We have been safely operating since 1983.
Maui Classic Charters has been taking visitors snorkeling around Maui since 1983. We are one of the original charter boat companies to take visitors to Molokini. Today, we continue to set the standards, for quality, value, excellence, and outstanding customer service. Featuring two boats, the Four Winds II and the Maui Magic, Maui Classic Charters is also one of the most diverse snorkel charter boat companies on the island.
Four Winds II
Built in: 1997
Style: Custom Double Decker Power Catamaran
Construction: Wood and Fiberglass
Measurements: 55ft. Long, 30ft. Beam, 4.5ft. Draft
Added Features: Shaded Upper Deck, Enclosed and Shaded Lower Cabin, Multiple Swim-Steps, Waterslide, Glass Bottom Viewing Room, Onboard Professional Photography, Television Display, Surround Sound System, Two Restrooms (Marine Heads), Full Galley for Food Service, Twin BBQ Grills
Safety and Technology: USCG Safety Floatation Devices, Radar, Satellite Beacon, Depth Finder, Marine-Band and Cellular Communications
Speeds: Cruising Speed of 12 Knots (about 14mph)
Power: Twin 3126 Caterpillar Engines (providing 375 HP)
Capacity: US Coast Guard Approved for 149 Passengers
Built in: 2003
Style: Custom Power Catamaran
Construction: 100% Marine-Grade Aluminum
Measurements: 54ft. Long, 17ft. Beam and a 4.5ft. Draft
Added Features: Features An Upper Deck, Double Swim-Steps, Waterslide, Marine Head (Toilet), Multi-Speaker Sound System, Covered Galley, BBQ Grill, USCG Safety Devices, Satellite Beacon, Depth Finder.
Safety and Technology: USCG Safety Floatation Devices, Radar, Satellite Beacon, Depth Finder, Marine-Band and Cellular Communications.
Speeds: A Cruising Speed of 15 Knots (about 18 mph).
Power: Twin Cummings 435 horse power engines driving 28 inch bronze propellers through ZF IRM 305A marine gears.
Capacity: The Maui Magic is US Coast Guard approved for 64 passengers, but we take no more than 45 to ensure maximum comfort.
Four Winds I
Built in 1987
30 ft. wide 53 ft. long
Carried 115 passengers
Was our original “perfect-for-the-whole-family” snorkel boat.
In 1997, She was replaced with the Four Winds II
Maui Classic Charters donated her to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for their Kalakaua Marine Education Center. For use in the undergraduate marine science program, as well as coral reef monitoring courses, and research projects.
Built in 1926
A magnificent 60’ wooden gaff-rigged Biloxi Schooner (then named the “Helen)
In her long 73 year career, she was used as a personal yacht, served with the Coast Guard in World War II, chartered trips in Alaska, and eventually came to Hawaii in 1986.
In 2000, Lavengro was replaced by the Maui Magic. Maui Classic Charters donated her to the Northwest Schooner Society, located in Seattle, Washington, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and use of classic wooden sailing vessels. http://www.nwschooner.org