Ocean activities make some of the best Maui moments!
Aloha! If you’ve made it to Maui, you likely know that you are standing on part of a unique island chain. Much of the beauty you stand witness to is created by the sea—the beating of the waves against the volcanic rock, the coral reefs growing in the shallows, and the surface of the ocean reflecting the dazzling sunset colors. The list of things you can do here in, on, and above the ocean are almost as long as a humpback whale song, and you will see below that Maui ocean activities are as varied as the fish in the sea.
If you want to see beneath the waves, you’ll be looking at three types of trips: our incredible snorkeling tours to Molokini and Lanai, our scuba diving trips, and our submarine excursions. The fish you’ll see here look like they swam right out of a stained glass window; they are almost too beautiful to comprehend. You’ll love watching the sea creatures whether you float above them, swim beside them, or watch them through an enormous viewing window.
When it comes to Maui ocean activities on top of the waves, our surfing lessons are a big favorite! Learn how to understand which waves are catchable, and then learn how to catch them with our fabulous instructors.
Increasing the vessel size just a bit, our kayak tours are essential for those who want to get close to the wildlife, explore relatively quietly, and work their upper body at the same time!
When it comes to romantic Maui ocean activities, sailing tours are an excellent choice. Sunset sails have excellent music and fantastic drinks, and with your love beside you and the tropical sunset above, everything feels just right!
Relaxation, good food, and dancing abound on the lovely dinner cruises. Many of these trips have round trip transportation from your hotel, as well! If you’d prefer to catch your own dinner, however, you’ll want to cast out a line on one of our outstanding fishing trips. You can leave early in the morning or later in the afternoon to try your luck with the big ones!
Sea thrill seekers, look no further: you’ve got to go parasailing above the Pacific! They’ll get you over 45 stories high and then dip your toes into the sea. Also, consider taking a jet ski for a spin to really make some waves—you’ll have 100 acres of ocean at your disposal! Both of these exciting rides can happen for you any day from mid-April to mid-December. The rest of the year, however, the ocean is reserved for migrating whales.
Speaking of, if you’ve come to see the whales from mid-December through mid-April, you’re in luck, because we have some magnificent whale watches for you and your family! Whether you ride with a small raft or a larger craft, you’re sure to see some intelligent humpbacks play!
Click below for more details about the Maui ocean activities that are ready and waiting. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
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Snorkel Molokini and Turtle Town aboard Quicksilver. Glass bottom viewing area, waterslide, fresh water showers, water stairs and an incredible crew make for an unforgettable experience.
With views of Moloka’i, Lana’i, and Maui, this dinner cruise brings the enchantment and magic of the Islands to life.
The humpback whales return to Hawaii for a few months every year to mate and give birth, so Malolo takes you out to see them from December 15th – April 15th. These animals are spectacular! Just the fact that they exist at all, and they are so much bigger than anything you usually encounter is an amazing thing.
Okay, you’re in Maui, and it’s whale season. What do you do? Go on one of the amazing Maui humpback whale watching tours, of course! (Did you think the whales would come to you? Even if your hotel does have really high ceilings, I’m sorry, but I’m not sure any amount of coaxing would bring an adult humpback into the bar for shrimp cocktail; they can grow up to fifty feet long!)
Check in at Maalaea Harbor and cruise on out to snorkel Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens, depending on the weather, for your chance to see a variety of marine life.
Find some of Hawaii’s best underwater photographic opportunities! Breakfast and a trip to snorkel the famous Molokini crater, after which you’ll take a cruise to turtle town for more amazing snorkeling and a deli style lunch.
If you’re short on time, this two-hour adventure package is just what you need. In fifteen minutes, high powered rafts will speed you to Molokini where your will still have over an hour in the water!
This 3 hour snorkel experience is perfect for those not wanting a full day in the hot Maui sun. Snorkel the famous Molokini Crater or Coral Gardens, both with great photo opportunities!
Fish, coral, and even octopus prefer shallow water with lots of light: the deeper you go the less there is to see so the Reefdancer stays on top, while you sit in an air conditioned underwater cabin.