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  • Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

    1. Lahaina, Maui: Lana'i Snorkeling and Dolphin Encounter

    See an entirely new island in Hawaii on a catamaran cruise to Lanai. Start the day with Hawaiian music and a local breakfast. Listen to your captain chat about this slice of paradise, and keep a look out for spinner dolphins jumping in the air.

    Arrive at the first site on the coast of Lanai, and explore the underwater world with a crew member in the water at all times. Take advantage of the waterslide for an extra slice of fun.

    Marvel at the marine life as you snorkel beneath towering cliffs up to 300 feet high. Be among the few to snorkel at remote locations with great visibility, such as Shark Fin Rock and Manele Bay. Get a spectacular view of the West Maui Mountains as you enjoy an adult beverage and Quicksilver Crew Trivia on the trip back to Lahaina.

    Excellent experience, the captain was very informative and entertaining. We learned a lot about the islands while enjoying the ride. Snorkeling was great and we even stopped to swim in the deep blue and saw a pod of dolphins with babies. A great experience all in all.

  • Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    2. Maui: Molokini and Turtle Town Snorkel Tour with Lunch

    Your snorkeling tour to the Molokini Crater and Turtle Town begins at Maalaea harbor, where you'll board the boat. Start the day off right with a breakfast of eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls, donuts, coffee, fruit, and juice. Located off the south shore of Kihei and rising 300 feet (91 meters) out of the water, the extinct volcanic cone of Molokini provides the opportunity to see native Hawaiian marine life in their natural habitat. Spot manta rays, fish, and sharks, who swim around the coral year-round. Molokini is protected as a marine preserve and bird sanctuary, so you can expect pristine conditions. Use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world and take advantage of the two water slides into the water. You can also take a peek at the reef without getting in the water via the glass-bottom viewing room. To ensure safety, a lifeguard will be in the water at all time...

  • Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

    3. Maui: Turtle Town Kayak and Snorkel Tour

    Explore the ocean and see marine wildlife on this family friendly kayaking tour– great for children 5 and up. On this group kayaking tour, you will kayak roughly 2.5 miles through Makena Bay. Turtle Town is known as one of Maui's best kayaking and snorkeling destinations. Spot ocean wildlife as you battle through the blue hawaiian surf. This location is famous for the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle population and exceptional paddling conditions on Maui's calm blue waters. It is also very common to see manta rays and dolphins as well as the Hawaiian monk seal. During whale season (October thru April) you will have the opportunity to see Humpback whales during their annual migration to the Islands to mate and give birth.

    Great experience and fun despite getting sea sick from the kayak. However, the tour guide Jakeb, was extremely helpful and patient with me and hilarious! You will have a great time with Jakeb. Definitely take something for nausea before kayaking, just in case you get sick or the waters a choppier than usual. (5 stars)

  • Maui: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

    4. Maui: Afternoon Snorkel to Coral Gardens or Molokini Crater

    Go snorkeling at one of Maui’s most impressive sites on this relaxing afternoon snorkel trip. Board a catamaran and cruise to either Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens to explore the Pacific underwater world. All equipment is included, and lunch is available as an add-on. Head to the meeting point at Maalaea Harbor for your check-in before boarding the Malalo catamaran. Set sail and admire the beautiful Pacific coastal views as you cruise towards your snorkel site. Your captain will pick the ideal snorkeling location for that day depending on sea and weather conditions. Enjoy $5 hot dogs on board and soda available on board. Jump into the pleasant water and experience the rich marine wildlife at your disposal. Float above the relaxing coral reef and spot colorful parrot fish, yellow tang, cornet fish, and much more. You might even catch a glimpse of a spotted eagle ray. Feel free to ren...

    The crew waa great, got alot of tips from Cesar, for our first time open water snorkeling

  • Maui: 7 Zip Lines and WWII Museum

    5. Maui: 7 Zip Lines and WWII Museum

    Zip across giant eucalyptus trees in upcountry Maui on a 2-hour zipline tour, suitable for the entire family. Swoop from tree to tree on an exhilarating eco-adventure designed for for young and old alike.

    Upon arrival at the historic Camp Maui location, used as a Marine base during World War II, be greeted by friendly guides who’ll help you with all zipline gear. Safety is of utmost importance, and guides go through all procedures to make sure everyone is comfortable.

    Then, go to Boot Camp for a test run on the Trainer Line, and practice your zip techniques. Once everyone graduates from Boot Camp, it's on to Active Duty. Sail across a canopy of giant eucalyptus trees, via a network of 7 ziplines, suspension bridges, and aerial transfer platforms.

    Stay entertained with your guide’s jokes and games en...

    Supee fun! Apprehensive about it?? Seriously don't worry. Its a blast, but not difficult or too scary. Great for whole family. There are steps and a bit of walking.

  • Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

    6. Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

    Elevate your Hawaiian experience with Maui's most authentic luxury Luau at Andaz Maui Wailea Resort. Take part in a beautifully-curated cultural and culinary experience set among our iconic grassy lawn and the sandy shore of Mokapu beach. Take a journey into Polynesian history as your host regales you with the story of the arrival of the Polynesians in Maui. Learn about how ahupua'a was settled and gain insight into Hawaiian values. Marvel at Hula dancers and be thrilled by the fire dancers. Indulge in an ohana (family) style meal, beautifully plated and executed by the executive chef, Isaac Bancaco. Handcrafted cocktails personalized to your liking will also be available to enhance this culinary family style experience. Choose Classic seating if you'd like to be seated in the second row and beyond. Upgrade your party to Premium Seating for a truly VIP experience. Premium sea...

