Maui's Best Snorkeling Snorkeling in Maui at Molokini or Coral Gardens with Maui Classic Charters

April 17, 2015

We Love Our Guests!

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Four Winds II Maui Molokini Snorkel Tour Repeat Happy Customers John L.

A big MAHALO to the Liu family for joining us again and for sharing this adorable photo (even captured Cpt. John). Our guests and crew become almost like family on the Four Winds II and the Maui Magic alike.

March 30, 2015

Maui Massages – Out Call and Small Spas

Filed under: Maui's Best Massage — Maui Classic Charters @ 2:55 pm

With all the fun and exciting activities and things to do on Maui, a little relaxation is always a welcome treat! There are abundant spas and individual massage therapists, individual and couples sessions and a variety of treatments available so let’s hope this can help narrow it down a bit. Let’s start with mobile services and free-standing spas that are not located in our ultra posh resorts (we’ll get to those).

1 – Maui Massage and Wellness: Located on Maui’s West Side in Honokowai, between Ka’anapali and Kapalua, this is a wonderful spot to escape and relax without paying the resort prices. Offering a variety of services and prices, this is a “can’t miss” treat! Call 808-669-4500 to set up your appointment today.

Maui Massage and Wellnes Blog pic

2 – Na Alii Mobile Massage: Maui’s Top Mobile Massage Service comes to you in the comfort of your Maui vacation retreat or home; just call 808-250-7170. Choose from luxurious 60, 75 or 90 minute standard Therapeutic Massages that incorporate Hawaiian Lomilomi and Swedish massage starting at only $85 and add on decadent extras such as Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Foot Scrub, Hawaiian Salt or Sugar Body Polish, and more starting at only $20.

NaAlii Massage Four Winds II Maui Blog

3 – Massage Maui: Massage Maui is dedicated to make your stay in paradise relaxing, peaceful and regenerating. Open 365 days a year, a massage is available anytime! Now with two locations, there’s no excuse to not treat yourself! Visit our original location on the South side at 145 North Kihei Road or our new Sister Spa, located on Maui’s Noth Shore at 161 Hana Highway, in Historic Paia Town.

Four Winds II Blog Massage Maui

4 – Tiare Massage: “Your In-Room Massage and Spa Experience” Why drive to a spa? Let the professionals from Tiare massage come to your home, condo or hotel room. Licensed and professionally trained therapists bring their table to you and have been serving Hawaii for over 20 years. Just a call away at 808-322-4720.

Man on massage

5 – Elite Body Works Maui:  Founded on the vision of bringing the complete spa experience into the comfort and privacy of a client’s home, resort, or vacation rental. David and his team of highly trained professionals are committed to providing you with an amazing massage experience making your day complete and full of relaxation. You are guaranteed to be treated with the highest level of respect and professionalism. They’re just a call away at 919-628-4234.

Elite Body Works Four Winds Maui Blog

6 – Susan Perry Esthetics: Proudly providing the Wailuku, Maui area with spa therapies and treatments, whether you are visting or are a member of the local community, clients are treated to personalized one-on-one service. Take advantage of extended hours and emergency service for your convenience, your satisfaction is a top priority. Call 808-864-4469 to schedule your appointment with our licensed massage therapist and cosmetologist.

Four Winds II Blog Hawaiian Natural Therapy Clinic

7 – Hoomana Spa Maui: On the slopes of upcountry Maui, this Day Spa, located in Makawao, offers up authentic Hawaiian healing through massage and luxurious spa treatments drawn from ancient Hawaiian teachings. Their holistic approach extends throughout all of the many offerings. Learn the traditional art of Lomi Lomi Massage, escape to one of their quaint cottages, lavish in Signature Organic Body Care Products infused with native herbs, plan a Bridal Spa Event or indulge in a Luxurious Couples Retreat. Find them at 1550 Piiholo Road in Makawao or call 808-573-8256.

