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The Ma’alaea General Store Café & Deli is located in busy Ma’alaea Harbor along the Coast on the way to Lahaina. Across from the Coast Guard, and just off the main highway connecting Lahaina and West Maui to East Maui, Ma’alaea is the hub of Maui ocean events. Activities include sport fishing, whale watching, snorkeling cruises, dinner cruises, restaurants, shopping, an aquarium, and more.
MA'ALAEA HARBOR HISTORY
The Maʻalaea District of Maui is located in Central Maui about six miles south of Wailuku, where the Honoapiʻilani Highway (Hwy 30) reaches the south coast. There are plenty of things to keep you busy for a full day in Maʻalaea. You can begin with a morning snorkeling or whale-watching cruise followed by an afternoon visit to the Maui Ocean Center. You can end the day with an evening sunset walk on Ma'alaea Beach.
Formerly a commercial port, Maʻalaea Harbor now hosts a marina where many cruise and pleasure boats dock. Among the boats that dock here are whale watching cruise boats as well as those that offer snorkeling trips to Molokini Atol.
The waters and reefs of Maʻalaea are important to many species. Maʻalaea Bay is part of the National Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary - a favorite mating and birthing grounds for the endangered Humpbacks. Green Sea Turtles browse reefs that border the harbor entrance. When a robust south swell hits Maui, surfers from far and near head for Maʻalaea to have a chance to experience the tubular perfection of one of the world's fastest rideable waves - the legendary Maʻalaea Pipeline wave. Beginners learn to surf at Maui Wave Riders. Outrigger canoe clubs take shelter and rest on the harbor's small beach.
Maʻalaea Bay is home to nine condominiums all located along Hauʻoli Road just east of the harbor area. Each of the condominiums has different things that will appeal to varying tastes and needs. Here's one of our favorite vacation rentals: oceanfront one bed.
The first westerner, sea Captain George Vancouver, landed his ship at Ma'alaea Bay around 1793 to bring the first cattle to Maui.