Many visitors of Maui don’t know that the Kihei Boat Ramp exists and that it’s a great alternative to the longer drive to Maalaea Harbor when looking when doing a boat trip. So, we’ve decided to share some information about it with you! The Kihei Boat Ramp is a small, protected departure point for smaller vessels going to Molokini Crater, snorkel and scuba destinations in south Maui, and whale watch tours.
Snorkeling trips to Molokini are a ton of fun. The owners of the many snorkel boats are some of the nicest people we’ve met on the island, and they run the trip themselves. Their excitement about Maui and the great spots to snorkel and whale watching is contagious.
On a Molokini snorkel tour, they give you a continental breakfast, a deli lunch, instruction on snorkeling (if needed), snorkel equipment and a wetsuit (if you want it.) Most don’t take a lot of passengers at a time, so call now to reserve your seats.
Kihei Boat Ramp Directions
Below you’ll see a map of the Kihei Boat Ramp. It’s just off of South Kihei Road, in south Maui. You won’t see any signs, but as you drive south, you’ll see it on the right side just past the big park at Kamaole Beach Park 3. There are 2 parking lots on the left and right at the entrance. These are where you’ll need to park. The lower, larger lot is for boat parking. If driving there from the Piilani Highway, remember that Keonekai Road doesn’t have a light. Alanui Ke Alii Rd. is easier to spot since it has a stoplight.