Four Winds II Maui Blog H'omana Spa

8 – Wailea Massage and Body Care: Both owners, Laura and Sudha, have been practicing massage for over 30 years,working in Kihei and Wailea since 1989 in the finest hotels. What is unique about this location is the ability to receive very personalized service in an outside, oceanview setting.  A massage outside is a rare treat and Maui is one of the few places in the world that this service can be offered year round. Feel the warm breezes, Hear the chirping birds. Call 808-879-8244 to schedule your appointment.

Four Winds II Maui Blog Kihei Massage

9 – Maui Spa Retreat: Nestled in a charming two-story  cottage on a secluded mountainside location on the private grounds of the Aromatherapy Foundation of Maui, you’ll soon lose yourself in the panoramic views of the ocean, valley and winding coastlines lie below. Experience the professional application of pure Aromatherapy as you luxuriate in deep relaxation therapies with captivating natural aromas, revitalizing hydrotherapy, richly textured botanical body care and extraordinary massage in the sanctuary of fresh air, tranquility and the gentle sounds of nature. Reach them at 808-573-8002.

Four Winds II Maui Blog Maui Spa Retreat

10 – ZenSations Spa: Yes, you can find a cozy day spa on the beautiful West side of Maui offering a “a five star experience at an affordable price”. Whether you are looking for an amazing massage, a fabulous facial, a couple’s treatment or a luxurious body wrap, you will be impressed with the attention to detail. Exquisitely appointed rooms feature luxurious linens and soft music. The spa uses the finest quality products and highly skilled professionals perform treatments to “revitalize your zenses”. Call 808-669-0100 to schedule your visit.

Four Winds II Maui Blog Zensations


March 27, 2015

Adventurous Things to Do on Maui

Filed under: Maui Adventure Tours — Maui Classic Charters @ 2:31 pm

1 – Go Snorkel: The best of the adventure snorkels you’ll find on Maui! Experience the thrills of maui’s rugged Kanaio Coast, snorkel with Hawaiian Sea Turtles and even explore Molokini Crater on this super fast power catamaran!


2 – Ziplining: Experience the Zipline Tour voted number one on Maui by Hawaii Magazine’s Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards 2015. Enjoy sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean while ziplining through the West Maui mountains on eight incredible ziplines. This is sure to get the adrenaline pumping!

Four Winds II Maui Blog Skyline Eco Adventures Zipline

3 – Explore Lava Tubes: This is an incredible Hawaiian adventure. Marvel at the underground lavascape, as your mind expands and your world becomes more wondrous. Temperatures are comfortable year round and the clear cinder trail is easily traveled. *** You must have good vision and be physically fit for walking on this natural terrain.

Four Winds II Maui Hana Cave Tour

4 – Helicopter Tours: Observe triple canopy tropical rainforests with vibrant green valleys, glide over rugged towering sea cliffs along the windward coasts and even hover next to towering, plunging waterfalls and hidden valleys. The only way to see some of the most beautiful parts of the island is from the air, so book a flight!

Four Winds II Blog Sunshine Helicopters Whisper Star

5 – Hike in a Rainforest:  On the back slopes of Haleakala, on the other side of Hana, is one of my long time favorite hikes. This 4.5 mile loop trail offeres something for almost everyone. For the more adventurous, swim in waterfall pools, explore hidden caves and immerse yourself in nature in a forest of Bamboo. Simply unforgettable!


6 – Bike Down a Volcano: Unlike the guided group tours, this outfit gets you geared up, dropped off and gives you ample time to make it down at your own pace. Maui’s most experienced, most affordable downhill bike company. Home of the original “Freestyle Haleakala downhill”. No lines to follow, no timetable to keep, it’s truly YOUR day on the mountain. With a variety of trips to chosse from, you’re certain to find the best trip for your budget and your party.

