WATER ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI
When picturing Hawaii, the ocean is likely one of the top things that come to mind. It features crystal blue water, amazing tropical wildlife, and the famous surf has built a name for the Hawaiian Islands. The island of Maui is no exception when it comes to endless ocean activities.
With snorkeling, fishing charters, sailing, canoeing, rafting, whale watching, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, submarine tours, parasailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and so much more – who can resist an adventure into those warm blue waters?
To watch pro surfers in action, head to Honolulu Bay and Hookipa Beach near Lower Paia during winter big wave season.
With tours, lessons, and charters, there are plenty of opportunities for guided exploration. Check out the list below for our local recommendations from everything to the best rental shops to kid-friendly tour packages.
Please call us at 808-344-9570 for more information or for help reserving any of the below activities.
SURF OR SUP LESSONS
Catch a wave & learn to Hang Ten with a surf or SUP lesson! Whether you choose a group, semi-private, or private one-on-one lesson you will be in great hands and guaranteed to stand up! Each lesson includes land and water instruction by professional, friendly instructors! All ages welcome!
(board, all gear and instruction included)
There’s a reason Maui is considered a world-class destination for all types of windsports. From the early days of windsurfing, to kiteboarding and foiling, to the latest sport called winging, Maui’s consistently windy climate, warm waters, and huge coastline make it THE spot for beginners and pros alike to enjoy the thrill of harnessing the full power of wind and ocean.
Book a single lesson, multi-day course, or just rent the equipment you need to get out on the water.
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, experience the thrill of scuba diving on Maui. Expert scuba instructors ensure a safe, exhilarating experience that is sure to be the highlight of your Maui vacation. Beginner scuba diving lessons, private shore dives, and PADI certification courses available. Or try the new ScubaJet, a lightweight but powerful underwater scooter found nowhere else in Lahaina!
SNORKEL & SNUBA
Not up for full-blown scuba diving but still want to get a taste of the magical underwater world off of Maui? Try a snorkel or snuba adventure! Explore the ocean life up close – safely and easily – with a patented system that connects you and your dive partner to an inflatable raft, which follows alongside you on the surface to support your air tank. Dive up to 10 feet deep without the extensive training and gear associated with scuba diving. Just a quick 15-minute lesson and you’re on your way.
And if you just want to snorkel, that is fine too. You’ll still get an incredible view of the beautiful view under the sea. Open to anyone at least eight years old and in good health. A thrill the whole family can enjoy together!
Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets ever aboard this sleek sailing catamaran. The focus of this excursion will be high-tech sailing in West Maui’s trade-winds Hula Girl is decked out with Spectra racing sails and will be sure to please even the most passionate sailor while offering luxury and comfort from bow to stern with cushioned on deck seating.
You are always welcome to join the Captain on the VIP Fly Bridge with panoramic views and couch seating!
Tour departs from the famous Kaanapali Beach, in front of Leilani’s Restaurant, located at the Whaler’s Village, just a short beach walk from most major Kaanapali resorts. Parking is available at the Whaler’s Village for a fee.
MOLOKINI SNORKEL ADVENTURE
The morning snorkel to the Molokini crater is approximately 5 hours (7:30am-12:30pm). This trip is a lot of fun yet relaxing at the same time on a spacious power catamaran! This 48ft power catamaran can take up to 49 people but the owners only allow up to 30 people on the boat for a very intimate experience with an excellent crew who will take care of you and make sure you have everything for a great experience. On this tour you get to see extensive marine life while you snorkel/SNUBA at the Molokini crater which is a protected marine reserve approximately 3 miles off the southern coast of Maui. After snorkeling and exploring that area, you will get back on the beautiful catamaran and the captain will then take you to a second location to look for the dolphins, whales and to snorkel – keep an eye out for the green sea turtles and spotted eagle rays. This is a morning trip – when the water is typically the most clear, calm and glassy.
(breakfast, lunch, refreshments, open bar & snorkel gear included)
ULTIMATE WHALE WATCH
Rated #1 best whale watch tour on Maui for any level of whale watchers. The fast and safe rafting vessels are low to the water and perfect for close whale watching encounters and small groups making every seat a front-row seat! Every ticket supports active marine research and the whale entanglement response team
Whether you are new to fishing or just new to the island, our guided tour offers just what you need to become familiar with local fishing and the techniques you need to land more fish. It is ideal for both the serious angler who wants a local guide or the family of beginners who want to have a fun day on the beach fishing for our local reef fish. This three-hour tour is focuses on using local techniques and includes all necessary gear. Tours available daily with 48 hours notice.