Fun Things to Do in Maui (Part 2)

Jun 13, 2024 | Activity Information, General Information

Aloha! Welcome back to part two of our exciting series on fun things to do in Maui. In our last post, we explored the magic of Haleakala sunrise tours, soaked up the sun on some of Maui’s most stunning beaches, and wandered through lush island forests on exciting hikes. Now, we’re diving into the crystal-clear waters for some unforgettable snorkeling, keeping our eyes peeled for majestic whales, and cruising the scenic Road to Hana. Get ready for a splash of tropical fun and some breathtaking Hawaiian sights! Mahalo for joining us on this adventure!

Underwater Adventures: Snorkeling Tours

Snorkeling in Maui is a must-do activity that immerses you in the island’s vibrant marine life and crystal-clear waters. With numerous snorkeling tours available, you can explore some of the world’s most stunning underwater landscapes, from the colorful coral reefs of Molokini Crater to the abundant sea turtles at Turtle Town. Whether you’re a seasoned snorkeler or a first-timer, Maui’s snorkeling tours offer an unforgettable experience, revealing the hidden treasures of Hawaii’s underwater paradise. Get ready to dive in and discover the magic beneath the waves!

1. Maui Snorkeling – Molokini Morning Snorkel and Slide | Maui Afternoon Snorkel and Slide Tours

Dive into an underwater adventure at Molokini Crater with this prime-time Molokini Morning Snorkel and Slide Tour! This trip caters to those who want the best snorkeling conditions at this iconic location. But the fun doesn’t end there! You’ll also get to explore a second location, either the colorful Coral Gardens or the turtle-filled Turtle Town. And if the weather cooperates, you can even take a thrilling ride down the 25-foot waterslide on board!

Escape the crowds and discover Maui’s underwater wonders with the Maui Afternoon Snorkel and Slide Tour! Unlike most tours, this trip focuses on exploring the vibrant Coral Gardens or fascinating Turtle Town in the afternoons, offering a less congested snorkeling experience. On rare occasions, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you may snorkel exclusively at Molokini Crater, with the waterslide unavailable. But rest assured, the snorkeling itself will still be incredible!

All tours provide essential snorkeling equipment, reef-safe sunscreen, and optional assist devices for a comfortable experience in the water. A delicious deli lunch is included in the tour and refreshing beverages like coffee, tea, juices, and soft drinks are also available throughout the trip, keeping you cool and hydrated as you soak up the Hawaiian sun. As an added bonus, between January and March, keep your eyes peeled for whales during the scenic journey to and from the snorkeling locations.

Maui Snorkeling

2. Aloha Kayaks Maui – The Ultimate Maui Experience

Explore the crystal-clear waters of South Maui on this eco-friendly snorkeling tour! Dive into the heart of Turtle Town at Makena Landing, where sightings of Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles are frequent. The diverse marine life and stunning coral reefs create the ultimate Maui experience.

Kayak across the pristine waters and witness the wonders below the surface. This family-friendly adventure is perfect for ages 5 and up. All tours include a light snack, a paddle, high-quality snorkel gear, and life jackets or feel free to bring your own. With limited availability Monday through Friday, book your spot today and experience the unforgettable service our 5-star guides guarantee! Remember, guest safety is top priority.

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3. Blue Water Maui – VIP Aloha Nui Snorkel and SCUBA Adventure

Snorkeling in Maui’s waters with vibrant marine life is a must-do activity, but finding the perfect spot on any given day can be tricky. This guided tour from Lahaina takes the guesswork out of your adventure, whisking you away to snorkel vibrant coral gardens and colorful schools of fish alongside fascinating Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Scuba enthusiasts will also find something to enjoy, with options for both experienced and new divers (at an additional cost). In between exploring the underwater world, relax on a provided floating mat or refuel with a delicious lunch and snacks, including fresh fruits, all served onboard the comfortable tour boat. With expert guides leading the way and ensuring you visit the day’s best snorkeling sites, this tour guarantees an unforgettable Maui experience.

VIP Aloha Nui Snorkel and SCUBA Adventure

Majestic Encounters: Whale Watching Tours

Whale watching in Maui is an extraordinary experience, offering a front-row seat to one of nature’s most magnificent spectacles. From December to April, the warm waters around Maui become a haven for humpback whales migrating from Alaska to breed and give birth.

These majestic creatures can often be seen breaching, tail slapping, and spouting, creating unforgettable moments for onlookers. Whale watching tours provide an up-close encounter with these gentle giants, guided by knowledgeable experts who share insights into their behavior and biology. Whether you’re on a boat tour or observing from the shore, whale watching in Maui promises awe-inspiring sights and lasting memories.

1. Kai Kanani – Whale Watch Adventure

This trip offers a shuttle service from Wailea Resort where you head to the launching spot at Maluaka Beach in Makena. Join Kai Kanani for an unforgettable encounter with humpback whales in their winter home. Witness them play, bask in the sun, and even give birth to new calves in the peaceful Hawaiian waters.  They’re so confident you’ll have an incredible experience, that they offer a “whales or next cruise is free” guarantee.  Book your spot today and create memories that will last a lifetime!


2. Sea Maui – 2 Hour Whale Watch

Experience the magic of humpback whales in Maui during their winter migration (December 15th – April 15th)! Witness these majestic creatures calve and train their young in the warm, sheltered waters off Ka’anapali. Their expert naturalists are happy to answer your questions about the whales, or you can simply relax with a beanbag chair, a refreshing cocktail, and enjoy the breathtaking show of nature.