Four Winds II Blog Haleakala Bike Company

7 – Ride the Waves: Beach Boy’s is a locally owned and operated Surf school and one of Maui’s first. They have been teaching surfers for longer than they can remember! Fully licensed and insured, instructors are fun, friendly and pride themselves on providing excellent customer service with an emphasis on safety.

Four Winds II Blog Maui Beach Boy's

8 – Get Dirty Island Style: Experience the excitement of driving your own ATV through an active cattle ranch on private dirt roads and trails inaccessible to the general pubic. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Lahaina Town and surrounding Hawaiian Islands and even head up to “the Garden” to our water slides and go for a splash in our fresh water reservoir. A fun, refreshing and unique adventure!

Four Winds II Maui Blog Kahomo Ranch ATV

9 – Swim in a Waterfall: Let your inner “Caveman” out! With varying degrees of difficulty, cascading waterfalls to jump from, caves to explore and even a rope swing, you’ll have a blast at this stop along the Hana Highway. Do remember to stay on the paths and heed any warnings. Cliff jumping is loads of fun but always use caution and common sense. Get your Maui on!

Twin Falls Blog

10 – Rappeling and Canyoneering: This is one of the newest (and coolest) activities to get us excited on Maui and a must for the thrill seeker! As they say at Rappel Maui, “Free you mind, Dare your body, Release your spirit”!

Four Winds II Maui Blog Rappel Maui Photo

Four Winds II Good Times from Maui

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“The morning trip was excellent! Not just the reef explore and whale watch! The passionate of your crew was marvelous! Especially, Captain John, Jacob & Steve! Should I have a tour group visit, Four winds would be our first choice!

Take care & keep in touch!

Jacky S.”

March 23, 2015

Happy Guests on the Four Winds II

Filed under: Rave Reviews for the Four Winds II — Maui Classic Charters @ 9:18 am


“Hi guys,

Myself, my wife – Kimberley, my son – Zachary + my mother – Linda and father – Kevin would like to thank you all for such a professional and enjoyable afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed our time this afternoon on what was a very last minute booking on our behalf. We couldn’t of asked for a more enjoyable time, this was really down to your fantastic crew who went the extra mile to make all feel welcome and did everything with a smile.

Thanks again – one of the best things (if not the best) thing we have done in Maui.


Michael Godwin”

March 13, 2015

Fun Maui Attractions for Seniors

Filed under: Maui Top Picks,Must Do Maui! — Maui Classic Charters @ 1:54 pm

I love, love, love Hawaii … all islands. I suppose Maui is my personal favorite for many reasons. primamrily the diversity of things to see and here. There is definitely something for everyone, regardless of age, abilities or what you most wish to do. Here are a few suggestions to get us started!

1 – Road to Hana: Prepare yourself for some of the most remarkable views of Maui’s coastlines, whether you choose to “go it alone” or join a tour and leave the driving to someone else. Even beter, spend a couple of nights there!

This well-known scenic highway winds it’s way through lush rainforests and the abundant, cascading waterfalls that line the island’s “windward” North and East coasts. While the route is often full of surprises, including about 600 hairpin turns and 56 one lane brideges, unfamiliar drivers with hairpin turns, those who decide to make the trip are rarely sorry they did!

The best advice for anyone making this trek is take your time and stop frequently to explore and enjoy. Relax and don’t try to rush through this. Purchase a guide book or CD and talk to locals along the way.

Hana Blog


2 – Wainapanapa State Park: Waianapanapa State Park sits a few miles North of Hana and is open to visitors every day with no fee for admission. Take some time to explore as there are stunning black sand beaches, hiking trails that are fairly easy (and worth the views!!!), caves and SO much more!

wainapanapa blog

3 – Haleakala National Park: The entrance to Haleakala National Park is located in Upcountry Maui, at about 6,000′ elevation and welcomes visitors 24 hours a day. You can enter the park on foot for $5 per person or in a car for $10, and admission is good for three consecutive days.

