Ocean and Air Adventures
Every Maui visitor has their own idea of what makes for the perfect Maui vacation. For many, it is taking a romantic sunset sail or whale watching tour, while others look to spend their time jet skiing or on a submarine ride. With a near unlimited list of air and water activities to choose from, you will never be short of options.
Over 90% of Hawaii is accessible only by aircraft, so the majority of us never see the beauty our islands hold. Treat yourself to an exciting adventure and take part in a helicopter tour that will give you access to towering waterfalls, jagged emerald cliffs and glowing red lava flows. Enjoy the safety and comfort of the most state-of-the-art aircraft as you fly over Hawaii`s untouched beauty.
Parasailing, Jet Skiing and Submarine Rides
Parasailing and jet skiing are an exciting way to get out on the open water and take in all the incredible beauty this island has to offer. This seasonal activity is available from May 16 through December 14. After this period, we welcome back the humpback whales. Great pains are taken to ensure that these majestic mammals are not injured by passing boats or jet skies.
Fly at over 1200 feet up, then take a look at Maui and the surrounding islands from a whole different perspective! If 1200 feet is a bit too high for you, you can select 800 ft. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure is great for all ages, and is truly a memorable experience!
Snorkel and Scuba Cruises
Maui is home to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world! Our tranquil waters are filled with thriving coral reefs, which provide for exquisite snorkeling and scuba diving. Snorkelers and divers have a chance to view a large variety of colorful fish, sea turtles, eels and even our state fish, the "Humu Humu Nuku Nuku Apua`a."
Before heading out to the beach, be sure to bring along some fish food or frozen peas (the fish go crazy over frozen peas). Many snorkeling and scuba diving stores also offer waterproof guides so you know exactly what fish you are looking at.
Though Kapalua Bay provides some of the best snorkeling in the world, there are many snorkeling and scuba diving excursions available for those of you wishing to get out on the open water and make a day of it.
Bellow you will find a list of some companies that offer snorkeling and scuba diving cruises, scuba rentals, as well as companies that can get you certified to scuba dive.
Snorkel, Scuba and Beach Activity Rentals
Tired of packing your beach umbrella, snorkel ,and all the rest? Eliminate the stress and simply rent your needed beach gear. With so many outlets available, it is easy and convenient.
Maui is home to some of the best sport fishing in the world! Our tropical waters are filled with some of the most prized game fish. Ono, Mahi Mahi, Ahi, Marlin and Blue Marlin are just a small sample of what you may catch on your sport fishing adventure.
The crews of these boats are very competent, and know just where to go to find the best fish. They welcome even the most inexperienced fishermen.
Most trips begin at 2:30 am and can last anywhere from four hours, up to an all-day trip.
As a bonus, you will be gifted with a magical sun rise over the island. During whale season you will find that you can combine two activities into one - a sport fishing and whale watching trip.
Get your heart pumping and book a sport fishing charter you will never forget!
Sunset Cruises, Sails and Tours
There is nothing more romantic than sailing out upon the open sea to take in one of our famous Maui sunsets. The soft tropical trade winds, and the stunning views of Maui and our neighboring islands, are something that can only be described as heavenly.
There is a large variety of sunset cruises to choose from. Most cruises include drinks and appetizers, and some offer dinner options as well.
We strongly suggest reserving a bit of time during your vacation, to treat yourself to a sunset cruise like no other.
Surf and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Lessons
A trip to Maui is not complete without learning how to surf! Maui is home to some of the most famous surfing spots in the world! In one quick lesson, you can understand the thrill and excitement that goes with the sport. There is nothing more exciting than standing up on your board for the very first time.
There are multiple surf schools available in Lahaina. Be sure to book your space ahead of time, as they fill up fast.
Most lessons are held at "Breakwall" in Lahaina. "Breakwall" was once where the ancient royal Hawaiians surfed, and is also the site of an ancient Hawaiian burial ground. What makes this location so ideal for those learning how to surf, are the shallow waters which make for the perfect break.
Whale Watching Tours
Year after year, during the winter months, the majestic humpback whales make their way back to Maui`s warm waters. It is here that the whales breed, give birth, and raise their calves in the protective waters of our islands.
Whale season runs from December to May, so if you are planning a vacation during those months, you need to be sure to book a whale watching excursion. There is nothing more thrilling than watching these magnificent creatures jump clear out of the water and land in a giant splash!
These trips are not only the perfect way to get an intimate view of these marvelous creatures, but also, to learn from the educated crews.
There are a large variety of whale watching excursions available, everything from small rafts to larger boats, from short trips to longer day trips.