From today until February 1st, Maui Magic is currently in Dry Dock. CLICK HERE for info.
Dry Dock Alert Maui Magic
From today until February 1st, 2016, the Maui Magic is unavailable for tours while she is in for her routine Dry Dock on the Island of Oahu.
Every two years, we take her out of the water to do a complete maintenance and make improvements. Should you wish to take a snorkel trip during these dates, we recommend that you check-out our other vessel, THE FOUR WINDS II.
The Four Winds II is spacious catamaran, with a glass bottom viewing room and lots of shaded cabin area, which makes it an ideal boat for couples, and families with children. Although she does not offer a Dolphin Search, or visits the exact locations as The Maui Magic, The Four Winds II does snorkel at Molokini (weather and conditions permitting) and also Coral Gardens. Known as "Maui's Family Fun Boat", the Four Winds II delivers a great time, delicious food, boasts a fantastic crew and provides you with awesome snorkeling!
It is great that you have chosen to book with Four Winds. We look forward to welcoming you onboard soon!
Inside The Crater Molokini
Inside The Crater Molokini
Inside the Crescent of Molokini Crater...
Wow & Wow, Again
Molokini has the most amazing water. There should be a crayon called “Molokini Blue”. The color of the water here is just an amazing shade of blue as you look down from the boat. And once you start snorkeling inside the crater, you won’t believe the clarity of the water. It’s like swimming inside an aquarium!
The closer that you snorkel towards the inside rim of the crater, the more fish you will see. Most of them like to hang out in the shallower water and they aren’t afraid of people either, so grab your underwater camera and get some pictures of these colorful creatures.
Location, Location, Location
Maui Magic is lucky to have one of the best mooring spots in the crater, next to some of the more fish populated reefs. While there may not be as many fish at Molokini as there used to be, there is an exceptionally wide variety of species found here. Again, the crystalline clarity of the water here makes for fabulous photographs of the underwater sea life. If you’ve brought a digital underwater camera with you, this is the place to use it!
Rainbow Hued Creatures
Nobody can ever forget the sight of their first Parrotfish, with its kaleidoscopic coloring and big fused teeth. A large, full grown Parrotfish uses those big teeth to scrape the algae off the coral with the end result (literally) of producing up to 5,000 pounds of coral sand a year! The fish most commonly seen here are the Black Triggerfish, Yellow Tang, Moorish Idol, and Raccoon Butterfly Fish. Because of the constant exposure to humans, and the long history as a conservation area, the fish of Molokini are extremely comfortable with the presence of snorkelers and divers. One of the most dramatic, large fishes that one sees at Molokini, it the BluefinTrevally (in Hawaii called Blue Ulua) with it’s almost neon markings.
The slower you snorkel, the more you will see. Don’t be afraid to just hover over a particular area of the reef. You are apt to see much more while you are being still and just floating quietly in the water. If you’re lucky you might be able to see an eel gliding underwater, looking for a new hiding spot, or an octopus, which camouflages itself so well they are almost impossible to spot!