Sunrise is a huge draw for visitors and locals alike but sunset is often less crowded but no less stunning! Stargazing has recently joined the list of things to do and with no light pollution to hinder your views, this is quite spectacular! All can be done on your own or with any number of guided tours.

Haleakala Blog


4 – Iao Valley State Park: Home to numerous easy hiking trails, many of them leading to or offering excellent views of the Iao Needle. The most popular path is the 0.6-mile Iao Needle Lookout Trail, a paved walkway that leading right to the iconic rock formation and through a botanical garden. Even if you don’t plan on exploring beyond the Iao Needle Lookout Trail, make sure you bring plenty of water. Facilities are very limited; only restrooms at the beginning of the trail.

Iao Valley Blog

5 – Golfing:  Prefer greens to beaches? You’re certain to find plenty of places to put your clubs to good use! Maui is home to numerous, highly acclaimed golf courses.

Some of the more popular courses include the Gold, Emerald and Old Blue courses at Wailea and the Bay and Plantation courses at Kapalua. Depending on the courses you choose to play, you’ll find fantastic views of Maui’s coastline or volcanic formations.

Kapalua’s Plantation Course is a long-time favorite with a stunning setting, spectacular views and excellent amenities, including a pro shop and a restaurant.

Make sure to take some ime to look around and soak it all in!

golf blog




March 8, 2015

Best of Maui – Off the Beaten Path

Filed under: Best of Maui,Maui Life,Maui's Top 10,Must Do Maui! — Maui Classic Charters @ 3:08 pm

Planning a trip to Maui? You’ve most likely noticed the huge variety of things available to do on your vacation. It’s easy to
miss some of the more relaxing things to do while here. These are appropriate for almost all ages, children to Seniors, and to every type
of traveller whether solo, honeymooners or family.

1 – Snorkel Molokini: There are plenty of great spots to snorkel and scuba dive around Maui, and we like to suggest Molokini because it offers
a whole package of fun in 1 trip. As you travel on the water and see Maui from a different perspective, you may even see dolphins or Humpback whales (in


2 – Take Flight: Many of the most beautiful spots on the island are inaccessible in any other way than by helicopter tour. Feel the pwer of nature as you
hover next to cascading waterfalls, fly along rugged volcanic coastline and enjoy the majestic beauty of a Volcanic crater above the clouds. You can even arrange
flights across the channel to see the sea-cliff waterfalls of Molokai and private flights that land on the slopes of Haleakala for a champagne toast.


3 – Explore the Road to Hana: You’ll hear it from everyone and there’s a good reason for it … the journey to Hana and beyond is the paradsie most of us dream of when thinking about Hawaii. Just picture waterfalls, coastal cliff line, and lush tropical rain forests; enjoying the sights, smells, and people along the way will create memories you’ll cherish forever.

Hana Blog

4 – Pineapple Tour: We all probably think of pineapple right away when thinking of Hawaii. Why not get off the beaten path and enjoy scenic views while visiting pineapple fields with a tour of the Maui Gold Pineapple Packing Factory? Sample different varieties of the freshest pineapple you’ve ever had and take one (or more) home with you! This can be a fun and educational that teaches you a bit about
the rich history of Maui. They also offer a package including lunch at Hali’imaile General Store after the tour for a small amount more.

Pineapple Blog

5 – Relaxing Massage: When you’re on vacation, there are a few things you expect. Relaxation is on the top of most people’s lists, and getting a great massage is at the top of this list. There are hundreds of spots on Maui to get a massage, from beachside cabanas to personal in room and even small independant therapists. Find the one that’s best suited to your tastes and ENJOY!

Massage Blog

6 – Sample Local Restaurants: Maui has always attracted gifted chefs and big-name restaurant owners. In the last 5-10 years, we have experienced the newest generation of culinary brilliance with the emergence of
the very talented teachers and students coming from the Maui Culinary Academy (the school even hosts monthly events with meal service and varying themes). We’re very lucky to enjoy food from the best of the best, and
many of our Maui restaurants reflect this in every bite.

