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Four Winds II

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Wailuku, HI, USA
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About Four Winds II
Take a snorkel trip to Molokini or Coral Gardens and discover a rainbow of tropical fish and beautiful coral reefs on either our Morning or Afternoon Snorkel Tours. We provide everything you need to make this the most memorable day of your Hawaii vacation! Bring the entire family because, "there's fun for everyone aboard Four Winds II".The Four Winds II is known as, "The Boat for Fun Lovers". Enjoy your day in comfort, aboard our 55ft catamaran, equipped with amenities like: Glass Bottom Viewing room, water-slide, on-board restrooms, Shaded Cabin and Shaded Upper Deck, a large open deck for the sun worshipers, continental breakfast, BBQ lunch ( grilled onboard), open bar,juice and filtered water, snorkel gear and instruction, boogie boards, flotation gear, marine naturalist and more!
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Experience adventure and relaxation in one day on a boat tour to Molokini. This is the perfect excursion for friends and families who can’t seem to agree on what to do in Maui. A comfortable catamaran takes you to a submerged volcanic crater, which is now home to colorful coral and tropical fish. Observe the underwater world with snorkel equipment or through the boat’s glass bottom
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Just Call Ben wrote a review Jul 2020
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These guys rock! Cappy was knowledgeable, skilled and affable. I was so happy to find some alkeehawl on board after my first water sojourn. Whadda mean is, they had beer and I had a few. BTW, White Claw is pure poison; gave me an instant hangover. Stick with beer if you're over 30 ( ͡ಥ ͜ʖ ͡ಥ). Anywho, I signed up for the SNUBA tour and that was better than I expected. We got almost 55 minutes under water. I was almost work out but went back in twice for more snorkeling. Saw turtles and whales. Brilliant. I will do it again on my next trip.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded Jul 15, 2020
Mahalo for joining us! I'm happy you were able to try SNUBA and had a great time. Thank you for your review!
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redhead_roaming wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington2,305 contributions369 helpful votes
We booked this trip through Viator for about $235 for 2 adults. The first few days we were in Maui, the winds were calm but for the second half, the breeze picked up. It was enough that we didn't end up getting to go to Molokini Crater or Turtle Town but we weren't told that information until after we had already left the dock. It's kinda designed so they never have to give you a refund of any sort. I realize weather is an external condition that they have no control over but it was a lot of money for a simple snorkeling trip, which we've done plenty of times. I was paying for the ability to go to Molokini specifically. When you get to the harbor area, we found a small parking lot that uses the app PayByPhone and since we already had that set up on our phone, that was quick & easy to use. You then walk to Slip #80, which is basically the farthest possible slip. The departure is at 7am but if there's a line of people, it's not like they'll leave you behind. We were there for probably a good 15-20 minutes after 7am. When you check in, they ask what type of food you'd like for lunch but they don't keep track of who is getting what so ultimately, you can get whatever you'd like - I think they make extra anyway. So we set sail going North along Maui. Even before sailing, we could partake of some yummy tropical breakfast. It was plentiful and while not super filling, it was probably good considering we were about to be swimming. They were very good & efficient on handing out goggles & flippers and informed you not to put them on until you were in the water. They also had spray to clear your goggles out. They were really pushing paying extra for the underwater cameras or the sea boards and it looked like a half dozen people took them up on that. We did pay extra for the wet suit tops and since I was pregnant, I also borrowed a floaty that snaps around your waist, to be safe. We didn't see anything significant in the water, other than a turtle when we first got in, which was leaving the area. We still enjoyed watching the fish swim all around though. The water was calm and everyone was respectful of each other's space. At some point, they started cooking all the food and despite it being early, I think we ate lunch at 9:30am or so. The food is left out for the entire time, though, and there's plenty of it, so you're not in any danger of missing out on eating. We then got back in the water for a bit. I kept getting paranoid that they would leave us behind as they don't give us a time or a signal to let us know they're leaving. I think they kinda just observe that most people are on the boat and do a couple head counts to make sure before they officially take off. Everyone had bags kinda pushed under seats and people were more or less respectful that if a bag was there, that that space was claimed by someone. I didn't see anyone touching anyone else's stuff or hear anything about anyone missing anything. Once they're returning to shore, they'll allow alcohol but not prior. They were really really generous with handing that out. I would say they made 5+ laps around the boat to make sure people had refills of their wine, got new cans of beer, etc. Every worker we encountered was super super friendly, talkative and helpful. Everyone seemed to love what they do and we never felt like we were in any danger. They were great, on the way back, of pointing out the whales to everyone. We did sit in the boat's glass bottom section for a bit. It was pretty neat and one of the reasons I booked this excursion over others, in case we were 'watered out' but still wanted to observe the underwater wildlife.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Nikki A, Public Relations Manager at Four Winds II
Responded May 18, 2020
Aloha redhead_roaming, Thank you for choosing the Four Winds. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our helpful crew and our glassbotoom viewing room. Unfortunately we can never guarantee a snorkel destination, due to weather conditions, but we can guarantee a safe snorkel experience. The Four Winds goes to one stop during the morning tour, which is 90% of the time Molokini, but when weather doesn't allow, our alternate spot is usually Coral Gardens (due to its protected location from the wind). If you come back to Maui, I would recommend trying our sister vessel the Maui Magic, that usually goes to two snorkel spots: Molokini and a second stop with turtles. We hope to see you again during your next vacation on Maui and we hope you enjoyed your vacation! Mahalo, Nikki A.
