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Top Ten Activities on Maui

Bike Down Haleakala: Maui Downhill

Bike down a 10,000 ft. volcano!

Maui Downhill bike tours are among Hawaii and Maui's most popular land tours and activities. On this Haleakala activity you will bike 38 miles down the world's largest dormant volcano with only 400 yards of actual pedaling. At the start of biking activity, you'll view the stunning sunrise and colorful moonscapes from the edge of Haleakala volcano's huge crater at 10,023 feet. Then, as you coast down the Haleakala mountain to sea level at the edge of the clear, warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, you'll experience wonderful panoramic views of Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii far below you. You will stop often for rest breaks and picturesque Maui moments. Maui Downhill bike tours are flexible and guided.

Whale Watch
(Whale Season - Dec 15 - May 15)

Pacific Whale Foundation

When on Maui during the whale season a whalewatch tour is a must! Nothing compares to seeing one of these wonders up close. Ridge Realty/Rentals LLC recommends Pacific Whale Foundation tours.

A pioneer in whale research and the first organization to offer educational whalewatches on Maui, Pacific Whale Foundation is Maui's #1 whalewatch experience. Cruises take place from December 1 through May 15 and are based on our 23 years of work in saving whales from extinction. Pacific Whale Foundation has a fleet of state-of-the art power catamarans with SmoothCat technology. Excursions depart from Ma'alaea Harbor and Lahaina. Boats our of Ma'alaea Harbor are powered by Maui BioFuel, an eco-friendly alternative fuel made from recycled vegetable cooking oils. Pacific Whale Foundation expeditions have a 99% sighting success rate. In the unlikely event that you don't see whales, you go again - FREE!

Rates: Adult tickets are $19.95 or $29.95 Kids Go FREE! (one child 6 and under per paying adult) Additional children and children ages 7-12 are $15.00

Call (800) 942-5311 From Maui, please call 249-8811

Parasail: UFO Parasail

Soar up to 800 feet above Kaanapali. UFO Parasail has an experienced crew and the latest technology. Guests lift-off softly and smoothly from the back of their boats. You can even bring along a companion.

UFo's winchboats float you on and off the back of the boat for safe, dry landings (single or tandem). Enjoy a scenic boat ride while waiting for your turn in the sky. No experience necessary.

Kapalua ® ResortKai Sunset Cruise

With cool trade winds above and the deep blue waters of the Pailolo Channel below the Kapalua® Resort Kai sunset cruise is a memorable experience for the whole family or a romantic couples getaway. The 53 ft. catamaran leaves from Kaanapali Beach shortly before sunset. While cruising up the West Coast of Maui enjoy top notch catering and cocktails while seeing Maui from another perspective and watching the sun set.

Sail to Molokini: Trilogy

Sail to one of the most famous snorkeling/diving spots in the world, Molokini Crater.

Once on board Trilogy's 54 foot catamaran enjoy breakfast featuring homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and The Captain's Blend coffee. After the one hour cruise to Molokini Crater take a personalized snorkel tour led by a marine naturalist. All snorkel gear and floatation devices are provided. Enjoy Trilogy's famous teriyaki BBQ chicken lunch served on board. Children will enjoy the onboard water slide.

This is a great all around cruise. The people are always nice and the service is great. During whale season Humpbacks can often be spotted along the route.

Helicopter Ride: Sunshine Helicopters

Over 90% of Hawaii is accessible only by helicopter. Sunshine Helicopters offers _ to 1 _ hour flights to explore Maui, Hawaii and Moloka'i.

Five different tours on Maui include the West Maui Mountains, Haleakala Crater, Hana Tropical Rainforest, Molokai's north shore and Hawaii's tallest waterfalls. Sunshine also has packages to explore the active volcano on Hawaii and Moloka'i's remote and isolated north shore.

Sunset Dinner Cruise: Maui Princess

While on Maui experiencing a romantic dinner cruise is a must for couples. Aboard the 120 ft. Maui Princess you'll see spectacular sunset views and night lights from Molokai, Lanai and Maui.

Friendly staff serve table side while you watch the stars come out over the ocean on the open-air upper dinning deck. Live music and dancing are featured after dinner in the air-conditioned main cabin or you can stay top side at your table and enjoy the rest of your evening cruise along the Maui coastline. The Maui Princess Dinner Cruise departs nightly from Lahaina Harbor at 5:30pm.

Luau: Old Lahaina Luau

The Old Lahaina Luau is the best and most authentic Luau on Maui . . . by far. Your evening will be filled with traditional Hawaiian cuisine, music, cultural dances and island crafts.

Guests experience a genuine reflection of Hawaii's rich history while enjoying an ocean view and sunset.

The Old Lahaina Luau features and open bar included. A buffet of regional cuisine with enough variety to satisfy everyone's pallet.

Entertainment for the night includes an award winning presentation of traditional Hawaiian music and hula.

Sail to Lanai and Snorkel: Trilogy

Sail with Trilogy to Lana'i and experience magnificent, isolated Manele Bay beach. You can sleep in and still enjoy this wonderful snorkel cruise that leaves at 10am. A deli lunch is served onboard as well as snacks all day.

Trilogy has exclusive access to Manele Bay, you will not be disturbed by any other cruise companies. Snorkeling equipment and instruction is provided.

While on Lana'i you can play volleyball, sunbath or explore the island. A van tour departs to explore Lana'i's old plantation town. While on-island Captain Coon will prepare famous BBQ chicken.

On the way back to Maui you will enjoy whales (during whale season) and Spinner dolphins year round. Watch the sunset while enjoying champagne on your way back to Lahaina for a 7-7:30pm arrival.

Snorkel Kapalua® Resort Bay:

Discover one of the reasons Conde Nast Traveler named Kapalua® Resort Bay the Best Beach in America. Crystal clear waters protected in a natural cove provide the perfect environment for snorkeling. Calm waters are perfect for observing a thriving underwater environment. The waters are full of thousands of bright, tropical fish.

A convenient beach side shack rents everything from snorkels and fins to boogie boards and kayaks.

Snorkeling Kapalua® Resort Bay is a must for every Maui vacation!

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