Mama's food Blog

7 – Tropical Photo Sessions: It’s usually not the first thing on people’s minds, but that’s why our Blog exisits! Private sessions with the many talented photographers on Maui are not just for weddings. Book family sunset  sessions on the beach, special anniversary gifts and events of all kinds. It is highly recommended that you book your appointment in advance. This allows you to have the time that fits your schedule best and enjoy your trip,  then take a quick hour capturing some amazing sunset moments with the ones you love. Taking your own photos will be a lot of fun, but having a professional photograph will be a lasting memory of your time on island.

Sean Hower Blog

8 – Art Galleriers: Too numerous to name, Lahaina, Wailea, Makawao, Paia and even Hana have some excellent art gallery opportunities. Depending on what you like, each area offers local art as well as famous international artists showcased in
convenient areas. Everyone offers shipping, so if you do find something special, you’ll find it waiting for you at home!

Art Galleries Blog

9 – Golfing: Not only does Maui have some top-notch, world-class golf courses, but we’ve got the views to match. There are very few complaints that come from golfers on Maui … distraction from whale breaches in the distance and
time away from swimming in the ocean. Fortunately, you can still get a bunch of beach time in a golf day here.

Golf Blog

10 – Horseback Riding: My personal fave, Mendes Ranch, offers oceanview trail rides that start at the ranch, follow along the edge of Maui’s scenic valley and to the coastline, where tour-guides will take photos of riders
in the beautiful Pacific setting. One of the things we love is that this is appropriate for all most ages.


March 5, 2015

Happy Faces from the Four Winds II

Filed under: Kudos From Our Passengers,Maui for Couples,On Board the Four Winds II — Maui Classic Charters @ 10:12 am

I would like to thank Captain Dan and crew for our second excellent cruise with your company…we are thinking of going out again on this trip and have to make sure Captain Dan and crew are working that day”

Nancy T.


February 23, 2015

Maui’s Best Activities for Couples

Filed under: Best of Maui,Maui for Couples,Maui's Best Food Trucks,Maui's Top 10 — Maui Classic Charters @ 2:21 pm

Maui truly offers a little something for everyone. As a popular Destination Wedding and Honeymoon locale, a few ideas for couples seemed like a nice thing to have on hand. After living here for over sixteen years, here are just a few of my top picks. I could go on and on but it would take us months to cover that much ground! I promise to keep the ideas coming if you promise to have a wonderful time when visiting our island. I came on vacation and never went home; perhaps you will find the same charm as I and find a home away from home!

1 – Arrange an Airport Lei Greeting: What better way to begin your island get-away, whether a honeymoon or simply a vacation than being greeted with fragrant fresh flowers in the traditional Hawaiian fashion! This practice was actually started long ago when the only way to the Hawaiian Islands was by boat. Not the luxury, floating hotels we see today, passengers would reach their port of call and dis-embark looking for accommodations on land. Locals would meet them at the harbors with these hand-made “necklaces” of lovely fresh flowers and a kiss on each cheek in greeting. This practice continues on today and makes a lovely way to get you into the “Aloha Spirit”!


2 – Drive the Road to Hana: There’s just so much to do on Maui, it’s difficult to pack it all into one trip unless you have several weeks (or longer)! One of the things no visit to Maui is complete without is the famed Road to Hana. Back in the day, so to speak, it was much more of an adventure as it was mostly unpaved … I actually have friends who have lived here since the 60’s and 70’s who can recall having to stop where they were and wait out the rain due to mudslides. SCARY to say the very least! These days, it is mostly paved but with about 42 miles that include some 54 one-lane bridges and 600 (yes, you are reading it correctly) hairpin turns (think of the shape of a paper clip and you’ll get the gist), you could still proudly don the “I Survived the Road to Hana” t-shirt after this drive.