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USALouise wrote a review Apr 2020
Gurnee, Illinois424 contributions77 helpful votes
Our extended family of eight, ranging in age from 5 to 75, had a whale of a time on the Four Winds II on March 8. My daughter did quite a bit of research to choose this particular boat and it was the perfect fit. It was a windy weekend and we were concerned that the excursion might be canceled, but we went snorkeling at Coral Gables and it was terrific. The water was calm and not as cold as I expected --- be sure to rent a wetsuit for $5. Three members of our group did not want to snorkel but still had a great time sailing, whale watching and using the Glass Bottom Viewing room. The boat had two levels with plenty of shaded areas. The breakfast and lunch were delicious. I had not planned to eat lunch, but snorkeling makes you hungry! Everyone in the crew was friendly and helpful. They gave a lesson for snorkeling beginners. My granddaughters, ages 5 and 7, did not do well with the snorkel masks they brought, but were able to switch to the boogie boards (with viewing windows) provided by the boat and had a terrific and safe experience. Not all the boats provide such boogie boards, which is one reason we picked the Four Winds II. We even spotted a few whales on the way back, so that we did not feel the need to take a separate whale cruise. Terrific all-around experience!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nikki A, Public Relations Manager at Four Winds II
Responded Apr 9, 2020
Aloha USALouise, Thank you for your review! I am happy to hear you and your family enjoyed our Sea Boards. We greatly appreciate your business and would love to have you out with us again on the Four Winds II when you decide to come back to our beautiful island! Mahalo Nikki Andricci PR Manager
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Jag6313 wrote a review Mar 2020
Rochester, New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Boat ride was awesome and we got lucky with some incredible weather. Given the current global state of things we had a very minimal crowd, which made it feel almost like a private charter. Even though we were on the tail end of the whale season we got to see a LOT of whales and their babies. Snorkeling was awesome and the water was very clear. The reef is not super incredible, but seeing the wildlife was amazing and hearing the whales sing was pretty epic. We opted to go SNUBA while we were on-board. We were lead by Marcella who was a great instructor. Crew was really spectacular and food was yummy. One of the better outings we did on our trip. Would 100% recommend Four Winds II!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nikki A, Public Relations Manager at Four Winds II
Responded Apr 9, 2020
Aloha Jag6313, Thank you for taking the time to write a review based on your snorkeling tour with the Four Winds II! I will be sure to inform our crew and Snuba instructor that you appreciated their services and we hope to see you again during your next Maui vacation! Mahalo, Nikki PR Manager
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Karin wrote a review Mar 2020
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We chose this company for the main reason that they have a great mooring location on the right-hand side / east side, the one towards Maui... we did the 5h morning whale whatching and snorkelling to Molokini trip. I have to say they really did everything to make our stay on the boat as comfortable as they could. the food was great, after snorkelling they even had someone go upstairs with drinks and their pulled pork sandwiches are really great. AND Captain Dan is really loving the whales and could tell great stories about them, it was even more informative than the whalewhatching of the official pacific whale whatching foundatition that we did the day before. on the way back they stopped on an offshore "turtle town" and we did see turtles from the boat. I think there is no need to do a second snorkel stop, we often saw the other boats mooring at places that you can easily reach from the beach. So go with these guys and spend more time in Molokini!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nikki A, Public Relations Manager at Four Winds II
Responded Apr 9, 2020
Mahalo for the review, karinbY8342US! We appreciate you choosing the Four Winds II and we hope to see you again in the future! Mahalo, Nikki PR Manager
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