Directions

Makena Coast Charters operates Scuba Diving Charters out of the Kihei Boat Ramp, Maui, Hawaii. The boat ramp is located at the south end of South Kihei Road, just before Wailea. (South Kihei Road is the frontage road that runs right along the ocean in Kihei, parallel to Hwy 31.)

The ramp is located directly across the street from the Maui Kamaole Condominiums at 2777 S. Kihei Rd. The Kihei Boat ramp is not a harbor, just a big parking lot, a ramp and two docks. You are to park in the UPPER parking lots closest to the street. Parking is free. The larger lower lot, where you will find the boat, truck and trailer, is for trucks and trailers ONLY.

If you are on the morning charter, you will meet the crew with the boat, truck and trailer in the parking lot at 6:30am. The boat says Makena Coast Dive Charters down the side and “Makena Mele” on the back.

If you are on an 11:30 charter, you will meet the crew on the boat, on the dock at 11:15am.

 

Directions:

The Kihei Boat Ramp is located just 5-10 minutes from Wailea, 10-15 minutes from Makena, 15-20 minutes from Maalaea, 30 minutes from Kahului airport and harbor, 45 minutes to an hour from Lahaina, and an hour from Kaanapali. The benefit of that drive by car is that that the Kihei Boat Ramp is only a 20 minute boat ride to Molokini Crater. We can get back to the harbor much faster than any of the boats leaving from Maalaea Harbor, Lahaina Harbor or Mala Wharf.

 

From Wailea:(10-15min)

(Wailea Marriot, Grand Wailea, Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui Beach and Golf Resort)

Distance to Kihei Boat Ramp ranges from 5 minutes to 15 on the above hotels in the order they are listed) From the above hotels turn left out of your hotel onto Wailea Alanui (you will be traveling north, with the ocean on your left). Pass through the stop light at the Shops at Wailea and continue on until the next stop sign. Turn Left at the stop sign, on Okolani. (The Kihei Boat Ramp is exactly one mile past this turn.) When Okolani reaches the ocean, it will veer sharply to the right and turn into South Kihei Road. Continue on South Kihei Rd. You will pass several houses, Sarentos Restaurant, Mana Kai Condos, and Five Palms Restaurant all on the left. Then you will come to a vacant lot and the next driveway on the left is the Kihei Boat Ramp.

From Kihei: (5-15 min)
Kamaole Sands, Worldmark, Maui Banyon, Kihei Akahi, Maui Coast, Maui Lu) Five minutes to Kihei Boat Ramp.

Go South on South Kihei Road (so that the ocean is on your right). Go through the entire business district, past Denny’s Restaurant until there are no longer stores, only condominiums on the left, beach park on the right. The Kihei Boat Ramp is immediately across the street from the Maui Kamaole Condominiums at 2777 South Kihei Road.

From Maalaea, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua:
(Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Sheratan, Embassy Suites, Ritz-Carlton)
Allow 30 minutes from Maalaea, an hour from Lahaina and Kaanapali, an hour and fifteen minutes from Kapalua for driving to the Kihei Boat Ramp.

Turn South on Hwy 30 (so that the ocean is on your right). Go through Lahaina like you are returning toward the airport. Continue along shoreline and through the stop light at Maalaea (the Maui Ocean Center/Aquarium) to the next stop light. Turn right on Hwy 310 (The signs will say to “Kihei”). The street on you map may say “North Kihei Road.”

You will pass through the “mud flats” or “wet lands” (depending on recent rainfall) and then will come upon some condominiums and shops. Go to the SECOND stop light and turn right. (The first stop light is South Kihei Road, which the boat ramp is on, but not for 7 miles. It is faster to go down the highway.) The second light, where you will be turning, is is Highway 31, Piilani Hwy. Stay on the highway for seven miles.

Watch the mile markers on the side of the road. You will go through several stoplights (6, I think), and then you will see the number 9 Mile Marker. Turn at the next right, Keonekai. Take it down to the ocean and turn left on the stop sign, on South Kihei Road. Immediately on your right will be a beach park/parking lot. Go past the BIG grass lawn and the Kihei Boat Ramp will be the next driveway to your right.

Take the Mokulele Hwy 311, which will automatically merge to the left onto the Piilani Hwy 31 when you get to Kihei. Go through approx. 6 stop lights until you see the number 9 mile marker and turn right on Keonekai. Take Keonekai to the bottom of the hill and turn left at the stop sign, South Kihei Rd. Immediately on your right will be a beach park/parking lot. Go past the BIG grass lawn and the Kihei Boat Ramp will be the next driveway to your right.

From Kahului (30 minutes)

Take the Mokulele Hwy 311, which will automatically merge to the left onto the Piilani Hwy 31 when you get to Kihei. Go through approx. 6 stop lights until you see the number 9 mile marker and turn right on Keonekai. Take Keonekai to the bottom of the hill and turn left at the stop sign, South Kihei Rd. Immediately on your right will be a beach park/parking lot. Go past the BIG grass lawn and the Kihei Boat Ramp will be the next driveway to your right.

From Paia, Haiku (30-40 minutes)

Take the Hana Hwy through Paia, past the stop light at Haleakala to the next left hand turn lane (approx.. 1 mile past Hwy 36) and turn left on Hansen Road. This is a funky little road through a cane field but it will cut 10 minutes off the drive. Turn left a the stop light onto hwy 311.

Take the Mokulele Hwy 311, which will automatically merge to the left onto the Piilani Hwy 31 when you get to Kihei. Go through approx. 6 stop lights until you see the number 9 mile marker and turn right on Keonekai. Take Keonekai to the bottom of the hill and turn left at the stop sign, South Kihei Rd. Immediately on your right will be a beach park/parking lot. Go past the BIG grass lawn and the Kihei Boat Ramp will be the next driveway to your right.

  • Call 808-874-1273 for more information and reservations for Scuba Diving Maui!

    Please keep the time difference in mind! We are 2-3 hours earlier than the west coast and 5-6 hours earlier than the east.

    Departure Address: Kihei Boat Ramp across the street from 2777 South Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753

    (Mailing address: 220 Oe Street, Kihei, HI 96753)