Sea Maui offers an unparalleled level of convenience for your whale watching adventure. They have the easiest check-in location at Whaler’s Village Shopping Center, with the only kiosk right on the beach walk between Leilani’s and Hula Grill. Plus, enjoy the bonus of 4 hours of free parking validation, saving you $20 or more!

The staff, including certified naturalists and lifeguard/CPR-certified crew members, ensures your safety and enjoyment throughout the tour. Indulge in their premium open bar featuring a variety of beverages, or sip on complimentary juice, water, soda, and lemonade. Book your unforgettable whale watching experience with Sea Maui today!

Sea Maui

3. Quicksilver Maui – Whale Watch Tours

Experience whale watching aboard the Quicksilver, a powerful catamaran with two decks that offer excellent vantage points for viewing humpback whales. Whether seated outside on the upper deck or inside the shaded cabin, you’ll feel like you have front-row seats. The captain provides expert commentary on the historical significance of humpback whales in Maui waters and live “play-by-play” narration of their incredible behaviors as you witness them.

This double-deck catamaran offers incredible panoramic views, comfortable table and chair seating, and large stable decks with plenty of space to move around. Enjoy expert narration of whale history and behaviors, and listen to the whales’ songs through an underwater hydrophone. And to keep you refreshed, unlimited ice-cold soda, juice, and water are available onboard. This two-hour tour departs from Ma’alaea Harbor. Book your whale watching adventure with Quicksilver today!

whale watching

Scenic Journeys: Road to Hana Tours

Explore the winding Road to Hana on a guided tour and uncover the hidden beauty of East Maui. Lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking ocean vistas await you on this scenic journey. Let your expert guides navigate the twists and turns while you relax and soak in the sights. These tours often include stops at iconic landmarks like the Three Bears Falls, Waiʻanapanapa State Park with its black sand beach, and fresh local banana bread stands.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Maui as you learn about the significance of these natural wonders. Whether you choose a full-day adventure or a half-day exploration, a Road to Hana tour is a perfect way to experience the magic of Maui’s northeastern coast. Read our suggested tours below!

1. Aloha Motorsports – Road to Hana Slingshot Adventure Tour – Navigation Guided

Combining Maui’s top destination with the ultimate Hawaiian joyride, this tour creates memories that last a lifetime. With completely unobstructed views from the Slingshot’s open-air cockpit, it’s the best way to experience the Road to Hana! Highlights of the trip include multiple waterfalls, lush tropical plants, top-rated beaches, and the Bamboo and Rainbow Eucalyptus forests.

Immerse yourself in Hana as you feel the mist of waterfalls on your face and breathe in the scent of tropical plants. The tour includes the use of a Polaris Slingshot vehicle, with helmets provided for all riders. The pre-loaded, self-guided navigation tour ensures you don’t miss a thing.

Road to Hana Tour

2. Awapuhi Adventures – Road To Hana Adventure

Escape the ordinary with a Road to Hana Adventure custom-built for you! This flexible tour caters to your interests and fitness level, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Just let them know your “must-see” sights or any specific activities you have in mind and they will tailor the itinerary to match your dreams.

This adventure goes beyond the typical half-day Hana tour, offering a deeper exploration of the region’s wonders. Fancy a pre-adventure breakfast? They will make a pitstop at a local gem serving delicious smoothies, juices, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches. Feeling energetic? Opt for a refreshing wake-up hike through a captivating bamboo forest leading to hidden waterfalls.

Prepare to be dazzled by the vibrant colors of the rainbow eucalyptus trees and explore the beauty of Wailua Valley State Park. Several stops along the way offer opportunities for waterfall hikes and refreshing dips in cool pools. You will also visit Pu’a Ka’a State Park and treat your tastebuds to local delights at Coconut Glen, where you can savor vegan ice cream, fresh banana bread, and coconut candy (or even sample some exotic noni juice!). The tour culminates at the magnificent Wainapanapa State Park, also known as Black Sand Beach, with the entrance fee covered for your convenience.

Experience the magic of Maui at your own pace with the Road to Hana Adventure – create memories that last a lifetime!


3. Experience Hawaii – VIP Private Road To Hana Tour With Pickup

Craft your dream Maui experience with this full-day, private Road to Hana tour! Plunge yourself in the lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking beauty of the Hana Highway, all at your own pace. The experienced guides cater to your preferences, whether you desire a leisurely exploration soaking in the scenery of colorful beaches and rainbow eucalyptus trees, or an exhilarating adventure with cliff jumping.

This personalized tour ensures an exceptional experience tailored just for you. Start times are flexible to fit your schedule, and pick-up can be arranged at your hotel lobby, cruise port, or any other convenient location. Relax and enjoy the ride in private transportation with refreshments, snacks, and a knowledgeable guide at your side. A dedicated photographer will also be there to capture your memories throughout the day. Book your private Road to Hana adventure today and discover the magic of Maui!

Experience Hawaii

Fun Things to Do in Maui Conclusion

As we conclude our exploration of the incredible things to do in Maui, it’s clear that this island paradise offers something for every adventurer. From the vibrant underwater world of snorkeling, where you can encounter a variety of marine life, to the awe-inspiring whale watching tours that bring you face-to-face with majestic humpback whales, Maui’s natural wonders never cease to amaze.

And no trip to the island is complete without a journey along the Road to Hana, where lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and scenic vistas await. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or excitement, Maui promises unforgettable experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Maui don’t forget to check out other Maui activities! Mahalo for joining us, and we hope your Maui adventures are as spectacular as the island itself!