Welcome to Maʻalaea
Ma‘alaea is the jumping-off point for exploring Maui's coastline by boat. Many tour companies work out of this cute little harbor. The biggest draw is the whale-waching and snorkeling trips that run from here to Molokini – a submerged volcanic crater offshore with excellent visibility. Maʻalaea Bay is home to a surf-spot pipeline, which, when the winds and swells align, can produce fast barrels. It’s no coincidence that Maui’s first windmill farm marches up the slopes here in windy Ma'alaea. By midday the winds pick up and you might need to hold on to your hat.