To make the most of this trip, leave your hotel early (better yet, try to spend a night or two), pack a lunch and take your time. The journey is really the point. A CD guide is always helpful as they give you landmarks and places to stop that you might not otherwise find. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes but bring swim wear, towels and flip flops for swimming in the waterfall pools and even at the black sand beaches. A convertible is a great vehicle to have for this drive. If you have a Jeep and it rains, putting the top on is not an easy task. With a convertible, pull over, push a button and you’re on your way!

more road to hana

3 – Haleakala Crater: Sunrise, Sunset or Star-Gazing: At this altitude views of Maui are incredible. When the skies are clear you can see three other Hawaiian islands from Haleakala’s lookouts: Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii’s Big Island. Sunrises are unforgettable but sunsets can be equally as amazing and often can be less crowded. Stargazing is spectacular and the park — which is open 24 hours a day — offers stargazing programs in the summer.This rare and sacred landscape is quite a special place that practically vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place – renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the back country.

At this altitude views of Maui are nothing short of incredible. When the skies are clear you can see three other Hawaiian islands from various points, including Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island of Hawaii’s. Sunrises are unforgettable but this is a very well known fact and a popular attraction. It is lesser known that sunsets can be equally as amazing and often times can be less crowded. Stargazing is spectacular and the park and has become a recent attraction with both guided tours and park led evenings. The park is open 24 hours a day, making any time possible.

Whenever you choose to go, it is best to dress in layers and make sure you have warm clothing and closed toe shoes (I usually wear two pairs of socks and hiking boots). Take plenty of drinking water and snacks. Depending on the time, there are places just outside the park entrance for breakfast or dinner.

haleakala blog

4 – Have a Couples Spa Treatment: While there are a number of places to enjoy a couples “spa day” or even just have a massage for two on the beach, the Spa Grande is one of my personal faves! Voted among the “Top 10 Spas in the United States” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines, Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea is arguably the best spa on Maui and one of the most luxurious resort spas in Hawaii. Offering a wide array of treatments that reflect a balance between the traditions of the east, west and ancient Hawaii. In the words of the Grand Wailea, “Experience a harmonious infusion with one common goal – to unite one’s inner wellness and outer beauty. There is no Maui resort spa like it.”

Grand Wailea Couples Spa

5 – Visit Unique Towns: Welcome to Maui, commonly known as “The Valley Isle” and more recently, “The Magic Isle” where the unofficial motto of locals is “Maui no ka oi” or “Maui is the best.” Whether you’re seeking stunning scenery, sleepy towns or upscale resorts, you’ll find that they all pleasantly coexist here, providing something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking for “buzzing action”, funky art galleries, exotic restaurants, pubs and unique shops or you want a secluded, next-to-nature experience or (or even something entirely different), Maui is sure to offer something to appeal to all tastes. An astounding variety of activities offer both the best of everything to ocean and land lovers alike with long stretches of beach, hiking trails ranging from beginner to advanced, sight-seeing (by air and by land) and water sport options. There are both guided and unguided options available for almost anything your heart desires!

Paia, Maui

6 – Dine at Mama’s Fish House: Nestled in a beautiful coconut grove, just steps from the secluded white sand beach of Kuau Cove, this converted beach house restaurant is a memory of old Polynesia on Maui’s North Shore. An award-winning menu teamed with unpretentious service and aloha spirit make Mama’s Fish House an unforgettable restaurant experience in Hawaii. Voted Maui’s Most Romantic Restaurant year after year and among the top five in the WORLD by many of the top publications, come see what all the buzz is about. Regardless of budget, no trip to Maui is complete without a visit to Mama’s. If you only splurge on one five star meal, this is hands-down the place to do it! Reservations are required for dinner and often for lunch, so plan in advance.

