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Wailea Beach
Wailea Beach

Wailea Beach

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368 Reviews
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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Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Underwater adventures
Cindy_P, May 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Tristan was awesome. He was very qualified and knowledgeable of the equipment, the ocean and animals in the ocean. Very safety oriented. And WOW you will have fun doing it. The team handled any issue that would come up with the group. Like equipment, safety, or hazards. The scouters were way cool you hardly had work. What an experience. I would recommend this to everyone to try.
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Absolute must do in Maui
Lance_B, Mar 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
These guys were fun , awesome. Very friendly, knowledgeable and were diligent about safety. A must do
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Recommend to everyone
Joyce_W, Jun 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Excellent tour and guidevwas awesome. Very organized and knowledgeable. The only way to snorkel. Saw so much
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Great experience
Sid, Apr 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
Triston and his crew are great people. We really enjoyed our snorkeling experience. I would definitely recommend everyone to book snorkeling with only triston.
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Great time
Zuleida_L, Mar 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
Fun! Very nice and knowledgeable. Also great with kids! Such a different way to experience snorkeling!
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Great experience
Jeweliana_S, Jun 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Dave Chapelle our tour guide was amazing! He made sure everyone was comfortable and having a good time. Awesome experience!! We saw honu and a Tako! Would totally do this again if we were in Maui.
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Fun time Snorkeling
Celine3, May 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Dave and Triston were the best tour guide. We were in the small group which was perfect, they made sure everyone was together and safe and show us the ocean life as best as they could. We were able to see 3-4 sea turtles and lots of fish. I also appreciate that they took a paddle board in case we needed to rest or readjust. Oh and they took videos of us! :)
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Can’t wait to come back and do it again
Katina_D, May 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Amazing snorkeling! Awesome guides! Super cool back story to the company start up! The sea scooters really make snorkeling even more enjoyable!
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Best time ever!
Dustin_H, May 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
Awesome!! Tristan has the best personality and makes you feel safe if your new like myself we seen and experienced everything we hoped for and some thank you Triston!!
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Outstanding experience
Derek_B, Nov 2020
Sea Scooter Snorkeling for First Timers at Wailea Beach
The whole experience was fantastic. This was the first time snorkeling for the entire family. Triston and Rachel were very patient, but very effective in helping us get used to the process. He also quickly identified what help we needed. They then took us out see some amazing sites on the reef, including a large sea turtle, which was what my daughter was hoping most to see. We enjoyed it so much, we've scheduled another outing later in the week.
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Perfect intro to snorkel and a super nice team
Cynthia_G, May 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
We took our 7 year old daughter who had never snorkeled and she loved it. The team was very helpful, friendly and we all enjoyed it. It also was not too long. We didn't want to do an "all day" adventure. This was the perfect intro and now my daughter is not afraid. yay!! We also bought the video and have a great reminder we would have never filmed ourselves. Worth it.
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Wonderful experience!
Maui_lover, Apr 2021
Sea Scooter Snorkeling Tour at Wailea Beach
What a great experience! We loved the sea scooter snorkeling tour. We saw a turtle, eels, and lots of beauty’s fish. Highly recommended!

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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Trip ideas


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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Wildcard

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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