    We've been to a number of Luau's in Hawaii. This one is excellent. Loved that we were served instead of lining up for a buffet. In a buffet, you take what you "think" you want and skip many item. Usually put too much on the plate. They provided just the right amount of everything. So we tried everything. In a buffet you feel hurried to finish before the show. Here the show was integrated so that both can be enjoyed to the fullest. We were fully satisfied with the super delicious courses and the show was absolutely spectacular. Highly recommended.

  • Maui: 3-hour Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

    7. Maui: 3-hour Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

    Your naturalist guide will walk you through the rainforest to two dazzling waterfalls. Here, you can swim in natural pools and practice 10-foot cannonball jumps from safe rock ledges (weather permitting). Along the way, you will learn about the island and its rainforests from your knowledgeable guides. This easy one-mile roundtrip hike is great for families, and multi-generational groups. Snacks and bottled water are included.

    What a fun adventure. Our guide Ran made the hike enjoyable and knowledgeable too. The waterfalls were beautiful.

  • Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

    8. Maui: Honolua Bay Snorkel and Sail from Lahaina Harbor

    Departing from historic Lahaina Harbor, your adventure begins aboard Ocean Spirit, a 65 foot luxury sailing catamaran. Relax and enjoy the sights and the sun while eating a continental breakfast of coffee, pastries and fruit platters as we cruise up the beautiful Ka'anapali coastline to the breathtaking beauty of Honolua Bay.  Honolua Bay is protected as a marine conservation area and is one of Maui’s most scenic snorkel spots. Snorkel at two secluded spots popular with sea turtles, colorful fish, and vibrant coral and enjoy free guided reef tours by a certified Marine Naturalists. Wild dolphin sightings are also common during the journey. You just never know what you'll see and every day is a unique experience. One you're done snorkeling, feast on a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, pork and various mouth-watering salads. Relax as we head out into channel for a thrilling sail back t...

    crew was awesome and taught us about the history and all the different fish and other sea life we saw while snorkeling. great food and drinks and awesome reef with tons of fish and sea turtles...

  • Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

    9. Maui: Whale Watch Kayaking and Snorkel Tour in Kihei

    Kayak through Maui's blue ocean to embark on a whale watching adventure. This tour provides a perspective like no other. Gliding along the water, you will be eye-level with the ocean and can see the marine wildlife up-close and personal. After checking in, your expert guide will provide hands on instruction on how to manage your kayak, from landing, launching, paddling and how to get in and out for the snorkeling component. This tour features "sit on top" kayaks which makes for easy-on/easy-off access. Your guide will launch each kayak, setting you out into the great blue sea. As a group on the water, your guide will brief you about whats planned and where you will visit. To begin your adventure, you will paddle out to search for whales (whales are seasonal here and populations vary yearly). Along the way, your local guide will share island stories, information, folklore, and more. When...

    Our guide, John, was charismatic and knowledgeable. The kayaking was a blast and we got to kayak alongside dolphins! The snorkeling was also excellent, we saw a wide variety of fish and our guide found a huge sea turtle for us to see! Was overall an excellent tour and was the perfect amount of time. Would definitely recommend it and do it again ourselves next time we’re in Maui. Just FYI the whales are only around Jan-March.

  • Maui: Beginners Sea Scooter Snorkeling Experience

    10. Maui: Beginners Sea Scooter Snorkeling Experience

    After gathering with your group, your guides will begin to take their time to teach, show, explain, and entertain each guest in the group. You will have a dedicated and experienced tour guide from start to finish of your activity. You'll spend 10-20 minutes on the beach learning about swimming, snorkeling, and equipment. Following that you will spend 20-30 minutes in the shallow water to practice swimming and snorkeling complete with life jackets or other flotation devices. Once you get comfortable with the water and can float freely in shallow water, you will practice going to the deeper water (10-20 feet) for 5-10 minutes. The fun then starts with the sea scooters. Once you have learned how to breathe with your snorkel and float on the surface of the water with your life jacket, you will go in search of turtles and other sea marine life. Your guides will then take you to one of the b...

    Tristan and the whole crew were amazing. For a beginner this is exactly what I needed. He’s stoked the hunger that I have to continue to snorkel and enjoy the ocean’s beauty. I’m grateful for the experience and can’t wait to come back and do it again

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What people are saying about Maui

It was a great trip! We got to see so much and our guide, Del, was awesome. He definitely made the trip so much better. If you get motion sickness easily, be prepared. The roads can make you nauseous. But in the end, it's worth it. You'll see so many great places. My personal favorite being the Black Sand Beach. Great views, great sand, being in the water is also fun. I definitely recommend doing a tour rather than driving it yourself. It's a much better experience.

Best experience ever! If you are in Maui this is a must. Preston was an amazing guide, he knows so much about the island and is one of the sweetest people you will meet. The views are phenomenal. Dress in layers as it’s 45 degrees or colder all the way on top with wind. Well worth the early pick up!

This was a great experience. The guide knew all about the local plants the land etc. Landing I the rain forest was incredible. I am so glad we booked this trip.

What a fun adventure. Our guide Ran made the hike enjoyable and knowledgeable too. The waterfalls were beautiful.

Loved our guide “Handsome”. Loved the adventure. Beautiful!