private lesson for up to 4 people. Whether you are a beginner looking to get into sailing, or have some experience and looking to reinforce and build upon what you already know. We will tailor this lesson to challenge you at your pace.
Sail GungHo into the sunset on a beautiful and unforgettable Maui sailing charter. We offer a unique take on the evening offshore adventure. You and your group will be treated to the rare experience of sailing a private yacht offshore Maui as the sun dips below the horizon.
101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793
Harbor Office: (808) 243-5818
DLNR Maui Office: (808) 243-5824
20° 47′ 28″ N, 156° 30′ 36″ W
This site is NOT affiliated with the Maalaea Harbor management, the State of Hawaii, Harbors Division, DLNR nor Dept. of Boating and Ocean Recreation.