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Things to do in Maui

There are many things to do in Maui, and most activities can be enjoyed by the whole family. For most activities advanced reservations are recommended. You can use the activity map (link on the left hand side of the page) to see where each are located. If you're logged-in you can save Activities to your "Saved Favorites".

Miscellaneous Fun Activities on Maui


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ATV Tours


Kahoma Ranch

In the past All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) were a popular way to get around on Maui, either on or off the road. These days the traffic laws do not permit ATV's to be ridden on the roads or highways and access to many private off road areas is limited. However, some of the larger ranches still permit ATV riding and offer ATV tours.

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Haleakala Downhill Bike Tours




Thousands of downhill biking enthusiasts have experienced this adventure since 1982. Of all the activities on Maui, this bike ride can't be done anywhere else on earth.

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Zipline Tours




Zipline tours are a fairly recent activity to appear on Maui, but Maui zipline tours are certainly one of the most popular activities on Maui and are often booked weeks in advance. These zipline tours are exciting and involve a little hiking as well.

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iPhone GPS Tour Guide


Maui

Maui GPS Tour Guide is a virtual tour guide that talks to you as you drive around Mauai! Using the GPS built into the iPhone, the Tour Guide knows exactly where you are and alerts you to hidden beaches, scenic lookouts, historic sites, hikes, waterfalls and many other Maui attractions.

Maui Air Tours


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Airplane Tours




Fixed wing air tours on Maui can simply fly over the island of Maui but the most popular of them are those that either include the erupting volcanoes of the Big Island of Hawaii or those that include a tour to Father Damiens Leper Colony on the island of Molokai. The Father Damien trips actually land on the famous Kaulapapa Peninsula and tour the leper colony on land for four hours before your airplane comes back to pick you up on your return trip to Maui.

Maui Boat Tours and Adventures


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Dinner Cruises


Maalaea

Dinner cruises usually include: full dinner, an open bar, live entertainment and the best show of all: the islands, the sea, the mountain peaks, clouds, sun, stars, and - as often as heavenly possible - the moon. Maui dinner cruises depart from both Lahaina and Maalaea harbor.

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Dolphin Excursions




Unlike Maui's famous Humpback whales, dolphins are year-round residents of Hawaii and can be seen off all the Hawaiian islands during virtually every month of the year. The best spots to see them off Maui are the Kanaio coastline and off the coast of Lanai.

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Sunset Sails




Many vessels on Maui can take you on a sunset cruise, most leaving from Lahaina harbor. Catamarans, sloops, schooners, and even power vessels - no matter what boat on Maui you take, one thing is certain, it will be the beginning of an evening you will remember for a long time to come.

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Whale Watching Tours




Narration and interpretation of whale movements are provided on Maui whale watching boats. You'll find yourself wanting to know more about these fascinating creatures. Remember that these tours operate between December 15th and May 15th. The very best months of the year to see them are late January through early April when they are on Maui in full force.

Maui Car Touring


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Land Tours




Maui land tours include tours to Haleakala Crater and to the Iao Valley. We even have land tours that travel one way visiting Hana and then return back to central Maui via helicopter.

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Discount Hawaii Car Rentals

Call 1-800-292-1930



Discount Hawaii Car Rental makes renting a car affordable, with rates up to 70% off. Now you can experience all the beauty the Hawaiian islands have to offer at your own leisurely pace. The road to Hana, the gorgeous H1 freeway, Waimea Canyon, or Volcanoes National Park. No deposit, no booking fee, guaranteed reservations, and cancel anytime. Yes, it truly is that easy and convenient!

Maui Golf


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Golf




Maui has long been a favorite vacation destination throughout the world. The islands' lush vegetation, beautiful scenery and world-class beaches make it a natural destination choice for travelers. Vacationers can find fine dining, spectacular attractions and first-class accommodations. It is because of these alluring attractions and more that the golfing world and championship golf have beat a path to Maui's door.

