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Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach

Free admission
Wailea Beach Park, Kihei, HI, 96753

The Basics

While the Grand Wailea and Four Seasons resorts harbor the resort crowd (celebrity sightings are not uncommon) the beach itself is public. This means, unlike in many resort areas, the beach is open to locals and those staying in non-waterfront accommodations. This makes the beach a go-to spot for snorkelers, sunbathers, bodyboarders, joggers, and more.

Wailea Beach is also the launch point for outrigger canoe trips, scuba diving lessons, and snorkeling tours. You can even find beginner snorkeling lessons that offer underwater scooters to propel you through the water. Snorkeling and scuba diving tours frequently include encounters with tropical fish and sea turtles.

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Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
$145.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
What an experience!!
Our guides were excellent! They took the time to ensure our equipment was in order and that we were educated on the snorkeling process (we were first-timers). We explored enough to see two sea turtles as well as a number of other amazing fish, coral, and sea urchins. The use of the sea scooters made the experience that much better as they made movement near-effortless. We highly recommend Sea Scooter Snorkeling Maui!
Mike_G, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

star-5
What a great experience!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Antoniette_J, Apr 2022
Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers for First Time - Wailea Beach
This was the most memorable activity of our trip! We have always wanted to go snorkeling but were not sure how to go about doing so. Our guide Tristan made us feel at ease and safety was always a priority! We all had a blast stepping out of our comfort zone. Tristan’s upbeat and relaxed vibe made the whole trip even more fun! Highly recommend!
star-4
Great way to snorkel
Brittney_C, Jun 2022
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
The instructors, Dave and Georgia were great! However, water was a bit cloudy the day we went. Darn Mother Nature. But using the scooters to snorkel was a game changer. Loved it!!
star-5
Great experience!!!
Rachel_K, Jun 2022
Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers for First Time - Wailea Beach
Great experience for non-swimmer! Triston and Elly were very patient and super friendly. My daughter who is 6 got so much fun!
star-5
High Integrity
NormaniquePreston, May 2022
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
The conditions were very unfavorable on the morning of our departure. The tour owner offered us a full refund instead of taking our money. This place has great integrity.
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First Time Snorkeling
Lawrenshey_C, May 2022
Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers for First Time - Wailea Beach
My wife and I tend stay in shallow water when ever we go to the beach. I consider myself a very novice swimmer and my wife is a nonswimmer which is why we decided to try this experience. We worked with Tristin and Ally and they were amazing teachers. Within an hour we were in the deep end seeing life within the reef!!! Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to try snorkeling for the 1st time in a safe environment with amazing instructors.
star-5
It was a great...
Brian_J, May 2022
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
It was a great experience, and Georgia and Dave were courteous and fun at showing us this adventure.
star-5
Great experience and awesome instructors!
Fitzwilly_E, May 2022
Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers for First Time - Wailea Beach
This was such a great experience! I’ve never been confident swimming in the open waters of the ocean and have always worn a life vest every time I go snorkeling. The instructors were great! They’ll walk you through how to make yourself float in the water and how to breathe through your snorkels. And before it ended, I was swimming without a life vest and able to explore the water more!
star-5
Great experience for beginners!
Avani_D, May 2022
Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers for First Time - Wailea Beach
This is a great experience for someone snorkeling for the first-time or for nervous swimmers! The instructors were very patient and made you feel comfortable. We saw sea turtles and various marine life. Highly recommend to others who are hesitant to try snorkeling
star-5
Wonderful for couples or singles
RENA_B, Apr 2022
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
Awesome crew. Safe, courteous and delightful experience. Was offered a video which will be prefect for our grandkids to watch!
star-5
An Amazing Snorkeling Experience!
Nhung_T, Apr 2022
Snorkeling for Non-Swimmers for First Time - Wailea Beach
We had a great time snorkeling for the first time! Georgia was wonderful! She was very helpful in explaining the proper way to put on the snorkeling equipments and patient with us nonswimmers to be comfortable in the water before taking us out to the deeper water. I loved that it was a small group and we got a lot of personal attention. Will definitely do this again if we get another chance to come to Maui!
star-5
Most amazing time ever !
ivy_k, Apr 2022
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
Best experience and fun we have had on Maui ! Incredible time with Uncle Turtle and we didn’t want it to end ! We go again and again and again !
star-4
Honesty is the best policy
Pedro_E, Apr 2022
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour - Wailea Beach
Though we didn't get to actually snorkel.. the staff was great in getting our gear to fit our sizes. Our team leader was great in being honest with the conditions of the water. He let us know we wouldn't be able to actually see any fish or turtles but gave us a choice to do an alternative or get our refund. We appreciated the honesty they gave and willingness to return our funds! It was our last day so we couldn't reschedule.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The waves here are typically small, making the beach fun for bodyboarding but not popular amongst surfers.
  • Bathrooms, showers, and free parking can be found near the public access points.
  • There are food stands and picnic areas at the beach. You can also enjoy a meal at one of the waterfront restaurants.
  • A paved boardwalk runs between the resorts and the beach, providing easy access for wheelchairs and strollers.
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How to Get There

Located less than a mile (1 kilometer) from Wailea, you can walk to Wailea Beach from many nearby accommodations. If driving, take Wailea Alanui Drive to the Wailea Beach public parking and follow the path to the beach from there.

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When to Get There

While you can enjoy Wailea Beach year-round, visit in the summer to ensure the best sunbathing. If you want to avoid the crowds, come in the spring or fall and avoid visiting on weekends or holidays. If visiting during peak season, arrive at the beach early to stake out a spot.

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Top Things to Do in Wailea

If you are making a trip to Wailea Beach, don’t miss out on Wailea’s other top attractions. For more of the island’s natural beauty, take a sea kayaking tour off the coast or visit Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on a snorkeling tour. Alternatively, spend the afternoon shopping at the high-end Shops at Wailea or head to the Wailea Golf Club for a round of golf with ocean views.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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