Mama's Fish House

7 – Snorkeling and Humpback Whale Watching: If you’re looking for a solid snorkeling experience that includes two spots, including Molokini Crater, this is definitely the tour for you!  In addition to great snorkeling, there’s the bonus of dolphin watching (about a 60% success rate of finding them) and, in season, Humpback whale watching!  The staff has extensive diving and scuba experience and does a stellar job interacting with passengers to provide guidance to the novice and allowing the more experienced folks to explore without inhibition.  This is an adventure trip and tend s to be more adult friendly, with the youngest children allowed being five years. The snorkeling sites offer an array of colorful fish and and other marine life, including sea turtles! Two meals are provided; continental breakfast, hot B-B-Q lunch the Maui Wowee burger is a MUST) and open bar of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.

Daily excursions depart from Maalaea Harbor, checking in at 7:00am and returning at about 12:30pm. There’s even a budget friendly afternoon private charter option from about 1:30-4:30pm if you wish to avoid a group.


8 – Visit MANY Beaches: Crystal clear, sparkling cerulean blue waters, tropical trade-winds, and azure skies that go on forever are what most of us picture when we think of Maui beaches. While most beaches are white or olden sand, you can find both black and even red sand (the Big Island even has a green sand beach).

In Hawaii, there is no such thing as a “private beach”. Even those multi-million dollar, ocean front estates must leave a pathway to the beach for public use. On Maui alone, that translates to over 30 miles of beaches. Locales include secluded beaches, areas where the reef has created small pools, often referred to as “Baby Beaches”, beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms and more. Each has a legitimate chance to be your own personal Best of Maui Beaches.

Several of Maui’s beaches, primarily Ho’okipa,  are known worldwide as venues for international surfing and windsurfing competitions. Others are perfect for the beginning snorkeler, beachcombers, families and children. Do always remember to respect the ocean. Never turn your back on the water. If you are not an experienced beach-goer, stick to areas with life guards and always heed warning signs and you’ll have great fun in the sun.

Secret Beach

9 – Surrender to the Serenity of a Lavender Farm: In the uplands of Maui, nestled on the slopes of Haleakala are the beautiful gardens of the Ali`i Kula Lavender. Spend a day or even a few hours and “relax, rejuvenate, renew!” It is amazing how little things can change our attitude. Let your self become immersed in the sights, smells and sounds (or lack of) and find yourself immersed in utter serenity! Whether you would like to join a tour, walk the grounds alone or even plan a special event (what a lovely place for a Maui wedding!), this is a definite must for any couple looking for something “off the beaten path”

Lavendar Farm

10 – Visit a Local Winery:  It’s a different world up here, a place steeped in history and cherished by Maui’s families and visitors for decades. The grounds alone offer an escape from the hustle and bustle, a chance to slow down, soak up the scenery, breathe the air, taste the wine, even pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for loved ones back home. You may even wish to grab lunch at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store across the street and bring it back for a romantic picnic.

The atmosphere is inviting, and the attitude always unmistakably peaceful. Tedeshci Vineyards daily from 10:00 – 5:30.



February 16, 2015

Kudos for the Maui Magic

Filed under: Maui Life,On Board the Maui Magic — Maui Classic Charters @ 10:47 am

“First of all, let me thank you again for having me on board–your reservation agent Nida was extremely helpful and friendly when I asked for a fam trip, and that was very much appreciated. My guest and I had a wonderful time at sea on the Maui Magic. The day started rainy, windy, and chilly, but Captain Charlene and her crew were so warm and welcoming, no one really cared. The weather prevented us from going to Molokini, but instead we went to Coral Gardens and Olowalu–which are even better snorkelling spots in my opinion, and were sunny and shielded from the wind. The crew was very attentive and friendly, made sure we had all we needed at all times, and made the whole trip real fun and enjoyable.

The only area for improvement I could find would be the use of disposable utensils–reusables would be a nice touch. I’m on the board of the Surfrider Foundation and we generally encourage companies to find alternatives to one-use plastics.

Delphine Berbigier
Activities and Tours Maui”


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