Maui Helicopter Tours


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Helicopter Tours




View isolated valleys, hidden waterfalls, secluded ridges, triple-canopy rainforests, and mountain summits. Some areas are so dense and rugged they are impossible to traverse on foot. Some species of animal and plant life are so isolated in their Maui habitat they exist only in their own little valley and nowhere else in the world. Maui's most popular helicopter tours are probably the 45 minute trips the include a visit to both the crater of Haleakala and Hana but some of the most comprehensive helicopter tours include the full island of Maui and those that fly over Maui's West Maui Mountains and then over Molokai's fantastic northern coastline and Father Damien's leper colony.

Maui Horse Back Riding and Ranch Adventures


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Horseback Riding




Riding stables and working ranches are located from Kapalua in West Maui to Makena in South Maui and from Waihee Valley to Hana. All will want to know your level of experience so you can be matched up with a horse that will be appropriate. If you're a beginner, don't worry, we've seen your kind before. If you're a veteran equestrian we have rides that are a bit more challenging.

Maui Kayaking


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Kayaking Tours




Kayaking tours are some of the most marine intensive excursions that are offered on Maui. These Maui activities are usually two to three hours in length but can be longer. Early morning is usually the best time for these kayak tours when the ocean is calm and still. Many areas along Maui's coastline provide great spots for kayaking but some of the best are Turtle Town off South Maui, 1000 peaks off west Maui and Honolua Bay off the coast of Maui's northwest shore.

Maui Luaus and Nightime Entertainment


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Luaus




A party. Food, drink, dance, music and much aloha. Hawaii is the only place where you can attend truly authentic Hawaiian luaus. Maui is well known to have some of the very best luaus in the State of Hawaii. We highly recommend you take one in while you're on Maui but remember to book early as some of the very best Maui luaus are often booked many weeks in advance.

Maui Scuba Diving


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Scuba Diving




There are many wonderful scuba diving spots on Maui. Probably the best known is Molokini crater. Many people snorkel there but scuba divers have a much wider range. They can dive the crater, the outer reef, or Molokini's backside "wall" which appears to descend straight down and disappear into the abyss. Many scuba enthusiasts think this is the most exciting dive of all. Another popular dive is off the shoreline of Maui's island neighbor, Lanai.

Other Fun Activities on Maui


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Molokini Snorkel




Molokini Island Crater is actually the tip of an extinct volcano, barely peeking above the ocean surface between Maui and Kahoolawe. Visibility is often 150 feet, tropical fish are everywhere, and its sheer cliffs and rugged beauty are often the focus of professional photographers. Snorkel trips to Molokini will often include a second location off the coast of South Maui called Turtle Town.

Maui Sport Fishing


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Fishing Charters




Maui's deep sea fishing charters usually depart from either Lahaina or Maalaea Harbors. These fishing charters come in 4 hour, 6 hour or 8 hour tours and can be either "share boats" where you go out with other anglers or "private charters" in which you rent the entire boat for just yourself or your family and friends. The very best are probably the 6 and 8 hour trips which allow you the time to get to the deeper waters where the big fish are generally found.

Maui Surfing Lessons


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Surfing Lessons




Hawaii and surfing are inseparable to many people. After all, it was the sport of the ancient Hawaiians and is even more popular today. Maui's abundant coastline offers big waves for veteran surfers and spots suitable for beginners.

Maui Tennis


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Kapalua Tennis Courts

Call 808-665-9112

800 Kapalua Drive

An award-winning facility, expert instruction with Peter Burwash International professionals, year-round tournaments and events, a fully stocked pro shop, tennis camps and a splendid natural setting.

Maui Spa, Message & Yoga


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Spa and Massage Treatments




Spas are Hawaii's hottest trend. The islands are the perfect place to experience an authentic spa that simply makes you feel fantastic! Treat yourself to a visit at one of Maui's day spas. Soothing massages, beautifying facials and nurturing body wraps are just a few of the heavenly spa treatments that provide a healing break from your fast-paced world. A day spa is a space of calm where men and women can fulfill their need for tranquility and give their bodies care and attention to renew. The experience of a full-afternoon scrub, aromatic massage and facial beneath swaying coconut palms or within a private mountainside aromatic botanical garden is yours to have!